April 4, 2016

A healthy sweet and sour salad recipe you have to try!

Avocado Mandarin Tossed Salad Recipe

Ingredients

11 ozs mandarin oranges

1/2 cup sliced green onions (thinly)

1/3 cup chopped pecans (coarsely, toasted)

1/8 tsp pepper

4 cups salad greens (torn)

1 avocado (medium ripe, peeled and sliced)

1/4 cup italian salad dressing

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the oranges, onions, pecans and pepper; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Just before serving, place the greens in a large salad bowl; top with orange mixture and avocado slices. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat.

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Serves 8
Recipe from: Taste of Home

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April 4, 2016

TGIF! Relax and enjoy a pomegranate margarita this weekend!

Ingredients

1 can(s) (12-ounce) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

2 cup(s) water

3 1/2 cup(s) gold tequila

2 cup(s) pomegranate juice

1 cup(s) triple sec

5 limes

Ice cubes for serving

1 cup(s) fresh pomegranate seeds (from 1 pomegranate)

Directions

In large pitcher, combine limeade and water until well blended. Stir in tequila, pomegranate juice, and triple sec.

Cut each lime crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick wheels; cut a slit in each wheel, from center to edge. To serve, place ice cubes and a few pomegranate seeds in each glass; place a lime wheel on rim.

Virgin Pomegranate Margaritas: Substitute 2 cups lemon-lime seltzer for tequila and triple sec. Substitute pomegranate-cranberry juice for pomegranate juice. Proceed as above.

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Total time: 5 minutes
Serves 18
Recipe from: Delish

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April 4, 2016

These bites with lycopene-rich tomatoes and heart-healthy avocados are a virtuous and delectable, homemade appetizer.

Tomato-Avocado Toasts

Ingredients

1 baguette (small, 5 ounces)

2 tbsps olive oil

1 avocado (ripe)

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

coarse salt

ground pepper

1 pt grape tomatoes (quartered)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice baguette diagonally into sixteen 1/2-inch-thick slices; brush both sides with a total of olive oil. Bake on a baking sheet until golden, about 8 minutes.

Halve avocado lengthwise and remove pit; scoop flesh into a small bowl. Mash with lemon juice; season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Spread on toasted bread; top with grape tomatoes.

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Total time: 20 minutes
Serves 16
Recipe from: Yummly

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April 4, 2016

Try this fun fruit face to encourage kids to eat more fruit!

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Ingredients

1 melon

2 cherries

1 apple

1 banana

1 mandarin

3 grapes (cut in half)

Directions

Prepare the fruit. Cut a melon into circular slices. Peel the banana and mandarin (separated each segments. De-core and cut the apple into slices.

Get individual bowls and divide the mandarin, apple, banana, and grapes slices into each bowl.

Put a melon slice on a plate for each child.

Use the mandarin as a mouth and hair.

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Banana slices for the eyes and nose.

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And apple slices as the ears and cherries to make earrings.

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Add grapes as the eyeball and eye brow.

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Enjoy!

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April 4, 2016

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April 4, 2016

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April 4, 2016

My Chili Recipe

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef

2 onion (chopped)

4 cloves garlic (minced)

2 tbsps chili powder

2 tsps salt

2 tsps dried oregano

58 ozs stewed tomatoes

15 ozs tomato sauce

15 ozs kidney beans (with liquid

Directions

  1. Combine ground beef, onion, and garlic in large stockpot. Cook and stir over medium heat until beef is brown. Drain.
  2. Stir in chili powder, salt, oregano, tomatoes, and tomato sauce; break up tomatoes while stirring. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  3. Stir in beans. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes; stir occasionally.

Recipe by Michelle

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April 4, 2016

Ingredients

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup white sugar

1 pinch salt

1/3 cup boiling water

3 1/2 cups milk

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

Recipe by Jeanie Bean

For more information, visit: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Creamy-Hot-Cocoa/

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April 4, 2016

How Smart Parents Teach Their Kids Unhealthy Eating Habits http://ow.ly/2NWjs8 http://ow.ly/BNvHi

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April 4, 2016

Kindergarten Activities

Look through the newspaper/edition and find pictures of ten things you have in your house. Cut out these pictures and paste them on paper. Label each picture. Cut out letters of the alphabet from the newspaper headlines to spell your first and last name. Paste onto paper. Find pictures of appliances that run on electricity. That means they need to be plugged in! Cut them out and paste them onto your paper. How many did you find? How many of these do you have in your house? Can you write the names of them? How many happy people can you find in the newspaper/e-edition? Cut out all the pictures of happy people you find and paste them on your paper. Do the same for all the sad people. Why do you think these people are happy or sad? Look through the newspaper and cut out all the letters of the alphabet. Paste them in alphabetical order on your paper.

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