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The Origins of Galentine's Day

by Cindy
By Jondreni Cuervo

Ah, Cupid. 

Listen, I get it. You come around, misfire a couple of arrows and bring people together in the name of romance. Because of this, you’ve given us the Beckhams, the Carters, the Obamas- to name a few. But I, along with many others, have a bone to pick with you. Your so-called “Valentine’s Day” is as intense as it is feverish. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the exaggerated displays of affection couple bring. But don’t you think that love is meant to be associated with more than just romance? What about celebrating platonic relationships? What about encouraging female companionship?

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The Perfect Galentine's Day Meal

by Cindy
By Jondreni Cuervo 

With Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day around the corner, Anschutz PR is here to give you some last minute tips on how to WOW your guest(s) of honor. Throw out the clichés and make something meaningful and memorable with these deliciously delightful desserts and drinks!

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Five Ways to Spoil Your Dog on Valentines Day

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

Valentines is a day to celebrate all the love in your life, and who loves us better than our furry friends? It’s easy to tell how much you mean to your dog, they show their affection in tail wags, snuggles, licks, and happy dances when you walk through the front door. They love us so well, so this Valentines day, make it a priority to show your dog that you love them just as much as they love you. Here are five different ways you can spoil your pup this Valentines day. 

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Basics of Brunch

by Cindy

By: Trevor Falsey

First coined by journalist Guy Beringer in his 1895 article, “Brunch: A Plea,” brunch (a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch) is now a staple meal across the world. In his article for Hunter’s Weekly, Beringer believes that brunch is more than a meal. Brunch is a sociable meal, one that “puts you in a good temper; it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow-beings. It sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” Let’s explore how we can make your brunch more than a meal — and something that will surely spark conversation. 

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Kansas City v. San Francisco: The Food Bowl

by Cindy

by:  Cristian Sorto 

As Superbowl LIV quickly approaches in Miami, it will be the fans in San Francisco and Kansa city who will be celebrating with the most passion as they enjoy their staple dishes. Kansas City fans will be looking forward to their second Superbowl appearance ever, their first in 50 years, and hopefully their second Superbowl win. The San Francisco 49ers on the other hand hope to go six-for-six as this year will their sixth Superbowl appearance and possibly their sixth Superbowl win. Both teams have a lot to root for this Sunday, but they will do so in their own style.

Kansas City fans will celebrate enjoying some delicious barbecue. The city has a long list of iconic staple restaurants that serve various barbecue dishes like ribs and burnt ends. Burnt ends were given away for free by barbecue restaurants around the city until the 1970’s when the restaurant Arthur Bryant’s began to sell the dish which eventually made it one of the most popular barbecue spots in Kansas and is only blocks away from the home of the Chiefs. The sauce from Arthur Bryant’s has attracted former presidents such as Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, and Barrack Obama. Kansas City barbecue is made popular by its sweet flavor and thick consistency which derives from the two main ingredients that are ketchup and molasses. Part of the fun in throwing a Superbowl party is preparing and cooking the food. Amazingribs.com has the perfect recipe for a barbecue sauce that will give dishes the iconic Kansas City flavor, so dishes are sure to be sweet. The right utensils are needed to make barbecue and luckily Amazon has a great Chiefs inspired barbecue grill set. A KC iced water cocktail would be a perfect companion to some barbecue or a refreshing drink to sip on during the game. Not much is known about the origin of the drink, but a speculation is that a bartender with much love for the city created it and named it after the city. Over the last decade its popularity has increased immensely across the country and the city has embraced the drink. Kansas City iced water is very simple, but the combination of gin, vodka, and lemon-lime soda creates a very sophisticated taste.

 

While Kansas City fans are enjoying their sweet and warm barbecue, 49er fans will be taking advantage of the pacific coast to enjoy clam chowder from a sourdough bread bowl. Clam chowder did not originate in San Francisco, but the art of serving the soup in a sourdough bread bowl did originate in the city and New England clam chowder is a fan favorite to pair with the sourdough. Clam chowder in mini sourdough bowls are perfect for a Superbowl celebration as guest can have multiple bowls while embracing San Francisco through a staple dish. After the warm dish, fans can indulge in a Ghirardelli chocolate-based dessert. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was founded in San Francisco in 1852 and is the oldest operating chocolate maker in the country so it’s definitely become a well-known landmark for the city. The joy in making these sundaes is that you can make them to your liking depending on what flavor chocolate square you choose to add to the sundae. The dessert is fun to make and makes for a great Instagram photo on Superbowl Sunday; a sundae post on Sunday. The recipe for the sundae can be baked in about 30 mins and is topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The sundae can be served in a 49er themed rocks glass to show team spirit.

Both fan bases are sure to have an amazing time and enjoy some delicious food. Only one team can win at Superbowl LIV, but the fans are all winners when it comes to the food from each city.

 

Recipes and Products 

Kansas City BBQ Sauce Recipe

Kansas City Iced Water

Kansas City Chiefs Grill Set

Clam Chowder in Mini Sourdough Bowls

Ghirardelli Stuffed Brownie Sundae Recipe

San Francisco 49ers Rocks Glass

Enjoy!!

