Month: January 2014

Regrets, I’ve Had a Few… and so will Hank Azaria

I don’t think there’s a parent out there who doesn’t have a few regrets. We respond too harshly or don’t respond when we should. We forget to make the cupcakes for the school bake sale or miss our turn on snack day. The lucky shirt doesn’t get washed before the big game, or worse…it does get washed. We all have our stories and these little mishaps are the things that keep us humble as parents. We relate to one another in a way that non-parents don’t understand because we are just fumbling our way through this thing called parenthood....

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Dinner Recipe: Homemade Deep Dish Pizza

Recipe: Pizza Dough Summary: Pizza dough recipe for making your own homemade pizza Ingredients 1 cup warm water 3 teaspoons active yeast 1/3 cup sunflower oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour Instructions In a mixing bowl, add the yeast to the warm water, let sit for 5 minutes. Add the sunflower oil, salt and half of the flour to the bowl, mix thoroughly while scraping the sides of the bowl. Add the remaining flour and mix on high. You may need to add the flour in stages. Set aside your dough in a warm dark place. Leave it...

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When History comes to Life: Checking out Athens with the Kids

Think of Athens and an image of ancient ruins is likely to spring to mind. There is a lot more to the city than decaying buildings however, and the Greek capital is a particularly good destination for young children. We spent a very enjoyable week in the city last summer, and this is some of the advice we have for families travelling with young children. When to visit The summer months (June to August) are the warmest, and the busiest, months in Athens and should be avoided when traveling with young children. The weather is more pleasant between March...

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Bread Recipe: Pull-apart Garlic Bread

Recipe: Pull Apart Garlic Bread Ingredients 1 cup warm water 3 teaspoons active yeast 1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 cup melted butter Grated parmesan cheese Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl, add the yeast to the warm water, let sit for 5 minutes. Add the olive oil, salt, minced garlic and half of the flour to the bowl, mix thoroughly while scraping the sides of the bowl. Add the remaining flour and mix on high. You may need to add the flour in...

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