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November 2015

How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce is a must-have side dish for some. According to a recent Yahoo Food survey, most people still prefer canned sauce over the fresh stuff.

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There are ways to jazz up the store-bought variety, but if canned cranberry sauce isn’t for you, this edition of “Tipline” shows how to make an easy homemade version for your holiday dinner.

By combining a bag of cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and cinnamon, you can make cranberry sauce at home in just a few minutes.

You can make this sauce a day in advance, giving you one less task to do on Thanksgiving Day.


Kevin's Transmission & Auto Repair - Cedar Rapids

We provide the Cedar Rapids, IA area with a complete range of transmission services. No job too big or small, we are trained to provide you with the solutions you need as well as the quality you deserve.

At Kevin's Transmissions & Auto Repair Our Services Include but are not limited to:

  • Rebuilding Transmissions
  • Clutches
  • CV Axle Shafts
  • Domestic & Foreign Transmission
  • External Inspection
  • Free Road Test
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Transfer Cases
  • Transmission Servicing
  • U Joints
  • Auxiliary Coolers 

Honesty, trust, and peace of mind are values not often associated with auto repair. At Kevin's Transmission & Auto Repair those are the values that have people coming back year after year, whether it’s for a routine oil change or major service.  Do it right the first time, come in and have your car repaired by qualified technicians.

Something you will quickly realize is that Kevin’s Transmission & Auto Repair of Cedar Rapids, IA is continually striving to offer the best to our customers, achieving success through clarity and an understanding of our customers’ needs.  You will find what you are looking for with our transmission services as we deliver the satisfaction that matches our strong presence in the business market.

We are here to help with all your transmission services; one call lets us take care of the rest. Please look through our site to get the information you need about the services we provide. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 319-364-7044 any time.

Kevin’s Transmission & Auto Repair
2200 16 Av SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Phone: 319-364-7044


Maher Brothers Transfer Moving Company - Iowa City

Allied Maher BrosMaher Bros. Transfer has been in the business of moving families, companies and everything in between for more than 80 years. In 1922, Mr. Dennis Maher founded the Iowa City Moving Company. Maher Bros. Transfer began by transporting a variety of products across the United States. As the company grew, Maher Bros. Transfer expanded their services to include moving household goods.

During the 1950s, the ownership of Maher Bros. Transfer transferred to the Riley family. For more than 50 years, the original founders' commitment to outstanding customer service has been carried forward by the Riley family, who still owns the business today.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Maher Bros. Transfer grew to be one of the most reputable and sought after moving companies in Eastern Iowa. As a result, the company expanded its operations to include a terminal for moving services in Cedar Rapids Iowa, as well as a terminal in the Quad Cities market. Additionally, in 1995, Maher Bros. Transfer formed a partnership with Allied Van Lines, which continues today.

Today, Maher Bros. Transfer continues to uphold and increase the company's outstanding reputation for customer service, convenience and innovative moving solutions. The company offers a wide variety of services in order to provide comprehensive service for a broad range of customers. Maher Bros. Transfer's moving services including:

With an experienced team and a strong financial position, Maher Brothers truly sets the standard for moving and transport excellence. Contact us today for more information or for a free moving quote.



Cutting Edge Lawns & Landscapes Inc.

Cutting edgeServing Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo and surrounding areas

Cutting Edge Lawns & Landscapes Inc. was founded with one goal in mind - to provide a full range superior landscaping services, including landscaping, hardscaping and lawn maintenance, and snow removal at affordable rates to the residents of Cedar Rapids. Since 1982 Cutting Edge Lawns & Landscapes has been maintaining properties on a professional level, paying close attention to detail and integrity. We are dedicated to building long term relationships with our clients by providing the highest standard of quality on each and every project we do. Our reputation for customer satisfaction in the Cedar Rapids area is what has made Cutting Edge Lawns & Landscapes Inc. a household name in the industry.

At Cutting Edge Lawns & Landscapes Inc., we understand that the outdoor aesthetic of your home or business is as important as your interior. We have a team of experts that will consult with you to determine your exact needs. From landscape maintenance to new construction, our residential and commercial clients in Cedar Rapids know that when they call Cutting Edge Lawns & Landscapes Inc. they will get the best.

