<![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 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:29:24 -0400 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:29:24 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Touch a Truck]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:54:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/83114+Kid+With+NBC+Mic+edited.jpg NBC Connecticut visited the New Britain Rock Cats game on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 for our Touch a Truck event. Kids got to tour one of our news trucks, hold a microphone and meet our team. We also gave out balloons and beach balls.

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<![CDATA[Free Form Zucchini Pie ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:11:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/auke.jpg

(4 serving)
3 zucchini
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Lemon Juice

12 oz all-purpose flour
4 oz Butter
2 oz cold water
Pinch of salt

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. In a bowl add flour and salt. Mix in butter with fork. Once butter is in small pieces incorporated cold water until it forms dough. Chill for 15 minutes.
3. Cut zucchini long ways and remove all seeds. Slice into ¼ inch pieces.
4. Mix cinnamon, nutmeg, Sugar and Lemon Juice with Zucchini.
5. Roll dough out on floured surface in to a circle ¼ thickness.
6. Transfer dough onto a lined baking pan.
7. Drain the filling then add in the middle of the crust.
8. Fold the out side of the dough into the middle all the way around forming pleats.
9. Brush with milk and bake for 20- 25 minutes or until golden brown.

<![CDATA[Roasted Mushrooms with Red Wine Bordelaise Sauce]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:36:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/188*120/1296LH_HrvstMshrmFiletRGB_Crp.jpg

Roasted Mushrooms
Inspired by LongHorn Steakhouse’s Fall Chef’s Showcase Harvest Mushroom Filet

A tender filet topped with cremini, oyster and shiitake mushrooms in a hearty red wine bordelaise sauce.

¼ cup of oyster mushrooms, peeled
¼ cup of shiitake mushrooms, stem removed and sliced
½ cup of cremini mushrooms, quartered
4 filets, grilled
1 teaspoon of finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of red wine bordelaise sauce (store-bought or from scratch, recipe below)

Peel the oyster mushroom cluster and stem, then discard the center remaining cluster. Stems can be left on the mushroom.
Combine trio of mushrooms with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix.
Transfer mixture to a foil lined sheet try into a flat layer.
Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or when olive oil starts to bubble slightly. Set aside.
Add mushrooms to bordelaise sauce and let warm.
Spoon mushroom mixture over expertly grilled filets.

Red Wine Bordelaise Sauce
Inspired by LongHorn Steakhouse’s Fall Chef’s Showcase Harvest Mushroom Filet

1 teaspoon butter
4 large shallots, peeled and sliced
1 pinch salt
1 cup red wine 
2 cups veal stock
Salt and pepper to taste

Add butter and shallots to a saucepan with a pinch of salt. Cook over medium-low heat until caramelized, about 20 minutes.
Add red wine and bring to simmer.
Reduce heat to low and let mixture cook until it’s the consistency of syrup.
Add chicken stock and return to simmer. Let simmer for approx. 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe serves four.

<![CDATA[Decision 2014: Special Needs Education Issues]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:26:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/201*120/Decision_2014_seg3.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Decision 2014: Gov. Dan Malloy and Tom Foley Debate]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:26:27 -0400 In their first debate of this election cycle, Democratic incumbent Gov. Dan Malloy and his GOP challenger Tom Foley picked up where they left off in 2010.]]> <![CDATA[Decision 2014: Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor talks with Max Reiss]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:26:27 -0400 Outgoing Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor speaks with new NBC Connecticut political reporter Max Reiss on what's gone right and what's gone wrong in his time as the state's top educator.]]> <![CDATA[A Look At Hurricane Dangers 3 Years After Irene]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:01:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Irene+New+Britain+house+collapse.jpg

A full 24 hours before tropical storm Irene made landfall in August of 2011, flooding rain was already pelting the state.

By the time the storm wrapped up, rain was the biggest issue inland, not the wind. Several inches of rain fell, some towns picking up a summer’s worth of rain in just one day.

Bristol and Plainville were particularly hard hit as the smaller rivers and streams quickly overflowed their banks, turning streets into rivers. The Pequabuck River overflowed its banks and turned many Bristol streets into raging rivers.

One way to keep your family safe when a tropical storm or hurricane approaches is to find out if you live in a flood plain. Its best to keep in mind that sometimes the smaller rivers and streams tend to flood the quickest.

Even if you don’t live in a flood plain, many home and business owners rely on sump pumps to keep the water out. Michael Brush from the Home Depot in Southington said that it’s best to keep in mind that losing power will also cause your sump pump to stop working. He recommends battery back-ups for sump pumps, or investing in a generator to keep the electricity going when a storm moves in.

