Getting Your Toddler To Clean Up!

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

I know this is a concern with many parents of toddlers, so I’ve found some sites with helpful tips on how we can get our toddlers to pitch in and clean up after themselves. Here we go…

- Cleaning Up Toys: Tips for Teaching Toddlers | What to Expect – CLICK HERE! baby-921293_1280

- How to get your toddler to tidy up – Today’s Parent – CLICK HERE!

- How can I teach my toddler to clean up after herself? | Mom Answers – CLICK HERE!

- The Easiest Way to Teach Your Toddler to Pick Up Toys – CLICK HERE!

- 8 Ways To Get Your Kids To Start Cleaning Up After Themselves – CLICK HERE!

- How to get the Kids to Clean Up after Play – Powerful Mothering – CLICK HERE!

 

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Easy OREO Truffles (Easter / Spring Treat)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Need a new idea for a Spring or Easter treat? Here’s a perfect treat or dessert to add to your Easter dinner…

Ready In - 1 h 30 m

Ingredients:   oreo

  • 1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

Directions:

  1. Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Recipe By:Baker’s
“These truffles are very easy and delicious. You can’t go wrong with OREO, cream cheese and chocolate!”

The above image and recipe is sole property and courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Baker’s

 

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Chocolate Covered Bunnies On a Stick! (Peeps)

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Okay, so you either love Peeps or hate them…but chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies are awesome! These are super easy and yummy!

Ingredients:

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  • 10 wooden pop sticks
  • 10 marshmallow Easter bunnies (such as Just Born(R) Peeps(R))
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon multicolored candy sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Insert a wooden stick into the bottom of each bunny. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place the chocolate chips into a glass bowl, and cook in the microwave until just melted, about 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate until smooth.
  2. Dip each bunny into the melted chocolate until coated on all sides, and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles to decorate. Place into the freezer until the chocolate has set, about 5 minutes.

Recipe By:Ciera

“Yummy after school/work snack for all chocolate lovers.” 

This image and recipe are courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Ciera

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Spring Cleaning Tips (Monday it’s here!)

Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 09:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Yes, unfortunately we ALL need this. Let’s just do this so we can sit back and enjoy our clean and organized home…here are some links for amazing tips to help us all:

  • Spring Cleaning Tips – How to Deep Clean | House Beautiful… CLICK HERE! broom-1324469_1280
  • 8 Spring Cleaning Tips to Get It Done Faster | Reader’s Digest… CLICK HERE!
  • Spring Cleaning Checklist | HGTV…. CLICK HERE!
  • 7 Spring-Cleaning Tips | HGTV… CLICK HERE!
  • Best House Cleaning Tips for 2017 | Good Housekeeping… CLICK HERE!
  • Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home | Cleaning Your House… CLICK HERE!

 

Above image courtesy of Pixabay.comjackmac34

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Shamrock Shakes for St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Start the tradition now! Yum…
Prep- 10 m     Ready In - 10 m

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream sham shake
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, or more to taste
  • 9 drops green food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, or to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon green decorator sugar, or to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend ice cream, milk, mint extract, and food coloring together in a blender until smooth.
  2. Drizzle chocolate syrup around inside walls of 2 tall glasses; pour shake into glass. Top with whipped cream and green decorator sugar.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Julie Kimball Fitzgerald “This has become a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our house. The kids love it, and so do I.”

This recipe is courtesy of and sole property of AllRecipes.com and Julie Kimball Fitzgerald

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Spring Herb Popovers (Carbs Yay!)

Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Popovers must be attempted at least once in life. And here we go…

Spring Herb Popovers 

Prep- 10 m    Ready In - 40 m

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup LAND O LAKES(R) Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, melted popovers
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature
  • 4 LAND O LAKES(R) Eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • LAND O LAKES(R) Butter with Canola Oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush 12 popover cups with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Place pan in oven 5 minutes.
  2. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons butter, flour, milk, eggs, chives, dill and salt in bowl; mix well. Pour batter into preheated popover cups, filling about half full. Bake 25 minutes. (Do not open oven door during baking.)
  3. Remove from oven; poke top of each popover with sharp knife to release steam. Serve warm with Butter with Canola Oil, if desired.

Enjoy!

Recipe By:Land O’Lakes
“These crispy, warm popovers with fresh herbs will be a delicious addition to your next meal.”

This recipe and image are courtesy and sole property of Land O’Lakes and Allrecipes.com

 

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Don’t Forget – Spring Forward!

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

We’re here to help you remember Spring Forward this weekend!

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Mar 12, 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Starts

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 12, 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Get the World Clock app for IOS > click here!
Get the World Clock app for Android > click here!

The above image is courtesy of Pixabay.comobpia30 

 

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Barbecue Turkey Meatballs (Delicious)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

These meatballs are guilt-free and delicious! Take a look…

Barbecue Turkey Meatballs 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten   turkey meatballs
  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container VOSKOS(R) Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Marmalade Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade or apricot preserves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine egg, yogurt, bread crumbs, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add ground turkey; mix well.
  2. Shape turkey mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Add meatballs to warm Marmalade Barbecue Sauce (see below) in a large saucepan. Serve with pretzel sticks as picks.
  3. Marmalade Barbecue Sauce: Combine barbecue sauce and marmalade in a large saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Serve with meatballs.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Voskos “VOSKOS® Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt adds a hint of sweet to these lean meatballs dressed up with marmalade barbecue sauce. For easy shaping, use a small scoop to form the meatballs, then bake them off in the oven. To party with ease, transfer meatballs and sauce to a slow cooker set on warm or low heat setting to serve. Serve with crunchy pretzel sticks as a fun substitute for wooden picks.”

This recipe and image courtesy and property of AllRecipes.comVoskos

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Sticky Popcorn (Kids Love This)

Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Similar to rice crispy treats, delicious!

Ingredients:   popcorn

  • 10 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 10 cups popped popcorn

Directions:

  1. Combine marshmallows, butter, and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth, 30 to 60 seconds.
  2. Place popcorn in a bowl and pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn; stir to coat.

Enjoy!

Recipe By: blossom
“This came from a friend and is now the most requested family night treat from my children. Like caramel corn only much faster and fun to eat!”

This recipe and image are courtesy of Allrecipes / Blossom 

 

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Taming Toddler Temper Tantrums

Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

I bet you can’t say that five times fast! So…I’ve done some research and pulled links from some informative sites that should help us all deal with our munchkins mini meltdowns. Take a look…

  • Taming Tempers – KidsHealth – Click here! baby-215867_640
  • 10 Ways to Tame Your Kid’s Tantrums – Parents – Click here!
  • Temper tantrums in toddlers: How to keep the peace – Mayo Clinic – Click here!
  • Toddler Temper Tantrums | What to Expect - whattoexpect.com – Click here!
  • How to Stop the Tantrums – Parents – Click here!
  • Preventing Temper Tantrums in Children: Strategies and Tips for Parents – Click here!
  • 9 Fast Ways to Stop Toddler Temper Tantrums – What to Expect – Click here!
  • Preventing tantrums – Supernanny – Click here!
  • Tantrums – How to Stop a Temper Tantrum When Kids Lose It – Click here! 

We hope these links can shed some light on this issue and help you to maintain your sanity. :)

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