National Read Across America Day

March 2nd is called Dr. Seuss Day or other known as National Read Across America Day 2018 in the US.

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday—what better way to celebrate than to read? Did you know Dr. Seuss would be 114 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his books. He forever changed the way children’s books were written and continue to inspire generations.

Check out Seussville here: WAHOO!

Chicken Cordon Bleu


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 7×11 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice and 1 ham slice on top of each breast. Roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick. Place in baking dish, and sprinkle chicken evenly with breadcrumbs.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from oven, and place 1/2 cheese slice on top of each breast. Return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove toothpicks, and serve immediately.

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Beef Shish Kabobs


  • 1 1/2 lbs. steak, cut into cubes
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Wood or metal skewers


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add the beef to the bowl with the marinade, and stir until well-coated.
  4. Thread alternating pieces of meat and vegetables onto skewers.
  5. Season each kabob to taste with sea salt and ground pepper.
  6. Grill the kabobs on the preheated grill, turning frequently, until nicely browned on all sides, about 15 minutes.


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A List for Spring Cleaning 2018



  1. Dust lights.
  2. Wash walls.
  3. Wash doors, knobs and switch plates.
  4. Empty out coat closet.  Wash walls and floor, if needed.  Sort items as you return them to the closet.  Store out of season items, donate unneeded items.
  5. Clean or replace entry mat.
  6. Sweep and scrub floors.


  1. Open windows
  2. Dust furniture.
  3. For each drawer: remove items, wash drawer, place items back neatly.  Donate Items you no longer need.
  4.  Remove everything from closets. Clean the closet floor. Put everything back neatly.  Donate items you no longer need.  Try not to store things on the closet floor.
  5. Move Bed.  Sort and put away anything that was under the bed.  Sweep or vacuum under the bed.  Try not to store things under the bed.
  6. Put bed back.  Freshen mattress by sprinkling with baking soda, letting sit briefly, and then vacuuming it up.
  7. Wash bedding and curtains.  Wash pillows in hot water.  Air out mattress pad, if you have one.
  8. Dust lights. Clean lampshades.
  9. Wash windows and window sills.  Take out and wash window screens.
  10. Wash switch plates.  Wash walls and trim as needed.
  11. Wash mirrors or dust any other objects.
  12. Wash doors and doorknobs.
  13. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  14. Sweep and wash floor or vacuum.


  1. Open windows
  2. Empty all cabinets and vanity.  Wash inside, replace items neatly.  Discard expired medications and cosmetics.
  3. Wash outside of cabinets and vanities
  4. Clean tub.  Clean drain.
  5. Clean toilet, inside and out.  Remove seat and clean around seat bolts.
  6. Clean sink and drain.
  7. Shine faucets.
  8. Clean mirror and frame.
  9. Dust light fixtures.
  10. Wash windows and window sills. Take out and wash window screens.
  11. Wash switch plates.  wash walls and trim.  Wash doors and door knobs.
  12. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  13.  Sweep and wash floors.


  1. Open windows.
  2. Remove and clean window coverings.
  3. For each cabinet or drawer: Remove items, wipe out drawer, place items back neatly.  Donate unneeded items.
  4. Wash and sanitize cutting boards
  5. Sharpen knives
  6. Wash cabinet doors and knobs
  7. Clean and organize the pantry.  Check food expiry dates.
  8. Clean Oven.
  9. Clean stove top.  Remove elements and drip bowls, if applicable, wash and put back.
  10. Clean and organize fridge and freezer.  Defrost freezer, if necessary.  Check food expiry dates.
  11. Clean under fridge and stove.
  12. Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  13. Clean microwave.
  14. Clean crumbs out of the toaster.
  15. Wipe down any other counter appliances
  16. wash counters and backsplash.
  17. Wash and shine sink.  Shine faucet. Clean drain.
  18. Clean Dishwasher.
  19. Dust light fixtures.
  20. Wash windows and window sills.  Remove window screens and wash.
  21. Wash switch plates.
  22. Wash walls and trim as needed.
  23. Wash doors and door knobs.
  24. Wash floor registers and other vent covers
  25. Sweep and wash the floor.


  1. Open windows.
  2. Wash curtains.
  3. Wipe down table and chairs.
  4. Wipe down or dust other furnishings.
  5. Clean chair pads, if applicable.
  6. Polish table, if necessary
  7. Create a pretty spring set up on the table!
  8. Wash windows and window sills.  Take out and wash window screens.
  9. Wash switch plates
  10. Wash walls and trim.
  11. Wash doors and door knobs
  12. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  13. Clean floors.


