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October 22, 2014
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Our Top 10 October Recipe Favorites

Fall Recipe Favorites

Fall is a wonderful time here in Connecticut. The leaves are full of color, there’s a brisk feeling in the air, and everyone is looking forward to celebrating the festive holiday season that’s just around the corner.

There’s nothing better than discovering a savory new recipe for this special time of year, so we’ve put together these top 10 delectable October recipes that offer something deliciously different for your fall dining pleasure. Bon Appetit!

  1. Browned Butter and Apple Tart – Featuring a creamy homemade custard and sweetened, sautéed apple slices, this rich and sweet pastry is as pretty to look at as it is to eat.
  2. Crispy Fried Brussels Sprouts with Chili Fish Sauce – Spice up your table with this delightful side dish that combines Brussels Sprouts fried to a golden crispness and covered with a zesty chili fish sauce.
  3. Halloween Bark – Almond bark, pretzels, pistachios, and chocolate star in this classic holiday favorite.
  4. Persian Quince Jam – Why not try something exotic? Subtle cardamom and rose water give this aromatic jam a unique flavor of the Middle East.
  5. Risotto of Almond, Sage, and Roasted Cauliflower – A perfect accompaniment to any table, this rich and hearty side dish is sure to satisfy.
  6. Seared Pork with Broccoli and Apples– A hearty main dish for those cool October evenings, this satisfying recipe features a wonderful apple bourbon pork seared to perfection.
  7. Acorn Squash Stuffed with Cranberry, Sausage, and Kale – This makes a great side dish to serve for Thanksgiving.
  8. Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosted Carrot Cake – Who doesn’t love carrot cake? This spectacular dessert is simply irresistible.
  9. Coconut and Thai Chicken Soup – a classic Thai dish that puts a different Asian-style spin to your fall dining pleasure.
  10. Roasted Parsnip and Garlic Soup with Lemon Sage Butter – A unique blending of parsnips and garlic give this heartily satisfying soup a distinctive flavor all its own.

Speaking of great recipes, we’re cooking up our own fall menu of delectable deals here at Ford of Branford. From the lively and fuel efficient 2015 Ford Focus and the fun-loving 2015 Ford Fiesta, to the award-winning 2015 Ford F-150 and the totally re-imagined 2015 Ford Mustang, we’ve got a wide selection of both new and certified pre-owned vehicles to choose from. And you just can’t beat our complimentary “Zee Guarantee,” which comes free of charge with any vehicle purchase. Why not call us at 888-610-9376 and schedule a test drive? Ford of Branford is conveniently located right off the 95 at 301 E. Main Street, Branford, CT 06405.

 

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/31-delicious-things-to-cook-in-october#1y3wpp8

 

 

 

 

September 18, 2014
by George Stamos
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10 Ways To Take Your Tailgating Experience To The Max!

Tailgate Tips

It’s that time again. A time for marching bands, cheerleaders, and the raucous roar of rabid fans cheering on their favorite NFL, college, or high school teams.

And that can only mean one thing: It’s also time to clean off the portable grill, put on your game face, dust off your “we’re number one foam finger,” and get ready to throw the ultimate tailgating experience!

Whether you’re taking a road trip to Rentschler Field, traveling down to watch the Giants, or heading across town to support our own Branford Hornets, you’ll be the envy of the parking lot when you arrive in your Ford Escape, F-150, Expedition, Edge, or Fiesta hatchback from your friends here at Ford of Branford.

Here are 10 tailgating tips we put together to help make your next tailgate a winner:

  1. Get started by writing a complete list of everything you’ll need; from brats and beverages to blankets and charcoal briquettes. That way, you won’t forget anything.
  2. Clean out and protect your cargo area to avoid any spills or stains.
  3. Be sure and find out about the stadium’s policies on alcoholic beverages before you go. And remember to always drink responsibly!
  4. Pre-frozen water bottles are a great way to keep meat and other beverages cold, along with saving cooler space. You won’t have to lug ice-filled coolers and you’ll have plenty of cold water to drink when the bottles thaw.
  5. It’s a good idea to get to the stadium at least three-to-four hours before kickoff. Arriving early allows you to grab a primo spot, and have plenty of time to set-up and socialize before the game.
  6. Make your Ford stand out in a sea of cars by flying a flag or attaching an inflatable mascot to the roof. That will make it easier for your fellow tailgaters to find you.
  7. Invest in a rolling cart to easily transport non-perishable items like utensils, plastic cups, and plates. Afterwards, it’s a breeze to take inventory and restock for the next game.
  8. A handy way to make serving tasty burgers quick and simple:  Keep your burgers under a quarter-inch thick so they’ll cook speedily. Freeze the patties between sheets of wax paper, and then cook for about four minutes per side on a pre-heated grill.
  9. Park close to an open or grassy area to give your group lots of room. But be polite and make sure you’re not taking up residence in someone else’s favorite spot.
  10. Finally, we all know how changeable the weather is here in Branford. But that doesn’t mean you have to cover up your team spirit. Check the forecast and pack appropriately. You can bring along umbrellas, scarves, gloves and even earmuffs in team colors so that everyone will always know who you’re rooting for.

