Section 1C

(1) Orange Cream Dessert Squares

A sugar cookie crust with a hint of orange is the base for a creamy cheesecake filling.
Prep Time: 25 Min
Total Time: 3 Hr 35 Min
Makes: 24 servings

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
2 tablespoons grated orange peel (from 2 large oranges)
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
¼ cup sugar
½ cup SMUCKER’S® Sweet Orange Marmalade
1 teaspoon orange-flavored liqueur or 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
3 tablespoons whipping (heavy) cream
2 drops orange food color (or 2 drops yellow and 1 drop red food color)
1 ½ teaspoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
½ cup white vanilla baking chips

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Press cookie dough evenly on bottom and 1 inch up sides of ungreased 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. (If dough is sticky, use floured fingers.) Sprinkle evenly with orange peel.
2. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, marmalade and liqueur with electric mixer on medium-high speed about 1 minute or until well blended. Add eggs; beat about 2 minutes or until well blended and mixture is creamy. Spread evenly in crust.
3. Bake 29 to 36 minutes or until crust is golden brown and center is set. Cool 1 hour.
4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave whipping cream and food color uncovered on High about 30 seconds or just until boiling. Add butter and baking chips; stir until chips are melted. Spread mixture evenly over bars. Refrigerate about 1 1/2 hours or until chilled and firm.
5. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows, using thin, sharp knife and wiping blade occasionally. Cover and refrigerate any remaining dessert squares.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):
No change.

Nutritional Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)

(2) Peanut Butter Bars

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1 cup quick-rolled oats
1 pkg. (6 oz.) chocolate chips
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
2-4 tbsp. milk

Mix first 10 ingredients together, beginning by creaming butters & sugars, then adding egg & vanilla, followed by dry ingredients.
Spread in greased 13×9-inch pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips on top, allow to melt, then spread evenly.

Mix last 3 ingredients and drizzle over chocolate.
Note:  For the drizzle, I use half the quantities of those 3 ingredients and find it is plenty.

Cool and cut into bars.  Sweet & yummy — enjoy!


Section 2, part 2

(1) Daniel H. in NC:  Section 11 was very interesting–and so true.

(2) Skip G. in PA (with a FANTASTIC BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, regardless of where you live):

100% renewable wind energy certificates. Reduce dependence on foreign oil, improve the quality of our environment, create jobs in America, create a better future for our children and earn substantial residual monthly income. It’s your chance to be in on the launch of a national product. Turn $19.95 a month into $ thousands.

(3) Pat H. in PA: No joke [on use of neti pot] I used to have BIG TIME sinus issues. Tried almost everything. Even tried a nasal wash.. I went and had accupuncture and it helped big time. In fact, my daugter’s allergies were drastically reduced. Lately though my sinus are no longer a problem as I have a sleep disorder and use a CPAP machine and mask that basically forces air into my airways at night and I drink 6-7 bottles of water a day. No more sinus issues…Yes!!!!

(4) Elaine B. in PA: This “package”[BLAINEWORLD]  is always interesting. Part D…somewhere is “Riding the Bus with My Sister.” It’s very touching.  And, I like the Katie show, but I wish her hairdresser would “fix” her up.

(5) Sharon B. in PA: I am passing along a link to the new movie, Genetic Roulette. It can be viewed for free for the next few days. It is REALLY important that everyone watch this movie. I know you have a healthy contact list so I thought you might want to check out this movie and pass it along to all your contacts and friends. It’s really important that everyone in the US knows about this issue.

(6) Gordy F. in NJ: Loved it!! [Don’t see that joke in BLAINESWORLD #833.]
(7) Rock E. in NC: Howdy back…if you haven’t already, please check out my updated YouTube channel. There’s some funny and interesting stuff 🙂 
(8) Jo C. in PA: You know how much I love so if you have any campaign or fundraising mailers you think contain suspect claims send it to Factcheck’s Spin Detectors. email directly to
(9) Lori in GA: l always think you are a wonder, Blaine!  Thank you for thinking about me!My response: Awwwww!
(10) Terri S. in PA (with a REQUEST FOR HELP): This link is to make contributions to the “Raising Caine” team in the MS City to Shore Bike Ride. This rider is one on the team who is matching donations out of her pocket until she reaches $5,000. So any contribution to her via this link will ultimately be doubled! Thank you so much!!
(11) Ryan P. in NC: Secrets to longevity offered by healthiest people over 99
(12) Bruce S. in AZ: “Trouble With The Curve” is Clint Eastwood’s Father & Daughter (Amy Adams) Story immersed in the baseball scouting world- lots of fun along the way – It points to the subtlety and delicate world of scouting observations – this film speaks to many issues- this is not another cranky Clint character rising to the rescue- it delivers right down the middle.
(13) Norm K. in FL: Only trouble I had with Trouble with the Curve is that the star of it made a jerk out of himself at the Republican convention and it kept impacting film. A great movie, but who else think actors should just read scripts and not play politics?Answer: Your comment makes me want to see the film. As for actors not being able to play politics, my take is that they have the right to do so–just like anybody else.

Section 12A (1 seminar I’m presenting & 1 I’m moderating)

(1) Survival Marketing–offered by Asheville SCORE

Sponsored by Ruth C. Smith

Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 9:00 AM-Noon

Registration starts at 8:30 AM

Registration: $30.00

Save $5 by pre-registering by clicking:

To market and grow your business, you need to understand the concept of positioning; i.e., what is it that you do that makes yourself meaningfully different from the competition. Come to this informative and engaging seminar to learn how it’s done.

