Macaroni Grill Announces New Menu Items

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Romano’s Macaroni Grill®, the national restaurant chain with award winning Italian food, just launched a brand new chef’s favorites menu filled with time-honored Italian classics.  The new chef’s favorites menu is packed with both sweet and savory options (think smoked bruschetta, Italian meatloaf, cannolis, chocolate caprese, etc.).

A new entrée, antipasti and two decadent desserts are among the new items featured, as well as seasonal classics like Osso Bucco with Italian brown onion gravy, roasted butternut squash mashed potatoes and crispy sage, Grilled Mahi-Mahi with bruschetta tomatoes, pesto gnocchi and basil, and Braised Lamb Shank with Marsala demi-glace, butternut squash mashed potatoes and crispy sage.

New menu additions include:

  • Citrus Chicken Arancini: Crispy-fried balls of rice, filled with creamy citrus chicken, served with roasted garlic + lemon aioli
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  • Sausage + Cannellini Bean Dip: Warm, savory dip of cannellini beans + Italian sausage, bruschetta tomatoes, served with house-made rosemary crackers
  • Smoked Bruschetta: warm whipped ricotta, rosemary oil, smoked buffalo mozzarella, sautéed spinach, roasted wild mushrooms + roasted tomatoes, atop thick slices of rustic bread
  • Italian Meatloaf: House blended veal, beef, pork, roasted peppers + onions meatloaf, chianti-balsamic demi-glace, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetables

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  • Romano’s Cannoli: Crispy pastry shells, rich ricotta filling with cinnamon + chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Caprese: Decadent chocolate slices, paired with fresh strawberries + raspberries, sweet mascarpone cream, biscotti

I got a chance to try out their new menu and absolutely LOVED the Smoked Bruschetta.  It was the perfect start to our meal !

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2019

Crock-Pot 4-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker

The Crock-Pot 4-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker lets you cook up to 70% faster than traditional cooking methods, now in a compact size, perfect for serving four or more people. You can choose to eat sooner, or you can use the slow cook setting to come back later to a delicious, hot meal. You can also steam, brown, sauté, simmer, boil, or use the Manual Pressure setting

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The Oster DuraCeramic Air Fryer creates healthier versions of your favorite fried foods. It rotates to cook food crisply and evenly with just a tablespoon of oil. The DuraCeramic coating cooks 30% faster and is 8 times more durable than regular nonstick.

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Go Girl Busy Girl Bangles are a deliciously sleek and sexy fit for any time of year. Each bracelet comes with 3 black hair elastics (one elastic fits around the bangles center. Available in 3 metal tones: silver, gold or rose gold.

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The CleverMade Wine Cooler is perfect for all of the wine loving mamas! With a removable ice pack, and wine opener, this makes the perfect Mother's Day gift! It holds up to 6 bottles of wine and is leakproof.

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Hard Candy Cosmetics, your favorite nostalgic 90’s make-up brand, launched its Spring Collection including the Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo, Matte Velvet Lip color and Liner, Sheer Body Luminizer and Powder. The affordable price point and quality in product has made Hard Candy a favorite for generations!

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For the wine loving mom, Stuck in Glass has a really fun wine glass with a cork "stuck" inside it. The Uncorked Wine Glass is made with a genuine wine cork and accommodates a 15 oz pour. Whether she likes a full-bodied red or a light, crisp white, she is sure to love this unique wine glass.

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The Women’s Lugz Dot.Com 2.0 Oxford Sneaker is a retro inspired take on our classic Dot.com from the 90’s. Taking cues from both athletics and boots, this chunky-soled sneaker is sure to take your look to the next level. A style you can make your own day or night.

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There are so many necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings in the ELLE Jewelry collections that you are sure to find the perfect gift for every woman on your list. Each piece is rendered in sterling silver plated with rhodium or gold so they will never tarnish. In addition, carefully selected semi-precious jewels and stones along with the finest quality crystals and cubic zirconia are used in the creation of each piece.

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5 Affordable Detox Methods That Really Work

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Whether you want to detox to feel better, look better, improve your health, or a different personal reason, you don’t have to take an expensive route to get there. We’re lucky that our bodies respond well to natural methods of detoxing the body from the inside out — we just have to know how to utilize these methods to our advantage!

