Okay, when it comes to holidays Women’s Equality Day isn’t one of the best known! But it is the anniversary of the day that the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote was added to the Constitution in 1920. It is amazing to me to think that less than 100 years ago many women in this country could not vote.
The start of the Women’s Rights movement is traced back to a convention in Seneca Falls NY in 1848. Now the Women’s Rights National Historic Park is on the site where the convention was held. I was in Seneca Falls a few weeks ago and stopped by the National Park for a quick visit.
Pizza makes an good family dinner, because it is not only quick to make it is cost effective too. But always serving cheese pizza is boring, so I like to change it up with some different toppings. A few weeks ago I made Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, and the family loved it!
This morning I had the chance to get a behind the scenes look at the New York State Fair! The Fair officially opens tomorrow (and runs August 25 – September 5), but I got a sneak peak at some of the additions and changes.
And there are a lot of changes this year, because the state paid for a huge upgrade of the fair grounds. The changes start at the front gate, with a brand new arched gateway. The traffic patterns were also redesigned to make the entryway less crowded and safer for pedestrians. I was told it looks amazing at night since it is wired for LED light shows too!Continue Reading
The upcoming movie Queen of Katwe is based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from Uganda, who introduced to the game of chess by Robert Katende, a former missionary and soccer coach. Phiona pursues her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Disney has released a new TV Spot highlighting Phiona’s improbable journey to become a champion. Check it out!Continue Reading
It is almost time for the Great New York State Fair! Two lucky winners will win 3 New York State Fair tickets each by entering this giveaway. Simply tweet me @annesramblings on Twitter and tell me why you want to go the NY State Fair this year. Use the tag #ATTGoPhone to enter for your chance to win!
One of the best things about summer is all the fresh and tasty vegetables that are available. Being able to eat vegetables right after they are picked is amazing. I belong to a CSA to make sure I get plenty of fresh local vegetables every week, and a few times this summer I have received leafy green arugula, which I used to make this Arugula & Sausage Pasta Skillet.
Arugula is a leafy green vegetable with a spicy peppery taste that stands out more than the greens I usually cook with like spinach. I have tried it in salads, but I especially like it cooked, and it goes perfectly with Italian flavors like spicy sausage and tomatoes.Continue Reading
Chicken Parmigiana is an Italian dish that my kids love – but it is not one that I make at home. It is difficult to get it just right, and there are so many great Italian restaurants around town that we just order it when we are out. But these Slow Cooker Chicken Parmigiana Sandwiches are easy to make at home, and feature the same Italian flavors.
Of course these aren’t authentic, but they sure are tasty! The chicken is not breaded and fried, so this dinner is a lower calories than traditional Chicken Parmigiana too. I love dinners like this that I can put in the crock pot in the morning and know that everything will be ready when I get home. With a simple salad this is a complete and tasty dinner for the whole family.Continue Reading
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