Monthly Archives: October 2013

Recipe: pasta fazool

Recipe: pasta fazool

Pasta Fazool
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef
1 large (or 2 small) onions, diced
1 green bell pepper
1/2 cup diced celery
5 or 6 cloves garlic, minced (or
squeezed through a garlic press)
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried sweet basil
2 (28 ounce) cans plum tomatoes
1 (16 ounce) can dark red kidney beans
1 (16 ounce) cans cannelini (white kidney) beans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 (12 ounce) can V-8 Vegetable Juice
1 pound elbow macaroni

Spread olive oil in the bottom of a large stock pot or kettle. Add ground beef and sauté until thoroughly browned, crumbling as it cooks. Add onions, pepper, celery, and garlic and sauté until they start to soften, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Roughly cut the tomatoes into chunks with a sharp knife and add them to pot. Add oregano and dried sweet basil. Add drained red and white kidney beans to pot. Add V-8 Vegetable Juice to pot. Add brown sugar to pot and stir until fully dissolved. Bring soup to a full boil, then reduce heat and simmer (covered) for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Just before serving, boil elbow macaroni and drain according to the directions on the box, then stir into the soup.

Serve with grated cheese as a garnish, if desired.

Jonathan Adler for Partylite Collection Debuts for Fall/Holiday 2014


Plymouth, MA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

What happens when the world’s #1 party plan candle company teams up with an iconic potter, designer and author? Candle lovers the world over get to celebrate the fall holiday season in great New York style!

Introducing the brand new Jonathan Adler for PartyLite® Collection.

PartyLite – whose world-class candles, candle accessories and fragranced home décor are sold around the globe – is unveiling its new designer collection, created by Jonathan Adler. Inspired by Adler’s home – New York City – the collection brings “Big Apple” glamour and style to candle lovers everywhere.

There’s plenty of glowing gold tone for holiday dazzle, from a tall, dramatic gold hurricane to a swanky, softer gold votive holder. There’s a stunning contemporary wall sconce that is especially brilliant when used in pairs. There are sharp red accent pieces, and a cool white ceramic Big Apple candle holder, plus two sophisticated new fragrances (Big Apple by Day and Big Apple by Night) to finish with a wonderful scent. There are even some irresistible white porcelain creatures to add a touch of fantasy to the scene: sculptural peace doves and a charming squirrel. There’s just so much to love and so many ways to “gift” your way into the holidays.

“The new Jonathan Adler for PartyLite Collection delivers the on-trend glamour our global audience will love,” says Rob Goergen, President of PartyLite Worldwide. “These stunning candle holders, pottery pieces and brand new fragrances bring a sense of luxury and excitement to any home, anywhere in the world.”

The Jonathan Adler for PartyLite Collection debuted online and in the PartyLite Fall/Holiday 2014 catalog on July 27.

“One of my favorite pieces is the ceramic squirrel tealight holder,” says Joan Connor, President, PartyLite North America. “All of Jonathan’s designs are unique and make a bold statement that will speak to the hearts of PartyLite fans everywhere. The collection is a clever way to infuse your space with style and scent – and it makes gift-giving this year really easy.”

The Jonathan Adler for PartyLite Collection will be sold at PartyLite candle parties in Europe, North America and Australia. It can also be ordered online in the United States by visiting http://www.partylite.com.    

About PartyLite

PartyLite is the world’s #1 party plan company selling candles, candle holders, flameless fragrance and wax warmers as well as holiday and home décor in 21 countries through nearly 52,000 independent PartyLite business entrepreneurs. In 2014, PartyLite celebrates 41 years as the global leader in its category and 24 years as a member of the distinguished Blyth family of direct selling companies (NYSE:BTH). Blyth ranks #18 in the Direct Selling News “Global 100 top revenue-generating direct selling companies” for 2013. Based in Plymouth, Mass., PartyLite is a member of the Direct Selling Association and the Better Business Bureau. For more information, please visit http://www.partylite.com.







The Bridal World of Baldwin is Now the Place for Veils and Headpieces


Baldwin, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2013

The Bridal World hand selects their veils and crystal headpieces to ensure that they are the perfect complement to the bridal gowns in the salon. As NY bridal fashion has shifted over from embroidery and beading to sectional embellishments of Swarovski Crystals, The Bridal World has made it a point for our veils and accessories to follow suit.

