This past week we added two new books to our collection. They are both by Ree Drummond, you probably know her best from her cooking show on Food Network. I was on her blog the other day and say on the right-hand side a picture of these books that she had written, so I linked over to Amazon to check them out.  I took some looks inside the books and saw a couple of sample pages and ordered them right then. I knew Bryce would LOVE them and he does!

She has a couple more books that are in the I Can Read! serious that we are going to order as well and they are very reasonably priced.

This book has such colorful and engaging pages that are really fun for the kids. Bryce really liked this one because he can identify with it being based on a ranch and they talk about homeschooling. I think that is awesome because not a lot of illustrated children’s book talk about homeschool. Madison loves looking at the book too, and all the pictures of the animals.

In the back of the book it gives you a recipe for “Charlie’s Strawberry Oatmeal Bars,” Bryce wanted to make them, I had all the ingredients, so we did!

I did not want to take a picture of the back page where the recipe is, you HAVE TO BUY THE BOOK to see it!

BUT, here is the recipe that she has on her blog for the original…

Here we added all the dry ingredients.

Then the butter…


Pat…pat…pat…half the mixture.



Then you bake…


The oatmeal bars are so good for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.  The stamp of approval is that the KIDS loved them.


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