1. Sponsored App Review Posts

I can review various baking/recipe apps with emphasis on ones that are solely for Apple products. The apps would be of interest to my readers since they would be relevant to baking/cooking and helpful to look for recipes on the go. This would drive traffic to the App Store.

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2. Coupon Code for App Store or Apple Store

I can offer my readers an exclusive coupon for the App Store. Some of the apps featured in my reviews can be discounted or given for free for a limited amount of time to my readers. This would drive traffic to the App Store and give readers incentive to make purchases from there.

3. Editorial about iPhone 

I have an iPhone, and I really do like it better than my other phones that I’ve had. I’ve had an Android phone before, but I feel that the iPhone is just easier, especially since I’m a Mac user. I could write an editorial about the iPhone and why I feel it’s better and easier to use than Androids or other smartphones. I would include links to Apple’s website, photos of their products, and discuss how handy it comes while baking (conversions, recipes, etc.).

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4. Large Banner Ads

Of course, a large banner ad would be included, linking to the App Store, the Apple website, or any page that Apple deems necessary. The App Store would probably be best and the ad can feature baking apps in it.

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5. Host a Giveaway

I can host a giveaway for my readers where they win an Apple product or a gift card to iTunes/App Store. To enter, my readers must visit the Apple website or App Store and leave a comment with what they would most likely use their gift card on. Other requirements may be specified as well.

6. Editorial About iCloud

I could write a post about how iCloud makes it easy to access saved recipes no matter what device they’ve been saved on. 

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7. Team with Apple to Create an App 

It’d be cool to make an app for my blog that my fans can use to easily access my recipes on the go. In promoting my app, I’d also be promoting Apple and the App Store, and my fans would make purchases through the App Store, driving traffic and money to Apple.

Tired of the same old cheese and cracker snack? Don’t get us wrong…we love a good cheese and cracker combo, but sometimes you just need something a little different. Here are a few other ways to eat Keeley Krackerz:

1. Use Them For Dip

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That’s right. Use Keeley Krackerz instead of chips to dip into your favorite spread. You can use our Reduced Fat Keeley Krackerz for an even healthier choice.

2. Make Tiny Open-Faced Sandwiches

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Pile on the barbecued chicken or pulled pork for a saucy snack. It’s great for when you’re not too hungry, but just want to satisfy a snack craving.

3. For Dessert

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Love that sweet and salty mix? Crackers are a perfect choice! Try adding some marshmallows to your favorite Keeley Krackerz. Or, create your own trail mix right on top of a cracker with chocolate, pecans, and more!

4. For Dinner

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Do you love Keeley Krackerz so much that you wish you could eat them as a meal and not just a snack? Well….you can! Crush up some of our crackers and sprinkle them onto your favorite casserole for a crunchy and delicious addition.

5. For Breakfast

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Top your Keeley Krackerz with egg, bacon, and any other breakfast food for a twist on an otherwise boring breakfast. Bacon egg and cheese on bread is soooo last year. 😉 Try it on a Keeley Kracker!

How do YOU eat your Keeley Krackerz? Let us know at blog@keeleykrackerz.com and you may see your snack featured here on the blog!

It’s time for this week’s Keeley Kracker Art! We asked our fans to submit photos of the creative ways they eat their Keeley Krackerz. This week we focused on snacks for kids to celebrate the end of the school year! Here are a few of our favorites:

pbjcrackers

spidercrackers

turkeycracker

suncrackers

crackermallow

Thanks for everyone who submitted their photos! Next week’s theme will be Beach Bums! Be sure to submit your creative snacks to krackerart@keeleykrackerz.com

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While no one has been affected, we urge our customers to take precautionary measures to ensure their safety. We ask those who have bought one of the potentially contaminated products to bring them back to a retailer for a full refund. 

We have been working with the FDA ever since we discovered the problem to correctly address this issue and make sure it doesn’t happen again. Our greatest concern is our customers’ happiness and health, and we apologize for putting that into jeopardy.

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Angela Persico is a fellow blogger who blogs over at http://angelablogslibraryschool.wordpress.com/. Her blog is about genealogy and she posts lots of helpful tips on how to get started! I got the chance to ask her a few questions on how she got started with her own genealogy conquests and what she’s found so far from it.

What got you interested in genealogy?
A: I kind of got interested in genealogy by accident. Both of my grandfathers were full-blooded Italian, so Italy has always been a dream destination of mine. I was looking into how to become a dual citizen and found that in order to do so, your ancestor(s) must not have been naturalized after coming to the US (thereby giving up their Italian citizenship). My father is less than interested in genealogy, so I decided to look into my mother’s grandfather who came to the US from Alberobello, Italy. We had no idea if he had been naturalized, so I ended up joining Ancestry.com to see if I could figure it out. We also had no idea what year he came to the US, so I had to figure that out first. His whole life then became a really fun mystery to solve, because it turned out that we knew hardly anything about him except for some less than credible stories passed down by his children. After just a few searches on Ancestry.com I was hooked.

