Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year's Eve

Happy New Year’s Eve from North Seattle Orthodontics!  Have a wonderful and safe evening saying farewell to 2015.  We certainly hope it was a very good year for you and yours!

Leap Seconds

Did you know? There are occasional "Leap Seconds" added to the official year. We will spare you the detail on those, except to say it helps to correct minor variations.  So today, December 31, 2015, the folks who maintain the official time for the planet, will add an extra second to the day.  Make the most of your extra second!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

PB&J Muffins


Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup Smucker’s® Creamy Natural Peanut Butter, stirred
OR 1 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup Smucker’s® Seedless Strawberry Jam or Smucker’s® Strawberry Preserves
1/4 cup sugar


  • HEAT oven to 375ºF.  Spray muffin pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Stir together flour, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
  • Add milk, eggs, 2/3 cup sugar, peanut butter and oil to bowl. Combine ingredients on low speed of electric mixer, just until moistened. Do not over beat.
  • FILL prepared muffin cups evenly with half of the batter.
  • Place 2 level teaspoons jam or preserves in the center of each muffin.
  • Evenly divide remaining batter between muffin cups. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool in pan 5 minutes.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Coat Drive

This Winter NSO will be collecting coats, blankets and warm clothing in all sizes for Penelope's Coats. Please drop off your donations in the donation box in our lobby anytime. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Braces Friendly Recipe

So cute and a fun way to celebrate winter with a cold snack!
  1. Take just ripened bananas cut them in half, and freeze them. Leave the peels on, they will help preserve the color of your bananas; and be sure to seal them in a freezer safe bag.
  2. When you are ready to make your Penguins simply pull out a half cup of semi-sweet melting morsels, some candy eyes (from the local grocer's baking aisle), and some orange chocolate candy pieces.
  3. With the banana halves frozen, peel them and gently dunk them in the melted chocolate (like the photo), rolling softly side by side to create the 'tuxedo' effect.
  4. Optional, you can use Popsicle sticks if you want!
  5. Place your eyes and 'beak' on the soft melted chocolate, then drizzle a little dollop at the base and place your 'feet.' Make sure to keep your Penguins frozen until you're ready to serve them, eat them as fresh as possible from the freezer!
Recipe adapted from