Potato skins are an appetizerfew can resist.What’s not to love about crispypotatoes, melty cheese andcrunchy bacon?!Perfect for holiday entertaining,home cook Melissa Sperka createdan elegant update to this classicapp.Nested Potato Skins will pleasethe kids, impress the adults, andbe gone before you know it!
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Three cups grated russet pota-toesTwo beaten egg whitesThree-fourths cups shreddedParmesanOne and one-half teaspoon saltOne teaspoon onion powderOne-half teaspoon garlic powderOne and one-half cup shreddedcolby jack cheese16 ounce sour creamFive slices bacon, cooked andcrumbledOne and one-half teaspoon saltOne teaspoon onion powderOne-half teaspoon garlic powderOne-fourth cup chopped freshchives or parsleyFreshly ground pepper
•Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.Spray 12-cup muffin tin with cook-ing spray and set aside. Grate po-tatoes and blot with paper towel toremove excess moisture; don’trinse.•Mix together potatoes, eggwhites, Parmesan and seasonings.Scoop one-fourth cup of potatomixture into each muffin cup andpress firmly onto bottom and upsides.Spray each nest with cookingspray. Bake 20-25 minutes or untilgolden brown.•Remove from oven and run anoff set spatula or knife carefullyaround edges to loosen. Cool in panfor five minutes before removing.To assemble, sprinkle each nestwith shredded colby jack cheese,pipe in sour cream, sprinkle withbacon and garnish with choppedchives. Serve warm. Note: As atime saver, frozen hash browns,thawed, may be used. Submittedby: Melissa Sperka, Greensboro,NC.
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The 2013 SD Black Hills Moun-tain Lion Hunting Season beganGovernor Dennis Daugaard hasextended an Executive Order tohaul overwidth baled livestockfeed until February. 21, 2013, inSouth Dakota.The Executive Order states that,upon receipt of a permit, permis-sion is granted to move over-widthbaled livestock feed not exceeding12-feet-wide or 15-feet-high for twohours after sunset and two hoursbefore sunrise. The order allowsmovement of overwidth baled live-stock feed until cessation of thedrought emergency, or no laterthan February 21.Over-width vehicles must beequipped with flashing or rotatingwhite or amber warning lights oneach side of the load’s widest ex-tremity. The warning lights mustbe clearly visible to motorists ap-proaching from the front and rear.Movement under the ExecutiveOrder is valid only for baled live-stock feed.“This year’s persistent droughtconditions have left livestock pro-ducers across South Dakota withinadequate feed supplies,” saidSouth Dakota Secretary of Agricul-ture Walt Bones. “Increasing haul-ing height and width restrictionsfor baled hay will allow producers
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on Wednesday, December. 26 andwill run through March 30, 2013or until a harvest limit of 100 totallions or 70 females is reached.To keep up with the harvesttotal, visit http://www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/big-game/mountain-lion-season-harvest-status.aspx orcall 1.866.895.9067. These two op-tions will have the most currentharvest totals.SD GFP will be sending periodicemails to licensed mountain lionhunters to keep you update on har-vest totals as well.GFP also has two smartphoneapplications that will have the of-ficial harvest totals. The Apple andDroid applications can be found atthe Apple Store or Google Play bysearching SDGFP Outdoors.
Overwidth baled livestock feedhauling extended 60 days in S.D.
