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MTN DEW Gears Up For The NBA All-Star Game

If you are in Toronto for this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game you need to check out the good stuff that Mountain Dew will be bringing out. Mountain Dew announced its plans as an official NBA partner to deliver a damn good time throughout NBA All-Star 2016, including “Court Vision: An Interactive Virtual Reality Art Experience” and “Make An Introduction,” a television spot airing in the U.S. and Canada featuring DEW athletes and 2016 NBA All-Stars Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler, and rising star Julius Randle.

In 2015, PepsiCo and the NBA announced a multi-year marketing partnership to unite the passionate fans of the NBA with the power of PepsiCo’s food and beverage brands, including Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Brisk and Ruffles. Mountain Dew serves as the lead brand in North America for the partnership, joining longtime PepsiCo brand Gatorade, which has been an NBA partner since 1984.

Mountain Dew plans to unleash a number of interactive and energizing events in and outside of Toronto during NBA All-Star 2016.

The Air Jordan IV Retro Cements Itself As An All-Time Favorite

Sneakerheads have been waiting a long time for this shoe’s return. A classic in every sense of the word. Jordan Brand launched the Retro Remaster initiative in spring of 2015. In response to consumer feedback, it incorporated enhanced color options, cushioning, materials and shapes while retaining each shoe’s original character. The brand sustains this initiative by evolving the remastering process and reintroducing the Nike Air logo on the heels of storied silhouettes. The decision, which honors original designs like never before, was approved by Michael Jordan and continues with the Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Cement’.

The fan-favorite Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Cement’ returns for the first time since 1999, complete with randomized paint splashes, premium leather uppers and the famous NIKE AIR logo on the heel. Available February 13 on Nike.com (10am EST/7am PST).

Go All Out For The Big Game With The Chili 50

If you don’t know this by now I am going to tell you. The football game that is happening on February 7th is a big deal. It is the 50th anniversary of their championship game. So with that notion everyone who is throwing a party is going all out with their food preparations.

What are you going to make? If you need an idea, Hormel has got a super recipe for you to make. It is the Chili Bowl 50. As Hormel says this chili contains 50 ingredients in one bowl of chili for culinary awesomeness!

The Chili Bowl 50

SERVINGS: 16

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup chili powder

2 tablespoons instant espresso powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon parsley flakes

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ large yellow onion, chopped

2 tomatillos, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

½ green bell pepper, chopped

½ red bell pepper, chopped

½ yellow bell pepper, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

½ poblano pepper, chopped

2 jalapeños, chopped and seeded, if desired

½ cup green onions, chopped

1 pound lean ground beef

¾ pound HORMEL ALWAYS TENDER pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 (15-ounce) cans HORMEL Chili No Beans

2 cups water

1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (14-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 (14-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 (12-ounce) bottle beer

1 ½ cups chopped butternut squash

½ cup LA VICTORIA roasted pepper salsa

½ cup LA VICTORIA enchilada sauce

1 (5-ounce) can VALLEY FRESH chicken breast, drained

¼ cup masa harina

2 teaspoons HERB-OX beef granules

1 cup finely chopped kale leaves

1 cup corn kernels

1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

Juice of ½ lime

Garnish with pickled jalapeños, sliced radishes, avocado, guacamole, sour cream, cheese curds, shredded Cheddar cheese, crushed tortilla chips, corn chips, if desired.

DIRECTIONS

1. In small bowl, combine chili powder and next 16 ingredients. Set aside.

2. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and next 10 ingredients and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

3. In large Dutch oven, cook ground beef 5 minutes. Add pork and cook 7 to 8 minutes.

4. Stir in 3 tablespoons reserved spice mixture and cook 2 minutes.

5. Add tomato paste and cook 1 minute.

6. Stir in next 14 ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes or until butternut squash is tender.

7. Stir in next 5 ingredients and cook 2 minutes.

8. Garnish with desired toppings.

9. Enjoy!