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NOAH aka #APPARENTLYKID is BACK with a SOON to be HIT SONG!

As heard for the first time on my show this weekend...

Check out NOAH aka #APPARENTLYKID and his soon to be HIT SONG!

I seriously cannot get enough of this kid!


~Manic Marc



 
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HEY IDOL FANS...A SUDDEN TRAGIC LOSS TO THE IDOL FAMILY!

*Photo Courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter and Associated Press*

As I reported this story to YOU on Saturday...here it is, in case you missed it!

MICHAEL JOHNS from Season 7 has PASSED AWAY at the age of 35!


They say it was a blood clot in his ankle and my inside sources tell me that the swelling & bruising was traveling up his leg (which means the blood clot is traveling) & doctor gave him "all clear" to go home...BIG MISTAKE! :( He should have been admitted immediately and this possibly could have been avoided!

He was such an amazing person and talent...and he will definitely be missed.

I am so glad I was given the opportunity of getting to know him and his genuineness during my interview with him.

Check out my exclusive interview with him back during Season 7:

https://soundcloud.com/manicmarconair/exclusive-american-idol-interview-with-michael-johns


-RIP MICHAEL-


~Manic Marc

 
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ANOTHER ONE OF MY TWEETS APPEARED LIVE on THE PRICE IS RIGHT!

*SCREENSHOT of another one of MY TWEETS from the show*

 ANOTHER ONE of MY TWEETS made it on LIVE today on the Price is Right!


~Manic Marc

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My Tweet made it LIVE on the Price is Right!

*SCREENSHOT of the TWEET from the show*

The Price is Right has been doing a Socially Awesome Special this week, featuring all kinds of social media interaction with the audience in studio and at home!


They featured LIVE tweets throughout the show and MY TWEET made it on LIVE today at the very beginning of the show!


Out of the MANY, MANY, MANY TWEETS they were receiving I managed to make it on. Guess that's just my luck for ya! :)


~Manic Marc


 

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CALLING ALL LOVATICS...CHECK THIS OUT!


LOVEEEEEEE HER, LOVEEEEEEE THIS SONG and LOVEEEEEEE THIS VIDEO EVEN MORE!

LOVATICS UNITE!

<3 Manic Marc


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AVRIL LAVIGNE says MEOW with NEW "HELLO KITTY" :)

Check out the latest song/music video from Avril Lavigne "HELLO KITTY" :)
She has been getting a lot of shade thrown at her for it, for seeming to venture away from her roots.
Sometimes though, especially in this day and age of music...it's time to freshen it up and take it in a new direction,
while still staying true to your roots. It's definitely catchy, I'll say that much! ;)


Feel free to leave your comments :)
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Manic Marc's Interview with Demi Lovato

***This MEME is just ONE of the MANY things I've seen***

HEY LOVATICS! If you didn't know, recently I spent some time with Demi Lovato and interviewed her.

The interview has since gone viral!!! There are clips and pics all over the internet, including Twitter and Instagram.

Here is the link to listen if you've missed it or just want to listen again and the link to the video on KRZ TV too:

FULL AUDIO: https://soundcloud.com/manicmarconair/manic-marc-recaps-his

VIDEO (Sound Check Party/Part of Interview): http://bcove.me/h4cmgass


Thanks to all the LOVATICS!

<3 Manic Marc

 
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LAST CHANCE...GIVE YOUR INPUT ON MANIC MARC'S NEW BLOG FEATURE/FEATURES!

This is your LAST CHANCE to choose what my NEW Blog Feature/Features will involve.

I've been so busy, running here and there and everywhere...and involved with a bunch of stuff, so the Manic Monday Menu Blog Feature I've been doing has been on a little vacation. I've still been cooking and baking A BUNCH of stuff and may post them eventually.
So Check Back Again Soon or Check Me Out On Facebook, as I always post my culinary creations there.

BUT, Right now I am giving you a chance to help choose my next NEW blog feature/features.

CONTACT ME with YOUR SUGGESTIONS on what my NEW Blog Feature/Features should be, since you read my blog...what do you want it to be about or involve?
(examples: food reviews, product reviews, restaurant reviews, etc or anything else you think would be worthy)

FACEBOOK ME: www.facebook.com/manicmarconair
or
EMAIL ME: manicmarc@entercom.com

Thank you and I look forward to reading your suggestions!

~Manic Marc
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MANIC MARC'S NEW BLOG FEATURE

What's up Team Manic? :p

I've been so busy, running here and there and everywhere...and involved with a bunch of stuff, so the Manic Monday Menu Blog Feature I've been doing has been on a little vacation. I may post something soon. So Check Back Later Today.

BUT, Right now I am giving you a chance to help choose my next NEW blog feature/features.