The Bridal World’s veils feature incredible scalloped trims with crystals and pearls, ethereal angel cuts and Grand Cathedrals with exquisite lace. These selections add elegance to the already high fashion and stylized gowns carried in the salon. The perfect veil matched with “THE” Dress is usually the last personalized touch that helps a bride fall in love with her bridal attire.

One aspect of The Bridal World’s veils that truly helps make them perfect is the fact that they are fully customizable. The Bridal World can lengthen or shorten any veil, change the color of the embroidery work, and add a blusher to any veil in the store. Blushers can even be made detachable, so that once the ceremony is over the blusher can be removed while the veil remains on the bride. One of The Bridal World’s favorite veil stories was the bride whose gown had both silver and gold details. The Bridal World contacted the veil manufacturer and they were happy to make sure that the veil had both silver and gold on it too.

The Bridal World doesn’t stop with veils. Gatsby styled fascinators, fanciful tulle and organza flowers, and headbands on elastic are all available in the salon. The Bridal World even carries Kim Kardashian bridal style headpieces. The Bridal World makes sure to have every option present so that their brides can have the full bridal experience.

What makes The Bridal World a step above the rest are the prices on these accessories. An exquisite crystal and pearl single layer fingertip veil can cost as economically as $ 189 at The Bridal World, in comparison to over $ 400 at other salons.

Visit today and see what the Bridal World has for you.

About The Bridal World: The only Salon catering fully to Bridal needs in Baldwin, NY, The Bridal World was founded in May 2005. Offering Bridal, Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride, Flower Girl, Sweet 16, Bat Mitzvah and Prom Styles, the Bridal World takes the stress out of finding the perfect dress by offering a wide variety of styles such as Mermaid, Fit and Flare, Ball Gown, and A-line in a luxurious range of fabrics such as Organza, Lace Overlay, Silk and Satin. The Bridal World also offers an exceptional selection of accessories such as Veils, Corset Bras, Jewelry and Bridal Belts. For more information on The Bridal World, visit http://www.thebridalworld.com. Follow them on Twitter (@BridalWorldNY), on Pinterest (/thebridalworld/) and find them on Facebook (/TheBridalWorld).







Mitzvah Party Site Gets an Upgrade

Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) April 15, 2010

Bar and bat mitzvah parties are now all over the world. It is for this reason that the website MitzvahParty has upgraded in order to provide web users with a great resource for a wide range of aspects that relate to this Jewish tradition.

The site that specializes in all things mitzvah now has more content which people searching for information about this Jewish tradition can freely access at their own convenience. It utilizes the Hebrew language for easy understanding of those who have a Jewish blood. However, it is also a partner of the international bar mitzvah website BarMitzvah101 which features vast information on this celebration in the English language.

It is in Israel where the bar and bat mitzvah continues to be practiced among youngsters. Being a rite of passage for children aged 12 for girls and 13 for boys, it is often celebrated with a ceremony and a party afterwards with family members and close friends in attendance. In fact, it has become so popular today that young people in other countries also follow the tradition.

However, other types of celebration are also being done today apart from the traditional ceremony. Israel boasts of many wonderful attractions and unique venues where the bar or bat mitzvah can be held. Those interested to find out about these can just visit the Israeli Bar Mitzvah website: MitzvahParty.co.il or the International one: http://www.barmitzvah101 sites for fast access to their much needed information.

The bar or bat mitzvah takes place during the 12th birthday of young girls and on the 13th birthday of young boys. Planning for this important Jewish tradition takes about one year and it’s important to be well organized so as not to miss the details. This should not be a problem, though, because the mitzvahparty.co.il and BarMitzvah101 sites are there to help you prepare for your child’s entry into adulthood.

Among the major concerns of parents are usually preparing for their child’s religious study before his or her birthday, the religious ceremony and the party afterwards. This planning stage involves consultation with a Rabbi to guide the parents and the child on the religious aspect and perhaps hiring of a bar mitzvah party planner for those who want to throw a big party with entertainment for their children after the main ceremony.

It should be understood, however, that a celebration of this Jewish tradition need not be expensive. Not all families can afford to throw a party and so in this case, a small gathering may just be enough. Those on a budget can still celebrate in the simplest way they can. The MitzvahParty site has added bar mitzvah coupons which enable users to avail of discounts on various products and services.

