THANKSGATHERING #SCJThanks #ad #Giveaway

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Thanksgiving is around the corner and is a time to spend with family and friends.
SCJ is celebrating Thanksgiving by sponsoring a “Thanksgathering.” The meaning behind is that when families gather, things get messy and you know that SC Johnson can help.

And here your chance to win a AMC $25 gift card or a $500 master card, and if this is not super amazing you can get some coupons too.

Just click  HERE to enter and good luck.

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Pairing the Perfect Lasagna #BalanceYourPlate #ad

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

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Have you ever wonder in the aisles of the super market looking for an alternative to your everyday menu? Well I’m, and don’t get me wrong I love to cook but sometimes I need an easy alternative to our dinner.

Luckily for me I found the perfect and better alternative, no more junk food for us on those days. My go-to meal has to be the delicious frozen meals from Stouffer’s specially the most amazing lasagna I have ever had, the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce. It is incredible good and let me tell you as a lover of all things Italian, this lasagna is definitely at all times in my freezer.

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What I love the most about Stouffer’s is the has recently announced its new “Kitchen Cupboard” commitment. This new initiative focuses on shortening and simplifying recipes that only include ingredients that consumers can recognize and can find at home, like vine-ripened tomatoes, freshly made pasta, and real mozzarella.

And over the next few years, consumers will see Kitchen Cupboard renovations across existing and new products.

The guidelines include:

  • Using ingredients that consumers trust and recognize, like what they would use in their own home kitchens, with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
  • Working on simplified recipes that result in great taste with fewer ingredients
    Offering recipes that provide consumers with the same, or better, dining experience at a good value

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So you have to be sure and thrust in the quality of the Stouffer’s products. With this delicious lasagna I decided to make a simple but perfect salad. This simple spinach salad wich my younger daughter love to make with me and you can’t image how well the salad and the lasagna go together.

So don’t worry anymore or wonder in every aisle corner, heat over to the freezer section and grab a Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce to enjoy with your family and don’t forget to make my spinach salad.

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


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Easy spinach salad, the perfect pair for the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce.
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Easy spinach salad, the perfect pair for the Family Size Lasagna with Meat & Sauce.
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6 portions 10 minutes
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6 portions 10 minutes
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  1. In a bowl mix all the veggies, and season with lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. This salad is also perfect with any kind of dressing you like. You can add avocado, cucumber, or any other veggie you would want.
  2. Remeber to follow the instructions in the package of the Stouffer's lasagna before heating. Enjoy.
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Pumpkin Cheese Cake Pull Apart Bread #ImmaculateHolidays #ad

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What is the one thing you love the most on a holiday weekend? Well I love to spend lots of time with my family and make a delicious breakfast, specially when the day is cool and we can wear our pajamas all day.

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In a general term, my family loves to have cinnamon rolls, but they take so much time and by the time they are done my girls already had something else to eat. But I came across a wonderful product the other day during my grocery shopping, cinnamon rolls from Immaculate Baking Co. their amazing products are organic, gluten-free, wholesome products that you can find in you local grocery store, or just click Here. I love how easy they are to use and belive me you can trust 100% in the quality of the products.

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I made this cinnamon rolls in a completely different way, so I made a pull apart bread, and it was a hit, everybody love how different and delicious this bread was, the special ingredient of course is the cinnamon rolls and I want to encourage you to check more recipes from Immaculate Baking Company Here and if you are interested in any one of the recipes just remember that we hae more products you can try.

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But don’t forget about my delicious pull apart bread, it has a pumpkin cheese cake kind of filling that is great to make it more in to the season, not only for a great breakfast you can make it to serve as a dessert after a you Thanksgiving dinner.

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Oh, and don’t let me forget, I have great news I have a Immaculate Baking Co. $1-Off Coupon for you, and don’t miss the opportunity to try this amazing products.

