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Don't forget to tune in this Friday  April 3rd at 1 PM ET for a very special edition of Good Day Google+ as we talk about Finding Zoe with co-authors +Brandi Rarus and +Gail Harris  with +Naomi McCown signing the event for us.

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Please join me this week for a very special edition of Good Day Google as I speak with the authors of Finding Zoe - A Story of Identity, Love and Adoption

My guests will be the co-authors of this beautiful story +Brandi Rarus and +Gail Harris  which is set against the backdrop of Deaf America. Finding Zoe is an uplifting story of hope, adoption, and everyday miracles.

+Brandi Rarus Brandi was just 6 when spinal meningitis took away her hearing. Because she spoke well and easily adjusted to lip reading, she was mainstreamed in school and socialized primarily in the hearing community. Brandi was a popular, happy teen, but being fully part of every conversation was an ongoing struggle. She felt caught between two worlds—the Deaf and the hearing.

In college, Brandi embraced Deaf Culture along with the joys of complete and effortless communication with her peers. Brandi went on to become Miss Deaf America in 1988 and served as a spokesperson for her community. It was during her tenure as Miss Deaf America that Brandi met Tim, a leader of the Gallaudet Uprising in support of selecting the university’s first Deaf president. The two went on to marry and had three hearing boys—the first non-deaf children born in Tim’s family in 125 years.

Brandi was incredibly grateful to have her three wonderful sons, but couldn't shake the feeling something was missing. She didn't know that Zoe, a six-month-old Deaf baby girl caught in the foster care system, was desperately in need of a family unafraid of her different needs. Brandi found the answer to her prayers when fate brought her new adopted daughter into her life.

+Gail Harris  is an author who specializes in writing books for others. A story-teller at heart, Gail began telling stories for her clients as an award-winning advertising copywriter. She left Madison Ave. and formed her own writing company. Her first book, entitled, Your Heart Knows the Answer, teaches us how to trust the true voice of our hearts by learning how to distinguish it from the thoughts, emotions and constant inner chatter that is inside our heads. 

Those very skills would help Gail immensely. She was able to realize that the incredibly traumatic experience of losing her twins in premature labor was also a miracle, in that it led her to adopt the baby who was meant to be her son. She tells her riveting story in the book, Unwavering Strength: Volume II. Stories To Warm our Heart and Soul.

Her most recent book, entitled Finding Zoe whose Foreword was written by Academy-Award-Winner Marlee Matlin is her co-author’s memoir, a former Miss Deaf America named Brandi Rarus. Through Brandi’s journey to self-acceptance and to finding her daughter who she adopted who is also deaf, the book explores the themes of finding our place in the world and fitting in, being judged and judging others, and moving past them to realize our dreams.

Gail believes that each of us has our own unique story, yet the themes of coming home to ourselves, our families, and of fulfilling our destiny are universal to us all.

+Naomi McCown will graciously be signing this event 

 Friday,  April 3rd
@ 10 am PT | 11 am MT | 12 pm CT | 1 pm ET  | 6 pm GT
 
Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during the shows live broadcast. 
But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR
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These Tempura Shrimp Rolls look like lunch +lovemefood thanks so much for sharing them with us today!
 
Sushi Roll- Tempura Shrimp Recipe delicious favorite sushi roll that i like that you too may like to try its good! It got crisp taste to it with awesome flavors of ingredients! Make it at home or head on over to your favorite Japanese sushi place! Enjoy! Yummy!

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Magi m:mmmm rico chef Dennis
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who doesn't love Profiteroles and with +Azlin Bloor easy to make recipe you can have your own special version on the table this weekend!
Try filling them with Pastry Cream, Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, or Cannoli filling
Azlin Bloor originally shared:
 
Profiteroles

With whipped cream, ice cream or pastry cream - anyway you want it!
The homemade choux pastry takes only 15 minutes, the chocolate sauce, 5. With Easter around the corner, what could be easier?