Ideas and suggestions on how this tradition is being done can be obtained from the site as well as from its partner BarMitzvah101. For instance, those who want to do away with the traditional ceremony may opt to do a bar mitzvah tour of Israel instead especially if they have relatives coming from other countries. This is one of the latest trends that many followers of the Jewish tradition observe today.

###







Chester The Easter Chicken Teaches Kids Important Life Lessons


Canada (PRWEB) January 10, 2014

Invaluable life lessons are often best conveyed through compelling and emotionally resonant storytelling, and young children are most receptive towards this medium. In her children’s picture book, author Jessica Vokey teaches her little readers that everyone is special in their own way and discourages bullying by telling the tale of “Chester The Easter Chicken.”

Vokey’s tale follows the Easter holiday adventure of Chester the chicken who lives on Farmer Frank’s quiet little farm. Each morning, when Farmer Frank comes out to collect the eggs, all the other chickens stand proud by the coop. Chester usually stands behind with head bent down, embarrassed by the eggs he lays; some are pink, some are blue, some have dots or stripes, and in many different hues. It turns out that Chester has laid chocolate eggs, sweet delicious chocolate eggs.

Chester was often teased for being different and laying unusual eggs. Finally, Chester decides to run away. He dreads the day when Farmer Frank would give him up for another normal chicken. Lonely and dejected, he stumbles into Ernest the bunny, who is also feeling down with his seemingly insurmountable dilemma. Together with Sheldon the sheepdog, they embark on a mission that would make everyone happy.

Colorful, amusing and lesson-filled, “Chester The Easter Chicken” teaches young readers valuable insights on friendship, individuality and a sense of mission and cooperation. It teaches children not to be afraid of who they truly are, but to be proud and embrace what makes them different, to overcome bullying.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Jessica Vokey grew up in a small town in Newfoundland. She now lives in Calgary, Alberta and works in the insurance industry. She studied psychology in the university before settling on her career, but she uses her education quite frequently. She has always loved writing. Even as a child, she wrote books and read them to younger children. This has always been her dream — having a book with her name on it. Now, she just hopes people love it as much as she does and that they read and learn from it. For her, if one child reads her book and starts to embrace his or her differences and love who he or she is, then it is all worthwhile.

Chester The Easter Chicken * by Jessica Vokey

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

Picture Book; $ 15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-4276-9

Picture Book Hardcover; $ 25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-4277-6

eBook; $ 3.99; 978-1-4771-4278-3

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.







30 Fourth of July Crafts Have Been Released on Kids Activities Blog


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Fourth of July is just around the corner. 30 Fourth of July crafts and a magical birthday calendar have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Celebrate the holiday with homemade American flags.

American flags are great for decorating any Fourth of July party. Let the kids help decorating by making a variety of different flags.

Among the ideas are popsicle stick flags, colored rice flags, an American flag dot paint coloring sheet, and a duct tape American flag idea.

A vintage American flag made out of fabric scraps will give a classic look to any party. Magazine mosaic flags are great for kids of all ages.

A cute yarn American flag project will entertain the kids during the party. The list is endless and the project ideas are for the youngest and even oldest kids.

Birthdays are magical. Make a magical fairy birthday calendar for the kids this year. Let the kids see when the birthday is coming.

Let fairies magically appear in the child’s bedroom about 10 days before the actual birthday date. Make fairies out of toilet paper rolls. Each body of the fairy holds a special set of toys or games for the entire kids in the house.

This will ensure all kids in the house are excited about the birthday by picking a fairy from the wall before the birthday. Begin by using the printable on Kids Activities Blog. Cut out the cute fairy wings and accessories.

Follow the instructions to glue the fairies and fill in the body with stickers, toys, and other small gadgets. Be amazed at the kids’ enthusiasm when picking the fairies before the birthday.

For detailed instructions and to get additional fun ideas, check out Kids Activities Blog this week. Come get inspired to have a blast together with the kids this week.

About Kids Activities Blog

Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Holly Homer and Rachel Miller. Their new book was published this spring by Page Street, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! Kids Activities Blog is an interactive website that publishes fun things to do with kids twice a day. It is an amazing resource for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.