From simply moving your body to reconsidering the foods that you put in your fridge—and your stomach—detoxing and feeling fresh can be achieved by simply adjusting your lifestyle choices until you reach the desired effect.

Here, we’re going over the top 5 affordable detox methods that really work, so you can get cleansed and stay on budget.

1. Sweat It Out at the Sauna

Sweating is one of our body’s natural detoxifying mechanisms. In fact, sweat is usually more concentrated with toxins from your body than urine or plasma! You can utilize this tool from your body by finding an infrared sauna nearby and sitting in it for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Make sure to stay hydrated before going in, so your body has the proper hydration it needs to stay sweating the whole time.

After your session, concentrations of elements like mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and lead will be greatly reduced, and you’ll feel an immediate cleansing feeling upon exiting.

2. Ditch the Processed and Fast Foods

By simply adjusting your normal diet, you can trick your body into expelling toxins. All you need to do is to help it by giving it the proper nutrients it needs to flush out all the bad stuff.

Foods like fast foods and processed foods are often high in sodium and fat content, which are both ingredients that can store toxins and otherwise unhealthy compounds in your body. Instead, try replacing them with foods high in fiber and water content to flush out your digestive system. Replacing carb- and fat-heavy items with fruits and vegetables can keep you filled up without adding too many calories.

3. Fill Up on Water

By using water’s natural flushing properties, you can feel renewed and refreshed simply by upping your daily intake and sticking to the routine. Most people are dehydrated—they just don’t know it!

For proper hydration, aim to drink anywhere from 2 liters to 1 gallon of water each day. At first, you may notice a more frequent pattern of urination, but soon enough, your body will adjust to this new lifestyle and support your water intake.

4. Clear Out with a Detox Kit

When you need to do a THCDetox for a specific purpose like passing a drug test or medical-related reasons, sometimes turning to a consumer products like a detox kit can be just the thing you need. What’s great about these is that you can find so many affordable options that are made specifically for removing THC from urine, clearing up brain fog, or returning your liver back to a healthy state.

Before buying one, do your research into the ratings and reviews from previous customers. A good product will have high ratings and positive things to say about their experience using the product.

Once you have it, follow the instructions carefully to ensure full satisfaction with the detoxing process.

5. Ante Up on the Exercise

A great way to detox your body while receiving a whole other host of benefits is by simply increasing your amount of exercise. Exercise will increase your natural sweat production, cause you to drink more water, and flush out toxins from your fat cells and muscles. This also helps speed up your metabolism, which is one of the body’s natural detoxing functions.

Detoxing and cleansing don’t have to entail buying an expensive juice set or investing in costly supplements. Sometimes it just means moving your body, changing up your diet, or doing your research for an affordable kit.

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Can you Really Make Thousands from Property Investment?

Property investment is an emerging industry that is becoming increasingly welcomed by people all over the world. Investors are enticed by the robust rental yields certain locations in the UK offers, alongside the excellent opportunity to secure strong capital appreciation. People decide to start investing in property for many different reasons, one of the main ones is to supplement their monthly salary and to gain a source of passive income, while others aim to save for retirement.
Regardless of the particular reason, the most significant reason people invest in property is to produce a steady income. Property investment is a powerful wealth building tool that has made a multitude of individuals millionaires, providing it has been executed correctly. Not everybody that embarks on a property venture becomes successful. In fact, there are many people that initially have the confidence to invest that find themselves stuck later on as they struggle to build the wealth they imagined.

Cash Flow

Cash flow refers to the additional income you will receive each month that you own the property. These cash flow figures can fluctuate significantly, often leaving numbers deceptive as in certain months the repairs and maintenance may be higher or lower compared to different months. At the end of each year of investment it may be worth your while calculating a median cash flow over the 12 months, this way you can easily compare an average year upon year.

It is important to factor in non-monthly costs, for example the amount of time that the property is vacant for, any necessary repairs and capital expenditures. This refers to any projects which are of a higher value that may need to be replaced every so often, alongside the regular, everyday expenses of utilities and management fees.

