Thursday, December 6, 2012
This recipe found on Pinterest is perfect to throw together for big parties, or for when you are in a hurry.
Whether you forgot about the office party and need a dish to bring, or you're throwing a family party and need to feed a lot of people - this festive recipe is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. It's sure to be a hit with your guests or co-workers. I found this recipe on Pinterest, but it was pinned from the House on Hilltop blog. In all, this recipe can be completed in 20 minutes and it's kid friendly so feel free to invite the little ones to help you in the kitchen. To make this you'll need: To start, preheat the oven to 225 degrees. While the oven preheats, line one cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place as many pretzels as you can flat on the sheet. Next, unwrap the Hershey Kisses and place one in the middle of each pretzel …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Milford resident Walt Matzke brings together area musicians for a holiday spectacular at Lakeland High School.
The popular Piano Extravaganza is back. Guests are invited to attend this year's Piano Extravaganza at Lakeland High School Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The show's executive assistant Donalee Knowlton said this year's holiday concerts will feature four master pianists who will bring March of the Toys and other holiday favorites to life on four grand pianos. "This extraordinary concert also features 8 exceptional local pianists, spirited percussionists and the wonderful Oak Valley Middle School Choirs," she said. "Come and enjoy new arrangements and familiar songs such as Silent Night, Carol of the Bells, Hallelujah Chorus and more leading to an amazing finale with 24 hands on 4 pianos that you won’t want to miss." Proceeds from the …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Have your child, up to age 12, color this year's 2012 poster for a chance to win. Winners will be announced at the Dec. 5 White Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Enter the White Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony now by printing out the image above and coloring it in. The colored posters must be dropped off by Dec. 4 at the White Lake Township Library. Children 12 and under can enter. Please include the child's name, age and a phone number on the entry. There will be 6 prize winners announced at the Dec. 5 Tree Lighting Ceremony. All submissions must be on standard 8 1/2 by 7-inch paper.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The first show is Nov. 16 at Milford High School. Tickets are $10 for adults.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Milford High School Theatre Company is proud to present this year’s fall musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE. Step back into the 1950s when poodle skirts and soda fountains reigned supreme! Sweet Apple, Ohio, gets turned upside down when the rock ’n roll star Conrad Birdie arrives for his farewell performance before his induction into the army. Conrad is giving "one last kiss" to a lucky teenage girl live on the Ed Sullivan Show. Bye Bye Birdie is upbeat and full of good old-fashioned fun with classic songs such as "A Lot of Livin’ to Do," "Put on a Happy Face" and "The Telephone Hour." Fifty-Eight Milford High students have been practicing since mid-September, learning the music with Maryann Lambrecht, MHS Vocal Music Director, and Brenda …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Michigan-based photographer Bob Guiliani will have his photos showcased at the White Lake park throughout the month of November.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Throughout the month of November, Indian Springs Metropark will host the artwork of award-winning, Michigan-based photographer Bob Guiliani. On display at the park’s Visitors Center, Guiliani’s collection features images taken in Michigan, Alaska, Ireland and Italy, and includes a variety of images ranging from intricate close-ups to expansive panoramas. An artist reception will take place at the Visitor Center on Friday, November 2 from 5 pm to 8 pm, when Guiliani will be on hand to speak with visitors and sign copies of his book, Gallery Plus. Based in Clare, Michigan, Guiliani and his wife, Linda, own and operate Guys & Dolls Photography Studio and the Reflections of Nature Art Gallery. Guiliani is past president of: Isle Royale & …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Do you love scary movies? Which ones do you think are the best picks for a Halloween fright fest?
First, let me preface this list by laying out my bona fides as a horror expert. I have watched a lot of scary movies. My Comcast onDemand playlist is almost entirely populated with FEARnet movies. I also happen to be a card-carrying member of the Commander USA fan club. Don’t know who Commander USA is? Well, then you don’t want to get into a discussion with me about Mexican vampire or other low budget horror movies. The following list includes my personal picks for the best scary movies of all time. Noticeably absent are zombie movies, most slasher flicks and classic, but not really all that scary, horror movies. Why did I exclude those? Well, I don’t understand zombies. They are gross, dead things. Why do they need to eat? “Zombieland…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
This recipe for chili is perfect for a busy week, simply through it together in the morning and let it cook in the Crock Pot while you're at work.
Pumpkin is such a versatile ingredient, and in my opinion you can never have too much of it. When the weather is cold and rainy, I crave chili. So, last weekend, when the weather was terrible, I decided to start searching for a fall flavored chili. I stumbled across this recipe for pumpkin Chili while on Pinterest. The original post is from a blog called Sweet Pea's Kitchen. The great thing about this recipe is that it's different than most chili. The flavor has a hint of cinnamon, and the spices aren't overpowering. The heat in the chili is a slow steady heat that doesn't keep you from enjoying the meal. If you want it spicier, you can add more hot sauce or chili powder. Because I don't like beans or peppers, I only used one can of beans…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of September (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. Just this past winter, Plymouth Canton Community Schools made national headlines when parents challenged the reading of Waterland and Beloved in the classroom. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (though not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Fall is in the air, the leaves are falling and maple syrup is the perfect ingredient to spice up your chicken dinners.
I know what you're thinking: "Maple syrup and chicken? Are you sure?" I promise you, it's amazing. Maple syrup is one of those foods that pairs well with savory items. The sweet and earthy flavor of the syrup melds well with the savory chicken and spices in the potatoes. Beside, adding a little sweetness to a dish can be a great way to get picky children to eat their vegetable and dinner. To make this fall flavored recipe you'll need: To start, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Next, grease a shallow baking pan. Cut the potatoes into cubes. Chop the onion, and mix with the potatoes, oil, paprika and salt. Place in baking pan. Bake the potatoes and onion, uncovered, for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes turn oven temperature down to 350 degrees. …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
September is National Breakfast Month, celebrate with this delicious breakfast cake.
With school back in session, breakfast is an essential part of the day. Unfortunately, breakfast is one of the most skipped meals of the day. It's time to change that. Celebrate National Breakfast Month, and start your day off right, with this recipe for buttermilk-blueberry breakfast cake. This recipe comes from the blog Alexandra's Kitchen. To make the cake you'll need: * 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons ** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, cream butter with the lemon zest and the 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then, in a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining…