Monday, September 3, 2012

Everyday Homemaking


Hey Neighbors!

As part of the Molly Crew, I was able to try out's e-book Everyday Cooking by Vicki Bentley!  It is WONDERFUL!  My two daughters, M and M chose a meal and a dessert to make!  This book is so simple to use and has some really tasty recipes.

They made a Taco Salad for dinner one night.  Everyone LOVED it.  Now, they had no help on this one, they did it all by themselves.  They made their shopping list after checking what we already had available.  They did all the shopping too!  Great experience for them!  We have done this with each of our children at some point.  We have them plan a week of meals, make a grocery list, stay within what is budgeted, buy the groceries and prepare the meals.  You sure don't learn that in school anymore!

 Then they made Kristy's Roll-out Cookies.  This was really alot of fun.  Once again, no assistance.  easy to follow directions, and as you can see in the picture, they used my iPad!
She used the iPad with the recipe pulled up!

Rolling out the dough!

On the cookie sheet ready to bake.
The finished product!

We have started a list of other recipes we want to try!  This is perfect for a homeschool, home economics class.  Not only are there recipes, but there are time saving tips.  Most of these recipes are designed to be easy and to help a homeschooling mother.  You should easily be able to prepare these meals on a school day.

You can purchase the actual book for $17.99 or the e-Book for $14.99.  Personally, I like the e-Book.

Everyday Homemaking is loaded with information to help you organize your everyday family life.  You will be amazed at all the information available on their site.  You will be able to find recipes and articles on homemaking.  Perfect for homeschooling too!

A little about Vicki:
Vicki Bentley is the mother of eight daughters, foster mom of over fifty, and grandma to fifteen wonderful grandbabies (and another on the way!). Vicki has homeschooled 17 children alongside her husband Jim, and led a local support group of over 250 families for 14 years. She has served on the executive board and convention committee of the Home Educators Association of Virginia and has addressed state and national conventions, university teacher organizations, and many mothers’ groups. She is the author of My Homeschool Planner, Everyday Cooking, The Everyday Family Chore System, Home Education 101: A Mentoring Program for New HomeschoolersHigh School 101: Blueprint for Success, and other homeschool and homemaking helps, and coordinates Home School Legal Defense Association's Early Years program (Homeschooling Toddlers to Tweens) as well as their Group Services. Vicki has a heart for parents--especially moms--with strong practical wisdom and encouraging words.

This would make a great gift for a homeschooling mom, a young teen, or even a new wife.

Be sure to stop by and see what the other Crew Members have to say about Everyday Homemaking!  Just click the banner below.


Disclaimer:  As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are mine.


Vicki said...

The girls' cookies are lovely! How wonderful that they are such big helps to you. I'm glad they are enjoying the book! Thanks for your review!

Anonymous said...

Homemaking is great but girls must be encouraged to study academics as well and aim for college.

Morgan Lepley Edger said...

That taco salad looks delicious! You've inspired me to make some tonight!