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Filed under Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Cooking Skills, Easter, Food patterns and eating habits, Gifts, Halloween, Holidays, Party ideas, Recipes

cooking around the calendarKids cooking and eating patterns change with the seasons. During springtime they are more apt to want lighter and brighter foods.

Author Amy Houts, in her book Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids — Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun, offers a wide choice of foods that deliver springtime flavors.  For May Day, Mother’s Day, Independence Day, and just about every occasion in-between, these recipes will get kids in the kitchen whipping up their creations.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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When the Wise Man interviewed animals to be carriers of the good news at Easter, the rabbit was not interested.  Many other animals appeared more worthy. Why was the rabbit chosen?

Award winning author Bob Bohlken imparts his love of words and listening in this Easter story, How the Rabbit Became the Easter Bunny.  Here in the land of Ooh and Ahhs, the Wise Man searches for the best way to celebrate Christ’s resurrection and the rebirth of spring. He interviews animals to find the ideal one to deliver hope and love at Easter.

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, April 7th, 2017

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What a nice after-Christmas surprise when I opened my email this morning and read what one reviewer said about my book for children, The Littlest Kitten, the story of the Holy Night and the cat family.

(REVIEW) This is a book that children will want to read again and again. I liked this book so much that I will be checking out more books by this author. The cat family was so adorable. Mom cat loved her family. Just like Mary and Joseph loved their new son, Jesus.
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Comments (1) Posted by Lee on Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Filed under Books, Character building, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Gifts, Party ideas, Recommendations

009Looking for children’s holiday gift ideas? Browse our editors’ picks for a wide assortment of children’s books – from story books to cookbooks. That’s me with our books at our last event.  See brief summaries of these books below, with more info at

The Littlest Christmas Kitten  – This is a story of how the lost is found in the midst of a miracle on that Holy Night. It helps children gain a close-up, richer understanding of the Nativity. Plus, all cat lovers and those who enjoy animals will enjoy this book with its big and bold art work by noted artist, Kelly Dupre, adding dimension to the story.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, December 1st, 2014

Filed under Apples, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Gifts, Healthy food practices

What better way to tempt kids to eat right than to start with one of their favorite foodsAPPLES.Picture -Healthy to the Core 4-1

Wanting to bring this home in a hands-on way, my new cookbook: Healthy to the Core! All-Natural Low Sugar, No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids works toward this goal.

It’s a great year for apples in most sections of the apple growing country. There are bushels and bushels of apples to be picked. Kids will soon be going out to orchards on field trips. (One of my most favorite times of the year!) Families will be enjoying the apple experience at orchards.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Filed under Books, Gifts, Holidays, Recommendations

The book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten,  a story about the birth of Christ and the cat family, can be ordered from Amazon for $13.41, a $2.59 savings. Find out the unique relationship between the Holy Night and the cat family. Children 2 to 12 welcome this story (actually, I’ve heard that a 20 year old always brings out this book at Christmas-time, too).

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P.S. If Amazon is out of books, you can order from Images Unlimited website for the same price, with free shipping.

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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Share this story from a special night long, long ago with your young children. The Littlest Christmas Kitten  recalls the night Baby Jesus was born and the effect this had on the cat family. It is a story of how the lost is found in the midst of a miracle.

Here is a YouTube 39 second clip about The Littlest Christmas Kitten. Watch it here:
Books can be ordered from Images Unlimited Books at

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Filed under Apple recipes, Apples, Books, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Gifts, Healthy food practices, Recommendations

Get kids in the kitchen enjoying one of their favorite foods – apples. Inspire them to eat Adobe Photoshop PDFhealthy by providing them with recipes that offer alternatives to the high-sugar, white flour traditional apple recipes. Make it easy to get kids eating healthy foods from their very first bite.

My new cookbook Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids is filled with recipes that are not dependent on lots of sugar. Apples by themselves have wonderful flavors if time is taken to savor them.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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English: Azerbaijanian girl Leman reading a book.

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  • Enriches your mind
  • Takes you to new destinations
  • Helps you explore your world
  • See how others live their lives
  • Helps you develop your critical thinking skills
  • Helps you have fun and relax
  • Explore new ideas
  •  Learn or master a new skill
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(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Learn or master a new skill

  • Spend an enjoyable time with characters in the book
  • No batteries needed. Use as is.

Have you read a book this month? last week?

It’s so important to have lots of books for children.  It helps them learn.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, February 18th, 2013

Filed under Cooking and kids, Gifts, Holidays

Instead of a gift of candy for Valentine’s Day, give your child a book that will keep him/her cook and enjoy food all year around. Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun has a special section of easy recipes for Valentine’s Day. Help them celebrate with a Tea Party complete with party games.

A gift of a book will make a special remembrance for a special child. Get it here at Amazon.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, February 4th, 2013

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