(2) The one I’m moderating:

SBA and AARP Host Panel Discussion October 2

Please join us in Candler, NC just outside Asheville, on October 2, 2012 to celebrate National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day. One in four Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 are interested in starting their own business.  A panel discussion will highlight successful business owners that started their companies when they were over 50.  One of the panelists is NC Small Business Person of the Year Oscar Wong who started Highland Brewing Company. Also, SCORE counselors will be on hand to provide business advice and mentoring.  This FREE event will be held at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Enka Campus, 1465 Sand Hill Road, Candler, 2nd floor, Haynes Conference Center. Registration is required.  Please go to: or call 1-877-926-8300.

For more information, contact SBA’s Eileen Joyce at 704-344-6787.

Section 12B (Other NC events)

In 2012, Lonesome River Band is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with three albums, CHRONOLOGY Volumes One – Three” on Rural Rhythm Records. This mega group certainly continues their reputation as one of the most respected names in bluegrass music. Longtime band member and multi-award winning banjo picker, Sammy Shelor has put together a wealth of talent that includes: Brandon Rickman (lead & harmony vocals and guitar); Mike Hartgrove (fiddle); Barry Reed (bass, harmony vocals); and Randy Jones (lead & harmony vocals, mandolin) all performing the distinctive LRB sound fans love.

(2)  You’re Invited to the  2012 Wellness Expo
Monday September 24

10 am -2 pm

Biltmore Square Mall in Asheville

Come join us as we kick off

Active Aging Week


80 Vendors
Over 20 Free Screenings
Interactive Wellness Journey Passport Program
Door Prizes
9/11 Service Project
Meet & Greet with Local Law Enforcement & First Responders
Free Chick Fil-A Lunch for Senior Companion, Foster Grandparent and RSVP Volunteers

This event is free and open to the public.

Bring your friends and family.

For More Information, Click the Links Below

Vendors Attending Expo

Other Active Aging Events

(3) Asheville Community Show Choir

Fall Benefit Concert! — Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm in EST.

(4) Edie W. in PA: I will be offering a workshop AND a Cuddle Party at this 3 day piece of Heaven on Earth in Asheville, NC on November 2-4. Sign up using this link and tell your friends please.

(5) The Zoodles will perform Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. at 185 King Street in Brevard.Featuring band members Zuzu Welsh, Jennifer Worthen and Keith Shauger, the Zoodels’ unique and contemporary style draws upon the folk, rock and blues of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The band’s instrumentation includes guitar, bass, clarinet, keyboards and an assortment of percussion instruments, creating tremendous musical variety within their performances.
(6) MILF: THE MUSICAL runs at the Magnetic Field from September 13-October 13. For the preview, please click:
Note: I saw it and loved it. Look for my review in next week’s issue.

Section 12C (PA/NJ)

(1) Mr. Mike teaches a 4 hour comprehensive women’s self defense seminar in Jamison, PA. It covers awareness, staying in the moment, how to apply proper self defense techniques that really work! The seminar teaches women how to avoid

dangerous situations and avoid conflict. It covers home invasion, car invasion, women going off to college, living alone, teen safety, and much more. $99 and you recieve special pepper spray. You also get an additional 2 hour refresher session at no charge. Ages for this seminar are 11 years old and up. (Those over 18 will recieve the spray.) Please check out www.ustaysafe.comfor more details. To sign up or questions please call Mr. Mike at 215-370-1650 or email

(2) Dr.  Helen Caldicott

Sunday October 28 at 3:00 pm

Pennswood Village

 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd., Newtown, PA 18940

Free and Open to the Public

Available for purchase at the event:Dr. Caldicott will autograph her just published book, Loving This Planet.
Dr. Helen Caldicott has electrified audiences worldwide with her call to reduce nuclear weapons, including when she spoke at the CFPA’s founding Conference in 1980 and last March in Philadelphia.
Dr. Helen Caldicott is the former President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which is a Nobel Peace Laureate and she is a widely recognized anti-nuclear advocate who founded several associations dedicated to opposing nuclear weapons and power, and war and military action in general. Dr. Caldicott is an Australian physician who left her medical career in order to call attention to what she refers to as the “insanity” of the nuclear arms race and growing reliance on nuclear power.
Dr. Caldicott founded Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) which is dedicated redirecting government spending from nuclear energy use to unmet social needs. As President of Physicians for Social Responsibility, she helped recruit 23,000 doctors to educate the public and colleagues on dangers of nuclear weapons and power. She also worked abroad to establish similar national groups focused on education about medical dangers of nuclear weapons and power.
The umbrella organization, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. She was also the Founding President of the STAR (Standing for Truth About Radiation) Foundation and founded the Nuclear Policy Research Institute (renamed Beyond Nuclear). Dr. Caldicott also founded the Helen Caldicott Foundation for a Nuclear Free Future which hosts a weekly radio show called If You Love This Planet. Dr Caldicott host that radio show that airs on dozens of U.S., Australian and Canadian stations.
Dr. Caldicott has been awarded 21 honorary doctoral degrees and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling. She has received numerous awards, including the Humanist of the Year award from the American Humanist Association in 1982 and  Women’s History Month Honoree by the National Women’s History Project in 2009 . The Smithsonian Institution named Caldicott one of the most influential women of the 20th century
Cathy Leary
BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action
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