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Entries in Recipes (17)

Monday
Jul022012

QUICK CRACKER CANDY FOR A CROWD- Recipe

When I was little, one of my sister's friends made this candy for us, and it has been a part of the family recipe book ever since!  I don't know the origin of the recipe... we call it "Karen's Candy" - named after our friend that brought it to us.  It is so, so easy and so, so yummy!  My children and I just made it, and we added red white and blue sprinkles to make it festive for the Fourth of July.  With or without sprinkles, it is always a hit!  I always leave some without sprinkles for the adults~

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Thursday
Nov172011

COOKIES, TURKEYS, AND A (FREE) THANKSGIVING BANNER

My son's class recently did "C Week" and "O Week", and so I sent in these yummy Cranberry-Oatmeal cookies to go along with the theme.  A new, local bake shop made the cookies and shared the recipe with us.  Thank you, to Kumquat Mae, for sharing her yummy treats with us- they are perfect for this time of year!  Keep reading for a cute turkey craft and for a FREEBIE!

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Monday
Nov142011

SIMPLE THANKSGIVING RECIPES

Having a few, simple, "go-to" recipes at Thanksgiving is always nice!  Here are three of my favorites that are geared toward the little ones seated around the table.  They are also easy for a classroom!

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Monday
Aug082011

BACK TO SCHOOL FUN

It's almost time for the bell to ring to start a new school year!  Start the new school year off right with a few, easy ideas to brighten the day and add to the excitement!

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Thursday
Jul282011

FROZEN TREATS TO BEAT THE HEAT

It's HOT in our part of the country!  I decided to offer my children some frozen treats that are yummy on a hot day and aren't the same ole' ice cream or popsicle.  My mom used to make these for us when we were kids, and so now I am making them for my children...

CRANBERRY POPS~

The recipe is about as EASY as it gets and the children can do it!  I must say, it sounds a little strange...but they are a hit! 

To make Cranberry Pops all you do is stir one 8 oz. container of Cool Whip with a 16 oz can of Whole Cranberry Sauce (I told you it sounded strange).  Spoon into muffin tins and freeze.  I recommend mini muffin tins for the younger ones.   Of course, the kids loved lining the muffin pans with cupcake liners and spooning the mixture in to each slot.

We also decided to try a couple of other varieties...Pineapple Pops and Peach Pops!

These were yummy, too.  To make, just replace the cranberries with a can of chopped peaches (drained) or crushed pineapple.

We also love frozen grapes at our house.  I cannot keep enough in the freezer at a time! 

I sprinkled a little bit of sugar on them before freezing but that is optional~

When I taught 2nd grade, I had a wonderful grandmother of a student come visit our class to share a little about her childhood.  She was raised in Panama where it was very hot and there was no air conditioning.  On the day she visited our classroom, she brought along  one of her favorite childhood treats for us to enjoy- frozen ORANGES!  I love to give these to my children when they are outside playing, and it is so, so hot.  I set them on a table on the porch on a covered plate and let them thaw a little so that they can squeeze the juice.

My son loves the oranges!  It is a different kind of treat that they aren't expecting.  I have to admit, they are yummy on a really hot day!  And the best news is that if they don't like them frozen, it only takes a short time to thaw in this heat!

Enjoy!