Articles Comments

Coffee Break with Liz and Kate » Archive

Get your party on: 3/21-3/27

With the first full week of Daylight Saving Time behind us, I must admit, I still haven’t adjusted. Neverthess, the holidays don’t wait for me to catch up on sleep. They just keep coming. First up is International Goof-Off Day, which is celebrated on March 22. Since it falls on a Monday this year, we may be short on goof-off time, but I suggest you find a way to make time – even if only for 15 minutes. March 23 is Near Miss Day, marking the date in 1989 when a mountain-sized asteroid came within 500,000 miles of hitting the earth. Sounds  like a far miss to me, but I’m no scientist. Other “near misses” include an asteroid measuring roughly 300 feet long that came within 288,000 miles of the earth … click to read more

Filed under: http://www.rockclimbingslovenia.com/

click to read more

Diary of a Wimpy kid – Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG for some rude humor and language. Genre: Children/family Plot: Meet the kid who made “wimpy” cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold… Meet the kid who made “wimpy” cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold 28 million books. DIARY OF A WIMPY … reflective essay on group work

Filed under: Entertainment, Headline

The Bounty Hunter – Movie review by Kate

The Bounty Hunter – Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG 13 for sexual content, suggestive language and violence Genre: Action/adventure Starring: Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston, Christine Baranski, Jason Sudeikis Director: Andy Tennant Plot: Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). He thinks all that’s ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other – until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment, Headline

Recipe of the week – Cheater Cookie Kisses

It’s Friday, so that means it’s once again cheater recipe time. So what’s a “Cheater” recipe?  It’s a way to end up with a delicious home cooked meal, side dish or dessert without spending lots of  time to get there. This week’s recipe… Cheater Cookie Kisses m m Cheater Cookie Kisses Ingredients: 1 yellow cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup oil 1 bag Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped m Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together cake mix, eggs and oil. 2. Roll into small balls of dough and place on greased cookie sheet. Place Hershey Kiss in center of each ball. 3. Bake for 9 – 11 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool and Enjoy! Other Coffee Break with Liz and Kate recipes! … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Let's Eat

Liz’s rant: I’m done with sap

I’ve considered opening my own greeting card company on more than one occasion in the past. Last weekend has prompted me to toy with the notion yet again. Because I’m done with sap. My dad’s birthday was Monday, so I set out in search of the perfect birthday card. Mind you – any time I’m looking for a greeting card, it’s a big deal, not to mention quite time consuming. As I stood in the “male birthday” section of the card shop, I was dumbfounded at the fact that seemingly every single card related to golf. Dad is not a golfer. If the card didn’t relate to golf, it depicted a lazy, beer-drinking, TV-watching, yard-mowing doofus, whose only role, presumably, was to hand over the car keys and cash to the spoiled … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Liz's Rants

Kate’s Escapades – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’m back today with more green food ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. Yesterday I showed you a Green Dinner menu. Today I’ve got green breakfast food for you (which I personally would serve at dinner-time. I’m not that organized on school mornings to pull it off for breakfast.) Green Breakfast Menu *Green pancakes and green syrup *Green scrambled eggs *Green hash browns *Green orange juice Your best friend when fixing a festive St. Patrick’s Day meal is a simple bottle of… Green Food Coloring. A few drops of green can turn practically any food into fun St. Patrick’s Day food.       Green Pancakes and Green Syrup Green Scrambled Eggs Green Hash Browns Green Orange Juice If these Green Meals are not your style, check out these ideas… How to Serve a Traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe Also, want to know the origins … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Kate's Escapades, http://www.rockclimbingslovenia.com/, Let's Eat

This week’s giveaway – Winners never Cheat
autographed by Jon M. Hunstman

Congrats to the winner of last week’s Camera Care Kit…Robert L. We’ll be contacting you by email from lizandkate@live.com to get you mailing address. This week’s giveaway… Winners never Cheat Everyday Values We Learned as Children (But May Have Forgotten) By Jon M.Hunstman with forward by CNN’s Larry King Autographed copy m “How timely! How needed it is for one of the finest human beings, industrial leaders and philanthropists on the planet to compellingly drill down on 10 timeless, universal values for business and life. This book edifies, inspires and motivates all of us to model these commonsensical lessons for our organizations, all our relationships and especially our posterity—for what is common sense is obviously not common practice. Primary greatness is character and contribution. Secondary greatness is how most people define success—wealth, fame, position, etc. Few have both. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline

Liz’s rant: The name game

For reasons that are unimportant, I was recently searching for a name game. I had no idea where it originated – only that I’d received the game in an email years ago, and a group of us had great laughs using our new assumed names. I was Tootsie Rhinonose. (Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?) After a bit of searching, I discovered this name game has its roots in “Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants,” by Dav Pilkey. Why didn’t I see this one coming? Colton is a huge fan of the Captain Underpants series, but as luck would have it, this is the one book we don’t own (yet). Nevertheless,  in the “Perilous Plot,” Evil Professor Pippy P. Poopypants forces everyone to assume new names, using the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Liz's Rants

Get your party on: 3/14-3/20

My favorite potato chips would have to be the classic Lays with homemade French onion dip on the side. Grippo’s makes a mean barbecued chip that ranks right up there, though. Heck, I’m pretty partial to the homemade variety, too – probably because of the excessive salt and grease. I mention this because March 14 is National Potato Chip Day. Since the day falls on Sunday this year, it would be a great time to throw a party. Any real host or hostess will know exactly what to serve. Remember Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on this day as well (CHEER!!), so be sure to set your clocks ahead an hour. Otherwise you may miss your own party. Dumbstruck Day follows on March 15. Perhaps you’ll be dumbstruck that you were … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment, Headline

Recipe of the week –
Cheater Molten Lava Cakes

It’s Friday, so that means it’s once again cheater recipe time. So what’s a “Cheater” recipe?  It’s a way to end up with a delicious home cooked meal, side dish or dessert without spending lots of  time to get there. Warning!!! These Cheater Molten Lava Cakes could be dangerously addicting. Proceed with caution. Cheater Molten Lava Cakes Ingredients: 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup butter or margarine 3 whole eggs and 3 egg yolks 1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker Original Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch) or 1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) Betty Crocker Ultimate Fudge brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch) Directions: Heat oven to 400. Grease 12 regular-size muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and butter uncovered on High 45 to 60 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Let's Eat

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse trailer just released

Are you ready Twilight fans? m Here’s the trailer for… The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Just seeing this makes me have goose bumps. Check out our other Twilight Saga stories in our Twilight Zone … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment, Headline

Kate’s Escapades – Prepare to be amazed

I’ll admit it. I’m a fan of the whole reality show genre. I’m always game for a good episode of Survivor or Project Runway (welcome back). Over the years though, I’ve kind of lost some of my excitement for the talent-type shows, America’s Got Talent being a prime example. The “talent” just seems so homogenized, and even a tad bit boring. How many singers, dancers, magicians can we watch before we venture off to a rerun of CSI, after all? m Seems that is not the case with the Ukraine version of  “______ Got Talent”. Last season’s winner was a sand animator. What? A sand animator? What’s  sand animator? Her name is Kseniya Simonova and she creates her art in sand scattered on an illuminated table. As she is creating her sand … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Kate's Escapades

LOST 6.7 Dr. Linus recap by Evie

LOST 6.7 : Dr. Linus Another great episode! Off island revelations: Ben is teaching his European History class about Napoleon’s exile to the island Elba. Napoleon’s biggest trial wasn’t being banished but losing his power. Sounds like Ben’s island experience. Ben still seeks power – He planned to take over as Principal of the school where he teaches European History. Locke, the substitute teacher, encourages him to make a change in administration. Ben’s dad is an old man under the care of Ben. They had still gone to the island with the Dharma Initiative but left at some point to live off island. Dad Linus wonders what would have happened if they had stayed; perhaps things would have been better for Ben. Alex Rousseau is one of Dr. Linus’ history students.  Ben is tutoring her and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment, Headline

Liz’s rant: The bike wreck

Remember back in the day, when our bikes took us everywhere? I’d venture a guess that I probably put a minimum of hundreds of miles on those toothpick tires. We never had helmets or padding. We’d show off our balancing skills riding with our hands in the air. And we loved to see how fast we could go. We rode to the Country Club or Dairy Queen, downtown or out in the middle of nowhere. And while we realized (somewhere waaaay in the back of our minds) that a bike wreck was always possible, we had a knack for dismissing the possibility. I suppose if we’d have given wrecks much consideration, we’d have never ridden our bikes. The worst bike wreck I can remember having occurred somewhere around the age of 13, I’m guessing. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Liz's Rants

Kate’s Escapades – and the Oscar goes to…

I’ll admit it, I have an Oscar obsession (the awards show, not the lunch meat, although I have been known to enjoy an occasional 98% fat free bologna sandwich, however never on an actual Oscar night). Not once  in the past 25 years have I missed the Academy Awards show. First and foremost, I am a huge fan of going to the movies, which just happens to work out nicely for me since I also get to review these movies for you. (Movie Reviews by Kate) But aside from that fact, I also love the Oscar hype, the pre shows, the pre-shows to the pre-shows, the after shows, and the the glitz and glam of it all… Several weeks ago I ran a story letting our readers make their own Oscar … Read entire article »

Filed under: Headline, Kate's Escapades