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Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake a crowd pleaser for all holiday traditions

SAN DIEGO, December 7, 2021– Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake, healthy and wholesome appeals to a wide variety of tastes this holiday season. As Hanukkah ends, and Christmas trees adorn, there is no denying the holidays are here! Whatever the beliefs and/or practices, most would agree that this magnificent time of each year is the crowning glory ...

The Car Coach, Four Cs of winter driving

The Car Coach: Four C’s you need to know before winter snow and ice

It’s the perfect time to get under the hood before winter takes effect. Here are four Cs to get your vehicle ready for the colder weather: check, change, carry, and clean. Follow these tips, and you’ll stay on the road and off the side of it. The Four Cs: Check: Lights – Headlights, taillights, turn ...

The Car Coach, Gas Prices, Government

The Car Coach discusses the governments influence on rising gas prices

WASHINGTON: The Biden White House released a 3-day supply of crude oil for America from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Which hardly makes up for the termination of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline can provide our country with up to 900,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day. Those barrels of Canadian ...

Jeep makes a splash into the plug-in hybrid market with its Wrangler Rubicon 4xE

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Jeeps’ new 4xE Wrangler Hybrid is here, how will the Jeep community respond? For most Jeep owners, the brand and the vehicle are a way of life. There’s a certain cult-like following that the brand has garnered over the past several decades. You’ll see it as other Jeep drivers give you a ...

Enjoy a healthy and tasty Rustic Pear Tart this Thanksgiving

SAN DIEGO, November 16, 2021– Thanksgiving preparation need not be stressful with an easy, healthful and delicious Rustic Pear Tart. With so much to do as we make our holiday to-do lists and finding ways to save time and maintain quality is priceless. A simple yet fabulous dessert is just what your Thanksgiving table needs. ...

GMC’s 2022 Hummer EV ushers in innovation and capability | First Look

Ever since the original Humvee was released decades ago, there’s been a loyal fanbase to the Hummer brand and vehicles. GMC is poised to release it with this moniker, the Hummer EV will come in the form of a SUV and or with a 5-foot bed for a pick-up configuration. This is not your garden ...

Jew, Tefflin, Jewish, 50 States

An expression of faith: Traveling 50 states, meeting Jews, and putting on Tefillin

For Jewish men, Tefillin is one of our most important rituals. Tefillin are phylacteries. One box affixes to the forehead, with the other box held by straps around the arms. Each box contains Torah passages. The straps are attached tightly, a metaphor for binding our head and heart to Hashem. Finally, the reading of prayers, ...

2022 Rivian R1T all electric pickup – First Look

By: Lauren Fix and Duane Pemberton Rivian has finally released its first vehicle to the market and what we have is the very trick, R1T electric truck. This mid-sized, all-wheel drive truck has tons of features, some of them are unique to the R1T and can’t be found anywhere else. Tesla’s Elon Musk loves to ...

Fall’s Daylight Savings Time may have potential health and safety risks

SAN DIEGO, November 2, 2021– Across the US Daylight Savings Time reaches its end this coming Sunday, November 7th at 2 A.M. Most Americans will set their clocks to a “fall back” position – one hour earlier Daylight Savings Time 2021 Sunday, November 7, will have the unique feeling of being a much longer day ...

Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Christ, Christianity

Is Halloween Canceling Christianity in 21st Century American families?

WASHINGTON: Are you one of the many Christian families seriously torn between their Christian faith and Halloween trick-or-treating, parties, and events? Some 70 percent of Americans celebrate some form of Halloween according to the  Statista Research Department. In 2021, an estimated 65 percent of Americans plan to celebrate. Christianity is shrinking dramatically amongst Millennials and ...

Hyundai, Santa Fe, SUV, Review

Hyundai’s 2021 Santa Fe SEL offers excellent looks, features and value

There are plenty of reasons why the Hyundai Santa Fe SEL has been a top-selling SUV. It offers great styling, a comfortable ride, and technology that outpaces its competition. The 3-row SUV market is huge and there’s a great deal of competition in this segment by many worthy competitors. Even though it shares the same ...

Avoid fall weight gain with salmon and sweet potatoes

SAN DIEGO, October 19, 2021–Fall weight gain is an unfortunate side effect of the season, but not unavoidable. A delicious feast of Sheet-Pan Salmon with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli and exercise can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle during the coming months. Avoiding fall weight gain Healthy Women states that people gain weight in the ...

gas, mileage, tax, infrastructure bill

The Tax Man Cometh! Infrastructure bill includes new mileage and gas taxes

WASHINGTON: The government loves to spend your money. This is accomplished by more taxation and other user fees. The newest 3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure bill includes a “By The Mile Tax”. Those that are driving electric cars, which the government is pushing, will no longer be skirting road taxes you will now have to pay ...

Generations, Presidents, Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers

From the Greatest to the X-Y-Z – America’s current generations

WASHINGTON: At 114 years old, Nebraska’s Thelma Sutcliffe is the oldest living American. She is the seventh oldest person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group. So long as long-lived people exist, America will have six living generations at any one time. It is easy to get caught up in the artificial hype ...

2021 Ford Ranger TREMOR – is it almost a RAPTOR?

By Lauren Fix and Duane Pemberton Ford’s Ranger was reborn a couple of years ago and is now better than ever. The new Ranger Tremor Off-Road is a Supercrew cab pick-up that comes with standard 4×4 and goes beyond the FX4 Off-Road package. Powertrain: Powering this truck is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that’s good ...

Jeep Gladiator, Vehicle, Review

Jeep Gladiator SUV pickup truck–How do you like me now?

TOLEDO: Jeep® hasn’t made one of their sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in a pickup truck since the 1990s when they put the Jeep Comanche® to bed. The Comanche was taken out of the lineup for several reasons upsetting those who owned them and would have bought another. Native Americans notified Jeep that the Comanche tribe ...

2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring | Economy, style and power

By Duane Pemberton and Lauren Fix Chattanooga, TN — The 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring is essentially a carry-over from last year’s model. The only changes an 8-inch touch screen for its infotainment system, and has native support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s a reason why the Accord continues to be a great ...

2021 Hyundai Veloster N | The most fun you can have under $35k

Chattanooga, TN — The 2021 Hyundai Veloster N provides the most fun driving experience you can buy for under $35k. There, I said it and I’ll stick by that statement after spending a week in one for a week on the roads in eastern Tennessee. Is it silly-looking? Yes. What’s up with that third door ...