Capital Appreciation

This refers to the profit made on an investment or purchase of an asset, measured by the increase in its market value over the invested amount of start cost price. When the value of a property increases this is referred to as appreciation which maximises your return on investment. The chances are that anywhere with the right combination of rich employment prospects, excellent schools and extensive transport links are already showing positive signs of a property price boom.

RW Invest property investment specialists, based in Liverpool, offer a diverse range of buy to let property investment opportunities across thriving parts of the UK. RW source developments in proximity to multiple amenities whilst keeping their target tenant in mind. This ensures that investors keep void periods to an absolute minimum as there is a strong demand for properties as they have been carefully selected through thorough due diligence.

One other type of appreciation that can come into play is known as ‘forced appreciation’ which is the increasing value over time due to physically enhancing and improving the property yourself. As an investor you have more control over forced appreciation as the price is not dictated by uncontrollable market trends, but rather by the investor’s actions. Ways to boost this would be to increase the monthly rent, minimise vacancy rates, add extra bedrooms or strengthen your curb appeal.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Looking for some great ideas to get your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

Check out these awesome ideas below….


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Ferrero Rocher has several wonderful choices for Valentine's Day including chocolate hearts, assorted chocolates or the Grand Ferrero Rocher which is extra large and wrapped for that someone special.

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You can get a truly unique gift from International Star Registry. My Sky Moment lets you create an exact depiction of how the stars aligned in the night sky at your most magical moment from anywhere in the world. No moment is too little to be celebrated! You can even add a frame or print it on a canvas.

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Ritzy Couture by Esme Hecht will help you express just how much you care with unique handcrafted love-inspired pieces from the Heart and Love Collection. The pieces are designed to make you smile, create a conversation piece, and express true testimony to your individuality.

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Third Love bras are created with innovative designs based on breast size and shape. No discomfort; just insanely comfortable bras, designed to fit perfectly. Because every woman deserves to feel comfortable and confident.

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Stauer hand selected special items that are sure to make your special someone smile. From necklaces to rings to bracelets and earrings, you are sure to find that perfect ewelry gift. Plus if you use code VDAY14 you can get items for only $14.

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The Omega Heated Hoodie by Volt is a perfect sweatshirt for daily use at home, work or campus life. This thing will pump the heat in to your body’s core with the help of their patented Zero Layer Heat System.

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Romance Helpers has created a Romance-in-a-Box collection that bundles up curated romantically-themed products enabling anyone to create an exquisite romantic atmosphere in the comfort of their home. Each beautifully-packaged box is designed to create a different experience and includes everything one may need to create a perfect romantic night.

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Oddblox is a T-shirt subscription service that would give your loved one a gift every month to show how much you care. They have a huge selection of design styles to choose from including Retro, Musical, Geometric, Psychedelic, and Just Odd. You can also choose between a women's cut or men's.

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The Genuine Leather Journal For Women is a beautiful handmade leather bound notebook with embossed heart cover. It is made from 100% soft, hard wearing water buffalo leather and oozing rustic charm. You will be able to draw, write and sketch to your heart’s content on the 120 off-white blank unlined sheets (or 240 pages).

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The Sonic Blast is a SUPER LOUD alarm clock with a next generation Bluetooth speaker that produces high fidelity audio. It features a built in projector to display the time on the ceiling above your bed or on the wall across the room. Charge your phone via the USB port while wirelessly streaming your favorite jams. This Dual Alarm clock allows you to record a custom wake up alarm or select from 3 prerecorded alarms.

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BackGetters offers inspirational t-shirt that inspire people to spread positivity through acts of kindness, connection and support for one another. Basically, having each other's back. The "You are Loved" t-shirt in vintage red sends a great message to EVERYONE.

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The colorful long sleeve performance shirt features Guy Harvey's iconic marlin design framed by two red fishing rods in the shape of a heart. Available now in men's and women's sizes, priced at $40, it’s the perfect gift for Valentine's Day.

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For the glam babe! Palm Pact is a cosmetic wallet that attaches to all phones and is cruelty-free! Now your bestie can store their credit cards and makeup in one easy, on the go place.

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USB Memory Direct offers amazing flash drives in a variety of designs. You can even create your own design by sending them a sketch or rough drawing. They will then create a 3D rendering. Choose from wood, metal, silicone, marble, plastic, leather, or rubber to get the perfect look you are going for.

