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Ramen Noodle Coleslaw Recipe

I’m always left slightly befuddled when I’m asked to bring something to a picnic. I hate to always be bringing dessert and I’m picky about what sides I make. I like my sides to have some health benefit to them, whether that comes in the form of fruit or vegetable. I am not a mayonnaise-y kind of salad gal. Generally speaking, I find those type of macaroni salads to be sloppy and gloppy (rhyming intentional)...

Salted Peanut Chews Recipe

These bars remind me exactly of my high school days at the baseball fields. I used to love buying Salted Nut Roll candy bars at the concession stand and sharing them with a friend under the hot summer sun. These bars taste exactly like Salted Nut Roll bars and are delicious! They have the perfect combination of salty and sweet and are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser at your next gathering. Without fail, someone...

Get Kids to Eat Just About Any Food On a Stick

Through the years my kids have at times been picky eaters (that's putting it nicely).  One trick that I have come up with that seems to work pretty well is taking a lollipop stick (can be purchased at craft stores such as Michael's or Joannes) and putting the food on there.  The first time I ever tried it I made a kabob of sorts, alternating bananas and strawberries on the stick.  I handed them over...

The Best Ways for Children to Increase Their Learning Ability

Everybody knows that a child is an excellent sponge. That is why we’re encouraged to take up exciting new hobbies or pursuits at a young age, and it is why we go to school from the age of four or five rather than when we become adults at age 18. Where the world would be if the latter was the case, we can only speculate; perhaps it’d be better, because children would have the chance...

2013 Central Iowa Fireworks Schedule

  [alert-announce]Click here for the 2014 listings.[/alert-announce] The 4th of July is right around the corner.  Plan ahead and you can see multiple fireworks displays this year.  This kids will love it. Just make sure to practice and teach your kids fireworks safety! Altoona: July 3 -- 10 pm at Prairie Meadows. Altoona: July 4 -- Adventureland Park about 9:40 pm inside the park. Ames:  July 5 -- at dusk, July 4 -- Parade at...