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Delicious pull apart bread, perfect for breakfast the mornign after thanksgiving
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Pumpkin Cheese Cake Pull Apart Bread #ImmaculateHolidays #ad
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Delicious pull apart bread, perfect for breakfast the mornign after thanksgiving
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: loaf
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degress. Open the can and divide the rolls, and cut them in half. In a bowl mix cream cheese, pumpkin puree, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Place a piece of the cinnamon roll first and add a tablespoon of the delicious mixture, do the same with the rest of the pieces of cinnamon roll and the cheese cake filling.
  3. Place in the baking loaf pan, and bake. Make sure the the middle of the bread is completely bake.
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Healthy Chicken Fajitas #NewComfortFood

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I love to cook healthy meals for my family and I’m very lucky to have on hand local grow products that I’m sure are fill with amazing benefits. We think that having a delicious and well balance family meal is a great way to bond during dinner.

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I love to cook and share with my daughters my recipes and those that are passed on from my grandmother, and I remember how special it was to be with her and having a family meal every night.

Now we are making a new kind of comfort food and thanks to our friends at the Foster Farm Simple Raise Chicken, and it contains no antibiotics and is locally grow in California so we have a better way to eat every night. I love to make easy weeknight recipes, I don’t like when I spend more than 30 minutes cooking a meal or  using lots of complicated ingredients.

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And just in case you were wondering what is the New Comfort Food, is Using mostly local, seasonal ingredients, minimal ingredients in the recipe, quick, easy steps and fast prep time

You can definitely make a delicious meal under or in 30 minutes, and I can tell you that using Foster Farm Simple Raise Chicken is a great way to start. I like to buy it as a bulk and have lots of it on hand, my favorite is the thin-slice breast fillets, you can save lots of time using this product.

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And my recipe today has everything you love, a delicious balance meal with an amazing product and of course all local ingredients. These healthy chicken fajitas are perfect for an easy dinner, especially when you are in a hurry and need a quick and easy recipe.

And Foster Farms is introducing a $1.00 off coupon for you today. And go check out more recipes here Foster Farm Simply Raise.

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Delicious chicken fajitas, a great alternative for tonight's dinner.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
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4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
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Delicious chicken fajitas, a great alternative for tonight's dinner.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken breast into strips, place them in a bowl and season with the adobo mixture. Have, all the veggies cut lengthwise and ready. Heat up a pan to medium high heat and add the oil. Add the chicken strips and the veggies sprinkle more adobo, cook until chicken is completely cooked.
  2. Add the green onions and mis. Heat the tortillas in the microvawe for one minute, but firts cover with a damped paper towel to keep them moits.
  3. Once is ready, portion into the tortillas, 2 per person and sprinkle some cilantro.
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FALL’S FOR YOU #StitchFix


The kids are back in school and you finally have time for yourself. And now is the time to check out your closet and get rid off those styles are not good for the season anymore.

Check out some of the trends and got the advantage of having hand picking close just for you. It is a great opportunity and you must give it a try. Stich Fix will be your best friend from now on, I can tell you that you will not be disappointed.

Quality close especially picks for me. You have the questions I have the answered to all in terms of fashion.

Take a look because Stitch Fix is the personal style service that evolves with your tastes needs and lifestyle.

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Women Goals and Finance #WomenInspired #Ad

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Prudential and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
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Hi, today we are going to talk about money, yes, you knew that we need it to have this conversation for a long time. And the thing is us women don’t really talk about finances as a topic when we have a girls night and we do really need to do it more often.

I recently had the pleasure to attend an event with Prudential to learn more about what we as women need to know about our future and let me tell you, it completely opens my eyes in a very good way.

We learn about the issues with money and woman, on how the men had taken the role of the family to provide and we are more low key sometimes and stay home and assume some responsibilities as has bean the costume.

But the topic that was more in tune with me was that me as an entrepreneur I tend to price myself really low and don’t value the work that I do. I love the idea that I’m the solution to many other women out there and we are completely capable of competing with men on a financial level.
What financial challenges have you faced and conquered? How did you do it?
What are you doing to sustain your financial wellness, work towards retirement and invest in your own legacy?
Is there such a thing as work / life balance? Learn how to prioritize.
Juggling work and family to reach your goals isn’t easy, but it can be done. Finding dependent childcare or eldercare, requesting a flexible work schedule or asking the family to help around the house are a few ideas. #WomenInspired http://bit.ly/1XnczUc

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I want to grow my business and be a useful person, and sometimes we only think about today and no tomorrow. Remember, personal finances is a personal responsibility. Besides your family and loved ones, what inspires or motivates you to keep going?

The best advice I receive: Reach to your Prudential Adviser, they can help you reach your goal for you and your loved ones. Work with a professional that has the knowledge that you need to guide you.

