Category: Family

Milk Bread

Warm milk bread hits the spot – just try it and you’ll see.

 

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon milk (at room temperature)
  • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Egg wash: whisk together 1 egg with 1 teaspoon water
  • Simple syrup (optional): 2 teaspoons of sugar dissolved in 2 teaspoons hot water

 

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Beef Noodle Stir Fry

Planning THIS for dinner – who’s in?!

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  • 2 (7-ounce) refrigerated udon noodles, seasoning sauce packets discarded*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces beef top sirloin filet, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 ounces broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, diced

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black peppe

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New Year’s Eve Activities with Kids

Here are some great last minute ideas – check it out!

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1. Dress up. It doesn’t matter if you are sitting in your living room. Put on your fancy dress, dress the baby up in frills or a bow tie, and have a celebration. Even if it’s only for an hour—make that hour count.

2. Decorate with some sparkle! Babies and toddlers love shiny objects (grown-ups do too!). Christmas lights, glittery paper shapes and silver and gold streamers will make your at-home celebration stylish and small-child friendly.

3. Make party hats. Find some glittery paper and fashion tiaras or cone shaped hats—they will make perfect photo ops with your dress up clothes.

4. Have noisemakers on hand. You can easily make a few of these by putting pennies in rinsed soda cans wrapped in colorful paper or by putting beads in empty water bottles. Seal them well, and watch the babies enjoy!

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