Requires 2 batches http://www.eastmill.com/cook/cakes%20bars%20squares/WhoopeePiesMax.htm 2 3/4 Cup Flour 2 Tbl Buttermilk Powder * 1 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Tsp Salt 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder 1 1/2 Cups Sugar 1 Tsp Baking Soda 1 Cup Hot Water 1/2 Cup Milk 1/2 Cup Shortening (same as 8 Tbl) (not Hi Ratio) 2 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla * For real Buttermilk, leave off buttermilk powder and 1/2 cup hot water, use 1/2 cup Buttermilk. If not using buttermilk, sub 1/2 cup milk with 1 tsp vinegar mixed for buttermilk powder and 1/2 cup liquid. Blend Flour and Buttermilk powder before starting. Mix all dry. Then add rest and beat well for four minutes. Should be like pancake batter. Add water as needed. Pour on parchment paper on metal sheet or 16 inch pizza pan, make mound of about 15 inch diameter at less than an inch thick. The max is because most home ovens can not handle a pizza pan over 16 inch size. Bake at 350, cooking time varies by thickness of batter, thick may be done in 8 minutes, thin may take 30 or more. For more of a dome, chill batter for ten minutes before cooking. The max is because most home ovens can not handle a pizza pan over 16 inch size. Watch the baking, when toothpick check is clean, pull and move to a wire rack, the edge can burn if left too long. remove paper for soft cookie, leave on until cool for crunch layer. Then make another batch for the other cookie. After outsides are cool, spoon filling between the two above cookies Whoopee Pie Filling 2 TBL Egg White Powder *** 3/4 Cups Hi Ratio Shortening (same as 12 Tbl) ** 3 Cups Powdered Sugar1/8 Tsp Salt 1/2 Tsp Vanilla 2+ TBL Milk Double the above or make second batch with peanut butter for 16 inch recipe. Mix on high for 15 minutes until smooth, DO NOT SHORT TIME THIS!!! Add milk to reach your choice of filling preference. Give about 5 minutes for the filling to start to fluff up . After cookies are cold, spoon filling between the two cookies. ** Hi Ratio shortening is used by bakers and is fluffier and reduces grease taste.** Sub peanut butter or unsalted butter for 1/2 cup of shortening, if desired*** The use of raw egg whites may be a concern, so use Wilton egg white powder. The original filling had 2 egg whites instead of powder, or you can omit and have less volume. Also, the eggs in the dough was just yokes, saving the whites for filling.
By- Dr. Amy MoviusMedical care is always changing – and not just scientifically. There is a growing appreciation for the “ripple effect” of illness and hospitalization as we understand more about mind and body connection as well as the havoc being sick can wreak on ones life. Perhaps this is most obvious when children are the patients.Providing medical care requires a medical team. Amid the focus on treatment and procedures that surround a child’s illness, the single most important team member to the child, is often the Child Life Specialist (CLS). Most hospitals that provide pediatric care now have a Child Life Program. In the words of the certified CLS I work with daily, her job is to “do everything I can to make (the child) happy and feel better”. This involves more than “getting along with kids” or “liking kids”. Make no mistake, child life specialists are not fancy playmates: they are consummate professionals who have undergone rigorous study and training. This training focuses on the psychosocial needs of children of all ages. They often use therapeutic play to help them cope with and even conquer some of the challenges of being sick or receiving medical treatment that might otherwise be overwhelming. Children process information and experiences differently than adults and so have different needs to help manage difficult circumstances. Even the adults who love these children the most and have only good intentions may not understand or perceive how separate their child’s experience and needs are from their own: much less, how to explain what is happening while coping with their own stress surrounding their child’s condition. The services a CLS provides are many: a few examples of areas of expertise are below:1. Ease a child’s fear and anxiety with play.2. Foster an child friendly environment. 3. Provide medical preparation and support for children.4. Advocate family involvement/presence.5. Consider needs of siblings or other children affected by the illness.6 Support family with grief/bereavement.Feedback surveys leave no doubt as to the high value patients place on Child Life Services. However, it is not only the right thing to do, it is also good medicine. Research suggests that using child life services helps to contain medical costs by reducing hospital length of stay for children and decreasing the need for pain medicine. Lastly, the healthy coping skills developed during such an experience can be built upon for a lifetime.Reference:1. Child Life Services. American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement. Child Life Council Committee on Hospital Care, 20062. Child Life Council, Inc. www.childlife.org
