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Fete the Fall Season With These Sweet Apple Recipes

September 24, 2014 4:03 pm

Give your tried-and-true apple pie recipe a rest and experiment with some new apple recipes this fall season. These three creative culinary ideas offer just as much sweet apple flavor as a traditional pie, but they come in a variety of different forms to last you all season long.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes [southernliving.com]
Caramel apples are delicious, but they’re not exactly practical to bring to social gatherings. This adorable cupcake recipe combines the classic combination of caramel and apples in a handheld form, and they’re topped with toasted pecans and miniature crab apples to give them an extra special appearance.

Mile-High Apple Pie [marthastewart.com]
Most baking enthusiasts are loyal to one apple pie recipe, but this one might just give your usual recipe a run for its money. The deep-dish crust makes the pie incredibly dense, and best of all, it tastes even better the next day.

Apple Squares [allrecipes.com]
All of the flavors of apple pie are packed into conveniently cake-like squares in this simple recipe. Apples and nuts make each bar taste hearty and rustic, while the vanilla and cinnamon will fill your home with a mouthwatering aroma while they’re baking. Slice them into oversized portions and pack them in the kids’ lunches, eat them for breakfast, or serve them as a dessert at your next holiday party.

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Deep Discounts Await on These Flash Sale Shopping Sites

September 18, 2014 5:02 pm

Shopping online is a great way to save money on unique items that you can’t find anywhere else, and members-only flash sale websites make those savings even greater for those who join. Membership is free, and sales only last a day or two, meaning that if you like what you see, you should pounce! Here are a few discount shopping sites for everything from clothing to home goods.

Joss and Main
With its wide selection of curated designer furniture pieces, Joss and Main is a site that interior design lovers would shop whether it offered discounts or not. Lucky for you, the members-only site does offer membership discounts, and many of them are up to 70% off.

Fab is one of the most versatile discount shopping websites, offering a wide range of products and new, featured design deals every day. With home decor items, electronics, and even clothing and accessories for men and women, Fab offers savings on products for all areas of your life.

One Kings Lane
One Kings Lane is an online marketplace for designer and vintage items for the home. You must become a member in order to browse the site, but once you join you’ll receive up to 70% off of the shop’s furniture, kitchen tools, and other items for the home.

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Hap’s Original Steak and Seafood: Aged Midwestern, Corn-Fed Steaks in Pleasanton

September 17, 2014 4:05 pm

On any given night, you’ll see the owners and chef at Hap’s Original Steak and Seafood on the restaurant’s floor talking with Pleasanton locals and visitors. Not only are they checking in on the lives of their customers, they’re also making sure their guests are enjoying their meals. With a menu of fresh, seasonal fish, Australian lamb chops, and lemon and herb marinated chicken, it’s impossible that guests aren’t enjoying each bite.

This New York-style steakhouse ages its Midwestern beef for 21-28 days before grilling it over an open flame to entrap the meat’s natural flavors. Not only is the staff passionate about the food and the customers, they are also passionate about wine. With more than 300 varieties of wines, the extensive list will have something to pair with any menu item.

Hap’s Original Steak and Seafood
122 West Neal Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 600-9233

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