<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - As Seen On]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:58:01 -0400 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:58:01 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[UConn Spring Weekend Is Back]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:53:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/UCONNSPRINGWEEKEND042314.jpg Students will be able to take part in a number of on campus activities with the emphasis on keeping kids safe. Unlike passed years, no guests will be allowed.]]> <![CDATA[Watch NBC Connecticut's Newscasts]]> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:59:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tv+peacock_722_406.jpg

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<![CDATA[Firefighters, Police Lift Car Off Man]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:34:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEBPICFAIRFIELD42214.jpg Video shows firefighters and police lifting a pickup that was crushing an elderly man in Fairfield. Now that man is out of the hospital and the first responders are talking about the rescue.]]> <![CDATA[Southbury Emergency Preparedness Plans]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:34:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/southbury42214.jpg The town of Southbury has adopted plans for power and emergency supplies in the event severe weather effects the town.]]> <![CDATA[New Haven Meet About Teen Violence]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:20:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/nhyouthviolence04222014.jpg Law enforcement and city leaders come together for the first city youth stat meeting to address teen violence in New Haven.]]> <![CDATA[Feds Say State Needs More Frequent Daycare Inspections]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/daycarepic24222014.jpg A push to keep kids safe.]]> <![CDATA[Flu Spike In State]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:26:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/flupic24222014.jpg Hospitals are seeing a rush of patients draining their resources.]]> <![CDATA[New London Set To Run Out Of Cash]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:40:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/NewLondonBudgetPic00000000.jpg The mayor says that New London will be getting a state grant it's due in May, just so the city can make payroll this week.]]> <![CDATA[Lawmakers Work Down To The Wire]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:25:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Capitol42214.jpg There are 2 weeks to go until the end of the legislative session]]> <![CDATA[Baby Girl Dies in Naugatuck]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:40:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6ppnaugatuckbabystill042214doug00000000.jpg Police investigate untimely death]]> <![CDATA[Mystic Penguins take First Swim]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:15:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MysrticPenguinsSwim1.jpg These penguin chicks were born in January and took their first swim today.]]> <![CDATA[West Haven Cracking Down on Blight]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:20:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/westhavenblight04212014.jpg Mayor Ed O’Brien visited downtown businesses Monday to tell them about the City’s anti-blight ordinance.]]> <![CDATA[Home Asthma Program]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:15:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/asthma042214.jpg Middlesex Hospital is running an in-home Asthma program.]]> <![CDATA[New London Budget Crisis]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:10:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/NEWLONDONBUDGET042214.jpg City leaders are worried they will be short on money and unable to pay city employees.]]> <![CDATA[Some Milford Students May Have to Walk to School Next Year]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:50:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/milfordwalkersAM042214.jpg The Board of Education voted to make 180 students walkers for the upcoming school year]]> <![CDATA[Feast TV Tropical Breeze]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:45:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/feasttropicalbreeze09594.jpg Tropical Breeze in Bridgeport creates authentic Jamaican dishes.]]> <![CDATA[Fresh Asparagus with Polonaise Topping]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:01:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/181*120/20091225st1226stchristmas05.jpg


20 Each Asparagus Spears-tough bottoms trimmed, peeled if larger 
4 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
4 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
2 Tbsp. Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 Hard Cooked Eggs-peeled, chopped finely
 Salt and Black Pepper to taste
• Bring large pot of  salted water to a rapid boil, and add the asparagus in two separate batches (12 spears at a time)to the  rapidly boiling water for about 3 minutes just until tendercrisp, check by tasting one for your desired tenderness. Do not allow the water to stop boiling. You may need to cook the asparagus 3 or more batches.
• Drain and place 5 spears on warm plates. 
• While the asparagus is cooking, melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat.
• Add the olive oil and bread crumbs. 
• Cook stirring until the bread crumbs become an even golden color. Stir in the parsley, Parmesan cheese and chopped eggs, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. 
• Divide mixture over the four plates of asparagus.
Serves 4

Photo Credit: Chris Preovolos]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Names New Superintendent]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:51:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Dr.+Beth+Schiavino-Narvaez.JPG Hartford Board of Education names Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez the new superintendent of schools.

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<![CDATA[Israel Gonzales Sentenced For Vehicular Homicide]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:55:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/IsraelGonzalesSentencedForVehicularHomicide042114.jpg After a plea deal, Israel Gonzales was sentenced to 12 years after killing 2 children in a drunk driving accident.]]> <![CDATA[Hartford Mayor Release Next Budget]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:50:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/HartfordMayorReleaseNextBudget042114.jpg Pedro Segarra released the proposed budget for next year. Some find the cuts to public safety upsetting.]]> <![CDATA[CT Runners Complete First Boston Marathon]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:30:12 -0400 A group of runners from Fleet Feet in West Hartford completed their first Boston Marathon]]> <![CDATA[West Haven Cracking Down on Blight]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:17:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blight_West+Haven.jpg Mayor Ed O’Brien visited downtown businesses Monday to tell them about the City’s anti-blight ordinance.