The wedding is a ceremony at which you and your future spouse make a lifetime commitment of love. Those who witness the ceremony pledge to support you both during the struggles and victories of your many wonderful years together. The average wedding costs more than $20,000 with some articles I researched saying as high as nearly $30,000. Poppycock, that’s what I say about that! That’s a lot of money for most families and I think it would be wiser to spend less and make progress towards your future togetherâ€¦ A wedding isn’t the day you are crowned king or queen. Try to balance the importance of the ceremony with the party to which you are looking forward.Who’s paying?- Some families can pay for all of your dreams, and it might be the bride or groom’s family. In some cases certain special elements of the wedding, such as the wedding dress or the honeymoon, are paid by grandparents or aunts or uncles. It is important to be clear about their budget and grateful for their kindness. Of course, if you are paying for everything, you can do what you’d like. Budget even less – On one site, Brilliant Wedding Pages, I read a very practical and helpful budget tip: cut your budget back so that unanticipated expenses will not crush you and cause your happy day to be stress-filled. Hidden expenses- what are some of the expenses you may not think of? Dress alterations, gift for your future spouse, stamps, favors, marriage licenses, and more add up. Recognize they exist and prepare. Suggested amount to save for that ‘rainy day’ is 5% of the budget, some suggested as high as 20%. Cheaper alternatives?- Put on your thinking cap and see if you can figure out creative ways to save, without losing your mind. You will be busier and busier as the wedding approaches. You need to balance out saving and additional tasks organized – or done – by you, with being relaxed enough and awake enough to enjoy the ceremony and the reception. Some tips: used gowns, unusual favors, picking a time of day or day of the week out of the norm, rings from estates, online or on lay-away. Use your very clever noggin and be realistic. Sometimes you realize that certain aspects of the wedding are crucial to you. Try to figure out where you can cut back but what is really important to you. Keep the REAL focus- Ultimately, this is a ceremony of your commitment and love with the people whom you most love. It’s not about the dress. If you faced a terrible tragedy you might be better able to put this day in perspective. It’s not about money or outdoing others. Keep the focus. Citations:Suggested percentages-
Blairsville, PA 45% (90 votes) Santa Monica, CA 11% (22 votes) Lynn, MA 25% (50 votes) Waterloo, IA 19% (40 votes)
By- Dr. Jonathan woodWhat does that mean? â€œExercise is medicineâ€â€¦?We think of medicine as something that:â€¢ You take to makes you feel better when you are ill (e.g. pharmaceuticals, etc)â€¢ You get when pills donâ€™t work to cures illness (e.g. surgery, angioplasty, etc)â€¢ You get to prevent or detect illness or disease (e.g. immunizations, mammograms, etc)What if there was something that was repeatedly shown to do all three? Wouldnâ€™t we call it â€œmedicineâ€?Improving our fitness has been repeatedly shown to do all three! So – – exercise is medicine. This concept is the focus of a recent initiative by the American College of Sports Medicine appropriately called â€œExercise is Medicineâ€. Their goal is to raise awareness of the facts and emphasize the proven benefits of improved fitness on overall health and specifically on the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. The World Health Organizationâ€™s most recent Global Health Risks data (2004) rates physical inactivity at the 4th leading cause of death globally behind high blood pressure, tobacco use, and high blood glucose. Many feel we are in the midst of an â€œinactivity epidemicâ€, but few in the USA are truly aware of this.Some facts that you might not know:â€¢ Older adolescents and adults spend almost 8 hours/day in sedentary behaviorsâ€¢ 36% of adults engage in no leisure-time activity at allâ€¢ Low levels of fitness pose a bigger risk of death than mild-to-moderate obesityâ€¢ Active people in their 80â€™s have a lower risk of death than inactive people in their 60â€™sâ€¢ Low levels of physical activity expose patients to greater risk of dying than smoking, obesity, hypertension, or high cholesterolâ€¢ Regular physical activity has been shown in several studies to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases by alarming amounts:o Colon cancer â€“ over 60% reductiono Stroke â€“ 27% reductiono Heart disease and high blood pressure â€“ almost 40% reductiono Type II diabetes â€“ 58% reductiono Alzheimerâ€™s disease â€“ almost 40% reductiono and there is much moreâ€¦Additionally, regular physical activity in adolescents has been shown to lead to higher SAT scores and for younger children, it results in improved classroom behavior and less discipline issues in elementary schools.So, again, not only is exercise medicine, it seems to be better than what most of us traditionally think of as â€œmedicine.â€ Use the medicine! It may not always be easy, but it sure seems to be worth it!For more info and some specific suggestions, please visit the Exercise is MedicineÂ® website: http://exerciseismedicine.org
Kids and summer can be a great time for jobs. But what can they do and how much supervision do they need? Here are some ideas that may work at your house.Passion- What do they like? Though we know as grown-up we sometimes have to do jobs we don’t like, that’s not what out goal is for our lifetime work. So, why not try to plug your cutie into something they might really DO because they not only like the extra money but they also like the work?Working for others- Ideas- Pet care (while neighbors are on vacation or for the summer.) babysitting. Red cross offers babysitting training courses through the Bangor Y that would make your little pumpkin well equipped. The kids could do direct sales with a firm you like. Computer skills put to work and tutoring other kids.Working for the family- Are there jobs where your baby could do work above and beyond the usual? Might there be extensive gardening or building projects for which you could hire a kid? Maybe cousins could work a few hours and then send them off for fun? I always found a little work mixed in a summer day gave just enough ‘shape’ to the day, just enough needed focus, that the rest of the day proceeded with very few squabbles. Always an answer to every parent’s prayerâ€¦ Citations:Red Cross-