to move feed in a more efficientmanner.”The normal size restriction onSouth Dakota highway loads is 14-feet, three-inches high and eight-feet, six-inches wide.Although height and width re-strictions for baled livestock feedhave been temporarily increasedby Executive Order, several high-ways in the state have width andheight restrictions in place be-cause of construction or perma-nent structures that cannot accom-modate such large loads. Truckersare encouraged to check theirroutes ahead of time for those re-strictions.For information on permits, con-tact a South Dakota port of entryor call 800-637-3255.Agriculture is South Dakota'snumber one industry, generatingnearly $21 billion in annual eco-nomic activity and employing morethan 80,000 South Dakotans. TheSouth Dakota Department of Agri-culture's mission is to promote,protect, preserve and improve thisindustry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or follow us on Facebook andTwitter.Warning Coordination Meterolo-gist Susan Sanders with the Na-tional Weather Service in RapidCity, SD has compiled a list of theircooperative observers and auto-mated weather stations precipita-tion totals through November 2012and the percent of normal (usingthe entire year, but they haven'thad much precipitation in Decem-ber).Complied list of counties report-ing:
Martin: 10.87", 56 percent
Belle Fourche: 10.25", 58 per-centHoover: 9.89", 58 percentNewell: 9.56", 60 percent
Custer: 14.19", 72 percentHermosa 3SSW: 11.79", 72 per-centWind Cave: 13.76", 70 percent
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Ardmore 2N: 11.71", 66 percentEdgemont: 9.77", 60 percentHot Springs: 11.24", 64 percentOelrichs: 13.05", 77 percentOral: 11.23", 65 percent
Kirley 6N: 10.98", 58 percentMilesville 5NE: 9.93", 49 percentPhilip Airport: 6.95", 41 percent
Buffalo: 8.28", 58 percentCamp Crook: 11.46", 79 percentHarding 3SE: 11.71", 75 percentLadner 9SW: 11.12", 66 percent
Cottonwood 2E: 11.99", 70 per-centInterior 3NE: 12.26", 66 percent
Bear Ridge (8W Spearfish):13.27", 60 percentLead: 20.92", 69 percentSpearfish: 12.25", 56 percent
Elm Springs 3ESE: 8.10", 45percentFaith Airport: 12.57", 73 percentFt. Meade/Sturgis: 10.31", 49percentOpal: 10.31", 56 percentRed Owl: 11.60", 64 percent
Cedar Butte 1NE: 13.57", 67percentWood: 14.00", 69 percent
Hill City: 15.92", 76 percentMount Rushmore: 14.14", 66percentPactola Dam: 13.50", 66 percentRapid City 4NW: 7.96", 43 per-centRapid City Airport: 11.74", 72percentRapid City NWS: 11.17", 56 per-centWasta: 9.41", 55 percent
Bison: 11.65", 66 percentLemmon: 13.21", 74 percentLodgepole 5SW: 13.97", 90 per-cent
Kyle 2E: 14.36", 76 percentPine Ridge Airport: 11.03", 64percent
Mission 14S: 12.64", 59 percentTripp CountyWinner Airport: 10.16", 48 per-cent
Dupree: 12.53", 69 percentDupree 15SSE: 10.47", 57 per-centGlad Valley 2W: 13.22",73 per-cent.
Ed of year precpato totalsfor S.D. wester coutes
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For the 2012 season extension,“any deer” tags are not valid.The changes were made as partof deer herd management objec-tives to direct additional antlerlessharvest in the areas of the statethat need it most while curtailingthe doe harvest in areas where itis not needed.Antlerless tags are valid only inthe unit for which they were origi-nally issued.As South Dakota hunters turnthe calendar to 2013, they will findseveral hunting seasons still openfor at least a few days in January.The pheasant hunting seasoncomes to a conclusion on Sunday,January 6.In addition, hunting seasons forgrouse, prairie chicken, partridgeand quail also close on January 6.The extended “antlerless tagsonly” season for both East Riverand West River deer huntingopens on December 29 and closeson January 6.“Any Deer” tags do not convertto “antlerless tags” and are notvalid during these dates.The Archery, Muzzleloader and
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Youth deer seasons all close onJanuary 15.For both Archery Deer and Muz-zleloader Deer, “any deer” tags doconvert to “antlerless only” tagsand are valid from January 1-15.The Fall Turkey hunting seasonwill close on January 31.Duck hunting on the HighPlains unit remains open untilJanuary 17.Goose hunting opportunities re-main available after the end of January as Unit 2 of the CanadaGoose hunting season is openthrough February 15.Both cottontail rabbit and treesquirrel hunting are open throughFebruary 28.
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