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Archive for November, 2010...

Filed under Books, Cooking and kids, Food patterns and eating habits, Recommendations, Special Offer

New Learning Through Cooking Activities e-book by Amy Houts is now available on Amazon. This guide helps parents and others who work with children use food to teach children important concepts. The activities in the book are organized so that early childhood teachers can use them as part of their curriculum.

There are many concepts that can be taught through cooking activities. These include math and science principles, cooperation and sharing, using all 5 senses to enjoy food experience, classifying colors, identifying shapes, teaching good nutrition concepts, and so much more.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Filed under Books, Character building, Cookbooks, Gifts, Holidays, Recipes, Regional food, Special Offer
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All of our children’s books purchased between now and December 10 can be autographed upon request. Authors will be happy to sign their books. Children love to “get to know” the author. This includes the following books:

The Littlest Christmas Kitten
Cooking Around the Country With Kids: USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities
Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun
Listening to the Mukies and Their Character Building Adventures

See more info about them at http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

Thinking Christmas!

Lee Jackson
Images Unlimited Books
Books for children, families and parenting professionals
http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, November 29th, 2010

Filed under Food Safety, Holidays
Thanksgiving Feast

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Enjoy your feast tomorrow – remember to keep it safe.

  • Always keep hot foods hot – above 140 degrees and cold foods cold, below 40 degrees F.
  • Don’t partially cook meat, poultry or fish and complete the cooking the next day.
  • Best to bake the stuffing separate from the turkey.
  • Refrigerate leftovers promptly and reheat to at least 165 degrees F.
  • If eating at a restaurant and want to take left-overs home, refrigerate within two hours.
  • Be especially careful when taking home meats, egg products and dairy foods as these foods become easily infected with bacteria.
Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Filed under Books, Gifts

Christmas is right around the corner, and our team is full of holiday cheer. With the Giving Season upon us, now is the perfect time to order children’s books as gifts for the young ones on your list. And as mentioned, we are offering free shipping on the children’s Christmas book, The Littest Christmas Kitten from now until the 25th of THIS MONTH. These books can be ordered from www.imagesunlimitedpub.com now. While you are there at the site, take a look at other books perfect for children, cooks and apple lovers, parents and families.

Perfect for the holidays!

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Filed under Books, Gifts, Special Offer

The Littlest Christmas Kitten is the Nativity story as told by the cat families down through the ages. Children 2 to 10 can almost feel the restless anticipation of the animals and the worried concerns of the mother cat for her little lost kitten.

The illustrator, Kelly Dupre, uses wonderfully bold wood-cut drawings to vividly portray the night Jesus is born.

Many parents have told me how their children read and re-read (or want it read) night after night.

To make it a little easier for you to have this book for your children, we are offering Free shipping until Black Friday, November 25. Orders can be placed by clicking here.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, November 15th, 2010

Filed under Books, Recommendations

Recently I wrote about being extra busy. It seems I never have enough time to do everything I  want to do. Does that sound familiar?

This is why I am anxious to read In Praise of Slowness by Carl Honoré, on how people are discovering energy and efficiency where it is least expected – in slowing down. According to Scholastic‘s website “You Are What You Read”, it is one of the five books that most influenced Arianna Huffington, a nationally syndicated columnist and author and co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.

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Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Friday, November 12th, 2010

Filed under Good thoughts
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It’s been a busy week – but aren’t they all? I’m the outgoing local hospital auxiliary president and have been working on completing the program of work.

Our auxiliary has had an active year. There have been lots of fund-raisers for the hospital, volunteering at the gift shop, and some travel.

I just came back from an enlightening convention of our Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (MAHA) at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. One of the highlights was hearing the talk, “Leaving Your Imprint on the World Through Volunteerism” by JoAnn Contorno, a motivational speaker and author. She is a spirited and dynamic speaker, somewhat like Erma Bombeck. She really pumped us up – and made us laugh – what good medicine that is!

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Filed under Food patterns and eating habits, Healthy food practices, Recommendations
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I have written before about the importance of eating locally and teaching children about the importance of fresh, local produce. Here is an inspiring story http://bit.ly/bwGuSY that shows what one person can do for children, for schools, for the environment. It is an interesting success story about what can be done to help schools and farmers work together in improving the nutritional food  of children.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, November 5th, 2010

Filed under Apple recipes, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Party ideas
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This past week-end I was the “apple lady” at a local grocery store. I got to set up shop beside aisles and aisles of apples and show off my apple cookbooks. It was the day before our university homecoming so the store was packed.

Both of the desserts I brought turned out to be hits with the customers. I gave out free samples and free recipes. A number of the customers, after sampling, then went to pick out their apples to make this over the week-end.

Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Monday, November 1st, 2010

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