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We are well into 2015 and it’s a time of growth and prosperity in our community. It’s exciting to see so many new businesses and neighborhoods around us. I enjoy the upbeat feeling that we are living in a hot spot of activity. With the opening of new stores, let’s remember Our Community motto: Remember to shop local! It keeps money here in Denton County. You may notice a different look to our magazine as we continue to strive for excellence beyond expectation. We love incorporating new talent. If you have suggestions about articles and places to distribute, we’d like to hear from you. After all, Our Community Magazine is all about us! Thank you for participating in our Beautiful Baby Contest. It was a close race, but our feathery Fawn won by a few votes over the Dynamic Duo, Braxton and Mackenzie. However, all our contestants will be featured in this as well as many other issues. If you think your kids are front cover worthy, follow us on Facebook and newsletters for upcoming contests. Can’t get enough of the daily buzz? Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linked In and YouTube. Subscribe to our free monthly newsletters. They’re interactive and fun, filled with more photos, articles, recipes and videos. Thank you for allowing us to serve this amazing community. We’ll see you around town! From the heart,

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A Word from Our Editor Contributors and OCM Staff Bios OCM Calendar of Events Great Recipes Good Laughs You’ve Been Snapped! OCM Cutest Baby Contestants Articles: Taming Your Teens The Flu Shot Didn’t Work? Try Something Alternative Women of Flower Mound are on the Go Set Your Goals for a Successful Year Some Call Them Super Heroes Is My Child Growing Normally? I Never Meant to be an Addict Chamber News Champions for Children Gala Tipping is a Reward for Good Service

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Bob Weir began a writing career about 15 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He went on to write and publish a total of seven novels. His books are available on Amazon. com and other online booksellers. He’s also a former newspaper editor and a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”

Eren Turner is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Executive Director of Youth and Family Counseling in Lewisville, a non-profit mental health agency serving Denton County.

Helen Chouinard is a Professional portrait artist with 25 years of enjoyable experience behind the camera.

Dr. Burton is a Pediatric Endocrinologist. She has been practicing medicine for the past 10 years and specializes in taking care of children with various endocrinological conditions including Type 1 Diabetes, Thyroid conditions, Pubertal Disorders, Growth Disorders and Adrenal Conditions. She now practices in Denton at Pediatric Endocrinology of North Texas.

Sandy Luedke is owner and founder of both Ideal Real Estate Group and Professional Business Networking (PBN). With 30 years of experience as a successful realtor in DFW, Sandy loves to share her knowledge with new and struggling real estate agents.

Dennis Song RPh, CHC is the only integrative pharmacist practitioner in the southern Denton County area. He has served his community for over 30 years and was named “Innovative Pharmacist by the Texas Pharmacy Association in 2003.

Jamie Augenstein White has lived in Flower Mound for 25 years and is the Event Specialist for Seven Loaves Catering & Events and 9 Social. She has been actively involved in the business community for over 8 years and is currently the President of the Women of Flower Mound. Mike Fickling is a retired firefighter/paramedic and a long-time writer, editor and publisher. He and his wife, Lori, are the owners of Keepsake Biographers, specializing in preserving family histories and writing custom biographies.

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Is My Child Growing Normally? It is important to be aware of what normal growth looks like throughout childhood and adolescence. Growth is a good reflection of a child’s overall health. Poor growth can be a sign of various medical conditions including hormonal imbalance, kidney problems, gastrointestinal illness, genetic or metabolic conditions. What is Normal Growth? • Normal growth is not just based on a child’s height, but also based on their growth velocity (inches of growth per year) • Children grow the fastest in the 1st year of life, up to 10 inches per year • Age 1-4 expected growth should be about 3-4 inches per year • Age 5 until puberty growth should be at least 2 inches per year • Once in puberty children may grow 3-5 inches per year What if my Child is Smaller than his/her Peers? • Growth is controlled by many factors including genetic and family factors as well as diet and nutrition • If mom and dad are shorter than average then it is more likely that the child will be shorter than average, family history plays a large part • Your child could be what is considered a “late bloomer” which would cause them to be delayed to start puberty and behind their peers, but they catch up later. Evaluation for this would require your Pediatrician to order a Bone Age (an X-ray of the Left Hand to look at the growth plates) • You need to make sure they are getting adequate nutrition and calories as this plays a large role in growth • Make sure your child visits their Pediatrician yearly for checkups, not

