New Recipe

New recipe

Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays

I was surfing through our direct TV channels the other night and stopped on the cooking channel. I am not a great cook, but I love sweets and I love to bake. I rarely have time to bake anymore now that I am working full-time and have two kids. However, on the show that I watched on the cooking channel, I learned how to make the most amazing chocolate cake. I wrote down the recipe and made it the next morning and it was as good as it looked on TV. It uses candy bars in the icing and the cake part is the most fluffy and moist cake I have ever tasted. My husband does not like sweets, but I convinced him to eat a piece of the cake and when he did, he agreed that it was amazing. I think I will take it to my in laws house for the holidays this year. My mother-in-law always asks me to bring a dessert to every family function. I do not know if she thinks that is the only thing I know how to make or if she just enjoys my desserts. Either way, I will be showing off my new cake recipe soon.



AD, Kids

Website Review:

I visited with high hopes for a new literacy website. 

I created an account and it was easy enough. I tried the Avatar Maker and
created a colorful fun character.  Then I tried the Comic Book Maker and
I went to that page but could not figure out how to make a comic book.
Then I went back to the Tree House which is a substitute for HOME.
The MAP takes you to the  area where you play.
The Tree House is the Main Page where you use the prizes you win.
One thing I like is, even if the player does not complete the game or get all the right answers,
they still get to select a sticker or a prize. Another thing I appreciate is the setup of the pages
forces any child to listen carefully.
The game surely needs parental assistance to get started.
Watching the tour video will help the newbie to this site understand how the site works.
I am a kinesthetic learner so I just jump in, then read the instructions. So to save yourself some time, watch the video first.
From what I saw a child ages 4-7 could be challenged.  I believe that even older kids could find this site fun,challenging and rewarding.

The Younger Sister

The Younger Sister

Guest post from: Kent Lara

My younger sister just got her first place and I’m really proud of her. She’s never even lived alone before and here she is buying her own townhome…that’s a big step! She’s one of the only people I know who wasn’t just keeping their job in this economy, she was getting promoted – how’s that for successful? I went over the other day to help her start the decorating process and noticed some sketchy people walking around in the middle of the day. I told her about SECURITYCHOICE.COM/ where we got our alarm and she said she’d think about it which is all I can really ask for. She’s going to have a long road ahead of her with a mortgage and things breaking all the time…no more calling the landlords to come fix things! I’m really proud of her, though, and she seems to be really excited about this new phase in her life so I’m sure things will work out just fine. Good job Maria, I always knew you could do it!