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Summer Eats: Kansas City Barbecue Ribs

Summer is in full bloom. The kids are finally out of school, the weather is hot, and the pool is open. So it isn’t surprising that all of that fantastic summer barbecue food is out on the shelves at the grocery store and begging to be brought home and grilled. We love summer barbecues. Ribs are a HUGE favorite in our house. My husband makes them several times during the summer season. I love to have them with lots of sauce. So I love to bast them after they are grilled, and we even keep extra sauce on hand for eating. But, we love trying new recipes. So of course when I saw this recipe for Kansas City Barbecue Ribs I knew we had to try it.

What You Will Need:

 

What You Will Do:

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Transfer ribs to grill.

Heat oven to 350ºF.

Combine sugar and seasonings; rub over ribs. Place on foil-covered rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 1 hour.

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Transfer ribs to grill.

Grill 8 to 10 min. or until heated through, turning and brushing frequently with barbecue sauce.

Ribs are a great entree for summer barbecues and potlucks, so enjoy them all summer long with friends or at home with family. 

Elmer’s Glue Slime: No Borax Slime Recipe

There have been a lot of incidents regarding homemade slime. Many parents have cited that their homemade slime recipes containing borax have caused chemical burns. So we have decided it was time to share a new recipe that does not contain the borax. Many different recipes have been floating around, and we found that this one directly from Elmer’s Glue seems to be the safest alternative to the one containing borax.

What You Will Need:

1/2 tbsp of baking soda

1 tbsp of contact lens solution

4 fl oz Elmer’s White school glue

Your choice of food coloring

What You Will Do:

1. Pour out the entire bottle of a 4oz of Elmer’s School Glue into a bowl.

2. Add ½ tbsp of baking soda and mix thoroughly.

3. After mixing, add your choice of food coloring until you get the color you want.

4. Add 1 tbsp of contact lens solution.

5. Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form.

6. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.

7. If needed, add ¼ tbsp of contact lens solution to make the slime less sticky.

*Adult supervision is required; This project is not appropriate for children under the age of 3 years. Always wash your hands before and after making and playing with slime. Warning: If large quantities of contact lens solution are accidentally ingested (greater than a tablespoon), get medical attention immediately.

 

*Please watch children that play with this slime. It is not appropriate for children under three and should NOT BE INGESTED.

 

This slime recipe can be altered to include glitter or different colors. Check out Elmer’s Glue for more recipes!

 

Best Boy Books: Captain Underpants!

Captain Underpants is a huge fan favorite amongst young boys (and girls!) and with the movie hitting theaters tomorrow it is the PERFECT time to get your kids interested. Check out the books first, or head out and see the movie to get those kids laughing and yearning for more. Right now the full 5 book set is on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in anticipation of the movie premier.

The books follow two friends that create the greatest super-hero in comic book history, and then they bring him to life. His secret identity is so secret even he doesn’t know who he is. So many insane and hilarious events ensue as he saves the world and wrecks havoc in their Elementary school and beyond. It is full of jokes, hilarious situations, and that kind of humor that young boys just eat up. The books have been praised as a set that truly brings reluctant readers to the bookstore again and again.

 

The books are perfect for ages 8-13. But children as young as 5 can enjoy it with the help of a parent reading aloud with them. With the movie premiering tomorrow it is a great chance to draw in new fans by checking out the books before, or even after. You and your kids will love the hilarious situations everyone gets in to, but you will love how incredibly enamored your little readers will become. So be sure to check them out now.