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  • Eating a 'stable' diet?

    Posted by Smokin' Joe

    Attention! Did you know you were eating horse meat? That’s right. Some of the well-known establishments are not serving 100% beef as advertised.

     

    Apparently, meat suppliers are mixing horse meat into a lot of frozen food products. This includes meatballs, burgers, kebabs, lasagna, pizza, ravioli, and many others.

     

    It was recently discovered that Burger King and Ikea have been selling products containing horse meat that are labeled 100% beef. Some speculate that some of the horse meat may be that of retired and injured race horses.

     

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  • The 2013 Emmy Award Nominations

    Posted by Smokin' Joe

    Here is the full list of nominations for the 2013 Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards.

     

    Outstanding Drama Series

    "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

    "One Life To Live" (ABC)

    "Days of Our Lives" (NBC)

    "General Hospital" (ABC)

    "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

     

    Outstanding Children's Animated Program

    "Robot and Monster" (Nickelodeon)

    "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (Nickelodeon)

    "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Nickelodeon)

    "Penguins of Madagascar" (Nickelodeon)

    "WordGirl" (PBS)

     

    Outstanding Children's Series

    "The Aquabats! Super Show!" (The HUB)

    "Everyday Health" (Syndicated)

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series" (The HUB)

    "SciGirls" (PBS)

     

    Outstanding Preschool Animated Program

    "Bubble Guppies" (Nickelodeon)

    "Dinosaur Train" (PBS)

    "Disney Jake and the Never Land Pirates" (Disney Channel)

    "Justin Time" (Sprout)

     

    Outstanding Culinary Program

    "Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction" (Food Network)

    "Giada At Home" (Food Network)

    "Best Thing I Ever Made" (Food Network)

    "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" (Food Network)

    "Recipe Rehab" (syndicated)

     

    Outstanding Game Show

    "Family Feud" (Syndicated)

    "Cash Cab" (Discovery Channel)

    "Jeopardy!" (Syndicated)

    "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS)

    "The Price Is Right" (CBS)

    "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" (Syndicated)

     

    Outstanding Legal/ Courtroom Program

    "Judge Judy"

    "Last Shot with Judge Gunn"

    "The People's Court"

     

    Outstanding Lifestyle Program

    "CAPTURE"

    "Home & Family"

    "HOOKED UP with Tom Colicchio"

    "The Martha Stewart Show Hallmark"

    "This Old House"

    "My Generation"

     

    Outstanding Morning Program

    "CBS Sunday Morning"

    "Good Morning America"

    "Today Show"

     

    Outstanding New Approaches: Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    "Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce"

    "mtvU's Against Our Will Campaign"

    "SciGirls"

     

    Outstanding New Approaches: Original Daytime Program or Series

    "The Beauty Inside"

    "Chuck Vanderchuck"

    "Design Squad Nation"

    "Get the Math"

     

    Outstanding Preschool Children's Series

    "The Fresh Beat Band!"

    "Sesame Street"

    "Pajanimals"

     

    Outstanding Promotional Announcement: Episodic

    "Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure Campaign"

    "Kids' Choice Awards 2012 Campaign"

    "SpongeBob Stop Motion Christmas Campaign"

    "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Campaign"

    "TRON Rap Music Video"

     

    Outstanding Promotional Announcement: Institutional

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Celebrity"

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Ellen/Steve"

    "Good Morning America"

    "I'm Positive"

    "Kids' Pick the President Campaign"

     

    Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

    "Dan Vs. The HUB"

    "The Legend of Korra"

    "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

     

    Outstanding Special Class Series

    "Sanjay Gupta, MD"

    "Made"

    "Super Soul Sunday"

     

    Outstanding Special Class Special

    "86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade"

    "Giada At Home: The Royal Treatment"

    "Guy's Family Reunion"

     

    Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    "Live With Kelly and Michael"

    "The Talk"

    "The View"

     

    Outstanding Talk Show/Informative

    "The Dr. Oz Show"

    "The Doctors"

     

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

    Peggy McCayl, "Days of our Lives"

    Susan Flannery, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    Michelle Stafford, "The Young and the Restless"

    Heather Tom, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

     

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

    Jason Thompson, "General Hospital"

    Peter Bergman, "The Young and the Restless"

    Michael Muhney, "The Young and the Restless"

    Jason Thompson, "General Hospital"

     

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    Melissa Claire Egan, "The Young and the Restless"

