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  • Save This, Buy That Recipe: Muffin Tin Eggs

    Save This, Buy That Recipe: Muffin Tin Eggs

    | May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Ingredients: Cupcake tin Eggs Parmesan Cheese/cheese Pam / non-stick spray Choice of veggie Pinch Salt Pinch Pepper Choice of bread Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Spray cupcake tins with non-stick spray Crack egg into each cupcake tin Stir yolk if you want your egg to be scrambled, add pinch of salt and pepper. Add [...]

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  • Our Top 4 Tips For Getting Grill Ready

    Our Top 4 Tips For Getting Grill Ready

    | May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

    To prevent food from sticking, lightly coat the grate with a high-smoking-temperature oil such as peanut or corn oil before turning on the grill. Grills clean up best when slightly warm. After cooking, scrub the grate with a wire brush or a crumpled-up ball of aluminum foil held with a pair of stiff tongs. When [...]

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  • Memorial Day Fun!

    Memorial Day Fun!

    | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

    May 23-25 Roanoke Festival in the Park, Downtown Roanoke 4 stages of entertainment Kids activities Arts and Crafts Food May 26 D-Day Memorial, Bedford VA Free admission until noon Program begins at 11 “A special ceremony to officially recognize the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms” Bring your own chair May 24 [...]

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  • Save This, Buy That Recipe: Fruit Popsicles

    Save This, Buy That Recipe: Fruit Popsicles

    | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Ingredients: Dixie Cups Popsicle sticks (we used forks since we already had them) 1/3 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup orange juice 1/3 cup frozen strawberries   Directions: Divide blueberries, strawberries equally between 7-8 Dixie cups Position your popsicle sticks in the middle of each cup Top with orange juice Freeze for at least 4 hours [...]

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  • Why Rent When You Can Own?

    Why Rent When You Can Own?

    | May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Rule #1: Play it smart. Why throw away your money on rent? It’s silly. Invest in a home that you can call your own. Think mortgages are too pricey? Most likely it’s just as much as your rent.   We get it – you think mortgages are some kind of huge commitment, kind of like [...]

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Save This Buy That: BBQ Chicken

Save This Buy That: BBQ Chicken

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients: -2 pounds boneless skinless chicken -1 tablespoon olive oil -1 large onion, finely chopped -3 cloves garlic, finely chopped -1/3 cup apple cider vinegar -1 cup ketchup -1/2 cup water -1/4 cup dark brown sugar -1 tablespoon yellow mustard -1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce -Hot sauce -Garlic salt and fresh ground pepper -6 rolls of [...]

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Endless Budget-Friendly Options at The Candy Store

Endless Budget-Friendly Options at The Candy Store

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

   The saying, ‘like a kid in a candy shop’ definitely rang true on Friday, May 23. Walking into The Candy Store on East Campbell Avenue in downtown Roanoke, the marketing team’s eyes widened like deer in headlights. The walls were covered with candy of all kinds and we all turned into kids saying, ‘whoa, [...]

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Save This, Buy That: Cheeseburger Onion Casserole

Save This, Buy That: Cheeseburger Onion Casserole

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients: 1 lb. of lean ground beef or turkey 1 package of taco seasoning 1 can of diced tomatoes 1/2 small onion, diced 2 cups of cooked macaroni ¼ block of Velvetta cheese Directions: In large skillet cook ground beef Add onion once beef is slightly pink. Continue to cook until beef is browned. Drain [...]

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Celebrate Your Fella: Top 10 Gift Ideas For Your Fella

Celebrate Your Fella: Top 10 Gift Ideas For Your Fella

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s time to celebrate all the fella’s in your life – young or old we have the Top 10 Gifts to make him feel special this year! Survival Credit Card: ($5) A handy-dandy credit card tool is just what the fella in your life needs. I mean this thing has 11 tools in one – [...]

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Goody Bags Bring Happiness To Roanoke

Goody Bags Bring Happiness To Roanoke

| June 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Life is full of amazing moments, but one that particularly stands out is an act of kindness. It has a tendency of pulling at your heartstrings, especially when it’s for someone in need. On May 16, our very own marketing team stuffed and delivered goody bags to the Samaritan Inn. The Samaritan Inn is not [...]

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Best Spent #MOments: Adopting a Dog

Best Spent #MOments: Adopting a Dog

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Shauna   Starting a new job, being away from my family and friends and living alone in a one-bedroom apartment was hard, especially in a new city. I felt completely alone and I needed a friend – a fur baby friend. They got it all wrong when they said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” [...]

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Save This, Buy That Recipe: Muffin Tin Eggs

Save This, Buy That Recipe: Muffin Tin Eggs

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients: Cupcake tin Eggs Parmesan Cheese/cheese Pam / non-stick spray Choice of veggie Pinch Salt Pinch Pepper Choice of bread Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Spray cupcake tins with non-stick spray Crack egg into each cupcake tin Stir yolk if you want your egg to be scrambled, add pinch of salt and pepper. Add [...]

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Our Top 4 Tips For Getting Grill Ready

Our Top 4 Tips For Getting Grill Ready

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

To prevent food from sticking, lightly coat the grate with a high-smoking-temperature oil such as peanut or corn oil before turning on the grill. Grills clean up best when slightly warm. After cooking, scrub the grate with a wire brush or a crumpled-up ball of aluminum foil held with a pair of stiff tongs. When [...]

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Memorial Day Fun!

Memorial Day Fun!

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

May 23-25 Roanoke Festival in the Park, Downtown Roanoke 4 stages of entertainment Kids activities Arts and Crafts Food May 26 D-Day Memorial, Bedford VA Free admission until noon Program begins at 11 “A special ceremony to officially recognize the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms” Bring your own chair May 24 [...]

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Save This, Buy That Recipe: Fruit Popsicles

Save This, Buy That Recipe: Fruit Popsicles

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ingredients: Dixie Cups Popsicle sticks (we used forks since we already had them) 1/3 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup orange juice 1/3 cup frozen strawberries   Directions: Divide blueberries, strawberries equally between 7-8 Dixie cups Position your popsicle sticks in the middle of each cup Top with orange juice Freeze for at least 4 hours [...]

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