6/26/2013

BABAR ADVENTURE PACK 3-DVD SET


Babar Adventure Pack  DVD SRP: $19.98 (3 discs)

DISCOVER THE WONDER OF THE BELOVED AND
TIMELESS ELEPHANT KING WITH A SPECIALLY-PRICED,
FUN-FILLED 3-DVD SET!


BABAR ADVENTURE PACK
 


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION 

Discover the wonder of Babar, the Elephant King, in this adventure-packed 3-disc collection. Based on the beloved children's books by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff, this set offers three times the fun as Babar and his jungle pals have adventures galore and non-stop fun, all while learning important lessons of cooperation, teamwork, honesty and patience! Included are the following DVDs:  
  • BABAR: THE MOVIE - It's high comedy and non-stop fun with Babar and his jungle friends in this spectacular feature-length animated motion picture adventure. Also included is a bonus episode from the classic Babar series.
  • BEST FRIENDS FOREVER - This DVD features four classic Babar episodes from the popular HBO series: "Between Friends", "Friendly Agreement", "An Elephant's Best Friend", and "City Ways".
  • SCHOOL DAYS - Episodes include "School Days', "Peer Pressure", Every Basket Has a Silver Lining" and "Kings of the Castle"
PROGRAM INFORMATION 

Type: DVD/3 Discs
Catalog#: EOE-DV-7062 
Running Time: 280 mins. 
Genre: Animated/Kids  
Aspect Ratio: 4 x 3 (1.33:1)  
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital    

Language: English w/SDH Subtitles and Spanish Language Tracks 


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My Thoughts

Babar is a classic that families can enjoy viewing together. The Babar Adventure Pack would be great to take along with you in the automobile or on vacation this summer.  You can pop the series into your portable DVD player to amuse your child on the trip to the mountains or beach. Also, it's a good idea to plan for rainy days in your hotel or cabin. Whatever you like to do, it's fun to have good clean entertainment for your youngster this summer. Enjoy!

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6/24/2013

June Wedding: I Got Hitched!!!

June Bride 2013
First Day of Summer ~ Friday, June 21, 2013


Mr & Mrs Coffield

Carter & Coffield Families

Carter & Coffield Families

Havin' a Bit of Fun before the ceremony... 

Confirmed Mr & Mrs Coffield

After Wedding Mother & Daughters


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6/19/2013

Wordless Wednesday: 06/19

 Wordless Wednesday: 06/19

Photograph by Loving Heart Designs 2013

Photography by Loving Heart Designs 2013

Photography by Loving Heart Designs 2013

Photography by Loving Heart Designs 2013

Photography by Loving Heart Designs 2013

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Putumayo Kids Presents American Playground


Putumayo Kids Presents
American Playground


 
Listen to the songs now, HERE!


Dan Zanes, Guy Davis and Elizabeth Mitchell are among artists performing favorite American songs, ready for family sing-alongs on the 4th of July and all summer long. The release arrives as Putumayo World Music celebrates its 20th anniversary as a global music label.

New York ~ Summer 2013 ~ Just in time for the 4th of July, summer birthday parties and road trips, Putumayo Kids presents lively and fresh renditions of America’s treasure trove of classic sing-along songs: American Playground. The new, colorfully gift-packaged album is the latest in the acclaimed Playground series of upbeat family music, released as Putumayo World Music begins to celebrate its 20th anniversary. American Playground will be available on June 18th, at children’s and other specialty stores and on www.putumayokids.com. A companion CD, Acoustic America, will be available at record stores, record stores and other specialty retailers.
 
