Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Give A Way!

Today, is the one year birthday of the Mix and Match Mama brand.  It's hard to believe that one year ago today, I posted my first little recipe, and now 244 recipes later, I'm here.  This blog has been more special to me then I could have ever imagined.  It has introduced me to new friends, help me stay in touch with old, given me a lot to discuss with girlfriends, caused my house to always smell yummy but most importantly, it has filled me with hundreds of memories of cooking and baking with my sweet family.  Thank you all for coming back day after day...for testing out my hard work and then commenting on your results...thank you for the inspiration and ideas that are emailed to me every day...thank you for all of your love and support.  I love you each so very much.

To celebrate this birthday, I will give away a $100 Target gift card to one random winner.  All you have to do is leave me a comment here with your name and what your favorite one of my bundt cakes is...I will draw the winner at midnight central standard time tonight and post the results tomorrow.  Happy Birthday Mix and Match Mama...I pray for many years ahead.

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133 comments:

Sheaffer, Chris, Scout, and baby Carter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MIX AND MATCH MAMA!!!!!!! SO thankful that she was born! :)
My favorite cake to date is the Skinny Girl Margarita bundt cake for 3) reasons: 1) It was absolutely delicious. Loved it. 2) It merged you and Bethenny. 3) DUH.

Jane Dalzell said...

Definitely gotta go with your bananas foster bundt cake! Unreal! :)

Jane

Lauren & Eddie said...

Am I allowed to have a three-way tie? My FAVORITE is probably the pumpkin with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. YUM. But I have to admit that I'm very, very intrigued by the chocolate gingerbread and the Cadbury Creme Egg, too. Man, that sounds good!

Maegan Trimnal said...

I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but I know the Peanut Butter will be my favorite. I love everything Peanut Butter!! It looks delicious.

Michelle said...

Happy Happy Birthday! My favorite is your Key Lime Bundt Cake! I hope I win!

AFZ said...

Happy birthday Mix and Match Mama!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!! My favorite by far is your Key lime Bundt cake! Yummn!! Soo yummy and fresh will be making for many summers to come!!

Rebecca B. said...

I have not tried it yet, but I plan on making the cherry limeade cake this weekend for the start of football season! I absolutely love the cherry limeade at Sonic! Love your recipes!

Megan and Adam Pfanmiller said...

Nutella Bundt Cake for sure!! It was delicious and a HUGE hit with the family :) Thanks MixandMatch Mama!
-Megan Pfanmiller

Geniffer Roach said...

Chocolate Zucchini! Makes me think of my Granny! Happy Birthday!! Love this site!

Ali said...

How exciting!!! Congrats on 1 year!!!:) My favorite Bundt Cake has to be LEMON! Yummy! So refreshing for a warm summer day!!! Such a great contest! Love Target as well!! Thanks for all the great recipes!

Ashley said...

Happy birthday Mix and Match Mama! I have a two way tie for fave cake...Skinny Girl magarita and of course salted caramel mocha! Xo!

cheryl smith said...

WOW Happy Birthday! Already a year old! that is great, I love your recipes and easy, quick ideas. You are my go to person for yummy treats or great family meal ideas. My favorite Bundt cake would have to be hands down the Pink Champagne. I made that for some friends that were over to ring in the new year at my house. They all loved it. Thanks for always posting new, great, yummy ideas. Cheryl Smith

Erin said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, MIX & MATCH MAMA!!! What an exciting day! You should make the website a bundt smash cake for its one year birthday. My fave has to be the pumpkin with cinnamon cream cheese. You can't beat those fall flavor combos. I love reading your blogs. We have some mutual friends. It's such a small world. Enjoy the day!!!

Allison B said...

Happy Anniversary!! Here's to many years ahead! I LOVED the hot fudge sundae bundt cake!

Allison

Amber Massey said...

Happy Happy Birthday MMM! Congrats on one whole year of foddie blogging:) My personal favorite is the Bananas Foster Bundt Cake- comes out beautifully every time!

Kim said...

My family LOVES LOVES LOVES your Italian creme cake, yummy! -Kim Lee

sharon said...

