Imagination is slipping away from our children as they grow up in a world filled with screens! Take a stand for your child’s right to their imagination while they are young enough to enjoy it. Time slips by too fast. Don’t you wish you could be young and free again?
Do you have a new baby in your life? Perhaps a new grandbaby? Maybe your best friend just had a bundle of joy join their family. I have books tailored to the tiniest of tots, completely dedicated to their learning and exploration of this great big world! Check out this selection! And it doesn’t stop there. Give the gift of imagination. It is NEVER too early to start to read to a child!
In my quest for low carb yummies, I am constantly trying to come up with flavorful & pretty things to eat. The visual impact on your palate cannot be ignored! Food should look as good as it tastes (when possible 😉
I believe in quick, easy, simple, healthy and tasty wraps that are a snap to fix!
This is my latest concoction, inspired by by friend, Teresa Winkles, and her low-carb spinach enchiladas.
I gathered my ingredients: whole wheat carb chopper tortillas, mozzarella cheese sticks, pepperoni slices, cream cheese, spinach, and Parmesan & Romano shredded cheese, and red pepper flakes….
Spread a heaping teaspoon of cream cheese thinly over your tortilla. Unless you’re still a kid who likes to eat dirt, I recommend that you rinse the spinach and pat it dry before applying it to the cream cheese base 😉
Sprinkle the cheeses and red pepper flakes over the spinach then lay down your pepperoni in a perfectly symmetrical pattern (for my OCD self & friends;)
Place your cheese stick on one side and begin rolling it up, burrito style, tucking in your toppings as you go.
Roll them up then secure the edge with a toothpick.
I used my Nuwave oven to heat these wraps because it’s quick, melts the cheese perfectly without over-melting it, and crisps the tortilla too. You can use a toaster oven, conventional oven or the microwave oven, although, you won’t have the crisp crunch with the microwave oven.
3 minutes on each side was pert-near perfect for these wraps.
Wait & watch impatiently, while your stomach growls, as your delicious wraps heat. The spinach will wilt to perfection, the pepperoni will be delicious, the cheese will be blissfully bite-able, and the tortilla will obtain the perfect crunchiness!
Perfect Spinach & Cheese wrap, from The Wrap Zone!
Special Request peach cobbler for my mother-in-law ❤
this recipe turned out so good and it’s so easy to make. For my version, I used 3 -12 oz bags of freshly frozen peaches since there were no peaches in the produce department. I tossed them in about 1/3 c. sugar with 2 Tbsp of cornstarch. I followed the rest of the recipe and it took the full 70 minutes to completely bake, and I did cover it loosely with foil for the final 20 minutes to avoid over-browning. Delicious.
Crispy Peach Cobbler
Adapted, just barely, from A Boat, A Whale and a Walrus
4 1/2 pounds (about 10 large or 2 kg) peaches, unpeeled, cut into 1-inch chunks or slices (I cut mine each into 8 wedges)
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
4 ounces (115 grams) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups (400 grams) granulated sugar, divided (I reduced this to 1 1/2 cups, and recommend the same)
1 1/2 cups (190 grams) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse or kosher salt
3/4 cup milk (whole is ideal; almond will work too)
1/2 cup hot water
Heavy cream, cold, for drizzling
Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, to catch drips, or regret it later.
Prepare the peaches: Place the peaches in a 9×13-inch baking pan and in roughly an even layer. Using a zester or a Microplane, finely zest the lemon evenly over the peaches and then squeeze the lemon juice evenly over the peaches, too, catching any seeds before they fall in.
Make the batter: With an electric mixer, beat butter and 3/4 of the sugar (1 1/2 cups if you use the full amount; 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons if you reduce it as I did) with sugar until sandy, about 1 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and beat until combined, about 30 seconds, then lower the speed and slowly mix in milk. Continue beating at a medium speed for 2 minutes more, until light and fluffy-ish.
Assemble cobbler: Plop the batter in a large blobs over the peaches. Using my favorite $3.20 kitchen tool, a small offset spatula, or if you don’t have one, a butter knife, carefully spread the batter evenly over the fruit so that it’s no more than 1/2-inch thick in any place. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and drizzle the hot water evenly over the sugar.
Bake cobbler: Place the baking dish on the foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until the top is cracked and golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the topping comes out batter-free. (It’s best to start checking it at 60 minutes.)
Be patient: Let the cobbler sit in the baking dish on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before serving, which will feel (and smell) like torture, but gives the peach juices a chance to slightly thicken up. To serve, scoop into bowls and drizzle with heavy cream.
We all like to take our kids to the playground and let them have at it. It’s good for them because it spends all that energy. And it’s a somewhat relaxing time for us because we really can just sit there and rest while they tackle the jungle gym.
Sometimes the mind wanders; sometimes we’re catching up on reading.
You get that “start” when you have to turn your head to find them again. They’ve moved from the jungle gym to the swing set or the monkey bars. Now you can rest easy again.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could hear a “beep” when they’ve gone out of your comfort range?
The “electronic child leash” lets you know if your child roams further that you’re comfortable with. If the swing set is within range, no worries. But if they head off to the see saw, you know you have to move closer. The child guard monitor lets you know when that happens.
How the Child Guard Works
Worn by the child, the cartoon animal-shaped transmitter sends a constant signal to the receiver, which is held by the adult. The child monitor signal is adjustable – from a distance of 6 to 30 feet, so when the child goes beyond the set distance, the adult’s receiver starts to beep, letting them know that the child is starting to wander off.
Frequencies adjust themselves automatically to alert the proper receiver if more than one adult is in the same area using the Child Guard monitoring system.
The Cutting Edge of new microchips produced by SMT® technology, also referred to as the IC unit, is wafer thin and performs with superb accuracy and is incredibly reliable. The IC unit is nicely hidden in a small plastic animal (looks like a toy) and can be concealed very easily under a shirt or jacket if desired.
- Simple and easy to use compact wireless design.
- Child friendly design – Strategically hidden in a plastic toy looking transmitter.
- Has a rotating dial that you can adjust anywhere between 6 and 30 feet.
- Transmitter can be attached by buckle, to clothes, or worn as a necklace.
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
- Lithium batteries included.
- Easy to read instructions.
- 5% of all customer sales are donated to a new and featured charity every month.
Always be ready with the Brutus Bull Dog Self Defense key chain. Made of a very strong ABS plastic that is unbreakable. This plastic is as strong as metal. It is very easy to carry and fits easily into your pocket or purse.
Size: 3.5″ x 2.5″,
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