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November 2017

Abt Exclusive Recipes

Abt-Solutely Delicious: DIY Mason Jar Cookie Kits

Homemade cookies are one of the classic components of celebrating the holidays. From marathon baking sessions with the family to enjoying the spoils of your hard work, fresh-baked cookies are something that everyone loves. But some of us just aren’t cut out for the baking game, whether it’s from lack of time or a tendency to burn everything we cook. If that’s you, but you still want to be able to give…

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Addison Osta-Smith Returns for Holiday

One of our most popular guests is returning next weekend for an encore presentation that could make you the star of your holiday cookie exchange. Addison Osta-Smith, BlueStar Cooking chef and winner of MasterChef Junior, will be back at Abt to bake some of her favorite cookies for the holidays. Come by to learn the recipe, ask Addison for some baking pointers, and get a taste of the finished product. Guests of…

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Abt Cyber Monday Sale is On!

The Abt Cyber Monday Sale is here! If you didn’t score the deals you’d hoped on Black Friday, this is your chance to get all the gadgets on your shopping list. Look for special savings on some of our hottest products, like $100 off the SONOS Playbar or Playbase, or $25 off the new SONOS One. Or, prep for a productive new year with $230 savings on a Microsoft Surface Pro and…

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Thanksgiving in a Blanket

The only food tradition surer than turkey on Thanksgiving is having Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch or dinner the following day—or longer. Instead of revisiting T-Day dinner between two slices of cold bread or in a soggy microwaved mess on a plate, try this simple Thanksgiving in a Blanket. In fact, it’s so easy it’s not really even a “recipe,” and the only additional ingredient you’ll need is a tube of your favorite…

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Black Friday Sales and Promotions

Abt Black Friday Sale Ad

Holiday shopping season officially kicks off in about 48 hours, with the start of Black Friday sale weekend. But while many shoppers—and retail employees—will be queuing up outside in the cold on Thanksgiving night, hoping to get one of a handful of “doorbuster” deals, we’ll all still be at home, enjoying our day off and questioning whether we should have taken that third slice of pie. The good news is that you…

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Abt Exclusive Home Tips Learning Center

Holiday Dinner Dishwasher Tips

For many of us, the Holiday season is a mixed bag of fun and stress. There’s the joyous celebrations with friends and family, the sights and sounds of the decorations, and all of the food. But then there’s also the stress of planning parties, the feeling of having one too many pieces of pie, and, finally, the dreaded cleanup. A party for a dozen or so people can create a mess that feels…

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Slow Cooker Cider

Outside our windows, it’s currently cold, cloudy, and raining; basically a typical November afternoon. It’s also the perfect situation for a warm drink, like this spiced apple cider. Made in a slow cooker, it uses fresh, seasonal ingredients, doesn’t take much work, and is a great pick-me-up for days like today. And, with the addition of your favorite rum or whiskey, it’s a great cocktail for your upcoming holiday party. Plus, it…

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Abt Exclusive Events

David Kaplan Book Signing Event

Attention, sports fans! Chicago’s favorite sportscaster is coming to Chicago’s favorite store with his new book about Chicago’s favorite baseball team. David Kaplan—of ESPN Radio’s Kap and Co. and NBC Sports Chicago’s Sports Talk Live—will be stopping by Abt on December 2nd for an exclusive book signing event. His book, The Plan, chronicles the complicated efforts undertaken by Theo Epstein and the rest of the Chicago Cubs’ management to turn the MLB’s most lovable losers into…

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Honoring Our Veterans

Abt has always been a diverse workplace, with employees that come from all walks of life. We’re proud to count a number of veterans among our staff, and many at Abt have family members who are veterans or currently enlisted service persons. This Veterans Day, we would like to take a moment to salute them and their service to our country. Their history of service stretches back over a hundred years, and…

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Abt-solutely Delicious: Spinach Artichoke Dip

Comfort food season has arrived. When it’s cold and blustery outside, all we really want to do is hang out inside with something warm and hearty to take our mind off of the steady march of winter. One of our favorite kitchen tools for getting this done is the cast iron skillet, a versatile and durable dish that safely goes right from the cooktop to inside the oven. It even makes an…

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