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30,050 cases of child abuse were investigated and proved in the state of

Illinois in 2013 8,483 of these cases were in Cook County alone

 

 
 
 
  
 
Red Velvet Cake Recipe
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened, cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or canola
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-2 oz. red food coloring, depends how deep you want the color
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • ½ cup plain hot coffee, prepared (don't skip this ingredient)
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Grease and flour 2 9-inch round cake pans. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.
  5. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring until combined.
  6. Stir in the coffee and white vinegar.
  7. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined. (Batter will be thin)
  8. Pour the batter evenly into each pan.
  9. Bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it. Do not over bake as cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  10. Let pans cool on a cooling rack until the pans are warm to the touch.
  11. Slide a knife or offset spatula around the inside of the pans to loosen the cake from the pan.
  12. Gently remove the cakes from the pan and let them finish cooling. (The warm cake will be very delicate)
  13. Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely.
 
~TIPS~
Be sure to not overbake! Check the cake at 30 minutes as some ovens run really hot.
Cakes are really moist and you may need to refrigerate them to firm them up before stacking and frosting.

 

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Christmas

 

Prayer

DEAR INFANT JESUS
IN A SHORT TIME
YOU WILL COME
TO VISIT US
AND YOUR HOLY, DIVINE COMING
IS FULL OF PEACE, JOY AND LOVE
FOR ME AND EVERYONE.
OUR HEARTS ARE FULL OF YOUR LOVE
IN OUR DAILY LIFE.
DEAR JESUS PLEASE HELP
ALL YOUR DEVOTEES
AROUND THE WORLD.
THANKS MY DEAR L O R D.
Ezio and Aurora Ippoliti
Via Stella, 1
84060 ORRIA (SA) ITALY

http://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=2909

 

  
 

                                                

Guns

Keep guns unloaded, locked away, and safely out of reach.We need to take extra precautions when kids are in an environment where guns are present.    

The Hard Facts

It is estimated that about one third of households with childrens ages 18 and under have a gun in the home.  

Top Tips

  1. Store guns in a locked location, unloaded, out of the reach and sight of children.
  2. Store ammunition in a separate locked location, out of the reach and sight of children.
  3. Keep the keys and combinations hidden.
  4. When a gun is not in its lock box, keep it in your line of sight.
  5. Make sure all guns are equipped with effective, child-resistant gun locks.

 

  
 

 

Burns and Scalds

Don't carry or hold a child while cooking at the stove.The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for adults and kids alike. Here are a few simple steps to keep your little chef safe from potential burns, whether in the kitchen, around a fireplace or in any other part of your home.

The Hard Facts

In 2013, more than 126,035 children across the country, including more than 67,000 children 4 and under, were injured due to a fire or burn and treated in emergency rooms.

Top Tips

  1. Don’t carry or hold a child while cooking on the stove. Instead, move a high chair in the kitchen within reach or sight before you start. Then talk to your children so they know what’s going on. It’s a great way to spend time together.
  2. With everything going on, we know the water heater is the last thing on your mind. But a small adjustment can give you one less thing to worry about. To prevent accidental scalding, set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or the manufacturer’s recommended setting.
  3. Kids love to reach, so to prevent hot food or liquid spills, simply use the back burner of your stove and turn pot handles away from the edge. Keep hot foods away from the edge of your counters.
  4. Make a habit of placing matches, gasoline and lighters in a safe place, out of children’s reach. Avoid novelty lighters or lighters that look like toys.

Learn More

Don’t get burned. Learn more about how to keep children safe from burns and scalds

 

  
 

Fire Safety Checklist 2016

 

 

 

Carbon Monoxide

Install a carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home.Fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly. But they also underscore an important necessity in the home: the need for a carbon monoxide alarm.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can result from faulty furnaces or other heating appliances, portable generators, water heaters, clothes dryers, or cars left running in garages. At its worst, carbon monoxide can cause severe side effects or even death.

Young children are especially vulnerable to the effects of carbon monoxide because of their smaller bodies. Children process carbon monoxide differently than adults, may be more severely affected by it, and may show signs of poisoning sooner.  Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, nausea and drowsiness.

The Hard Facts

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that you cannot see, taste or smell. In 2009, poison control centers reported more than 3,551 cases of carbon monoxide exposure in children 19 and under.

Top Tips

  1. Make sure your home has a carbon monoxide alarm. As with smoke alarms, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home, especially near sleeping areas, and keep them at least 15 feet away from fuel-burning appliances.
  2. Carbon monoxide alarms are not substitutes for smoke alarms, and vice versa. Combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are available.
  3. Don’t use a grill, generator or camping stove inside your home, garage or near a window.
  4. If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Don’t leave a car, SUV or motorcycle engine running inside a garage.
  5. If using gasoline-powered devices, store gasoline in a locked location where children cannot access it. Keep only small quantities in an approved container that has child safety features.
  6. Keep gasoline away from any source of heat, spark or flame. Even common household appliances such as water heaters and clothes dryers can start a gasoline fire. Be sure to store your gasoline away from anything that could ignite it.

 

  
 

       

 

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