Kicking off the sing-along fun is the traditional “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain,” from Seattle-based roots artist Johnny Bregar, recorded especially for this album. Texas-based country-Western artist Aaron Watson (with Elizabeth McQueen) delivers a super sunny version of the classic “Blue Skies.” Other featured artists are some of the top names in family music: Dan Zanes (with Barbara Brousal) performs the bluegrassy folk tune “Saro Jane,” Elizabeth Mitchell sings “Keep on the Sunny Side,” Buck Howdy delivers a cowboy-style “You Are My Sunshine,” Victor Johnson  extols “This Little Light of Mine,” Randy Kaplan covers Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”(originally written for his own child), and Phil Rosenthal and his band invite everyone to sing along with Woody Guthrie’s classic “This Land Is Your Land.” Kids and parents alike will also enjoy singing along with tunes like “Oh Susannah” (Diane Taraz) and “We All Need More Kindness in This World” (Guy Davis), an example of an original song that is sure to be an immediate family favorite for its singable, positive refrain.

American Playground  includes 20 pages of colorful liner notes, including charming  photos of children at play, historical kid-friendly information about the songs that enhance the great American story, plus  details about each featured artist.


Track listing
1. Johnny Bregar – “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain”
2. Aaron Watson feat. Elizabeth McQueen – “Blue Skies”
3. Victor Johnson – “This Little Light of Mine”
4. Guy Davis – “We All Need More Kindness in This World”
5. Elizabeth Mitchell – “Keep On the Sunny Side”
6.  Dan Zanes with Barbara Brousal – “Saro Jane”
7.  Diane Taraz – “Oh Susannah”
8.  Randy Kaplan – “Forever Young”
9.  Buck Howdy – “You Are My Sunshine”
10. Phil Rosenthal – “This Land is Your Land”


About Putumayo Kids
Putumayo Kids has been collecting and presenting smart sing-along songs for the whole family since the release of World Playground in 1999. The kids’ label of Putumayo World Music has released more than 20 colorfully packaged CDs in the Playground series, attracting worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. Last year, Putumayo Kids announced the first-ever digital availability of selected recordings, including the upcoming American Playground, available for purchase through the LeapFrog App Center. Additionally, a SiriusXM Satellite Radio show, The World Playground with Putumayo, featuring Putumayo Kids music, is broadcast on Saturdays at 10 am EST on channel 78.

"Putumayo Kids was created to inspire children to learn about the world through fun, upbeat collections of music. After moving to New Orleans in 2004 and raising my own American kid, it’s been fun exploring the broad world of American kid-friendly music," says Dan Storper, founder and CEO of Putumayo Kids. “American Playground is a great addition to our other American-themed releases such as Sing Along with Putumayo and Acoustic Dreamland. There is a lot of interest internationally in American music, and North American families will enjoy recalling and singing these songs together.” 

For more information about Putumayo Kids releases, visit www.putumayokids.com


My Thoughts

The birthday of America is just around the corner and you can enjoy it more with Putumayo Kids Presents American Playground CD songs for the whole family. Listen to the ole time favorites like "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain", " This Land is Your Land". "Oh, Susannah" just to name a few. There are a few spirituals like "This Little Light of Mine" and "Keep on the Sunny Side". Did you know that "Keep on the Sunny Side" was featured in the 2000 movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou"? Hearing these songs make you glad to be an American. What history!


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6/12/2013

Wordless Wednesday: Backyard Bunny

 Wordless Wednesday: Backyard Bunny

Backyard Bunny 06/07/2013


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6/06/2013

Loving Cooking Recipes: My Family Recipes


   

Welcome

Cooking and eating good food has always been one of the great pleasures of my life. On this site I've tried to assemble some of our family favorite recipes, both so I can keep track of them myself and so that others can share them with my daughters and others. I've also added links to other recipe and cooking sites that I enjoy.

I am a southern girl from the state of Georgia, USA. I enjoy good southern cooking. Also, I enjoy various other foods such as Chinese, Mexican and Japanese cooking.


Recipes by Category

On this page I'll include a categorized list of the recipes on this site, with links you can click to see each recipe. Here's an example of a format I might use.


