6 Educents Must-Haves Cheaper than Amazon #Kids #Learning

I’d love to be able to shop around for the best price always, but sometimes there isn’t enough time in the day! And of course, I rather be with my family having a great time than browsing around.

I received a list of items that are cheaper on Educents, (one of my favorite online stores for educational resources) than on Amazon. I was shocked to find some items were $100 cheaper on Educents than Amazon. So, of course, I wanted to share this time-and-money-saving list with you!

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Hooked on Phonics Learn To Read Kit for PreK-2nd – Save $170.00

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Hooked on Phonics is one of the most trusted brands in teaching children how to read. This set is for Pre-K-2nd graders who are looking to create a strong foundation in phonics. This set includes workbooks as well as access to the HoP online learning portal.

Retail Price – $299.99 / Amazon Price – $265.00

Educents Price – $129.99

Maestro Classics Musical Stories Set Save $112.00






This 12 CD collection features perennial classics you’ll remember from childhood like Peter and The Wolf, The Nutcracker, and The Tortoise And The Hare. Each disk also includes activities to complete for students after they have finished the story.

Retail Price – $200.00 / Amazon Price – $93.43

Educents Price – $88.00

Times Tales Animated DVD Save $10.00






Times Tales is one of the best ways to teach kids multiplication – period. One mom said, “Best money spent on math. It really worked. Within a week my 9 and 11-year-old completed 110 problem text with scores of 99% and 100% respectively. Wow.” Audio, visual, logical – what’s more to ask?

Retail Price – $29.99 / Amazon Price – $28.99

Educents Price – $19.99

Reusable Human Body Sticker SetSave $9.00






The Mona MELissa reusable sticker playsets are an amazing way to create a hands-on learning experience in your home, classroom, or anywhere with a wall. Teach kids all about anatomy – and make it stick (literally!) – with this scientifically accurate set.

Retail Price – $28.99 / Amazon Price – $24.99

Educents Price – $19.99

Tegu Magnetic Building Blocks: 40 Piece Set – Save $27.50






Tegu blocks are the wooden magnetic blocks that are captivating children’s attention worldwide. Aside from being an outside-of-the-box toy, Tegu cares about creating social good, and hires workers in Honduras to create these wonderful toys. Plus they plant a tree with each purchase. 馃檪

Retail Price – $110.00 / Amazon Price – $110.00

Educents Price – $82.50

Hooked on Phonics Spelling Program Save $20.00






Spelling Bee here we come! The Hooked On Spelling program is no exception to the quality of Hooked on Phonics programs and teaches spelling in a way that’s unique and fun at the same time.

Retail Price – $79.95 / Amazon Price – $130.22

Educents Price – $59.95

Simple Coleslaw #TheSaladBar

Simple ColeslawBecause in the summer everybody love to BBQ and do potluck parties, this month salads are for you, we have delicious and easy salads, colorful and good.
This is definitely the season to enjoy all the outdoor activities with the family and salads are a great alternative for a healthy, fast, and portable lunch.
Enjoy this time of the year with friends and family, and remember to check out all the salad recipes we have for you.


  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In a bowl mix cabbage, carrots and cilantro, sprinkle with a little salt, in another bowl stir together mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, ketchup, salt and pepper, add the dressing to the cabbage and carrot mixture and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Serve as a side for hamburger, over hot dogs, empanadas, meat, chicken, anything you can imagine is good with the salad.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Strawberry Spinach Feta Salad #TheSaladBar

DSC_0037Summer is here and with the hot day theres nothing better than a good salad.
And we want to share with you different ways to make it, if you love salad this is the day for you, is everywhere and so good for you.
I make in this occasion a simple but yet delicious strawberry spinach feta salad with a simple low fat dressing the I know you are going to love, and because this days with want to spend a lot of time outside this is a perfect picnic, or side dish for you.
Enjoy with us this month easy, delicious and good salads.


  • 1 pound Baby Spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup Strawberries cut in half
  • 1 1/2 cup cherrie tomatoes (I used yellow, you can use any)
  • 1 cup crumble feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


In a bowl mix spinach, strawberries and tomatoes, pour the feta cheese, make the dressing as simple as mixing together sour cream, buttermilk, paprika, salt and pepper.
Drizzle the dressing before you serve the salad.
I toast some bread you don’t have to but I love bread and salad together.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Drunken Rice Pudding

DSC_0016-m2I love making desserts that satisfy me after a light dinner and no doubt that rice pudding is one of them.
This is definitely one of my favorites and is on my list of foods that children can eat without feeling guilty because it is a full meal.
I grew up watching my grandmother make rice pudding for years and believe it or not still can not get the exact recipe, I think the secret to their successful rice pudding she never gave it to me, but oh well this was very close and as I love to improvise I add an unexpected ingredient, liqueur, to be more specific Rum, makes it taste very delicious and different without feeling that we are consuming large amount of liquor.
I hope you like it and prepare it soon, I assure you will become one of your favorites.


  • 3 cups water
  • 11/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 21/2 cup milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk 14 ounces
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup of rum
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cramberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


In a heavy-bottomed saucepan place the water, cinnamon, cloves, lemon zest and rice, simmer for 15 minutes over low heat or until rice is fully cooked.
Add milk and remaining ingredients except butter, stir well cook for 20 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly.
Once the mixture is a little thick turn off the heat and add the butter, cover tightly.
You can substitute the Rum for coffee liqueur, Amaretto liqueur or Chocolate liqueur.

It can serve at room temperature or place in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.

This recipe makes about 5 cups of rice pudding.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy


DSC_0845Delicious puff pastry pillows stuffed with apple and cream cheese, special for an afternoon coffee with friends.
A different option to share, even if you want you can drizzle with chocolate and it will be even better.
This option is ideal for parties as a sweet snack and you can give them the size you want.
I invite you to try this different and delicious option.


  • 2 apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • The juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 sheets of puff pastry


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a hot skillet melt butter, add brown sugar,lime juice and apples, stir and cook for 5 minutes, add the ginger and cinnamon, stir well and remove from heat.
Place mixture in a bowl, add cream cheese and stir well, allow to cool.

Meanwhile stretch sheets of puff pastry, cut into 9 equal pieces.
In a bowl stir together the egg with the water.

Once the mixture is cold, place a teaspoon in one piece of puff pastry, place another on top, pinch the edges with a fork, make a well in the center, brush with egg mixture and sprinkle with a little brown sugar.

Place on a tray lined with parchment paper, and bake for 25 minutes.

This recipe makes 36 pockets.

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Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy


This is certainly a delicious cake, with a unique taste that I’m sure you are going to love.DSC_0808
An incredible and delicious combination that you would not expect in this kind of cakes.
Dulce de leche and cream cheese give this recipe a different option to add to your list of favorite recipes.
Delight yourself with this delicious recipe, and most important is that you also make it.
I hope you enjoy it.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 packages of 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of Dulce de Leche
  • 3/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat cream cheese with sugar until the sugar dissolves, 5 minutes, add the eggs one by one, vanilla and dulce de leche beat for 5 minutes.

In a bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg, add to the mixture alternating with the oil, beat for 5 more minutes.

Place in a bundt cake mold, greased and floured and bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

This recipe makes 10 pieces of cake.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy


DSC_0811Definitely lunchtime we are always looking different sandwich options, get away from the routine of ham and turkey.
This sandwich gives us just that, a different option for us to enjoy a new flavor.
Pesto and chicken in a toasted bun, without the need to use special utensils, this sandwich is delicious and you will be able to use this same fill in pitas, tacos, burritos, etc..
I hope you like this new option for the entire family.


  • 6 mini baguettes
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked (roasted chicken preferably the day before)
  • 1/4 cup of pesto
  • 6 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter


Cut in half each mini baguette, and spread each half with butter.
In a hot pan place the halves of bread and let brown, be careful not to burn the bread.

Remove from the pan and place a slice of cheese and chicken pieces in a half of bread and 2 teaspoons of pesto on the other half.
Assemble the two halves in the same pan add a teaspoon of butter and place the sandwich to brown the outside.

Serve immediately.

This recipe makes 6 sandwich.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy


DSC_0814I enjoy聽making easy recipes, to help us prepare a delicious meal that does not require a lot of time when doing them.Exclusively for you at home who need quick recipes I made this delicious rice with shrimp that is full of flavor, it is very easy to make and is ideal to serve on special occasions like birthday parties.
Made with ingredients you usually have in the house, and very economical.
I invite you to prepare the rice and give me your opinion.
Enjoy it.


11/2 cup uncooked parboiled rice
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound medium shrimp, clean and deveined
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
3 cups water
1 teaspoon Old Bay season
1 teaspoon paprika
1 small bag of frozen mix peas and carrots
salt and pepper to taste


In a saucepan heat 1 teaspoon of oil, add onion and garlic, sprinkle with a little salt and cook for 3 minutes, add the rice, paprika and old bay season, stir well.
Add mixed vegetables, green onions and shrimp, stir well. Season with salt and pepper, add the water, stir and cover the pan, lower the heat and let it cook for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes turn off the heat and let the rice stand for 10 minutes.
Add the cilantro before serving.

