Cookbook: Soups, Stews and Breads by Gooseberry Patch

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No kitchen is complete without cookbooks. This amazing publication by Gooseberry Patch is a huge collection of over 400 recipes. Soups, Stews and Breads offers you the ultimate in comfort food for the fall and winter. This big 9"x9" softback book features step by step directions and beautiful color photos that will make your mouth water. The front and back cover even have flaps to keep the cookbook open to the recipe you're making. I love this cookbook. It's a fabulous holiday gift idea!
You'll love making French Onion Soup, Beefy Hamburger Soup, and Cheesy Vegetable Soup. I never knew there were so many soups! Make hearty chowders, chilis, and stews in a jiffy with this handy cookbook. Do you love bread? Grandma Bel's Honey Muffins, Dakota Bread, and Soft Bread Pretzels are just a few recipes in the breads section. Learn how to easily make your own tasty croutons and crackers at home. There is even a chapter full of sandwich recipes to enjoy with your soup. They've included many quick-fix and slow-cooker recipes in this collection, plus there are tons of tips and serving ideas. Soups, Stews and Breads is the last soup cookbook you'll ever need!
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Personal Safety Throughout the Holidays

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There are many places women go alone, especially during the holiday season. We like to do our Christmas shopping without the kids in tow and husbands rarely want to go along for a trek through the mall. The holiday season is also the time of year when criminals are looking to make an easy score, and women are often their targets. Sabre has a wonderful line of personal safety products for both women and men.
The Black and White Designer Pepper Spray with Key Ring is both beautiful and effective. It has an impressive 10-foot range with 25 bursts (up to 5x other brands) in a powerful stream delivery to reduce wind blowback. This stylish key ring makes it easy to take pepper spray on the go, and the locking top safety helps prevent accidental discharge.
The Personal Alarm with Clip and LED Light is really easy to activate, just press the button to turn alarm on and off. Its 120 dB alarm is audible for 600 feet to alert others and will send your attacker running away. It easily clips to clothing or other personal items, and the LED flashlight has three different modes - on, slow flash, and fast flash.

Visit www.sabrered.com to get your personal safety items for the holidays and all year long. Tuck these items into Christmas stockings for your teenagers and college students too!

New Preschooler Books for Learning Opposites and Counting

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Books are an exciting way for preschoolers to learn new concepts. Young children love to snuggle up to someone who is willing to take a few minutes to read to them. These wonderful new books by Anna Kovecses will teach and delight with lift-the-flap features!
In "Counting Things," children learn to count to ten with Little Mouse. This cute board book features a large lift-the-flap on every page, making learning to count easy and fun! With stylish, retro-modern illustrations this is the perfect introduction to counting for young children. I love how the flap introduces the concept of "one more" item, an important first step to learning to add.
In "Opposite Things," Little Mouse teaches children about opposites in an easy and fun way! On every page there is a lift-the-flap and underneath children will find the opposite of each thing. These board books are sturdy and durable, perfect for preschoolers just learning to handle books properly.
My two year old grandson loves these books! He is learning to count easily, and although opposites can be a more challenging concept, these books have been a wonderful tool to help him grasp the idea. These books are a perfect holiday gift idea for preschoolers!
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Do You See What I See? Readers.com

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Age gracefully, and fashionably, with these beautiful reading glasses from Readers.com! Getting older doesn't mean you have to wear polyester pantsuits and blue wigs. Grab a few pair of stylish reading glasses so you can read all those holiday cards without squinting. I leave a pair of readers in nearly every room of my house, so I never have to try to remember where I put them. With over 700 styles available at Readers.com, you'll find several styles you will love.
Not sure what to buy for the older generation family members for the holidays? A new pair of reading glasses from Readers.com will fit right into your budget and you can give the gift of better sight. They also have a great selection of sunglasses, which you will need to protect your eyes even in the winter, especially if the sun is reflecting off new-fallen snow. Check them all out at Readers.com!

Relieve Your Pain Through The Holidays

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If your relatives are a pain, Salonpas has all kinds of great products to help you relieve the suffering! Don't suffer through another Thanksgiving meal or Christmas celebration without the many pain management solutions of Salonpas. These topical medicines provide strong, safe, long-lasting pain relief, through the holidays and all year long!
Salonpas makes patches, sprays, gels, roll-ons, and creams that will help take away the aching of sore arms that made too many pies, the arms that carried too many kids to see Santa, and the legs that walked too far through the shopping mall. If your back hurts from playing your annual Thanksgiving family football game in the backyard, slap on a Salonpas patch and sit back for some eggnog.
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Surviving Toddler Mealtimes During the Holidays

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You've dressed them in their best holiday clothes so that they look absolutely adorable for pictures, then comes mealtime and the food goes everywhere! It might be funny, except you probably spent a pretty penny to dress them for the holidays. These ingenious products will help you survive those messy meals and get more of the food IN your toddler than ON your toddler and all over the floor.
BapronBaby's unique ezClean Toddler Bapron with ezClean fabric is the perfect choice for the holiday table! Made of an eco-friendly polyester that is treated for total waterproof protection and maximum stain resistance. Baprons (think bib + apron) contour to your toddler's body and allow for a comfortable fit that grows with them from size 6m-3T. The design also bowls up in the lap to catch spills and splashes so toddlers can try again with dropped food.
The unique, patent-pending design allows your child to eat without constriction around their neck like a traditional bib and your tiny tot can't remove it without a grown-up, which means less mess for everyone! It also rinses clean in the sink between meals, saving you headache and laundry. Baprons also come in adorable prints. Get yours HERE!
Check out JJ Rabbit’s ergoFORKS+SPOONS! These forks and spoons are perfect for babies ready to handle their own food. The angled handle is easy for baby to hold, and easy to pick up and put down. The curved tip allows for easy self-feeding, and the elevated spoon tip helps to keep food spills off the table. They are biodegradable, free of BPA, Phthalates, and PVC, plus they are top-rack dishwasher safe. You'll love these products all year long. Order them HERE!

Indescribable: 100 Devotions For Kids About God And Science by Louie Giglio

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This beautiful hardbound book is the perfect holiday gift for kids in grades 1-6. Indescribable: 100 Devotions For Kids About God And Science by Louie Giglio shows kids the wonders of earth, space, our bodies, and more. We all know that kids love to ask questions. Why? How? When? For parents, it can be hard to know exactly how to answer those questions - from the small ones like why the sky is blue to how big the universe is. When it comes to questions about science, there is often an intersection between faith and fact. Indescribable helps parents fuse the two and cover both of those topics with ease.
Each devotion includes Scripture, a story, an application, a prayer, and a fascinating science section (some sections have experiments that kids can do at home) to keep kids engaged and curious about the fusion of faith and science topics. “There is so much to learn about what God has created - about the earth, space, our bodies, and the weather,” said Giglio. “It’s awe-inspiring! Each devotional teaches children about the coolest parts of God’s creation and will encourage kids to grow in their faith in the Creator himself. We explore the facts and learn how incredible it is that the designer of it all knows us by name. He loves us, he cares for us, and to know that is a joy that is truly indescribable.”
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