Monthly Archives June 2017

Culinary Corner: Barbecued Picnic Chicken

Serve this savory chicken at family picnics. Cooked on a covered grill, the poultry stays so tender and juicy. Everyone loves the zesty, slightly sweet homemade barbecue sauce – and it’s so easy to make. Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons butter 1 cup ketchup 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup chili sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon celery seed 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 dashes hot pepper sauce 2 broiler/fryer chickens (3-1/2 to 4 pounds each), cut up Directions: In a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter until tender. Add the next eight
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A Brief History of Annuities

With June designated as “Annuity Awareness Month” one can argue that many Americans are aware of the word “annuity” but may not understand how annuities actually work. The annuity concept has been traced back to the Roman Empire. In return for their service, soldiers and their beneficiaries would receive annual payments for life known as “annuas,” the basis for the word annuity. In the 17th century, these contracts were structured in the form of a “tontine” by feudal lords. Investors would contribute to a large pool of cash and receive annual payments for life. Upon death the payments ended and
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Culinary Corner: Classic Chicken and Dumplings

It’s a modern take on a comforting classic. Browning the chicken first gives the dish its flavor, and eliminates the need for chicken broth. Here’s how it works: you’ll season the chicken and brown it in batches, then transfer it to a plate. Then, you’ll add your veggies to the pot with the chicken drippings, which will give them all sorts of delicious flavor. And let’s not forget the dumplings. It takes just six pantry ingredients (plus a pinch of salt and pepper) to create fluffy, delicious dumplings that make the soup simply irresistible. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 6
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