What’s New, Cupcake? Book Giveaway Winners!

Today’s the day! Who will win? Did you enter? I certainly hope so because it’s too late now! First things first, I printed out the comments straight from the webpage. We had a grand total of 10 entrants which means (if I remember my math correctly) that’s a 2 in 10 or 1 in 5 change of winning… pretty good odds, yes? Then everyone got their own strip of paper. Each slip got folded in half with the ends brought to the center, folded in half again and then a third time to make sure absolutely nothing was visible from
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Calling all mothers!

Image via Wikipedia Do you have young kids who loves to do crafts but its always a mess! I remember when I was younger, my mom would get so frustrated because I would get into everything and try to eat things that were not edible. Well, this recipe came in handy and is actually really cool. This recipe is for edible play dough. It is made from mostly peanut butter, but still has the play dough consistency for your young kids. It is easy to mold, and oops…if I kid eats it. No Problem! This sounds bad but I really
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Weight Watchers isn’t for everyone…

Image via Wikipedia Weight Watchers is a great system for lots of women trying to loose weight, but it does not always work for everyone. This makes sense because there are lots of diets and healthy lifestyles out there so everyone can pick and choose their own, but I thought my findings on weight watchers were very interesting. First, I know my Aunt Mary loves it and was on it for many years. She lost a lot of weight after childhood, and it worked for her! Congrats! But for other younger women, I am not seeing the same thing. I
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2010 Extreme Eating Awards

Image by BurgerAustin via Flickr 2 out of every 3 Americans are overweight so obviously something needs to be done. Going out to eat is usually always a lot more calories than eating at home, but some restaurants have developed a “smart choices” menu to help cut back the calories at dinner. These restaurants are smart because they are letting people know you can eat out and not feel bad about yourself, you just have to make healthy choices. On the other hand, there are still very popular restaurants based around some very fatty foods. These 2010 extreme eating awards
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Pineapple Chicken Tenders

Image by futureshape via Flickr This recipe sounds amazing! I just got it from a friend, but it would be nice to try for the memorial day weekend. Chicken is relatively cheap and it is easy to make  a lot of it for your party because you just put it on the grill on skewers. Ingredients: -1 cup pineapple juice -1/2 cup packed brown sugar -1/3 cup light soy sauce -2 pounds chicken breast Directions: In a small saucepan, heat juice, soy sauce and brown sugar until it warms up. This will make the chicken marinade. Once the sauce is
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Great American Rib Cook-Off

Image by madmolecule via Flickr The Great American Rib Cook-Off and Music Festival sponsored by Marc’s is in Cleveland this weekend to kick off the summer. This event has been going on since 1992, and is a huge deal in Cleveland. Each year, they feature live bands, great ribs, and other great food. The dates of this event are from May 28-31. The event features 10 award winning rib cooks from all over the country competing for awards. Some of the awards given include best ribs, best sauce, and the peoples choice award. Each year, they also feature music which
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Give a little…

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Most people are short on money right now because of the economy, so it sometimes seems hard to make a difference and help out when you are struggling yourself, but I have the solution. The mid ohio foodbank is always looking for little donations of non perishable food items. This is a very small contribution that plays a very important role in helping others. These cans the foodbank is looking for can be probably found in the back of your pantry not being used. It really does help. I have been donating canned good
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50 Shots of America–Ohio

Ohio is the 17th state admitted to the Union but it wasn’t quite so simple as it sounds. It wasn’t until 1953 that they were official declared the 17th state retroactively. As part of the Northwest Territory, an area became eligible for statehood once it reached a population of 60,000. In 1953 the realized there had been no formal Congressional resolution to admit the state into the Union even though President Jefferson signed the act that set Ohio’s borders in February of 1803. 153 years later it would be Eisenhower who declared the date of statehood as March 1, 1803.
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Chick-Fil-A

Image via Wikipedia Chick-Fil-A is giving away free NEW spicy chicken sandwiches if you go online and make a reservation this week. This is a new promotion they are having to get people to not only try the new sandwich, but also to get more peope on their site and in the store. I think it is a very good idea because if you go into the store for a free sandwich, you are most likely going to buy either a side or a drink. It is also smart that they are making the reservation timed between 2 and 5
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School Cafeteria’s Across the Nation

Image by heacphotos via Flickr This article is about cafeteria’s across the U.S. trying to become healthier. The government is trying to make school selections healthier and have more options available for vegetarians. I understand this, but they think the obesity problems are related to cafeteria food. I think this is true to some extent, but cafeteria’s are going about it the wrong way. For example, Hudson High School, where my brother currently attends, took away a lot of their chips, candy bars and desserts out of the vending machines to help cut down on snacking, but for the real
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