A Christmas Carol for Kids

A Christmas Carol for Kids

By Darci Jordan, Product Review Specialist Author Jennifer Adams has teamed up again with illustrator Alison Oliver to put together a Little Master Dickens a book simply called, A Christmas Carol (a BabyLit book published by Gibbs Smith). A Christmas Carol, a board book about colors, based on the characters of the Dickens classic. “Silver(…)

A Child Needs Shoes.  Be a “Sole Provider”!

A Child Needs Shoes. Be a “Sole Provider”!

Every day more than 6,000 Dayton area students go to school wearing shoes that hurt.  Worse still, their tattered shoes can cause permanent physical damage, emotional distress, even shame. During this Magical Season of Giving, Dayton Mall is collaborating with Shoes 4 the Shoeless to collect 1,000 pairs of new children’s gym shoes.  Help us(…)

Balsamic Chicken

INGREDIENTS: Chicken breasts ½ C olive oil 3 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar 2 tsp minced garlic ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground black pepper DIRECTIONS: Divide chicken into portions and put in gallon freezer bags. Combine remaining ingredients to make marinade. Freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw; grill or bake.

Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

Ingredients: 6 lbs boneless top sirloin ½ C olive oil ½ C red wine vinegar 1 ½ tsp ground black pepper SAUCE: 20 oz crumbled blue cheese 3 C heavy cream ¾ C ground black pepper DIRECTIONS:  Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar and black pepper.  Divide steaks and portion of marinade in a gallon(…)

My Bladder and Lord of the Dance

Show me a mother who hasn’t had some kind of bladder emergency and I’ll tell you she’s a liar. Before he was born, my son literally put his feet on my bladder and played tether ball. I pictured him down there like a boxer on a speed bag kicking away at my bladder like he(…)