If you have an idea for our next Take This Job & Love It, email Chelsey at email@example.com————————A little over a week ago tourism season kicked off in Maine with the arrival of Memorial Day. Hotels, motels and B&B’s were busy throughout the state. Chelsey Anderson checked into a hotel in Bar Harbor. Not to stay, but to work. She’s here to let us know how that worked out. Chelsey?Chelsey: “Jim and Carolyn, The Harborside had a full house for the holiday weekend, and I did my part to get the hotel in ship shape.”————————-“Welcome to The Harborside. How can I help you?”Before you check in there’s a lot that goes on to get your room ready.(knock, knock, knock) Nardia: “Housekeeping.” (card clicks and door opens)Nardia and I had a lot to do.Nardia: “Clear the bed off, because this is a check out room.”I want you to notice how fast Nardia is at stripping her bed. Done in moments. And me….(Nardia laughs) Chelsey: “I’m not as fast as you!” Nardia: “That’s okay.” Chelsey: “Where’s it tucked in? Oh there it is.”Nardia helped me finish taking the linens off and bagging them for cleaning.Nardia: “I’m going to put on the pillow cases over here.”Nardia: “So you set it like this. Make sure the tag is down or the zipper. Okay.” Chelsey: “I can’t even open the pillow case.” Nardia: “Fix. Okay and tuck.” Chelsey: “You make it look easy. So I’m going to give it a try.”Chelsey: “I’m going to fold it down.” Nardia: “No, in.” Chelsey: “I’m going to fold it in. (laughter) I don’t think this is how yours looked. Like that?” Nardia: “Yes. “Chelsey: “I’m on my first pillow. That’s a little better.”I was obviously slowing Nardia down. Nardia: “You have to be fast because sometimes you have a lot of checkouts.”Her supervisor, Erica, dropped in to help me make my bed. And I was doing okay until we had to tuck the foot of the bed in.Nardia: “You’re going to lift everything up. Then you’re going to lift and sweep.”Sounded easy enough, right? Well, I couldn’t get this one… Time after time…Chelsey: “Is that right? Not quite.”Erica helped me finish the bed as Nardia added her final touches.Nardia: “We’re going to dust now.”I took care of the desk while Nardia… Well, took care of the rest of the room.After stocking the coffee and tea tray it was time to take on the bathroom.Nardia: “Glass clean. Garbage out.”We wiped everything down and replaced all the used bathroom essentials.Nardia: “We’re going to the shower.” Chelsey: “Okay.” Nardia: “That’s the hard part.” Chelsey: “Great.”Nardia: “What happens is I scrub my standing shower for soap scum.”Chelsey: “It’s so much more stressful when you’re doing somebody else’s shower. You know!?” (laughter)Chelsey: “Okay.. Now we rinse it off.” Nardia: “Yes.”We scrub for mold, rinse and dry everything.Chelsey: “Oh, your favorite part, right?” Nardia: “My favorite part. It’s the last spot.”Chelsey: (splash) “Oops! Oh geez, watch out. This is dangerous.” (flush) Nardia: “Right, right around. Ok.”Then the floor gets a scrub down, new towels are hung and the bathroom’s done!A quick check under the beds and we vacuum out of the room.Erica comes back in to inspect our work.Chelsey: “Oh. Now she’s calling me out.”So with all the rushing around and slowing Nardia down I definitely needed more work, but would I be hired?Erica: “Sure.” Chelsey: “Really?! Thank you so much.” Erica: “You’re welcome.”—————Chelsey: “It normally takes Nardia up to 20 minutes to clean a room, and that’s when they are really bad. It took us… An hour and a half. Thank you for your patience Nardia and Erica.”
TV5 Health Expert Dr. Erik Steele joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 to discuss when its time to hang up the keys.
Social security and the ins and outs of benefits is a tough nut for most of us to crack. Here are some points that may help you.Meant as foundation- The intent of Social Security was to provide some income for retirees. With the absence of pensions it has become the sole source of funds for some retirees.Set at initial withdraw- Benefit amount won’t increase, once you take your Social Security benefit the amount will not increase, except for ‘COLA’ or Cost of Living Adjustments meant to help keep up with inflation. The decision regarding at what age to take the benefit then becomes even more critical.Age dependant- retirement Benefits are available as early age 62, but the longer you wait to take- what will become set amount- Social Security, the higher the benefit will be. At ‘Full Retirement’ the benefit amount is higher and if you wait till age 70 the benefit is higher still.Taking Social Security at age 62 permanently reduces your ‘full retirement’ benefit amount by 20%.Your benefit will increase every year you hold off retiring until age 70. At and after age 70 there is not increase to your benefit amount.You can call the Social Security Administration 800.772.1213It’s such an important, but confusing, topic that I am hosting a Social Security administrator June 21st to help people get a better handle of this really important topic. Citations:The Complete idiot’s Guide to Social Security and Medicare, Lita Epstein, MBAPgs. 36, 43, 73,78 Marion R. Syversen, MBA – PresidentNorumbegaFinancial207.862.2952Marion@NorumbegaFinancial.com
1-10 miles 3% (7 votes) 10-20 miles 4% (10 votes) 20-50 miles 24% (59 votes) The next state 20% (47 votes) I don’t go to concerts 49% (118 votes)