Happy Birthday!!! My favorite so far is the peach bundt cake - definitely excited to try out some other flavors in the future!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday! I LOVE the pumpkin and really want to try the key lime.

Mindy said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! I love reading your blogs each morning after my daughter goes to school (or in the summer - during day camp). I have tried many of your recipes and love them. Most of them are still so easy for a working mom. Great Job! Keep up the great work.
Mindy

Nancy Jennings said...

Happy birthday mix&match mama! My favorite is the original... But the apple cinnamon was a HUGE hit at my get together last week!!!

Heather said...

The key lime bundt cake for sure!!!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday Mix and Match Mamma! Key Lime Bundt Cake is the BEST!!!

Gina S said...

I love mix and match mama! Every week I check for new recipes I can make. My favorite (and everyone else that has tried it) is Vanilla Bean Noel. Perfect!

-Gina S.

Jessica Taylor said...

Happy Birthday!!! My favorite is the new Peanut Butter. I absolutely loved it and will be making it again soon!

Nannygel said...

This is by far the best blog I read. You Rick! Happy Birthday Mix Match Mama oh and your brother was my favorite on the Bachelorette ! I am routing for him to be the next Bachelor!

AbiRose said...

Happy 1year!!! I am planning to try the chocolate zucchini this fall!!! Always looking for ways to use the abundance of zucchini given to us!!!
Abi Byrd

Jessica Taylor said...

Happy Birthday!!I absolutely love the Peanut Butter! I am going to have to make it again soon.

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to your blog and to me! I'm celebrating 36 today! :) My favorite cake is the nutella cake. You can't go wrong with nutella!

Rachel said...

congratulations on 1 year!! my favorite is the DARK CHOCOLATE bundt! I tried s'mores last week, and it was delicious, too. can't wait to try "salted caramel mocha" and "vanilla bean noel"!

Kristin said...

Congrats on one year! I have been following you since the beginning :)
My favorite recipe is the peanut butter bundt cake, love it!!!

Veronica said...

Happy birthday! Just found you not too long ago and love to check to see what you are making everyday. I am in love with Dr. Pepper so the Dr. Pepper Bundt cake would be my favorite. Now I need to make one! Thanks for the chance.

nicole said...

Happy blogiversary! My favorite so far is the peach! Yum!!

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday MMM!! My favorite is the Nutella cake but I can't wait to try the peanut butter!!

Once Upon A Time The Story Goes... said...

Happy Birthday, today is also my wedding anniversary! My favorite is the dark chocolate raspberry!!! Anything chocolate is a favorite for this pregnant gal!

jillwhitney said...

Happy Birthday! The peanut butter bundt cake. No doubt!

- Jill Whitney

julie.wood said...

Happy birthday to your blog. Snickerdoodle is the best. Thanks for, all you do.

StephensFamily said...

Happy Birthday!! My favorite is a toss up between Vanilla Bean Noel and Salted Caramel Mocha!!!

Kristen said...

My favorite is the Peach Bundt Cake....but I also love Peanut Butter anything....just haven't tried that one yet:) Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing great recipes with us:)

The Azams said...

Happy Birthday Mix and Match Mama! My favorite bundt cake to date is definitely Lemon! So, so yummy and refreshing! Although the Peacan Streusel Coffee Cake comes in a close second! And can I also say your Easy Raspberry Peach Crisp recipe has been my go to for a quick dessert for so many occasions! Love the method! Thanks for putting your time and energy into this site...its my go to site for almost every night of the week! You rock!

Jessica Doolittle said...

Happy Birthday Mix-and-Match! My girlfriends and I all loved the Original Chocolate Chip bundt cake!

Emily said...

Happy birthday to your blog! I found you just a few months ago and your recipes have helped me create many amazing things! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I <3 your banana nut bundt cake! Anything banana is a winner in my book! :)

LeAnn said...

Happy Birthday! So many good ones but peanut butter would be the top choice (but salted caramel and nutella are close behind!) Yum!

Missi @ how2wow@yahoo.com said...

