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Protect Your Child’s Skin!


Avoid sunburns on your kids this spring and summer by being diligent with sunscreen.   Six or seven sunburns in childhood can leave a young adults susceptible to skin cancer, so apply it on your child even if it’s for a simple game of baseball! More tips for you and your children: • Start prevention… Read more »

Beef Stir Fry


    Serves 8. Ingredients 2 pounds boneless beef sirloin or beef top round steaks (3/4″ thick) 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 (10.5 ounce) can Condensed Beef Broth 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms 1 head Chinese cabbage (bok choy), thinly sliced 2 medium red peppers,… Read more »

Glazed Corned Beef


In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this recipe serves 12. Ingredients 1 (3 pound) corned beef brisket, trimmed 1 medium onion, sliced 1 celery rib, sliced 1/4 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 2/3 cup ketchup 1/3 cup white vinegar 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish Directions Place corned beef and contents… Read more »

Pork Chop & Potato Casserole


    Serves 8.   Ingredients 8 pork chops (1/2 inch thick) 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted 2/3 cup milk 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 (26 ounce) package frozen shredded hash brown potatoes 1 cup shredded… Read more »

Growin’ Up Yummy Fun!


Want to get your kids excited about vegetables? Growums provides just the opportunity. Packed full of fun, Growums comes with cocoa pellets, seeds and vegetable identifier tags in six different kits: Herb Garden, Pizza Garden, Salad Garden, Stir-fry Garden, Taco Garden and Ratatouille Garden. Not only that, but if you go online to their website… Read more »

Coke: 5 Amazing Tips


  Spring cleaning is on your mind, right?  But there are a few stickler items around the house you need a bit more elbow grease for.  Here are 5 great ways a not-so-average can of coke can be used around the house. • Use it to clean the soot off of the stones or brick… Read more »

Puppet Power


Fun moms have a bag of tricks to pull from in all kinds of situations.  When your child is down or stressed, distract with a Puppet! Author Susan Linn writes on the amazing way children respond to puppets in her book, The Case for Make Believe ( Newpress; $17.95). Kids adore puppets and they can be… Read more »

Thrush After Antibiotics?


Yogurt Can Help if your baby develops thrush – a common yeast infection that appears whiteish on the lips, tongue and the inside of the cheeks in reaction to the antibiotics.  Along with killing the harmfulbacteria that made Baby sick, antibiotics can also kill the beneficial bacteria in the mouth. In infants, treatment is often unnecessary,… Read more »

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Leprechaun Hat


That silly leprechaun left his hat at my house and I wanted to share it with you. You can see, it is bigger than you would think … for a creature of his size.   You can make one for yourself, too. This fun little craft is sure to get some giggles out of your… Read more »

Pasta with Red Pepper Sauce


Serves 6. Ingredients 2 cups red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 2 cups bow tie pasta 1 cup blanched green peas 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Directions Combine bell… Read more »

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