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Thursday, March 14, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven " " BUSINESS REVIEW i Easy And Healthy FOOds For Last-Minute Guests (NAPS)--Wanner weather offers plenty of opportunities for pop-up parties, so you need to be prepared. A pop-up party is a chance to socialize that just "pops upS; what happens when a drop-by lingers or a last- minute invite is extended to neighbors. With the right ingredients on hand, it's easy to say, Can I get you something to eat?" and make the most of the sit. uation. The key is to stock up on healthy snacks and know quick serving ideas. "Don turn down an oppor- tunity to entertain nse you didn't make plans or because you have a small kitcn7 says Chef Jennifer Schaertl, author of"Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens." One healthy, preservative- free plduct Schaertl recom- mends is premade, all-natural Wholly Guacamole. It saves time, and because avocados are rich in nutrients, ifs a bet, ter choice than other dips or condiments. Schaertl offers her chef's insider tip: "Adding freshly chopped ingredients such as cilantro, onions, toma- toes, peaches or mangoes makes it homemade." Sehaertl suggests this quick-fix recipe from her book made with Wholly Guacamole that doubles as an upscale appetizer or summer entr4e. Hint: Uncooked cakes can be wrapped with plastic and frozen for your next pep-up party. Guacamole Crab Cakes 1 cups Spicy Wholly Guacamole cup bread crumbs cup mayonnaise 2 eggs 1 lb. lump crabmeat 1 lb. select crabmeat Sea salt and pepper to taste OHve oil as needed Limes, thinly sliced 1. Combine Spicy Vc'hol!y Guacamo, bread crumb mayonnaise and eggs. Stir and set aside for 5 minutes. 2. Fold crab into gua- camole mixture, season to taste with salt and pepper. 3. Form into bite-size cakes for appetizers (larger for entree portions) and place on a parchment. lined cookie sheet. 4.  saut6 pan ov medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Carefully add a few crab cakes into the pan to fry. Cook one side until crlsp then gently flip. When goktm  pte cooked crab cakes on paper tow- els to drain, and repeat. 5. Arrange lime slices onto platter or serving tray and set a warm crab cake on each lime slice. Serve immediately. For more recipes, coupons and where to find Wholly prod- ucts, (hint: look in the refrig- erated, fresh produce section), visit www.eatwholly.com. if you were in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and traveled due North, the first foreign country you would hit would be the United States. Detroit, Michigan, is Just across the Detroit River from Windsor. "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center 1 Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Park-like Setting, Community Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 62 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-210-8983 www.NationaI-Management.com This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Transportation . Improvement Program The Central Iowa Re- gional Transportation Planning Alliance (CIRTPA) will host a pub- lic meeting to receive in- put and comments on an amendment to the Federal Fiscal Years 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (FFY 2012-2015 TIP). The meeting starts at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, at the CIRTPA Office, 420 Watson Powell, Jr., Way, Suite 200, Des Moines. Warren County has re- quested the following re- vision to the FFY 2013- 2016 TIP: Project: G24: From US Hwy 69 to R57; Project Number: STP-S- C091(90)-5E-91; Work Type: Pave; Funding: $1,600,000 in Surface Transportation Program funds, $2,000,000 total cost; Change: Add project to FFY 2013 and Revision Type: Amendment. The CIRTPA updates the TIP annually and at member government re- quest. The TIP contains four years of projects that CIRTPA members and par- ticipating agencies antici- pate implementing using federal transportation dol- lars. The CIRTPA must in- form the public of what its member governments' and participating agencies' in- tentions are regarding these Federally-funded projects. fflae CIRTPA staff will host the meeting using an open forum format to en- courage attendees to ex- press their views and opin- ions and to ask questions regarding the proposed projects. One may share their opinion with CIRTPA staff in three ways: 1) orally at the meeting; 2) in writing via forms available at the meeting; or 3) by submitting written com- ments to the CIRTPA. If anyone has questions or comments, contact the CIRTPA staff by telephone at 515-334-0075 or via email at lparris@dmam po.org. [Did You Know? 1 (NAPS)--Each Ultra Kera- tin Touch kit includes sham- poo, smoothing gloss and con- ditioner. An affordable yet effective at-home treatment for smooth, manageable flair, it's available from the Brazil- based hair care line nuNAAT, which makes nature-infused, quality products. Learn more at www. UltraKeratinTouch. com. I(E'" There is an IT trainiaN and certification program designed to offer military veterans a path to a new career. The pro- gram---called Troops to Tech Careers--was created by an IT company called CompTIK To learn more, visit www. troopstotechcareers.org. Start the day off right! Free Materials for Kindergarten Round-Up State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is offering free pencils to schools across Iowa for use in Kindergarten Round-Up through the Prepare for the Basics program. "Our schools know inviting families to check out their school before a new school year begins will help kindergartenerprepare for their big transition," Fitzgerald said. "We offer the pencils as a small gesture of support for our schools." In addition to the pencil, this free program will provide information about Col- lege Savings Iowa, the state-sponsored 529 plan created to help Iowa families meet the increasing costs of higher education. College Savings Iowa lets anyone - parents, grand- parents, friends and relatives - invest for college. Iowa taxpayers can deduct up to $3,045 in contributions per beneficiary account from their adjusted gross income in 2013" Investors do not need to be a state resident and can withdraw their investment tax-free to pay for quali- fied higher education expenses including tuition, books, supplies and room and board at any eligible college, university, community college or accredited technical training school in the United States or abroad.** For more information about College Savings Iowa, visit -, www.collegesavingsiowa.com or call 1-888-672-9116. Elementary Principals interested in taking part in the Prepare for the Basics program are urged to register online by visiting www.iowatreasurer.gov. To guaran- tee timely arrival, materials should be requested at least two weeks in advance. They will be delivered directly to the participating schools. Supplies are limited, so early registration is advised. *Adjusted annually for inflation. If withdrawals are not qualified, the deductions must be added back to Iowa taxable income. **The earnings portion of nonqualified withdrawals may be subject to federal income tax and a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state and local income taxes. The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements. ] "'r ,'.7: ;L: , SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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