Apple Cider Donuts

Amber From dessertnowdinnerlater Wed, Oct 22 2014

Only 3 ingredients and you can have delicious, fall inspired, Apple Cider Donuts! From DessertNowDinnerLater.com

Hello, hello! It's Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I'm back to share a super easy, and delicious fall treat! This one, is only 3 ingredients, and get's you tangy, sweet, Apple Cider Donuts!

All you need is Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, Apple Cider packets, and oil for frying!

Only 3 ingredients and you can have delicious, fall inspired, Apple Cider Donuts! From DessertNowDinnerLater.com

Thaw rolls on a greased baking sheet, covered with lightly greased plastic wrap, until almost double in size. Remove the plastic wrap and poke a hole with your thumb in the middle of one roll and stretch it out, being careful not to deflate the roll completely. Repeat with remaining rolls.

Only 3 ingredients and you can have delicious, fall inspired, Apple Cider Donuts! From DessertNowDinnerLater.com

Fill a pot with oil about 1 1/2 to 2 inches high from the bottom. Heat it up until nice and hot, and drop donuts 2 at a time into the oil, turning once, and cooking until golden brown on both sides.

Only 3 ingredients and you can have delicious, fall inspired, Apple Cider Donuts! From DessertNowDinnerLater.com

Dab donuts on a paper towel to remove extra grease, then quickly coat them with the cider mix in a bowl with a spoon, while still warm.

Only 3 ingredients and you can have delicious, fall inspired, Apple Cider Donuts! From DessertNowDinnerLater.com

You must eat these within a couple of hours because they don't store well -- the cider mix goes wet after time, so only make what you are ready to eat, but they are so delicious! Tangy, sweet, and soft!

Only 3 ingredients and you can have delicious, fall inspired, Apple Cider Donuts! From DessertNowDinnerLater.com

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Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

Allison Miller From www.cupcakediariesblog Mon, Oct 20 2014

pumpkin-spice-donut-holesI love fall and everything about it. Especially the food! And I've got the perfect treat for a crisp fall day. These Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes from Rhodes are perfect with a cup of hot cider and a good book. We made these for a dessert after dinner one night while my twin sister and mom were in town. And to say these donut holes were a hit is an understatement! pumpkin-spice-donut-holes-3 You can make a whole bunch of donut holes with this recipe. It's so great! Each individual roll or biscuit makes four donut holes. Cut each one into four equal pieces once they have thawed, making sure they are still cold. I used a pizza cutter and it worked perfectly. pumpkin-spice-donut-holes-4After you've combined the sugars and pumpkin spice in a bowl, press each dough piece into that mixture. Then roll them in a ball. pumpkin-spice-donut-holes-5One thing I love about this recipe is that you don't have to use a huge pot and a ton of oil. All it takes is a small saucepan! Heat cooking oil to medium or medium low heat and fry the dough balls six at a time. It only takes 3 minutes for the rolls and 3 1/2 minutes for the biscuits. pumpkin-spice-donut-holes-6Remove donut holes from the oil and coat them with the spiced sugar mixture again. Now I dare you to put them all on a plate and not try to test them as soon as they come out of the pan. I dare you! Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes These are such a yummy treat for fall. They would be perfect to bring to a party or even have around for Thanksgiving! This is a treat we'll be making a lot more, I can guarantee that. Yum!!

 

Scare Up Some Fun with Rhodes!

admin Fri, Oct 17 2014

Rhodes Halloween Recipes

Today we're not tricking, we're TREATING you to all of our Halloween recipes in one place! We've got tons of ideas, from the spooky to the sweet. Take a look and see which ones your ghosts and goblins are going to want to gobble up! Some of our recipes are here on the blog with step-by-step photos, so if you want more details, be sure to click the 'blog' link. If you want to get right down to the nitty gritty, click on the 'recipe' link. Either way, let's scare up some fun!

 

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Orange Sticky Buns

Jasey M From jaseyscrazydaisy Wed, Oct 15 2014

Orange Sticky BunsWe are now halfway through the first quarter of our school year and things are crazy -good crazy, but crazy! I'm sure you are all about as busy as I am checking back packs, packing lunches, supervising homework, taxiing from activity to activity (soccer, swimming, football, violin) as well as all the other tasks we are all responsible for on a daily basis (laundry, dishes, blah-blah, blah-blah, blah).

I know a lot of mornings my family relies on cold cereal, frozen waffles, or toast for breakfast, merely out of convenience, but there are some mornings that I want to serve my family a special breakfast treat even if I don't want to get up before the rooster crows to make it. Who wants to do that? Right?