Full recipe: http://linsfood.com/profiteroles/

#chocolaterecipes   #chouxpastry   #CasaLin   #linsfood  
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Don't you just love when people write articles about the demise of G+ when they have absolutely no idea of what they're writing about!
it never ceases to amaze me how much uniformed drivle is posted about Google+

The writer of this article +Florence Ion  has 1692 followers, 377k views and has posted less than 130 times since June of 2011   and this qualifies her to write the article.......sigh

You would think that they would get someone that really has information about Google+ to write the article, not by someone that has no idea of what's really going on with the platform. 

#misinformation   #googleplus   #realitycheck  
The full divorce of Google's social network seems to be coming any day now. Is this the beginning?
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I have a peculiar feeling that many people who write articles about G+ demise are actually looking forward to it.
I don't like the vibe articles of this type emanate :(
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Please join me this week for a very special edition of Good Day Google as I speak with the authors of Finding Zoe - A Story of Identity, Love and Adoption

My guests will be the co-authors of this beautiful story +Brandi Rarus and +Gail Harris  which is set against the backdrop of Deaf America. Finding Zoe is an uplifting story of hope, adoption, and everyday miracles.

+Brandi Rarus Brandi was just 6 when spinal meningitis took away her hearing. Because she spoke well and easily adjusted to lip reading, she was mainstreamed in school and socialized primarily in the hearing community. Brandi was a popular, happy teen, but being fully part of every conversation was an ongoing struggle. She felt caught between two worlds—the Deaf and the hearing.

In college, Brandi embraced Deaf Culture along with the joys of complete and effortless communication with her peers. Brandi went on to become Miss Deaf America in 1988 and served as a spokesperson for her community. It was during her tenure as Miss Deaf America that Brandi met Tim, a leader of the Gallaudet Uprising in support of selecting the university’s first Deaf president. The two went on to marry and had three hearing boys—the first non-deaf children born in Tim’s family in 125 years.

Brandi was incredibly grateful to have her three wonderful sons, but couldn't shake the feeling something was missing. She didn't know that Zoe, a six-month-old Deaf baby girl caught in the foster care system, was desperately in need of a family unafraid of her different needs. Brandi found the answer to her prayers when fate brought her new adopted daughter into her life.

+Gail Harris  is an author who specializes in writing books for others. A story-teller at heart, Gail began telling stories for her clients as an award-winning advertising copywriter. She left Madison Ave. and formed her own writing company. Her first book, entitled, Your Heart Knows the Answer, teaches us how to trust the true voice of our hearts by learning how to distinguish it from the thoughts, emotions and constant inner chatter that is inside our heads. 

Those very skills would help Gail immensely. She was able to realize that the incredibly traumatic experience of losing her twins in premature labor was also a miracle, in that it led her to adopt the baby who was meant to be her son. She tells her riveting story in the book, Unwavering Strength: Volume II. Stories To Warm our Heart and Soul.

Her most recent book, entitled Finding Zoe whose Foreword was written by Academy-Award-Winner Marlee Matlin is her co-author’s memoir, a former Miss Deaf America named Brandi Rarus. Through Brandi’s journey to self-acceptance and to finding her daughter who she adopted who is also deaf, the book explores the themes of finding our place in the world and fitting in, being judged and judging others, and moving past them to realize our dreams.

Gail believes that each of us has our own unique story, yet the themes of coming home to ourselves, our families, and of fulfilling our destiny are universal to us all.

+Naomi McCown will graciously be signing this event 

 Friday,  April 3rd
@ 10 am PT | 11 am MT | 12 pm CT | 1 pm ET  | 6 pm GT
 
Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during the shows live broadcast. 
But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Chef Dennis Littley. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Tomorrow, April 3, 1:00 PM
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I know, +Gail Harris ... we keep saying that!!  :)
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It was awhile before I finally tried Quinoa  but now I'm hooked!  I love the versatility and healthiness of it and thanks to +Kate Donahue I have 14 Sweet Ways to Enjoy Quinoa
 
I heart quinoa SO much! There are a handful of foods I’m totally obsessed with like balsamic vinegar, goat cheese and yes, quinoa. It’s a protein and nutrient powerhouse. Quinoa is a blank slate for almost anything you want to mix in. Sweet, savory, you…
I heart quinoa SO much! There are a handful of foods I'm totally obsessed with like balsamic vinegar, goat cheese and yes, quinoa. It's a protein and nutrient powerhouse. Quinoa is a blank slate fo...
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I made quinoa tabouli last week for a banquet appetizer. The guests cleaned the bowl :).
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Did you say No Bake Lemoncello Pie +Carrie Farias !
I'll grab a fork and be right there!
 
