Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Hurray its Fall!!! Here in the Rettig house it is one of our very favorite times of the year. Its the time of the year that crisp air calls for oversized sweaters, bonfires, pumpkin patches, and Apple Orchards. I going to go out on the limb and say although we love all things pumpkin spice we are equally huge fans of the Apple Spice life! With apple prices under a dollar at most of the stores here in Kentucky. I predict we will be making lots of yummy Apple treats in the near future.
Here is a simple yummy crock pot homemade applesauce recipe. approx. 10mins to prep

This recipe is very easy for kids to get involved to help make


  • 9 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons of Brown Sugar (We used Coconut Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Adventure Story Book Club- March 2015 theme “What’s Cooking”

Monday, March 9th, 2015

book club 2015 themes

Welcome to March 2015 theme at Adventure Story Book Club! This months theme is “What’s Cooking”  What book will your family explore this month?  My family is so excited about this months theme! They have been taking a cooking class in Co-op and they have fallen in love with cooking/baking. 

Come back on March 20th come back and check out some awesome “What’s Cooking” themed Books with learning Activities.

P.S. Don’t forget to check out last month’s “Fairy Tale (Once Upon a Time)” book adventures as well!!!!

What is Adventure Story Book Club?: 

Adventure Story Book Club is a free monthly book club where we will be taking a themed monthly topic and selecting any book that is appropriate to the theme. Then, on the 3rd Friday of the month we will share the book we chose and share  a fun activity, something themed related for the book that they selected. The age range is selected by the participant bloggers, so it can range from Pre-K to 12th. Our desire is to help you take your children on an adventure each month by exploring new books along with themed crafts and activities. 

Do NOT forget to checkout Adventure Story Book Club on Facebook & Pinterest to share your ideas on books and activities.

Check out the bookstore for a list of  “What’s Cooking” Themed Books

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Our Amazing Participating Bloggers:

Andrea from Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries Blog: Twitter

Christa from Little Cottage School Blog: Facebook

Christina from Classroom to Homeroom  Blog: Facebook

Jennifer from Faith & Good Works  Blog: Facebook

Kersandra from Our Adventure Story Blog: Facebook


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Easy Homemade Christmas Playdough

Friday, November 28th, 2014

homemade christmas playdough
Gone are the days of fall & we are ready to ring in the Christmas season with some fun!
What better fun than some Christmas Scented Playdough! (more…)

Around the World in 7 Doughnuts

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

around the world in 7 doughnuts

In honor of National Doughnut Day I thought it would be fun to check out some of the different doughnuts around the world. Its a fun way to teach about and exploring other countries and cultures from home. Let the children locate the countries on a map and decide together which recipe you want to make or make several to host a doughnut tasting party!!! Happy Doughnut Frying!!!


Patriotic 3 Sec Slushie

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

3 second slushes

Patriotic 3sec slushes

Found this Video on Instructables.com and thought it would make for fun Patriotic 3 Sec Slushes! The kids LOVED them and it made for such a quick & easy treat!!! Just use a red and blue pop ( 😉 I grew up on the East Coast) and follow the instructions in the video so fun!

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Memorial Day Slushes

3 sec slushes

I knew water could be turned to instant ice, but was amazed to see that soda could be supercooled as well.

Check out the 42 second version: QC#13 – Instant Slushy! 

Try this trick with water Waterbending In Real Life

Detailed Tips & Tricks for making “Instant Ice

WARNING: Leaving soda in the freezer too long can result in failure of the container, and a big mess. Glass bottles are not recommended, as the ice expands when freezing and can shatter the glass explosively. Use of video content is at own risk.

Kids Slushes For another great summer treat check out The Very Berry Strawberry Milk Shake.

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