5 Thanksgiving Sides and a Pie for $15 at 99 Cents Only Stores

99_CENTS_ONLY_STORES_LOGOTurkey is good, but we all know Thanksgiving dinner is really all about the sides! 99 Cents Only Stores shows us how to make the ultimate budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner of 5 sides and a pie in their latest video:

With just a few dollars at 99 Cents Only Stores, you can make all of your Thanksgiving favorites – sweet potato casserole, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, homemade mashed potatoes and much more! Not to mention, you can also get all of your cooking utensils, baking supplies and harvest decorations too. 99 Cents Only Stores has everything you need to celebrate Thanksgiving on a budget.

Need something last minute? 99 Cents Only Stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 7am – 5pm for all of your last-minute Thanksgiving needs!

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Express Your IndividualiTEA and Win $500 and a Year’s Supply of Tea

Tea Council of the USA Kicks-off Second Photo Sharing Sweepstakes to Celebrate Hot Tea Month

Tea CouncilEvery cup of tea has a story to tell and the Tea Council of the USA is launching the second annual #IndividualiTEA Photo Sharing Sweepstakes to learn more about each tea lover’s individual story. Whether you like a hot cup of tea to start your chilly winter morning, cook using tea as an ingredient or sip warm tea to end your day – share your photo, video or description with us on Twitter with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil for a chance to win $500 and a year’s supply of tea. That’s right – just show or tell your absoluTEAly delicious tales for a chance to win! Need additional inspiration? We’re celebrating America’s third annual National Hot Tea Day on January 12, 2018 and the winner of the #IndividualiTEA Sweepstakes will be featured on the Tea Council of the USA’s social media channels! So America, what’s your #IndividualiTEA story?

Although all true teas come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, there are four main types that pair well with food and each have a story of their own to tell:

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Universal Kids Sets Out On A Nationwide Call For Young Chefs To Compete In Season 2 Of “Top Chef

Inaugural Season of “Top Chef Junior” Continues With New Episodes Airing Fridays on Universal Kids at 8pm/7pm Central

Top ChefUniversal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12, is embarking on a nationwide search for talented young chefs ages 9-14 who love to cook for season two of their hit series Top Chef Junior. Open call auditions for the coveted culinary competition series will take place during December 2017 and January 2018 in AtlantaChicagoHoustonLos Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Phoenix.

Currently in its inaugural season, new episodes of Top Chef Junior air Friday nights at 8pm/7pmCentral. A show for all ages, the series features the next generation of chefs competing in some of Top Chef‘s most iconic challenges, including “Restaurant Wars,” as well as new kid-friendly ones created exclusively for Top Chef Junior. 

Hosted by Vanessa Lachey and featuring Head Judge Curtis Stone, the hour-long episodes feature Quickfires, team challenges, and excursions with contestants vying for the coveted Top Chef Junior title and a $50,000 cash prize. Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, acclaimed chef and Top Chef judge Graham Elliot, and Top Chef alumna Tiffany Derry join Lachey and Stone at the judges table throughout the season along with celebrity guest judges. 

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Georgian Wines Are the Oldest Wines in The World

New research proves Georgia to be the cradle of wine

Georgia WineThe Georgians were producing and enjoying wine in the Caucasus as far back as the Neolithic period (6000-5800 BC), new research released today by PNAS* reveals. These are the earliest tangible signs of viticulture and winemaking ever discovered, some 600-1,000 years older than the previous recorded discovery of Hajji Firuz Tepe, in the Zagros mountain region of Iran.

The evidence was obtained by applying state-of-the-art technology to newly excavated materials from two sites in Georgia, with an international team led by Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director at Pennsylvania University, also known as the “Indiana Jones of ancient wine”.

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Maison Mumm and Usain Bolt Launch Mumm Grand Cordon in Japan

Usain BoltMaison Mumm’s new Chief Entertainment Officer Usain Bolt made an exclusive appearance in Tokyo at the Japanese launch of the Mumm Grand Cordon cuvée. In this new role, Usain is inspiring the world with his positive mindset by creating daring celebrations with a distinctive Mumm feel. His talents take center stage in a bold new video, in which the fastest man on the planet radiates a winning attitude before even running the race and exposes his personal philosophy: “Don’t win to celebrate, celebrate to win.” In Tokyo, Usain unveiled a bottle design that boldly breaks with convention. It sets the tone for Mumm Grand Cordon, a cuvée that embodies Mumm’s affinity with daring achievers everywhere.

