Smoothies for Springtime

By Katie Giffin With springtime knocking at our doors, what better way to celebrate the incoming warm weather than with a fresh and energizing fruit smoothie. Here are some of my favorite smoothie recipes. Blend these ingredients together in the order they are listed and enjoy! Sunburst Smoothie  1/3 cup of  frozen papaya 1/3 cup of frozen mandarin oranges 1/3 cup of frozen pineapple 2/3 cup … Continue reading Smoothies for Springtime

5 of the Cutest Easter Movies to Watch this Holiday Season

By: Chelsea Cozad Hop (2011) Start mixing the food coloring, hard boiled the eggs, and flip on the TV to this adorable spin on the tale of the Easter Bunny. Hop tells the story of the teenage son of the Easter Bunny, E.B., who wants to change his path and pursue a career as a drummer in a rock’n’roll band. He travels to Hollywood and … Continue reading 5 of the Cutest Easter Movies to Watch this Holiday Season

4 Tips For Staying Motivated

by Katie Giffin By now the optimism of January has faded into cold reality (both literally and figuratively), and the reason why most of us don’t set New Year’s goals is coming back in blinding clarity: New Year’s resolutions are most often never kept. The vague goals of “being more healthy” and “taking more risks” have dissolved back into eating entire pizzas while binge-watching The … Continue reading 4 Tips For Staying Motivated

Spectacular Spaghetti Squash Recipe

By: Chelsea Cozad Cold weather calls for hot and inviting meals. Soups, stews, chili are all too common. Try something different, like this yummy recipe for spaghetti squash, to warm up during the winter months. Ready in 1 hr 15 min. Ingredients: 2-3 lb spaghetti squash ⅛ cup of vegetable oil ⅛ cup of olive oil Salt Pepper Vegetables, meats, and cheeses of your choice … Continue reading Spectacular Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Simple Ways To Feel Better – Faster

by Katie Giffin It’s mid-February and by now we’ve all heard the same old advice for staying healthy–wash your hands, eat super foods, take lots of vitamins, avoid human contact as much as possible–but what do you do if you already have the crud? Here are some tips if you’re battling sickness and you don’t have the time to curl up at home. Yoga Believe … Continue reading Simple Ways To Feel Better – Faster

Unique Hanukkah Traditions

by Lauren Redfern The evening of December 12 marked the start of Hanukkah for those of Jewish culture. The Jewish holiday lasts for 8 days and nights. Also known as the Festival of Lights, the ancient story goes like this: after a group of Jews took back the temple, they found only enough oil there to light the temple for one night. Miraculously, the oil … Continue reading Unique Hanukkah Traditions

Bellbrook’s Top 20 Christmas Songs

by Lauren Redfern The  Christmas season brings decorations, food, presents, traditions and music. Many people enjoy Christmas themed music so much, that it is all they listen to during December. With help from the 2017-2018 Yearbook Staff,  we created a Top 20 Christmas Song Playlist. Next time you are cuddled up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate, turn on some … Continue reading Bellbrook’s Top 20 Christmas Songs

How to Make Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

by Lauren Redfern The holiday season is in full swing and with the holidays comes delicious food. Instead of taking the usual veggie tray to the annual party consider making Gingerbread Cookies that all your friends will love. Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup molasses 1 egg 5 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground … Continue reading How to Make Chewy Gingerbread Cookies