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August 21, 2014
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Tips for the Carpooling Mom

Now that summertime has come to an end, it’s time to get back into the groove of the school year. In between preparing the kids’ lunches and getting them to practice, getting yourself organized can be overwhelming. Below are six guidelines for carpooling moms heading back into the sports season this school year:

Tips for the Carpooling Mom

Come Up With a Schedule
To avoid confusion be sure to establish a schedule including pick up times and locations. This makes each parent accountable and responsible for where each child needs to be. We recommend creating and printing out a carpool schedule for each parent.

Travel With Goodies
One way to keep the kids behaved is by giving them healthy snacks to nourish their hungry bellies after a long day of school. Low-sugar, high-fiber granola bars are a good source to boost nutrient intake, not to mention easy to pack. 

Make Everyone Buckle Up
Seatbelts save lives. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, wearing a seatbelt can reduce the risk of injuries by 50%. Be sure to make everyone buckle up properly before hitting the road.

Practice Safe Driving
Carpooling is a commitment to be responsibility for keeping your passengers safe. Be sure to set a good example for the little ones by avoiding aggressive driving. Also, remember to keep the speed limit. After all it does improve your gas mileage.

Set Up Behavioral Rules
Kids can get out of control when there are no rules. Setting up ground rules will help you control what behaviors are allowable. Set rules concerning yelling, throwing around objects, music and so on.

Maintain your Car
Keeping your car well-kept and clean will reduce chaos. Kids can get messy, who knows what they are spilling in the back seat. Be sure to keep up with routine maintenance checks and car washes to keep your car looking and smelling good.

Need an oil change before your next carpool? Be sure to stop by Ford of Branford at 301 East Main Street Branford, CT  06405. Our factory trained will get your Ford ready for safe driving. Call us at 888 851 3179 to schedule a service appointment.

Source: http://www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/tips-to-deal-with-complicated-carpools/

 

July 24, 2014
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Teen Driving Stats to Consider For Safe Summer Driving

Summer is in full force and you can expect the roads in the Branford area to be more crowded. While being a new teen driver is a fun and exciting time, it’s important to practice safe driving habits at all times.

Statistics show that teen drivers are more prone to distracted driving, however by knowing the facts and practicing good driving habits, you can help ensure you or your teen are safe on the road this summer.

Here are some key statistics and tips to keep in mind when traveling:

Safe Teen Driving Tips

Another key to road safety is to ensure your new Ford or used car is up-to-date on service appointments.

Be sure to bring in your car for a maintenance check-up at Ford of Branford . Our service experts will give your Ford the care it needs for safe driving under the Connecticut sun.

Whether you need service or new car parts we’ve got you covered. Visit our Ford dealership at 301 E Main St Branford, CT 06405 or give us a call at 888-851-3179 to schedule a service appointment.

Source:

http://www.allstatefoundation.org/teen-driving-road-facts

 

January 1, 2014
by sdunn
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The 2015 Ford F-150 stole the show at the Detroit Auto Show!

The all-new Ford F-150 redefines full-size trucks as the “Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable F-150 Ever.”- setting the standard for all future trucks.

  • Tougher: All-new high-strength steel frame, high-strength aluminum-alloy body, more than 10 million miles of testing and Baja 1000-proven 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine
  • Smarter: 11 new class-exclusive features, including 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab, LED headlights and sideview mirror spotlights, and remote tailgate release
  • More capable: Up to 700 pounds less weight plus four engine choices for an impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency

As the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for 32 years (and counting), Ford can’t afford to get it wrong when redesigning the F-150. The all-new F-150 delivers an impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency – from advanced materials that improve durability and inhibit corrosion, to faster processors that enhance driving performance, to breakthrough cargo management and towing solutions.

Ford of Branford cannot wait to get this new truck on the lot later this year!

All-New Ford F-150 Redefines Full-Size Trucks

Hundreds of pounds lighter than before, the new F-150 is looking to maintain is sales lead over rivals like the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra.

The F-150's new aluminum architecture has stolen the limelight, but Ford also significantly updated the underlying steel frame ladder chassis. It's lighter and stronger than ever before.

November 10, 2012
by sdunn
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Go Further With Ford Night

We’re having a big event coming up called “Go Further With Ford Night” on Thursday, November 15th from 4-8 pm.

For every guest that shows up, Ford of Branford will be donating money to the Branford Food Pantry. We are celebrating the launch of the new 2013 Ford Fusion, and you’ll even be entered to win an all-new Fusion that night!

You’ll also have a chance to enter to win an exclusive American Idol experience with the show!

Just for signing up for the event you are also entered for a chance to win a trip to see a live taping of American Idol!

You must Register online at:

http://www.gofurtherwithfordnight2.com/Registration.php?ID=6138dd82-285b-459f-aad1-cb27e5384172&dn=Rk9SRCBPRiBCUkFORk9SRA==

Join us for this big event, help benefit the Branford Food Pantry and have a great time with us!

June 7, 2012
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First Annual Classic Car Show a Success

Thanks to all who attended our first annual Classic and Specialty Car Show here at Ford of Branford. The event took place over the Memorial Day weekend and featured 52 entries! As a result of your support we were able raise $1500 dollars for the Branford Food Pantry. Ccongratulationsto the winning 1962 custom Thunderbird! Stay tuned for upcoming events here at Ford of Branford.