Which is why you are going to love this recipe for Orange Sticky Buns! It is one of those amazing recipes that you put together the night before, wake up, turn the oven on, grab a quick shower or help the kiddos get ready for school or finish up some last minute homework and it's ready to serve -almost like magic. It only takes about 20 - 30 minutes to bake, which I can totally handle if all I have to do is turn on the oven.  The actual prep is really very simple too, so you don't even have to worry about staying up late to get them ready to go. Not only are they super easy, they are good enough that you can even use them for special occasions and holidays.

The original recipe is my family's traditional Christmas morning breakfast treat and I'm thinking these festive orange rolls just might turn into our new Halloween tradition. Sounds like a win-win to me! Are you ready to get started?

First spray your favorite bundt pan with cooking spray, you can also use a tube pan (angel food cake pan). Place 18 Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls in the pan like so. 

Sprinkle them with half a package (1/4 cup if you are measuring) of Cook & Serve Butterscotch Pudding. 

Add a little finely grated orange zest.

Next, melt a little brown sugar and butter together and bring to a boil.

You'll want to forgo the microwave like I did in the above picture and actually make your caramel sauce in a saucepan on the stove top. You will get better results this way. Trust me, do as I say, not as I do!!! Over medium heat, melt your butter and brown sugar together until it comes to a rolling boil. The ingredients will combine together into a slightly thicker sauce that doesn't separate. it might even look a little foamy.  Take the mixture off of the heat and add a little orange extract. Be careful because the hot mixture may sputter and spit. Stir until mixed well and pour over rolls. 

Cover loosely with foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray, and set aside to raise. I like to keep them safe and sound in the oven overnight. In the morning, or after the rolls and thawed and raised, bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert rolls onto a large serving platter and enjoy.

Doubling this recipe works out great! One package of rolls contains enough for two batches so you won't have to worry about the other half of the pudding mix dusting your cupboards. I usually make one pan with nuts and one without. That way everyone is happy! My family always feels extra special when I make these for them! What is your family's favorite breakfast treat?

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Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza

Yvonne From triedandtasty Mon, Oct 13 2014

Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and TastyHalloween is just around the corner and I've got THE perfect recipe for your family party, work party, church party, or heck - even pity party! Just look at how festive this Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza from Rhodes is. It's sure to bring a smile to anyone's face right away. Plus, it's made with so much cheesy goodness you won't know what to do with yourself! Nacho cheese = check. Shredded cheddar cheese = check. Doritos nacho cheese = check. Can it be any better? I think not! Lets get started shall we? Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and Tasty Check out the ingredient list, just imagine all of these wonderful flavors together! Here's what you will need: Rhodes Dinner Rolls, cooked, cubed chicken, salsa, frozen corn, BBQ sauce, cumin, salsa con queso dip, shredded cheddar cheese, nacho-flavored corn chips & sour cream. Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and TastySpray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. I have and use a ROUL'PAT that I LOVE!! Make sure your rolls are thawed to room temperature. Combine 4 rolls and flatten into a 13-inch circle. Place onto a sprayed 12-inch pizza pan or pizza stone. Roll another 4 rolls into a 13-inch circle and cover with plastic wrap; set aside. Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and Tasty In a medium bowl, combine cooked chicken, salsa, corn (thawed), BBQ sauce and cumin. Mix well. Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and TastyBecause this recipe makes two pizza's, you will want to reserve half for the second pizza. Spread the other half of the mixture over the crust on the pizza pan. Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and TastyRemove wrap from second dough circle and place it over the top of the chicken mixture. You'll want to roll this circle out larger than the previous circle. As soon as you go to transfer it from your counter it will shrink up. By rolling it out bigger than the bottom, it will make it easier to seal edges of dough together. Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and TastyBake at 375°F 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and spread half of the con queso dip over the warm pizza. Carefully sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese along the outer edge of the pizza. Put the pizza back in the oven for 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese. Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and TastyRemove from oven and place pizza on cutting board. Cover everything but the melted cheese edge with half of the crushed nacho chips. You can crush your chips in a Ziploc baggie with a rolling pin - or I chose to crush them in my food processor. It was done in a jiffy and all of the pieces were uniform. Stuffed Candy Corn Pizza // Tried and TastySlice into wedges and decorate the point with sour cream. Repeat the whole process to make a second pizza. Serve warm & enjoy! Trust me, you'll be the star of the party with this holiday show starter!