This No Bake Limoncello Pie is deliciously light and lemony. A perfect dessert option without using much needed oven space during the holidays. 
Get the Recipe: http://goo.gl/LYxQfF
Pin It for Later: http://goo.gl/Xw4h5U
#dessert   #italian   #lemon   #easter  
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Sounds good +Chef Dennis Littley, I'll put the coffee on! Thanks for sharing. 
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Getting ready for our show today at 12 PM ET I hope you'll join +Susan Serra and me as I share my recipe for my new series on Skillet Dinners  *Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Potatoes*

#aroundthekitchentable   #cookingshow   #kitchendesign  
 
I'm getting hungry just thinking about the flavorful combination I'm cooking up for this weeks episode of Around the Kitchen Table
Stop by this Wednesday at 12 PM ET as I pan sear seasoned pork tenderloin and then build a delicious blend of apples, potatoes and onions with my one pan skillet dinner!

Stop by Wednesday April 1st at 12 PM ET as I blend healthy with delicious and +Susan Serra shares her kitchen design tips!

Wednesday, April 1st
@ 9 am PST | 10 am MST | 11 am CST | 12 pm EST  | 5 pm UK 
 
Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions during The shows broadcast live. 
But if you can not watch it live you do not worry can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel: http://goo.gl/3iukbR

#AroundtheKitchenTable   #cookingshow   #kitchentips  
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OMG +Matt Robinson you got my attention this morning with your Splendiferous Totcho Supreme
I bow down to your Awesomness!!!
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+Thomas E. Hanna | BlogPhoto.tv will be going live with his show in just about 10 minutes

His guest is +Katherine Fischer from +Harbor House of Central Florida an amazing safe house for at risk women with their children and pets.

If you can't catch it live check it out on replay!
 
Make A Difference In Your World

Join me tonight, as I sit down with +Katherine Fischer from +Harbor House of Central Florida to discuss the power of social media in driving social change.

+Katherine Fischer is in charge of online promotion for +Harbor House of Central Florida, an organization dedicated to tackling the problem of domestic violence in our culture. As an organization, Harbor House has been successful in drawing together major forces throughout Orlando in making a stand against domestic vioence, including legislators, district commissioners, law enforcement, and even corporations such as Bank of America and Sea World. Harbor House has been instrumental in driving change within law enforcement as well, and the Orlando Police now lead the nation in the battle against domestic violence.

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Since finding out that I like salmon (specifically Northwest Salmon) I've been enjoying experimenting with different ways to prepare and serve this delightful fish!   One of my new favorites is making Mediterranean Style Salmon

This is one of my Restaurant Style Dishes that you can make easily in your own home in less time than it takes to pick-up takeout and for a fraction of the cost of eating out.......  What could be better?

find a printable copy of the recipe here http://goo.gl/gQ3nP6
Mediterranean Style Salmon
Ingredients
2 salmon filets (I used coho)
½ cup mixed olives
½ cup diced tomato
⅓ cup feta crumbles
1 tablespoon finely chopped Italian parsley
splash of olive oil
splash of balsamic vinegar
sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
preheat the oven to 350 degrees
rinse salmon under cold running water
remove skin from salmon if still attached by careful running a knife between the skin and flesh of the salmon
sprinkle the top of the salmon with sea salt and black pepper
place salmon in baking dish with a little water in the dish to keep the salmon from drying out
place in oven and bake for 15 minutes
Remove from oven and top with feta-olive tapenade
Tapenade
chop mixed olives and tomatoes in a small dice
finely chop Italian parsley
mix the olives, tomatoes, parsley and feta crumbles together adding the olive oil and balsamic vinegar
season to taste with sea salt and black pepper
Top salmon liberally with feta-olive tapenade and serve

Check here for more delicious recipes  www.askchefdennis.com
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This would be such a nice treat today +Alida Fischbach your Roasted Red Pepper Hummus looks so tempting!
 