This recipe makes 8 servings.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 33 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy


For the celebrations of these months as expected, we need snacks, practical and easy to make, because we do not know at what point we will need them.
These delicious croissants are ideal for meetings, parties, or just for an afternoon in the company of friends, rest assured that they will be a hit at any event.
Stuffed with cream cheese, Dijon mustard, Asiago cheese and chives, they will be a big hit.

  • 2 tubes ( 8 ounces ) refrigerated crescents rolls
  • 1 cup grated Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and Dijon mustard.

Extend and separate the croissants, spread a teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in each one, place cheese and scallion, close to shape the croissant.

Place on a tray and bake for 12 minutes.

Once ready, serve and enjoy.

This recipe makes 16 croissants.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Versi贸n en espa帽olCLICK AQUI

Para las celebraciones de estos meses debemos tener a la mano bocadillos, pr谩cticos y f谩ciles de hacer, ya que no sabemos en que momento los vamos a necesitar para una actividad.
Estos deliciosos croissants son ideales para reuniones, fiestas, o simplemente para una tarde en compania de amigos, tenga la seguridad de que ser谩n un 茅xito en cualquier evento.
Rellenos de queso crema con mostaza dijon, queso Asiago y cebollinos, ser谩n una sensaci贸n.
Que los disfrute.


  • 2 tubos de pasta lista para Croissants
  • 1 taza de queso Asiago rallado
  • 1/2 taza de cebollinos picados
  • 1/4 taza de queso crema
  • 1 cucharada de mostaza dijon
  • 2 cucharaditas de sal gruesa


Precaliente el horno a 350 grados

En un taz贸n mezcle el queso crema y la mostaza dijon.

Extienda y separe los croissants, unte una cucharadita de la mezcla de queso crema en cada uno, coloque queso y cebollino, cierre dando forma al croissant.

Coloque en una bandeja y hornee por 12 minutos.

Una vez listo, sirva y disfrute.

De esta receta salen 16 croissants.

Tiempo de preparaci贸n: 10 minutos
Tiempo de cocci贸n: 12 minutos
Nivel de la receta: Facil



This is definitely a very easy and delicious recipe, perfect for those days when you want to prepare something different and fast for breakfast or snack.
The amazing contrast between sweet and savory is delicious, I know you will love it.
Delicious little breads filled with jam and condensed milk, the perfect combination.
This recipe is very easy and quick to prepare, allowing you to spend a pleasant time with family or friends while enjoying these delicious Biscuits.

  • 1 tube of 8 units Biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons of condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple jam
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, mix the condensed milk with jam.

Separate in half each of the Biscuits, place a teaspoon of filling on one half and place the other half on top, pressing the edges seal well with a fork.
Place on a tray.

Mix the egg with the water and brush each biscuits, sprinkle cinnamon and bake for 17 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely.

Serve and enjoy.

This recipe makes 8 Biscuits.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 17 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

Versi贸n en espa帽olCLICK AQUI

Esta es definitivamente una receta muy f谩cil y deliciosa, ideal para esos d铆as en los que queremos 聽preparar algo diferente y r谩pido para el desayuno o merienda.
El incre铆ble contraste entre lo dulce y salado es delicioso, yo se que le va a encantar.
Pancitos rellenos de deliciosa jalea y leche condensada, la combinaci贸n perfecta.
Esta es una receta muy f谩cil y r谩pida de preparar, lo cual le permitir谩 pasar un agradable rato en familia o con amigos y al mismo tiempo disfrutar de estos delicioso Biscuits.
Que los disfruten.


  • 1 tubo de 8 unidades de Biscuits
  • 2 cucharadas de leche condensada
  • 1/2 taza de jalea de Pina
  • 1 cucharadita de canela
  • 1 huevo
  • 1/2 cucharadita de agua


Precaliente el horno a 350 grados F.

En un taz贸n mezcle la leche condensada con la jalea.
Separe por la mitad cada uno de los Biscuits, coloque una cucharadita del relleno en una de las mitades y coloque la otra mitad por encima, cierre bien las orillas presionando con un tenedor. Coloque en una bandeja.

Mezcle el huevo con el agua y barnice cada uno de los biscuits, rocie la canela y lleve al horno por 17 minutos.

Saque del horno y deje enfriar completamente.

Sirva y disfrute.

De esta receta salen 8 Biscuits.

Tiempo de preparaci贸n: 10 minutos
Tiempo de cocci贸n: 17 minutos
Nivel de la receta: Facil