December is here–let the holiday baking begin! If you’re looking for a winning cookie recipe for the upcoming cookie exchange or holiday office party, this holiday chocolate mint cookie recipe is sure to please. Enjoy!
Author Archives: Colette McCullough
Crisp Fall evenings are here and there’s nothing better than arriving home to the aroma of freshly-baked pies and breads. These delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins don’t take long to whip up and will surely make the family want to gather together for an Autumn treat.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe
Make Life Simple!
If you’re currently paying for a drinking water delivery service or hauling water jugs home from the store each week…SIMPLIFY LIFE and have a REVERSE OSMOSIS (RO) water filtration system installed.
An RO system can be installed at your kitchen sink in minutes. With a handy water spicket installed at the sink (RO can be tied into your fridge water line, as well) most families find they start drinking more water and less of the high-sugar content expensive drinks.
As I waved good-bye to my children on the first day of school, I gave a big sigh. Life had been busy the past couple of weeks as we tried to get every last bit of fun in before summer vacation ended.
Since we’ve been out of the school-day routine for a few months, I began to make a mental checklist to make sure I had remembered everything.
Wait– What about the water bottle? In the rush of the morning, I had forgotten to tuck water bottles into their backpacks.
Although there are drinking fountains at school, many teachers allow and even encourage students to keep a water bottle on their desk –and for good reason.
With summer temperatures on the rise, keeping our families hydrated is a legitamate concern. Whether at an amusement park, a baseball game, or even the neighborhood pool, children and adults alike need to drink plenty of liquids in order to avoid heatstroke and other heat-related illnesses.
Making Water Easily Accessible
The best way to ensure that plenty of liquids are consumed, is to make sure that water and other liquids are easily accessible. But if your kids are like mine, they complain about carrying a water bottle and often set it down the second we arrive at the park or other destination (never to be seen again).
Check out these fun crafts to do with the kids this summer: These crafts will not only put water literally right at their fingertips (and keep their water bottle from getting lost), but will also be something kids are proud to tote around town on their summer outings and adventures.
School is out (for most) and summer is here! Keeping the kids cool and entertained is paramount during summer, and water gun fights are always a big hit.
Since we love all things WATER at WaterTech, we decided to test some of the highly-touted top water guns in stores right now and give our review.
In a few weeks, the first day of summer will officially be here! It’s time for sipping ice-cold drinks by the pool.
Instead of paying big money for an expensive smoothie or frapp at your local café, consider making your own. Here’s an easy-to-make recipe for a Chocolate Banana Smoothie that is sure to cool you down and sweeten your day.
Looking for a great Cinco de Mayo recipe to help you celebrate this year?
While it’s true that Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated mostly in the U.S., May the 5th gives me an excuse to try a new recipe, as well as create a little family FIESTA at home! Some years I’ve decorated our kitchen with green, white and red streamers, other years I’ve simply brought out the sombreros and noise-makers. Either way—my kids like the excitement at dinner time.
Can filtered water and a little vinegar really keep produce fresher, longer?
Summer will soon be here and I’m looking forward to fresh berries from my local farmer’s market. Early last summer, I came home with 10 pounds of strawberries with grandiose plans to make fresh strawberry jam. When I finally started my jam project (only 36 hours later), I was sick to find that many of the berries were already covered with a fuzzy mold.
A great tip that really works!
I’ve since learned a great tip for keeping fresh produce longer–and it really works! Each time I come home from the market with fresh fruits and vegetables, I rinse the produce in a vinegar and filtered water solution.
This idea seemed counterintutive at first, because in the past, once I had rinsed fruit in water, the fruit seemed to go bad more quickly.
I learned that the water and vinegar solution has the opposite effect and the fruit actually lasts longer because the acid in the vinegar kills mold spores and bacteria on the food. With the bacteria eliminated, produce does not decompose as quickly.
Tonight I will be staying up late—working on devious little ways to surprise and trick my family for April Fool’s Day tomorrow. We’re big fans of April Fool’s Day. Fortunately for me, my children don’t usually remember the holiday until they’ve been spoofed! Then they try very hard to pull of mischievous pranks the rest of the day.
Water Related Practical Jokes
As part of the WaterTech team, I of course love WATER—and many of my pranks involve water. Such as the partially opened bathroom door with a paper cup full of water jimmied on top of the door to fall on the first person to enter. And there’s the tried and true rubber-banded water sprayer at the kitchen sink prank that someone successfully pulls of each year.