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Chip ‘n Chicken Lollipops – Kidz in the Kitchen

This guest post was written by Angela, a Kamloops Mama-of-three.  Her middle child is the sous-chef for this recipe.  Thanks, D!

Chip Chicken Lollipops
(with chips & lollipops in the same sentence…..my kids were hooked right away! )

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips (I used multigrain tortilla chips… mainly because that is all I had in the pantry…and I didn’t measure but that’s just me…. you could use your favourite flavour or do a variety of flavours if you have chip lovers in  your house)
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Paper Wallet For Dad

This activity is brought to you by Dawnica Flatt.  Dawnica is a Kamloops mom, Stampin Up demonstrator, Early Childhood Educator and new business owner with Snug-Glee Bumz Diaper Service (coming soon!).

This is a neat project to make with the kids.  It can then be used to present a gift of money, as a gift card holder or the gift itself!  I found it online and remember making similar wallets when I was younger.  Your older child can follow the instructions or you can create the wallet and have your toddler decorate it especially for Daddy!

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Turtle Cookies: Kidz in the Kitchen

Chrystal Wagner is blessed to be at home with her two little ones (a boy and a girl).  She is an occasional contributor of delicious kitchen goodness. You can read another of her recipes, here.

Recently (and only recently haha) I became a bad friend. One of my friends brought over some yummy and fun cookies recently and of course I had to have the recipe.  After I made my own batch I posted a photo of them on my facebook page. without. giving credit. Not only that, I gave out the recipe too.

Thankfully my friend forgave me and also gave me permission to share her recipe here, as well.

These cookies use a waffle iron to make!  I had never heard of that before so that was part of the allure of making the cookies and also that I had all the ingredients since it doesn’t require chocolate chips (which have an incredibly short shelf life in my house).  My two year old daughter helped me mix them, but I did the “cooking” by myself, I’m sure older kids would have a blast dropping them onto the waffle iron! Oh, and I “cooked” my cookies for about 2 minutes, but I enjoy things a bit crispy… Here’s the recipe, enjoy!

1/2 cup butter, melted

4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 cup flour

1 tsp vanilla

dash of salt (optional)

Melt butter and mix in cocoa. Add sugar. Beat in eggs. Stir in flour salt and vanilla. Drop from spoon on hot waffle iron and bake approx. one min. Cool on wire rack.  Devour!

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Un-Stickin’ Those Stains: Bunch A Farmers Stain Stick Review

This review was written by Sarah Kier, Kamloops mom and all-around great gal.

“To start off this review, I thought I should let everyone know a bit about the reason I need a stain remover that works.  I have three boys 4 & under.  Enough said right?

All three of my boys were pukers as babies.  My middle son had reflux and was on medication for it.  Once they started eating solid foods the stains on their clothes from the puke were crazy!  I mean, green beans and carrot stains are pretty hard to get out!

Fast forward to a few months ago.  I’m in Lizzie Bits and paying for a few things.  I’m browsing the items on the counter and I spot this stain stick from Bunch A Farmers.  I asked Jenn if it worked and she said it was great.  I figured, what’s to lose?  I bought one and took it home.  The instructions say to wet the stick and rub it in on the stain and then launder as usual.  I tried it and guess what?  It actually works!  It’s all natural and 100% biodegradable.   You can even use it on your cloth diapers!

What I find works really great is to wet the stain, not the stick, rub it on until you get a bit of a lather.  Then I throw the clothes in my hamper and wash them when I would normally wash the rest of the stuff.  I usually do wash every other day (remember, I have boys! LOL).  The stains really come out.  I haven’t had a stubborn one yet!  My only thought for the company is to get some sort of re-usable cover for the stick, kind of like a glue stick that you can keep pushing up.  The paper on the stick gets wet and rips away after awhile.  Other than that, I am totally in love with this product!

I’ve decided I love it so much, why not share my joy with others?  I will give away 1 stain stick to 3 lucky people who read this review. All you have to do is comment and let me know you have read this and you are entered.

If you want a second entry, just read my review of the best toy I’ve ever bought my kids and comment again (back here) telling me what colour bikes my kids have.

Entries will be accepted until 10pm June 2nd and winners will be randomly chosen and announced, then.”

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Don’t forget about this contest!!!  You have until May 30th to submit your child’s art!

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Fitting in Fitness In Kamloops: "X Doesn’t Mark the Spot"

This guest post is brougt to you by Monica Macaulay.

Monica is a wife and mother of 2 little girls. She is also a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Weight Training Instructor and Pre and Post-Natal Fitness Specialist. She contracts her services to various facilities around Kamloops but also runs her own Spring/Summer outdoor fitness program. If you have any fitness-related questions please feel free to contact her at macaulaymonica@gmail.com.  Monica also has a fitness community established on facebook.  You can learn more about BALANCE, here.

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