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Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Winner Is.......


It's a tie, people, between 

 The Iron Horse in Westwood!!!
AND
 
The Blue Moon Cafe in Woodcliff Lake!!!!
AND
Bensi in Hillsdale!!!


WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT IN THE PASCACK VALLEY? (KID-CENTERED, INEXPENSIVE, FAST/GOOD SERVICE)

THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Recipe ; )

This recipe c/o AllRecipes.com is too cute not to post!  Enjoy!  April Fool's!

No Bake Deluxe Hamburger Cookies

By: Jody 
"Fun cookies that look like little hamburgers!"

 

Servings  (Help)


Original Recipe Yield 1 dozen
 

Ingredients

  • 24 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 12 small peppermint patties
  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 12 medium green gumdrops, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 small rolls of apricot fruit leather
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Place the coconut and the food coloring in a bowl with a lid. Shake till all coconut is covered. Set aside.
  2. Place 12 of the vanilla wafers flat side up on a cookie sheet. After unwrapping all of the peppermint patties, place them on top of the wafers.
  3. Unwrap the fruit roll-ups (optional) and cut into squares. Place on top of the all of the patties to look like cheese. Then place the sliced gumdrops on the top of that. Add the coconut.
  4. Place the other half of the wafers over the top of the coconut. With a small kitchen brush lightly paint a VERY small amount of water on the tops of the cookies. Finally shake or sprinkle a small amount of sesame seeds over the wafers.

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Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel in Missouri are offering a great deal (for families like yours)  this Spring!  The package includes 2 adult tickets, and two children tickets (age 4-11) for 2 full days at Silver Dollar City.  Silver Dollar City is a great attraction that includes a theme park, water park, show boat, and much more!  The package also includes $25 meal voucher for the steak house in the hotel, and 2 nights (3 days) in the Branson Convention Center Hotel.  

 

Branson, Missouri is a little-known tourist area that both fits the budget, and keeps the kids happy.  In addition to Silver Dollar City, there's the Food and Wine Fest, Bluegrass and BBQ, 49 live entertainment theaters, and you can book it all before Mother's Day!  

The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is a beautiful, well maintained, and VERY kid-friendly place to stay.  It's got a pool, it's only 40 minutes from Springfield Regional Airport, and 20 minutes from Silver Dollar City!  

Here's an itinerary of things you can do in Branson (keep in mind the discounts on Silver Dollar City tickets that come with this package~ you can't beat it!):

Day 1: Breakfast and Morning at the Dinosaur Museum

Lunch and Ride the Ducks at Branson Landing

Dinner at the Hilton Branson Convention Center and a dip in the hotel pool

Day 2: Breakfast and Silver Dollar City 

Lunch and White Water all afternoon

Dinner at the Hilton Branson Convention Center and a show at one of Branson's many musical theaters

Day 3: Breakfast and the Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum

Lunch at the Hilton Hotel, and (fingers crossed) kids ready to sleep in the car after an awesome trip to Branson!

 

Here are all the things to do in Branson, MO~ create your own itinerary!  

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