Monday, June 24, 2013

Humbly Haute Dress

This item was picked by you in our Be the Buyer Program, altered based on your feedback, and will be sold exclusively online at ModCloth! While the sleek fashion future is always on your radar, you are still a fan of the stylish days of yore, when retro-fabulous frocks like this black and white A-line byStop Staring! ruled the world of popular fashion. Its modest length and giddy dots are irresistibly adorable, while its b...More

Monday, June 17, 2013

Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

3/4 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup frozen blueberries
2 large eggs
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup heavy (35%) cream
1/2 cup milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter 

In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the maple syrup, and blueberries. Simmer for 20 minutes or until blueberries are thawed and sauce has thickened slightly.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the eggs, brown sugar, oil, cream, milk, all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flaxseed (if using), baking powder and salt. Let the batter rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 250°F. To cook pancakes, melt 1 tbsp butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Ladle 1/4 cup of batter per pancake into the skillet, cooking in batches. Cook pancakes until bubbles form on the surface and the bottom is golden, about 2 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until cooked through. Transfer cooked pancakes to a plate in the preheated oven to keep warm.

Continue cooking pancakes in batches until batter is used up. If necessary, use remaining butter to grease the skillet after a couple of batches.

To serve, divide the pancakes between plates and spoon Blueberry Sauce over the pancakes.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sun Protection for Infants -

Sun Protection for Infants -

By Jennifer Linder, MD
In adults, sunburns are painful, and cause tissue damage that can lead to skin cancer. But in babies, sunburns can be a medical emergency, causing dehydration, high fever, blisters, infections, chills, and heatstroke, not to mention vastly increasing their lifetime skin cancer risk.   

Babies are not only likelier to become seriously ill from sun overexposure, but also more apt to develop sunburns: their sensitive skin contains less melanin, the pigment that gives our hair and eyes their color and offers some sun protection. In short, parents must do everything they can to keep babies safe from sunburn.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Granola Berry-Banana Smoothies Recipe

A healthy smoothie recipe made with your favorite granola bars, from Betty Crocker.
For this recipe you'll need Oats 'N' Honey Crunchy Granola Bar
Garnish Idea : Top each smoothie with fresh strawberries or raspberries.
Granola Berry-Banana Smoothies

2 containers (175 g each) fat free strawberry, mixed berry or raspberry yogurt
1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh strawberry halves or raspberries
1 banana, sliced
2 pouches (4 bars) Nature Valley* Crunchy Honey & Oats Granola Bars

  • In blender, place yogurt, milk, strawberry halves and banana slices. Break up 3 granola bars; add to blender. Cover and blend on high speed 10 sec. Scrape sides.
  • Cover and blend about 20 sec longer or until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 glasses. Crumble remaining bar; sprinkle in each glass. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rhubarb Puts Savour in Spring Desserts

As the milder weather sets in, put some spring on your table with rhubarb-themed desserts
First cultivated in Central Asia, rhubarb is usually considered to be a vegetable, but is most often consumed as a fruit.
Only the juicy stalk of the rhubarb plant (technically known as the petiole) is edible – the leaves being acidic and potentially toxic. Pare the stalks like celery if they become too thick and fibrous.