Tuesday, April 15, 2014

White Chocolate Puppy Chow with Cadbury Eggs

  • 8 cups rice or corn Chex cereal.
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter (feel free to substitute with margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag of milk chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs
  • In a glass microwavable bowl, combine the white chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter.
  • Stir to combine, and melt on high in the microwave for one minute.
  • After one minute, stir the mixture, and microwave for 30 more seconds (or until mixture is smooth). T
  • ake out of the microwave and stir in the vanilla.
  • Place the Chex mix in a large heat resistant bowl & pour the hot mixture over top. Stir until evenly coated.
  • Once covered, pour the mix into a 2-gallon resealable plastic bag or a large brown paper sack.
  • Add the powdered sugar & shake until coated.
  • Meanwhile, place the Cadbury Mini Eggs into a 1-gallon resealable bag. Crush with heavy object (rolling pin), until broken. Do not crush to crumbs. Mix the small chunks of Cadbury eggs into the puppy chow mixture.
  • Store in airtight container or resealable bag in the refrigerator.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Boston Red Sox Opening Day Celebration

The UMass Dartmouth community will hold a celebration for Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox. Our UMD community will come together in the Campus Center on April 3, 2014 from 4-8 pm. There will even be a an appearance from Wally the Green Monster. There will be free food and novelties, along with a raffle for a pair of game tickets to a Boston Red Sox game. Leading up to this celebration, UMDoneyearstrong bracelets will be sold for $2 in the campus center. All proceeds will be donated to the OneFund.  

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created National Nutrition Month as a campaign of nutrition education to remind consumers of how important a lifestyle can be. “National Nutrition Month” has a theme of “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” during this March of 2014. Consumer research has proven that taste is the cause of consumers choosing food. Taste outdoes nutrition typically followed by emotional and health factors. As a result, the idea behind this years’ National Nutrition Month is combining good taste with good nutrition. The campaign focuses on making healthy eating habits while maintaining or developing an active lifestyle.  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MARDI GRAS started thousands of years ago as a celebration of spring and fertility. Eventually it became a introduction to Lent after religious leaders molded the celebration into their faith. For Christians, Mardi Gras marks the day before Ash Wednesday, leading into 40 days of penance until Easter. Mardi Gras resembles the final day of indulging and feasting before fasting, prayer, and reflection. In French, Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” which is another name we use for this day of overindulgence. For some this means spoiling themselves with fatty, rich foods and well as alcohol one last time before Lent. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to show yourself the love. During the month of February, Americans see the human heart as the symbol of love. At the same time it is important to learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay "heart healthy" for yourself and your loved ones.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. CVD is the number 1 killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities. CVD costs the United States over $300 billion each year, including the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

Take it one step at a time:

  • ·         Work with your health care team
  • ·         Monitor your blood pressure
  • ·         Get your cholesterol checked
  • ·         Eat a healthy diet
  • ·         Maintain a healthy weight
  • ·         Exercise regularly
  • ·         Don't smoke
  • ·         Limit alcohol use
  • ·         If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or another condition manage by taking your medicine and understanding the risks and instructions

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day celebrates romance and love while many people choose to exchange cards, candy, gifts, or flowers with their Valentine. Valentine’s Day dates back to the fifth century being named for a Christian martyr, Saint Valentine. He was the patron of love, young people, and happy marriages.

§ 1 box Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Cake Mix {15.25 oz}
§ 1 bag Valentine’s Day M&M’s {12.6 oz.}
§ 1/2 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
§ 2 eggs
§ Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil in large mixing bowl, and beat well.
§ Stir in 3/4 of the bag of Valentine’s Day M&M’s.
§ Chill dough in refrigerator for 45 minutes
§ Drop onto ungreased non-stick cookie sheet in rounded balls.
§ Bake for approx. 8 – 9 minutes at 350 degrees.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. In 1926, Americans initially celebrated black history during “Negro History Week” which later became Black History Month. Since the start of Black History Month, February has been the month in which it is celebrated. Blacks began to gain a proper presence in the history books during the 20th century. Celebrating Black History Month is a result of the hard work of Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Both of his parents were former slaves and he worked in the coal mines while growing up. He went on to achieve his Ph.D. from Harvard. He discovered that the black American population were ignored throughout history books and reflected as inferior when mentioned. Woodson took matters into his own hands and in 1915, he established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History which later became the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He was responsible for launching Negro History Week which became Black History Month. February was chosen because it marked the birthdays of two men who helped influence the black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
February also marks
·         February 23, 1868
W. E. B. DuBois, important civil rights leader and co-founder of the NAACP, was born.
·         February 3, 1870
The 15th Amendment was passed, granting blacks the right to vote.
·         February 25, 1870
The first black U.S. senator, Hiram R. Revels (1822-1901), took his oath of office.
·         February 12, 1909:
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded by a group of concerned black and white citizens in New York City.
·         February 1, 1960
In what would become a civil-rights movement milestone, a group of black Greensboro, N.C., college students began a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter.
·         February 21, 1965
Malcolm X, the militant leader who promoted Black Nationalism, was shot to death by three Black Muslims.