<![CDATA[Hurricane Weather Special 2014]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:58:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HURRICANEWEATHERSPECIAL2014_1200x675_323421251821.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[More Guns Recovered In Old Saybrook Gun Shop Robbery]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:27:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/webpicupdate82914.jpg Old Saybrook Police say they found some of the weapons stolen from the Grouse Perch store earlier this week.]]> <![CDATA[Gun Rights Group Endorses Foley]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:31:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FOLEYENDORSEPIC82914.jpg The Connecticut Citizens Defense League says Tom Foley is their man for Governor.]]> <![CDATA[New Security Measures At Capitol Complex]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:41:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CAPSECRTYPIC82914.jpg Both the Capitol building and the Legislative Office building are adding metal detectors and scanners.]]> <![CDATA[Police Call Death of Monroe Woman Untimely and Suspicious]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:44:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6pmonroestill082814tara00000000.jpg Police say Jennifer Sredzinski was found unconscious and bleeding Monday and died Thursday]]> <![CDATA[Groton Baby Suffers 29 Broken Bones]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:45:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Grotonbabyabuse00000000.jpg His father is in jail on suicide watch after telling police he got frustrated]]> <![CDATA[A Look at Hurricane Dangers]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:34:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/floodingspecialpic.jpg Sometimes wind isn't the biggest danger, it's the flooding.]]> <![CDATA[Spotlight: Energize CT - Bulbs]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:35:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Energize_CT_Bulbs_1200x675_323309123666.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Epi Pens]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:40:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/epipenweb.jpg A new law requires CT schools to stock EpiPens for students who have not been diagnosed with an allergy who have attacks at school.]]> <![CDATA[School Lunch]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:40:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/schoollunchpic.jpg Some easy tips to make sure you're kids get a healthy start to the day]]> <![CDATA[Sailor Accused Of Child Abuse]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:05:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GROTONWEBPIC82814.jpg Groton Police say 24-year-old Jordan Rittenhouse is accused of an uinsettling crime, abusing his 2-month-old son.]]> <![CDATA[Hartford Police Union Clashes With Chief Over Taser Incident]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:35:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tased82814.jpg The hartford police union says by participating in demonstration he send a message that the membership is not being supported]]> <![CDATA[Suspect in Stamford Cab Driver Stabbing in Custody]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:39:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/stamfordmurderarrest08282014.jpg Police are investigating the death of a taxi driver who was found with many stab wounds outside a cab in Stamford, Connecticut, on Wednesday morning and they have arrested a murder suspect. Mohammed Kamal, a 47-year-old husband and father, was stabbed at least 15 times, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Education Chief Proud of Past 3 Years]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:40:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/82814stefanpryor00000000.jpg Stefan Pryor spoke with NBCCONNECTICUT]]> <![CDATA[Staying On Graduation Track Through Credit Recovery]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:10:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mtghighroad05694843.jpg Special education students at the High Road School in Wallingford are making up for lost time at a special school designed around their needs.]]> <![CDATA[Students Head Back To School In New Haven]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:05:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/newhavenbacktoschool082814.jpg More than twenty one thousand students returned to class today]]> <![CDATA[Spotlight: Energize CT Calabro Cheese]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:23:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Energize_CT_Calabro_Cheese_1200x675_322823235805.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Spotlight: Energize CT Wait Til 8]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:25:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Energize_CT_Wait_Til_8_1200x675_322821187594.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Spotlight: Energize CT Resources]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:10:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Energize_CT_Resources_1200x675_322819651562.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[The Governors Debate Between Malloy And Foley]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:50:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/webpicdebate82714.jpg Governor Malloy and Tom Foley squared off in the first debate before the November election.]]> <![CDATA[Community Leaders and Residents Rally Over Taser Incident]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KIDTASINGRALLY2014HTFD00000000.jpg Dozens turned out for todays rally in Hartford over the tasing incident where a Hartford Police Officer tased a young man and they are demanding answers.]]> <![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[Guns Found Near Hamden Playground]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:02:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PLAYGROUNDPIC82714.jpg Police say two handguns were discovered.]]> <![CDATA[School Bus Driver Charged With DUI]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:04:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6pbusdriverstill081714doug00000005.jpg Farmington police notice her swerving on way to middle school]]> <![CDATA[Milford Mom Accused of Drunk Driving With Daughter]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:09:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MILFORDPIC82714.jpg Police say her blood alcohol content was nearly five times over the legal limit.]]> <![CDATA[Feast TV: Hosmer Mountain Bottling]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:44:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/feasthosmersoda082714.jpg Hosmer Mountain has been making bottled soda since 1912.]]> <![CDATA[Feast TV: Lazizah Bakery]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:42:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lazizah08214.jpg The Lazizah Bakery in Yantic serves up everthing from falafel to cupcakes.]]> <![CDATA[Cab Driver Found Dead in Stamford]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:42:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/stamfordcabdriver08272014.jpg A taxi driver was found dead outside a cab in Stamford this morning after he was stabbed at least 15 times, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Access Health CT Selects Interim CEO]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:43:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/AccessHealthCeoPic00000000.jpg With the departure of Kevin Counihan Access Health CT has named Jim Whatley interim CEO.]]> <![CDATA[High Road School Helps Students Graduate on Track]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:25:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/827+High+Road+Edited.jpg