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We have the tools to built the most amazing business, my homework for you is to sit down with your family and talk about your financial future. Call and as for a Prudential Adviser, to learn and ask as many questions you have is never too late to start saving for your future.

We all love to have the means to enjoy our life when we are older right? Well is not only saving, the key to all this is knowledge and having our money in good hands.

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Building wealth isn’t easy. But it can be even harder to keep it. In this panel discussion, three financial professionals explain everything from starting a business to money management and succession planning. In the end, devising a plan and putting it into action may be the most crucial job of all. Hear what they are saying in this video. #WomenInspired http://bit.ly/29qHYTT

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Honey Maid Dulce de Leche Cake #ad #LetsMerienda

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions are my own.

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We continue celebrating this special month with more and more delicious latino inspired recipes. And if you don’t know or you are not sure what is the big celebration, is ok, we are celebration Hispanic Heritage month.

Ok, first let me tell you that we eat lots and lots of bread and cakes, not only on special occasions but we love to eat it during breakfast and with coffee in the afternoon better call Merienda time. Yes, traditionally we have a special time in the day we use to spend time with our friends and family.

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Our Merienda always includes a bread or cake and I use as inspiration this great recipe  Honey Maid Dulce de Leche Peanut Butter Topper, change some ingredients and trying a different approach, you know how we as latinos love to eat a god piece of cake at any hour of the day.

Don’t worry this is a very simple and easy recipe and you will find it very useful, especially when it comes to feeding a crowd. And let me tell you my family was always in my house on time for Merienda and I never send anybody hungry bad to any shore they had for the rest of the afternoon.

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And with the help of Nabisco products you are going to be so inspired to create new recipes.Nabisco is providing a variety of fun and delicious Latino-inspired recipes that are just right to treat the family during merienda.
These recipes are easy-to-make and feature the family’s Nabisco favorites: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, RITZ Crackers and Honey Maid. These recipes are a Nabisco spin on traditional favorites.

And if you need more inspiration head to the Nabisco Pinterest Board for fun, easy and delicious Latino inspired recipes, great to share with your friends and family, this month and any other month.

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


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A delicious Latino inspired recipe, great to make for and with all your family for Merienda time.
Servings Prep Time
20 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Honey Made Dulce de Leche Cake #ad #LetsMerienda
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A delicious Latino inspired recipe, great to make for and with all your family for Merienda time.
Servings Prep Time
20 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat bananas, dulce de leche, sugar and vegetable oil. In a bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, add the Honey Maid crushed by hand, and place in your favorite baking mold. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the center is completely cook
  3. Decorate with creamy peanut butter drizzle and more cookies.
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Gelatina Cremosa (Creamy Jello) #GustoNestle #ad #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GustoNestle #CollectiveBias

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I want to share with all of you today a great recipe but also an especial celebration. As a latina, I feel the responsibility to share all my knowledge and roots with my daughters. I know most of the time we feel like in a competition of language but let me tell you, we are and we must teach our kids how important it is to speak in Spanish.

My grandmother used to say, los hijos son el reflejo de uno mismo, and let me tell you that is true. Every day I’m on top of my girls asking them to speak more and more Spanish.

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I’m so proud to have this heritage and share all my abuelas recipes and of course, I’m so lucky that I can find lots of the same ingredients we have in Costa Rica here in San Diego. Walmart is a source for me to find all I need for my recipes, especially this month that we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

I must say, one pantry item that I love and I can’t live without is NESTLÉ® La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk; We use it in almost or all our recipes, we eat it with crackers or fresh bread and pour on top of our snow cones, we have to have it at all times, it is definitely part of our food culture.

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And speaking of celebrations, did I mention that back home my family when it comes to food and gatherings is the best, we all make different traditional dishes and share with our neighbors and friends. Here in San Diego, I’m blessed to have fabulous friends to celebrate this important month and sometimes I rely in different dishes that I love and are not very latinoish but, we put our stamp on it. For example, I brought STOUFFER’S® Family Size Chicken Alfredo and because this is a complete meal, I recommend to take advantage of the Ibotta link which offers a $1.00 reimbursement. I just made to accompany this dish my abuelitas Ensalada de Repollo, Yum! what a delicious dinner we had.

