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Archive for September, 2017

Abt-solutely Delicious: Cook for the Cure

Friday, 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. (more…)

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New Bose Products Announced

Monday, 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

Saturday, 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. (more…)

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PicoBrew’s Picks for Best Fall Brews

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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Free Recycling and Donation Event

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

One of the best times of the year to clean out your house is in the fall, before you start to close up the shed and the garage, and begin keeping the windows shut as the temperatures drop. Make a sweep of your home and collect the things you don’t need, and instead of pushing those things deeper into storage, get them out of the house. You’ll reduce clutter and free up space—which you’ll appreciate as you start spending entire days cooped up inside—and next year’s spring cleaning will be easier when you start with a de-cluttered home. Plus, the annual recycling and donation event from The Burke Group is a convenient way to get rid of all those things without them ending up in a landfill. 

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MICHELE Trunk Show

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The arrival of autumn means it’s time for one of our favorite events of the year, the semi-annual MICHELE Trunk Show. All weekend long, exclusive, limited-edition MICHELE timepieces will be on display in the Abt Time Boutique. Experts from MICHELE will be on hand to answer questions and guide you to a watch that is the right fit for your style, your budget, and your wrist. Whether you want to get a leg up on holiday gift shopping, or just find a special new addition to your fall wardrobe, this trunk show is the perfect opportunity to discover something unique. The MICHELE Trunk Show runs on Friday from 5pm-9pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

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The new Apple iPhone X is Here

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Rumors of the coming iPhone X suggested some very notable changes, from screen technology to sticker price. Now that the iPhone X (pronounced “ten”) has been announced, here’s a look at the big new features.

A Bezel-less Display

You can’t not instantly notice that, as Apple VP Philip Schiller said, “It is all screen.” The glass screen goes from edge to edge, seamlessly butting up against the surgical stainless steel sides of the phone. And that screen is dubbed the Super Retina Display. It’s a 2436 x 1125 display with 458 ppi, giving it the highest pixel density ever used in an iPhone. More importantly, that display is an OLED, which means that contrast, color accuracy and color gamut will be greater than ever before. It also gives the iPhone X support for Dolby Vision and HDR10. Because OLED displays use less energy than an LED screen and can be built thinner, the iPhone X can be crafted lighter and will sport a longer-lasting battery. The iPhone X is also rated IP67 for water and dust-resistance, and will be available in either Space Gray or Silver. (more…)

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The New Apple Watch Series 3: Cellular Built-In

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The Apple Watch Series 3 is a game-changer

After a brief description of some of the features coming to watchOS, including some improved heart-monitoring functionality, Apple COO Jeff Williams made the first major announcement of the Apple Special Event. The new Apple Watch Series 3 was unveiled, and it was a big way to start the event: packed into the wrist-worn device is full cellular LTE functionality. That means that you can now perform most of the functions that your iPhone was handling (with the Apple Watch 1 or 2 simply mirroring and controlling those phone functions on its own screen), directly on the Apple Watch 3 itself. So you can make phone calls, video chat, or even stream music directly through the just the Apple Watch.

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The New Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

There are two certainties every September: the leaves will start changing color, and Apple will have a major product announcement. And while they usually have a few major annoucments a year, the September “Apple Special Events” are the big ones, and where new iPhone reveals are done. As expected, the new Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced at today’s Special Event. While at first blush they look nearly identical to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, there are some significant physical differences to go with the internal tech upgrades.

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed French Bread

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Like we said earlier this week, one of the best things about football season is hitting the stadium parking lot for a day of tailgating. For football fans who prefer to avoid the crowds, a close second is to put the game on at home and have the gang over for a Sunday filled with fun and finger foods. Scrambling for something to bring to the season-kickoff party? We whipped up this tasty Buffalo Chicken Stuffed French Bread, which is easy to make, easy to serve, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.  (more…)

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