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Breakfast and Brunch

These Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls are perfect for entertaining your family and friends for brunch!
Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

These waffle rolls drizzle with dreamy cream cheese icing will be the talk of the meal for days to come.  Not only are they beautiful red velvet color, they are tasty and fun!  With no rise time, you’ll have these pretty waffle rolls for your guests in no time at all. Baking is a way to show how much you care for someone, so bake a little extra for your loved ones!  My favorite time of year!

Hope you enjoy!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Fleischmann’s® to bring your new recipes!  Love the Fleischmann’s Rapid Rise Yeast.  Minimal waiting to get your recipe baking.  Simple everyday ingredients are always a plus!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

You’ll add your dry ingredients into your stand mixer bowl with the dough hook attached.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Add your warm milk/water/butter mixture to the bowl.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Red food coloring up next!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

One large egg up next then give a good mix so the dough kneads for a good 5 minutes.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

How pretty is this dough?!

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Press out your dough onto a lightly floured countertop.   I used parchment paper for an easy clean up.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Cut your dough into 8 equal parts and press into rounds.  Cook in your waffle iron for a super quick “roll.”

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Drizzle your waffle rolls with cream cheese icing 🙂

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Ok, a little more.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Perfect!  Enjoy.

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle Rolls

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet “Waffle Rolls”

Cream Cheese Iced Red Velvet Waffle RollsPrep time: 20 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 40 min

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 packet Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon red food coloring

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle iron to 350 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Place milk, water and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F. Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture with red food coloring and egg. Mix for 2 minutes at medium speed of stand mixer with dough hook attached, scraping bowl occasionally. Dough will form into a ball. Continue mixing for 5 minutes on medium speed.
  2. Transfer dough to a lightly floured countertop and press out to 1/2 inch thick rectangle, about 9×13 inches. Cut into 8 equal parts and press each part into a round. Place each dough round into waffle maker and cook for 1 minute, until cooked through. Remove and continue with remaining dough rounds. Place onto serving plate.
  3. Combine all frosting ingredients (start with 1 tablespoon milk and add more if needed) in a large bowl and beat until creamy. Drizzle over waffle rolls to serve.

Makes 8 Servings
Recipe inspired by Fleischmann’s Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Fleischmann’s®.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Chit Chat

So excited to share my favorite bag sale, from MZ Wallace!
Favorite Bag Sale MZ Wallace

Today only, get 40% off select MZ Wallace Metro Totes…they never go on sale!  All of the totes going on sale are very colorful and fun, you have to check them out!  This cherry one is one of my very favorites.  I use it for travel, farmer’s markets and everyday wear.  I love how they are so soft and fit everything I need!  In fact, I’m packing it for NYC as I type.  Can’t wait to take it with me this week on my travels!

So fun hunting for the perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends right now, I’ll definitely be taking advantage of this awesome sale!

Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with MZ Wallace. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Dinner

This Creamy Garlic Chicken Rice Bake can be whipped up in no time and makes a great weeknight dinner!
Creamy Garlic Chicken Rice Bake

Talking dinnertime today. It can look so very different for every family right?

Depending on the day of the week, time of day, dinnertime can be well thought out, beautifully set or easily the opposite.  Some evenings are so busy that we are lucky to have even the simplest of dinners put out for our families.

Whatever your situation, don’t be too hard on yourself.  There are plenty of times my kids get my finest paper plates and disposable cups  to eat their meal on.  The point is that dinner doesn’t always have to be a beautiful picture perfect setting.  It’s far more about what happens at the dinner table.

When I can get my entire family around the dinner table for a good half hour, I feel like I have succeeded.  That gives us time to enjoy our meal and talk about what went on during the kids day.  Are they all sitting like perfect angels the entire time?  Not a chance, but that’s real life.  Are they passing my quick fix meal to each other in our finest dishes?  Nope, but that is also real life.

