Safer Streets

Kris Adair

The City of Lawrence has a critical need for safe pedestrian infrastructure. Too many of our controlled intersections and major thoroughfares are downright hostile to pedestrians. They lack sidewalks, dedicated turn signals, pedestrian barriers and other safety features. The City's plan to fix this problem? Address it piecemeal as intersections ...

Health Challenge

Kris Adair

Are you a competitive person? Do you need a push to start eating healthier and exercising? Then join us for our 6-week health challenge. It is a $5 buy-in and the winner takes the kitty. We start today and it is not too late to join! Here are the specifics: ...

Kids Cook Monday, Simple Chicken Dinner

Kris Adair

Does your family have a wealth of family favorite meals? Or do you struggle to find food everyone enjoys? We are more the latter than the former but we do have a simple [Baked Chicken Dinner][1] that wins almost every time. I got the recipe from the girl's grandma who ...

Food Revolution Day!

Kris Adair

Come help us celebrate Food Revolution Day at the Clinton Parkway Hy-Vee from 11-1 today, Saturday May 19th. There will be food tasting, cooking demos, and information. Bring the kids! http://wellcommons.com/users/kris_adair/photos/2012/may/19/235140/

Kids Cook Monday, Mini Spaghetti Pies

Kris Adair

The girls and I have been making a lot of mini meals recently. Daddy is out of town and so fun meals are a good way to get over the empty spot at the table. Plus, the girls love everything in a muffin tin. The next time you are at ...

Kids Cook Monday, Eggplant Chips

Kris Adair

Audrey and I recently discovered this amazing way to enjoy eggplant. I have to admit I was never much of a fan of the eggplant but with this preparation method I love it! And so does Audrey. We watched a short video on how to make the chips and Audrey ...

Kids Cook Monday, Strawberry Ice Cream

Kris Adair

Well, Audrey was more of a supervisor this time. She explained to me during the 15 minute rush hour drive home from downtown how she wanted to make strawberry ice cream. We attended a play group at J&S Coffee this morning and ended our time with a small bowl of ...

Kids Cook Monday, March Muffin Madness

Kris Adair

March Madness is here and we are ready. Ready with muffins that is. We like to celebrate the month of March with muffins. The girls and I have several recipes we make. Here are five of our favorites: [March Muffin Madness][1] We have a link up and encourage you to ...

Kids Cook Monday, Fauxfredo

Kris Adair

The girls really like Mac N Cheese. I would like them to eat more vegetables. With this [Fauxfredo][1] recipe everyone is happy. It is made with steamed cauliflower and yummy Parmesan cheese. Maurene likes that we usually use the familiar macaroni noodles and I like that they are eating healthier. ...

Kids Cook Monday, Peanut Butter Pasta

Kris Adair

For picky eaters every meal is suspect. They are not interested in your ideas about a balanced meal they just want the same food they have always enjoyed. Sometimes the easiest way to bridge the gap between what the child wants to eat and what the parents would like to ...

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