WEEKLY CONTEST #1: “The Boys are Back”

Like free? Like Starbuck’s? How about both?

Yes, you say? Then read on, and enter for your chance to win a $5 Starbucks gift card from me.

Here’s the deal:

1. Before the  beginning of tomorrow night’s Yankees vs. Tigers game (Saturday, October 1, 2011), read my blog post “The Boys Are Back.”

2. As a comment on that blog post (facebook or twitter comments, or comments on this post are invalid), answer this question: I have two favorite Baseball movies. What are they?

3. Only one comment/entry per person.

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The Boys are Back

It’s one of the oldest American pasttimes. October Fever starts a day early this year. I’m pleased to announce that yet again, my favorite baseball team ever, the New York Yankees, are in the division play-offs. Tonight’s going to be the first game. Home field advantage. Against the Detroit Tigers. Were Detroit playing anyone else, I’d root for them. But they’re not. They’re playing the Yankees. And I’m nothing if not a die-hard Yankees fan.

My love of the Yankees has always been. I’ve rooted for the Tigers, the Twins, even the Brewers… all part of my Midwest heritage. But … read the rest. . .

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Cider

Since October is nearly upon us with it’s crisp cool weather and fun holiday gatherings about to start, I thought I’d share my own cider recipe. It’s been a hit at family gatherings for years, and stores nicely in the fridge for up to a week … if it lasts that long!

I love the versatility of this great party drink. You can serve it hot or cold, by itself or mixed with a citrus soda or even light champagne. Even cider-haters like this beverage, right, Matt? ;)

INGREDIENTS:
1 orange, zested, sliced
1 gallon apple cider (non-sparkling)
6 … read the rest. . .

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