Orange Marmalade Recipe

How to make delicious Orange Marmalade via @PagingSupermom

I have two orange trees in my backyard here in Arizona, and as they’ve matured, we have been blessed with more and more oranges… this year, more than we could eat and give away. I decided I should try making marmalade and don’t know why I never thought of it before — such a great way to preserve our oranges. My orange marmalade recipe is so delicious and fairly easy. It thickens up all on its own without store-bought pectin… I promise! (The lemon helps in that process.)

How to make delicious Orange Marmalade via @PagingSupermom

I ended up combining two recipes that I found online and had great success. My brother LOVES this marmalade and says that eating it on good toast with peanut butter seriously takes it to the next level. You can cut your peels smaller than suggested and experiment with sugar amounts depending on how bitter you like your marmalade. Give it a try, you will feel so accomplished with yourself!

How to make delicious Orange Marmalade via @PagingSupermom

How to make delicious Orange Marmalade via @PagingSupermom

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TV, ALT & Snow!

How to Have an Arizona Snow Day via @PagingSupermom

This is going to be a busy week for me. Today I’m headed down to the local NBC studio to appear on Arizona Midday at 12:30 pm — I’m sharing some fun ideas for an AZ Snow Day. Then later this week I get to see the real white stuff up in Salt Lake City, where I’m speaking at ALT Summit. I’ll be sharing tips for how to work with traditional media. It’s been fun to dig through some of my old college notes — I studied public relations and journalism at BYU.

Round Up of Snowy Fun from @PagingSupermom

As for snow, obviously we don’t get much here in Phoenix so we have to MAKE it snow! In fact, snow and ice are such a rarity that a few weeks ago, when the temperature dipped below freezing during the night, my kids brought big chunks of ice found on their outdoor toys and insisted that we bag it up to save. I’m pretty sure it’s still sitting in the freezer. Then we used our shaved ice machine to make snow. That works well, but I realize shaved ice machines might be hard to come by, so here are some other fun ideas to make believe with snow…

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Cereal Bird Feeder

Cute, simple bird feeder made from Cheerios -- no mess and the kids would love it. via @PagingSupermom

Throwing bread to the ducks, the classic peanut butter on a pinecone rolled in seed, that bright red juice the hummingbirds like — there are lots of ways to feed birds, but none are as mess-free and straight forward as this cereal bird feeder.

No mess bird feeder made from Cheerios -- no mess and the kids would love it. via @PagingSupermom

We shared how to make this clever bird feed in this month’s issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine. All you need is a bowl full of Cheerios and pipe cleaners to whip this up.

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