Find More Holiday Party Ideas Press Releases

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa Introduces Cavi-Lipo Ultrasound Cavitation To Reduce Cellulite


Commack Long Island New York (PRWEB) March 25, 2013

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa of Long Island is pleased to announce that they are now offering a Cellulite and Stress Reduction Program. The multi-level approach reduces cellulite, stress and muscle tension at the same time. The Cellulite and Stress Reduction Formula combine’s specific techniques and the newest FDA approved technology, ultrasound lipo cavitation, to liquefy and destroy fat cells while helping people also manage their stress. Licensed professionals eliminate unsightly cellulite, tighten skin and re-teach the body and mind to engage the “relaxation response” to reduce stress, a leading cause of cellulite.

“Our Body and Stress Reduction Program offers clients an opportunity to trim their waistline and their stress at the same time” states Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Director of Hands On. “As a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphatic Therapist I understand the importance that both body image and stress play in our daily lives. We have put together a program designed to eliminate both at the same time. We have chosen the Cavi-Lipo Ultrasound Technology because of its proven track record. It has been a leader in Body Sculpting and Cellulite reduction system in Europe and is now available here. “

Cavi-Lipo is one of the most advanced and efficient systems using Ultrasound Lipo Cavitation to breakdown fat cells. Ultrasound cavitation is safe and emits a frequency that only affects lipocytes and not other cells in the body. Areas Targeted include the stomach, waist, hips, love handles, bra rolls, thighs, buttocks, upper arms and inner knees.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa has been serving the Commack Community since 2000. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy is a recognized leader in Advanced Medical Massage in Suffolk County, Long Island. Medical Massage is often the answer regarding Pain, Injury and Disease. Hands On offers Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Manual Lymph Drainage and is a Recommended Community Provider for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The Spa Services Division offers spa treatments such as facials, skincare, microdermabrasion, body treatments, permanent makeup and para-medical cosmetics and cellulite reduction through ultrasound cavitation. The Wellness Day Spa has an extensive Couples Massage Spa Date Menu. Spa Parties are a specialty. An array of services and packages are available for both on and off-site. Beyond the Spa Services include off-site on-site workplace of event Mobile services which include bringing the day spa to the doorstep at home, venue or corporate function. Common events include Bachelorette Parties, Showers, Birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16 Corporate Events and functions. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy claims it’s Licensed Massage Therapists and Estheticians provide clients with the ultimate experience in attention, service and care.

Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa

Marla Kaplan-Pelle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphatic Therapist, Director

208 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725

631.462.4263







Magical Birthday Calendar Has Been Released On Kids Activities Blog


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 02, 2014

Birthdays are magical. A magical birthday calendar and 30 Fourth of July crafts have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Make a magical fairy birthday calendar for the kids this year. Let the kids see when the birthday is coming.

Let fairies magically appear in the child’s bedroom about 10 days before the actual birthday date. Make the fairies out of toilet paper rolls. Each body of the fairy holds a special set of toys or games for the entire kids in the house.

This will ensure all kids in the house are excited about the birthday by picking a fairy from the wall before the birthday. Begin by using the printable on Kids Activities Blog. Cut out the cute fairy wings and accessories.

Follow the instructions to glue the fairies and fill in the body with stickers, toys, and other small gadgets. Be amazed at the kids enthusiasm when picking the fairies before the birthday.

Celebrate the holiday with homemade American flags. American flags are great for decorating any Fourth of July party. Let the kids help decorating by making a variety of different flags.

Among the ideas are popsicle stick flags, colored rice flags, an American flag dot paint coloring sheet, and a duct tape American flag idea.

A vintage American flag made out of fabric scraps will give a classic look to any party. Magazine mosaic flags are great for kids of all ages.

A cute yarn American flag project will entertain the kids during the party. The list is endless and the project ideas are for the youngest and even oldest kids.

For detailed instructions and to get additional fun ideas, check out Kids Activities Blog this week. Come get inspired to have a blast together with the kids this week.

About Kids Activities Blog

Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Holly Homer and Rachel Miller. Their new book was published this spring by Page Street, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! Kids Activities Blog is an interactive website that publishes fun things to do with kids twice a day. It is an amazing resource for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.







More Holiday Party Ideas Press Releases

Getting Married? Here Are Some Great Ideas

Getting Married? Here Are Some Great Ideas

A wedding can be something that you plan for all of your life, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lifetime of savings on one. Smaller weddings can actually be more fun and more enjoyable for guests. This article can help you decide what you really want out of your wedding day.

Avoid financial miscommunication by openly discussing your wedding budget with your parents as soon as possible. Talk with each set of parents separately and discuss what they feel comfortable contributing. Often times they will elect to pay for a specific aspect of the wedding rather than a set dollar amount.

