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Award-Winning Author Launches Latest Book at First Friday in Manassas

By Emma Young Belinda Miller, renowned creator of fictional fantastical worlds and a Manassas resident, also knows how to create fantastical events. The award-winning author is launching Reunion, the last installment of The Ragwort Chronicles, in a free, immersive event which includes viewing original art based on the series by Manassas-based Emily Thomson, along with aged vinegar, fresh olive oil, …

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The Firehouse Foodie: Turkey Again? Why Turkey Anyway?

By Frank E. Vaerewijck Turkey is a staple for Thanksgiving, as we all know, but why? As a kid, we have images of Pilgrims and Native Americans breaking bread, much like we do at the Firehouse, around a big table filled with all sorts of food, and a huge turkey right there in the middle. Everyone dressed up in their …

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant INGREDIENTS 1½ lbs (700 g) asparagus (about 18 stalks), washed, patted dry and trimmed 3 oz (90 g) sliced prosciutto (about 8 slices) Black pepper, to taste Prepared balsamic glaze (optional) Fresh Parmesan cheese (optional) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C) Cut prosciutto slices in half lengthwise. Wrap each asparagus with one piece …

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds unpeeled potatoes 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1/3 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons fresh snipped parsely 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes; place in (2-qt.) Saucepan. Add garlic and enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce …

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Thanksgiving Pie Crust Recipe

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant Make your pies the talk of the Thanksgiving dessert table. These creative crust designs only look complicated, but putting a personal stamp on store-bought pie creust is easy as, well, pie! All it takes is ready-made dough and a little creativity with your favorite Pampered Chef ® tool. DIRECTIONS Give your pie a …

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Savory Smashed Root Vegetables

Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Consultant A tasty and healthier version of mashed potatoes will be a hit at your next party! INGREDIENTS 2 tbsp (mL) butter 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil 4 green onions, sliced 4 lbs (1.8 kg) assorted root vegetables, such as carrots, parsnips, rutabaga or turnips, peeled and coarsely chopped ¾ cup (175 mL) …

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Local Leaders to Compete with their Home-Cooked Favorites

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce Come hungry! Leadership Prince William and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce will host their 2nd Annual Gourmet Guys Give Back event from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at Linton Hall School in Bristow.  This family-friendly event is open to the public and will feature up to 22 local …

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Baking Mason Jar Pies with Your Children

Story and Photos by Amanda Causey Baity During the holiday season, our house is full of activity. Since it is usually too cold for long outside play time, like most families with small children, we do more indoor activities. Baking and crafting are always at the top of the list. My children are picky, so to make them all happy, there are times that I …

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Remodeled Red Lobster Offers Dynamic Ambience, New Menu Options and Old Favorites

By Lisa Collins-Haynes The Manassas Red Lobster, located at 7505 Broken Branch Lane, was selected from 704 other locations as the first restaurant to receive one of several remodel prototypes. When asked why the Manassas location was chosen, General Manager Jesse Green said, “It’s because we are in a multicultural area, and we are a high-performing location. Our guest experience has been consistent, and we have …

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Gourmet Guys Give Back

Click here for info & tickets! Sunday Dec. 3, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. Linton Hall School Gymnasium 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow Get your Tickets Today Bring your appetite to our second Annual Event! Gourmet Guys Give Back is a family-friendly event where local amateur chefs–probably someone you know–compete for “People’s Choice” and Judges’ Awards for their tastiest dishes. Sponsorships …

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