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Applebee’s® Invites Veterans and Active Duty Military to Enjoy a Complimentary Meal on Veterans Day

America’s Largest Casual Dining Restaurant Expects to Provide 1 Million Meals to Military Heroes

Applebee's® Grill And Bar Celebrates And Honors VeteransFor the tenth consecutive year, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar® will honor veterans and active members of the United States military by offering each a free meal at any of the nearly 1,800 Applebee’s restaurants in the United States on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017. Applebee’s is one of the first casual dining brands to honor America’s heroes with a free meal on Veterans Day and has donated more than 8.3 million free meals to veterans and active-duty military since beginning the program in 2008. Applebee’s restaurants nationwide expect to serve nearly one million more free meals this Veterans Day.

Aplebee’s special Veterans Day menu includes seven of its signature dishes, including:

  • The American Standard Burger – Juicy all-beef patty with seared-in bacon, diced onions and pickles topped with melted American cheese, our signature sauce and a Brioche bun. Served with fries.
  • Butcher’s Meat + Potatoes – USDA Choice top sirloin, tomatoes, mushrooms, stout gravy, garlic mashers and crispy onions.
  • Three-Cheese Chicken Cavatappi – Asiago, Parmesan and white Cheddar are mixed with corkscrew cavatappi pasta in a rich Parmesan cream sauce and then topped with grilled chicken, bruschetta tomatoes and basil.

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New Good Groceries Guide Helps Consumers Make Better Choices for People, Animals, and Planet

In time for holiday food shopping, the ASPCA, Food Chain Workers Alliance, GRACE Communications Foundation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council team up to share tips for buying more humane, healthy, fair, and sustainable foods.

ASPCA logo. (PRNewsfoto/ASPCA)

ASPCA logo. (PRNewsfoto/ASPCA)

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Food Chain Workers Alliance, GRACE Communications Foundation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, released the Good Groceries Guide, a digital resource to help consumers buy food that supports a healthier, more humane and fair food system.

Today’s consumers are increasingly concerned about where their food comes from, and for good reason. The rapid industrialization of our food system has led to widespread problems such as foodborne illnesses, worker exploitation, animal abuse, and environmental degradation.

“The exploitation of farm animals, food workers and the environment that we see every day in our food system can be overwhelming,” said Daisy Freund, Director of ASPCA’s Farm Animal Welfare Program. “While opting out may seem incredibly difficult, finding food from better sources can often just be a matter of knowing what to look for. The Good Groceries Guide will empower consumers with the knowledge to make every purchase a vote for a more humane, sustainable and accountable food system.”

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Kellogg’s® To Open New Permanent Cereal Café in NYC On Dec.7

Nearly five times the size and packed with endless cereal possibilities, Kellogg’s® NYC Café an opportunity to eat, chill and create!

Tony the Tiger in NYCBuilding on their first year of success in Times Square, Kellogg’s® NYC Café will open the doors of its immersive new brick-and-mortar cereal café and experience on December 7th in NYC’s Union Square neighborhood.

The second iteration of the cereal café, located at 31 E 17th St., will be more than just a place to eat. It’ll be a destination for foodies and people to chill, create and explore the endless possibilities of cereal all in one place, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or a snack later in the day. The new location will include several new elements (and some more exciting surprises and announcements to come):

  • Kitchen: Anchored by an open-concept kitchen where guests can watch as cereal creations are being made, visitors will be able to select items off the menu or create their unique flavorful combos – including a DIY cereal creation station with ingredients fresh from the Union Square farmer’s market.
  • Menu: The new location will offer a revamped cereal-inspired menu – including some favorites from our original Times Square location and new creations inspired by surprise partners.
  • Insta-worthy: The concept was designed and made with the social media enthusiasts at heart, allowing guests to capture the perfect cereal selfie and food photo in one of many areas where cereal and Kellogg’s characters vibrantly and colorfully come to life.

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