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Healthy to the Core!
All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids

Author:  Lee Jackson
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 9780930643294
Pages: 128
Type: Softcover, plastic coil for ease of use
Trim size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Get kids cooking one of their favorite foods – apples, without the extra sugars often found in apple baked dishes. Let them experience the natural goodness and flavors of the apple. Over 70 tasty apple-filled recipes from Apple Crisp to Appaloosa Fizz. Introduces top ten healthy eating tips for kids and their families. No artificial sweeteners are used.

By using less sugar you become more aware of the natural flavor of apples. In time, you may even find you don’t need food to be as sweet as it once was. Apples in themselves have wonderful flavors if time is taken to savor them.

The goal of this cookbook is to help kids and families enjoy apples in their healthy organic form, but also to provide general guidelines about making healthy food choices. The human body knows how to be healthy. The right building materials are needed to do its job. Unfortunately, much of all chronic disease is caused by poor food choices, toxic food ingredients, and lack of physical exercise.

Kids love to cook and they love apples – here you have a winning combination.

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From the Apple Orchard – Recipes for Apple Lovers

Author: Leona (Lee) Novy Jackson
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 0-930643-22-4
Pages: 178
Book Type: softcover
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5

Cookbook collectors and gift buyers include this cookbook on their buying list for birthdays, showers, and other special events. It makes a wonderful addition to a fruit basket for the holidays.

This New and Expanded edition of the apple lover’s classic cookbook contains over 25 new recipes. There is a new section on different varieties of apples to use for different purposes. A guide for knowing how many apples to buy is also included.

This is the answer to the question “what will I do with all these apples”? You will find an abundance of recipes for autumn apple cakes, chunky apple bars, and 17 different apple pies. There are mouth watering salads, appetizers, and treats—even jams and jellies. Several ethnic apple dishes such as apple strudel and apple kolaches are included.

Not only are the recipes tasty but they are easy-to-prepare and most require only ingredients on-hand. You won’t have to keep running to the store when you want to make an apple recipe!

Makes a wonderful birthday gift – add an apple design towel or potholder and voila! the perfect gift for any apple lover!

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Apples, Apples Everywhere – Favorite Recipes from America’s Orchards

Author: Leona (Lee) Novy Jackson
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 0930643-11-9
Pages: 252
Book Type: soft cover, lay flat binding
Trim Size: 6 x 9-inch

TOUR AMERICA’S APPLE ORCHARDS—TASTE THEIR RECIPES

Would you like to tour beautiful apple country this year  and “taste” their delectable apple dishes from the comfort of your own home? There is an easy, quick, and delicious way to do this. APPLES, APPLES EVERYWHERE—FAVORITE RECIPES FROM AMERICA’S ORCHARDS takes you on location via print to some of America’s finest regional orchards, cider mills, and apple houses.

APPLES, APPLES EVERYWHERE—FAVORITE RECIPES FROM AMERICA’S ORCHARDS is everything you would expect of a regional apple cookbook. It highlights the lives and work of hundreds of the country’s largest apple orchards, as well as small family entrepreneurs —many of the orchard traditions go back 4 and 5 generations. You will read about the struggles and triumphs of some of the great pioneers in the apple industry and the apple varieties that made them great. You can sample their choice recipes, some being written down here for the first time.

Recipes for all tastes and seasons have been collected from the orchards’ own kitchens. Not only is there a wide variety of recipes for desserts, pies, cakes, and cookies, but this apple cookbook gives lots of uses for cider and apples in beverages, breads, salads, main dishes, and accompaniments. Techniques for making apple butter in large or small quantities, as well as directions for drying apples are given. Included is the healthier way to bake by substituting applesauce for fat in some recipes.

A love of the orchard and all things “apple” prompted Lee Jackson to write her second apple cookbook. Her first book, FROM THE APPLE ORCHARD – RECIPES FOR APPLE LOVERS continues to be a classic in its field. She is a home economist who taught family and consumer sciences in Wisconsin and Missouri high schools (two states noted for their apple production). She now writes about food, children, parenting, careers, and other subjects related to the home.

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Our Apple Tree

Author: Gorel Kristina Naslund
Price: $8.99
ISBN: 1-59643-191-1
Pages: 32
Book Type: softcover
Trim Size: 9 x 7 inches

Follow the changes each season brings to an apple tree. Children will enjoy learning about the life of the tree and see the animals that visit – from the bugs and bees to deer and other animals that eat the fallen fruit. Illustrations are lovely and delicate. Even includes an apple crisp recipe.

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Cooking in the Midwest: A collection of Favorite Recipes from the Heartland

Author:  Nancy Lantz
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-930643-30-0
Pages: 134
Book Type: softcover, plastic comb
Trim Size: 7 x 9 inches

From this treasured community collection of recipes you will experience some of Midwest’s all-time favorites. There are recipes using apples, pumpkins, zucchini, and a vast assortment of other fruits and vegetables plus tasty main dish foods and desserts. Real food at its peak of goodness.

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Listening to Rural Midwestern Idioms/Folk Sayings

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Author: Robert Bohlken, Ph.D.
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 9780930643348
Pages: 70
Book Type: softcover
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5

As seen in St. Joseph News-Press. . .

Have you ever “given anybody the boot?” Or “bitten off more than you can chew?” Or “gone hog wild over a project?” These are the kinds of sayings author Bob Bohlken has been collecting since he was “knee high to a grasshopper.”

Folk sayings, or idioms, reflect the events, objects, experiences, and lives of farm folks of the past. Many of these sayings have been lost to a new generation not familiar with threshing machines, hog butchering, butter churns, hay stacks, and hundreds of other terms relating to rural life of yesteryear.

While growing up author Bob Bohlken worked in a hardware store and a hatchery/produce store. Here he learned to understand the colorful talk of the local farmers. He found out it was not good to “count your chickens before they are hatched” and that “cream always rises to the top.” The local businesses were ideal places to “chew the fat”, “shoot the breeze”, or “spin a few yarns” about the olden days.

This collection of folk sayings relates to expressions used to describe feelings about neighbors, marriage, common sense, money, relationships, and many other situations. They are also about serious subjects such as death and dying. If one has “one foot in the grave” or is “living on borrowed time”, others know this is a dire condition.

This entertaining guide will have you chuckling as you recall expressions from an almost lost early rural culture. Some may appear to be crude and crass, but they are authentic.

The author, Bob Bohlken, Ph.D.,  is a noted storyteller and observer of the local folks. He is an astute scholar of rural Midwestern folk sayings.  He has lived his entire life in the Midwest, or as he likes to say, “in this neck of the woods.”  He retired after spending 42 years teaching. over 30 years were spent as an administrator and professor of communications at Northwest Missouri State university in Maryville, Missouri.  He is currently a columnist for the Nodaway News Leader and was recently inducted into the International Listening Association Hall of Fame. In this book he gives you a glimpse of sayings that may “ruffle your feathers,” but “he’s a hard dog to keep under the porch.”

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