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Happy Cherry Pie Day

Posted by on Mon, February 20th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Today is a very special day – it’s Cherry Pie Day!  According to HolidayInsights.com, “cherry pie is America’s second most popular pie, behind only apple pie in popularity.  As a young boy, George Washington made the Cherry tree popular, with his famous quote ‘I can not tell a lie, I chopped down the Cherry tree.’  We celebrate George Washington’s Birthday and President’s Day in February.  Appropriately, its traditional to bake cherry pies in honor of the occasion.”  Today, I encourage you to honor this tradition by treating yourself to a delicious piece of cherry pie.  And if you’re feeling really festive, check out this recipe for Cherry Pie from AllRecipes.com and celebrate Cherry Pie Day with the whole family!

Prep Time: 20 Min

Cook Time: 55 Min

Ready In: 1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

  • PASTRY:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans tart cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • red food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water. Tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half. Roll out one half to fit a 9-in. pie plate for bottom crust. Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Mix cherries, juice, sugar, tapioca, extract, salt and food coloring if desired; pour into the crust. Dot with butter . Top with a lattice crust. Bake at 375 degrees F for 55-60 minutes.
Enjoy!
~TSGal

 

Heads Up – The Ledger Is Taking A Short Break

Posted by on Mon, February 20th, 2012 at 4:05 pm
Hey Swaggernauts – TSGal here to give you a quick heads up!  Our handy tech team will be performing some maintenance on the Ledger component of the site this evening.  Due to this, your ledger will be unavailable tonight from 7pm PST until 11pm PST.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but we encourage you to ... Read More »

A Helpful Blogger

Posted by on Mon, February 20th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Here at Swagbucks, we have a lot of help spreading the word when there’s something to promote – our network of bloggers does a lot to help inform people about your favorite online rewards site.  One of our newest bloggers, Kara Zoeller of Saving by Design, just recently wrote an article for CitizensVoice.com all about ... Read More »

Golden Treats

Posted by on Mon, February 20th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
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Music Monday – Happy Birthday, Kurt

Posted by on Mon, February 20th, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Today would have been Kurt Cobain’s 45th birthday.  He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the band Nirvana, which found its breakthrough success with the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from the 1991 album Nevermind.  Kurt Cobain was granted the title of “the spokesman of a generation,” and to this day ... Read More »

Happy Presidents’ Day From Swagbucks

Posted by on Mon, February 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am
In the U.S., today is the day of the year that we set aside to honor our presidents, and while it most notably honors George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, it’s intended to pay tribute to all of our Commanders-in-Chief. Therefore, here’s to you, Millard Fillmore! Lookin’ Good, John Quincy Adams! Let’s see that smile, Calvin ... Read More »

Froobi Daily Deals: Glow in the Dark Path Markers

Posted by on Mon, February 20th, 2012 at 9:00 am
Illuminate your flower beds or mark your walkways with the Glow in the Dark Path Markers by Trademark Home Collection™. 15 pieces of plastic path markers allow you to configure your path markers where you want them. Eight brown rock like markers are accentuated by 7 glowing markers, each marker attaches to a 2.5 inch ... Read More »

Poll Round-Up – Week of February 11, 2012

Posted by on Mon, February 20th, 2012 at 7:00 am
Hey Swaggernauts!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Let’s check out the results from last week’s Daily Polls. I’m a big fan of this first question – “If science engineered tiny, pet-sized elephants that came in different colors, would you buy one?”  My answer would most certainly be YES!  And I would call her ... Read More »

Don’t forget to RSVP!

Posted by on Sun, February 19th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
If you haven’t RSVP’d to the biggest birthday event of the year, don’t worry – there’s still time. The 2012 Swagbucks Birthday Bash will be an epic event of earning, but that’s just half the reason to RSVP. The other half is the fact that RSVPing automatically enters you to win one of four $1000 ... Read More »

Technological Music

Posted by on Sun, February 19th, 2012 at 11:00 am
I must say – this could be one of the coolest covers of a Lady Gaga song that I’ve ever seen.  It’s truly amazing what technology can do these days.  This talented young girl is using strictly iPhone Apps to accompany her on her cover of “Poker Face.”  Check it out: I wonder how long ... Read More »