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CleverMade’s versatile cooler snaps open and hauls up to 50 cans of his favorite beverage plus ice and keeps iced beverages cold for 36 hours, making it perfect for a long day at the beach, picnics and camping trips.

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Wrinkles Schminkles - This heart shaped, medical grade silicone pad is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift to yourself ! It doesn't get easier or more affordable than this for such incredible results. Choose from chest, forehead, under eye, mouth and lip pads to remove wrinkles overnight.

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Peaceable Kingdom Valentines - From scratch-and-sniff cards to valentines with charms, the Peaceable Kingdom collection of Valentine’s offers something for everyone exchanging gifts this year!

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Mindware Paint Your Own Stepping Stone: Heart - This all-weather stepping stone is ready to paint right out of the box, letting you skip messy cement-mixing and get right to the fun part: decorating and personalizing! Once painted, bake the stone in your oven for a long-lasting, weather-resistant finish.

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Mindaware Paint Your Own Porcelain Expressions: LOVE - Make a statement that shows how much you care with high-quality porcelain letters you paint with your own creative touch! The “LOVE” set is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

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For the chef, the new One Twist Can Spatula is a perfect gift. Its gently curved blade hugs the edges of normal sized cans so with an easy twist you get the entire contents out. It’s made with food-grade silicon and is BPA free.

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Don't forget your most loyal love this Valentine;s Day, your pup. Amuse Pooch Chicken Chips are human grade chips of 100% USDA antibiotic & hormone free, ethically & pasture raised chicken breast. Chips are baked at a high temperature for a long period of time to insure their safety.

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4 Inexpensive Ways to Develop a New Skill in 2019

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We are very much in the age of rapid development. Whether it’s new smartphones coming out every half year or new computer technology and software that we haven’t even heard of yet, things are moving faster than they have ever moved before.

With everything moving at a cheetah pace, it seems like there are new qualifications that must be earned at every turn. But with the new year comes new solutions, so don’t panic. There are plenty of ways to adapt to the new work environment. Learning the new skills necessary to compete in the workforce is key.

Fortunately, there are a few easy and inexpensive ways to acquire new skills that will last you a lifetime.

1. Visit the Public Library

The library is a great and often overlooked resource. For a cheap library fee, you get unlimited access to the resources (both online and in-person) of your local library. Of course, some libraries have more information than others, so make sure to do some research first.

Libraries are great because of the variety of tools they offer. From traditional hardcover books to e-books to DVDs and CDs, you’re sure to find something interesting.

The only issue is that some of the resources might be a bit aged. This can hinder you depending on the type of skill you wish to learn – for example, they may not have the most up to date knowledge on web development. In most cases, however, the library should have enough modern resources to get you skilled in just about anything.

2. Take a Master Class

A Master Class is a great way to efficiently develop a new skill and have fun doing it. There are Master Class courses in almost every subject imaginable, from computer programing to baking. Plus, these classes aren’t a big-time commitment, since they can be done flexibly online.

These classes are taught by professionals in their fields who have various accolades and recognitions. They provide syllabi and materials that are tailored to how you work best, helping you learn faster.

3. Listen to Podcasts

These are a more modern, on-the-go resource. Podcasts are amazing because they can be accessed from your smartphone just about anywhere you have service. They have podcasts about almost every topic, from digital marketing to creative writing.

A lot of podcasts are skill acquisition based. These are most helpful for language learning, starting your own business, and even investing in the stock market. The podcasts don’t usually come with other material to help the learning process. That might take a little bit of planning on your part.

4. Take on an Internship

Internships aren’t just for college students – there are plenty of adult internship programs that are geared toward helping people switch careers later in life. If you help someone who already knows the skill you wish to acquire, this is an amazing opportunity to learn up close and personal.

For instance, if you want to become a better writer, shadow a writer and see how they perform. Maybe you can pick up techniques such as outlining or drafting that you would have never thought of by yourself. Plus, with a mentor, you have a connection that is already in the world that you are trying to enter by learning this skill.

Conclusion

Having the ability to learn new skills and adapt to a changing work environment is extremely important, now more than ever. It might seem daunting to learn a completely new skill all on your own, but there are plenty of affordable ways to get there.

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