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Nick's Picks: Fire Roasted Tomatoes

05.20.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Light your grill only on one half. Heat on high. Core the tomatoes, for best results use beefsteak tomatoes. Rub tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. For an extra twist, stuff tomatoes with roasted garlic or fresh mozzarella ...

Monday Morning Mind Bender

05.18.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

The United States has 1. Canada has 1. Most countries have 1.  However, South Africa had 1 and then had 2, but now they combined the 2 and just have 1.   Ans)  National Anthem

Mosquito Trap

05.15.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[2]

If mosquitoes are already starting to bug you this season, here's an easy trap you can make, with what you already have on hand! Start with a plastic 2-liter bottle that is rinsed and dried.  Cut it in half. In the bottom of the bottle, mix 1 ...

Nick's Picks: Pinapple Salsa

05.13.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

A sweet addition to your salsa repertoire! 1 Large ripe pineapple 1/2 a medium red onion diced 1 red pepper diced 2 Tbsp fresh parsley (or cilantro!) 1 Tbsp Honey   Remove rind and core from the pineapple. Roast or grill until the outside is ...

Audrey's Desserts First: Apple Pie Nachos

05.06.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

Apple Pie Nachos(from www.thrillist.com) 1/3 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup apple pie spice1/2 teaspoon sea salt5 (8-inch) soft flour tortillas1 stick unsalted butter, melted1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese1/4 ...

Sound Smarter: Eliminate These Words

05.06.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[3]

15 words you need to eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter Newsprint is on life support, emojis are multiplying faster than hungry Gremlins, and 300 million people worldwide strive to make their point in 140 or fewer ...

Life Lessons from Star Wars

05.04.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[1]

Five Life Lessons from Star Wars 1. Parents make mistakes too.  Probably not the kind where they turn to the dark side, and slice off your hand, but parents mess up. 2.  If at first you don’t success…do.  Or do ...

Monday Morning Mind Bender

05.04.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[3]

Stretching your brain every Monday Morning at 6:40 for your chance to win a Family Life T-Shirt!

Nick's Picks: Waffle Iron Carrot Cake

04.29.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

A delicious and beautiful dessert prepared in your very own waffle iron! The Batter 2 Cups Sugar 4 Eggs 1 Cup Oil 2 tsp Vanilla 2 Cups Flour 2 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Salt 2 tsp Cinnamon 2 Cups Shredded Carrots   The Frosting 1 Stick of ...

Nick's Picks: Waffle Iron Pizza!!

04.22.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[0]

Yearning for Pizza!? Don't want to order out!? Make a waffle pizza!     Ingredients Fresh pizza dough Pizza sauce Cheese Your favorite toppings     Directions Heat your waffle iron. Place dough into individual waffle shapes. ...

Nick's Picks: Waffle Iron Biscuits and Gravy

04.15.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[2]

  Comfort food made easy! Remember that waffle iron you use once or twice a year? Dust it off and get cooking!   The Gravy...   1 Pound Ground Sausage 1 Tsp Poultry Seasoning 1/2 Stick of Butter 1/2 Cup Flour 3 Cups Cold ...

Cross Your Fingers

04.08.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

Have you ever thought about the phrase "Cross Your Fingers?"  You might associate it with something about luck.  But it's got its roots in early Christianity.  Of course, there the homage to the cross, where Jesus died.  ...

Easter Fun For Kids

04.03.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

Here are some fun, easy activities you and you kids can do together this weekend. Donuts, with a spiritual lesson.  YUM!               Did you know 80% of people who don't go to church would, if only they ...

Where Did THAT Phrase Come From?

04.02.15 | Family Life Mornings | Comments[0]

Where Did THAT Phrase Come From? Sometimes you hear a phrase and you think "Where did that come from?"Here are some we've decoded for you: Spring Chicken:  New England chicken farmers generally sold chickens in the spring.  Sometimes they ...

Audrey's Desserts First: Chocolate Flourless Torte with Peanut Butter Topping

04.01.15 | Nick Finlayson | Comments[1]

Flourless Chocolate Torte with Peanut Butter Mousse Topping     Adapted from two recipes - White Chocolate-Fudge Torte @ Pillsbury.com and  -  Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse Cake from an old Southern Living ...