Rosie's Corner

Rosie's Corner

Welcome to Rosie’s Corner, a space dedicated to union women!
Women are now the majority in our local union, composing 56 percent of our membership.

In recognition, each issue of our magazine will include information about women’s issues on this dedicated page.
Subjects will include working moms, the wage gap, child care issues, women’s health and
domestic violence, among other topics, as well as easy recipes
and fun features.
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Always on the go - Ways to deal with stress

We live in a society that demands action. We’re always on the go — getting the kids ready for school, getting to work, getting home, getting dinner — and then we do it all over again the next day. Sometimes we feel as if we’re running on a hamster wheel. The stress of it all can affect our moods, our relationships and our physical health.

How about slowing down for a minute?
Do you have a window in front of you? Take a moment to look outside and enjoy the light coming in or the stars shining bright.
Maybe you’re drinking a cup of coffee. Here’s an opportunity to enjoy the smell of your favorite holiday creamer and feel the warm steam on your face.
This is especially important as we begin the holiday season, which amplifies our everyday stressors and complicates our lives with new ones.
At this time of year, we become even more obsessed with making everyone else happy. We buy budget-busting gifts, put up decorations, send out greeting cards, host holiday parties and put up with relatives we’d rather not deal with during the rest of the year.
And sometimes we feel stress about being denied the happiness we see in others. Maybe we are alone or miss the presence of a loved one.Aside from taking some valuable “me time,” we can keep in mind that it is perfectly fine to not be perfect. And don’t be shy about asking for a hug when you need one!

Here is a stress-free recipe for an easy dough that can be transformed into four different cookies:

4-in-1 Cookie Dough
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened 3⁄4 cup (11⁄2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 21⁄4 cups flour 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
beat cream cheese, butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. cover.
Proceed to make your favorite cookie:
Pinwheel Cookies (Makes about 5 dozen cookies, 1 cookie per serving) Divide dough in half. Add 2 sq. melted semi-sweet baking chocolate to one half of dough; mix until well blended. Divide each half into 2 equal parts. (You should have 2 white & 2 chocolate pieces). roll 1 of the white and 1 of the chocolate dough pieces each into 10X8-in. rectangle on floured surface. place rolled-out chocolate dough onto rolled-out white dough and press gen- tly to form even layer. starting from the short side, roll up dough tightly to form a log; wrap with plastic wrap. repeat with remaining dough. refrigerate 1 hr.
preheat oven to 350° F. cut dough into 1⁄4-in. thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. bake 10 to 12 min. or until lightly browned.
Sugar Cookie Cut-outs (Makes about 3 1⁄2 dozen cookies, 1 cookie per serving) preheat oven to 350° F. roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness on lightly floured surface. cut into assorted shapes using 3-in. cookie cutters. place on greased baking sheets.
bake 10 to 12 min. or until edges begin to brown. transfer cookies to wire rack; immediately press about 1⁄2 tsp. crushed Life saver candies onto each hot cookie. cool completely on rack.
Pecan bars (Makes about 5 dozen bars, 1 bar per serving)
preheat oven to 350° F. press dough firmly onto bottom of ungreased 15x 10x1-inch baking pan. bake for 20 min. or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, combine 2 eggs, 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup light corn syrup, 1⁄4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter and 1 tsp. vanilla until well blended. stir 3 cups chopped pecans. spread evenly onto warm crust. bake an additional 20-25 min. or until topping is firm around the edges and slightly soft in the center. cool completely. cut into 60 bars.
Thumbprint Cookies (Makes about 5 dozen cookies, 1 cookie per serving) Add 1 cup finely chopped pecans. refrigerate 30 min.
preheat oven to 350° F. shape dough into 1-in. balls. place on ungreased baking sheets. indent centers. bake 10 min. Fill each cookie with about 1 tsp. of your favorite preserves. continue baking 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown.

Fun Fact about Rosie the Riveter:
Rosie symbolized women’s contribution to the war effort. real-life rosies filled factory positions while men were away (the number of American working women grew by 50 percent in four years), proving that we could excel at a “man’s job.”

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