Saturday, March 8, 2014

Number Recognition

This is a piece of paper with numbers written on it covered up with pop bottle caps. Mix all the numbers up so they are not in order, this helps the child recognize each individual number. Save your pop bottle caps. Write numbers on the top of the pop bottle caps and numbers on a piece of blank paper. You and your child can play a match up game with the numbers on the pop bottle caps to the numbers on the paper. Have fun while teaching your child their numbers.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Apple Pumpkin Brown Betty

This was the best dessert ever, you really have to make this! My sister doubled the recipe for the October Fest party my other sister had. Yummy!!! Thank You Food Network for my sister finding your recipe!

Apple-Pumpkin Brown Betty
  • 1  2-to-3-pound sugar pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cubed bread (preferably from a baguette)
  • 2 Gala apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins- She used raisins
  • 1 tablespoon rum (optional) She used pineapple rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Kosher salt
  • Maple syrup, for drizzling
  • 4 to 6 servings
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Slice off and reserve the top 1 1/2 inches of the pumpkin. Scoop out the seeds and stringy pulp.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bread and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 4 minutes; transfer to a bowl. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, the apples, brown sugar and raisins to the skillet and cook until the apples are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in the rum, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Return the bread to the skillet.
Put the pumpkin in a small baking dish and fill the pumpkin with the apple mixture. Cover with the pumpkin top and add 1 inch of boiling water to the baking dish. Cover loosely with foil and bake until the pumpkin is tender, 2 hours to 2 hours, 30 minutes. Remove the foil and pumpkin top and return the stuffed pumpkin to the oven. Bake until the filling is lightly browned, about 10 more minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and drizzle with maple syrup. To serve, scrape the pumpkin flesh and stir into the apple mixture.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

My Girl’s Bracelets

These I made for my girl’s. This was just as easy and as cheap as the other bracelet I posted, just take a trip to the craft store. Buy a smaller size bracelet for her little wrist and the color beads you like and that’s it. Go home and put the beads on the bracelet, all done. My girl’s really love them! Hope you make one soon for your little princess.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Face Tightening with honey

Honey can be used as a face tightening home remedy. Honey is able to retain moisture in the skin, improving elasticity which then helps with wrinkles and tightens sagging facial skin. Just apply a thin layer to your face and leave it on for about 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Hope you like this home remedy.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Green Onions

Cut the greens off your green onions once you are done using them, big or small pieces, it’s up to you in the size you like or need. Get a empty water bottle that you have washed out and put the green onions into the bottle. Freeze them! When you need some for your dish just go to the freezer, shake out what you need and save the rest. No more extra trips to the store for just green onions. Hope you like the helpful tip and if you have a helpful tip please go ahead and share it with all of us, thanks.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Kitty Litter Brownies

Kitty litter brownies were a hit at my sisters fall party. Make your brownies by the directions on the box, heat some chocolate up and spread on the top of your brownies. Crunch up some Graham Crackers in a bag and sprinkle it on top of the chocolate, then add the rest of the chocolate as poop. You can add some graham crackers on top of the poop to make it look like real kitty litter, this was fun! What have you made for Halloween that you can share.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pool and Bubbles

We had this pool from when my children were toddlers, so we decided to fill it with bubbles on this hot day. My three children had so much fun with this, they spent hours in it. Just some water and bubbles for hours of fun and they even put the dog in it and gave her a bath. Has anyone else did this before?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Letter Recognition

This is a piece of paper with capital letters written on it covered up with milk caps. Mix all the letters up so they are not in order, this helps the child recognize each individual letter. Work on your sounds when going over each letter and save your milk caps. Write capital and lower case letters on the top of the milk caps and write capital and lower case letters on a piece of blank paper. You and your child can play a match up game with the letters on the paper, to the letters on the milk caps. Match capital letters on the caps to the capital letters on the paper or you could match capital letters on the paper to the lower case letters on the milk caps. Have fun teaching your child their ABC’s.