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Banana Bread

If your kitchen is like most, there is probably a half-bunch of bananas slowly turning deep brown on the counter. This recipe saves you from tossing the bananas, not to mention providing a treat for everyone. Prep time: about 90...

If your kitchen is like most, there is probably a half-bunch of bananas slowly turning deep brown on the counter. This recipe saves you from tossing the bananas, not to ... Read more


Cambodian-ish Ribs

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Our friend Jeff said these were the best ribs he's ever had. We're blushing (but skeptical). 1 rack Niman Ranch ribs spice rub consisting of

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    Party-Planning 101


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    Pulling off a stellar kid's birthday party doesn't have to feel like hosting a celebrity wedding. Just follow these simple stress-busting pointers -- and put the party back in party-planning!

    Keep it small
    "There is a huge relationship between your stress level and the number of kids at the party," says Susan Baltrus, author of The Ultimate Birthday Party Book: 50 Complete and Creative Themes to Make Your Kid's Special Day Fantastic!

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    By Elizabeth Hurchalla

    Pulling off a stellar kid's birthday party doesn't have to feel like hosting a celebrity wedding. Just follow these simple stress-busting pointers -- and put the party back in party-planning!

    Keep it small
    "There is a huge relationship between your stress level and the number of kids at the party," says Susan Baltrus, author of The Ultimate Birthday Party Book: 50 Complete and Creative Themes to Make Your Kid's Special Day Fantastic! (Cook ... Continue reading Party-Planning 101.


    Country Bean Soup


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    A typical country bean soup. We have found versions of this classic soup in each country we visited. Our favorite is the traditional soup prepared in Galicia, Spain, with their local ham (lacon), green vegetables (grelos) and potatoes (cachelos), ask for "Caldo Gallego" or "Pote Gallego" if you visit the region.

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    A typical country bean soup. We have found versions of this classic soup in each country we visited. Our favorite is the traditional soup prepared in Galicia, Spain, with their local ham (lacon), green vegetables (grelos) and potatoes (cachelos), ask for "Caldo Gallego" or "Pote Gallego" if you visit the region.

    1 cup dried beans
    1/2 lb country style ham, scrubbed and soaked if required
    1 tbsp olive oil
    4 cups raw cabbage, chopped

    3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced ... Continue reading Country Bean Soup.


    Fruit Kabobs


    One of the best ways to get kids to eat enough fruit is to make fruit fun. These kabobs are sure to do just that.

    Prep time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients:
    * 1 apple
    * 1 banana
    * 1/3 c. red seedless grapes
    * 1/3 c. green seedless grapes
    * 2/3 c. pineapple chunks
    * 1 c. nonfat yogurt
    * 1/4 c. dried coconut, shredded

    One of the best ways to get kids to eat enough fruit is to make fruit fun. These kabobs are sure to do just that.

    Prep time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients:

    * 1 apple
    * 1 banana
    * 1/3 c. red seedless grapes
    * 1/3 c. green seedless grapes
    * 2/3 c. pineapple chunks
    * 1 c. nonfat yogurt
    * 1/4 c. dried coconut, shredded
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    ... Continue reading Fruit Kabobs.

    Baby-It's-Cold-Outside Chili


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    When the temperature is dropping, nothing warms up the family like a simmering pot of chili. You can use beef or substitute turkey for a lower-fat version. Or even skip the meat altogether. And don't forget to accompany your chili with grated cheese, chopped onion, and sour cream.

    chilicropped.jpgWhen the temperature is dropping, nothing warms up the family like a simmering pot of chili. You can use beef or substitute turkey for a lower-fat version. Or even skip the meat altogether. And don't forget to accompany your chili with grated cheese, chopped onion, and sour cream.

    Prep time: 90 minutes

    Ingredients:
    • 1 can red kidney beans (drain and rinse beans well to remove salt)
    • 1 can black beans (drain and rinse beans well to remove salt)
    • 2 cans crushed ... Continue reading Baby-It's-Cold-Outside Chili.


    Mothers & More


    Mission
    Mothers & More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. We address mothers' needs as individuals and members of society, and promote the value of all the work mothers do.

    Mission
    Mothers & More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. We address mothers' needs as individuals and members of society, and promote the value of all the work mothers do.

    The Central Minneapolis chapter has many upcoming events and well as links to other regional chapters.

    ... Continue reading Mothers & More.

    Lemon Chicken Salad


    Prep time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients:

    * 1 small head of green leaf lettuce
    * 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    * juice of 1 lemon
    * 1 tbsp. oil
    * 1 tbsp. freshly chopped tarragon
    * salt and pepper to taste
    * vinaigrette salad dressing to taste

    Prep time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients:

    * 1 small head of green leaf lettuce
    * 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    * juice of 1 lemon
    * 1 tbsp. oil
    * 1 tbsp. freshly chopped tarragon
    * salt and pepper to taste
    * vinaigrette salad dressing to taste
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    ... Continue reading Lemon Chicken Salad.

    Sunburst Muffins


    sunburstmuffins.jpgFinally, the days are growing longer. Soon our longing for warmer weather and sunny days will be satisfied. But for a bright fix now, stir up a batch of sun-kissed muffins. Sprinkled with flecks of orange and lemon peel, these muffins burst with flavor and splendor.

    Let the kids help with grating, mixing, and filling the muffin cups.

    sunburstmuffins.jpgBy Elizabeth Wells

    Finally, the days are growing longer. Soon our longing for warmer weather and sunny days will be satisfied. But for a bright fix now, stir up a batch of sun-kissed muffins. Sprinkled with flecks of orange and lemon peel, these muffins burst with flavor and splendor.

    Let the kids help with grating, mixing, and filling the muffin cups.

    What You Need:

    * 1 orange
    * 1 lemon
    * 1/2 cup of margarine or butter
    * 1 cup of ... Continue reading Sunburst Muffins.