CONTACT ME with YOUR SUGGESTIONS on what my NEW Blog Feature/Features should be, since you read my blog...what do you want it to be about or involve?
(examples: food reviews, product reviews, restaurant reviews, etc or anything else you think would be worthy)

FACEBOOK ME: www.facebook.com/manicmarconair
or
EMAIL ME: manicmarc@entercom.com

Thank you and I look forward to reading your suggestions!

~Manic Marc
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MANIC MONDAY MENU (#7)

It's just another Manic Monday and time for another "Manic Monday Menu"!

This week’s "Manic Monday Menu" features TURKEY CORN CHILI! Perfect for that leftover turkey you either froze or had leftover from another meal.

So here is my exclusive recipe for:

MANIC’S TURKEY CORN CHILI

Ingredients you will need:

-1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 large bell pepper, red or green, chopped
-1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
-1 1/2 pounds light and dark meat cooked turkey meat, diced
-1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of chili powder
-1 teaspoon to 2 teaspoons (several drops) cayenne pepper sauce
-2 cups frozen corn kernels or leftover prepared corn
-1 (32-ounce) can of crushed tomatoes
-2 cups prepared chicken stock/broth
-1 teaspoon of Salt and 1 teaspoon of Pepper

Heat a deep pot over medium high heat. Add oil to your pot and add the vegetables.

Cook vegetables, stirring frequently, till semi soft, reduce heat if vegetables start to stick. Stir in diced turkey meat and season with chili powder and cayenne sauce. Add corn, tomatoes, and broth. Combine your chili well, adjust seasonings and Add Salt and Pepper. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe for MANIC’S TURKEY CORN CHILI!
 
If you have a recipe and/or tip you'd like me to feature in a future "Manic Monday Menu" or you have any questions you can email them to me at:
manicmarc@entercom.com
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~Manic Marc
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MANIC MONDAY MENU (#6)

It's just another Manic Monday and time for another "Manic Monday Menu"!

This week's "Manic Monday Menu" features more of a tip, than a recipe. You think that you couldn't mess up boiling an egg?
Believe it or not I know people that can! Here is a way to cook your eggs perfectly everytime.

So here is my exclusive tip for:

HARD BOILED EGGS

-Lay the eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan

-Cover with cold water by at least 1 inch

-Bring to a simmer over low heat and cook for 1 minute

-Cover with a lid, turn off the heat and allow the eggs to sit for 15 minutes

-Then place then in ice water for about 5 minutes

Then you may use them for whatever recipe you'd like, after you peel them that is or since Easter is right around the corner, don't peel them and color the shells.

 
Hope you enjoyed this tip for MANIC'S MONDAY MENU!

If you have a recipe and/or tip you'd like me to feature in a future "Manic Monday Menu" or you have any questions you can email them to me at:
manicmarc@entercom.com
or
Contact me on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/manicmarconair

~Manic Marc

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MANIC MONDAY MENU (#5)

It's just another Manic Monday and time for another "Manic Monday Menu"!

This week’s "Manic Monday Menu" features an easier, tastier and healthier alternative to those canned broths and stocks in the store.   Make your own from scratch in no time at all and I guarantee if you do this once, you’ll never buy another can of broth or stock again.

So here is my exclusive recipe for:

MANIC’S HOMEMADE STOCK

Ingredients you will need:

-1 tablespoon of butter
-2 cups coarsely chopped onions
-1 cup coarsely chopped celery
-1 cup coarsely chopped carrot
-4 garlic cloves, cut in half
-leftover carcass/bones from either a turkey or chicken that you had previously
(for a vegetarian option, just leave out the carcass/bones and substitute with more vegetables of your choice, for example…cabbage, peppers, corn cobs, etc)
-1 teaspoon of salt
-1 teaspoon of pepper


In a Large Dutch oven, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, carrot, and garlic to the Dutch oven and cook for a couple minutes. Then Add the Carcass/Bones and fill with water to cover everything. Simmer this on medium-high heat for at least 5 hours or till all the bones are clean and the meat has fallen off. The longer you cook this, the more flavorful it will become. Then pour through a strainer and remove all bones adn vegetables left behind. If making a soup, use all the meat that fell off of the bones in your soup. Use this stock as a base for soups, sauces or anything you desire. You may freeze this if you don’t plan on using it right away. Just pour it in smaller containers, let it cool and place in the freezer.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe for MANIC’S HOMEMADE STOCK!

If you have a recipe and/or tip you'd like me to feature in a future "Manic Monday Menu" or you have any questions you can email them to me at:
manicmarc@entercom.com
or
Contact me on Facebook:
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~Manic Marc
 

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MANIC MONDAY MENU (#4)

It's just another Manic Monday and after a week or two of hiatus it's BACK and time for another "Manic Monday Menu"!

This weeks "Manic Monday Menu" was a request by listener Lori who saw a pic of this on my facebook. It's a family recipe, but as with any family recipe...there may be a few special secrets that were left out.

