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Puzzle Site Review

Many times I don’t have the time to get involved in a game that is going to requite 30-60 minutes for me to play. My schedule affords me short 5-10 minute windows of time to relax and have fun between projects. I have found a website that perfectly fits my schedule is an online jigsaw puzzle website appealing to both children and adults. They offer over 800 beautiful jigsaw puzzles to play free online, with a new puzzle added daily. Players can solve puzzles ranging from 12 to 300 pieces and compete for fastest solve times. Members can upload their own photos to turn into jigsaw puzzles and send them to their friends as e-cards. Members may also compete to win real jigsaw puzzles in their monthly contests. has a free membership which includes limited use of the site including hundreds of puzzles, a new daily puzzle and the ability to upload your own photo to create a puzzle. They also offer a Premium membership that costs $4.95-$6.95 per month depending on the payment plan you choose. The Premium option includes several nice features including the ability to save an in-progress puzzle, more puzzle cuts and customized backgrounds.

My family has enjoyed relaxing with and I think you will too.

Get Cooking Review and Giveaway

Get Cooking is Sam Stern’s third cookbook. That fact may not excite you. What if I told you he was only 18 years old and that he wrote his first cookbook when he was 14! The concept behind Get Cooking is rather creative. Sam teamed up with seven of his friends. Has asked each of them for their favorite main ingredient and then he set out to create recipes for them. The book has eight sections-including one for Sam.

For the main ingredient tomatoes, some of the recipes are: Lovely Tomato and Garlic Soup, Chinese Ketchup Spareribs and Baked Egg-Stuffed Tomatoes.  For the main ingredient cheese, some of the recipes are: Fresh Cream Cheese, Brilliant White Pizza and Cheese and Potato Pizza.  For the pasta, some of the recipes are:Crunchy Garlic-Breadcrumb Linguine, Angel Hair Frittata, and Good Old Macaroni and Cheese.  For vegetables, some of the recipes are:Sweet Corn Fritters, Beans and Peas with Lemon Dressing and Edgy Cumin Cauliflower. For the main ingredient meat, some of the recipes are:Glazed Ham and Pease Pudding, Crunchy Chicken Strips, and Chicken in a Paper Bag. For potatoes, some of the recipes are:Neat Potato Pancakes, Old-School Cornish Pasties, and Luscious Shepherd’s Pie. For the main ingredient chocolate, some of the recipes are:Frozen Chocolate Banana Sticks, Hot Chocolate-Fudge Pudding, and Posh Chocolate Profiteroles. For the category sweet stuff recipes include: Lemon Dessert, Baked Apple Meringues and Strawberry Sorbet.

This book is written to teens. The goal is to encourage teens to Get Cookin’. The recipe directions are well written and easy to understand. I also love that this cookbook is filled with amazing photographs. The pictures aren’t just of the food either. Since this book was created by Stern for his friends; they are featured in the photos along with the food.

Get Cookin’ is set to be released on 5/12/09 according to Fear not! You can win it before you can buy it right here at Mommy Babble.
**Giveaway open to US residents only**

How to Enter:
For your first entry: Visit Sam’s website. Look around and find out something about Sam. In your comment tell me 1 thing that you learned about Sam. You must also follow or subscribe to this blog and leave a comment here telling me that you have done this Please leave a valid e-mail address or twitter name so that I can notify if you win. **You must do all of this to be entered.

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* stumble this post with a review and link it here in separate comment

The winner will be chosen on Monday, March 23rd at 10:00pm. Good Luck!!