Friday, February 26, 2010

How to sneak spinach into your children's food

Dark leafy greens such as spinach are good for your eyes, blood pressure,
strengthens muscles, helps protect skin, and have anti cancerous properties and these
are just a few things spinach is good for. It's rich in minerals like potassium, manganese, zinc,
magnesium, iron, and calcium. Vitamins like folate, niacin, vitamins A, B6 and C. Spinach is packed full on beta carotene, lutein, thiamine, riboflavin, and much much more!
Spinach is so good for you that you should even give it to infants. It is rich in protein, vitamins
and mineral, and phytonutrients resulting in proportionate development in their growing stages.
As good for you as spinach is kids, that doesn't matter to kids. They think eeww.
Growing up I never new spinach could actually taste good, I only had it out of the can and warmed up on the stove and yes, it was eeww!
In my home, it's only fresh spinach. Either out of our garden or organically from the grocery store. I've incorporated some ways to sneak it into my children's food.
1. I layer it on pizza with tomatoes, garlic, and cheese
2. I add it to pasta dishes like their favrite mac and cheese or linguinie alfredo
3. Instead of lettuce I'll use spinach for their sandwiches.
4. I put it in their soups along with many other veggies.
5. I make small salads out of it, adding their favorite fruits
6. Just tell them they can be strong like Popeye (but then you need to explain who he is lol)


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Free Kindle downloads for Blackberry & PC with 5 free book downloads

Don't have a Kindle? No Problem! Amazon now has Kindle for your PC, Kindle Iphone/Ipod Touch , and a Kindle App for your Black Berry! All Free! Kindle for Mac coming soon!
Kindle offers many books for free! Books from old classics and promotional books to get you hooked on the author.
Here are a few I've found for you!
Apothercary's Daughter (pictured above)
Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Homemade Pudding

Say good bye to that powdered pudding mix!

Hello to delicious easy to make goodness!
•3/4 c. sugar
•4 egg yolks
•2 Tbsp. flour or cornstarch
•2 c. milk
•1 tsp. vanilla

1.Stir sugar, yolks, flour and milk together in pot over medium heat until boiling.

2.Continue to boil for 5 min. (for thicker pudding allow to boil while stirring for another few minutes, you will feel it thicken and it will thicken more when it sits)

3.Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and let sit for a few minutes

For Banana Pudding - Layer dish with vanilla wafers, top with sliced banana and pour pudding over top. Refrigerate for at least 1 hr.

Jordan Book Blog Tour and Giveaway

Closed - We have 5 winners!
Vivianne Blackstone devotes herself to her career, putting her love life on hold. Her latest project is a spaceship designed to protect Earth from the deadly Tribes. But its engineer, the alluring Jordan McArthur, now threatens both her job and her wary heart . . .

Jordan's past goes back to King Arthur, and he must find the ancient artifact that can save the galaxy. Vivianne's ship is his best hope, but convincing the fiercely independent beauty won't be easy. Especially when the passion flaring between them burns through their defenses - and love is the last thing they need to survive.

I received a complimentary copy of Jordan to review from Hatchette Book Group and

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Author Bio:

USA TODAY bestselling author Susan Kearney is a native of New Jersey and has a Business Degree from the University of Michigan. Her fifty plus books include contemporary, romantic suspense, historical, futuristic, science fiction and paranormal novels. She resides in a suburb of Tampa-with her husband, kids, Boston terriers and iguana. Currently she's plotting her way through her 52st work of fiction. You can reach her through her web site at

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