Appetizers and Side Dishes  


  
Deviled Eggs by Aunt Opal J. Sherwood

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon - mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon - mayonnaise
  • 1 or 2 tsp. salad pickles
  • Opt. Pickle juice
  • Dash of paprika

Procedure:

Boil eggs until hard done. Peel and cut in half long ways. Carefully, remove yolk and put in shallow bowl and add 1 tablespoon of mustard, l tablespoon of mayonnaise and salt & pepper to taste. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of salad pickles. Add a little pickle juice if needed to thicken. Then stuff in halves. This recipe is for 6 eggs. Cover with paprika for looks.

Serving Size:

8 servings

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 Fried Green Tomatoes
   

Ingredients:

  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Self-rising Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 6 - 8 Green Tomatoes * Cut into 1/4" slices
  • Bacon Drippings or Vegetable

Procedure:

Mix egg and buttermilk in a shallow dish. Working in batches, dip tomato slices into the egg mixture, allowing excess to drip back into dish. Coat with flour mixture. Fry in hot oil(375 f) in large, heavy skillet until browned, turning once with tongs. Transfer to drain.



Serving Size:

6 Servings.

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Cinnamon Sugar

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Procedure:

Mix well and put in an air tight container.

This is great with buttered toast. Try it on other delicious foods.

Serving Size:

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Squash Casserole

Ingredients:

  •     4 cups squash, cooked and drained
  •     1 cup cream of chicken soup
  •     1-1/2 cups cornbread crumbs
  •     1 stick margarine, melted
  •     1 teaspoon salt
  •     2 eggs, well-beaten
  •     1 teaspoon black pepper
  •     ½ teaspoon oregano
  •     Onion (optional

   
 Procedure:

Combine all ingredients except eggs. Stir well and fold in beaten eggs. Cook in casserole dish on 350° for 20 minutes.

http://www.alabamapower.com/recipe/squash.asp Squash Casserole

Serving Size:

unknown servings

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Sweet Potato Soufflé by Janet Carter

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup of sugar or 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Procedure:

Peel sweet potatoes, cut into several smaller sized chunks.
Boil sweet potatoes in a large boiling pot until tender.
Drain, cool, and then mash with a potato masher and then mix all ingredients together.
Put in a long casserole dish for baking.

Proceed to topping instructions.

Topping:

  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of self rising flour (4 tbsp)
  • 1/2 stick of butter (4 tbsp)

Combine and sprinkle or spread over the top of the soufflé!
Optional adding chopped pecans on top before baking.

Preheat oven to 350 cooks for 30 minutes.

Serving Size:

8 servings

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Oven Baked Tatar Wedges

Ingredients:

4 large Russet potatoes, washed and quartered
3/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. steak seasoning
1/2 tsp. sugar

Procedure:

1. Preheat oven to 350 f.
2. Mix all ingredients well
3. Bake on cookie sheet.
4. 45 min to 1 hour

Opt. Great with sour cream.

Serving Size:

 6 servings

      

Credit:
Southern Shopper
October 2008
Volume 8 * issue 1

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Zaxby's Chicken Fingers Dipping Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (the lemony the better, use Hellman's)
  • 1/4 cup Heinz ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • lots of black pepper

Procedure:

Mix together the mayo, ketchup and garlic powder blending well. Add Worcestershire sauce and blend well. Cover surface of sauce with black pepper until just coated. Blend well. Repeat process covering surface of sauce with black pepper and stir until blended well. Refrigerate for at least two hours prior to use to allow the flavors to mingle. Serve with chicken fingers!

Resource by Mama Mangia

Serving Size:

unknown servings

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Main Courses

Broccoli Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 pkgs. [16 oz. frozen broccoli, cooked and drained]
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 pkg. 8 oz. Chez-Whiz
  • 1 can mushroom soup undiluted
  • 1 can mushrooms sauteed in butter [drain water first]

Procedure:

Mix the first four ingredients in a 2-quart casserole dish. Put three remaining ingredients in small sauce pain; melt over heat. Pour this mixture into casserole dish and stir. Cook in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Serving Size:

8 servings

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Brunswick Stew by Carter Family

Ingredients:

