Easy Snacks Using Refrigerator Biscuits

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Refrigerator Biscuit Donuts Making biscuit donuts was always lots of fun for a Saturday morning with the kids. We just popped open a can of biscuits, cut out holes with a soda bottle top, and fried holes and rings in oil to a golden turn. While they were hot, we flavored our biscuit donuts in ways only limited by our imagination. We made a traditional … Continue reading Easy Snacks Using Refrigerator Biscuits

Balsamic Ginger Chicken One-Pan Dinner With Roasted Veggies

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One Pan Dinners With school back in session, it’s time once again to look for ways to cut time in the kitchen and still come up with a healthy, tasty dinner.  Crock pot meals are great, of course, but the one-pan dinners baked in the oven are also great time savers. I like them because the veggies retain a flavor and texture of their own. … Continue reading Balsamic Ginger Chicken One-Pan Dinner With Roasted Veggies

DIY Rustic Flower Vase

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Rustic Flower Arrangements All of those lovely wildflowers we find in the woods and wastelands, spring, summer, and fall make delightful (and free) arrangements to enjoy for entertaining, weddings, and any special event. They are also nice to have around in the house or out on the porch or patio. A DIY rustic flower vase compliments those wildflowers nicely. And the best part is, they … Continue reading DIY Rustic Flower Vase

Roasted Cabbage Wedges: Versatile Side Dish

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  Roasted Cabbage “Steaks” Are you looking for a snazzy, quirky new side dish? Roasted cabbage wedges or cabbage “steaks” as they are sometimes called may just be it. Fresh cabbage is sliced into wedges and brushed with olive oil, rubbed with crushed garlic, and sprinkled with Kosher salt and cracked pepper. They are roasted on a cookie sheet in a medium oven. Roasted cabbage wedges … Continue reading Roasted Cabbage Wedges: Versatile Side Dish

DIY Arrangements Using Fall Wildflowers

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  Simple Beautiful Wildflower Arrangments A stroll through a park, meadow or forest is a wonderful way to unwind and get in touch with the cycle of life. Blue skies and vibrant colors on an autumn will inspire you to spice up your traditional decor this year with your imagination and what you find on your walks. The daily grind of life often smothers our … Continue reading DIY Arrangements Using Fall Wildflowers

Using The Calendar For Teaching Basic Math Concepts

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Elementary Math Using the Calendar A calendar is a great tool for teaching basic skills to elementary age children. Walk in any elementary classroom and you will likely see a colorful, seasonal calendar attached to a bulletin board and surrounded by a variety of teaching aids. A table may be added to the area to hold manipulatives, games and task cards, making it double as … Continue reading Using The Calendar For Teaching Basic Math Concepts

Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Kids: The Funny Face Gang

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  Food Research and Healthy Eating Do you remember Rootin’ Tootin’ Raspberry, Goofy Grape, Lefty Lemon and the rest of the Funny Face Drink mix gang? They were powdered drink mixes introduced by the Pillsbury company in 1964. Promoted as a sugar-free, artificially sweetened beverage, they were designed to be highly appealing to children. The Funny Face gang gave Kool-Aid man some stiff competition until … Continue reading Healthy Smoothie Recipes For Kids: The Funny Face Gang

Sub Sandwich Recipe: Easy Healthy Pizza Sub

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  Pizza Recipes Did you ever know anyone who didn’t like pizza? Probably not since pizza is quite possibly one of the world’s favorite foods. In fact, the Neapolitan, a true Italian pizza is number two on the World’s 50 most favorite foods. With a few simple ingredients, it’s probably the local version of US southern cornbread. A crust made of wheat flour, three kinds of … Continue reading Sub Sandwich Recipe: Easy Healthy Pizza Sub

Writing Your First Novel: How To Get Started.

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Manual for First Time Fiction Writers If you decided to learn how to do your own plumbing around the house, where would you start? Assuming, that is, that you didn’t want to attend a trade school? You might consider a self-help book like Plumbing for Dummies, right? That’s just the way I got started on writing my first novel. That, along with some very good … Continue reading Writing Your First Novel: How To Get Started.

Organizing The Early Childhood Classroom

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The Life of an Early Childhood Teacher   Pay scales for teachers remain a debated issue ranging from merit pay to the traditional yearly step increase. Having teaching experience at every grade level in both general and special education, I have always been a proponent of what I call the “youngest student rule” which states the “younger the student, the greater the pay”. I base … Continue reading Organizing The Early Childhood Classroom