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Godfrey’s Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

Todd Simcox

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:1.5 each romaine lettuce hearts3 oz. croutons 2 oz. Asiago cheese, shredded6 oz. chicken breast, boneless and skinless2 oz. Caesar dressingDirections:1.Marinade chicken breast in balsamic vinaigrette for a few hours, preferably overnight. Chicken can be marinated in your favorite marinade if you choose.2.Grill chicken breast until done. Remove from grill and keep warm.3.Place romaine in a bowl, add the croutons, cheese and Caesar dressing. Toss to coat.4.Place the salad on a serving plate.5.Slice the chicken breast then place on top of salad.6.Sprinkle with more Asiago cheese and serve. Enjoy!

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Local Notes

Updated 1 year ago

THERE WILL BE A REUNION AT BLACK MOUNTAIN IN RUMFORD ON MARCH 14th. THE NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN NORDIC SKIING ARE AT THE MOUNTAIN THIS YEAR. ATTENDING THE EVENT WILL BE SIX MEMBERS OF THE US TEAM FROM 1952.THE GROUP WENT TO THE OLYMPIC TRIALS THAT YEAR AND CHUMMY BROOMHALL WAS A TWO TIME OLYMPIAN.BROOMHALL LATER GAVE 300 ACRES OF LAND IN RUMFORD TO START A SKI FACILITY. IT LATER BECAME THE BLACK MOUNTAIN SKI AREA.HE AND FIVE OTHERS PLAN ON ATTENDING THE NCAA EVENT LATER THIS MONTH.ASHLEY AMES OF DEXTER HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE YEAR IN THE SUNRISE CONFERENCE. AMES PLAYS FOR UMAINE FT. KENT AND JUST LEAD HER TEAM TO A THIRD CONFERENCE TITLE IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS. AMES AND UMAINE FT. KENT HEADING THIS WEEKEND TO IOWA TO PLAY IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT.

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Starting Your Own Business- Part 1

Updated 1 year ago

Ready to start your own business? Early mistakes can cost you money. Here are some tips recently featured in the Wall Street Journal that could help you get a solid footing. This week and next we will cover the ten questions to ask yourself before you begin your new enterprise. Are you willing and able to bear a financial risk? – Can you go without being paid for a while, or being paid less? You may end up far ahead, but it probably won’t be perfect in the beginning, and that’s a possible understatement. Are you willing to sacrifice your lifestyle for a time, possibly years? – Getting started could mean a lot of hours and evenings or weekends of work. It might not all be meetings, but could be paperwork to catch up on the day’s events. Is your partner on board? If earnings are erratic, it sure helps to have the person who loves you on your team. The WSJ article quoted a business coach who related that men frequently start businesses and don’t even tell their wives…! Do you like all (most) aspects of running a business? You probably have a particular skill, electrical or design, but you will also have to keep some records, market yourself, and have a general business plan. Early on, these jobs will be all yours. Can you make decisions on the “fly” – with no answer key? With this new business, all the decisions are new and made by you. In studies, researchers have found that successful entrepreneurs like decision making. If that’s not your style, this venture could be much harder for you. Don’t miss next week for the next five important tips that may save you money with your business start-up.Marion R. Syversen, MBA – PresidentNorumbegaFinancial207.862.2952Marion@NorumbegaFinancial.com Check out or website that includes weekly streaming videosWWW.NorumbegaFinancial.com Voted Bangor’s Best Financial Planning Firm 2008 by Market Surveys of America In compliance with requirements from FINRA, all e-mail sent via the WSFG domain will be subject to review and archiving by Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. Email management, archiving & monitoring technology powered by Smarsh, Inc. Disclosure:Only securities and advisory services offered through Wall Street Financial Group, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/SIPC. Norumbega Financial and Wall Street Financial Group, Inc., are separate entities, independently owned and operated.

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Godfrey’s Granola Yogurt Parfait

Todd Simcox

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:3 oz. granola3 oz. blueberries4 strawberries, 6 oz. fruit yogurt1 oz. toasted almonds½ banana1. Place half of the granola in a parfait glass.2. Top the granola with half the yogurt.3. Top the yogurt with half the blueberries.4. Top the blueberries with half the strawberries.5. Add the remaining granola.6. Add the remaining yogurt.7. Add the remaining blueberries.8. Add the remaining strawberries.9. Cut the banana in half and place on top of parfait.10. Top with toasted almonds and a strawberry. 11. Enjoy!

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Valentine’s Day at Home with Chef Dave

Todd Simcox

Updated 1 year ago

Chef Dave at the Muddy Rudder shows us how to make a fantastic Valentine’s Day Dinner for under $25.Stuffed artichokeSnip ends of all leaves on the artichoke. Peal the stem. Cut artichoke in half and clean the center out. Steam for aprox. 12 minutes or until fork tender. Fill the inside with crab stuffing. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Top with lobster and hollandaise sauce.Chicken with a cherry saucePoach chicken breast for 15 minutes. Remove from stock and place in hot pan. Sear until golden brown. Deglaze with chicken stock. Add cherries and butter with flour to form sauce. Serve with starch and vegetable.Roasted pearCut pear in half and core center. Brush with butter and roast at 350 for 20 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Fill with sweetened marscapone cheese. Drizzle with favorite sauce.

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Jolain’s Gourmet’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Todd Simcox

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:1 oreo cookie pie crust1 cup peanut butter½ cup milk1 cup confectioner’s sugar1 8oz. package cream cheese (room temp)1 teaspoon vanilla1 package cool whip, thawedDirections:In a mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add sugar, milk and vanilla until creamy. Fold into cool whip. Pour into pie crust, cover and freeze for about 6 hours.