  • 5 lbs. whole chicken
  • 4 - 14.75 oz. creamed corn
  • 2 - 28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - 18 oz. Kraft or any other BBQ Sauce
  • Dash of pepper
  • Optional Hot Sauce to Taste. [Texas Pete]

Procedure:

Take a defrosted or fresh chicken, remove the bag of giblets from the inside of the chicken. Boiling time depends on the size of your chicken. Boil the chicken for 2.5 hours if your chicken is approximately 5 pounds. When it comes to a boil, set the heat to medium-low. {It is ready when the chicken falls off the bones easily; test with a fork} Let it cool for 30 minutes or try to move it to a large bowl for cooling. You can save the broth for other delicious recipes and place in the freezer. Discard all bones of the chicken, skin and fat.

Mix chicken, creamed corn, crushed tomatoes, pepper and B-B-Q Sauce. Cook the mixture on medium-high, until it boils then simmer down on low heat. Cook for an hour.

Serve with rice, rolls or whatever you choose!

Serving Size:

8 servings

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Easy Bake Chicken w/Stove Top

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg (6 oz) Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • 1-1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/3 cup Breakstone’s or Knudsen Sour Cream
  • 1 bag (16 oz) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed, drained

Procedure:

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare stuffing mix as directed on package; set aside.
    Mix chicken, soup, sour cream and vegetables in 13x9-inch baking dish; top with the stuffing.
    Bake 30 min or until chicken is cooked through.


Serving Size:

8 servings

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Hamburger Special No. 1 by Janet Carter

Ingredients:

  •     1 lbs. Ground Beef - Cooked, Drain
  •     Onion - Sliced Thin
  •     Carrots (opt.) Sliced Thin
  •     Mushrooms - Saute
  •     Mushroom Soup
  •     Potatoes - Sliced Thin/Diced

Procedure:

This meal is usually served with a side of rice.

If using ground beef, saute until no longer pink. You can add soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce to beef. Drain excess fat. Saute chopped onions until transparent. Saute mushrooms along with carrots. Mix ingredients 1 to 3 in one pan.

Open mushroom soup and add one can of water, heat until mixed thoroughly.

Slice about 5 medium sized potatoes with or without skins and layer in a baking casserole dish. Layer the ingredients 1 through 4 over the potatoes and layer more potatoes on top. Do that until all potatoes and other ingredients are used up fully. Then, pour the mushrooms soup mixture over all the ingredients. If there doesn't seem to be enough liquid you can add some milk.

Bake at 350 until potatoes are cooked tender when poked with a fork. (About 1 hr and 15 minutes.) Enjoy!

Serving Size:

6 - 8 servings

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Hamburger Special No. 2 by Janet Carter

Ingredients:

  •     5 or 6 Hamburger Patties
  •     Onion - Sliced Thin
  •     Mushrooms - Saute
  •     Potatoes - Sliced Thin
  •     Mushroom Soup

Procedure:

Layer patties in a casserole, top with layer of sliced potatoes, onions and mushrooms.

Open mushroom soup and add one can of water or milk, heat on low heat until mixed thoroughly. Then, pour mixture over all the layers until almost covered completely. If more liquid is needed, add more milk.

This meal is usually served with a side of rice.

Bake at 350 until potatoes are cooked tender when poked with a fork. (About 1 hr and 15 minutes.) Enjoy!

Serving Size:

5 - 6 servings

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Hot Chicken Wings & Sauce by Janet Carter

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of hot sauce (if using Texas Pete or a very hot one use 1/4 cup or to taste)
  • 1 - 8oz. bottle of Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1 - 5lb. bag of frozen chicken wings

Procedure:

Wings:

Fry wings until they look done (crispy more around 15 minutes or so) with oil on high temperature. If using a fry daddy type pot 350 degrees. Place cooked chicken wings on a foil covered pan for easier clean up.
Sauce:

Mix all ingredients together. Heat the butter. Pour over chicken wings. Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes more until crispy. Ready to eat. Use damp clothes for wiping your fingers & mouth. MM Good!


