Foodie Friday: Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

We all occasionally get a craving for comfort food, like the kind our mom’s used to make when we were kids.  My mother always made chicken pot pie and it has always been a favorite of mine since I was knee high to a grasshopper.  It is so soothing and pretty inexpensive to make.  What […]

Cauliflower King: Why cauliflower is the best!

Many people don’t like to eat their veggies! While you may think its kids more than adults, you’d be surprised to know how many adults won’t. But, what if you could trick your family into eating them? Brassica oleracea or cauliflower is not technically a vegetable, but a type of flower.  It does not have […]

Artichokes Are No Joke!

Artichokes! We have all seen them in the produce aisle and wondered to ourselves, “Who was the first person to eat that?”  They look like giant green flower buds!  However, don’t let their looks fool you; this deceptive little vegetable can be great tasting.  Although their preparation is a little involved, the delicious reward is worth […]

End of Year Test-Taking Tips

By: Melissa Barrickman, CYS School Liaison Officer There are a number of ways that you can maximize your child’s learning capabilities throughout the school year, which can lead to confident test-taking. Some of these strategies include: Assisting your child with homework and ensuring that your child is completing all homework assignments Helping your child to develop good […]