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Spider Web Dessert Pizza


It is almost Halloween, can you believe it?  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I think I have just as much fun as the kids on that day. I wanted to make something that was not only easy, but both kids and adults would enjoy. Rhodes Dinner Rolls make the perfect pizza crust and when you top it with fruit filling, streusel topping and cream cheese frosting, it is simply irresistible.
 
With just a few short steps, you can turn an ordinary dessert pizza into a spooky spider web dessert pizza for Halloween. I did try out a few different techniques for making the spider webs. This one was the easiest and looked the most like an actual spider web.
1.  Combine four thawed dinner rolls and roll out into a medium circle on a lightly floured surface.  Repeat with remaining four dinner rolls and transfer to a greased baking sheet.  Spread 1/3 cup of pie filling over each pizza.  Since I don't care for chunks of fruit, I pureed my pie filling, but that is completely optional.
2. Top each pizza with streusel topping and bake.  
3.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.  Pipe on three to four circles using cream cheese frosting.  
4.  Take a toothpick and starting in the center circle, drag the toothpick to the outer edge.  
5.  Continue around the entire pizza.  
6.  To make it more spooky, top with plastic spiders or spider rings.  The fun part is the kids can keep the plastic rings after they finish eating their slice of pizza.  I picked up a bag of these spiders at the dollar store and I did wash them before placing them on the pizza :)  
This Spider Web Dessert Pizza turned out delicious and you can make several different versions by switching up the flavor of pie filling you use.  Try it, it's easy!

Hot Dog Mummies

Amber From dessertnowdinnerlater Mon, Oct 06 2014

 Hot Dog Mummies

Hello again! It's Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I'm here to share a fun halloween food idea! These Hot Dog Mummies are simple and cute! They'd be great for a children's Halloween party or for dinner Halloween night before you go trick-or-treating. The kids are sure to enjoy dipping them in ketchup and will gobble them right up!

The ingredients list is simple: bun length hot hogs and Rhodes white dinner rolls. Grab a knife and some scissors to assist you in creating the mummies.

 Hot Dog Mummies

First you are going to cut the arms and legs of the hot dogs. I have a little measuring tool so you can see approximately how far to cut. Leave about 1 1/2-inches for the head.

 Hot Dog Mummies

Cut a small piece of dough off of one roll to use as head wrap. Cut the rest of the roll in half.

Roll the head wrap into a rope about 6-7 inches in length. Roll the other two pieces into 2 ropes about 18-20 inches long.

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Using one of the long ropes...

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Here's the VIDEO tutorial in case you need it. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let mummies cool slightly and use two dots of mustard for eyes.

 Hot Dog Mummies

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Wickedly Good Witch Hats

Jennie Larsen From www.craft-o-maniac Wed, Oct 01 2014

Hi I'm jen from the blog Craft-O-Maniac, and today I am sharing this delicious and fairly simple recipe using Rhodes Rolls. It's Wickedly Good Witch Hats. Yum!

Step 1: Roll Out the Dough: 8-10 Rhodes Rolls -Let your rolls rise until doubled. Next, on a floured surface roll out your rolls shaping them roughly into a triangle. Finish your shape with your hands, and roll up the bottom of the witch hat a few times and and pinch it down a bit. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 11-12 minutes.

Step 2: Cinnamon Sugar Butter: 4-5 Tbsp of butter melted, 2 1/2 Tbsp of sugar, 2 tsp of cinnamon. Melt your butter in a microwave and add in your sugar and cinnamon, whisk them together. Spread your butter mixture over your witch hats, I used a spatula but a spoon or brush would work great too.

Step 3: Sweet Cream Cheese Drizzle topping: 1 softened package of cream cheese,  1 Tbsp of softened butter,  1 tsp of lemon juice,  1 tsp of vanilla,  1-2 Tbsp of milk,  2-3 cups of Powdered sugar (add more if needed). In a mixer or with a hand held mixer add all your ingredients in your bowl and mix until nice and creamy. Fill a baggie with the mixture snip the very tip of the baggie and drizzle over the witch hats, top to bottom. Enjoy. Lets take a look shall we...Halloween Wickedly Good Witch Hats!  These Witch Hats are adorable.  I'm making them this week to surprise my kiddos at dinner.  Wickedly Good Witch Hats!  Halloween Wickedly Good Witch Hats!  These Witch Hats are adorable.  Wickedly Good Witch Hats! MAke as many as you need for dinner or top with Cinnamon & Sugar for a snack. Wickedly Good Witch Hats!     Halloween Wickedly Good Witch Hats!  What a fun lunch box idea! Super fun for a afterschool homework snack! Wickedly Good Witch Hats!