    Arianne Zucker, "Days of our Lives"

    Julie Marie Berman, "General Hospital"

    Jessica Collins, "The Young and the Restless"

    Katherine Kelly Lang, "The Bold and the Beautifull"

     

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    Bradford Anderson," General Hospital"

    Jeff Branson, "The Young and the Restless"

    Scott Clifton, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    Billy Miller, "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

    Kristen Alderson, "General Hospital"

    Lindsey Morgan, "General Hospital""

    Hunter King, "The Young and the Restless"

    Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

     

    Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

    Max Ehrich, "The Young and the Restless"

    Bryton James, "The Young and the Restless"

    Chandler Massey, "Days of our Lives"

    Freddie Smith, "Days of our Lives"

     

    Outstanding Game Show Host

    Ben Bailey, "Cash Cab"

    Billy Eichner, "Funny or Die's Billy on the Street"

    Wayne Brady, "Let's Make a Deal"

    Steve Harvey, "Family Feud"

    Alex Trebek, "Jeopardy!"

    Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host

    Paige Davis, "Home Made Simple"

    Leeza Gibbons, "My Generation"

    Jack Hanna, "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild"

    Suzanne Somers, "The Suzanne Show"

     

    Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series

    Jeff Corwin, "Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin"

    Joey Mazzarino, "Sesame Street"

    Kevin Clash, "Sesame Street"

    David Rudman, "Sesame Street"

     

    Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program

    Curtis Armstrong, "Dan Vs."

    Jim Cummings, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

    David Tennant, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

    Lee Tockar, "Slugterra"

    Jerry Trainor, "T.U.F.F. Puppy"

    Sam Witwer, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

     

    Outstanding Talk Show Host

    Anderson Cooper, "Anderson Live"

    Dr. Mehmet Oz, "The Dr. Oz Show"

    Steve Harvey, "Steve Harvey"

    Rachael Ray, "Rachael Ray"

    Ricki Lake, "The Ricki Lake Show"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design For a Drama Series

    "The Young and the Restless"

    "Days of Our Lives"

    "General Hospital"

     

    Outstanding Casting For a Drama Series

    Marnie Saitta, "Days of Our Lives"

    Mark Teschner, "General Hospital"

    Judy Blye Wilson, "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design For a Drama Series

    "Days of our Lives"

    "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    "General Hospital"

    "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team

    "Days of our Lives"

    "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    "General Hospital"

    "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

    "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    "Days of our Lives"

    "One Life to Live"

    "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling For a Drama Series

    "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    "Days of Our Lives"

    "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction For a Drama Series

    "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    "Days of Our Lives"

    "General Hospital"

    "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct-to-Tape Sound Mixing For a Drama Series

    "Days of our Lives"

    "General Hospital"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Makeup For a Drama Series

    "Days of Our Lives"

    "General Hospital"

    "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing For a Drama Series

    "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    "Days of Our Lives"

    "General Hospital"

    "One Life to Live"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition For a Drama

    Series "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    "Days of our Lives"

    "General Hospital"

    "One Life to Live"

     

    Outstanding Original Song For a Drama Series

    "Just Like That," General Hospital"

    "Only Love Goes On Forever," The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control For a Drama Series

    "The Bold and the Beautifuln"

    "Days of Our Lives"

    "General Hospital"

    "The Young and the Restless"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design

    "Live! with Kelly and Michael"

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series"

    "Sesame Street"

    "The Talk"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design/Styling

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    "The Fresh Beat Band"

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series"

    "Sesame Street"

     

    Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program

    "Dan Vs."

    "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

    "The Legend of Korra"

    "Penguins of Madagascar"

    "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

     

    Outstanding Directing in a Children's Series

    "The Fresh Beat Band"

    "Pajanimals"

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series"

    "Sesame Street"

     

    Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary Program

    "Giada at Home"

    "Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope"

    "Sandra's Restaurant Remakes"

    "Sara's Weeknight Meals"

    "This Old House"

     

    Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Morning Program

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    "Katie"

    "Live! with Kelly"

    "The Talk"

    "Today Show"

    "The View"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling

    "The Doctors"

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series"

    "The Talk"

    "The Wendy Williams Show"

     

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation

    Joel Fajnor, "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

    Bill Dely, "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

    Jason Park, "Transformers: Prime"

    Arato Kato, "Transformers: Prime"

    Kirk van Wormer, "Transformers: Prime"

    Robert Kline, "Disney Minnie's Bow-Toons"

    Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Direction

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    "Sesame Street"

    "The Wendy Williams Show"

    "The View"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Live and Direct-to-Tape Sound Mixing

    This category will be announced shortly. The results are still being tabulated.