How long have you been interested in genealogy?
A: I became interested in it about 2 years ago. I had just graduated from college, had no job, and was looking for something to do! I’ve had my ups and downs with it and have given it up for months at a time out of frustration or because I thought there was nothing more to learn, but whenever I come back I seem to find something new about a family member that I never caught before. When I get sick of working on my own family history, I try to work on my friends’ who seem to have more interesting families than I do!

What have you learned while tracing back your own family?
A: Just in general, I’ve learned that I have Italian, Slovak, Polish and Swiss roots. Unfortunately, I don’t appear to be related to anyone famous…All of my ancestors came to the US in the 1890s-early 1900s and seemed to stay in the same general area their whole lives. Aside from them being my family, they aren’t all that interesting, but there have been a few scandals. My great grandfather (whom I mentioned previously) owned a restaurant in Utica, NY and I’ve found newspaper articles of him being arrested 2 or 3 times for selling alcohol during prohibition. Another good one is an article I found about my great grandfather having my great grandmother arrested on the night before their wedding because she stole $75 from him. And they still got married! On my mother’s side I’ve managed to trace my family back to the 1700s in both Italy and Slovakia (thank you, FamilySearch.org and the local Family History Center!), I believe something like 11 generations for one line. So far, they have all come from relatively small towns and stayed in the same place for centuries, making them pretty easy to trace. But while my great aunt swears we come from Italian royalty, I’ve yet to find any truth to it.

What do you hope your readers will get out of your blog?
A: One of the main reasons I want to blog about genealogy is to discuss my family and my research and hopefully connect with distant relatives or people with ancestors from the same towns as mine. I plan to discuss my experiences, my triumphs and disappointments in my research, as well as tips and suggestions for doing your own genealogy research. I hope that readers will find it an interesting and enjoyable read, but also feel like they’ve come away with greater knowledge on the topic of genealogy that can be applied to their own research. I would also love for there to be a sense of community and have it be a place where readers can come with questions and concerns about their research and be able to provide advice to me and others. Basically, I hope that we can all learn from each other and become better genealogy researchers because of it.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever found out while doing genealogy research?
A: I’ve done a pretty extensive family tree for my boyfriend and have traced his surname back to the 1630s when his 10x great grandfather William Godfrey came to Watertown, Massachusetts from England. Shortly thereafter he helped settle the town of Hampton, New Hampshire. While that is definitely interesting, the coolest (and perhaps creepiest) thing I’ve ever found was in an old book about Hampton, where it discussed how one of William’s grandsons Moses Godfrey was killed by suspected witchcraft as an infant in 1680 and the investigation that followed. We’re actually going to visit the town next week to see what else we can learn!

Be sure to check out Angela’s blog and start your own genealogy journey! 🙂

My topic is baking, of course! Here is what I propose to do to engage my audience and grow my community on this blog:

1. Consistently post good, quality recipes, as well as tips on methods, tools, etc., including pictures.

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2. Ask my fans what kinds of recipes they’d like to see, either via a survey or asking them to comment, and then deliver those types of recipes! I’d like to have them feel involved and considered.

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3. Reader Recipe Day! Every week, I’ll ask my fans to submit recipes of their own and then I’ll randomly choose one to try and  post about it on the blog.

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4. Share recipes, articles, etc. on social networking sites. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr. I’ll use them all!

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5. Utilize categories linked for different types of dessert recipes (cookies, cakes, etc.) so that readers can more easily find what they’re looking for.

The question of what happened to aviator Amelia Earhart and her plane may be answered with new clues that surfaced from the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery. According to them, 57 previously dismissed radio signals have been found to be credible as coming from Earhart’s aircraft. Earhart attempted an around-the-world flight in 1937 and mysteriously disappeared that July.

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The announcement comes with a theory that Earhart, her navigator Fred Noonan, and her aircraft landed on Nikumaroro Island (previously Gardner Island). It is suggested that Earhart landed on the island and would have made distress calls, but her plane was swept away by the tide. Earhart and Noonan are thought to have parished as castaways on the island.

According to the theory, the U.S. Navy flew over Nikumaroo Island, but gave up on the area after not seeing Earhart’s plane. Distress calls made after the search were dismissed as bogus and ignored until now.

An expedition to Nikumaroo Island is set to depart in on July 2nd of next year, marking the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance. It will be the ninth expedition for the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery.

Source: CNN