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<![CDATA[New Britain Man Charged With Murdering Wife]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:00:16 -0400 Police say 41-year-old Luis Velez Strangled 33-year-old Johanna Gallego. They had been married less than a year but investigators say she had planned on divorcing him.]]> <![CDATA[West Haven Cracking Down on Blight]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:55:14 -0400 Mayor Ed O’Brien visited downtown businesses Monday to tell them about the City’s anti-blight ordinance.]]> <![CDATA[Dog Attacks Neighbors]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:25:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6ppdogattacksstill042114doug00000017.jpg Waterbury animal control searches]]> <![CDATA[Breakins Plague Garage]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:20:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/530pgaragestill042114doug00000009.jpg Waterbury courthouse site of thefts]]> <![CDATA[Thieves Target Catalytic Converters]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:55:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/StolenCatalyticConverterPic00000000.jpg Police have been receiving reports of catalytic converters being stolen from cars in commuter lots]]> <![CDATA[Hundreds of Connecticut Residents Running Boston Marathon.]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:02:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/Boston_Marathon_04212014.jpg Runners arrived early at the starting line of the Boston Marathon this morning, including many from Connecticut.]]> <![CDATA[RHAM High School and Middle School Change Traffic Pattern]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:40:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/RHAMTRAFFICCHANGES042114.jpg A new traffic pattern has been put in place at RHAM High School and Middle School in Hebron after a middle school teacher, Dawn Mallory, was struck and killed last month.]]> <![CDATA[Making The Grade]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:54:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/empty-classroom-0127.jpg

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<![CDATA[The Costumes Katherine Hepburn]]> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:45:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/twhepburn00000000.jpg The Connecticut Historical Society is exhibiting the movie and theater costumes of Katherine Hepburn.]]> <![CDATA[Traffic Changes At Rham School In Wake Of Death]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:55:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/TrafficChangesAtRhamSchoolInWakeOfDeath.jpg Rham school officials introduce new traffic patterns to increase safety.]]> <![CDATA[Somers New Church Opens]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:45:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/SomersNewChurchOpens042014.jpg ON JANUARY 1, 2012 THE SOMES CONGREGATOINAL CHURCH BURNED TO THE GROUND. FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY PARISHIONERS WERE ABLE TO WORSHIP IN THE NEW SANCTUARY.]]> <![CDATA[Citrus Brunch Blintzes]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:21:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/blintzes.JPG
Citrus Bruch Blintzes
Makes 4 Servings, 8 Blintzes
All Purpose Flour                     ½    Cup
Salt                                             Pinch
Eggs                                            1     Each
Milk                                              ½    Cup
Canola Oil                                2     Tbsp.
·         Place the flour and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, milk and oil. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. Let batter rest 30 minutes before making crèpes.
·        To make crèpes, heat an 8” non-stick pan over medium heat, spray with vegetable spray to lightly coat pan. Add about 2 Tbsp. of batter and immediately rotate pan rolling so the batter covers the entire bottom surface of the pan with a thin film. (This may take a few times of practice, but there will be extra batter) When lightly browned, gently flip over and cook for another 10 seconds. Remove from pan, repeat with other crèpes to have a total of 8 or more crèpes.
Cream Cheese-softened 8          Oz.
Ricotta Cheese                               ¾         Cup
Lemon Zest                                       From 2 Lemons
Orange Zest                                     From 2 Oranges
Powdered Sugar-sifted                ½         Cup
Vanilla Extract                                 1          tsp.
·         Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing until incorporated. Lay out all the crèpes and place an equal amount of the filling at the center of each. Roll one end of the crepe up and over the filling, fold in sides and finish rolling. Place seam side down on cookie sheet before cooking.
·         To cook, heat a sauté pan with a few tablespoons of butter on medium heat. Add the filled blintzes to the pan, seam side up. Cook gently until light golden. Gently flip over and lightly brown the seam side. Serve garnished with orange segments and enjoy!


<![CDATA[The Perfect Easter Sunday Brunch menu]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:25:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/frittata.JPG

Chef Michael William Batt, co-owner of Food Design Catering shares his favorite recipes for the perfect Easter Sunday brunch. 

Asparagus, Ham & Swiss Cheese Frittata 

(Serves 6)
12 large eggs
¼ Cup half-and-half
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 bunch Asparagus (Tough ends removed and discarded/ Tips Cut/ Stalks cut into ½ inch thick slices)
1 medium minced shallot
1 Cup Diced Ham
3 ounces Swiss cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper until well incorporated. Set aside.

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Have a bowl of ice water ready (this will be for chilling the asparagus). Add the asparagus tips and sliced stems to the boiling water; once the water comes back to a boil carefully remove the asparagus and plunge into the ice water. Once they are cold remove them from the water bath.
Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in 12-inch nonstick oven safe skillet over medium high heat until oil is hot but not smoking; add asparagus and cook, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes. Add shallot and ham and cook until shallot softens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir Swiss cheese into eggs; add egg mixture to skillet and cook, using spatula to stir and scrape bottom of skillet, until large curds form; about 2 minutes. Shake skillet to distribute eggs evenly; cook without stirring for 30 seconds to let bottom set.

