About Author Steve Hanson

Steve Hanson is the author of The Dax and Zippa Series, Monsters Midnight Feast, Wizards In The West, Butterflies Don't Chew Bubblegum and The Whens. View his Profile.

Valentine Cavities

valentine cavities

I saw this cake pan at the store. If you look at the bottom of the picture it says, “6 Cavities.” I thought it would be funny if that were how many cavities you got by eating all the cakes. Imagine if baking pans, candy bars, cookies, and soft drinks all started listing how many cavities you would get by using them!

Homemade Bread

homemade bread

Hey everyone. We’re going to try blogging a bit more and include some things that don’t really relate to our books, but we love.

I love fresh cooked bread (that amazing smell!) and I love eating those fancy breads you have to crunch through to reach a warm, fluffy, bubble-filled interior. It’s been a passion of mine to try to bake something like that at home. The last couple years, my wife has had to suffer through some pretty terrible loaves: rock hard, super salty, too mushy, and too sour (when I was trying sour dough).

BUT… over the holidays, I finally figured out how to do it! The secret was to bake the bread in a covered pot in a really hot oven. Here’s the recipe and technique I tried. The actual recipe is quite easy—you don’t even need to kneed! The hardest part was finding a pot with a lid that could safely be baked at 450 degrees.

How do like your bread? White bread? Whole wheat? No crusts? Crunchy French bread?

Kids Jokes about Fall

Kids Jokes about Fall & Autumn

* Who helps little pumpkins cross the road to school?
– The Crossing Gourd!

* How do you get an Elephant out of your tree?
– Ask him to sit on a leaf and wait until Fall!

* What did one leaf say to another?
– I’m falling for you.

* What’s the cutest season?
– Awwwwtumn.

* What do you get if you drop a pumpkin?
– Squash!

* What did the tree say to autumn?
– Leaf me alone.

* Why did the scarecrow win the Nobel Prize?
– He was “out standing in his field.”

* Why did Humpty Dumpty have a great fall?
– To make up for his terrible summer!

Kids Jokes about Snakes

snake jokes for kids

* What snakes are found on cars?
– Windshield vipers!

* How do snakes weigh themselves?
– With their scales!

* Why are snakes hard to trick?
– No one can pull their leg!

* Why did the boa constrictors get married?
– They had a crush on each other!

* Why couldn’t the snake talk?
– He had a frog in his throat!

* What do you get when you cross a snake and a dessert?
– A pie-thon!

* What did the snake put on his floor?
– Rep-tiles!

Frog Jokes for Kids

* What do frogs wear on their feet?
– Open toad shoes!

* What do you call a frog with no hind legs?
– Unhoppy!

* What do stylish frogs wear?
– Jumpsuits!

* What’s a frog’s favorite day?
– Leap day!

* What did one toad say to the other?
– Wart’s new!

* What has more lives that a cat?
– A frog goes croaks every night!

* Why are frogs so happy?
– They eat what bugs them!

* What happens when two frogs collide?
– They get tongue tied!

* What happens when a frog parks in a no-parking zone?
– His beetle gets toad!

* What do you call a girl with a frog in her hair?
– Lily!

* Why are frogs such liars?
– They are amFIBians!

Swimming Jokes for Kids

Swimming Jokes For Kids

* Why did the teacher stick her finger in the pool?
– She wanted to test the water!

* What is a polar bear’s favorite stroke?
– The Blubber-fly!

* Why are spiders good swimmers?
– They have webbed feet!

* Why don’t vegetarians swim in competitions?
– They hate meets!

* How do you say hi to a swimmer?
– Wave!

* Why can elephants swim whenever they want?
– They always have trunks!

* What exercise is the best for swimmers?
– Pool-ups!

* What did Cinderella wear on her feet when she went for a swim?
– Glass Flippers!

* Where do ghosts like to go swim?
– Lake Eerie or the Dead Sea!

Baseball Jokes for Kids

Baseball Jokes For Kids

* How is a baseball team hire a baker?
– They needed a good batter!

* What did the baseball glove say to the ball?
– Catch ya later!

* Which baseball player holds the water?
– The pitcher!

* When does the Queen watch baseball?
– If it’s a knight game!

* How do baseball players keep in touch?
– They touch base!

* What does a baseball player do when he loses his eyesight?
– Become an umpire!

* Why is Yankee Stadium the coolest place to be?
– It’s full of fans!

* What animal is best at baseball?
– The bat!

* What do baseball players eat on?
– Home plates!

* Why was Cinderella so bad at baseball?
– She had a pumpkin for a coach!

* Why was Cinderella kicked off the baseball team?
– She ran away from the ball!

* What are the rules in zebra baseball?
– Three stripes and you’re out!