Focusing on quality conversation during those few minutes I have everyone at the table is my goal.  I know that’s what my kids will remember.

Do you have go-to meals that you can get to the table quickly during the busy weeknights?  I love making sure my pantry is stocked with Campbell’s Soup.  So many nights I’ll whip up grilled cheese sandwiches with the kid’s favorite Campbell’s Soup for dipping.

Creamy Garlic Chicken Rice Bake

It’s a pleasure partnering with Campbell’s Soup today to get real about dinnertime.

When time is short I am a huge fan of Campbell’s Condensed Soups for quick fix casserole ideas or slow cooker recipes that I can put together early morning so dinner is done when everyone gets home.   When life is busy, keeping it simple will help ease the pressure of dinnertime.  Try keeping your refrigerator stocked with fresh produce so you can have vegetables on hand.  Broccoli florets are my go to vegetable when time is short.  Once your water is boiling on the stovetop, stir in your broccoli and it’s fork tender in about 3 minutes.

Letting go of dinnertime perfection has brought me so much more enjoyment the last few years.  We focus on good conversation, delicious simple meals and family fun.  That is what the kids will remember and that is real life 🙂

Be sure to check out this simple weeknight dinner recipe we love!

Creamy Garlic Chicken Rice Bake

Creamy Garlic Chicken and Rice Bake

Creamy Garlic Chicken Rice BakePrep time: 20 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 40 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dry brown rice
  • 10 3/4 ounce can Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 4 cups gently steamed broccoli florets
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook rice according to package directions. Transfer rice to large bowl. Stir in soup, milk, garlic salt, chicken and broccoli. Transfer to baking dish and top with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, until hot and cheese melted.

Makes 6-8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Campbell’s Soup.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Desserts

These Chocolate Covered Pecan Pie Bars are the perfect dessert to bring to your Holiday table.
Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

What a pleasure partnering with Karo® Syrup today to bring you a Holiday treat that will wow all of your guests! The texture Karo Syrup brings to your baking is like no other.  It’s always stocked in my pantry for all of my Holiday baking.

After I baked a fantastic pecan pie with Karo® Syrup, I used a cookie scoop to make little pecan pie mounds.  Drizzle with melted chocolate, let set and you’ve got yourself an adorable Holiday dessert that looks great on your table!

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

Be sure you have Karo® Syrup! Karo’s sweetness and ooey gooey texture will transform your recipe, provides the perfect amount of sweetness that allows your ingredients to stand-out.  Baking is a way to show how much you care for someone, so bake a little extra for your loved ones!  My favorite time of year!

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

Make sure you have some beautiful pecan halves for your pie.

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

You want to make sure you let your pecan pie cool completely before starting the next part of the recipe.

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

Use a small-medium cookie scoop to form little bites then transfer to parchment paper.

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

Make sure you get pieces of pie crust in each bite.

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

Drizzle melted chocolate over each bite covering most of the bite.  This helps keep the bite together.

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

Ahhhh, chocolate!

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

Beautiful little bites, worth every minute of prep work!

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

These work great with your pecan pie leftovers too!

Chocolate Covered Pecan Bites

Chocolate Covered Pecan Pie Bites

Chocolate Covered Pecan BitesPrep time: 15 minutes min | Cook time: 2 hours plus 1 hour cooling time | Total time: 3 hours 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecan halves
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen deep-dish pie crust
  • 1 cup melted chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.
  3. Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.
  4. When pie is completely cool, use a small-medium cookie scoop and scoop baked pumpkin pie pieces and transfer to parchment paper. Drizzle melted chocolate over tops of bites, covering most of the bites. Let chocolate set then serve room temperature or chilled.

