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October 24, 2014


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    Where kids eat free in Cincinnati

    Enjoy a meal out without breaking the bank! Want to take your family out to eat without having to take out a small loan to pay for it? Many restaurants in the greater Cincinnati area are offering incentives for you to bring your whole family. Here are some restaurants where kids eat free or at least for really cheap on certain days and/or certain hours. You might want to call in advance since these offers are subject to change and may not be offered at all locations. If you don’t see your favorite restaurant listed, give them a call to…

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    Please pardon our dust!

    We are working hard to redesign our site and make it even better than before!  Unfortunately, that means it is going to be a little “messy” for a few days.  We should be all set by Sunday night though!

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    Warming Creamy Potato Mushroom Soup

    Perfect dish for fall! Enjoy this delightful soup with fresh dill.  It’s a great way to warm your soul on a cool fall afternoon. Ingredients: 2 medium leeks, sliced 2 large carrots, sliced 6 tablespoons butter, divided 6 cups chicken broth 5 cups diced peeled potatoes 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 bay leaf 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1.In a large soup pot, saute leeks and carrots in 3 tablespoons butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the broth, potatoes, dill, salt,…

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    Free Homework Resources for Kids

    Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time to help with homework! With four kids at various stages of education, I know what it’s like to have a line at the kitchen table waiting for homework assistance.  I spent a little time putting together this list of helpful homework sites that we, and our kids, use from time to time. First, let’s talk about us as parents.  Read “Homework: A Guide for Parents”, by Peg Dawson, EdD, NCSP of the Seacoast Mental Health Center, Portsmouth, NH.  In her article she outlines some great strategies for helping kids with…

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    Red Lobster Style Cheddar Bay Biscuits Recipe

    There is no way you can just eat one of these delicious cheddar biscuits! Just like the Red Lobster biscuits, these little fluffy pillows of cheddar and garlic will have you assking for another batch before your main course.  Try making your own cheddar bay biscuits at home, but don’t forget to stop by Red Lobster sometimes too! Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix 4 tablespoons cold butter 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 3/4 cup cold whole milk 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Brush on top: 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1 pinch salt…

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Where kids eat free in Cincinnati

May 17, 2014

Enjoy a meal out without breaking the bank! Want to take your family out to eat without having to take out a small loan to pay for it? Many restaurants in the greater Cincinnati area are offering incentives for you to bring your whole family. Here are some restaurants where kids eat free or at least for really cheap on certain days and/or certain hours. You might want to call in advance since these offers are subject to change and may not be offered at all locations. If you don’t see your favorite restaurant listed, give them a call to…

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Saving Money on Back to School Supplies

Jul 28, 2013

This weeks best deals: Meijer! If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve seen that the rate of inflation on school supplies is well over 7% compared to last year.  We did some comparison shopping this week and found the best deals of the week are at Meijer.  We compared several local stores and the average, overall, savings at Miejer is the best.  Here are the prices on the key items:   Meijer Price pencil box  $                                0.97 Elmers glue  $                                0.50 Crayola Washable Markers  $                                1.97 24ct Crayola Crayons  $                                0.50 2pk Glue Sticks  $                                0.50 Little Scissors  $                               …

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My Miracle Solution for Dry Rough Skin

Oct 8, 2012

Hand Made Soaps from Soap Express are absolutely amazing! As soon as the weather starts to turn cooler, my skin starts to look and feel like alligator skin.  My hands are the worst.  They crack and bleed, and lotion just stings.  I had tried all different soaps and lotions without getting much relief.  About a year ago, I discovered the secret to keeping my skin moisturized.  I rarely even have to use lotion! At a craft fair in Indiana, I discovered the most amazing, moisturizing, handmade soap made by a family company called Soap Express.  They have wonderful scents like…

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Football Foods: Perfect Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

There’s no such thing as leftovers with this recipe for buffalo hot wings! Do you have hot wings fans in your house?  Then you need this recipe for easy hot wings at home using the oven.  Baking the wings instead of frying is a healthier option, and makes the whole process much easier.  Are you ready?  Let’s get started: Ingredients: About 3 lbs of chicken wing segments Seasonings to taste (salt and pepper work fine, or try Cavenders Greek Seasoning®) Hot wings sauce (Make your own using one of our recipes, or just use it right out of the bottle)…

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Halloween Craft Ideas and Printable Vintage Holiday Art

Capture the timeless fun and excitement of Halloween with some inspiring ideas and printable vintage art! Our kids love the excitement of Halloween and the start of the holiday season.  Halloween marks our gateway into the fun activities that fall and winter bring.  We will be publishing dozens of Holiday craft and activity ideas to share!  Let’s start with some simple and fun printable vintage halloween art to inspire your creativity. Use these printable vintage images of halloween for your crafts and decorations.  Print them out and glue them to brown bags to make cute and easy treat bags.  Use…

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Mumford and Sons latest album ‘Babel’ is Outstanding

The sophomore release from one of the most exciting bands in years is even better than they think it is. Mumford and Sons, an English folk rock band consisting of Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), “Country” Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, dobro, guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar). Mumford & Sons formed in December 2007, emerging out of what some in the media labelled the “West London folk scene” with other artists such as Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn and Noah and the Whale. Their first album, Sigh No More, was released…

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a Wonderful Film!

A Humorous and Touching Story of Outsourcing Old Age British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. This was a wonderful movie, filled with some of the most cherished starts in U.S. and English cinema.  If you liked Calendar Girls, you will love the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel! Starring: Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Patrick Pearson, Hugh Dickson, Bill Nighy, James Rawlings, Paul Bhattacharjee, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Liza Tarbuck, Lucy Robinson, Ronald…