52 Weeks of Literature Fun- Week 1: Call It Courage

52 Weeks of Literature Fun will include a book with activities and printables we have enjoyed for each book. Depending on the age of your students and how you are implementing this into your day; the activities listed below shall aid in finding learning curves, fun summer ideas to go with extra read aloud book or in creating a literature…

DIY Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Recipe

Starbucks is known for a few things. Honestly it is not a “big” thing here. We have a few “small” non- franchise coffee shops within a 1/2 hour commute that people will pass up Starbuck any day to drive there. However, having had Starbucks several times, they do have good coffee and some baked goods not found at the local…

Mexican Scallop Delight

Perhaps our new favorite squash to grow is this beauty, Early Scallop Squash. After 45 days, this big pile of bushy greens, begins to pop out small white scallops of squash. The flesh is a soft and creamy in color and makes many great dishes. So with so many favorite squashes and your ordinary way of cooking, baking and eating…

52 Weeks of Literature Fun

Books, books books!!! We absolutely love to read!!! Reading is especially enjoyable when it comes to life. Whether we are reading about a foreign country, a new adventure or a prize winning recipe; making the book come alive leaves a memorable experience and great opportunities to explore while learning. Over the next 52 weeks I will pick a book and…

Carrot Cake Jam

Jellies and Jams are a staple for any family with children. For some, a delicacy. Over the years, my children had identified their go-to favorites for delicious sandwich jelly and jams, as well as their absolute favorite delicacies. “We need more _____________ jam, can you please make more soon.” What is that favorite, perhaps generational recipe for your household? If…

World Best Pumpkin Bars (*A Large family Pumpkin Pie Cheat*)

Pumpkin. Need I say more? Not pumpkin pie filling, but the pure flesh of a fresh pumpkin, NUM! We bake our Amish Pumpkin Pie pumpkins straight from the garden. After baking, we cool and make pumpkin puree in the blender. Next we set aside all we will immediately use and store the rest in the freezer for winter usage. Pumpkin…

Sweet Squash Cakes

As crazy as this sounds, winter squash cakes are delicious! Perhaps it’s the fact that I love breakfast comfort food. Maybe it’s my love for winter squashed baked to perfection with melted butter running down the sides (like my pancakes). Either way, the fact that I can combine those two items for breakfast is absolutely wonderful. This recipe is so…

Garden Muffins

Having a flexible recipe is just that, flexible. But, how do share a recipe based on indefinites? LOL. Well, to cut to the chase I will share it by the recipe I made last since it was delicious! Feel free to half the recipe, but this feed my tribe (1) breakfast and (2) snacks. Or 24 regular (full) muffins. In…

Best Green Beans Ever

~Heat oven to 400 degrees. Next, place 8 oz or 1/2 package of bacon on a small cookie sheet. ~In a large skillet place 3 Tablespoons of butter. Melt on low heat. Add 3 cloves of fresh garlic, and a pinch of salt. ~Trim and snap approximately 1 pound of fresh green beans AND add to your skillet. Cover (while…

52 Weeks of Literature Fun

**A 52 Weeks of Literature Fun Repost** Books, books books!!! We absolutely love to read!!! Reading is especially enjoyable when it comes to life. Whether we are reading about a foreign country, a new adventure or a prize winning recipe; making the book come alive leaves a memorable experience and great opportunities to explore while learning. Over the next 52…