TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Ants On A Log

September 8th is National Ants On A Log Day. Most kids growing up in the 1950s or later ate them as a healthy snack: celery stalks stuffed with peanut butter (the log) topped with raisins (the ants). Our mom took a creative approach, alternating the ants with purple raisins (the boy ants) and golden raisins…
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JULY 4TH: Star-Shaped Sandwich Skewers

We loved this idea from Smucker’s, which uses its creamy Jif peanut butter and seedless strawberry jam to make these charming sandwiches. You don’t have to use PB&J: Any sweet or savory spread will do. You can make some very sophisticated combinations for adults. Prep time is 15 minutes. RECIPE: STAR-SHAPED SANDWICH SKEWERS Ingredients For…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cook As A Family

The family that prays together stays together, according to a post-World War II prayer movement called Family Rosary Crusade. But the family that cooks together eats better, and trains the kids to be self-reliant in the kitchen. As we enter the season of nonstop holiday treats, teaching balance and good eating practices can offset bad…
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