So here is my exclusive recipe for:

MANIC’S PASTA FAGIOLI

Ingredients you will need:

-1 tablespoon olive oil
-4 slices of bacon or prosciutto, chopped
-2 cups chopped onions
-1/2 cup chopped celery
-1/2 cup chopped carrot
-2 tablespoons minced garlic
-1 tablespoon dried oregano, crushed
-2 cans of reduced-sodium chicken broth
-1 can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
-1 cup whole grain medium pasta (shape of your choice)
-1 can no-salt-added cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
-1/2 cup snipped fresh parsley
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1oz)

In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bacon or prosciutto; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels; let drain. Set aside.
Add onions, celery, carrot, and garlic to the Dutch oven; cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently. Stir in oregano and stir for 1 minute. Add broth, tomatoes, and pasta. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Meanwhile, use a fork to mash one can of the beans. Stir the whole and mashed beans into pasta mixture. Simmer about 5 minutes or until heated through.
Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Immediately ladle into serving bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan and the prosciutto/bacon.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe for MANIC’S PASTA FAGIOLI! Now that’s Italian! ;)

If you have a recipe and/or tip you'd like me to feature in a future "Manic Monday Menu" or you have any questions you can email them to me at:
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~Manic Marc
 

 

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MANIC MONDAY MENU (UPDATE)

My "MANIC MONDAY MENU" feature in this blog will RETURN on Monday, March 4th!
I've been extremely busy with some things, as well as planning a surprise birthday party for my mom, which went off without a hitch last night! :)
So check back on Monday, March 4th for a brand new recipe/tip!

If you have a recipe and/or tip you'd like me to feature in a future "Manic Monday Menu" or you have any questions you can email them to me at:
manicmarc@entercom.com
or
Contact me on Facebook:
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~Manic Marc
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Manic Monday Menu (#3)

It's Just Another Manic Monday and that could only mean one thing, another "Manic Monday Menu"!
This weeks "Manic Monday Menu" is Valentine Themed and geared toward impressing your sweetie AND their sweet tooth.

So here is my exclusive recipe for:

MANIC’S MINI DRUNKEN UPSIDEDOWN CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKES

 

Ingredients you will need:

-1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon of Flour

-1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons of Sugar

-3 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder

-1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

-1/8 Teaspoon of Salt

-1/4 cup of Water

-4 Tablespoons of Amaretto (Disaronno) Add More if Desired, I did! ;) I don't measure...I just pour! hehe

-2 Tablespoons of Oil

-1 Tablespoon of White Vinegar

-1 can of Cherry Pie Filling

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix till incorporated. Then combine all the wet ingredients in another bowl and mix till incorporated. Then add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix till combined.

Then take a Large 6 Count Muffin Tin and lightly grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each muffin well with the cherry filling and divide it all evenly. Then spoon the batter into each muffin tin evenly.

Bake on 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes and then invert the muffin tin on a plate and tap on the tin and turn out the little cakes. When serving I pop them in the microwave to warm them slightly, but this is a preference.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe for MANIC’S MINI DRUNKEN UPSIDEDOWN CHOCOLATE CHERRY CAKES!

Try them this Valentine's Day and impress your sweetie and their sweet tooth!

If you have a recipe and/or tip you'd like me to feature in a future "Manic Monday Menu" or you have any questions you can email them to me at:
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~Manic Marc

 

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Manic Monday Menu (#2)

MANIC’S MOST AMAZING BEEF STEW THAT WILL EVER HIT YOUR MOUTH

 

Ingredients you will need:


2 lbs good quality chuck beef, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
Blackberry Wine, roughly a half a bottle, you may use more…I did ;)
5 whole garlic cloves, smashed
2 bay leaves
2 cups all-purpose flour
Sea Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil
2 yellow onions, chopped
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into ½ inch coins
4 stalks of celery, coarsely chopped
1 pound small potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
1 can of beef stock and 1 can of chicken stock
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Place the beef in a bowl with the blackberry wine, garlic, and bay leaves. Place in the refrigerator and marinate overnight.
When you are ready to start preparing the next day…preheat your oven to 300 degrees and then combine the flour, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 tablespoon pepper.
Lift the beef out of the marinade with a slotted spoon and discard the bay leaves and garlic, saving the marinade. In batches, dredge the cubes of beef in the flour mixture and then shake off the excess.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot and brown half the beef over medium heat turning to brown evenly.
Place the beef in a large oven-proof Dutch oven and continue to brown the remaining beef, adding oil as necessary. Place all the beef in the Dutch oven.
Heat another 2 tablespoons of oil to the large pot and add the onions, carrots, celery and potatoes. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally till they start to get tender. Then add the garlic and cook for 3 more minutes.
Place all the vegetables in the Dutch oven over the beef. Add 2 1/2 cups of the reserved marinade to the empty pot and cook over high heat to deglaze the bottom of the pan, scraping up all the brown bits with a wooden spoon. Add the chicken stock, beef stock, Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon salt, 2 teaspoons pepper.
Pour the sauce over the meat and vegetables in the Dutch oven and bring to a simmer over medium heat on top of the stove. Cover the pot and place it in the oven to bake it for at least 2 hours, I let it go for about 4 hours, the longer you cook it the more tender the meat and vegetables will be. I suggest checking it half way through the cooking process and stirring it/check it.
Then there is only one more thing left to do…EAT! But there is more…