The bananas foster bundt cake is what got me hooked. It is AWESOME!!!

Crystal Furnas said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! My all time favorite is definitely the hot fudge Sunday!!! Thank you for sharing your amazing cakes!!! Yummy!!!

Becky Ritta said...

My favorite is the lemon. You can never go wrong with lemon!

Jenna Pac said...

Happy birthday to the best blog ever! :) My favorite so far is the lemon, but I am itching to try pumpkin as soon as I can find some pumpkin pudding! Thanks for sharing all your yummy recipes!

Ren\\\ said...

Happy Birthday! I love the fresh blueberry. Love your website!!!

Alisha Pearson said...

I loved the idea of the key lime for the hot days of summer that we had.

Momma Morris said...

Happy Birthday! By far my favorite is the Banana Nut,however, my husband loves the apple cinnamon!

Momma Morris said...

Happy Birthday!! By far my favorite is the banana nut, however, my husband loved the apple cinnamon!!

Tiffany said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I am going to go with the PEACE bundt cake... yum yum! I hope you have many more years of blogging happiness!!!

Kelly said...

My family's very favorite is the Irish Cream cake!! We love it and it is requested often!!

The White Family said...

I love all the bundt cakes but my favorite is your strawberry cake.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! This is an impressive effort. I wish I lived close to you so I could try all of your fabulous cakes! I can't wait to try the Cadbury Creme Egg cake next spring. I buy large supplies of Eggs each year and savor them for weeks following Easter. I wish they were sold year-round.

Jan Webb said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love your blog. I think I have 2 favorites the Skinny Girl Margarita and the Key Lime Bundt. I can't wait for more recipes!!!!

JeanCaroline said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! My favorite is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite foods so combining them together = delicious.

Lisa Rimke said...

VAnilla Bean Noel, now when I wear my lotion it reminds me of this fun blog :) and I've been pinning the Bundt pans on Nordic ware for a Christmas gift :)

Candice Ibarra said...

Happy One Year Mix and Match Mama! Time really does fly! I can't tell you how many times I've made the pink lemonade bundt cake this summer! My nieces and nephews absolutely love it! I love how it can be made in the summer, spring, or even valentines day! I recently just tried the hot fudge sundae one also and it was delicious! I made them for my nieces sleep over they were a HUGE hit!!
Thanks again!! Keep up the great work!!

Candice

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to the blog that has inspired me to cook more (and sometimes eat more too....)!!!! i have to say though, I LOVE THE SKINNY GIRL MARGARITA CAKE!!! also love the key lime (a very close second place). please pick me so i can go get the ingredients to make MORE of your recipes!!! thx a bunch, love ALL the way from vancouver!!! xoxo Rachel M.

Tracy K-dollarsandsensedecor.com said...

Happy Birthday Blog!!! My fave would definitely be the Boston Cream. YUM!

Lori Jane said...

Peach!
Which, I am making for my dad whose birthday is also today!! How fitting, right? Happy Birthday!

Jessica Doolittle said...

Happy Birthday Mix-and-Match! My girlfriends and I all loved the Original Chocolate Chip bundt cake!

Kristen said...

I love your blog! I'm going w peanut butter, planning on making it today :)

Maureen W. (Maryland) said...

Happy Birthday, Mix and Match Mama! Your blog means more to me than you know and has blessed my family. While I still have many more bundt cakes to try, my favorite so far has been the Boston Cream. XOXO

Jill said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I love the butterscotch bundt!! Always turns out perfect!!

alyssa kehaulani said...

Gotta go with the key lime bundt cake! Happy 1st birthday! Love the recipes! :)

Angela said...

My absolute favorite is the Orange Poppyseed, however, I can't wait to whip up the pumpkin one for the holiday weekend! My official start to Fall! :)

Happy Birthday to Mix and Match Mama!

K said...

I really love your pumpkin one and the cinnamon cream cheese frosting is so delish!! Your lemon one is on my list to try still, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway!! Krista

Tab & Erika said...

