Great Chinese Lessons!
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Great Chinese Lessons!

For anyone looking to enhance their children’s Mandarin skills, here’s a great Mommy Blogger’s website, which features weekly lessons, giveaways, etc. All from a mom who is teaching her own children Mandarin – yes, it’s possibly to teach your child a foreign language without being a native speaker yourself! Our hats go off to Eight...

Roasted Chicken
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Roasted Chicken

This has to be the most simple and delicious dinner of all time! Roasted Chicken: Preheat oven to 450 degrees 5 pound whole chicken 1 onion 1 carrot 1 lemon Kosher salt olive oil Remove the giblets from the chicken. Thoroughly rinse the chicken both inside and out, then pat dry with paper towels. (this...

The Multilingual Dog
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The Multilingual Dog

Dogs are capable of understanding any language in the world. They don’t actually respond to your words, but to your sounds and intonations. It’s a great party trick to be able to command your dog to sit in French or to ask for a paw in Italian. They can even learn sign language. Just make...

Mango Avocado Salsa
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Mango Avocado Salsa

Here’s a refreshing late summer treat. It’s a great appetizer or can even accompany a fish or chicken dish. The jalapeño adds a little bite, but isn’t necessary. Mango Avocado Salsa 2 mangos 1 jalapeño pepper 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced 1/4 red onion 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 avocado 1 tomato Dice the mangos, avocado,...

Panko Crusted Dover Sole
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Panko Crusted Dover Sole

Panko is a type of breadcrumb used in Japanese cuisine. It is light and flaky, making a crispy coating when used with fish. You can use Dover sole or any kind of white fish, which children tend to prefer as it has a mild taste – and it cooks in a flash. This is one...

Early Lingo’s Kitchen Tips Part 1
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Early Lingo’s Kitchen Tips Part 1

These are fantastic tips from my old cooking club that make life a little easier in the kitchen! 1. Dripping ice cream cone? Stuff a miniature marshmallow into the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. 2. Want the perfect pancake? Use a turkey baster to squeeze the pancake batter onto the...

No hablo español
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No hablo español

¿No habla español? Doesn’t matter. Just because you don’t speak a foreign language does not mean that your child can’t learn! In fact, I encourage parents to learn alongside their child. There are so many different resources these days for learning a language – from television programs to radio apps from different countries to books,...

Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon
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Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon

Here’s an easy 2 bowl, Asian inspired dish for a special summer evening dinner. The steaks are tasty enough on their own, so you can reserve the wasabi for for more mature taste buds if it’s too hot for the kiddos!  Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon – serves 4 4 steak filets 3 tablespoons wasabi paste...

Hot and Sweet Corn Salad
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Hot and Sweet Corn Salad

Here’s a great warm weather recipe that’s easy to make and chock full of delicious seasonal veggies! Hot and Sweet Corn Salad – serves 4 6 ears fresh corn, husked 3 assorted peppers – red, green and orange 1 zucchini 1/2 jalapeño pepper (if desired) 1 bunch of scallions 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon...

We Can “Have it All”
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We Can “Have it All”

There have been many articles lately in the news about whether or not women can “have it all” – a family, a career, a life. I believe we can. What is to stop us? There may be certain sacrifices we have to make – feeding baby over exercise or skipping drinks with friends if a...