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.
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Filed under Books, Character building, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Gifts, Party ideas, Recommendations
Looking 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.
Filed under Holidays, Party ideas
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.
Filed under Apple recipes, Cookbooks, Cooking and kids, Party ideas
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.
Filed under Cooking and kids, Party ideas, Recipes
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
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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.
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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!
Filed under Good thoughts, Holidays, Party ideas
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.
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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…
2 pints fresh strawberries
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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