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Bring in 2 Canned Goods and Get a Free Appetizer! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Texas Roadhouse   
Friday, 06 September 2013 15:09

Please join us for dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Davenport on Monday, September 9th. Bring in two canned goods and you'll receive a FREE Appetizer* with the purchase of an entree! All canned goods collected will be donated to the River Bend Food Bank!

Thank you for your support!

Are You Passing Down the Wrong Family Traditions? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 14:59
Grandma’s Recipes May Also Carry a Legacy of Ills;
Expert Shares Tips for Change

High blood pressure ran in Dee Louis-Scott’s family, along with a talent for preparing delicious, beautiful meals that kept everyone at the table for hours.

“I hear many families with a history of medical problems who say they can’t do anything about it because it’s ‘genetics,’ ” says Louis-Scott, author of “Believe in the Magic,”, an inspirational biography of her late mother, Mattie Fisher.

“But for families like ours it wasn’t just ‘genetics.’ It was also handing down treasured family recipes for great-tasting foods loaded with unhealthy fats and salt.”

After a frightening emergency room visit during which mother and daughter learned Fisher’s blood pressure was an alarming 240/180, Louis-Scott’s mom made changes. For starters, she cut most of the sodium out of her diet.

“The first time she made collard greens without ham hocks or salt pork, they tasted awful,” Louis-Scott says. “But she kept experimenting and after a few tries, she had a healthy version that tasted good!”

A year after starting to monitor her sodium, Fisher’s weight had dropped from 250 pounds to less than 200.

Louis-Scott shares this story because she sees that many families, especially African-Americans, are prone to preventable, diet-related chronic health issues.

She offers these suggestions for some new family traditions:

• Explore complementary and alternative medicine traditions, which often include a dietary component. “I’m a big believer in the mind-body-spirit connection,” Louis-Scott says. “If you find an integrated approach that works for you and your family, you’ll have a much easier time making lifestyle changes.” She practices many of the elements of Ayurveda, an ancient natural healing system that originated in India. It starts with a questionnaire to determine your body type, or dosha – Vata (airy); Pitta (fiery); Kapha (earthy). Once you know your body type, you learn which foods, exercises and lifestyle elements will best support your health.

• Cut back on sodium without cutting back on flavor. You’ll be surprised by how much you don’t miss mega-amounts of sodium in your food. People generally don’t detect a 25 percent reduction in sodium, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Some tricks for reducing sodium intake: When buying frozen or prepared foods, check the nutrition label. If one serving has more than 1 milligram of salt for each calorie, put it back on the shelf, Louis-Scott says. Skip the fat-free salad dressings, which usually have more sodium to make up for the reduction in fat. (And a little bit of fat won’t make you fat!) Avoid or limit popular high-sodium foods such as pizza with meat toppings, catsup, hot dogs and white bread.

• Establish fun new weeknight traditions, like Meatless Taco Tuesdays. Like adults, children are more apt to accept and even embrace change if they’re invited to participate – and if it’s fun. Instead of a rushed fast-food meal on a busy school night, make it Meatless Taco Tuesday. Come up with some recipes for vegetarian tacos or fish tacos (hint: you can get lots of great ideas online) to prepare together. Or, older kids can take turns being the Tuesday taco chef. Who can come up with the tastiest original combination? “Another idea is to explore new vegetables at the produce stand,” Louis-Scott says. “When was the last time you had a turnip? Have the kids help you pick one new vegetable to try each week. You just might discover flavors you never expected to love!”

Today, Louis-Scott points out, developing a chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease can be as financially devastating as it is physically.

“At some point, one generation needs to say, ‘It’s time to stop passing down these traditions and create some new ones,’ ” she says.

About Dee Louis-Scott

Dee Louis-Scott is retired after working 30 years as a federal employee. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Scott has co-chaired the Black Family Technology Awareness Association’s Youth STEM Fair for nine years; its mission is to encourage studies in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum in urban communities. Twenty years since the death of her heroic mother, Mattie Fisher, Louis-Scott honors her life, which was experienced in a time in American history when it was a double-curse to be a black woman.