just sick visits so they can monitor growth regularly and ensure a normal growth velocity (amount of growth over a year) What can I do to ensure my Child is Growing Well? • Ensure good nutritional intake, picky eaters need to eat enough protein and calories every day • Sleep is critical, as children’s Growth Hormone levels peak while sleeping • Measure height every 6-12 months, best if done at Pediatrician’s office. School aged children should be growing at least 2 inches per year When Should My Child see a Specialist? • If your child’s height falls below the growth chart (less than the 3rd Percentile) consistently • If your child crosses 2 lines downward on the growth chart after the age of 2 years • If you child has not grown about 2 inches per year between the ages of 5-12 • If concerned about your child’s growth discuss with your Pediatrician, they may send you to a Growth Specialist, a Pediatric Endocrinologist for further evaluation

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As we start a new year I am reminded of what my mentors have engrained in me. I am not the totality of what I seek to accomplish. It is my actions that are my reality. Courageous and firm movement forward is the guiding light. The time is now, right now. It is not in a day that will never see a blazing dawn. With wide eyes I must stand up, step forward and embrace my destiny. In today’s world of immediate gratification, we must remember to pause and focus on the items that bring results. It is not enough that we have motion. In order to continue to be successful we must have positive gains. These gains will not happen by themselves and all the wishing in the world will not make them a reality. If something is not working then we must move. I like the analogy of a leaf on a tree. A gentle breeze will make the leaf sway back and forth; however, all the wind in the world will not cause the leaf to move unless it is so great as to separate the leaf from its branch, thus, causing movement. It is this movement that we must seek for ourselves and our business. Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently wrote, “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving.” One way you and/or your staff can create positive movement is to engage with one of our committees. Committee work can fuel your pas-

sion, build relationships, enhance credibility, highlight talent, provide a deeper understanding of the chamber and provide leadership skill development opportunities, which can all have a positive impact on your business. I encourage you and/or your staff to step forward and serve on one of our committees: Ambassadors Annual Awards Luncheon Annual Golf Classic Denton County Women Leading Business Conference and Expo Discover Local Business and Community Expo Government Affairs Leadership Lewisville Senior Service Alliance (SSA) Southern Denton County Business & Community Expo Women’s Division To learn more on how you can grow your business, please call me at 972-436-9571 or email me at Ray@lewisvillechamber.org. On behalf of our Board of Directors, members, and staff, thank you for investing in our award winning work. At Your Service, Ray Hernandez, IOM, President

Some call them Super Heroes; We call them our Ambassadors.

The Lewisville and Flower Mound Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors serve as a vital public relations segment of the Chamber. These business women and men execute goodwill calls in an effort to understand the needs of our current members. They also welcome new members, recruit new members to the Chamber, volunteer to assist staff at Chamber events, and serve as a representative of the Chamber throughout the community. As Chair of the Lewisville Ambassadors, I have seen positive growth and success in the last year. I, however, cannot take all the credit. I applaud the work of our four team leaders for helping to re-energize the program and encourage healthy competition among the Ambassador teams. Shay Westcott of Top Hat Cleaning, Jason Walter of the Cross Timbers Family YMCA, Lee Wise formerly of Action Coach, and Dan Irvin of National American University have done an outstanding job. I also want to recognize all of our Ambassadors. Their efforts in the community pave the way for the Chamber to thrive. Lewisville’s recent recognition as the Best Chamber in Denton County reflects the commitment of our Ambassadors to ensure a strong business community. Lewisville is currently seeking a few leaders to step forward and join us. If you want to be considered for this segment of the Lewisville Area Chamber’s work, stop by one of our upcoming meetings or schedule a one on one visit with a current Ambassador. Bill Collins

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I Never Meant to Be An Addict