  1. Open windows.
  2. Vacuum sofas.
  3. Spot clean sofas, if applicable.
  4. Wash throw pillows and blankets.
  5. Dust shelves, furniture, and decor.
  6. Clean lamps and lampshades.
  7. Wash windows and window sills.
  8. Take out and wash window screens.
  9. Clean television screen.
  10. Carefully dust electronics.
  11. Tidy electronics wires.  Tuck nicely out of sight.  Label them, if practical.
  12. Sort through music and DVD collections.  Purge things that no longer suit your families interests.  Organize what is left in an attractive manner.
  13. Sort books and magazines.  Donate or recycle ones that no longer suit your families interests.
  14. Wash hard plastic children’s toys with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry.  Launder stuffed toys.  Donate or store toys that your children have grown too old for.
  15. Wash switch plates.
  16. Wash walls and trim as needed.
  17. Wash doors and knobs.
  18. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  19. Clean floors.


  1. Open windows.
  2. Wash windows and window sills.
  3. Take out and wash window screens.
  4. Wash cabinet doors.
  5. Wash inside cabinets.
  6. Wash laundry sink.  Shine faucet.  Clean drains.
  7. Wash outside of washer and dryer.
  8. Wash inside of washing machine.
  9. Wash lint trap with soap and water to remove filmy build-up from laundry soaps and dryer sheets. Let air dry thoroughly before putting back in place.
  10. Wash switch plates.
  11. Wash walls and trim.
  12. Wash doors and door knobs.
  13. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  14. sweep and wash floors.
  15. Reseal grout lines, if applicable.


  1. sweep/vacuum stairs
  2. Spot clean walls.
  3. Wipe down the handrail.
  4. Dust art and light fixtures.


  1. Sweep porches and walkway.
  2. Wash thresholds.
  3. Wash exterior doors.  Give front door a fresh coat of paint, if necessary.
  4. Clean or replace welcome mat.
  5. Wash siding.


  • Clean blades of ceiling fans.
  • Sort through and organize family photographs (digitally or into albums).
  • Sort and clean any extra zones such as linen closets, utility closets, and office spaces.



  • 10 medium tortilla wraps
  • 4 chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
  • 3/4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F.
  2. Line your baking tray and brush with butter. Cut 3 of the tortillas in half and place the straight sides against the edge of the tray, then cover the remaining space in the sheet with whole tortillas. If you don’t have enough because your baking tray is too big then play around with cutting a few more to size.
  3. In a bowl mix together the shredded chicken with the hot sauce, cream cheese, mozzarella, spring onions, and seasoning.
  4. Spread this mix on the tortillas then top with more tortillas and spread again with butter. Top with a sheet of baking paper and another tray, then bake for around 10/15 minutes. Flip the tray and remove the bottom piece of paper and grill for a further 5 minutes until crispy.

Valentine’s Day

ideas for valentine’s day dates!


A ghost tour

A scavenger hunt

Ice skating

Roller skating or BOwling

A themed dinner and movie night at home


A second first datE- rECREATE YOUR FIRST DATE


Make it unique to you! Sometimes it’s more the thought that counts.



  • bagels, cut into halves (can use any kind you desire)- We did asiago cheese bagels.
  • 1 can or jar of pizza sauce
  • pepperoni as many as you like
  • ounces mozzarella shredded cheese


  1. Cut the bagels in half and lay on a baking sheet.
  2. On top of each bagel spread on pizza sauce, making sure to cover all spots.- we put a piece of pepperoni over the hole before putting the sauce down.
  3. Top with pepperoni and cheese and desired amount of garlic powder and onion powder is optional
  4. Put in oven at 375 degrees and bake approximately 10 minutes or until cheese and meat are bubbly.



  • 8 -10 country-style pork ribs
  • tablespoons garlic powder
  • tablespoon salt
  • tablespoon pepper
  • cups of your favorite barbecue sauce



  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place ribs meaty side up in an ungreased baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for 2 hours.
  5. Drain liquid.
  6. Brush ribs generously with BBQ sauce.
  7. Bake uncovered for an additional 30 minutes in the oven or on the BBQ.
  8. Add more sauce half-way through.

Enjoy plain or over rice.


Recipe adapted from

All you early birds! Tomorrow is the day for the lunar eclipse/blue moon/super moon!

A total lunar eclipse is coming on Jan. 31, but that’s not all.

It’ll also be a blue moon and a supermoon, according to The Weather Channel.


What’s a blue moon?

It is a phenomenon whereby the moon appears bluish owing to smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere.


What’s a supermoon?

It is the phenomenon when the moon appears particularly large in the sky due to the coincidence of its closest approach to the earth (the perigee) with a full (or new) moon.


Mini Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Taco shells:

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Franks red hot original sauce

Using circle cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut 5 circles out of each tortilla. Mix together ingredients above. Dip small circles in. Lay on an upside-down regular sized muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 min.


  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 sliced green onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup Franks red hot original sauce

    Mix all ingredients together. Fill tacos with filling. Stand up on cookie sheet. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley. Serve.

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