Makes 16-18 bites
Pecan Pie recipe via Karo Syrup

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Karo® Syrup. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Chit Chat

Sharing my thoughts on Where to Find The Best Christmas Cards!  For years, I’ve been over the moon with Minted.com.
The Best Christmas CardsIt was an absolute treat to get to work with Jaana of Photography by Jaana at Disneyland Resort last month.  I have always wanted family pictures at Disneyland since I am a total Disney nut.  My dream finally came true and I made it happen!  If you are ever wanting to do the same for your family, I can’t say enough about Jaana.  She was amazing to work with and created the most beautiful pictures for my family.  See my favorites HERE.

As soon as I got my proofs back from Jaana, I knew that I was going to create my Christmas Cards with Minted!  I’ve used them for years and they have the cutest designs and most beautiful cards.

Where To Order The Best Christmas Cards

Love this design I chose for one of my cards, “it’s a Wonderful life.” The foil is so shiny and beautiful!

Where To Order The Best Christmas Cards

How fun is this Destination Luggage Tag Card?  Love this one too 🙂

Where To Order The Best Christmas Cards

I also chose this Sprit of Christmas Card 🙂

Where To Order The Best Christmas Cards

….and the back of the card, lol!  Love this!

Where To Order The Best Christmas Cards

Be sure to check out Minted for your Christmas Cards this year, you’ll be glad you did!  My order came so fast and the cards are so beautiful in person!

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Minted.com.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Dinner

This Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner the whole family is going to love!
Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Thomas Breads to bring you new family friendly recipes.  I’ve put together a weeknight dinner recipe for you today that I can’t wait to share.  All of your favorite lasagna ingredients, but I use Thomas bagel pieces instead of the noodles.  Cheesy goodness!

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

You don’t need too many ingredients to get started.  Be sure to see ingredient list below for more details.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Start by cutting up four Everything Bagels into 1 inch pieces.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Layer a couple ladle’s of pasta sauce into the bottom of your baking dish.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Spread evenly.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Top with half of your cut bagel pieces.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Top evenly with Ricotta mixture.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

A nice layer of shredded Mozzarella.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Shredded chicken up next.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

A nice drizzle of sauce over top.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

One more layer of bagel pieces.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Last but not least, another layer of cheese!

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 20-25 minutes until your cheese is nice and melted.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

….and you get this 🙂

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

…and this.

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake
Enjoy!

Chicken Lasagna Bagel Bake

Chicken Lasagna Bagel BakePrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces pasta sauce
  • 4 whole Everything Thomas Bagels, split and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken, such as rotisserie
  • 30 ounces Low Fat Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place about 1 cup of pasta sauce over bottom of baking dish. Layer with half of the cut bagels and shredded chicken.
  3. Place ricotta, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Mix to combine. Scoop the mixture evenly over bagel layer, I had a little left over that I saved for later. Top evenly with a ladel full of more pasta sauce. Top with half of the shredded cheese. Place remaining bagel pieces, more sauce and remaining cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until melted and hot. Remove and serve.

Makes 8 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Thomas Breads. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Desserts

These Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars are festive, no-bake and crowd pleasers!
Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

It’s a pleasure partnering with Karo® Syrup today to bring you a new festive quick and simple recipe the whole family loves!  These bars can be whipped up in about 10 minutes.  Wait until you sink your teeth into these bars, you are in for a treat!

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Here are your ingredients to get started.  Be sure you have Karo® Syrup! Karo’s sweetness and texture will transform your recipe, provides the perfect amount of sweetness that allows your ingredients to stand-out.  

Baking is a way to show how much you care for someone, so bake a little extra for your loved ones!

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

You’ll add your Karo® Syrup and sugar into a large pot over medium heat.  Stir until bubbly and hot.

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Add your peanut butter, stirring well.

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Stir in your pumpkin pie spice too.

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Stir in your cereals.

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Peanuts up next!

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Give a good stir!

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Last but not least stir in your broken up chocolate toffee bars.

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Transfer to your baking dish.

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Press down evenly once transferred.

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Drizzle with some white chocolate and you are good to go!

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

No-bake and so simple.  Enjoy friends!