I'm so behind on this comment!! Happy birthday to you!! I've tasted many many Mix and Match Mama bust cakes and my absolute favorite...the one I lay in bed at night thinking about is the Vanilla Bean Noel!!! Yummy!!!

RCallander said...

Happy Birthday Mix and Match Mama!!! I am so thankful that I found your blog! You make such amazing recipes! I can relate with two little ones, and a hubby that loves sweets! We love your hot fudge sunday bundt cake! I am going to give the peanut butter one a whirl this week!
Thank you so so much for all of your inspiration!
XOXO Rachel Callander (Fellow Sox fans in NH!!)

RCallander said...

Happy Birthday Mix and Match Mama!!! I am so thankful that I found your blog! You make such amazing recipes! I can relate with two little ones, and a hubby that loves sweets! We love your hot fudge sunday bundt cake! I am going to give the peanut butter one a whirl this week!
Thank you so so much for all of your inspiration!
XOXO Rachel Callander (Fellow Sox fans in NH!!)

RCallander said...

Happy Birthday Mix and Match Mama!!! I am so thankful that I found your blog! You make such amazing recipes! I can relate with two little ones, and a hubby that loves sweets! We love your hot fudge sunday bundt cake! I am going to give the peanut butter one a whirl this week!
Thank you so so much for all of your inspiration!
XOXO Rachel Callander (Fellow Sox fans in NH!!)

Hannah said...

Congrats on one year!! My favorite is the lemon!

Kara Beam said...

Not sure if my original post posted? Happy Birthday Mix & Match Mama! I love following your blog! The Blackberry Bundt Cake is my favorite!

-Kara Beam

Feel free to delete this comment if I accidentally posted twice :)

Heather Ausburn said...

My fam's fave is definately the vanilla latte! Never before has a cake gone so fast. By the way---LOVE your blogs!

Emily and Ken said...

The Dr Pepper cake is UNBELIEVABLE!!! you are the freakin' queen girl!!! we've tried so many of your recipes and they are all delish! congrats on a year!! xoxo, emily

Joy said...

My favorite is the Dr Pepper cake. I have made it 3 times since you posted it. Even my husband who does not eat sweets raves about it. Thanks for making dinner a little easier for me.

Anonymous said...

Key Lime Bundt

It was amazing...thank you for sharing.

And Happy Happy Birthday!

From: Lochie Applin

Alicia said...

Happy Blog Birthday Mix & Match Mama! My favorite bundt cake is the ever so delicious Banana Nut. It seriously is "stupid good"!

Mandi Langton said...

Happy Birthday you wonderful wonderful recipe creator!! Well I was obsessed with the pink lemonade bundt goodness but now my new fav is the key lime!! Holy mash potatoes is that good. Can't wait to see all your future recipes, best wishes!

Mandi

LivingLifeLarson said...

I am a fairly new follower! I stumbled upon you after being a huge fan of your amazing brother. I so admired his faith and family focus! Anyway...I LOVED your red, white and blue 4th of July one. YUMMY! I have actually tried several of your recipes and my family is VERY thankful for you because of it:) So glad I found this blog!

Linda said...

Hi Shay--Does it count that I've bought my bottle of Skinny Girl to make the margarita cake? This is actually a big step for one who no longer cooks. I LOVE reading your recipes and have recommended your site to many!

<3, Linda

Aubs said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to mix and match mama!! You are such a blessing to me ~ helping keep my family's tummy's happy! I'm a citrus lover so my faves have been the lemon and key lime! Looking forward to trying some fall cakes!!

Decatur Marble & Granite Works said...

My favorite is the Vanilla Bean Noel!! Delicious..and I love the Bath and Body works scent, too! :) Your site has made me start cooking again!! Happy Birthday!!

Decatur Marble & Granite Works said...

Vanilla Bean Noel! Greetings from Alabama!! I LOVE your blog!

Brianne said...

I havent tried it yet (just b/c if i make a cake I will be the only one to eat it in my house!) but we have a cookout this weekend so I am going to try the Peach bundt cake! I love bundt cakes!!

Casey Hayes said...

