Holiday Gift Idea for Kids

This childrens book, The Littlest Christmas Kitten, touches on themes dear to the hearts of children – the love and care of mothers and the birth of Baby Jesus. It is the story of how the lost is found amid a miracle on that First Christmas.

The story is woven around the Nativity and a mother cat searching for her little lost kitten. Before the night is over there is the crying of a baby and angels singing His praises. The night’s events leave a lasting effect on all the animals, especially the cats.

Children can identify the origin of various Christmas symbols such as the Christmas tree, candy cane, Advent wreath, Christmas cats, and many others.

Give children the gift of a book about the birth of Jesus and animals. Order this book now and get free shipping when you order through our website above.

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It’s Fruitcake Time!

It’s Fruit Cake Time!

It’s almost THAT time – time for fruit cakes. What Christmas season would be complete without one or more fruit cakes? But, here is one the kids can easily make and you won’t have to wait until it’s flavors mellow before you eat it. This one takes only 24 hours, or until well chilled, and then, let the sampling begin.

This recipe comes from the newest apple cookbook, Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids by Lee Jackson . She stresses healthy eating and enjoying cooking with kids. You will see this recipe is low on sugar and great on flavor. Try it with your kids and enjoy!

Refrigerator Fruit Cake

Ingredients                             Tools and Equipment
4 cups graham cracker crumbs             2, 8-inch pans or
1 teaspoon cinnamon                              1, 9 x12-in pan
1 teaspoon nutmeg                                  waxed paper
2 cups dried apples or                            rolling pin
mixture of fruit                                        large mixing bowl
1/4 cup dates                                            small mixing bowl
1 cup chopped nuts                                 measuring cups
2/3 cup evaporated milk                       and spoons
1/2 cup frozen orange juice                  scissors for cutting
concentrate                                                  dried fruit

1. Prepare pans by lining with wax paper.
2. Between 2 sheets of waxed paper, crush graham crackers into crumbs with rolling pin (or use food processor, if age permits). Add to large bowl. Sprinkle in cinnamon and nutmeg. Add fruits and nuts.
3. Mix together evaporated milk and orange juice concentrate. Pour over crumb mixture and mix until all is moistened.
4. Place in prepared pans and pack firmly with hands.
5. Chill in refrigerator for 24 hours. Cut into small squares.

For this and other recipes, order this book, Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids at the Christmas special of only $12.95 now until December 10 and then it will return to its price of $14.95.

Kids love to measure and pour. Give them this experience. Put in your order today and give the kids hours of cooking, eating, and having fun.

Lee Jackson invites you to go to http://caringmomshealthykids.com/ and sign up for the FREE Guide – Healthy Eating:The Formula. She is the author of a Christmas book for children, The Littlest Christmas Kitten,  and three apple cookbooks. See these and other books at http://www.ImagesUnlimitedPublishing.com

 

 

 

Who Else Wants a Quick Christmas Idea?

With buying fever in the air, you will want quick Christmas ideas.

Today we are offering a Book Bundle for that young chef in your family. Kids are getting into food projects more and more, judging by the number of TV programs and reports of kids enjoying working with food.

To keep up kids interest in cooking, or to stir it up, we’re offering two books for the price of one in this book bundle.  These books: Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids and Cooking Around the Country with Kids will provide hundreds of  recipes and entertaining ideas for helping them appreciate cooking and learn where their food comes from. This is a $35.95 value, all for one low price of $22.00.

Go to http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com and click “Deals” and order your books now and have your children’s presents all ready to give.

Best to you,

Lee Jackson
Snaptail Press/Images Unlimited Books

P.S. Order your books now and receive the Special Book Offer.

 

5 Reasons Books Make Great Gifts

Ever since I remember, books have been magic – “oh, the places you’ll go”. A memory from my early days has me wanting to read every book in the school library. Granted, we didn’t have a huge number of books, but it was still challenging. I don’t believe it happened, though.

Today I want to give you 5 reasons why books make great gifts.

I’m sure you’ve noticed there aren’t as many places to buy books. Many book stores have closed. You may want to grab them when they’re available. You can’t ever go wrong with books.

Here are my Top 5 Reasons Why Books Make Great Gifts:

  • You will never buy the wrong size when you choose a book.
  • You will never need batteries when using your print books.
  • You will never need to leave home to read books.
  • You can open books time and time again.
  • No matter how many times you use books, they will never be on empty.

So, with these rather “tongue-in-cheek” reasons, I’m sure you can come up with more logical ones. Thinking back on all the good times you’ve had reading, don’t you want some other boy or girl to have the same fun of reading you had?

With this busy buying week-end, this is a reminder to buy books. Books for kids. Books for grown-ups. They are always the perfect gift.

Happy book hunting. Don’t forget to look at our inventory of books and order today.

Best to you,

Lee Jackson
Author and lover of books
http://www.imagesunlimitedpub.com

Holiday Treats for Kids to Make

This week of Thanksgiving will most likely be a week of interrupted time schedules. Kids will probably be home from school. Work hours may be changed from regular times. It would be good to have healthy snacks on hand for drop-in company.

