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latest from Ten Benefits of Smiling Benefits of Smiling
Smiling makes us attractive. We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away — but a smile draws them in. Smiling Changes Our Mood Next time you are feeling down, try...
latest from Smile Galleries UALBANY PURIM FESTIVAL 2015
Fun for all and Oh So Many SMILES! Please Enjoy and Share these FREE Smiles with Mendel, Raizy, friends and family from their wonderful Purim Celebration in the Ballroom at the Campus Center at  UALBANY. Please Pay these fantastic SMILES forward and visit our Community Smile Gallery at LIKE US when you are...
latest from Staying Healthy with Fidelis Care Fight the Flu!
Everyone over the age of 6 months should have a flu shot each year. Adults over 65 are most at risk for flu-related complications. Also at risk are those with medical conditions such as: asthma, chronic lung disease or COPD, heart disease, diabetes, and those with a weakened immune system caused by...
latest from Garden Guru March Garden Guru
Spring is almost here! And I’ve got a grin on my face bigger than the Cheshire cat’s! I am so excited to get out into my gardens and see how my fall garden makeovers came through the winter. As reported last fall, I downsized one garden and made it into a raised vegetable bed. Another mixed perennial bed...

Red Velvet Cupcakes

This is one of my daughter’s favorite homemade cupcakes. In fact, I delivered them to her lunch table this past month as part of her birthday surprise and she loved telling everyone what was in them after they had been eaten. You can find a lot of Red Velvet this time of year, but I could never bring myself to make it because of the high content of red food dye. Here’s the...

Hot Summer Weather= Easy to make Cool Down Oreo Freeze Pops

We love the hot weather, but are equally crazy for a delicious cool down treat & there’s nothing better than making homemade freeze pops. We are loving this combination of low fat vanilla yogurt and crushed Oreo cookies = total yum fun that’s super easy to make.  I love any layered flavor that gives a chance to get in the kitchen, enjoy the process, not heat...

A Little Food Fun with Red, White & Blue

As the temperatures begin to rise, so do the voices of children looking for some sort of ‘cool down’ treat.  And, Red, White & Blue Yogurt Freeze Pops are definitely on our menu to share.  With the inclusion of low fat yogurt and seasonal fresh fruits, they’re a great alternative to ice cream and popsicles.  In fact, they’re a treat the entire family will...

Egg-citing Experiments

This is the week for decorating eggs & it’s on many ‘to-do’ lists for spring break.  Decorating eggs is messy business, but it’s worth every dip, twist & turn.  We have experimented with many ways to decorate eggs, but marbleizing them with all edible products is one of our favorites.   Supplies Needed: Whipped topping Gel food...