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As I was walking into work today, a young man was sitting on the curb outside of our treatment center talking with a friend. I overheard him say that he had been smoking K2 and it had made him crazy. “I attacked my father and tore up my room. I am so sorry and don’t know if I can ever fix my relationship with my dad.” Last week a physician in our hospital asked my advice on a patient that had been smoking bath salts and was now kneeling zombie-like in the corner on one of the units. After two weeks and seven medication changes nothing seemed to help. This would not be the first case I have seen where a patient does not get better after smoking synthetic marijuana. This patient was a productive member of a local company who may never be the same after one encounter with a synthetic drug. The synthetic drugs were developed to provide a cheaper, non-detectable and legal alternative to drugs such as Ecstasy and Marijuana. The danger is that they are untested and we have no idea what the long term effects will be. Users never mean for the unthinkable to happen to them! DENNIS SONG, OWNER AND PHARMACIST When I was the director of Pharmacy Affairs for the FloriFlower Mound Pharmacy da Physician’s Recovery Network we conducted a survey of the As an independent Health Mart pharmacist, I can help you in many Flower Mound 500+ participants. It was common for a healthcare professional ways. I recognize that everyone has unique healthcare needs and Pharmacy concerns. That’s why I take the time to get to know you, not just as a to get a pain prescription for an injury which would then turn 1001 Cross Timbers Rd #1170, customer, but as a patient and a person. I take a proactive approach into a full blow addiction problem. Many of my conversations to supporting your health and wellness and providing counsel in your Flower Mound, TX 75028 times of need. As a clinically trained specialist, I am committed to prowith people in the program started out with, ‘I never meant to....”. P: 972-355-4614 viding personal service and care. The teenagers on probation that we see at our counseling cenFlowermoundpharmacy.com I am a true health resource that you and ter every day really hate that their life has gone off the track. They your family can trust. tell stories of friends who died from a drug overdose. These are examples of what drugs can do to lives. A company drug testing program can provide an intervention point for a good employee who, if seeks help early enough, can be salvageable. The costs are reasonable when compared to the replacement cost of a productive employee. The fact is, people don’t choose to be an addict and they often don’t recognize the effects the drug use is having on them, their families and DRUG TESTING COMPANY their employers. Having a drug free home, school and workplace can START TESTING TODAY! help minimize the impact of addiction. Increase Your Company’s Profitability

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Flower Mound Chamber Ready for 2015!

There is an exciting year ahead for the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce, as 2015 promises to be one of its busiest yet! The Chamber board, under the leadership of 2015 Chairman of the Board Ashley McClellan, CEO Medical Center of Lewisville, just completed its strategic planning retreat and has great plans for the New Year. As one of the longstanding and indispensable programs, the Ambassadors Committee serves as the welcoming arm of the Chamber. Ambassadors represent members at ribbon cuttings, which is one of the most important services we provide for new businesses in our community. In addition, our Ambassador program includes mentoring new and current members by walking them through various opportunities for involvement and for growing their business. The Chamber knows that a quality school district is vital to the growth of a community, and we are fortunate to have one of the best in Lewisville ISD. The Flower Mound Chamber Education Committee is partnering with the school district to provide ways for members to effectively share their area of expertise with students. Fostering this relationship helps not just the students, but the future of the business community, as well. Our Chamber honors a “School of the Month” and a “Student of the Month” at our monthly Chamber luncheons. This is a wonderful way to recognize our schools and students for their outstanding achievements. Quality development enhances quality of life, which is a priority for Flower Mound. We are seeing development that has been in the works for years come to fruition, and it’s exciting! In 2015, the Chamber welcomes speakers to share in-depth plans with the Economic Development Committee – a great area of involvement for members who like to be on the cutting edge of information. One of the Chamber’s longstanding programs, is our Leads Networking program. We kick off the year in our new location, Crossroads Bible Church at 8101 Justin Road, and continue to meet the second and

fourth Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Leads Networking is the perfect place for new members who are looking to meet other members and get plugged in quickly, and has also proven successful for long-time members who have incorporated it into their business marketing plans. The Chamber is known for its successful special events, and they continue to grow this next year, providing members with opportunities to get involved and promote their business – and have a great time doing both! The Annual Golf Classic is April 1 and is always a member favorite. Plus, we will continue with our new “Girls Gone Golfing”, nine hole tournament just prior to the Golf Classic! Our all-day leadership seminar, Leadercast, is May 8, offering high level motivational expertise in a live broadcast to our attendees. The annual Clay Shoot is scheduled again for Fall. And to finish strong in 2015, Fiesta Flower Mound is October 24! The New Year features new and exciting locations for Chamber After Five Mixers, a great time to get in a little networking. New Member Orientations continue, providing a broad overview of the Chamber and the programs and committees we have in place. It’s the perfect way to get a crash course in all things “Chamber.” Always one of the easiest ways to get out and meet people takes place at our monthly Chamber luncheons. Our great line up of speakers in 2015 will make you glad you are a part of this community and keep you in the know about all things related to this community and to your business. Watch for our membership directories, which hit the streets in February. These directories serve as a guide to the community for newcomers and prospective business owners, and provide an easy way to find your fellow chamber members. Our staff at the Flower Mound Chamber is ready to serve its members and is geared up for a great 2015! We are the Chamber that is on the move!

