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January 1, 2018 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Potato Cheese Pie

Potato Cheese Pie

Potato, egg and cheese casserole made with buttermilk and rosemary served with salad and fresh fruit.

Family Activities

Take A Walk – Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt

Swing

Hey, I found a swing! What's next on the list?

Take a walk in your neighborhood, downtown, at the mall, or a place of your choosing.  See if you can find these things (or make up your own challenges.

  • A person wearing a dress hat
  • A swing
  • A building with more than one chimney

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In our day to day life, we use so many things that are made out of aluminum.

December 25, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

White and Black Bean Smothered Salmon

White and Black Bean Smothered Salmon

Broiled salmon topped with a flavorful bean salsa and served with healthy red grapes.

Family Activities

Play A Game – Perfect Weather

catching frogs

A drizzly day is great for catching frogs.

  • I’m going down to the pond.  I’m taking a net and a glass jar.  I poked some holes in the lid of the jar.  It looks like a good day for catching frogs.

The other players must guess what type of weather is best for this activity.  A correct answer would be a light rain.

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December 18, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Rice Enchiladas with Black Bean Sauce

Rice Enchiladas with Black Bean Sauce

Corn tortilla enchiladas filled with rice and creamy cheeses and topped with spicy black bean sauce.

Family Activities

Play A Game – Hangman

hangman

"I'm almost a goner!"

Fun with a pencil and paper, play the time-honored classic of hangman.  Or make it more interesting and use and entire sentence instead of just one word!

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How does playing violent computer games affect the brain?

December 11, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Fluffy Spinach and Cheese Bake

Fluffy Spinach and Cheese Bake

Eat some spinach! This fluffy egg casserole is easy and delicious.

Family Activities

Make And Play – Number Matching Game

two cats

Two represents the number of cats we have

Using index cards, create a matching game with number relationships.

On one index card write the number, on another index card illustrate the number through its special relationship.

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Special Interest

With a crockpot, you can enjoy your day and come home to a hot meal.

December 4, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Bacon and Egg Biscuit Sandwiches

Bacon and Egg Biscuit Sandwiches

Your own home-made biscuits filled with bacon, egg and cheese. Yummy anytime of day!

Family Activities

Communication Skills – Offering Criticism

ground hog

Wow, I'm glad you told me. I didn't realize!

If you find yourself in a position where you are considering offering constructive criticism, consider these factors:

  • Be sure of your facts.
  • Be respectful
  • Don’t assume the motivation was negative
  • Don’t exaggerate
  • Stick to the point

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Special Interest

It is considered lucky to wear your birthstone.

November 27, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Tomato, Basil and Broccoli Chicken

Tomato, Basil and Broccoli Chicken

Prepare a packaged rice dish, add fresh tomatoes and broccoli and boneless, skinless chicken breasts and dinner is on the table in 30 minutes.

Family Activities

Fun With Words – Alliteration

Learn more about the elements of literature

Goats grunt grandly repeats the letter sound of g.

Alliteration is using the same initial letter in a group of words. Have fun creating sentences that use alliteration. Here are some examples.

  • Hush, Hannah has heard hissing.
  • Isn’t Isabel interesting?

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Special Interest

Quick and Easy Meals that are Perfect for Lunch


Lunch Idea Recipes

November 27, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

November 20, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Lemon Broccoli Chicken

Lemon Broccoli Chicken

So easy with trimmed chicken breast, lemons, canned soup and fresh broccoli.

Family Activities

Play A Card Game – Phooey!

Play the card game Hearts

Play a family card game

Players sort their cards by suit and make a prediction as to how many tricks they will be able to win during that hand.  Ace is high.  The predictions are announced by having all players place their fists on the table with fingers curled under.

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Special Interest

The Truth About How You Can Generate Your Own Home Power

November 13, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Fast and Furious Meatless Chili

Fast and Furious Meatless Chili

Open a can of pinto beans, stir in frozen peppers and onions, add a few items from your refrigerator and spice rack and enjoy a spicy chili really fast.

Family Activities

Science And Sound – Make A Guitar

Shoe Box Guitar

You can be a rock star with your homemade guitar!

Make a guitar with rubber bands and a shoe box.

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Special Interest

Complete-meal chicken recipes.

Chicken Recipes

November 13, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

November 6, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Breaded Fish Patties with Broccolette

Breaded Fish Patties with Broccolette

Make a creamy sauce and serve with frozen breaded fish patties, broccolette and a side dish of instant rice and frozen peas.

Family Activities

Elves – Tricks And Treasures

tricky elf

The elf tricked our teacher and gave us a treasure

Suppose there are tiny pointy-eared elves living in your home. Describe some of the tricks they play when you aren't looking. Also name the kind deeds they perform for you to discover, like treasure.

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October 30, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Sesame oil is the secret that makes this chicken stir fry flavorful and aromatic.

Family Activities

Get Up And Move – Play Simon Says

Play follow-the-leader

Simon says, hop on one foot!

Take turns being the leader and getting everyone to move

Make it a cooperative game and keep everyone playing with points instead of elimination.

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Special Interest

Instructions and timetable for soaking meat in brine solution.

October 23, 2017 - Read the Full Issue

Featured Recipe of the Week:

Herbed Pork Chops with Garlic

Herbed Pork Chops with Garlic

White wine vinegar tenderizes the pork chops and adds zing to the gravy and noodles. Rosemary, sage and garlic join in a tantalizing aroma and delicious taste. Served with a salad.

Family Activities

Play A Sentence Game – Questions And Questions

BBQ

Doesn't the BBQ smell good?

Player one starts this game by asking player two a question.

  • How is your dinner?

Player two must answer player one's question with a question of his or her own.

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Special Interest

Print out mystery pictures for your friends and family

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Sunflower

Taking certain supplements can help to lower high cholesterol levels naturally. Learn which ones are most effective

Get the recipe for Banana Muffins with Sunflower Seeds.

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