Saturday, April 08, 2006

We Have a Winner - Berrymorin Bits and Tips Blog March Winner


This month's drawing winner is chickadee, 'Three in the Nest'. Everytime you leave a comment you are automatically entered in my monthly drawing for a Country Bunny Bath & Body product.

This month's prize is Country Bunny Bath & Body Peach Mango and Banana Lip Balm. Stop by my website and see more products.

Stop by 'Three in the Nest' Blog and congratulate her.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Enter to Win a Walt Disney World Vacation Sweepstakes

Enter FamilyFun's online sweepstakes, and you and your family could step aboard Expedition Everest, the newest high-speed ride at Walt Disney World Resort. The grand prize winner will receive a four night, five day vacation for four at Walt Disney World.

To enter go to FamilyFun.com website. Good luck.

Radio Disney - Tune In for More FamilyFun

Every Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm EST, join Radio Disney DJ Blake as he host FamilyFun Day. Blake's radio show offers crazy call-in fun and great music that families can enjoy together. Be sure to listen for Boredombusters and Car Games, two segments created with FamilyFun magazine. For more details, visit Radio Disney.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Scrapbooking Your Family Recipes - Vera Raposo


Scrapbooking Your Family Recipes
By: Vera Raposo

I recently came across a neat idea for a scrapbook. The person, who created it, took her family’s favorite (and famous) recipes and created a scrapbook out of them. Recipe scrapbooking is such a great way to make sure all these great recipes of members of the extended family are preserved.

Start by getting all the recipes together. Look through your own notes. You’ll be surprised how many of the recipes you already have. Mine are usually scribbled on pieces of notepaper and then stuck into one of the cookbooks I have.

You can handwrite the recipes directly in the scrapbook, on a piece of paper or even a recipe card. Of course you could also type them up in your computer and print them out.

Take a quick inventory of the recipes from other family members that you already have. Are you missing Aunt Betty’s famous peach cobbler recipe? Call her up and get it.

Talk to other members of your extended family about your recipe scrapbooking idea. You will get plenty of suggestions about what else to include.

You can organize the recipes within the scrapbook by course, or by the family members. Group a few of the recipes on one page, or dedicate an entire page to each recipe. Include pictures of the person you received them from and pictures of the dish itself if you have them. I also like to add a little note about each recipe. You could write about how your great-grandmother brought this recipe with her from Italy, or how you invented your famous pie because you were missing one of the ingredients of the traditional recipe.

Add some cooking or baking related borders and pick up a set of recipe themed stickers to complete your family recipe scrapbooking album. Take it to your next family function to share it with everyone that contributed a recipe. You could even ask them to add a personal note about each recipe. Be prepared to add more pages, or create a second book as more family recipes start to surface.

You may be tempted to dig out the scrapbook next time you are fixing grandma’s famous roast. Don’t leave the scrapbook lying on your kitchen counter while you cook. It’s to easy to spill or splatter something and ruin all your hard work. Instead, jot the recipe down on a piece of paper, or even better, get a small binder and put all the recipe form your family recipe scrapbook in plastic page protectors that you can easily wipe off.

Creating a family recipe scrapbook is a great way to preserve your family’s recipes and pass them on to the next generation of family cooks.

Article by:


Vera Raposo has been scrapbooking since her oldest child was 5. With tons of scrapbooking tips and ideas, Vera is now sharing some of her best scrapbooking ideas on her radio show at www.scrapperstalkradio.com.


This article is available for reprint with author's resource box intact and all links live and clickable. Copyright is reserved by author.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Maya Angelou's Birthday - April 4


Maya Angelou is a poet, author and civil-rights activist. She was born, today, in Saint Louis, Missouri. She was the first African American to remain on the New York Times Bestseller List for two years. She can also speak six languages, including West African Fanti. What an interesting woman!

Visit the poets.org website for Ms. Angelou's biography. Don't forget that April is National Poetry Month, so include one or two of her poems in a reading.

Should You Purchase Office Supplies to Lower Your Self Employment Tax? - Telecommunting Moms

Stop by Telecommuting Moms message board today to read Arika's response to this question.

If you have more tax questions, (and who doesn't) check out Mom's Gone Virtual Blog, hosted by Arika. She also discuss bookkeeping and other resources that are important to the work at home person.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Improve Your Sales - Stop by BookCloseouts.com

From time to time when I need a work skills refresher, I refer to a good book. BookCloseouts.com is an online bookstore, that offers very affordable prices. You'll find books with topics on customer service, phone skills, sales and even working from home.

Click here for a list of available books, that's topic is sales and selling. Remember that availability does change.

You'll receive speed shipping and friendly customer service.

Don't forget if you order $25 or more, you qualify for $25 of free books. Don't miss out on this one. See the website for more details!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Ham Leftovers - What to Do, What to Do


We had a Sunday ham for dinner. It was so yummy but I was left with plenty of ham. After my husband separated the meat from the bone. Our son dropped it to our neighbor's dog, Keisha. I came up with the following recipes. Stop by Betty Crocker.com for a large ham recipe selection. Have a Happy Spring holiday meal!

Ham and Biscuits - I made the biscuits from scratch. (Betty Crocker Cookbook - Baking Powder Biscuits recipe) Just add a small slice of ham and enjoy! Great for breakfast, lunch or a snack.

Ham and Potatoes

Ham Salad Pitas

CWAHM Talk Radio Show - March 26

Stop by CWAHM, this week, and take some you time to listen to this week's show. This week's topic is finding time to refresh your spirit at home. Jill gives some helpful tips, such as reading a proverb a day.

She also discuss finding time to refresh with Julaine Christensen, Julaine Ministries. Julaine shares how she got started, the focus of her ministry and upcoming conferences.

This show is available 24 hours/7 days a week. You can download to your MP3 player and take it with you! Enjoy the show!

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