Monday, June 22, 2015

INSIDE OUT freebies: Door hangers, Board Game, Coloring Sheets, and Maze!!!

Get ready for some fun from INSIDE OUT!
If you took the family to see the film, then these fun pages will be perfect.
If you haven't seen the movie, well what are you waiting for? 
Get printing and coloring!
Make extra copies for the neighbor kids, your nieces and nephews!

I printed these on heavy stock paper so the kids can cut them out and use over and over again on their door, depending on their feelings of course!

I used heavy stock paper to print these out also:

INSIDE OUT official trailer and images

INSIDE OUT is in theaters now! Have you seen it? I think a zillion people saw this film over the weekend since so many people are taliking-sharing about it on social media. For FREE printable from the film go to this post.

Have a fun Summer! Go see INSIDE OUT

"Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head?"

"Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out.

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy.

Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.

 When Riley's family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her core memories with them—Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge.

Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places—Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions—in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley.

 Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.", "Up"), produced by Jonas Rivera, p.g.a. ("Up") and featuring an original score by Michael Giacchino ("The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "Up"), Disney•Pixar's "Inside Out" opens in theaters on June 19, 2015."


Friday, June 5, 2015

BAKE HAPPY, a new cookbook from Judith Fertig

BAKE HAPPY, 100 Playful Deserts with Rainbow Layers, Hidden Fillings, Billowy Frosting's, and more, that's the title of a brand new cookbook from Judith Fertig.

Read that again, bake happy. Baking should be a happy time, I'm not sure about the clean up part, glad I have a dish washing machine.

Baking is like a meal, it brings the family together, friends for coffee, parties, and special occasions. It's the highlight of holiday time and can bring comfort to souls that are weary. Last time we checked into a hotel there was a basket of chocolate chip cookies on the counter. Yum and Thanks.

My mother was a Home Economics teacher and she cooked and baked all the time. She made chocolate chip cookies on occasion. Not for a special occasion, maybe just to warm up the house with that amazing cookie aroma. There's nothing like coming home from school to that happiness.  She would fill up the apple shaped cookie jar on the counter so full that the lid barely fit on snug. My sister, brother and I wasted no time "stealing cookies from the cookie jar".

On page 102 of BAKE HAPPY, there is a recipe for Chocolate Chunk Cookies I plan on making this weekend. The recipe seems familiar to me as the one my Mother taught me to make, but this one calls for finely chopped walnuts and a mix of semi and bitter sweet chocolate chips. Sounds perfectly yummy.

Tip from the book: make the dough ahead of time, place cookie dough on baking sheet as you would for the oven, but freeze the uncooked dough right on the baking sheet. Take it out of the freezer when needed. Cooking time is a bit longer.

BAKE HAPPY is a happy book, what I mean is it's pages are colored at the top so when you look at the side of the book it reminds me of something from my childhood like those rainbow candy sticks found at rest stops or general stores.

The book reads like a comforting cookbook, imagining the delightful aroma of baking treats, the warmth of the oven, and the anticipation of taking the baked good out of the oven.  I fancy the aroma of cinnamon, or blueberry muffins baking. Well, wait, maybe something chocolate or a fruit tart.  Who can decide?

BAKE HAPPY offers 100 recipes to find your happy:
fruit toppings
and even how to make your own sprinkles for ice cream, cupcakes and more.

There are over 30 pages of happy and cheerful photos along with inspiration to bake happy. Recipes with reflection, stories, and whimsy.

Judith Fertig is a prolific cookbook author who has studies at the Cordon Bleu in London and La Varenne Ecole De Cuisine in Paris. Visit her at for many other cookbooks she has written.

BAKE HAPPY, 100 Playful Deserts with Rainbow Layers, Hidden Fillings, Billowy Frosting's, and more is available June 2015 from Running Press. It's a hardcover  book and is  $27.50 US. Visit too!

Disclosure: I received a copy of Bake Happy for this post. The comment, views, and taste buds are my own.