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Wednesday, November 23 is 'Corny Joke Day'

So drag out your favorite knock-knock, dumb blonde, or take my wife jokes and call in on Wednesday November 23 from 11:00am to 3:00pm PT at 1-800-DRLAURA (1-800-375-2872).

Prizes will be given throughout the show to those who get to tell their joke on-air.

Afraid to tell your joke on-air? Hey practice on Uncle Henny, Cousin Fanny, or Fred next door. Begin by saying... "Did you hear the one about..."

Turkey still got your tongue?… You can submit your joke beginning Tuesday Nov. 22 to Dr. Laura by faxing her at: 818-461-5140 or emailing her through the DrLaura.com Family. But no prizes will be given to those who fax or email their joke.
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Homemade Bread Day - Let's Get Baking

Homemade Bread Day is November 17th! This is a great day to introduce your family to the fun of baking.

Visit exploratorium.edu to learn more about the science behind how bread is made.

About.com's Family Craft site has some fun ideas such as visiting a bakery, making crafts, learning about different types of breads and much more.

After your lesson roll up your sleeves and get baking. Visit About.com's Busy Cook section for their assortment of bread recipes.

Now get your oven preheated and start baking!

'Braised Short Ribs' - A Great Weekend Dinner

I just love my crockpot. I probably use it every week. It's just so convenient to assemble a dinner, leave it for a few hours and then eat. Last Saturday, I decided to make 'Braised Short Ribs', courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Kitchen. Marcus was the primary chef. He was busy chopping vegatables while braising the short ribs in olive oil. He had a big smirk on his face when he realized that the recipe called for a whole bottle of red wine. "I get to cook with wine? Wow!"

To round out this meal I served this it with white rice and bread. My husband and son really loved this one. No leftovers here!

Visit Williams-Sonoma.com's recipe section for this and more great and yummy recipes.

Learn to Sew a Button ! It's Button Day

Yes it's Button Day. So in celebration how about learning the sewing 101 of buttons. Maybe you're just a little rusty. Yes, there is a proper way to sew on a button.

Visit Martha Stewart's website for easy follow along instructions. There's even a diagram for you to follow. Yeck, print it out and save it for the next time you're going to need it.

Have a Happy Button Day!

November 19 is National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is November 19. Across our nation many adoptions will be finalized. It will be a celebration of families that have adopted. It will also bring awareness to the 118,000 child in the foster care system awaiting permanent homes.

Visit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption or the National Adoption Day website for more information.