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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

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 http://www.imagesunlimitedpublishing.com

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 Holidays, Party ideas


Halloween

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Kids often get overwhelmed with sugary Halloween party food. Today’s guest, Kristin Hatch, offers a few alternatives that are fast and fun.

Are you searching all over the web for Easy Halloween Recipes for Halloween Party Food that are quick and easy to make, yet not too scary for your kids? It can be hard to search all those websites for recipes and forget it if you want photos, right? Now that it is getting closer to Halloween I thought I would give you some quick ideas to help you find just what you are looking for. These four recipes are more like general ideas for fun party food.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Saturday, October 29th, 2011

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

Filed under Cooking and kids, Party ideas, Recipes
Vegetable Soup for a Crowd
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Do you need a quick meal that is filling, nutritious, and doesn’t take long to make? I want to share a soup I made for a large group at my house recently. We had a mix of older folks and younger ones. They all wanted recipes so that is always a good sign. I hope you will enjoy it, too.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Comments (3) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Filed under Books, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Healthy food practices, Holidays, Menus, Party ideas, Recipes, Safety Practices
Pecan Delight
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If you want pecan pie for Thanksgiving but hate the hassle of making a pie crust, try these Pecan Bars from Amy Houts’ new cookbook, Cooking Around the Country With Kids: USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities. Yes, you can buy ready prepared pie crust, but here is a recipe the children will enjoy making with you from start to finish.

This recipe features a delicious product, pecans,  from this great land of ours, the USA. We are thankful, especially at this season, for the rich abundance of food available.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, November 20th, 2009

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New England.

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As much of our country’s early history dates back to the New England states, I wanted to share a recipe from this area taken from Amy Houts’ new book, Cooking Around the Country With Kids: USA Regional Recipes and Fun Activities. Her new book just came back from design and layout and it’s looking fabulous!

I think you will believe this recipe is fabulous, too!

Boston Creme Pie

1 yellow cake mix
1 (3 oz.) box instant vanilla pudding

Chocolate Glaze:
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons hot water,
approximately

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Filed under Good thoughts, Holidays, Party ideas
Fireworks over Miami, Florida, USA on American...

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Are you celebrating 4th of July with hot dogs, apple pie, and fireworks? I think we should add in a few parades, a baseball game, concerts, and some political speeches.That is about as American as it gets on the 4th!

Americans love to celebrate the day. We sometimes forget why we are celebrating – we tend to forget that we are commemorating the anniversity of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Filed under Books, Cooking and kids, Healthy food practices, Holidays, Party ideas, Recipes, Recommendations, Regional food
Garden Strawberry "Fragaria".

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I want to share with you my absolute favorite strawberry shortcake recipe. This is not one of those individually wrapped bland cakes always found in the strawberry aisle of your grocery store. No, yours will be a piping hot, melt in your mouth treat, heaped with juicy, luscious strawberries.

Your Dad will want you to make this dessert again and again – until the strawberries run out…

Strawberry Shortcake

2 pints fresh strawberries

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

Comments (1) Posted by Lee on Friday, June 19th, 2009

Filed under Cooking and kids, Party ideas, Recipes

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This is the dessert I served for my women’s group yesterday. It was the day after my birthday – the reason for the flowers. I was happy to share flowers, and dessert, with company.

The recipe is very easy and young cooks will enjoy the crunching and rolling needed for making crumbs.

Oreo™ Ice Cream Dessert

24 Oreo™ cookies,crushed

1/2 stick butter, melted

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream

1 (15-ounce) can Eagle Brand™ condensed milk

1 stick butter 1 (8-ounce) can Hershey™ chocolate syrup

1 (8-ounce) carton whipped topping

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, May 29th, 2009

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