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Black & White Ice Cream Brownie


Black-and-white Chocolate Brownie

(NAPSI) — Whip up this chocolaty treat:

Makes 9 servings

Aluminum foil and parchment paper

Your favorite brownie recipe, or 1 box (18.4 ounces) brownie mix

3 cups Dreyer’s/Edy’s® Vanilla Ice Cream

3 cups Dreyer’s/Edy’s Chocolate Ice Cream

Dulce de leche caramel (optional)


November 25, 2013 |

Brother, can you spare a dime…


By Frank J. Rich

If you’re trying to build something important at work, wouldn’t you like to know that others are supportive. If you’re working hard—and careful to pay daily homage to the triune gods of productivity, efficiency, and lowered costs—wouldn’t you like to know that others are working with you?; the government, for instance.

In the 1932 Depression song “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” the lyricists juxtaposed an age-old conundrum that reveals little results for the work expended. Despite their lofty review of accomplishments, the forlorn cry of the beleaguered spoke volumes about their ultimate condition— at the end of a bread line hoping for better. At this time, perhaps, unlike any other in our brief history, people could depend on the government. (more…)

November 25, 2013 |

Crock Pot Picante Chicken with Black Bean Soup


This makes a nice amount of soup, perfect for freezing and reheating for a second night, or for lunch on the go. I love this topped with avocado and sour cream to mellow the heat, but it would also be great with a little cheese on top why not!

It’s mildly spicy, not over the top. If you want it milder you can leave the ancho chile powder out. I pureed one of the cans of beans to thicken the soup, and left the second can whole for texture. Next time I may even add some sweet corn! A filling, wholesome, high-fiber meal for only 300 calories, or Weight Watchers 6 points plus. Freezer friendly, and gluten-free. (more…)

November 21, 2013 |

10 Percent in 2017


By Frank J. Rich

Winter’s ravages are never so near as when seen. Despite familiarity with her storms and their demands on us to protect “house and home,” at least for Northerners across the land, most don’t check the conditions (or supply) of snow shovels until the white stuff arrives. What is apparent in any conversation about the weather is often left unattended until the moment we adjust to its insistence. (more…)

November 19, 2013 |
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