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Homemade Pop Tarts

7 Feb

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These ended up being a total success. My kids loved them and they looked great. Best part……. It was super easy.

I used my mom’s pie crust recipe and my favorite jam, Blackberry with the seeds.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into small pieces)
5 tablespoons ice water

Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and stir briefly until the mixture is aerated. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it’s in pea-size pieces that are slightly yellow in color, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Drizzle in 4 tablespoons of the ice water and mix just until the dough comes together. (Add the last tablespoon of ice water if necessary, but don’t overwork the dough or it’ll become tough.)
Shape the dough into a flat disk, cover it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Take out of the refrigerator and roll thin. Cut out with a shaped cookie cutter or you could use a pizza cutter and make the traditional rectangle.
Fill half with about a tablespoon of jam, (depending on the shape you’ve chosen, you might need more)
Place the cut dough without the jam on top of the jam filled dough and press together with a fork to seal.
Transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Let cool completely then top with your favorite icing.
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How To Remove A Tick

15 May

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Well it’s that time a year again when you and your family are out and about more. And in my family that means rolling around in the dirt and grass…lol.Please keep yourself, family and animals safe by continuously checking for ticks. Be safe and have FUN this summer.

How To Remove a Tick:

Do a thorough body check for ticks after being outdoors

To remove a tick:
Using tweezers, grasp tick near the mouth parts, as close to skin as possible.
Pull tick in a steady, upward motion away from skin.
DO NOT use kerosene, matches, or petroleum jelly to remove tick.
Disinfect site with soap and water, rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.
Record date and location of tick bite. If rash or flu-like symptoms appear contact your health care provider immediately.

Remove ticks as soon as possible to reduce your risk of getting infected with Lyme disease or other tick-borne illnesses.

Questions? Call TCHD at 607-274-6604

Source: NYSDOH

Take precautions to help avoid ticks
Certain species of ticks — most notably the deer tick — carry Lyme Disease. The best precaution one can take against getting Lyme Disease is to limit exposure to ticks. Follow these steps when hiking or working in areas where ticks are most commonly found, such as woods and high grass:

Wear light colored clothing to spot ticks easier and brush off.
Tuck pants into socks and wear long sleeved tucked in shirts to prevent ticks from reaching the skin. Wear closed toed shoes.
Consider using insect repellent. Apply according to directions and use only the amount necessary. Keep out of reach of children and do not allow children to apply repellents.
Carefully check for ticks at the end of a day of outdoor activity. Also check children and pets and remove ticks promptly.
Stay on cleared, well traveled trails.
Keep lawns mowed and hedges trimmed. Clear brush and tall grass around the house. Clear leaf litter and the remains of perennials out of the garden in the fall.
Keep the ground under bird feeders clean so as not to attract small animals.
Locate the children’s swing sets and other play equipment in sunny, dry areas away from woods.
Seek medical attention as soon as possible if symptoms of Lyme Disease occur.

 

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Raspberry Banana Apple and Blueberry Banana Deydrated Fruit Leather

29 Apr

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There’s no real recipe. for the first one I put about 1 cup raspberrys 1 banana and a cup of apple sauce in a blender and mixed together.then layer it out in a dehydrator tray. The second one was blueberries a banana and apple sauce. All the same amounts as the first one.they turned out great but only made enough for 1 tray each.

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DIY Monster Birthday Party Invitations

27 Apr

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First collect all Materials.

1. Construction Paper

2. Scissor

3. Glue

4. Wiggly Eyes

5. Party Invite printed on photo paper and resized.

 

 

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Start off  by cutting a sheet of paper about 10″  long and 5-6″ in width. or to match any size picture you ended up printing. Fold down to touch ends and make a card shaped paper.

Trim your photo  invitation  if necessary, then glue to the inside bottom of the paper.

Cut some fun teeth shapes out of more paper. I chose white only but you could always mix it up and give them all different  colors to add a POP. Glue the teeth to the underneath of the top part of the invite.

Take a Wiggly eye ball and glue it to the front of the invitations.  Their  you have it your very own monster invites

 

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DIY Felt Monster in 5 Steps

13 Apr

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First- Gather Supplies (felt about 3 sheets any colors, scissors, glue, thread, needle and filling)
Second- Take one sheet of felt fold it in half and cut out any shape monster
Third- Take the thread and needle and sew the little guy most the way up
Fourth- Stuff him with the filling and finish sewing him up
Fifth- Now its time to decorate him. Take the rest of the felt and be creative and make eyes mouths..ect for him.

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