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Urban Menu: Derby Cheese Straws

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Yield: 24 pieces Ingredients 1 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon each: sugar, baking powder 1/2 teaspoon grund red pepper Instructions Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cheese and butter with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Roll…
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Urban Delights: Easy Peach Ice Cream

Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 6 hours, 40 minutes Yield: 12 servings This base should work with any fruit that wants to be an ice cream. Ingredients 2 cups heavy cream 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, chilled 4 cups peeled, diced, fresh peaches ¼ teaspoon kosher salt Instructions Puree 1 ½ to 2 cups of the peaches. Set aside. Place…
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Sesame Street & Science

By ELIZABETH JENSEN On “Sesame Street,” a distressed cow has a big problem. She made it up the stairs to the beauty parlor but now, her bouffant piled high, she’s stuck. Cows can go up stairs, she moans, but not down. Enter Super Grover 2.0. Out from his bottomless “utility sock” comes an enormous ramp, which, as the cow cheerily notes before clomping…
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Thankful Tuesdays!

Greetings Urban Parenting Family! We're extending a call for nominations as we seek to celebrate teachers each week. This idea came to me after thinking about my school hunt for a different child care center for my little ones. The teachers definitely made the difference. They made me and my children feel welcomed, valuable, and safe. Plus, the curriculum was some of the…
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Is Homeschooling Best for You and Your Child?

  Is Homeschooling Best for You and Your Child?   Why let Tim and Lisa learn at home than send them to school? Well, first of all, you don't have to wake them up at 7 every morning and bundle them off to school with umpteen numbers of instructions, and wait with an anxious heart till they return. Homeschooling gives you more control…
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What are your kids reading?

  What are your kids reading? Responsible parenting is very much on everyone's mind these days. Everywhere you look there are articles being written about it, television shows and videos which aim to alert parents to potential dangers facing their children, and websites and home pages filled with useful and helpful tips. The concerned parent has never had as many tools or as…
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What to do when your child is overweight

  What to do when your child is overweight With your busy day to day schedule with work and things to do at home, you often don't notice some of the things that are right in front of you every day. At times, you may sit back and suddenly realize that your child has grown eight inches taller or that his/her hair has…
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Food Adventures: Spice Up your Plate

Soft-Shell Crabs with Spicy Lime Sauce By Donna Pierce Yields: 8 Appetizer Servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Marinating Time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 6 minutes Ingredients: 8 medium soft-shell crabs, cleaned 2 cups milk ½ cup, each flour, cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1½ sticks (¾) cup butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley ½ teaspoon…
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