The Luck of The Irish and A Recipe for Corned Beef & Cabbage in The Slow Cooker

In anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day, I started experimenting traditional Irish meals. I’ve always been curious about what exactly is corned beef and learned the term “corned” comes from putting meat in a large crock and covering it with large rock-salt kernels of salt that were referred to as “corns of salt” to preserve the meat. The Irish were the biggest exporters of Corned Beef until 1825.  According to Livestrong, a cooked standard serving of corned beef, weighing 3 oz., has 80 mg of cholesterol and a whopping 15 g of protein. If you want a healthier cut with lower levels of fat and sodium, ask for an extra-lean corned beef cut. When ordering from a butcher, the top layer of fat should be fully trimmed off the brisket. Be sure to cut away the visible fat both before a...

Just Like Mom’s: A Quick & Easy Meatloaf Recipe That Your Kids Will LOVE

Warm, filling meatloaf is the classic comfort food.  You most likely have a favorite recipe, whether its a family recipe passed down from grandma, or the kid-approved version that you’ve picked up along the way that you now call yours.  If not, or if you’re just looking for a new spin on the classic this recipe is for you.  With only using four ingredients (salt and pepper are freebies) which you probably already have in your fridge and pantry, this meatloaf is ready from start to finish in only 45 minutes!  

Easy and fun nature poetry, . . . seriously

You don’t believe me, do you? I think the majority of us, me included, hate writing poetry. But, it’s an easy way for kids to write about nature . . . about anything for that matter. Try this and let me know if I’m a big fat liar or not!! (Pick not, pick not!) Write a list of words down the side of your paper of . . . Everything You See Somewhere Like The Park Or The Backyard Then add verbs to all those things. What are those things doing? Grass grows Trees whisper Flowers bathe Voila! You have written a poem! Would you please share? Inspire us with your writing — or your child’s.