Here is a recipe for times such as this. These Apple Chunky Bars are easy enough for kids to make and they make a nice, large pan of tasty apple-filled bars.If you have my cookbook, Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple recipes for Kids, you will find it on page 100-101. If not, here is the recipe:

Apple Chunky Bars

Filling

4 cups cooking apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
(about 2 large or 3 medium apples)
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon

 Bars

2 cups oatmeal (regular or quick)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
2 tablespoons cane sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan.
  2. For Filling: Combine apples, water, honey, and cinnamon in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes or until apples are slightly softened. Remove from heat. Watch carefully.
  3. For Crust: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add oatmeal, flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix well to combine.
  4. Set aside 2 cups of oat mixture for the topping.
  5. Press remaining oat mixture into greased pan.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.
  7. Spread cooked apple filling carefully oven baked crust. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture over top.
  8. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until top is nicely browned. Cool. Cut into bar.

Makes: 13-24 bars.

For more apple recipes, visit my website: http://www.ImagesUnlimitedPublishing.com.

There you will find my three apple cookbooks. Yes, THREE of them. You might say I really like apples.

Hope you do too!

Best to you,

Lee Jackson
Books for cooks and apple lovers,
kids, families and parenting professionals
See new book: Healthy to the Core! All Natural Low Sugar/No Sugar Apple Recipes for Kids

Easy Tips for Quality Family Time on Valentine’s Day

I hope you are planning to spend time on Valentine’s Day with your family. Here are some easy tips for quality family time to help you express your love to others in a fun way.

  • Set out paper place mats and decorate them with a Valentines Day theme.
  • Write an “I love you” note with soap on your bathroom mirror.
  • Listen to your children with your eyes and heart as well as your ears.
  • Plan a treasure hunt by leaving little notes around the house expressing your appreciation for something others did. End with a riddle or clue to the next hiding place where they will find a candy or special memento. Have something special at the last hiding place such as a toy or treat.
  • Show your love and appreciation to others. Affirming statements such as “I love you just the way you are; I’m so glad you’re my (son, daughter, mother, father, friend)” need to be given often, not only on Valentines Day.

There are lots more suggestions for this and other special days  in Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids — Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun. This is a fun book you can read and use all year long.

Lee Jackson
Family and Parenting Studies

 

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Gift Children a Cookbook for Valentine’s Day

Instead of  giving candy for Valentine’s Day, gift your children a cookbook that will keep them cooking and enjoying food all year around. Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun has a section of easy recipes for Valentine’s Day.

Help children celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Tea Party complete with party games. Have them invite their friends and have a game of A-Tisket-A-Basket. Serve red and white food such as Apple Arrows. Slice red apples into wedges. Dip into lemon juice to prevent turning brown and arrange on plate.

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

Chicken Noodle Soup for the Cold and Flu

Some say the flu is winding down. Whether this is true or not, there are some age-old tested methods of helping reduce the effects of cold and the flu. One of these has to do with an old stand-by – chicken soup.

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This soup is known to help alleviate the symptoms of colds and flu. Others say chicken soup strengths the immune system. We know that good health starts with a well functioning immune system.

Here is an easy recipe from Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun by Amy Houts. Yes, even children can make this soup, known as the go-to comfort food.

Amy’s Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

4 quarts water
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
1 carrot, diced fine
1 stalk celery, diced fine
1 (6-oz.) package fine egg noodles

Bring water to a boil in an 8-quart pot. Adult can add chicken and bouillon, turn down heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove chicken from pot.

Children can help add carrots and celery; simmer 15 minutes. Meanwhile, dice chicken. Add noodles and diced chicken. Simmer 5 minutes more.

Makes 6 servings

There is a great deal to learn yet about the healing power of food. In the meantime, if you want to work on staying healthy or feeling better during a cold or flu, get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, and have a bowl of chicken soup.

See this and other healthy food choices in Amy Houts childrens cookbook, Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun. You’ll want to try some of her other seasonal foods, such as recipes for Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and St. Patrick‘s Day.

To your good health and that of your family,

Lee Jackson, CFCS
http://www.ImagesUnlimitedPublishing.com

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Preschool Teachers & Home-School Parents – Get this E-Book on your Kindle

Filed under Cooking and kidsKids Cooking and Learning Through Food Activities

A new ebook has just been posted on Amazon.  Kids Cooking and Learning Through Food Activities by Amy Houts  is a Kindle edition filled with fun and educational activities.

These activities help children:

  • learn about nutrition
  • predict outcomes of temperature changes on food
  • learn math through cooking
  • learn about foods of different cultures
  • and introduce many other food related projects

Get this ebook on Kindle today. Have it to use tomorrow.

Be the first to review it. Tell your friends.

Preschool and kindergarten, home-schooling parents, families with young children – here is just what you need to get kids learning about the world of food.

 

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Childrens Christmas books make perfect gifts

Christmas books make great gifts for children on your list.

Children’s Christmas books get read over and over. The Littlest Christmas Kitten is one such book. The book weaves the story of a lost kitten into the events of the Holy Night when Baby Jesus is born. The big, bold illustrations grab attention and lead the reader right to the stable.

Watch a 39 second YouTube trailer here:

Perfect for the holidays.

 

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