Karen’s Killer Fixin’s #Children’s #Educational #Fiction: QUEEN VERNITA SLEEPS BY THE SANDY FIRESIDE by Dr. Dawn Menge #Recipe ~ S’MORES CONES

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, DR. DAWN MENGE, and her favorite recipe for S’MORES CONES by Tasty!



Children’s Educational Fiction



Queen Vernita sleeps by the sandy fireside – Kindle edition by Dr. Dawn Menge. Children Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

The Queen of the Land of Quails is packing her tent, sleeping bag and s’mores ingredients to meet twelve of her wonderful new friends at Jalama beach. This magical year is filled with 31 bathing suits, sunscreen, camera and unknown bravery as she tries new activities along the beautiful waves. Sit with the Queen as she watches the sun set on the vast ocean and collects sand dollars to make unique crafts.

Her journey takes her to a new camping spot every month, where she tries, surfing, deep sea fishing, attends her first fish fry, sandcastle making contest, kite flying, wind gliding, racoon and sea creatures and s’more making by the cozy campfire.


Children’s Educational Fiction



Summer’s greatest treasures

“Mom! My fingers are stuck together.  The marshmallows are too melted.” Blake said with a scrunched-up nose as he wiped his gooey hands all over his mom’s sweater.

“Blakey, that’s what makes it so much better.  Roasting the cones over a toasty fire and having the marshmallows and chocolate all melted into the cone.” Maddie patiently explained to her slightly younger cousin.

“I know Madison but the sand by the fireside is all over me and it’s crunchy in my teeth. I had so much fun learning to body surf today in the waves of Jalama Beach.  I am tired and a little bit sunburned. “The very sleepy Blake curled up into his dad’s lap and closed his eyes.

“Hey Jeremy, how is the fish fry coming along?  Did you catch enough for all of us?  Or were you too busy chasing Maddie down the beach when you were teaching her to fly her kite today?”  Josh teased Jeremy who was the newest cook for the day.

“You know I caught enough for several fish fry’s!  I’m the master fisherman of this family!”  Jeremy replied as he waved his spatula in the air to emphasize his mastery.

“OK, but don’t leave too much out for the racoons tonight. You know how much they like to get into all our goodies. And put all your drinks away so the bees don’t hover around us!”

Summer camping is the best memories that a family can make.  Falling asleep to the sound of the ocean waves, the twinkling of the stars and the soft glow of the campfire embeds into a child’s mind the togetherness of family and nature.  Cozy up with your child this summer and follow the Queen and her active family as they spend an entire year along the sandy beaches of her Kingdom.  Learn to fly kites, body surf, fish, feed an Ostrich and Emu, and making yummy S’mores by the fireside.


Dr. Dawn Menge has won forty-one International awards as the author of the Queen Vernita educational series including the Special Recognition Champion Award from Conquering Disabilites with film festival. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, a Master’s Degree and a Clear Credential in moderate/severe disabilities, and a Bachelor’s Degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching students with severe cognitive delays for over twenty years, lectures and is a teacher mentor.  She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California.

Links to Dawn’s website, blog, books, #ad etc.:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3iiIV2x

Website: Http://www.drdawnmenge.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dawn.menge1

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dawnmenge

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/queenvernita

I hope you enjoy the recipe Dawn is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!


P.S. We’re at 541 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right-hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.



Favorite recipe for kids camping, the theme of my new book!

Find the recipe here:

S’mores Cones Recipe by Tasty


Special Giveaway: Dawn will give away a signed paperback copy of QUEEN VERNITA SLEEPS BY THE SANDY FIRESIDE to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog. Happy Reading!


Thanks, Dawn, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

5 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s #Children’s #Educational #Fiction: QUEEN VERNITA SLEEPS BY THE SANDY FIRESIDE by Dr. Dawn Menge #Recipe ~ S’MORES CONES”

  1. This will be a treat , in both senses of the word, for those with children….
    Thanks for sharing…
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  2. Good morning, Dawn, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. What a treat for children, both the recipe and the adventure book! I have several grandchildren who would love both. Thanks for sharing your fun book with us today!

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