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The Flu Shot Didn’t Work? Try Something Alternative We read stories and cases of widespread flu epidemics in 2014/15 and a virulent strain of H3N2 influenza that the flu shot did not cover. Did the flu shot work this year? Even though the current strain that is going around may not be the exact match for the vaccine that is available, it is advised by the CDC (Center of Disease Control and Prevention) to get your flu shot. It is never too late to get immunized for the flu, since the flu season can extend to March and April in some years. It is our responsibility to our family and children to get immunized, not only for the flu shot, but for other diseases such as pertussis. Immunity is a community thing. This means that if everyone in our community got the flu shot we have what is called “herd immunity” so the flu virus is more likely to stay away. We offer natural alternatives to help you boost your immunity and can help you fight off the flu, such as vitamin D, elderberry concentrate and probiotics. One study showed taking high doses of vitamin D can be effective in helping treat upper respiratory infections, including the flu virus. Another study showed that if started within 48 hours of the onset of the flu, elderberry can help reduce the symptoms and duration of the flu. There are other therapeutic supplements that will help boost your immune system. SciMune is one combination that contains ingredients such as 1, 3-1,6 Beta Glucan, Echinacea, Quercetin and Green Tea extract. When selecting the appropriate immune boosting supplements, always consult your healthcare professional. At Flower Mound Pharmacy & Herbal Alternatives, we are the experts in this field. Please feel free to call or come and we can help you start an immune boosting regimen. Dennis Song RPh,CHC is a registered pharmacist who is certified in herbal and natural medicines. He has been in the Lewisville/Flower Mound community for over 30 years and is the only integrative pharmacist in the area.


Women of Flower Mound are on the Go!

By Jamie Augenstein White ot spring really is around the corner. The bluebonnets will soon be blooming and flip flops and shorts will be everywhere! It’s the time of year we all think of new beginnings (after our New Year’s resolutions are all forgotten) so let me help you with some new ideas for 2015! Let this be the year that you get involved in your community! There are many wonderful organizations that would welcome you and the Women of Flower Mound would be a great choice! WOFM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit club with a two-fold mission. WOFM is dedicated to raising money for scholarships for high school seniors bound for higher education and also supports local charities with their time and donations. Each meeting, which is the second Tuesday evening of month a local charity is chosen. Listed on WOFM’s website, prior to the meeting, are the needs of that particular charity. The members generously then bring items that are needed. There is also is a split the pot with the money being split between the winning member and the charity. Eren Turner, Director of Youth and Family Counseling, which was WOFM’s November charity commented, “It was just like Christmas receiving items that our organization needed!” Mark your calendars for Saturday evening February 21st for the sixth annual wine tasting event. It’s an extremely fun evening with

wines being blindly tasted at various stations. At the end of the evening the score cards are tallied up and the winning red and white wines are announced! The person or couple bringing the winning wines will take home a case of wine for their future enjoyment. This year the event will be held at Bridlewood’s Amenity Center. Everyone is invited! More details are on our website. In the spring a fabulous fashion show is held on a Saturday in either March or April featuring the latest fashions from local merchants. The Spring Fashion Show is a great event for mothers, daughters, and girlfriends to get together and enjoy a tasty luncheon, sip on a mimosa, bid on fun items at the silent auction and view the upcoming fashions for the spring. This is one of WOFM’s biggest fund raisers for the scholarships. The location will be announced shortly on our website! We are still in negotiations at the time of this printing! Easter sunrise service on the mound is unforgettable! Over 1400 residents attend this moving event and WOFM and the Summit Club hand out complimentary donuts and coffee. This year Easter is April 5th. WOFM always meets the second Tuesday of the month as mentioned previously, so mark your calendars for February 10th, March 10th, April 14th and May 12th now! We are a fun loving group of women with philanthropic hearts! JOIN US! And remember we do not discriminate by zip code! www.womenofflowermound.org

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Tipping is a Reward for Good Service

