Due to the increasing price of paper, printing and shipping, we unfortunately have to increase the prices of our coloring books. In order to maintain the same premium quality coloring books, the price of our coloring books will go from $17.99 to $19.99 and this price change will be effective April 1st. We wanted to give you enough time to grab those coloring books that have been on your wish list before the increase takes effect.
But wait... we have great news! Because we are increasing the price of our books, we will be lowering the prices of our colored pencils and markers! Our price changes for our pencil sets and marker sets are as follows:
24 colored pencil set - $19.99 to $17.99
48 colored pencil set - $29.99 to $24.99
72 colored pencil set - $39.99 to $34.99
24 colored marker set - $34.99 to $29.99
50 colored marker set - $69.99 to $49.99
As we mentioned, price increases for our coloring books are effective April 1st. Price changes for our colored pencils and markers are effective April first as well.
This recipe is on the to-do list for today, I plan to add chocolate and peanut butter chips, along with Pastel M&M's. I also read where other flavors of cakes mixes have been used. For example--chocolate cake mix with peanut butter chips, Fruit flavored cake mix with vanilla chips,etc. Get Creative! Share your ideas!
-1 box yellow or white cake mix (or any other flavor)
-2 eggs beaten
-5 Table. melted butter
-2 C mini chocolate chips (or any other flavor)
-Batter will be thick, use spatula or hands to
smooth out into pan
Put in greased 9 x 13 pan
Bake 350 for 20 minutes--ovens vary so watch after about 15 minutes
Let cook a bit, then cut into squares
I remember making these baskets as a kid,
and also making them for/with my own children.
We always used the pack of construction paper we
got for Christmas, but any easily folded
paper will do--even newspaper or magazine
pages would make a fun basket.
Use some of the nice paper from your
craftstash to make a special basket.
Yay (not!), another rainy weekend predicted here in the south.
But ColorIt has it covered with another fun free download
from their book--The Greatest Adventure!
It is a story and coloring book all in one--
and meant to be shared with your favorite young people!
(Great for Grands and Grandparents!)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease bottom of a 9 X 13 oven proof dish. With a hand mixer, mix together cake mix, melted butter and 1 egg. It will form a soft dough. Press into the bottom of the 9 X 13 pan. In a bowl, mix together sugar, 2 eggs and cream cheese until smooth. Pour mixture over the dough. Bake approximately one hour at 300 degrees until the top turns a light golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
The weather is more like winter, but the calendar says the first day of Spring!
We had storms last night and SNOW predicted overnight!
The daffodils will get cold! BRRRRRR TIPZ--wait until all clear for frost in your area before planting.
Rice Krispies Treats Easter Eggs This would be a fun and easy treat to make to fill Easter Baskets or use for an egg hunt! Wrap each egg with clear or colored plastic wrap or place in a sandwich baggie.
8 small red potatoes
2 cups baby carrots, or regular carrots cut into small pieces
1 small onion, quartered
1 corned beef (4-5 pound, rinsed and trimmed)
2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices (some corned beef roasts come with seasoning packets)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 head cabbage, cored and cut into wedges
1 can chicken broth
1. Place potatoes, carrots and onion in crock pot. (use a liner if you have one)
2. Place beef roast over vegetables. Sprinkle with spices and garlic.
3. Pour chicken broth over all, add enough water (7-8 cups) to just cover meat.
4. Cover and cook 7 hours on high.
5. Add cabbage.
6. Cover and cook 1-2 more hours on high or until cabbage is tender crisp.
7. Remove beef to serving platter, slice thinly across grain. Serve with veggies.
TIPS--do not remove cover while cooking until time to add cabbage.
If cooker runs hot, turn down to low after a few hours.
Pour broth over beef and veggies.
Serve with Irish Soda bread or corn bread muffins!
Credit goes to FCE member Vicki who said this recipe is a kid favorite---reminds them of
Spaghettios! (I have not tried it yet, but plan to soon.)
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 c. water
2 TBSP vinegar
1 envelope spaghetti sauce mix
1 TBSP sugar
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1 lb. hot dogs (any kind) cut in bite size pieces
Spaghetti (I plan to use the bite size cut up sketti pasta from Barilla)
In 2 quart casserole, combine the first ingredients.
Stir in hot dogs until coated.
Microwave or cook on stove, covered, until heated through (7-8 minutes).
Stir at least twice.
Serve hot dogs over the spaghetti, (I may just mix the sketti in with the sauce,
and try it in the casserole crock pot.)