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Our Father's Day Story
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"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father." — Lydia M. Child
Want to really make Dad's Day? If you're looking for ideas for the kids to do for their
dad, I picked up some pretty good ones from Hallmark that I'd like to share with you:
- You've Been Framed: Gather photographs of dad from childhood to the present, and frame them all
together in a photo collage. (An alternate option is to frame pictures of him as a child alongside
pictures of his own children at about the same age.)
- The Way to His Heart: Have a theme party based on the food you're serving. Example: For "A Steak-Out,"
you'll serve steak (what else?) and plan an activity like a "whodunit" game or send dad on a scavenger
hunt to find his gifts. Or, have a "Hooked on Dad" party and serve seafood. Decorate with an ocean
theme, make it a pool party, you get the idea. (Make sure everyone at the party tells him at least
once that he's the catch of the day.)
- From the Tool Box: For the handyman dad, have the kids make him a new tool box. Decorate a shoebox
to use as the "tool box." Then make him tools out of poster board or construction paper (laminate
it if you like). Write little quips for dad on the tools, like: Saw — "You're the best Dad I ever
SAW." Hammer — "My Dad is waaaay tougher than nails."
- Nuts & Bolts: "I love when Dad gets a little nutty."
Pliers — "Nothing can pull me away from my Dad." On the outside of the tool box, write "For the Best Dad Ever Built."
- Just Like Daddy: Dress up the kids in Dad's clothes. (The bigger, the better.) Take a photograph of them, have it enlarged
and write the caption, "I wanna be just like you, Daddy!"
- Pennant Winner: Make a pennant from fabric or paper. Use fabric paint or markers to write
Dad — I'm Your Biggest Fan!
- Dear Dad: A nice activity for older kids — have them write Dad a letter thanking him for everything he's
taught them and describing the most important things they've learned from him.
- Following in Your Footsteps: Great for babies and toddlers — place their footprints on good quality paper
that you can frame. Add a caption that says, "Following in My Daddy's Footsteps." (Make sure you date it.)
Our product review team features two (2) "Products Of The
Month" — one in each issue of
our magazine. These products will be the group consensus of those we find to be the
most innovative, healthy, tasty, and/or helpful to the low-carber's daily dietary regime.
Looking to make dad a cake for his special day? Or any cake for anyone, for that matter...
The people at Expert Foods are (pardon the pun) experts
at innovative ideas for cooking and baking. And with their
"Cake-ability", they've hit on another winner.
This amazing mix allows you to mix 1/2 cup of their product with your favorite
nut flour, eggs, sweetener, and liquid (water, soda, DaVinci, etc), and
voila — you have a cake with a texture
that very closely resembles commercial cake-mix textures for an exceptionally low
carb cake! And if the liquid you use is DaVinci Sugarfree Syrup, you may not need
to add the carbs from granulated sweeteners.
The package back label contains recipes for a standard (any flavor) cake, a basic
chocolate cake, a chocolate torte, banana bread, or muffins. Plus hints and tips
for make other flavors and varieties. And guess what? They're all easy and they
We tried making the cakes with three different nut flours — almond
(we used a very fine ground blanched almond flour), which gives the most traditional
texture and taste; pecan flour, which gives a rich praline flavor to cakes and is
super with spices like cinnamon, cloves, etc.; and with macadamia nut flour, which gave
us the most moist results, and a sweet nutty taste. You can always mix your nut
The possibilities are nearly
endless, and they can be made in loaf pans, round pans, cupcakes, etc. Top with
flavored whipped cream, cream cheese frostings, etc. Or just cut in squares and eat
as a snack cake.
A 6-oz pouch makes three 1.5 pound cakes (48 servings!) I can't imagine not using it in my nut-flour cakes anymore! You can order online
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