Fall Themed Cupcakes: Autumn Color Frosting and Candy Acorn Toppers

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Beautiful autumn color can inspire just about anything, even cupcakes. Celebrate the season with my autumn-inspired cupcakes. Granny Smith apples and spice give these cupcakes the flavor of the season. They smell wonderful while they’re baking and give the kitchen such a warm, homey feeling. To frost your fall cupcakes, experiment with mixing just the right amounts of yellow, brown, red and orange food colors. … Continue reading Fall Themed Cupcakes: Autumn Color Frosting and Candy Acorn Toppers

Using Acorns, Seeds, Pods And Pine Cones In Fall Decor

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Fall Decorating Using Acorns Seed Pods and Pine Cone I love the rustic feel and colors of Autumn. All the pine cones, seeds, and seed pods signify the end of the growing season. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures that can make some interesting crafts. Use them as part of flower arrangements or in Fall crafts such as a sustainable pine … Continue reading Using Acorns, Seeds, Pods And Pine Cones In Fall Decor

Use A Real Pumpkin As A Planter For Fall Flowers

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The Season of the Pumpkin Pumpkins are a big part of fall and the end-of-the-year holidays from jack-o-lanterns to pumpkin pies. All around town this time of year, you can find pumpkin-flavored coffee, pumpkin ice cream and all sorts of pumpkin treats. You see them stacked by scarecrows and hay bales on lawns. Here’s a cool idea for using pumpkins. Make a pumpkin planter for … Continue reading Use A Real Pumpkin As A Planter For Fall Flowers

Egg Free Cookies: Peanut Butter Cinnamon

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Egg Free Cookies Scenario one: It is a snow day and you and the kids get the urge to make a batch of fresh, hot homemade cookies. You get out your favorite cookie recipes and decide on peanut butter cookies. But alas, you go to check on your ingredients. You are out of eggs, and you can’t get to the market anytime soon. Scenario two: … Continue reading Egg Free Cookies: Peanut Butter Cinnamon

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