Happy Birthday to your blog!!! I have enjoyed your recipes so much! My favorite bundt cake is the Red, White and Blue (#44).

The Brady Bunch said...

I love the black berry cake! I use your recipes all the time, thank you! My fav is the spinach burger :)
Ashley Brady

Devon said...

Happy 1 Year! For SUre Nutella! :)Devon L.

Marciparrott said...

Congrats!! Our family loves the pumpkin bunt cake!!- marci

April Perry said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog! My favorite is the pumpkin with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 1 year! That's amazing! (& your recipes too!) My favorite has to be the Cherry Limeade! It is simply delightful! I first made this recipe for a family get together and it was a HIT! Everyone was raving about how much they loved it (including me)! Thanks again for the recipes!

Jessica Ragsdale, Atlanta, GA

Jean Newfield said...

Happy Birthday! I love your recipes! They are so creative and fun! My favorite is the Bananas Foster Bundt Cake! :)

Travis and Kayla said...

I've made several of your recipes and I've LOVED them all. Hot Fudge Sunday for my favorite bundt!!

Ilona T said...

Happy Birthday to Mix and Match Mama. I am so glad that I found your food blog. I love cooking and baking and love finding new recipes. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us and thank you for making me a better cook ! I tried several bundt cakes but my favorite has to be the Banana Nut one ..I like nuts in everything sweet. Keep up the awesome work .

Stefanie said...

I am so glad I found your website several weeks ago. Everything I have made has been great!!! Everyone loves the Red Velvet Bundt cake. I am trying the Peanut Butter next.

Jojo29 said...

I haven't been able to make any of your wonderful bundt cakes because I don;t have a bundt cake pan, but I will tell you that the very first one I'm going to try when I get one (begging the hubs for one) will be the peanut butter one. I LOVE PB and just know I'm going to be in heaven after the first bite! :)

Tiffany Landress said...

Congrats on your first year. I love your recipes. My favorite bundt cake would be the Key Lime...delicious.

Christen said...

Happy birthday, Mix & Match Mama! So thankful for all of your delicious recipes, especially those fabulous bundt cakes! I'm typically a Fall/Winter baker, but tried the Key Lime and fell in love! It's Summer perfection :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Dark Chocolate Raspberry!! So delicious!! I made this one for my Daddy since he loves dark chocolate and raspberries. He absolutely love it and it was a hit with everyone else too! I can't wait to start trying some more of your recipes!!! Megan S.

Amanda Thompson said...

Such a hard choice!! But I'm gonna have to go with the Red Velvet! So simple yet so amazing!! Nobody can eat just one slice! Gotta just say I love the whoopie pies, too! Never made them before your blog and am in love with how easy and delicious they are. Thank you!!

Danielle Beinke said...

I haven't had a chance to make it yet, but I've bookmarked the chocolate chip! Also, the peanut butter one from earlier this week sounds amazing!

Keri said...

Yay for one year! My favorite is pumpkin! You can never have too much pumpkin.

Mandi said...

I am so glad I "stumbled" upon your blog! Thanks for so many great recipes! So far, my favorite bundt cake is Lemon with Strawberry Frosting. Yum!

The New Family said...

Butterscotch and Apple Cinnamon!!! Love them all honestly. Happy Birthday sweet friend! :)

Ilona Timofey said...

Happy Birthday to an amazing blog ! Thank you for sharing your recipes and making us better cooks .. I am a new follower but tried the Banana Nut bundt and loved it.. such a success! Thanks and here is too many more yrs !

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Mix and Match Mama! I have loved making the things from your blog - actually your blog inspired me to find my first recipe I've ever found myself and make it! My 4 year old was super impressed that I was cooking too :) Looking forward to trying the Nutella Bundt Cake since many days she request a Nutella and PB sandwich for lunch and it's our last weekend before her first day of preschool! Congratulations on your first year!

Dawn said...

Happy Birhtday Mix & Match Mama!! Love ALL your recipes. My favorite cake is the apple cinnamon.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday mix and match mamma! Love the blog and have tried many of your recipes (love the panini recipe and crockpot ones)! As far as bundt cakes, I have made a version of your Italian cream and vanilla bean and I can't wait to try the pumpkin in the Fall. Thank you for the recipes!
aemcneill@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

Happy Blog-day!! I'm looking forward to Fall and pumpkin bundt cake!

