Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake

1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
Ingredients needed to make cake (usually eggs, oil and water)
2 (4 oz.)packages of Instant Oreo pudding
4 cups milk (2% or higher)
Crushed Oreo Cookies (optional)

Make cake mix according to directions and bake in a well-greased 9x13 pan (I use the nonstick spray that has flour in it).

Just before cake is done, start making pudding. 
In a medium bowl, add milk to pudding mixture and continue to whisk until most of the lumps are removed. 
Let pudding mixture sit for about 2 minutes. 
You want it to thicken slightly so it isn't overly runny but not fully thickened into pudding.

When cake is finished, while still warm, poke holes all over cake (about 1-inch) intervals
 using a wooden spoon handle or a straw. 

Pour pudding mixture over warm cake, making sure to aim for the holes.

Spread it out with a spoon and gently push down on the pudding to help get it into the holes.
Then put the cake in the refrigerator to allow it to cool completely. About an hour.

Once it is set, top with crushed Oreo cookies
Keep cake refrigerated

Cook’s Note: Also, feel free to add whipped topping (Cool Whip) onto the top of the pudding later once the cake has cooled. Then top with crushed cookies.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day is March 1, 2013, it is a reading event to celebrate Reading and Dr. Suess' birthday(March 2nd)!!! This event is held on the first Monday of March every year. Celebrate the joy of reading by reading for the day!

Usually on this day, there are places where local authors will come for a "meet and greet" or for a "book talk" . Check out your local library or bookstore for events that might be happening that you and your kids can enjoy!

If you want to just stay at home and celebrate the day together....here are some sites to visit for some ideas....

Reading Rockets

Education World's Lesson Plans and Activities

Reading Activities

List of Books by State --book titles relate to the 50 states. You also can find quizzes for these books at Book Adventure. Book Adventure is free, just sign up and get access to over 7,000 book titles, and you can do multiple choice quizzes on the books that are read!

Article with Resources

List of Dr. Suess activities