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A Case Study

Updated 1 year ago

It’s unfortunate that he has insufficient assistance through work, but that’s the benefit of having your own advisor as you have someone with whom to consult. But how can you do this on your own Get to the web site of your company plan. You will have a number of allocation choices available. They will range from a money market account, which usually has an interest rate of about 1- 2 %, to mutual funds that feature U.S. stocks, U.S. bonds, and international choices. There may also be “sector funds” which may feature leisure companies, real estate or energy holdings.

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Valentine’s Day at Home with Chef Dave

Updated 1 year ago

Stuffed artichoke

Snip ends of all leaves on the artichoke. Peal the stem. Cut artichoke in half and clean the center out. Steam for aprox. 12 minutes or until fork tender. Fill the inside with crab stuffing. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Top with lobster and hollandaise sauce.

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Jolain’s Gourmet’s 7 Layer Dip

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:

1 cup sour cream

2 packages of taco seasoning

1 cup salsa

1 cup guacamole

1 cup lettuce

4 oz. chopped black olives

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 cup chopped tomatoes

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Jolain’s Gourmet’s Gingered Shrimp Cocktail

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:

1 lb. cooked, peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp

cup soy sauce

2 teaspoons chopped gingerroot

cup white vinegar

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons apple juice

1 teaspoons salt

2 or 3 green onions, sliced thin

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Your Investment Allocation

Updated 1 year ago

I meet with folks who think that there is one rule for figuring out one’s investment allocation. I disagree with that notion. There are several factors that help determine your allocation choices.

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Joelain’s Gourmet’s Manicotti with Ricotta Filling

Wayne Harvey

Updated 1 year ago

Pasta Ingredients:4 eggs1 cup water1 cup flourRicotta Filling Ingredients:1 lb. ricotta cheese1 T bread crumbs1 t sugar1 t parsley flakesdash of black pepper1 eggPreparation:In a medium size bowl, beat egg with fork, add all other ingredients and finish mixing with fork. Cover and set aside in the fridge. Mix pasta ingredients together with mixer until smooth. Use a small nonstick pan, set heat to medium on cooktop, let pan heat up a bit and then put 2 tablespoons of mixture in pan and swish around to look like a mini pancake. Let cook until edges start to curl slightly, remove from pan and stack them as you make each one.After they are all done, remove ricotta mixture from fridge, add 1 tablespoon of mixture to the middle of the mini pasta pancake and roll, put some of your favorite pasta sauce in the bottom of the casserole dish and place rolls in dish. Cover with more sauce and bake covered at 350° for 25-30 minutes. For convection cooking, reduce cooking time to 20 minutes.

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Jolain’s Gourmet’s Manicotti with Ricotta Filling

Updated 1 year ago

Pasta Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 cup water

1 cup flour

Ricotta Filling Ingredients:

1 lb. ricotta cheese

1 T bread crumbs

1 t sugar

1 t parsley flakes

dash of black pepper

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Back to Basics

Updated 1 year ago

What’s a mutual fund

A mutual fund is a portfolio, a mix of stocks aond/or bonds, that help you diversify your investment. Mutual funds allow you to spread your money around to different investments. If you only own stock in Bank of America or General Motors you might experience a significant loss to your investment if these stocks decreased in value. However, in a mutual fund you might hold 50 or even 100 different companies’ stock in just one fund, so if one stock within the fund drops in value it potentially has less of an impact on your total investment. Please note that a mutual fund maylose value and the price of a mutual fund share will fluctuate daily depending upon the performance of the underlying securities held by the fund

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Dysart’s Football Party Recipes

Updated 1 year ago

Buffalo Sauce
(Mild)

6 oz Frank’s Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
2 oz Frank’s Extra Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce
32 oz Butter (melted)
3 oz White Vinegar

Mix all ingredients together.

Buffalo Sauce
(Medium)

16 oz Mild Buffalo Sauce (above recipe)
16 oz Frank’s Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce

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Make 2009 the year you learn more about your money!

Updated 1 year ago

Adult Education programs throughout the state provide many inexpensive classes to help you. Adult education focuses on five areas: Literacy, high school completion, college preparation, business training and personal enrichment.

Augusta:Making the Most of Your money

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Sherri’s Meatloaf the China Dine-ah

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:

2-2.5 lbs. 80/20 ground beef

cup oatmeal

1 egg

1 package Lipton onion soup mix

cup ketchup

cup finely chopped red and green peppers

cup milk

- lb. bacon

Directions:

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China Dine-ahs’ White Wine Cream Sauce

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:

1 quarts heavy cream (room temperature)

cup minced shallot

lb. butter

cup flour

cup white wine

Directions:

In a saucepan, melt butter. Add shallots and cook until tender. Add flour and mix to make a smooth blond roux. Deglaze with white wine until it becomes a paste. Slowly add cream while whisking. Add slat and pepper to taste. Strain through a fine sieve or cheesecloth.

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China Dine-ah’s Seafood Stuffing

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:

lb. butter

onion, minced

2 stalks celery sliced thin

1 lb. Ritz crackers, crushed

1 T minced parsley

salt and pepper to taste

cup white wine

lb. Maine shrimp

lb. scallops

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The China Dine-ah’s Crab Cakes

Updated 1 year ago

Ingredients:

1 lb. crabmeat

1 egg

1 cup white bread crumbs (1/4 cup for recipe mixture, cup for breading)

cup mayo

cup stone ground Dijon

1 teaspoon dill

Instructions:

Mix together all ingredients. Roll 2 oz. scoops of mixture into the cup of bread crumbs. Saut in butter until crisp on both sides.

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