The Mandville Life said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and LOVE me some lemon bundt cake!!

Tara said...

Yeah for Mix & Match!! I have made many of your delicious recipies & cakes...I don't know if I could pick 1 favorite. Loved Bananas Foster, Red Velvet, Vanilla Bean Noel...the carmel one ooh and the Chocolate w/ jelly inside....basically all of them! Thanks for giving us something to look forward to and something "shayshull" (if you say it just right right that should read special) to make!

Karen said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY! I made the Reese pieces version and the pumpkin version. Next will be doing a pineapple version. Also trying the BBQ Casserole this week. Yum. CONRATS ON 1 year :)

Sarah said...

I love the salted caramel mocha! Thanks for all your hard work. Your recipes are so yummy!

Casey Hayes said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I have enjoyed your recipes so much. My favorite bundt cake was the Red, White and Blue! So creative!!!

heather medlock said...

Happy birthday, MMM! Thanks for all the recipes...and that pink champagne bundt was awe. some.

Krysta said...

Happy birthday to this wonderfull blog! My favorite was definitely the Nutella! Right up this preggo girls alley! ;)

Anonymous said...

Keri-
Love your blog and love the original chocolate chip bunt cake!!
Keri moore

Tammy Guard said...

Happy Birthday Mix and Match Mama! My favorite cakes are the blueberry and the Reese. I served them at a tea party for my girls from my 3rd grade class!

juju designs said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! I would have to say my favorite is red velvet for sure! It was fantastic!

Lori T said...

We LOVE the Dr. Pepper bundt cake the best but the Vanilla Bean Noel and Pink Lemonade are fabulous too! Happy Birthday M&MM!

Lori

Laura Carter said...

Hands down the champagne bundt cake! Love it :) happy birthday to my favorite recipe blog I can't tell you how many recipes I've made from here and we love them all!!

Elizabeth said...

love me some red velvet bundt cake! MY FAVE!

Lauren said...

Wow! I can't believe it's been a year! Congrats and happy birthday! My all time favorite is the original chocolate chip, love it!!

Candace Wiley said...

Happy 1st Birthday!! I tried the salted caramel mocha the other day for my family and a "thank you" treat for my kiddos teachers and it was a HUGE hit!! Everyone talked about it for days :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

The Clements Crew said...

So, I've never actually made one of your bundt cakes, because I'm new to the blog. But if I could choose one, I would start with the original. Love me some chocolate chips! And I'm sure Dr. Pepper would be pretty tasty too! :)

Brooke Bryant said...

Hard to beat anything with caramel in it so I am going to have to go with just plain ol' caramel! Yummy! Congrats on one year of fun, friends, sharing, and increase and may you experience ten-fold this year what you did last. :)

Aunt Marla said...

I found your blog early on and I've been obsessed. I love it. Congratulations on your success. You're very talented and you have a beautiful family. There's no way to choose a favorite. I love the lemon, the champagne, the key lime and the pink lemonade. The banana nut bundt is delicious, too!!! Keep the recipes coming. Marla Rhodes

Janice Dickson said...

Happy Birthday to you ♪♪♪ strawberry lemonaide is my fav!! So glad I found your site!

Tyree - Party of Five said...

I have yet to make a bunt cake I don't have a bunt pan...need to get one...maybe at Target? :). I love your blog, and have enjoyed making your great dinner recipes, FAVORITE Green Chile Quiche...so easy, so good! I look forward to checking out your blogs every day. Thanks for sharing. :)

kristi said...

So hard to decide! But the first one that popped in to my mind was the Nutella one!!!

Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana said...

Happy one year blog anniversary! I love your bananas foster bundt cake :)

ashleypalmer625 said...

Congrats on one year! I love your blog.

I haven't made it yet, but I'm sure that when I try the cherry limeade this weekend, it will be my new favorite! :)

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