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Makeup

    "Green Screen Adventures"

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour"

    "The Talk"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design

    "Daystar Kids ID"

    "Jeopardy!" "NFL Rush Zone - Season of the Guardians" "Sesame Street" "Today Show"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing

    "CBS Sunday Morning"

    "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade"

    "Sesame Street"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition

    "The Backyardigans"

    "The Fresh Beat Band"

    "Penguins of Madegascar"

    "Sesame Street"

    "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

    "T.U.F.F. Puppy"

     

    Outstanding Original Song - Children and Animation

    "3rd & Bird," 3rd & Bird"

    "Belly Breathe," Sesame Street"

    "Elmo the Musical Theme," Sesame Street"

    "Forgiveness Song," Robot and Monster"

    "If You're a Guy," Littlest Pet Shop"

    "Queen of Nacho Pichu," Sesame Street"

     

    Outstanding Original Song

    "Good Afternoon," Good Afternoon America"

    "This Day," Katie"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Single-Camera Editing

    "Biz Kid$"

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour"

    "SciGirls"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Single-Camera Photography (Film or Electronic)

    "Born to Explore with Richard Wiese"

    "Equitrekking"

    "Joseph Rosendo's Travescope"

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour"

    "Travel Thru History"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action

    "Biz Kid$"

    "Sesame Street"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Live Action

    This category will be announced shortly. The results are still being tabulated.

     

    Outstanding Special Class Directing

    "86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade"

    "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade"

     

    Outstanding Special Class Writing

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    "Equitrekking"

    "Joni Show"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control

    "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade"

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    "The Price Is Right"

    "Sesame Street"

     

    Outstanding Writing in Animation

    "Arthur"

    "Doc McStuffins"

    "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

    "Martha Speaks"

    "Penguins of Madagascar"

    "WordGirl"

     

    Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour The Series"

    "Sesame Street"

    "Wild Kratts"

     

    Outstanding Stunt Coodination

    Mick Cassidy, "The Bold and the Beautiful"

    Tim Davison, "General Hospital"

    Terry James, "Days of our Lives"

     

    Outstanding Casting For an Animated Series or Special

    "The Legend of Korra"

    "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

     

    Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Program

    "DC's World's Funniest #1"

    "Disney Friends for Change: Education in India Disney Channel"

    "Jonathan Bird's Blue World"

    "Make Your Mark: Ben Horowitz, Bullying PSA"

    "Nickelodeon Presents: History & Heritage"

    "Olive the Ostrich"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Animation

    "Ben10: Omniverse"

    "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

    "Slugterra"

    "SpongeBob SquarePants"

    "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

     

    Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Animation

    "Ben10: Omniverse"

    "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness"

    "Penguins of Madagascar"

    "Slugterra"

    "Star Wars: The Clone Wars"

    "Young Justice: Invasion"

     

    Outstanding Culinary Host

    Lidia Bastianich, "Lidia's Italy"

    Giada de Laurentiis, "Giada At Home"

    Ina Garten, "Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics"

    Ching-He Huang, "Easy Chinese with Ching-He Huang"

    Nathan Lyon, "Good Food America with Nathan Lyon"

    Kelsey Nixon, "Kelsey's Essentials"

     

    Outstanding Travel Program

    "Born to Explore with Richard Wiese"

    "Equitrekking"

    "Jack Hanna's Into the Wild"

    "Over Hawaii"

     

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Monty Hall

    Bob Stewart

     

    Nominations by show:

    "The Young and the Restless" - 23

    "General Hospital" - 19

    "Sesame Street" - 17

    "Days of Our Lives" - 17

    "The Bold and the Beautiful" - 15

    "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" - 10

    "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour" - 9

    "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" - 7

    "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - 7

    "Penguins of Madagasca" - 5

    "The Talk" - 5

    "The Fresh Beat Band" - 4

    "Giada At Home" - 4

    "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - 4

    "Dan Vs." - 3

    "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" - 3

    "Equitrekking" - 3

    "Jeopardy!" - 3

    "Katie" - 3

    "One Life To Live" - 11

    "SciGirls" - 3

    "The View" - 3

    "Today Show" - 3

    "The Legend of Korra" - 3

    "Slugterra" - 3

    "Transformers: Prime" - 3

    "86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" - 2

    "Ben10: Omniverse" - 2

    "Biz Kid$" - 2

    "Cash Cab" - 2

    "CBS Sunday Morning" - 2

    "Family Feud" - 2

    "Good Morning America" - 2

    "Let's Make A Deal" - 2

    "Live! with Kelly and Michael" - 2

    "My Generation" - 2

    "Pajanimals" - 2

    "Robot and Monster" - 2

    "Steve Harvey" -2

    "Travelscope" - 2

    "The Doctors" - 2

    "The Dr. Oz Show" - 2

    "The Price Is Right" - 2

    "The Wendy Williams Show" - 2

    "This Old House" - 2

    "T.U.F.F. Puppy" -2

    "WordGirl" -2

     

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  • Mama's Fried Chicken

    Posted by Smokin' Joe

     

     

    Ingredients

    1 (3- to 4-pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon pepper

    2 cups buttermilk

    Self-rising flour

    Vegetable oil

     

    Preparation

    Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic bag, and add buttermilk. Cover or seal, and chill at least 2 hours.

    Remove chicken from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk. Dredge chicken in flour.

    Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a deep skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360°. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover chicken, and cook 9 minutes. Turn chicken; cover and cook 6 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 to 9 minutes, turning chicken the last 3 minutes for even browning, if necessary. Drain on paper towels.

     

    Serves 4-6

     

    Borrowed from Southern Living, August 2002

     

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  • Pork Chops with Country Gravy

    Posted by Smokin' Joe

    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

     

    Ingredients

    1/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 ounce)

    3/4 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram

    1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

    1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage

    4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 3/4 inch thick)

    1 tablespoon butter

    Cooking spray

    1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk

     

    Preparation

    Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour, salt, dried marjoram, dried thyme, and dried rubbed sage in a shallow dish. Dredge pork in flour mixture, turning to coat; shake off excess. Reserve remaining flour mixture.

     

    Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Reduce heat, and cook for 10 minutes or until done, turning pork once. Remove pork from pan; keep warm.

     

    Combine reserved flour mixture and milk in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until blended. Add milk mixture to pan; place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve with chops.

     

    Serves 4

     

    Borrowed from Cooking Light, June 2006

     

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  • Smokin' Joe's Garage

    Posted by Smokin' Joe

     

    Find out what's in Smokin' Joe's Garage this afternoon just after 4! YOU could WIN tickets to an awesome concert!

    Concerts, Sporting Events, you name it ... I've got it!

    Check back daily for great treasures from Smokin' Joe's Garage

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  • Soft Chicken Tacos

    Posted by Smokin' Joe

    Dennis Gottleib

     

    Ingredients

    1 teaspoon chili powder

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs

    Cooking spray

    12 (6-inch) white corn tortillas

    1 1/2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

    1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese

    Low-fat sour cream (optional)

     

    Preparation

    Prepare grill.

    Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub spice mixture over chicken.

    Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes; chop.

    Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide chicken evenly among tortillas; top each tortilla with 2 tablespoons cabbage and 1 teaspoon cheese. Serve with sour cream, if desired.

     

    Borrowed from Cooking Light, September 2006

     

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  • I Wish, I Wish ... !

    Posted by Smokin' Joe

     

    A man was walking on the beach one day and he found a bottle half buried in the sand. He decided to open it. Inside was a genie.

    The genie said, “I will grant you three wishes and three wishes only.”

    The man thought about his first wish and decided, “I think I want 1 million dollars transferred to a Swiss Bank Account. POOF! He got his wish.

    Next he wished for a Red Ferrari. POOF! His wish was granted. There was the car sitting in front of him.

    He asked for his final wish, “I wish I was irresistible to women.” POOF! He turned into a box of chocolates.

     

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  • You Can Count on Johnny

    Posted by Smokin' Joe

    The teacher asked Johnny if he knows how to count from 1 to 10.

     

    "Yes! Of course! My pop taught me, even past 10."

     

    "Good. What comes after three?”

     

    "Four," answers the boy.

     

    "What comes after six?"

     

    "Seven."

     

    "Very good," says the teacher. "Your dad did a good job. Now, what comes after ten?"

     

    "A Jack"

     

     

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