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Peanut Butter Cookies with only 4 ingredients

PB cookies

 

I have a couple copies of Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook and decided I should try a recipe so that I can tell moms how useful the book is…or warn them to avoid it.? I searched the index for peanut butter and found a recipe for cookies that is as simple as mix egg, sugar, and peanut butter, cook for 10 minutes, then add a Kiss.? (She has more detailed instructions, knowing that kids who are just starting to cook will need to be told to discard the eggshell.)

You’ll notice the chocolate part is flat not peaked; I didn’t have Hershey Kisses, so I used Sugar-Free Reese’s PB Cups.? Another substitution I made: I used Splenda instead of sugar because I’m low-carb.? Then I didn’t pay enough attention to the instructions and put the PB cups in the middle of the cookies?before I cooked them instead of after.? And yet they tasted great!? I am so impressed by how good they taste.? I’m used to needing flour and brown sugar and various spices to bake cookies, but these cookies didn’t need any of that stuff to be delicious.? And imagine how much better they would have tasted if I had done them correctly!

To make this recipe (and many, many others), call me to get your copy of Paula Deen’s My First Cookbook for $21.99.

Homework

When your kids are learning, they need reference books.  Depending upon google to find answers is a bad idea because google finds everything the internet has to offer instead of just the sites that have accurate information!  Don’t let the internet fill your child’s memory with nonsense; give them the facts.

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Very active kids learn better when they are moving while they learn.  Usborne has that covered, too, with their Look Inside and See Inside series.  Peek Inside is for the youngest ages, Look Inside and Lift-the-Flap are aimed at elementary-school aged, and See Inside is written for the oldest kids.  [Don’t let these guidelines stop you from getting an older book for the younger ones, though.  And don’t forget a pure-fun book such as Write and Draw your own Comics.]

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Reviews from the website:

ART TREASURY:  “I could not be more happy with this book! It is like an art history class and an art production class in one. I plan to use it as an art curriculum for our home school year. There are 22 works of art featured from all different genres. For each piece, you read information about the individual piece and the artist. Then you turn the page, and there is a project to do inspired by that piece. I have never seen another book quite like this! As an art history nerd with no artistic talent, I am thrilled to be able to expose my daughter to art history and have a guide to encouraging her to create art herself. This may be my favorite kids book of all time!”

CHILDREN’S ENCYCLOPEDIA:  ”My kids cannot get enough of the Children’s Encyclopedia.  My oldest two (ages 6 & 8) have read it together, cover-to-cover, many times, and will spend hours scanning the QR codes to find more information about the topics they’re currently interested in. This is a must-have for any home library!!  We also really love the flexi-binding.  It has held up well to the constant tough-love it receives in a house full of boys!”

COMICS:  “This is the best book for traveling, and the concept was brilliant! Great for anyone who is into graphic novels or comics, and best of all, totally professional. Must-buy product!!!”

  • “My son LOVES this book! He has come up with so many ideas since I gave this to him. It includes great writing prompts, drawing instructions and theme ideas as well as lots of spaces for writing your own comics. I plan on saving this for him so that as he gets older, he can look back on some of his ideas.”

 

A series for girls who like mermaids or friendship

Far out in the ocean live the Shell-Keeper mermaids. While the rest of the world sleeps, one little girl joins them for some magical mermaid adventures.

Molly is like any other little girl when her family move to Horseshoe Bay. So when her gran gives her a pretty shell necklace, Molly never dreams it could be enchanted …or that she could become a secret mermaid

http://c4522.myubam.com/p/5518

A review from the publisher’s website:
This is a wonderful series for early readers, there are some pictures to entice them and  fun adventures of a young girl.  This does say it is book 1 but I read the books out of order and they still made sense and were a fun read. Molly is sure to have young girls wanting to read about her exciting dream adventures and maybe dream their own dreams!!
Date: 2/8/2016 8:38 PM
Age 7+
Size 5 1/8 x 7 3/4
Pages 82
Series Secret Mermaid
Author Sue Mongredien

Trains

Busy Train (ages 1 to 4)

Baby’s very first Noisy Train Book (ages 0 to 2)

Baby’s very first Train Book (with wheels, ages 1 to 3)

Little Book of Train Stories (Farm Yard Tales, ages 4 to 8)

Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night? (ages 3-7)

Train (20-piece jigsaw puzzle, ages 3+)

The Story of Trains (level 4 reading)

That’s not my Train (touchy-feely: 9 months & up)

Woolly Stops the Train (mini Farm Yard Tales, ages 2+)

Weddings & flower girls

Trendy model fashion design; Wedding

I’m a Flower Girl activity and sticker book

“As you travel through life together…” [greeting card for marriage]

Eloise at the Wedding