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Written by Angie Taylor   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 09:00

Spicy new burgers for both brands, plus Buffalo Chicken Tenders at Hardee’s, feature iconic Frank’s® RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce


CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Aug. 20, 2013 – Just in time for the start of football season, Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® today announce new menu items featuring the bold flavors of spicy Buffalo wings. The Buffalo Blue Cheese Burgers at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s feature authentic Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce, blue cheese crumbles, Swiss cheese, mayo, red onion, tomato and lettuce atop a charbroiled beef patty and served on a sesame seed bun. In addition, Hardee’s is offering Buffalo Chicken Tenders dipped in Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce with buttermilk ranch dipping sauce. The new burger and chicken tenders are available now at all Hardee’s locations. The Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger will be available at Carl’s Jr. starting tomorrow, Aug. 21.

“For most guys, football season isn’t football season without Buffalo wings and burgers,” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “So, since we’re in the burger business, we began playing around with the unique flavors of Buffalo wings on a burger and found that the combination tasted great. The spicy, vinegar kick of authentic Frank’s RedHot sauce is cooled down by the fresh produce and the creaminess of the blue cheese crumbles and Swiss cheese. It really is the best of both all-American classics coming together for the first time.”

For those who want their Buffalo wings on the more traditional side, Haley said, “At Hardee’s, we’re also dipping our popular Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders in Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce and serving them with a side of creamy buttermilk ranch dipping sauce to make really good boneless Buffalo wings. So, we’ve pretty much got your Buffalo wings cravings covered.”

To capture the authentic taste of true Buffalo wings, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s turned to iconic hot sauce Frank’s RedHot. Made with full-bodied cayenne peppers, vinegar, garlic and other spices, Frank’s Original RedHot Sauce became a culinary legend when it was used on the very first buffalo wings created in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1964.

The Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger is available for purchase as a single, double or Six Dollar Burger or Thickburger starting at $2.89 for the single and can also be ordered as a combo meal with fries and a drink. The Buffalo Chicken Tenders are available at Hardee’s in three-piece and five-piece servings starting at $3.49. Prices may vary by location.

The football-themed ad for the Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger, featuring the theme music from Monday Night Football, can be viewed on the brands’ YouTube channels ( and and will start airing nationally at the end of August.

Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter ( and for the latest on the flavor of the football season.

About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Carpinteria, Calif. As of the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2014, the company, through its subsidiaries, had a total of 3,347 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 42 states and 28 foreign countries and U.S. territories worldwide, including 1,391 Carl’s Jr.® restaurants and 1,951 Hardee’s® restaurants. For more information about CKE Restaurants Holdings, please visit or its brand sites at and

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Parks and Recreation Nature Programs Presents: PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:09
fall harvest

This Week at the Freight House Farmers' Market PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Freight House Farmers' Market   
Friday, 16 August 2013 15:27

The Market Can Save You Cash

Here are some tips to making the most of the market.

Buy what's in season. For example sweet corn is now widely available from many vendors. Prices generally are affected by the availability.  

Buy in bulk, many vendors will sell you a box, a bushel or by the dozen for less.

Some vendors have blemished items that are great for canning, freezing or putting in your favorite recipes often at a great discount.

Some vendors sell ripe and ready to eat for that day.  At the end of the day they often will bundle those items at a better price.

Watch the prices.  In the store you generally pay by the pound and at the market often items are priced by the pint, quart or each.  A pound of peaches is generally only one xlarge peach in the store and  might be $2.49 per pound so 5 peaches might be $12.45 in the store. Compare to a quart that has 5 peaches at the Market  at $4.00 makes them only 80 cents each a savings of $8.00!

When it comes to your health and family knowing what you eat and where it comes from is PRICELESS!

Don't want to carry all of your items to the car?  We have both shopping carts and produce wagons to help you shop and transport them to your car.  Be sure to leave them at the market for others to use.

Plenty of parking available!

Parking during the Market.

The Freight House west parking lots can be accessed by taking River Drive to Western, or Gains from either the east or west, or you may also park directly North of the Freight House in the Community Health lot.

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