This summer, a group of students in Wallingford made sure they stayed on the graduation track at a unique school designed around their special needs called the High Road School.

For 11th grader Axcel Manuel Diaz, the High Road School in Wallingford has been a life changer.

“It makes me comfortable. It’s not a lot of hectic areas, not a lot of pressure, and other kids ruining it for other students,” he said.

Students from all over the state come to High Road to make up credits they missed in their regular school, due in part to their special needs. This summer, Axcel, who is from Hartford, is taking a biology class. He took geometry when he first came here in March, and completed a year-long program in just 45 days, according to the school.

“Students start out in a group of maybe 2 or 3 students. They, every 20 minutes, rotate from one station to the next, and so therefore, they’re given really direct one-on-one type of instruction,” Michael Linke, the school’s education director, said.

The credit recovery program is paid for by the student’s original school district and encompasses academic intervention, behavior management, and counseling. “We’re able to move at their own pace. And, when there are days behaviorally that they can’t handle the academic challenges, then they’re kind of working on their behavior," Jerilyn Fleck, a special education teacher at the school, said.

Axcel says he is looking forward to attending a Division 1 college in a few years, then working for Autism Speaks, and as a motivational speaker. “Everybody deserves a second chance in life, like I got a second chance in this school from all of the bad things that were going on. I got a second chance from getting my work done, doing credit recovery and getting my life back on track,” said Axcel.

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 1 Injured in Crash on I-95 South in New Haven]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:24:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/82714+I95+tractor+trailer+crash+Edited.jpg 1 Dead, 1 Injured in Crash on I-95 South in New Haven

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<![CDATA[Clerks Fight Back at Armed Robbers in Bridgeport]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:55:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BridgeportRobbery.JPG Detectives in Bridgeport need help from the public to identify two men who committed an armed robbery at the Campus Package Store at 378 Park Ave. on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[New Traffic Patterns in Place at RHAM in Hebron]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:45:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/RHAMTRAFFIC082714.jpg Students arriving by car or bus will have to navigate a different route when coming to school this year after a teacher was struck and killed in the parking lot last spring.]]> <![CDATA[Police Make Arrest in Old Saybrook Gun Store Robbery]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:47:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WEBPIC82614.jpg Old Saybrook Police have made one arrest in connection with the theft of 12 guns from Grouse Perch a gun store on North Main Street.]]> <![CDATA[Ecoli Detected in Windham Center School]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:05:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/winhdam_school_ecoli.jpg Ecoli Detected in Windham Center School]]> <![CDATA[Access Health CT CEO Heads to Washington]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/counihan_leaving_still_082614.jpg Kevin Counihan, leader of the state's health insurance exchange, has accepted a position as market place CEO for the centers of Medicare and Medicaid services.]]> <![CDATA[Former Plymouth Superintendent Faces Judge]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:45:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fmr_super_arrest_still_082614.jpg Eleanor Cruz faced a judge hours before the Plymouth Board of Education met to discuss appointment of an acting superintendent.]]> <![CDATA[Police Search For Burglary Suspects in Pink Truck]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:06:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/222*120/pinktruck.JPG North Haven police are looking for a couple responsible for a burglary at a business on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Connecticut Spotlight]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:35:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Connecticut+Spotlight.JPG ]]> <![CDATA[Westville Neighbors Mourn The Loss Of Delaneys]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:55:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/NewHavenFire00000000.jpg Locals say the fire that destroyed the historic building left a hole in the ground and a bigger hole in their hearts]]> <![CDATA[Fire Ravages Historic Building Home to Popular New Haven Pub]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:25:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/delaneysfire08262014.jpg A three-alarm electrical fire has destroyed Delaney's Taproom and Restaurant in the Westville section of New Haven and displaced at least 10 people who lived in apartments upstairs.]]>