Thank you Rhodes Rolls for having me today. My family and I are big fans of your delicious products, and making these witch hats was a hit. I hope you all enjoy them.

Thanks, Jen

Cinnamon Roll Chocolate Pecan Pie

Debi From recipesformyboys Mon, Sep 29 2014
Rhodes has a new, fantastic cooking site for kids...Rhodes Kids Baking!  It is a great place for kids, and adults alike, to get delicious recipes and have fun, too.  My boys love to help in the kitchen and to simplify things...I often use Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Frozen Dinner Rolls or Anytime Cinnamon Rolls.  To celebrate good mid-term report card grades, we made these amazing Mini Cinnamon Roll Chocolate Pecan Pies.  
Do you like icing on your cinnamon rolls?  One of my boys doesn't so we leave it off and let those that wish to indulge in the yummy cream cheese icing, that comes with Rhodes Anytime Cinnamon Rolls, add their own.  
Warm out of the oven...ooey and gooey and oh, so yummy!  There is sweet chocolaty pecan filling under all those toppings my son went overboard with.
Rhodes Anytime Cinnamon Rolls, freezer to oven to table in 30 minutes...it doesn't get any easier than that!  We love them as they are, cooked in the waffle iron and in pies!  Apple and pumpkin pie filling are easy to use and taste wonderful, too, inside a cinnamon roll crust!
The chocolate pecan filling only takes a minute to mix together.  This makes enough for four pies.  I put the other two in a freezer bag, labeled with instructions,  to bake individually.
My boys think the best part of this recipe is pressing the cinnamon rolls in the mini pie or cake pans, it's a little squishy.  You can dab some of the cinnamon off if there seems too be too much.  Of course, you could forgo all the fun and put a cinnamon roll in the pan, push the middle down and add pie filling to the center (adjust baking time if you make it this way).  What fun is that?  We like squishy!
Bake in the oven 14 to 18 minutes.  Let rest on racks in pan for a couple of minute and remove from pan, sliding a butter knife around the edges to loosen.
Top with accompanying cream cheese icing, powdered sugar and/or additional pecans and mini chocolate chips....or not.  Enjoy!
If your children love to help in the kitchen, as mine do, come on over to Recipes For My Boys to enter this great Rhodes Kid's Baking Prize Package Gifveaway every kid would love to have!  Contest runs September 29 - October 5, 2014.  You must be 18 years old, or older, and live in the United States to enter (due to shipping).
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Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches

Yvonne From triedandtasty Fri, Sep 26 2014

Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and TastyHow would you like to be the coolest parent around town?? This month Rhodes is excited to announce their new kids baking site! This will be a great resource to help get your kids off the couch and in the kitchen with you! All month long there have been great kids lunch box and after school snack ideas. I'm bringing another fun recipe that your kids will LOVE to help with! Tell me these Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches aren't the cutest little things you ever did see?? Just imagine their friends faces when your kids open up their lunch box to see these fun sandwiches!! Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Not only are they incredibly adorable, they are super simple to put together and the kids will enjoy helping make their own frog! All you need are Rhodes Texas sized rolls, butter, your favorite chicken salad, lettuce and salami. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Once your rolls have thawed, you'll gently press two indents towards the front of each roll. This will be where your frog 'eyes' will go. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty With one of your thawed rolls, you will cut it into eight equal pieces. The easiest way to do this is to cut the roll in half; then cut in half again and repeat until you have eight pieces. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Carefully form the small pieces into little balls. They'll be sticky, but that's good - because you'll want them to stick where you've left an indent Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Place two 'eyes' per roll, it will begin looking like a frog at this point. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Brush each roll generously with melted butter. You'll use about 1/8th of a cup at this point. Halfway through baking you'll brush on the rest. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 10 minutes, remove from oven and brush with the remaining butter, bake for an additional 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven. Place on a cooling rack and cool completely. Chicken Salad Frog Sandwiches // Tried and Tasty Once rolls have cooled, slice in half about 3/4 through (not all the way across). Stuff with lettuce and chicken salad. Cut salami in to strips and use as the 'tongue'. For the eyes, use chocolate chips! These frogs will be the hit of the school lunchroom!

