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Easter Egg Games

bunny with Easter eggs

Time to use those eggs to play some Easter egg games! Egg and Spoon Relay •Divide into two groups. •Have half of each group stand at a line drawn about 10′ away from the first group. •Each team is given a dyed Easter egg and a wooden spoon to carry it on. •The team members race to the other line carrying …

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It’s A Fun Thing for Easter

decorated Easter eggs

It’s a fun thing for Easter is a collection of kid approved crafts. Tissue Covered Plastic Eggs •Cover a plastic egg with a strip of tissue paper that has been dipped in liquid starch. The color of the tissue paper will remain unchanged so pick yellow for a chick, white for a lamb, beige for a person, etc. •Smooth out …

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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Simmering

Pan of simmering water

Simmering Temperature is 180° to 200° F A simmer is described as small bubbles rising to the surface that almost twinkle when they pop. This is the temperature slow cookers cook at (or should cook at). An occasional large bubble should not be a problem unless the liquid is thick, then the burner needs to be turned down to prevent …

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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Poaching

poached eggs

Poaching Temperature is 160° F to 180° F This is the most debated of all moist heat cooking temperatures. Some cooks have poaching as a reduced simmer while others use much lower temperatures. I personally prefer the lower temperatures of between 160° F to 180° F.You should be able to see the water moving in your pan, but bubbles should …

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Cooking Techniques: Moist Heat, Boiling

close-up of boiling water

Boiling water is 212° F Boiling water is 212° F at sea level. The liquid will have many bubbles bursting all over the surface, and a steady cloud of steam is visible. For a brief science lesson, heating water causes the water to turn to a gas, and the bubbles are the gas rising to the surface. Altitude Effects Boiling …

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Cleaning Up After Pantry Pests

cockroach

Eliminating Meal beetles, larva and cockroaches Inspect cupboard for insects Remove everything from the cupboards and inspect the foods stored for signs of infestation. Throw away contaminated food. Promptly carry garbage bag containing tossed food out of the house.You can kill meal bugs by placing food in the freezer at 0 degrees for a week. This is recommended for any …

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Preventing Bugs in Kitchen Cupboards

kitchen canisters

Don’t Invite Bugs In Start with what you bring into the house. Inspect your groceries at the store. Look at wax and plastic wrap food items for indications of bugs. Check cardboard boxes, laundry, books and used furniture or appliances coming into the home for signs of infestation. Keep the kitchen clean. Keep dishes, stove top and counters washed after …

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Protect Your Sight

eye exam

What you need to know about vision health (Family Features) Everyone’s vision changes as they age, but some changes could indicate a more serious problem. Age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma are two of the most common eye diseases in older Americans. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of macular degeneration, and more than …

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Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

teen holding med bottle

NewsUSA – For teens, peer pressure or wanting to escape emotional stress can often lead to prescription drug experimentation, which in turn can lead to abuse, addiction and sometimes a drug 0verdose.According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 70 percent of children age 12 and older say they got prescription drugs, not from a drug dealer, but …

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Feeding Your Baby Solids

baby with baby food on his face

First Feedings and Food About the age of four to six months, your doctor will advise you that you can start feeding your infant solids. The baby will need to sit up with support and can turn his/her head. Other signs your baby may be ready is the baby shows an interest in what others are eating, leans forward to …

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