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Corn bread?

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On an icy, wind-swept New Year‘s eve, what could warm your heart and stomach more than some hot crusty corn bread? The following recipe is a perfect accompaniment to the black-eyed peas we started yesterday.

Crusty Corn Bread

1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup white corn meal
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8 or 9-inch pan.

Children can measure flour, corn meal, sugar, baking powder and salt into a medium-sized bowl.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, December 31st, 2010

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january 4 supper

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In the American South, people serve black-eyed peas and corn bread to bring good luck. Here is a recipe from the children’s cookbook, Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids: Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun by Amy Houts that will get your New Year started right.

Amy suggests you soak the peas the night before.

Black-Eyed Peas

1 pound package dried black-eyed peas
1 ham hock

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, December 30th, 2010

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In case you haven’t seen this video on YouTube, I just wanted you to have the opportunity to see the illustrations and hear a bit about the story of the cat family and Christmas. Here it is: The Littlest Christmas Kitten

Hope your preparations for this season are well under way. Week from today is Christmas Eve – only 8 more days ’til Christmas.

May this be a joyous time for you and your family.

Lee Jackson

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, December 17th, 2010

Filed under Books, Computers and technology, Gifts, Holidays

Our book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten, just went up on YouTube at – just in time for the season. It’s a children’s story for ages 2 to 12.

This book, illustrated by Kelly Dupre, a talented young artist from Minnesota, captures the excitement of the animals as they sense something important is happening on this Holy Night. Two strangers enter the place where the animals are kept, while a mother cat searches frantically for her little lost kitten. Before the night is over, there is the singing of angels, and animals greeting the newborn child. It is a night to be remembered down through the ages of the cat kingdom.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Filed under Cooking and kids, Food patterns and eating habits
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Today we have a guest post by a writer from our neighbors and friends to the North, Canada. As surmised, they have some of the same problems we have in the US. Read on…

Childhood obesity is a very real problem throughout North America. Our kids are bombarded a million times a day by ads for every form of unhealthy fast food on the planet so getting them to eat better is no easy task. However it can be done. Here are five ways to get your children to eat better.

The Wallet Diet

Comments (1) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Filed under Books, Cooking and kids

I forgot to include an image of the new e-book  announced yesterday, Learning Through Cooking Activities.

You can see the cover and read more about it when you go here.

This makes a helpful guide for parents and teachers in their work with introducing learning experiences related to food. With all the new Kindles being bought this Christmas,  include this handy reference in the bundle.  You’ll be glad you did – and your children will enjoy it, too.

Lee Jackson
Parenting and Family Living Specialist

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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