BONUS RECIPE
 
BEER BISCUITS (They go perfect with this stew)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose baking mix, recipe below
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup beer

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients with a whisk until just combined. Form into a large ball and roll out to thickness desired and use a biscuit cutter of your choice. Cut them and place on a nonstick sheet tray or use parchment paper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.

ALL PURPOSE BAKING MIX
6 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup shortening
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry knife or fork until the mixture is well blended.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe for MANIC’S MOST AMAZING BEEF STEW THAT WILL EVER HIT YOUR MOUTH, Plus the BONUS RECIPE of BEER BISCUITS that go great with it.

If you have a recipe and/or tip you'd like me to feature in a future "Manic Monday Menu" or you have any questions you can email them to me at:
manicmarc@entercom.com
or
Contact me on Facebook:
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~Manic Marc
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Manic Monday Menu (#1)

It's Monday and the very 1st "Manic Monday Menu" where I will be sharing my recipes and cooking/baking tips with you, as well as from time to time sharing YOUR recipes and tips as well.
It's a baking kind of day with the weather we are having so...here we go! I'm starting off very simple and will give you more difficult recipes/tips as time goes by.
Today you'll get a recipe and a tip all in one...Do you have a lot of leftover christmas candy and don't know what to do with it?
Well, Bake with it and utilize it that way other than just eating it.
The recipe I made today and I am sharing with you is for:

"Manic's Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies"

Ingredients you will need:
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup softened peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Combine the first 5 ingredients and cream them together. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix till combined.
Form little balls (about a tablespoon of the dough) and place on a sheet tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a preheated oven at 375 degrees.
Immediately when removed from the oven, place a kiss in the center of each cookie and push down slightly.
Let completely cool so the kiss can reharden before serving.

Hope you enjoyed this useful tip on how to utilize leftover candy and this easy recipe that took hardly anytime to make.

If you have a recipe and/or tip you'd like me to feature in a future "Manic Monday Menu" or you have any questions you can email them to me at:
manicmarc@entercom.com
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~Manic Marc
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COOKING and BAKING and IDOL...OH MY!

It's a NEW YEAR with some NEW things headed your way courtesy of me!
It's been a crazy past couple months and I'm finally getting back to this whole blogging thing.
So I will be blogging as much as possible on here and doing some new features here as well.
Of course I'll be blogging about IDOL and everything else that consumes my life, but I'm also going to start something that I am calling "Manic Monday Menu" where I will share MY recipes with you and MY cooking/baking tips too. And I'll also be looking for YOUR recipes/tips to share as well in my blog at times.

You can email your cooking/baking tips or recipes to my email: manicmarc@entercom.com
or
You can contact me via Facebook: www.facebook.com/manicmarconair

~Manic Marc

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HUGE GAME THIS WEEKEND and THE "REAL" REFS ARE BACK! WHO'S YOUR PICK TO WIN?



I SWEAR THIS POLL WILL BE UNBIASED! LOL...GO GIANTSSSSSS!

~Manic Marc

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T.I.P.S.

Anyone that works in the service industry knows what T.I.P.S. stands for and for anyone else that doesn’t, you’re going to learn.
T- To
I- Insure
P- Proper
S- Service

So that means when you are out dining, TIP your server or that’s the kind of service you are going to get. These people are bending over backwards for you and the least you could do is show them that they are appreciated by tipping them. I’ve worked as a waiter before and it amazed me how lousy SOME people were at tipping. Granted there are some pretty bad servers out there and they deserve a bad tip if the service was bad. But, for the good servers, don’t worry a server NEVER forgets the BAD tippers, so if you don’t tip or leave a bad tip…I wouldn’t return.
Moral of the Story: If you can’t leave a decent tip because you can’t afford it or you’re just cheap…Then Don’t Eat Out!
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The Search for Blueberry Munchkins at Dunkin Donuts

I’ve been searching for the infamous Blueberry Munchkins at Dunkin Donuts…and to my surprise have discovered that not ALL Dunkin Donuts make them. Major disappointment…I assumed since it’s a chain that they all mostly have the same menu. But, they don’t obviously and my search continues for the infamous Blueberry Munchkins! Find them and Bring me some! <3 
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