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NCAA: Duke Dismisses Rasheed Sulaimon From BB Team

If you follow NCAA basketball, this is got to be a shocker. So far no details have come out but this had to be hard for Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Continue reading NCAA: Duke Dismisses Rasheed Sulaimon From BB Team

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Michigan Weekly Fishing Report For January 29, 2015

Going fishing this weekend? Need some help on where to go, where the fish are? Check out the Michigan DNR weekly fishing report. The following from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Continue reading Michigan Weekly Fishing Report For January 29, 2015

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Dog Depredations By Wolves, Oconto County Wisconsin

Wolf Depredation in Oconto County is on the increase so far in 2015. two reports from the Wisconsin DNR show dog depredation by wolves. The Breed area is new. They might be moving north from the Town of Underhill where they have been sighted for the last several years. The last few years, the area in Brauzeau has been quiet as far as the wolf population. It seems they have returned.

Following from WDNR web site. Continue reading Dog Depredations By Wolves, Oconto County Wisconsin

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Super Bowl Party Recipes 2015

Are you still planning your Super Bowl party? Are you having the gang over and not sure what to make for snacks? Today has some great easy ideas.

What’s your favorite Super Bowl snack or recipe?

Hosting a Super-Bowl party is as much about the delicious snacks than watching the game itself. From cheesy dips, to sliders, to decadent sweets, the options are seemingly endless. In honor of the game, we've rounded up some of the most popular recipes from Pinterest, and they are insanely delicious. From sweet to savory, we have something for everyone!

See more via Super Bowl party recipes: mini taco bowls, bacon dip, more – Food – TODAY.com.

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USDA: Super Bowl Sunday, Food Safety Tips

If your planning your Super Bowl party, remember to think food safety first.

Following from the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service

Food Safety Education Staff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2015 – Super Bowl Sunday is about much more than football. In fact when many people think about the Super Bowl, they think about the mouth-watering appetizers, delicious buffalo wings and spicy chili that they will enjoy with their friends.

Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day of the year in the U.S. (behind Thanksgiving). This means there are more opportunities for a food safety fumble to cause food poisoning while preparing and serving game day party foods in the home. While chips, finger foods, and dips might be a football fan favorite, these dishes involve a lot of people sharing communal items, which increases the risk of foodborne illness. Also if you serve buffet style, that means foods will be left out for long periods of time—all of these scenarios can be recipes for disaster.

In January, Kansas State University released the results of a study that tracked parents’ food handling behavior in the kitchen. After preparing a test meal that included meat injected with tracer bacteria, 82% of study participants left meat-originating bacteria around the kitchen on sinks, refrigerators, and cabinet handles. To promote safe food handling the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a food safety playbook to help you keep your Super Bowl food both safe and delicious.

Plays to Food Safe Homemade Chicken Wings

  • Make sure your frying oil temperature is 375 °F before starting to fry.
  • Before frying, pat dry the chicken wings to prevent oil splatter when submerged in hot oil.
  • Make sure not to overcrowd the chicken wings in the frying basket. If the wings are crowded, they can be undercooked.
  • To take a temperature of your wings, place them on a clean plate covered in paper toweling. Use a clean food thermometer to check the internal temperature, for food safety the temp should be 165 °F. You should measure several wings before you finish cooking each batch.
  • If the wings are below the minimum safe internal temperature of 165 °F submerge them again in the hot oil.

Plays to a Food Safe Buffet

  • Keep hot food hot and cold food cold.
  • Hot foods must have a heat source to keep them warmer than 140 °F.
  • Cold foods should be kept on ice to remain at a safe temperature below 40 °F.
  • Perishable foods left out longer than two hours should be discarded and replenished with fresh servings.

Plays to a Food Safe Kitchen Towel

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds to avoid spreading bacteria to your towels.
  • Never reuse paper towels. This product is for single use only. When used multiple times, bacteria can find their way onto the towel and hitch a ride around the kitchen.
  • Kitchen towels build up bacteria after multiple uses. To keep the bacteria from getting the upper hand, you should wash your kitchen towels frequently in the hot cycle of your washing machine.

Consumers can learn more about key food safety practices at Foodsafety.gov and follow @USDAFoodSafety on Twitter. Consumers with questions about food safety, can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or chat live with a food safety specialist at AskKaren.gov, available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, in English or Spanish.

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Michigan Fans To Wear Cheese Grater Shirts Against Wisconsin

To hype up tonight’s Big 10 Basketball game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Wisconsin Badgers, fans attending the game will be given a free t-shirt with a M and a cheese grater on it.

With first place in the Big 10 on the line, who will win?  Continue reading Michigan Fans To Wear Cheese Grater Shirts Against Wisconsin

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Bears O D On Chocolate

A story out of New Hampshire has some people concerned about banning chocolate for bear hunting. Should bear hunters be concerned? Will this concern over baiting with chocolate spread to other states?

(CNN)Four black bears that died in the New Hampshire woods last year overdosed on chocolate bait, wildlife officials said this week.
A necropsy by the University of New Hampshire showed the bears -- two adult females and two cubs -- died from too much theobromine, a chemical compound in cocoa that's toxic to animals.

Entire story via Bears overdose on chocolate bait – CNN.com.