The Comprehensive Disney Timeline

Tiana from The Princess and the Frog (1926), as illustrated by Claire "Shoomlah" Hummel.

While discussing the Frozen-Tarzan connection theory with the other contributors at GeekDad, I came up with the notion of pinning down when each Disney movie may have taken place. The result is the Ultimate Disney Timeline.

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Original New York Seltzer

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I’m not nostalgic for much about the ’80s; the graphic design and fashion trends were hideous, the music was largely disposable, the movies often forgettable, but there were some great things about the ’80s. One of those was Original New York Seltzer, a delicious and refreshing beverage that seemed to suddenly vanish from the market sometime in the early ’90s.

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Take the Cannoli Dip

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There were two cannolis in the fridge. Every time I opened the refrigerator, I saw them in the clear plastic takeout package that our tenants brought home two weeks ago. Taunting me. And for two weeks I have craved cannolis.

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Explore the California Missions

Visiting a mission with your children provides an opportunity to step back in time and experience the history of California. Most of the missions display art and historical artifacts, and many have living history and other special events.

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Chocolate Mint Protein Bars

So, I have another great recipe for you which comes from Portland-based blogger and awesome daughter, Ashley MacQuarrie. When my children were small, they frequently were told that “chocolate is not a breakfast food” in response to their requests for chocolatey cereals from the grocery store. I’m so glad Ashley found a way to make chocolate a reasonable choice for breakfast, or any meal, and this series would be incomplete without it.

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The Best Movies You Never Heard Of – Part 2

Last week we took a look at eight forgotten movies that we like and wanted to share with you. This week we have eight more.

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Meatloaf with Bacon and Barbecue Sauce

I think a good meatloaf is not too dry, not too soft and most importantly, does not have bell peppers. I tried to make this in my slow cooker a while back, but the results were too soft, I couldn’t make a decent cold meatloaf sandwich with the leftovers. And cold meatloaf sandwich is surely one of life’s small pleasures.

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Oatmeal Masks for Beautiful Skin

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As I was looking for ways to use up my 3 pounds of oatmeal, of course, I made a face mask. While I relaxed covered in my oats, I decided to see if there was any research to back up oatmeal’s reputation.

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Cherry Chocolate Granola

Our local community center gives away food donated by local supermarkets and I picked up a 3 pound bag of oats when I was there recently. The bag was faded, battered, and taped, but I was intrigued by the challenge, so when I got home, I searched for ways to use up 3 pounds of oats before they were truly unusable. I used those oats for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even as a facial product! First, I made Cherry Chocolate Granola.

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Maple Bacon Oatmeal

This one is really more of a serving suggestion. You don’t really need a recipe for oatmeal – just follow the directions on your oatmeal container, then add bacon.

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