To ensure you have photos of everyone in attendance at your wedding, have a photo booth set up right next to your guest book. Photo booth rentals are readily available and can be set up in a variety of ways, usually with the help of the booth operator, who will assist your guests and guide them into making some memorable pictures for your photo guest book. When the photo has been developed, the attendant can put the picture into an album and have the guest sign it with their congratulatory wishes. You can also choose to have two sets of photos printed so you can give your guests one as a little remembrance of your special event.

When deciding on the floral arrangements that will be used at your wedding, you will want to know that different color roses have different meanings, and certain colors naturally go well with others. You want your arrangements to be symbolic and also attractive. Your florist should be able to advise you on these decisions or you can decide on your own by researching floral arrangements online.

A good thing for the bride to keep in mind is that you want to make sure that to have an emergency makeup kit on hand for your special day. This is helpful in case of last minute situations that might cause your makeup to get messed up.

If you are working with a very limited budget, choose for floral stems and blooms that give you the most for your money. Robust, full blooms like blue, purple, and pink hydrangeas have a great deal of volume; even as few as three or four of the flower heads can have a stunning impact as part of your bouquet or a centerpiece.

Not looking forward to dancing the night away in those uncomfortable heels? Give flip flops a try. Buy some white flip flops for the bride, and colored flip flops for the bridesmaids too. This can help to make the reception more enjoyable, and the dance party last into the wee hours of the night.

As previously pointed out, a wedding doesn’t have to break the bank and leave you to start married life broke or in debt. A wiser choice is a smaller wedding with more personal touches, rather than a huge affair, with custom creations that cost a fortune and last a day. Use the advice in this article to plan a wedding that makes you, and your bank account, very happy.

Castillo del Mar Opens the Newly Refurbished Castle Beach Theatre

(PRWEB) September 9, 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

David Hess, Castillo del Mar resort

(305) 865-1500

[email protected]

http://www.castillodelmar.com

MIAMI BEACH, FL – September 5, 2000– After an extensive refurbishment, the Castillo Del Mar Resort has recently announced the opening of the Castle Beach Theatre. The Theatre, originally built in 1964, has 10,000 square feet of space for meeting, banquet and catered events.

The Castle Beach Theatre formerly Hugh Hefner’s Miami Beach Playboy Club and then known as the Abe Hirshfeld Theatre, is reminiscent of a Broadway Style stage. During the 1980’s the theatre was the venue for dinner theatres, First Run Broadway Shows and Musicals, and a variety of theatrical events.

Now open and ready for business, the Castle Beach Theatre can be used for a variety of events, such as weddings, bar/bat-mitzvahs, quinces, and corporate functions for up to 400 people. The main level has been converted into leveled floor space, which is ADA and South Florida Building code compliant. With scalloped curved balconies, sweeping staircases, a multi-level 50 foot high ceiling set on ten levels, and a 50′ x 40′ main stage – Castle Beach Theater has something to offer for any special occasion. The second level balcony is perfect for pre-function receptions, overflow seating for meeting or receptions, or smaller events. This “One of a Kind” room is managed by Exquisite Caterers who have extensive experience with on and off-site production catering. For all catering and event needs contact the Catering and Event Sales Department at 305-865-1500 ext. 3921.

The Castillo del Mar Resort is located on 54th and Collins Ave. in Miami Beach, Florida. It is the most affordable location directly on the beach with all the amenities one would expect from a luxury chain. Most of the resorts oversized rooms feature a kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator, cable TV, climate control, walk-in-closets and either a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean or the equally dramatic view of the Intercoastal Waterway with the Miami Skyline. Come play on our sandy shoreline, lounge at out beachside pool, volley a few balls on our poolside tennis court or enjoy great food at our restaurants. The Castillo Del Mar Resort is also conveniently located minutes from South Beach, The Miami Beach Convention Center and major shopping malls, making our resort an ideal place to stay for both work and play.

The Castillo del Mar Resort strives to provide top quality service and an incomparable vacation experience. For additional information on the Resort or the Castle Beach Theatre call (305) 865-1500, for reservations, call Toll-Free at 1-888-35-BEACH (352-3224).

The resort is also well positioned to cater to the growing needs of online customers searching for a great venue for a meeting or special event. As an opening promotion, customers reserving theatre space or booking rooms online will receive a 5% to 25% discount. Visit our website at http://www.castillodelmar.com.