Recently, I was watching an early morning television show in which guests are interviewed and opinions are offered. The guest was a young woman who writes for one of those dining etiquette magazines. The subject was tipping and the writer opined that the “traditional” fifteen percent was a yesterday gratuity, proclaiming that 20 to 25% was the “expected” amount to be added to a restaurant bill these days. The hosts looked at each other incredulously and retorted that they might stretch to 20% for exceptional service, but anything beyond that was excessive. I couldn’t agree more. I’ve always been a generous tipper, but only when my service expectations are met. Several years ago, I was dining at an upscale restaurant in Dallas with my wife and a few other couples. After the usual round of cocktails, most of my friends ordered appetizers, but I declined. However, after eyeing one particularly mouth-watering dish being served to my brother, who was sitting next to me, I asked the waiter if it was too late for me to order the sumptuous looking delicacy. Naturally, it was intended to be a rhetorical question since diners often change their minds after seeing something they like. Therefore, I was stunned when the waiter snapped “Yes” and brusquely walked away from the table. The others at the table were equally astonished at such a rude display of customer service. My brother, who was about to call the guy back and complain, changed his mind when I reminded him that we should never argue with people who are handling our food. However, during the rest of the evening it was obvious that the server either hated his job, or just had a bad attitude toward everyone. If you’ve ever been in such a situation you know that an evening can be spoiled by such repugnant behavior. When the bill arrived I suggested to the others that we leave a ten percent tip, instead of the traditional 15%. Some argued, with good reason, that we should stiff the guy completely. Ultimately, the majority ruled that 10% was more than generous under the circumstanc-

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es. We left the table, still enjoying the camaraderie of good friends and the atmosphere of an elegant establishment. Yet, even that was short-lived because the waiter followed us to the door with the bill in his hand. As we were un-checking and donning our coats we were approached by this angry, resentful man, who was waving the leather-bound check holder at us and grousing bitterly. “I’m supposed to get at least fifteen percent!” he barked loudly enough to grab the attention of other diners, who began craning their necks to see what the fuss was about. Consequently, in addition to injecting irritation into our otherwise joyous evening, this disgruntled excuse for a waiter was adding embarrassment to the list of annoyances. It was unlikely that the other patrons knew the reason for the meager gratuity; hence, to them we may have appeared to be chiselers. It was the ultimate outrage! Not only did this guy irritate us during the meal, but now he had the audacity to make a public display of our response to his unpleasant conduct. I began to wish I had agreed with those who voted to give him zilch. By the way, the bill was about $500, which means we left him a 50 buck tip for practically ruining our night. Well, his verbal assault was met by a tongue-lashing from me, my brother and one of the women from our group. We told him that he was lucky to receive anything and reminded him that tipping is voluntary, based on good service. Nevertheless, with an incredible display of hubris, he maintained that he delivered the food to our table and that was all he was required to do. Someone from our group summoned the manager, who quickly pulled his obstreperous employee to the side and began to discretely admonish him. The still irate ingrate stormed away, undoubtedly to ruin the evening for other diners, as the proprietor apologized profusely for having such a business-destroying individual representing his establishment. I fully understand that mine was a rare case; still, it’s a good bet that I’m not the only one that has ever had such an experience. Webster’s defines gratuity as “a monetary gift, given voluntarily, as a reward for good service.” If we, as consumers, don’t adhere to that definition, how can we expect customer service to improve? The compulsion to tip, even for poor service, can be very intimidating. Nonetheless, rewarding bad behavior can only lead to an increase in churlish waiters who may soon demand to be paid even if they throw the food at you from the kitchen.


Set Your Goals for a Successful Year Have you made your New Year resolutions? Or have you already forgotten your new year’s resolutions? Don’t get me wrong, resolutions are great. But resolutions tend to be forgotten before Martin Luther King day (January 19th if you’re wondering). That’s why I’m a proponent of turning resolutions into written goals. It has been said that failure to plan is actually planning to fail. Each year I sit down in late December and put together my goals. I use the “S.M.A.R.T” method, which stands for: Specific – you have a clear picture of exactly what the outcome will be when you reach this goal. Measureable – you know exactly how you define successful completion. Attainable – the goal must be reachable but challenging. (I will make a million dollars this year is not attainable if you’ve never made over $50k in a year. It would be better to set a goal of $100K this year.) Rewarding – achieving the goal must be personally rewarding to you.

Timing – the goal must have a reasonable time frame for completion. When planning goals, you should also consider all areas of your life. Goals should be set for Family, Financial, Spiritual, Personal Development, Intellectual, and Health. Too much focus on one area is how we have unbalanced lives leading to less satisfaction with the goals that are reached. One of the most important aspects of goal setting is to write your goals down and refer to them often. By writing your goals down you are more: • Organized. Set goals once a week, plan a day and time. • Able to measure your progress. • Competent to increase your effectiveness. • Capable to save time. • Likely to improve communication with your family or loved ones. • Proficient at increasing your enthusiasm for your future. • Focused. By setting and writing out your goals you have a road map for a successful year.

