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Spring Cocktails and Mocktails

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Does sitting on the patio sipping on a refreshingly fruity concoction while reading the latest issue of AKA Mom on your Kindle seem like an unreachable dream? Well it isn’t! Send the kids to grandma’s and throw on your most fabulous pair of shades… WINTER IS OVER BABY! If grandma is busy, your concoction can easily turn from “cocktail” to “mocktail” ... Read More »

celebraTORI Party Planning

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 Tori Spelling planned her very first party (her own roller skate – themed birthday with a hot-pink-and-turquoise color scheme) at the age of eight, and she’s been hosting friends and family in her home ever since.  She knows as well as anyone that “style” and “elegant” don’t often play well with “budget.” With celebraTORI (Gallery Books; on-sale April 3rd, 2012; Hardcover; ... Read More »

Keep your Treats Frozen… Not your Fingers!

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 IceHuggy to the Rescue The hot summer weather is nearly upon us and kids everywhere are looking forward to freezy pop season. Soon there will be dripping ice pops all over your previously clean floors and kids’ clothes.  And like most moms, you’ve probably tried all types of icy treat holders and wasted rolls of paper towels in a futile ... Read More »

Best Spring Eats & Treats

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Tie-Dye Fruity Cupcakes By: JELL-O Courtesy of www.allrecipes.com Photo courtesy of JELL-O Prep Time:
20 Min Ready In:
1 Hr 15 Min Original Recipe Yield 24 servings Ingredients 1 package (2-layer size) white cake mix 1/4 cup JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin 1/4 cup JELL-O Lime Flavor Gelatin 1/4 cup JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin 1 (16 ounce) can ready-to-spread vanilla frosting Directions Prepare ... Read More »

Eggstroaordinary Ideas for Leftover Easter Eggs

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Did the Easter Bunny leave a few too many Easter eggs at your house? Don’t fret! AKA Mom found the best ideas for those leftover eggs. The good news is that, as long as they are left in their shells, hard-boiled eggs will keep in the fridge for up to 7 days. But with these hard-boiled egg ideas, they’ll likely ... Read More »

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down

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But how much sugar is too much? Mary Poppins suggests a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down, but how much sugar is too much? On average, an adolescent consumes 34 teaspoons of sugar, or 500 calories worth each day. Parents can help children limit sugar intake to the recommended 6.5 teaspoons per day by avoiding cookies and ... Read More »

Entertaining Tips

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Planning an event or party can be sressful, we have planning experts give their top tips for your next big event! 1. Be smart. Keep it small – with an intimate gathering you can connect with your guests – that’s the goal, right? 2. Be realistic. Decide what style of party (cocktail, dinner, brunch, wine tasting, dessert party) works for your entertaining style, schedule and space. ... Read More »

Chicken Almond Tenders

Chicken Almond Tenders

Makes 4 servings Preparation Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients Canola oil cooking spray 1/4 cup whole-wheat fl our 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 large egg whites 1 pound chicken tenders, (see ingredient note below) mint ... Read More »