Serve with creamed or mashed potatoes, vegetable of choice and rice, pouring leftover sauce onto your taters and rice.

Serving Size:

8 servings

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Vegetable Beef Soup


Ingredients:

  • 64oz. can - Tomato Juice
  • 2 to 3 small onions- chopped
  • 2 to 3 medium potatoes- chopped
  • 2 to 4 carrots- chopped
  • 1 -15oz. can green beans
  • 1 -15oz. can corn
  • 1 -15oz. can Lima beans
  • 1 -15oz. can peas
  • 1 -pkg. frozen okra- thawed cut
  • 1 hand full of chick peas [dried]
  • 1 hand full of barley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, chopped and diced
  • beef bullion [beef extract soup base]
  • - 1 1/2 tsp. per cup of water
  • 1 lb. of ground beef - cooked well/drained

Procedure:

Using a crock pot or large cooking pot that will hold approximately 6 quarts of liquid add the following ingredients:

Open the tomato juice pour into pot or crock pot, fill the empty soup can with water and add 1 1/2 tsp. of bullion per cup of water. [Approx. 9 to 10 tsp.] Pour this liquid into the cooking pot or crock-pot. Add cooked ground beef; and add the hearty vegetables in the pot to cook on desired temperature and time. The last hour or two add in the more tender vegetables to cook. [Okra, barley, carrots] The vegetables you add are completely left up to you
.
This meal is great for freezing and lasts for several days in the refrigerator. We eat our soup with rice and sometimes crackers or rolls.

*Tip, if the soup seems low on liquid add more water and beef bullion following the 1-cup to 1 ½ tsp. measure. I had to add 5 to 6 cups more for the following days meal.

Serving Size:

8 servings

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Desserts


Carmel Corn Crunch

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn

Procedure:

Cream butter; add brown sugar and whip until fluffy. In a large baking pan, combine popcorn. Mix in creamed mixture. Bake in 350-degree oven for about 8 minutes or until crisp. Serve warm if desired.

Yield: Makes 3 quarts.
Nutritional Information:
(based on 1-cup serving)
Total Calories 141; Fat 10g; Carbohydrate 12g; Sugar 6g; Fiber 1g; Protein 1g; Sodium 81mg; Cholesterol 21mg.

Popped Corn Recipes

Serving Size:

8 - 12 servings

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Pecan Pie

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of Karo Syrup
  • 3 tsp. melted butter
  • 1/2 TBSP vanilla or 1 1/2 tsp.
  • 3/4 cup of Sugar
  • 1 cup of pecans(chopped)
  • 1 unbaked pie crust

Procedure:

Mix well all ingredients. Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

Serving Size:

8 servings
  
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Strawberry Congealed Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 - 12oz. Cool Whip
  • 1 - Large box of Jell-O and any flavor (we prefer strawberry)
  • 1 - 12oz. container of cottage cheese
  • 1 - 8oz. sour cream
  • 1 - 16oz. crushed pineapple, in its own juices (drained

Procedure:

Stir in Cool Whip and Jell-O until the Jell-O is dissolved. Let Cool Whip sit a while if it is too hard from being in the freezer. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Chill overnight. Can be served with chopped pecans - sprinkled on the top of the salad.

Serving Size:

6 servings

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Walnut & Raisin Oatmeal Cookies by Janet Carter

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ Cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Cup raisins

Procedure:

 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar until creamy.  Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto non-greased cookie sheets. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

Since I added the 3/4 walnuts and 1 c. raisins they were a little hard but very tasty. I probably need to adjust the cooking time and increase the liquids on this recipe next time. They would be excellent for dunking in coffee or hot tea.

Serving Size:

Yields about 5 dozen.

1 per serving

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Wordless Wednesday: Window Cat

 Wordless Wednesday: Window Cat
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Window Cat(See Zazzle for purchase)



Window Cat(See Zazzle for purchase)




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