Why You Should Use a PR Firm This Upcoming Year

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

There are a lot of ends involved in running a business – whether it be big or small. A good idea is only the start. And, once running, the output of product does not guarantee sales. In order to draw in clients, a respectable reputation and interesting story are vital. But if you’re busy with all of the practical matters of managing a company, how can you also create the ideal voice? Enter Public Relations. If it’s a goal of yours to start up a business this year, or to expand the reach of your already established company, investing in a PR firm is the key to success.

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Eating Healthy Again After the Holidays

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

Like so many, I spent the holiday season overindulging in scrumptious foods that, while delicious, were often more fatty, carb-loaded, or sugary than I would like to admit. And while the holidays are a time to gather around a table well endowed with sweets and treats, I’m feeling the weight of all this overeating as the season settles to a close. Ending the year with such a bang is why I believe a number of people make a resolution to be healthier during the New Year. So if you’re feeling like me and want to curb the holiday feasts and indulgences, I’ve compiled a list of healthy recipes you can make to kick start your better eating habits.

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Accomplishing your New Year Resolutions with the best in Housewares

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser

While it doesn’t require a new year to improve yourself and the life you’re living, we can’t deny the change in date entices people towards setting goals. This is why many welcome the New Year with a resolution to alter, terminate, or add something into their lives. No matter what it is, change is a challenge, and some people find themselves loosing their motivation by the end of February. 

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Cookie Swap Recipes

by Cindy

By Hannah Kaiser 

If there’s a type of dessert that most embodies the holiday season, it would be cookies. No matter the recipe, if it’s baked in wintertime it automatically feels festive. This is probably why cookie swaps are a popular event during this time of year. 

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Traditional Hanukkah Meals

by Cindy

By Hillary Blaney

Most of us are intimately familiar with the usual holiday foods and drinks. Every family has a unique customary menu for each get-together that rarely differs from year to year: Eggnog, ham, fruitcake, gingerbread. But have you ever wondered what kind of spread may be on someone else’s table?

Though Hanukkah is considered one of the more minor holidays in the Jewish religion, its close proximity to Christmas has led many Jewish families to celebrate on a greater scale, including large family dinners. One popular food served for Hanukkah is a pastry called a Loukoumades (https://www.thespruceeats.com/loukoumathes-greek-honey-puffs-1705541), a puff of fried dough usually dipped in honey or sugar. The prep time for these delicious treats is lengthy, mainly because it’s important to allow the dough to rise before frying, but the outcome is worth every second.

A common meat dish served for Hanukkah is beef brisket. There are countless ways to cook and flavor this breast meat, including this recipe for a Sweet and Sour Brisket (https://www.thespruceeats.com/sweet-and-sour-brisket-2121651). The most critical part of this meal is the meat itself. It is recommended that you find a cut with good fat marbling, which gives the meat a more tender quality.

Of course, no Jewish meal would be complete without latkes (https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015533-classic-potato-latkes). This crispy potato dish is served fried and hot. The type of oil chosen in the frying process is key in making a perfect latke. Traditionally, these were made with olive oil, however because of the oil’s low smoking point, it is suggested that the olive oil be mixed with another type of oil, such as canola or avocado.

Since there are no traditional Jewish liquors, many families find it’s fun to add a twist on other cocktails. The Menorah Martini (http://www.mydailyfind.com/2009/12/11/the-weekend-cocktail-the-menorah-martini/) mixes vodka, vermouth and blue curacao, with blueberries for garnish.

If martinis aren’t your thing, the Dreidel Cocktail (https://www.food.com/recipe/the-dreidel-cocktail-342694) combines plum brandy, apple and lemon juice, and a cherry liqueur of your choosing with egg white and angostura bitters. Shaken and served over ice, this is a sweet, fruity cocktail that makes a perfect dessert drink.

No matter the tradition, this is a great time to gather together and enjoy a magnificent meal and a delicious drink with friends and family. Here’s hoping you and yours have a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year! Cheers!

2020 Kitchen Remodeling Trends

by Cindy

by: Nicole Krempasky 

You’ve been in your home for a few years, or perhaps many, and it’s starting to feel more than mundane. Your budget, however, doesn’t allow for a big, extensive renovation project. What can you do? A popular project for a little home update is a kitchen remodel. 

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All Things Holiday Cocktail Party

by Cindy

By: Hannah Kaiser

This year, it seems like the holiday season has been in full swing since the dawn of November. While some believe the early start to be too premature, many delight in the excessive merriment. Though if there’s one event that neither the merriest celebrator nor the biggest Scrooge can resist it would be a holiday cocktail party.  Festive drinks paired with an array of hors d'oeuvres, soft Christmas music and Yuletide decorations, all these things create the perfect holiday gathering that will far surpass the average Christmas party at your work. Yet the thought of putting on such an event, especially among all the other demands the season brings, sends many running the other direction. Most wouldn’t even touch the idea with a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot pole.

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