Ham & Cheese Cracker Dip

Ingredients 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 8 oz diced precooked ham 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard 1/2 cup water DIRECTIONS Chop shallot (2 tablespoons). Place all ingredients in slow cooker; cover and cook on HIGH for 50–60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until […]

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Volunteering in the Chattahoochee Valley

Volunteering is an excellent way to teach your kids important life skills. In addition, volunteering during the holidays helps promote an ‘attitude of gratitude’ in your household and takes your child’s mind off their holiday wish list. Volunteering Is For the Whole Family It is not only those who you help that benefit when you […]

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Do I want an Elf in My House?

Elves are appearing in homes all over America. Your child wakes up, rubs their tired eyes and is greeted by a mischievous elf who toilet papered their bedroom! Hilarious, right? Last holiday season I toiled with the idea of Scout the Elf for my then 2-year-old, but decided he wasn’t old enough. This year, he’s all […]

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Keepsake Handprint Hand Towel

Supplies Two white or cream tea towels Red, yellow, orange and dark brown fabric paint Paper plate Foam paintbrush Thin tip paint brush Directions Pour a quart size blob of each paint onto your paper plate. With your foam brush,  paint your child’s hand with red, yellow or orange paint. Press their hand onto the […]

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Ward Off Winter Weight

With cold weather and short days, it’s easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months.   EAT RIGHT  It’s easy to fall into eating calorie-loaded or nutrient-empty comfort foods in the winter, but take time and plan ahead. The […]

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Do I want a real Christmas tree?

It’s that time of the year again!  Christmas tree extravaganza! What kind of tree will you choose this year?  Real or artificial?  Real trees come with upkeep but have a certain nostalgia to them.  Will it be a Blue Spruce or Fir this Christmas?  Artificial trees have no maintenance and can be set up within minutes.  Artistry can […]

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No Bake Thanksgiving Desserts

Banana Cream Pie with Vanilla Wafer Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups Nilla Wafer Crumbs (grind the cookies in a blender) 1/3 Cup Sugar 4 Tablespoons of Butter, melted 1 3.4 ounce of Banana Cream Instant Pudding 1 Cup of Milk 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 1/2 Cups Fresh Whipped Cream* […]

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Hoo’s Picks for Halloween Dinners

Yummy Mummy Calzone Ingredients:  2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup pizza sauce 50 slices pepperoni 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 pitted ripe olive, sliced and cut in half Directions:  Roll out each piece of dough into a rounded […]

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Apps to Love

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