And for dessert, we had so much, Arroz con leche, caramelos and because I love easy peasy no  complications, I know everybody love cookies and ice cream It was easy OUTSHINE® FROZEN SNACKS and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, was an easy option, so fresh cookies and paletas it is.

Don’t get me wrong we are very proud of our culture and our food, but sometimes we need to make our life a little easy to also enjoy the party.

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I know what are you thinking, what is my recipe? Ok just let me tell you that this recipe is my sisters go to dessert, she loves to make it and is so easy and so traditional that I want to share it with all of you. I’m sure that you are going to love how simple and easy it is, and  how perfect it is for any family gathering. Remember we as latinos, are very humble people that love to laugh, eat and spend time with our families and friends, and we made delicious food with the most basic ingredients.

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So tell me, what is your favorite latino food? How are you celebrating this month? And if you want more inspiration, check out the Flavorful Moment Pinterest Board

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Gelatina Cremosa (Creamy Jello) #GustoNestle #ad #CollectiveBias
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An easy, simple but so delicious dessert. The latino twist you will love.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
4 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
4 hours
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An easy, simple but so delicious dessert. The latino twist you will love.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
4 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
4 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Mix water and strawberry jello until completely dissolved, add condensed milk and coconut milk. Hydrated the unflavored gelatin in the water, place in microwave for 20 seconds and add to the mix above.
  2. Mix well, and place the mixture in ramekins, place in the fridge for 4 hours or over night. Before serving, drizzle dulce de leche and sporkles to a fun and yummy decoration.
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OxO Barista Brain 9-cup Coffee Maker #OXOisOn #ad

I received this product complimentary for testing purposes, and all opinions are my own.

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I have been using this wonderful coffee maker for a while and is the best thing ever, it makes delicious coffee and is so easy to use. I, personality love the looks and the different way to brew my coffee every morning and afternoon.

Yep, I drink coffee multiple times a day, especially on my very busy days, I also like how easy it is to clean and it can keep my coffee warm for a good amount of time.

It doesn’t take lots of space and the set up is very simple, my coffee is richer, bolder and just perfect. You must look for it and change the way of coffee, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as me.

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Back To School Ghostly Snacks #BTSSpirit #ad #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BTSSpirit #CollectiveBias

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Back to school is around the corner, and we can’t wait to start a new and exciting year. My girls are almost ready, they just need a few last-minute items to help with a successful first day of school. This year I’m super inspired by the Ghostbusters movie and making all snacks a little more ghostly, with the help of specially marked Ghostbusters branded bottles of M&M’s® and MARS treats, I’m sure we would have a perfect back to school.

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Me on the other hand, I have my day full with lots of shopping and prepping to have everything we need on hand. This is one of the reasons I love to go to Walmart because I can find all the items I need to make this year snacks. And to keep it even more exciting I came up with the idea of incorporating some ghostly theme to our snacks.

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So, with the help of MARS treats I made some very delicious combinations to help with this year all around snacks. Not only for school but also to have on hand for those after school programs. And let me tell the minis are perfect to keep in my purse for a boost of energy, not only for the kids but for me too, you know we all need it every day, and thanks to the minis I can have one or two. Ok let be honest, I love to have a bag of SNICKERS® Mixed Mini Bags on hand, because is my absolutely favorite.

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Is very simple all you need is:

Mixed Mini Variety Bag
M&M’s® Milk 42 oz
M&M’s® Milk Chocolate Bottle
6 oz transparent container
Labels
Pen
Peanuts
Pirate Booties
Sour Gummies
Mini Graham Crackers

It is very simple, I like to make different combinations and place them in the container, for example:

M&M’s® Milk and Cookies

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M&M’s® Milk and peanuts

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M&M’s® Milk and sour gummies

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M&M’s® Milk and pirate booties

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You can also use the M&M’s® Peanut Bottle or peanut to place some of pretzels or cookies for them to take to school.

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Or just mix them all and you will have a great tray of flavors.

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Place them on the container that is especially white for my ghostly theme, label with the name or just the day to make sure they grab the right one. Remember to keep and eye for in-store coupon to save $0.75 of 1 M&M’s® Bottle through September 30.

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And of course, you can definitely take some to the movies to enjoy the Ghostbuster movie, in theaters now.

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