Place the skillet in the oven and cook until frittata has risen and surface is puffed; about 10 minutes. Remove skillet from oven and let stand 5 minutes to finish cooking; using spatula, loosen frittata from skillet and slide onto platter or cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve.
Crispy Potato Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Crème Fraiche
(Makes 12 medium sized Potato Pancakes)
5 medium sized Yukon Gold Potatoes
1 Large Spanish onion (peeled)
3 Large Eggs
1 Cup AP Flour
Salt and Pepper to taste
12 Slices Smoked Salmon
1 Cup Crème Fraiche (Sour Cream works well also)
1 Bunch minced Chives

Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.

Using a box grater; grate the potatoes first and then the onion into a medium sized mixing bowl. Crack the eggs into the bowl and using your fingers mix them together until they are completely incorporated together. Add the flour and salt and pepper and using your fingers mix again until the flour is completely incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a colander and place the colander back over the mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon stir the mixture so you release some of the liquid.
Heat ½ cup vegetable oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat until oil is hot but not smoking. Add a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the oil; I recommend making 6 at a time. Using a small spatula press down on the mound to make a round pancake (about ¼ inch thick). Be careful not to heat the oil too much or the pancake will brown to quickly and the inside will not cook. Once browned, flip the pancakes and brown the other side. Transfer the pancakes to a cookie sheet tray lined with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. (This can be down several hours in advance).

To finish; place the potato pancakes on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. They should be sizzling when they come out (about 5 – 7 minutes). Top each with a slice of salmon, dollop of sour cream and chives. Serve immediately.
<![CDATA[Father of Missing Boy Speaks]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:30:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/missingboy41914.jpg Jose Oliver speaks after his son Jeremiah was confirmed dead.]]> <![CDATA[NBC Connecticut Electronics Recycling Drive]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:45:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/electronicsrecpic.jpg On Saturday morning, people lined up outside United Bank in Bristol to recycle their old junk.]]> <![CDATA[Incidents Of Swatting In Greenwich]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:20:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEBPICGREENWICH41814.jpg Its called swatting. And police in Connecticut say it is becoming all too common. Police rush to a scene of a crime, only to find out its all a hoax.]]> <![CDATA[Blumenthal: astonishing and appalling]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:15:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/fine_still_041814.jpg Senator blasts Metro-north and its regulator]]> <![CDATA[Fishing season to open]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:10:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/fishing_still_041814.jpg Saturday tradition lures thousands.]]> <![CDATA[Vandals Strike At Kids Camp]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:48:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/camppic4182014.jpg Those who run Camp Claire say someone went building to building with a hammer causing thousands of dollars in damage.]]> <![CDATA[West Hartford Woman Hopes To Finish The Marathon She Started Last Year]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:30:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/runnerpi4182014.jpg Christine Brooks has finished all 34 marathons she's started - except for the Boston Marathon last year, because of the bombing. So she's looking forward to starting - and finishing - her 10th Boston Marathon Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Large Fire Damages Tobacco Barn, 5 Houses]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:50:05 -0400 The fire tore through the burn at the Wagner Tobacco Farm in East Windsor just after midnight within minutes flames jumped to 5 mobile homes just feet away and caused incredible devastation]]> <![CDATA[Construction Site Might Hold Historical History of New Haven]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:51:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/nhconstruction04192014.jpg Local historians say a construction site in New Haven might contain historical objects of the city's past.]]> <![CDATA[Increase Security at Train Stations]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:25:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/unionstationsecurity04192014.jpg Train passengers noticed things were a little different Friday morning, when they went to board to their trains to Connecticut. “Even as we were entering the subway to get to Grand Central, there were a lot more police officers checking bags,” said Nick Burrage, who was traveling in from New York City. The stepped up security continued at Union Station in New Haven. In fact, authorities say the extra patrols will be from New York to Boston. They started on Tuesday, the anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings, and will end next Tuesday, day after this year’s marathon. “I think they’re just being extra cautious, which is good, because you never know what can happen,” said Burrage. “It’s great to have extra security now, and to up it and I feel a lot more safe to have people around,” said Alyssa Cebulski, who was traveling in from New York City. It won’t only be extra officers who people will see on the platforms, at the stations and on board the trains, but police K-9’s will also be making the rounds and checking bags for anything suspicious. “I think it’s definitely necessary. You don’t know what people have intentions on doing, so you might need some increased security,” said Pamela Johnson, who was taking her family to New York City.]]> <![CDATA[Long Lines for Easter Eats]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:50:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/41814eastereatsj.jpg People were waiting in long lines in New Britain for traditional Easter Treats]]> <![CDATA[Connecticut Spotlight]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:35:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Connecticut+Spotlight.JPG ]]> <![CDATA[Good Friday Walk Helps Fight Poverty, Homelessness]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:33:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/goodfridaywalk041814.jpg The Rockville United Methodist Church walk to fight poverty and homelessness]]> <![CDATA[East Windsor Fire Destroys Tobacco Barn, Five Homes]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:09:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/41814Ewinsorfire00000001.jpg Crews from six departments spent most of the night and morning fighting a fire near Elm Street and Grove Drive in East Windsor.]]>