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width="300"When kids come home from school, where do they usually go first? To the kitchen, of course! They are starved. They want something – anything- that is ready to eat, right?

Kids need a jolt of nutrition at this time of day. It helps if moms and kitchens are ready for the burst of activity when they come home. Kids want to know “Where’s the food?”!

Here are 3 how-to’s that can set the stage for encouraging your children to snack smart without any lectures about healthy foods from you:

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Filed under Cooking and kids, Healthy food practices, Nutrition tips, Recommendations

Need help in getting kids to control their sugar habit?

Getting the sugar intake under control is important for health reasons as well as weight control.

Here are simple techniques you can use to help children cut down on their sugar consumption and put them on the road to looking and feeling great.

Stock cabinets and refrigerator with fruits and vegetables instead of chips, cookies, and candies. As the expression goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.”

Start your kids off with a good breakfast. This means having foods with more nutrition than a bagel or bran muffin, such as, for example, a vegetable omelet, oatmeal with chopped almonds, and fresh fruit.

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Can’t wait for you to see one of our author’s new books: How Rabbit Became the Easter Bunny by Bob Bohlken.

This book tells the story of how the rabbit and colored eggs became a part of the Easter celebration. Children ages 3 to 10 can follow along this journey as the Wiseman searches for a special way to celebrate Christ‘s resurrection and the rebirth of spring. This rebirth is a celebration of new life, forgiveness, peace, and love.

Find out why the rabbit is the ideal animal to express the love and hope of Easter. This book will enlighten your children as they prepare for Easter and its celebration.

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After reading Sandra Beckwith’s email about “Blogging when you write children’s books” I searched for the book mentioned, Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking by Vivian Kirkfield. The title sounded very familiar and I was quite sure I had it. And I did – an autographed print copy at that!

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With the start of the New Year I want to introduce some of the different ways our books help families. I started writing and publishing books to help families with their food choices and then added other books and resources to help promote family well-being through healthy living.

From the beginning, the goal was to prepare foods in season, such as what to do with all those apples. Now there are three cookbooks on ways to prepare apples. Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids is the latest. Open apple pie puff pastry with ice cream

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Learning to Listen with Significant Others by Bob Bohlken, Ph.D.

Learning effective listening skills is critical in building personal relationships. This point was clearly brought out in my recent interview with Dr. Robert Bohlken, Ph.D. in discussing his new book, Learning to Listen with Significant Others.

An expert in the field of listening, Dr. Bohlken provides guidance in understanding and improving listening behaviors. Listening is key to all effective communication. Without this ability to listen effectively, communication will break down and the message will be misunderstood or lost.

I asked Dr. Bohlken what inspired him to write the book.

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Do you ever read the book reviews on Amazon before ordering a book? Many people want to view what others think about the book before buying it.

Earlier I requested reviews for our latest cookbook, Cooking in the Midwest – A Collection of Favorite Recipes from the Heartland. It is a new book in need of reviews. I reached out to you and you may be thinking, “OK, how do I write a review and do they even matter?”

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Have you ever had a business cycle motivation problem? Wheels spin but not much forward progress? That’s the way I’m feeling as I’ve been in a writing slump lately. I’m wondering whether it is the rainy days, the sunny days, or just the fact it is Woman in Office with Paperworksummer. I’ve found it hard to motivate myself to get work done. That’s the problem with being in business as an entrepreneur. Nobody says what needs to get done nor when to do it.

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Filed under Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Holidays, Test your knowledge

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Cooking terms used in recipes and methods of cooking have changed throughout history. Our American forefathers would marvel at foods heated and/or cooked in a matter of seconds. The term barbequing was still non-existent, but they knew about outdoor cooking and grilling.

One of the first lessons in the cooking course of the Fannie Farmer 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book was “The Making and Care of a Fire“. Many of the American cooking terms, methods, and recipes in this turn of the century standby may seem foreign to present day cooks.

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Filed under Cookbooks, Free Offer, Recipes, Recommendations, Regional food

Cooking_Midwest_WEBI’m excited to announce a new regional community cookbook just published: Cooking in the Midwest – A Collection of Favorite Recipes from the Heartland by Nancy Lantz.

What foods immediately come to mind when you think of the Midwest?

It’s considered the “breadbasket of the nation” so you know much of the basic food eaten comes from this section of the country. It includes Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Illinois and Indiana.

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