Crock Pot Recipes Your Family Will Crave

Crock PotPicture this: You come home from a long day at work, you rush the kids off to their activities, bring them home and sit them down with their homework and then your personal chef calls you to the dinner table and serves you and your family a hot and satisfying home-made meal. Wait, what was that last part? Yeah, I know. That will never happen. Wishful thinking. But what if there was actually a way to come home to a hot and ready-to-eat meal? Well there is!

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Tasty Twists on an Iconic Treat

While doing research for yesterday’s blog post “Tastykake Turns 100”, we came across some amazing ways to enjoy Tastykake products other than straight out of the box. Now, if you can manage to resist the temptation to scarf down a box of Tastykake treats long enough to read through some of these recipes, you’ll be able to create some truly delectable desserts. We understand that when it comes to Tastykakes, many of you out there are purists and like your Tastykakes as is. But hey, variety is the spice of life. So why not try something new? Check out this link for some Tasty Twists on Tastykakes. Enjoy!

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

Philly-Style Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Philly-Style Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Butterscotch Krimpet Tiramisu

Butterscotch Krimpet Tiramisu

 

 

 

Tastykake Turns 100

Tastykake 100

Growing up in the greater Philadelphia area, we learn from a young age that foods come in two groups: cheese steaks and Tastykakes. Opening your lunch box to find a pack of Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes made you the envy of the lunch table. Coming home from school and kicking back with a glass of milk and a cream filled chocolate cupcake made that horrible day at school seem insignificant. Tastykake has been providing us with delicious treats and wonderful memories for the last 100 years. Its crazy to think that people in other parts of the country don’t have Tastykakes lining their grocery store shelves, but that’s what makes them so special to us. Tastykake is a staple in Philadelphia and they’re part of what makes our city so great.

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Newtown’s Jamie Greubel Grabs Olympic Bronze Medal

Sochi Olympics Medals Ceremony Bobsleigh Women

Newtown, PA native Jamie Greubel had dreams of winning an Olympic medal from the moment she set foot on a bobsled track. In the year leading up to the 2014 Olympic Games, Jamie had great success on the World Cup circuit with five podium finishes (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze) and two fourth place finishes. As the driver for USA Bobsled 2, Greubel was somewhat in the shadow of USA 1 Bobsled driver Elana Meyers. In addition, there was a lot of media attention on former Olympic track and field stars turned bobsled brakemen, Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams. But Greubel remained focused on the task at hand and her goal of winning an Olympic medal.

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Things You Did As A Kid That You’ll Never Let Your Kids Do

Bubble Wrap Kid

It seems as though our world is the most dangerous its ever been. There’s terrorists, murderers, kidnappers, crazy drivers and who knows what else. Danger appears to be lurking around every corner. As parents, its your number one priority to protect your children from these dangers. But take a second and think back to your own childhood. Think of all the things your parents allowed you to do that you would never in a million years let your own kids do. It’s a pretty long list, isn’t it? Here are a few things we came up with to share with you.

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2014 standard mileage rate changes

taxes

The IRS has announced its new rates for 2014 and there is a slight decrease, ½ cent lower than last year.

Here are the standard mileage rates for the upcoming year

  • 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

These mileage rates are optional meaning you can use the IRS standard rate for 2014 or you can keep track of your actual expenses of operating a vehicle and claim actual expenses.

Which is better? It’s tough to say, circumstances can vary from individual to individual. Here is a link to help you decide… http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc510.html

For more information on the rate changes, you can read about it here from the IRS…

http://www.irs.gov/2014-Standard-Mileage-Rates-for-Business,-Medical-and-Moving-Announced