Saturday, 31 August 2013

Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

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Chocolate Cobbler Recipe

Do you ever get a huge craving for chocolate but need something quick and easy? 
This recipe is sure to take care of that craving with ingredients you may already have on hand. This tasted so good after it had been cooled just a little and just as good after it had cooled completely.
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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Kitchen Safety Tips and Personalized Drawer For Toddlers

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My 14 month old son loves to follow me around our home. I am sure that one of his favorite rooms to be with me is the kitchen. The kitchen has drawers and cupboards filled with various and interesting items sure to attract any toddler. Of course having a toddler hang with you in the kitchen is not all fun and games. 

Safety should of course be first priority. 

Here are 5 safety tips I use when cooking with my toddler: 

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Homemade Butter Cookies

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I really like the plain butter cookies that are sold in stores. What I don't like though are the many ingredients put in these cookies. I decided that I try and attempt to make these. I went on the hunt for recipes. I don't know what it is, however when I do find a recipe that would seem to be okay I always feel a need to make a change or two. I usually tend to decrease the amount sugar or salt since I find that these are usually measured out more than is really needed. Tampering with a recipe can at times work out well and other times may lead to a disaster.

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Monday, 19 August 2013

Ice Treasures and Recycling Yogurt Containers

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In our home we consume a healthy amount of yogurt.  Of course that leaves us with many empty yogurt containers. We use single serving cup sizes. At first I was throwing most of the containers in the trash. I was getting a little irritated by this. I know that might sound crazy but I am one of these people who keep anything from ending up in the trash if I can find some use for it.  

Yesterday I did a project with my son. He is 14 months and loves to explore and feel things with his hands. 

I filled three yogurt cups with water and added some food coloring. Then I placed one smsll item in each cup and put them in the freezer. 


After they froze I removed the chucks of ice from the containers for my son to explore and play with.  I put them in a large bowl and added a little plain water so that when the started to melt he would see the water change colors.

     



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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Brownies For Two

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If you are looking for a quick and easy brownie recipe for just two this is one to try. 
Or if you love chocolate as much as I do than you can do this for one person :)
The result is a very moist, soft and chocolaty tasting brownie.

Important to note: These brownies are more of a fudge brownie and less of a cake brownies. 

Brownies For Two

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Uses For Vaseline

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Before our son was born I made sure I had purchased all the necessary products needed for a newborn. One of these products was Vaseline. Just the plain petroleum jelly. I purchased a large tub as it was more cost effective. I had planned on using this on our son between diaper changes. Apparently though it is not healthy for the cloth diapers. So I decided to try and keep it away. He is now 14 months old and I have not had to use it on him.

So what to do with this large jar of Vaseline??


Vaseline



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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Simple Mango Cobbler Recipe

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Simple and Delicious Mango Cobbler



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Looking for something sweet to go with your coffee that is both quick and easy to make!
Why not try this delicious mango cobbler recipe? This has to be one of the best desserts I have ever made. In fact so good that it was over half eaten the same evening I baked it. Only my hubby and I to eat it so it must have been good.

This recipe is probably even better with sliced fresh mango. I used fresh mango which I had frozen a few weeks back as they were beginning to turn and I did not want them to spoil. I thawed them almost completely and sliced them into thin pieces. 

Ingredients:

For the bottom layer:
1 cup water
tablespoon cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups sliced mangos
1 teaspoon lemon juice1 1/2 teaspoons melted butter

For the cinnamon sugar mixture:
tablespoon granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping:
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk


Method: 
1. Mix water and cornstarch in a cup. Pour mixture in a saucepan. 
2. Stir in sugar. Add fruit and lemon juice. Heat, stirring well.
3. Pour into a 9" pan and dot with melted butter. Sprinkle sugar cinnamon mixture over the top.
4. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
5. Cut in butter until mixture looks like meal. Now stir in milk and mix well.
6. Cut in butter until mixture looks like meal. Now stir in milk and mix well.
7. Drop by spoonfuls over the hot fruit. 
Bake at 375° F (190 C) for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Both are yummy though I prefer the warm. Makes 8 servings.
Optional: Serve with ice cream or whipped topping.

Enjoy your mango cobbler!



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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Tips For Breastfeeding In Hot Weather

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6 Tips to Help you Keep Cool While Breastfeeding in Hot Weather


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Tips For Breastfeeding In Hot Weather

Breastfeeding a baby during the summer months can become uncomfortable at times for both mom and baby. With this being World Breastfeeding Week from August 1 - 7 2013 I thought I would share some helpful tips with other breastfeeding moms.
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