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    DIY Recipe: EASY Fruit Kebabs (Healthy-Sweet-Fast-Pretty)

    By Cathy on March 22, 2010
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    Are you the snack mom any time soon, like tomorrow?  If so, here is a great snack, which is super easy, AND, if it’s already midnight, you might even have the fixins on hand. It was the night before our advisory snack day again, and we had nothing that would be desirable for a room full of hungry 16-year old

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    DIY Project #10: Valentine Candy & Love Note Muffins

    By Cathy on February 11, 2010
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    Shhhh. This is a secret.  Don’t tell Margaret, but this will be her surprise on Valentine’s morning.  Every year on Valentine’s Day, the girls wake up to some kind of totally-decadent non-healthy, sugar-filled surprise … a little bit like Christmas stockings, only all red and pink.  This year, we only have one girl at home, and she will actually be

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    DIY Project #9: Tootsie Pop People for Valentine’s Day

    By Cathy on February 8, 2010
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    While making Happy Valentine’s Day boxes for my college kiddos, I decided to use Mini Tootsie Pops as edible filler.  As I tossed them in, for just a moment, it looked as though one was looking back at me.  With a little embellishment from my trusty pen, he really was looking back at me.  (He didn’t wink, though.  That would

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    DIY Recipe: Mini Texas Pecan Pies

    By Ellen Heck on December 20, 2009
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    We used to make Mini Pecan Pies when we lived in New York, so that our friends could have a little taste of Texas. These delicious one-bite pies melt in your mouth because the crust isn’t a traditional pie crust, but rather a cream cheese and butter pastry.  (You just can’t go wrong wtih a cream cheese and butter combo!) 

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    DIY Project #8: Salt Dough Ornaments

    By Ellen Heck on December 7, 2009
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    This easy, sticky craft project can be immensely satisfying for all ages.  It’s a great way to make personal gifts (putting together custom pet-shaped ornaments can be a sweet idea) and a wonderful excuse to get your hands dirty. I remember loving this as a child, and the semi-nautical scent of the salt dough itself brings back happy memories. Here’s

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