Cutting edge landscapingOur Mission

To deliver quality and excellence in lawn, landscape maintenance and snow removal in a safe and efficient manner while focusing on providing the best customer service to all customers.

Today Cutting Edge Lawns & Landscaping provides over and above quality lawncare and landscaping services and continues to expand by emphasizing customer satisfaction.

We continuously strive to understand customer expectations by planning each design to meet the customers requirements whereby offering creative approaches not found elsewhere.

Contact us today for a free consultation and see the difference experience makes!

Cutting Edge Lawns & Landscapes Inc
1482 Hawkeye Dr
Hiawatha, IA 52233
P: 319.360.2878
F: 319.826.6150
E: [email protected]




H & J Heating and Cooling - Hiawatha

H&JPride is a word that everyone at H & J takes seriously.  We are proud of the work we do and the services we perform for our customers.

H & J is a small family owned and operated business located in Hiawatha, Iowa.  We have been a heating and cooling contractor in the Cedar Rapids area since 1975.  With these years of experience we are able to give our customers knowledgeable, informative, and professional service.

Our employees have gained education through various technological schools, seminars, and classes.  Because of this we are also able to offer a variety of other services to our customers, including customized sheet metal work.

We are also plumbing and electrical contractors for new homes, remodel jobs and updates.  We are the company that take care of all aspects of a new home.    The general contractor will not need to worry about scheduling the plumber around the electrician. 

H & J is committed to serving you, our customer, with the best service we can provide.  We are available for around-the-clock emergency service and provide an answering system for you if no one can be reached.  This way you can be assured of getting the best and most reliable service possible.

H & J Heating and Cooling • 1130 Hawkeye Drive •Hiawatha, Iowa 52233 • 319-393-2285



Jeff Jones Furniture and Consignment

Jeff Jones

New Furniture or Used – Jeff Jones Furniture and Consignment in Cedar Rapids has it all!

If you’re looking to update your home or office with new furniture, come down to Jeff Jones Furniture and Consignment in Cedar Rapids, IA. With a great selection of new bedroom furniture, living furniture, dining room furniture and more, Jeff Jones has it all.

Cedar Rapids’ most unique furniture store, Jeff Jones Furniture and Consignment has great prices that beat out all the competitors. Carrying top name brands such as Ashley Furniture, New England and Palliser, we are sure you will be able to find something that suits your style. If you find something that’s not in the store, we can order it for you.

Jeff Jones Furniture and Consignment also sells consignment. The inventory is constantly revolving, so stop by the store on 3rd Ave. SE to see the best deals!

803 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403. (319) 362-4324



Maker Painting

Dan Maker is not only the owner of Maker Painting, but is also a Master Painter with over 18 years in the business.  Maker Painting has served Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas since 1991, and our business has grown by good-old-fashioned, word-of-mouth referrals from one satisfied customer to another.

Our experience includes all areas of painting and finishing - from residential to commercial, from small jobs to large.  And because we rely on referrals, our focus is 100% on a quality professional-grade job guaranteed to provide amazing results for years to come.

Done Right, Done The First Time.  This is how we do business, and that's exactly what you should expect.

Maker Painting 100% Guarantee

At Maker Painting, we want you to be super-pleased!  In fact, absolutely delighted with the finished paint job we provide. 

So, every job we do comes with our iron-clad, risk-free guarantee.  Nothing is more important to us than your complete and total satisfaction.

We look forward to finishing your next painting project on time, and on budget like many other satisfied customers over the years.  Give us a call today for a FREE, No-Obligation Estimate for your painting project today!


Dan Maker
Owner and Master Painter
Maker Painting

Serving Cedar Rapids, IA and Surrounding Areas Since 1991
Commercial Painting | Residential Painting | Deck Refinishing | Fence Refinishing | About Us | Contact Us

Maker Painting (319) 350-4627
Call Today For A FREE Estimate
Professional Painting Contractor Serving Cedar Rapids, IA and Surrounding Areas Since 1991