French Toast Roll Ups Author: Adapted by MadeFromPinteres. net Ingredients • 8 slices white sandwich bread, I used the multi-grain white bread from Costco • Peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese, jam, nutella or cookie butter! • 2 eggs • 3 tablespoons milk • 1/3 cup sugar • 1 teaspoon cinnamon • Butter for your fry pan • Maple Syrup for dipping, if desired Instructions 1. Cut the crust from the bread and then flatten it with a rolling pin. 2. Place about a teaspoon of each of your

chosen filling, placing it an inch from one end of the bread. Spread this out in a strip but don’t cover your whole piece of bread. Roll the bread up and repeat until they’re all filled. 3. Combine your sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish and set aside. 4. Whisk your eggs and milk in a dish, and dip the roll up into this mixture 5. Melt your butter on your skillet or griddle which should be set on medium heat. 6. Place your roll ups on your hot buttered griddle and cook all sides until golden brown. 7. When browned, remove from the griddle and place in the cinnamon sugar. Generously coat with sugar. 8. You can dunk these in maple syrup if you can get them to last that long!


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20 Minute Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta Ingredients •1/2 pound angel hair •2 tablespoons olive oil •5 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced •2 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes •1 cup loosely packed basil, roughly chopped •3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning •1/2 cup grated parmesan, plus more for garnish Instructions 1.Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add in a good handful of salt. Add pasta. Cook aldente or until pasta is slightly undercooked. Using tongs remove pasta from water into a colander. Reserve cooking liquid. 2.While pasta is cooking, add garlic and olive oil to a very large skillet. Turn the heat on medium and cook until garlic becomes soft, about two minutes. 3.Turn the heat to a medium-high and add tomatoes and salt. Cook two minutes. 4.Add 1/2 cup of starchy cooking liquid leftover from pasta. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer for five minutes — the tomatoes should be starting to burst. If they haven’t gently push on them using the back of a wooden spoon. You only want about half to burst. Add pasta, cook another two minutes. 5.Turn the heat off, add basil and parmesan cheese. Toss to coat. If needed add more starchy pasta water. 6.Season to taste with salt and pepper. 7.Serve with extra grated parmesan cheese.

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Taming Your Teens By Eren Turner The teenage years can be difficult to navigate. At Youth and Family Counseling, we work frequently with families that are trying to have smooth communication and interactions. While peace in the home may not be possible 100% of the time, there are important tips to consider that can improve the parent-teen relationship. 1. Choose Your Battles –Power struggles are a common occurrence in families, but we encourage parents to choose their battles wisely, as not every situation is worth an argument. Teens need the opportunity to make some of their own decisions, so allow them the chance when it comes to issues like fashion and hair. If you permit their input on these subjects, then you are better able to set important limits for things like alcohol use or school attendance. 2. Let Your Children Do for Themselves –Some parents struggle with allowing their kids to fail, whether it’s on a test or at an activity. It is important, however, for children to learn from mistakes and to develop their self-esteem by succeeding on their own. As your children get older, they need more responsibilities, both at home and at school, even if they will not be able to complete tasks perfectly. Allowing your teen the opportunity to practice skills will help him or her to improve on them, while also creating a feeling of accomplishment. 3. Stay Connected –Though they may not act like it, teens still crave connection with their parents. Find opportunities to spend time one-on-one with each child. Your teen will be more likely to share things with you during these times, and it will keep the parent-child bond strong. For additional help with parenting or other family issues, contact Youth and Family Counseling at (972)724-2005 or www.youthandfamilycounseling.org.

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Hawaiian Grilled Cheese

2. On non buttered side of bread Ingredients place the shredded cheese, then the • 2 slices of bread • 3 slices of pineapple, fresh orcanadian bacon, pineapple, and top with the other slice of bread, butcanned tered side facing up. • 3 slices canadian bacon • shredded Monterey Jack cheese 3. Cook sandwich on stove top on a griddle or frying pan. Once bread • butter is toasted on one side flip the sand• oregano and parsley wich to toast the other side. Cook on a low heat to allow the cheese Instructions 1. Butter one side of each slice of to melt while the bread is toasting. ENJOY! bread and sprinkle with parsley and oregano to taste

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