National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day! – How do you like your Pigs-In-A-Blanket?

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Today is National Pigs-In-A-Blanket Day! This delicious finger food is popular with kids and cocktail party guests all across the world. In fact, there are many different cultures that have their own unique twist on this comfort food classic.

In the United Kingdom, pigs-in-a-blanket are small sausages wrapped in bacon. People traditionally serve them as Christmas dinner appetizers. In Israel, kids enjoy Moshe Ba’Teiva (Moses in the Ark), which are miniature hot dogs rolled in a ketchup-covered puff pastry and baked in the oven. In the United States, pigs-in-a-blanket are hot dogs or Vienna sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked until golden brown. Yum!

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No matter where you are or how you decide to cook your pigs-in-a-blanket, make this tasty finger food for dinner tonight and serve it with a side of ketchup.

Tell us how do you like your Pigs-In-A-Blanket?

Native American Actors Quit Adam Sandler Film after Offensive Stereotype insults – What do you think, should have the actors quit?

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According Yahoo UK, a group of Native American actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie, complaining about offensive stereotypes.

Loren Anthony told the Associated Press news agency he and eight other actors left the production of The Ridiculous Six on Wednesday.

He said the filmmakers had rejected their concerns about the satirical Western’s portrayal of Apache culture.

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Anthony said producers told them to leave if they felt offended by the script, which he said included offensive names for Native American female characters.

A spokesman for Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison Productions, did not immediately comment.

But Netflix, which will release The Ridiculous Six, defended the film.

“The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous,” a Netflix spokesperson told Deadline on Thursday.

“It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularised, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of – but in on – the joke.” 

Nick Nolte and Steve Buscemi co-star in the movie, which began shooting this month in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.

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Credit: Actor Loren Anthony stands next to a seated Adam Sandler on the set of ‘Ridiculous Six.’

What do you think, should have the actors quit or did they just overreact?

Happy National Picnic Day!!! – Enjoy the day with your Family

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It’s National Picnic Day! People have been eating their meals outside in the beauty of nature for centuries. In fact, our modern-day idea of a picnic evolved from Medieval hunting feasts and Victorian garden parties. These were usually quite sophisticated affairs, which involved multiple courses and elaborate preparations.

During the early 19th century a group of wealthy London citizens formed “The Picnic Society” to promote picnics as social gatherings. These picnics were potlucks, and each participant also had to provide a share of the entertainment. The society members drank from crystal goblets and listened to a live string quartet while eating their meal! Today, picnics are usually casual meals enjoyed on a comfortable picnic blanket.

To celebrate National Picnic Day, take your meal outdoors and enjoy a picnic with your friends and family!

Happy National Cherry Cheesecake Day!!! – No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Pie Recipe

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INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  • Blend cream cheese and sugar.
  • Fold in frozen dessert topping.
  • Press into graham cracker crust, spreading cream cheese mixture up sides.
  • Bottom will be covered and there will be a ring of cream cheese mixture about 1 inch wide around pie.
  • Pour cherry pie filling into center.

Chill at least 3 hours.

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Robert Downey, Jr. walks out of an interview when asked about his father & drug filled past – Do you think he made a good call to walk out?

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Most celebrity interviews aren’t meant to be challenging. The actor, actress, or director wants to promote their movie, you want to talk to Iron Man about getting paid to smash things for a living, or whatever. When an informal chat that begins with questions about being a fan of superheroes as a child gets too real, though, the interviewee might walk out on the interviewer.

That’s what happened between Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Robert Downey, Jr., when Guru-Murthy awkwardly brought up the Avengers‘ star’s “colourful past.” Go six minutes into the clip, and you see RDJ’s breathing get heavier as Guru-Murthy nervously asks whether he’s “free” from drinking and drugs. Downey think it’s getting “too Diane Sawyer,” and he bails.

Which brings me to the point that you should never bring up Ironman’s Father!!!

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Do you think he made a good call in walking out? What would have you’ve done if you were in RDJ’s situation?

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Happy National Jelly Bean Day!!! – What’s your favorite Jelly Bean?

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National Jelly Bean Day is celebrated each year on Aril 22.   Jelly beans were, at one time, associated specifically with Easter.   However, that has changed and jelly beans are now a favorite of many and enjoyed any day of the year.

* Jelly Beans were Ronald Reagan’s favorite treat. *

William Schrafft, a Boston confectioner, urged people to send his jelly beans to soldiers during the American Civil War.  This was in 1861 and it is thought that this is when jelly beans were first introduced to the public.

According to “The Century in Food: America’s Fad and Favorites” ,  On July 5, 1905,  jelly beans were advertised  in the Chicago Daily News as being sold for 9 cents per pound.

