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Abt-solutely Delicious: Apple Crisp Recipe

October 19th, 2017

Is there a food that says “fall” more than the apple? It finds its way into seemingly everything in the kitchen, from desserts to drinks. And of course, autumn is peak apple pie season. But as delicious as they are, pies can take a serious dedication of time, so we suggest this recipe for an apple crisp, instead. It’s got all of the great things about apple pie—it’s sweet and crunchy and crumbly—but it’s easier to make and much harder to mess up. So grab some of your favorite type of apple, and make something sweet.

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Tips to Protect Against Identity Theft

October 13th, 2017

While it’s always been important to be protective about personal information, recent events have reiterated the need for vigilance, both physically and electronically. Here’s a collection of products and tactics you can use to stay ahead of the game and keep your personal information as secure as possible.

 

Shred Sensitive Documents

Even though more and more of us are banking and paying bills online—and that’s where the majority of the focus of preventing ID theft lies—old-fashioned paper documents are still a source of sensitive information for enterprising thieves. Anything that goes in your trash and contains your personal information should be shredded to keep it out of the hands of those who could exploit it. To be safe, shred anything related to your finances, whether that’s an actual bank statement or junk mail containing credit card applications. For extra security, consider a document shredder that can also destroy credit cards and compact discs. Read the rest of this entry »

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10,000 Cupcakes with KitchenAid

October 11th, 2017

KitchenAid’s Cook for the Cure is one of our favorite campaigns every year, because it gives us and our friends the chance to do something meaningful in a fun way. By cooking cupcakes and sharing a photo of them on social media, each of us can raise awareness and money from the comfort of our home by doing something we enjoy. KitchenAid will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for every cupcake photo shared, with a goal of 10,000 cupcakes. But we know that baking isn’t for everyone, so last weekend we did the legwork, providing the cupcakes—and even the pretty pink backdrop—so those of us who are more comfortable enjoying cupcakes than cooking them could still contribute to the cause. Here’s a little look at the festivities.

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New Products from Google

October 6th, 2017

The Pixel 2 smartphone may have received most of the advance buzz before Google’s big event earlier this week, but there were a handful of exciting new products and product refreshes also announced. In addition to the flagship phone, here are the other noteworthy reveals from the event:

 

Google Pixelbook

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Dyson SuperSonic Hair Dryer Demo Event

October 4th, 2017

After becoming the most innovative name in vacuums, Dyson surprised the world last year with the announcement that they had developed a hair dryer. By leveraging Dyson’s digital motor technology, the SuperSonic promised to turn the industry on its head. And since its release, the Dyson SuperSonic hair dryer has racked up one positive review after another. Still, we know how important it is when shopping for a new piece of technology to be able to truly audition it before you buy. So if you’ve been considering buying the Dyson SuperSonic hair dryer, our upcoming demo event is perfect for you. Stop by Abt on Thursday, October 12, from 4-7pm, and you’ll get the opportunity to get hands-on with the Dyson SuperSonic, give it a test run, and even get a complimentary dry styling by Dyson stylists. 

 

 

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The New Bowers & Wilkins PX Headphones

October 3rd, 2017

Achieving just the right mix of luxury and technology is no easy feat, but it’s something that Bowers & Wilkins does again and again, which is one of the reasons we love them. It’s why they’re one of the most respected home audio brands, and are trusted for use in such prestigious locations as Skywalker Sound, Abbey Road Studios, and, of course, the David Abt Theater. While most know B&W speakers as a superior brand for home audio, their line of portable audio and headphones is equally as impressive. And the new Bowers & Wilkins PX wireless noise-canceling headphones mark the brand’s most advanced headphone offering yet.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Cook for the Cure

September 29th, 2017

Every October, KitchenAid partners up with Susan G. Komen for the Cook for the Cure campaign, a program that helps raise funds and awareness for the battle against breast cancer. One of the main components of Cook for the Cure is the “10,000 Cupcakes” promotion, in which people around the world are encouraged to bake cupcakes and share a photo. For each photo shared, KitchenAid donates $1 to Susan G. Komen. It’s one of our favorite events of the year, because it gives us an excuse to bake some sweet treats and share them with our customers. On October 7th, stop by Abt’s Cook for the Cure event to grab your free cupcake and share a photo with the world. If you’d like to contribute from home, we whipped up this simple strawberry-buttercream frosting that makes a delicious topping for your cupcakes. You’ll need just a few ingredients and maybe 15-20 minutes, and we guarantee you’ll be delighted with the results. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Bose Products Announced

September 25th, 2017

It’s a good time to be someone who enjoys listening to music on the go. Bose just dropped a quartet of new products that put your music wherever you want it, whether that’s in your ears, around your neck, or in your pocket. Let’s check out what the new Bose products have in store.

First up are the new Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones II, a refresh of the uber-popular model that debuted a little over a year ago. When the original QC35 headphones dropped, they were quickly crowned the Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones by countless users and media outlets alike. And they became one of our best-selling wireless headphones, thanks to the combination of stellar sound quality and class-leading noise cancellation technology. The QC35II are largely the same, functionally, but build on their predecessor with the inclusion of a dedicated Google Assistant function. Now, with the tap of a single button, you are instantly connected to your Google Assistant app, so you can make calls, perform Google searches, add to your calendar, and more, all with the power of your voice. Here’s a closer look at the original QC35 and the new QC35II compared:

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Fall Edition

September 23rd, 2017

Fall has arrived, and while around these parts it feels more like summer, we’re getting ready to welcome the beginning of comfort food season. This casserole recipe is easy to prep and bake, and uses fall favorites like wild rice and butternut squash. Plus, it reheats well, so even if you’re cooking for just one or two, you can make a large batch and pop it in the fridge, then warm it up on a lazy, chilly fall night. Read the rest of this entry »

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PicoBrew’s Picks for Best Fall Brews

September 21st, 2017

Plus, special limited-time savings on PicoBrew!

One of the highlights of the dawn of fall is the arrival of a variety of seasonal beverages. No, we’re not talking about hot apple cider or pumpkin spice lattes. We’re talking about fall beers. As the weather turns, so do most beer drinkers’ palettes. Light, refreshing, fruit-infused beers are replaced with brews that are a little darker, a little heavier, and tend towards ingredients like pumpkin, maple, and an overall spicier flavor profile. One of the musts of enjoying a seasonal beer is to make sure you get it as fresh as possible. And if you’re a PicoBrew user, your beer will be as fresh as it gets. PicoBrew is the innovative all-in-one system that lets you easily and quickly brew your favorite beers—including recipes from well-known breweries—without the measuring, monitoring, and uncertain results of traditional home brewing. And your beer is ready to drink in as little as a week after starting.

To welcome autumn, PicoBrew gave us a rundown of their favorite seasonal beers. They’re great for chilly fall nights around a bonfire, or sipping slowly on a lazy, football-filled Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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