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

So excited to bake more goodies with Karo Syrup this season!

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee Bars

Peanutty Pumpkin Spice Toffee BarsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 0 min | Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup toasted oat cereal
  • 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
  • 1 cup broken pieces of chocolate toffee bars
  • 1 ounce white chocolate, melted

Directions

  1. Generously spray 11×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar and corn syrup in large pan. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until sugar is dissolved and the mixture just begins to boil around the edges. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and teaspoon pumpkin pie spice; mixing until well combined. Add cereals and peanuts; mix well. Pour into prepared pan; pat into place.
  3. Drizzle with white chocolate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set chocolate. Cut into bars.

Makes 12 Servings
Recipe inspired from Karo Syrup’s Pumpkinroos

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Karo Syrup. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Breakfast and Brunch

These Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes are sure to wow your family and friends! Beautiful and delicious!
Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes

Thrilled to partner with Fisher Nuts today to bring you a show stopping pancake recipe!  I’ve developed a pancake around some of my very favorite flavors and let me tell you, these lasted about 30 seconds with my boys, ha!  I used Fisher Nuts Walnut Halves and Pieces for my buttermilk oatmeal pancakes.  All varieties of Fisher Nuts are preservative free: I am working with Fisher nuts, as it is the only national brand of recipe nuts entirely without preservatives.

These are out of this world amazing.  Hope you enjoy!!

Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes

Simple ingredients you’ll likely have in your pantry and refrigerator.

Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes

Fisher Nuts Walnuts….mmmm!!! So great in all of my baked goods…and these pancakes 🙂

Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes-3

Dry ingredients into the bowl along with the oatmeal.

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Just a little sugar.

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I coarsely chopped the walnuts.

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Time for the buttermilk.

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Add the egg and splash of vanilla.  Give a nice stir and spoon batter into a hot non-stick medium size skillet.  Brown on both sides until middle is set.  Stack until all batter is used up.

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Layer each pancake layer with sliced bananas 🙂

Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes-11

Drizzle with caramel sauce!!!

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Oh my goodness.

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Add more walnuts on top.

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Now through October 20, 2015, home chefs from across the country are invited to submit their original recipe using Fisher pecans, walnuts or almonds to www.myfreshtwist.com for a chance to win a trip for two to New York City, $500 spending money and a meet-and-greet with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli at her restaurant, Butter.
The top twenty entries will be professionally photographed and showcased on www.myfreshtwist.com where Fisher fans and their friends and families will be able to vote for the top three recipes from November 3, 2015 until November 17, 2015. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and a panel of judges will then select the grand prize winner from the three finalists. Recipes will be judged on their originality, integration of nuts, taste and visual appeal.
One grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to New York City, a meet-and-greet with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and $500. As with last year’s winning recipe, this year’s winning recipe will also be featured on the Fisher nuts website, social media pages and in local and national news publications. The grand prize winner will be announced the first week of December.
Nineteen finalists will receive a $100 Visa gift card, an autographed Chef Alex cookbook and a Fisher nuts sample pack.
Forty random weekly winners will also win a Chef Alex cookbook and a Fisher nuts sample pack.
For more information, rules and regulations, visit www.myfreshtwist.com.
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Enjoy friends!

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Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes

Oatmeal Walnut Banana Caramel Pancakes-22Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped Fisher Walnuts Halves and Pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3-4 large bananas, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup prepared caramel sauce, warmed

Directions

  1. Place medium sized non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place flour, oats, baking soda, salt and walnuts into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine then pour in buttermilk, egg and vanilla, mixing to combine.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into hot skillet, swirling to make round. Cook until browned then flip to brown other side. Remove and stack onto plate. Continue finishing pancakes until batter is gone. To serve, layer sliced bananas around edges of each pancake and drizzle with warm caramel sauce.

Makes 6 Servings

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Fisher Nuts. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fisher. The opinions and text are all mine.


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