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Pizza Crust Breadsticks

Debra Hawkins From Wed, Sep 24 2014

 

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks.  Do you like stuffed crust pizza...The crust is the best part!  Here is a recipe for stuffed crust breadsticks.
Even as an adult, there are few things I love more than pizza. Everyone I know seems to have moved on, but I never will. I know that there is nothing more comforting or delicious than a slice of amazing pizza, unless there is stuffed crust. Stuffed crust gets me every time, basically a delicious bread stick with a hint of mozzarella? I am there. 
After a couple slices of stuffed crust pizza, all I want is the crusts. So why not just make the crusts? There's no reason not to, it is like the perfect mozzarella stick and better yet, it is baked, not fried, so you don't even feel guilty for grabbing a second one. 

You will need: 

  • 12 Rhodes Bake N Serv Rolls
  • 6-12 sticks of string cheese
  • cooking spray
  • butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese

 

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

First thaw your rolls.  Cover with sprayed plastic wrap. Allow to rise for 20-30 minutes.

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Roll out each dinner roll into a 4-6 inch circle.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

Slice your cheese sticks in half long wise. This will give you just that little bit of mozzarella. If you want to add more cheese, use a whole stick, you may just have to bake them a little while longer.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

Roll the cheese stick in a piece of dough, pinching the ends to make sure everything is sealed. If you don't seal the dough well, your cheese will bubble out when cooking.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks

Roll your bread sticks in melted butter.

Pizza Crust stuffed breadsticks.

Then roll in your breadcrumb/cheese mixture. Place the bread sticks on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. Your bread sticks are done when golden brown. We love to serve this with a fabulous marinara sauce, but I'd eat them plain too!

Italian Effretes

Jennifer Day From mydaylights.net/ Mon, Sep 22 2014

This recipe came from my Grandmother and is my famlies most requested.  I am all about easy, especially on crazy weeknights! My oldest started kindergarten this year so I want fast and easy meals. But my family doesn't want to eat soup every night (why not, right?). This recipe is a favorite in our family. I'm not even sure where the name comes from but it's what we have always called these puppies. It was invented by my Grandma and, next to her spaghetti, one of the most requested meals. My Grandma is an amazing cook! She just throws things together and they come out tasting amazing and leaving us salivating for more. Effretes sound really fancy but, trust me, they are so easy to throw together and they are toddler approved (my little guy ate two!). This recipe makes 6 large effretes, 12 small ones, or, the way we do it for our family of four, 4 large and 4 small effretes. This is also a fun meal to involve the kiddos. While they can't do the main cooking (because it's hot), they will have fun rolling out the dough. My five year old loves doing this part for me, though I do finish it off once he gets them going. He even snapped a picture of me with my phone while I was cooking. (Pardon the mess!)Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes Here's how you make them:

STEP ONE: Thaw 12 rolls according to package directions.  Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes STEP TWO: Brown the Italian Sausage (or Ground Beef if that's what you're using). Once it's mostly browned, add 1 small diced onion, 1 diced green pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic. Let everything get browned with some nice color. Next, add one can of diced tomatoes (I drain a little of the liquid out). Let it simmer for about 12 minutes. Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes STEP THREE: While the meat mixture is simmering, you can begin rolling out the rolls. For larger effretes (adult sized), I use 2 of the regular dinner rolls. One roll makes the perfect sized effrete for little mouths and hands. This is what one roll looks like rolled out after I've helped my son with it. Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes 

STEP FOUR: When the meat mixture is through, add 1-2 Tbs of it to the small sized effretes. For the larger size, use 2-4 Tbsp (it depends on how packed you want them to be). You only want to add the meat mixture to one side so you can bring the other side over to form a pocket. Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes STEP FIVE: When the meat mixture is added, fold the top of the effrete over like you're going to make a hand pie. Then, using a fork, go around the edges to seal them off. Do this with all of the effretes. Once they are done, add them to a foil lined baking sheet (this helps with clean up because they can open up when baking sometimes!).Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes, make pockets of yum!  Then bake! STEP SIX: Bake them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve with a side salad and you are good to go! These are great as leftovers the next day too. Easy Weeknight Italian Effretes, my Grandmas recipe!  With a side salad, you have a complete weeknight meal...YEA!

EASY WEEKNIGHT ITALIAN EFFRETES ~ Print Full Recipe below...

  I found these yummy French Toast sticks over at rhodeskidsbaking.com. They have a lot of great recipes that kids will have fun with and some easy meals too! If your kids love to cook like mine do, be sure to stop on by. One My Daylights reader will get a their very own Rhodes Kids Baking Prize Pack! The prize pack includes:

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