Making fresh hummus at home is easy with a can of chickpeas (plus a few other simple ingredients). Try this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus It is healthy and delicious, with a surprise little kick. #ad  

Get the RECIPE: http://bit.ly/19zJ8Zn
PIN IT for later: http://bit.ly/1G83Nk3

#recipes   #hummus   #CansGetYouCooking   #easyrecipes  
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Made it, ate it and LOVED it :)
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My name is Dennis Littley or "Chef Dennis" as I'm known both at work and across the Internet.   I am an Executive Chef, Culinary Instructor, Food and Travel Blogger,Youtube Show Host and Producer of four shows on Google Plus that you can find on playlists of my YouTube Channel

  • Good Day Google+:   Talk and Variety Show featuring the best and brightest on Google+
  • Around the Kitchen Table:   with co-host Kitchen Designer Susan Serra featuring easy to make Restaurant Style Dishes and Kitchen Design tips 
  • The Food & Booze Show:   with co-host Mia Voss as we showcase restaurants around the Denver and Orlando areas, as well as specials from around the world.
  • On the Road with Chef Dennis:  Sharing my experiences as I travel around Florida and other areas.  Interviewing business owners, guests, offering a personal connection with these people and places.
You can also find my previous series:
  • The Bloggers Guide to Using G+ Effectively  
  •  The G+ Food Bloggers Community Education Events
You can also find my First Annual Virtual Blogging Conference on G+ in July of 2013 (11 Sessions) and The Second Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference in June of 2014 (12 sessions)

My 40+ years of experience in the Food Service Industry have taken me on an incredible journey, beginning my career in Fast Food then working my way through Nursing Homes, Fine Dining Restaurants, Executive Dining and finally Private Schools.  

Since my retirement from professional kitchens, I've made my home on Google+ and can honestly say there's no place I'd rather be.   

                        "Google+ puts the Social back into Social Media"

You can also find me at "A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis"   where I blog about Food, Travel and Google+ and in the  G+ Food Bloggers Community.     

                         Life is good when you're able to do what you love!

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Winner of the 2011 Most Valuable Foodie From Foodbuzz : Founder of the G+ Food Blogging Community
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  • Good Day Google+
    Host / Producer, 2013 - present
  • Around the Kitchen Table
    Host / Producer, 2014 - present
  • On the Road with Chef Dennis
    co-host / Producer, 2014 - present
  • The Food & Booze Show
    co-host / Producer, 2014 - present
  • A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis
    Food Blogger, Photographer, Writer , Recipe Developer, Community Builder, 2009 - present
  • Ask Chef Dennis
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    1. Menu Design and Recipe Development for your home or business. 2. Social Media Specialist- Training and Implementation of all Social Media Platforms for your business. 3. Developing Communities and Moderating for your business.
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After an unpleasant experience with another area Electrician, I called Terry's. They were courteous and responsive and fixed the issues with my GFI outlet in about 15 minutes and charged a reasonable amount. I will use them for any electrical need that I have.
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My appointment was changed twice in one day then cancelled for the next morning. That was changed after I was told someone would be here within an hour. When the technician finally did come in the afternoon almost an hour after the time they gave me he wanted to charge me the $69 fee for the visit and the cost of replacing one GFI outlet of $193. plus tax of course which would have made it almost $300 for one GFI outlet. That seems a bit excessive to me based on all my dealings with Electricians in New Jersey. The other note is that their office is about 1 mile from my home. UPDATE: ACE called this morning to let me know they would wave the dispatch fee. I guess complaining is a good thing. UPDATE: The outlet was easily replace and upon inspection it was verified that it was the only problem. Cost $90
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I was thrilled to be invited back into the Chocolate Kitchen to watch as they made some of their amazing chocolate creations. Its plain to see their employees love chocolate and love what they do. This of course translates into their products. I got to try some of their chocolate creations, including chocolate covered bacon, chocolate popcorn, chocolate strawberries, chocolate pretzels, chocolate graham crackers, chocolate oreo's and chocolate covered potato chips and Jami you were right the milk chocolate chips were my favorite! I am looking forward to going back soon to try out some of the Gelato they have at the store. If you love chocolate you want to make sure to put this on your to do list, plus you get to enjoy beautiful downtown Winter Park while your're there!
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