Enjoy this How to “Not” make Jelly Beans Video

Sandra Bullock Named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ of 2015 – Do you think Older Actresses should be on this List? Name Them.

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Sandra Bullock has been beloved by audiences for decades, but only now has the 50-year-old actress been named the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People magazine.

The Oscar-winning actress’s first response to the news was to laugh.

“No, really,” she told the magazine during her photo shoot for the special issue. “I just said, ‘That’s ridiculous.’ I’ve told no one.”

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Bullock was recognized as “Woman of the Year” by the publication in 2010, and has been featured inside the annual “Beautiful” issue before, but this is the first time she’s landed the cover. Ironically, the honor comes one day after her 1995 romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping — which solidified her rep as America’s Sweetheart — celebrated its 20th anniversary.

We would love to see Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep on the People’s 50 Most Beautiful People – Tell us who do you want on the list?

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Happy Earth Day!!! Enjoy this NASA IMAX Video of this lovely Planet – What are you doing today to help planet Earth?

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Today is Earth Day! Every year on April 22, more than 1 billion people in 175 countries participate in Earth Day events. It is the largest civic observance in the world, and its purpose is to raise awareness about important environmental issues. To spread the word about this special occasion, send an eco-friendly free Earth Day eCard to friends and family!

The first Earth Day took place in 1970. After witnessing the effects of an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson organized a grassroots “environmental teach-in” on college campuses across the country. Many people believe that this first Earth Day celebration marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.  

To celebrate Earth Day, plant a tree, help clean up a beach or park, or participate in a local event near you. Happy Earth Day!

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SAY “NO!” TO PALM OIL – Save the Orangutans and the Rainforest!!!

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DID YOU KNOW THAT MOST OF US ARE FUELING ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ECOLOGICAL DISASTERS AND ACTS OF PRIMATE GENOCIDE IN HISTORY? 

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the longest list of endangered species. This list includes the magnificent orangutan. These two South-East Asian islands are extremely rich in life, containing around 20,000 flowering plant species, 3,000 tree species, 300,000 animal species and thousands more being discovered each year. Despite this amazing biodiversity and delicate web of species, an area the size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour in Indonesia and Malaysia to make way for the production of one vegetable oil. That’s 6 football fields destroyed each minute.

This vegetable oil is called palm oil, and is found in hundreds of the everyday products, from baked goods and confectionery, to cosmetics and cleaning agents… many of which you buy in your weekly shopping.

Due to the massive international demand for palm oil, palm oil plantations are rapidly replacing the rain-forest habitat of the critically endangered orangutan; with over 90% of their habitat already destroyed in the last 20 years.

Orangutans are some of our closest relatives, sharing approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. Orangutan means ‘Person of the jungle’ in the Indonesian language. It is estimated that 6 to 12 of these ‘jungle people’ are killed each day for palm oil. These gentle creatures are either killed in the deforestation process, when they wonder into a palm oil plantation looking for food, or in the illegal pet trade after they’ve been captured and kept as pets in extremely poor conditions and provided with extremely poor nutrition.

Orangutans are considered as pests by the palm oil industry. In the deforestation process, workers are told that if wildlife gets in the way, they are to do whatever is necessary in order to dispose them, no matter how inhumane. Often orangutans are run over by logging machinery, beat to death, buried alive or set on fire… all in the name of palm oil.

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Government data has shown that over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation due to palm oil in the last two decades. Experts say that if this pattern of destruction and exploitation continues, these intelligent acrobats of the jungle will be extinct in the wild within 3 to 12 years (as early as 2015). It is also thought that their jungle habitat will be completely gone within 20 years (approximately 2033).

Around 50 million tons of palm oil is produced annually; with almost all of that being non-sustainable palm oil, that replaces 12 million hectares of dense, bio-diverse rain-forest. That’s the equivalent landmass of North Korea deforested each year for palm oil alone!

Palm oil is also having a shocking impact on our planet. The production of this one vegetable oil is not only responsible for polluting rivers and causing land erosion, but when the plantation workers set fire to the remaining trees, shrubs and debris to make way for the oil palms, it produces immense amount of smoke pollution that is toxic to planet earth. This has been found to be the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas in the world.

By purchasing products that contain crude palm oil, you are helping destroy ancient, pristine rain-forest, wipe out species like the orangutan, and create a large-scale ecological disaster.

Think of the consequences next time you do your weekly shopping; the consequences not only for orangutans and other animals, but for us as the human race; for we cannot survive without the rain-forests either. 

We have a choice, orangutans do not.

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