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Feat Loaded Skillet Cookie Asteroid

Loaded Skillet Cookie Asteroid

SPAAAAAACCCE COOKIES!!!!!  The theme of our March BreACK! 2015 is “Imagined Galaxies.” And we’re sticking to that with one bang-up good treat. The characters in the story I wrote for the kids to read and illustrate this week kick back and relax by making cookies in a skillet on their space-ship. They dump whatever treats they […]

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Chocolate Peaanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing

MARCH breACK! 2013: Mrs. Haymaadm’s “Salmon” Wedding Cakes [Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing]

Today, in our Illustrate-Your-Own Book, Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Ahma’s former guardian married another spirit bear and became Mrs. Haymaadm. Here’s the kid-friendly version of  her popular “Salmon” Wedding Cakes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing Print Recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013 is Coming…

You may have been wondering where we’ve been the past few weeks….Preparing for MARCH breACK! 2013, of course! As you may know, we are pretty serious about our March Break festivities.  Each year, I write a short chapter book for the kids to read and illustrate over the course of the week. So far, we’ve […]

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Carrot King Cake

Carrot King Cake

I realize now that my first experience with King Cake wasn’t eating my first delicious slice with my friend Robin, but watching others “negotiating” with it in a movie. When we were dating, my husband and I went to go see The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at a rep theatre. There, we watched Madame Emery [Anne […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 24, Christmas Eve Checklist

□ Make sure there are enough cookies for Santa. If not, make some more! □ Prepare the Cannoli Buche de Noel for tomorrow’s Christmas dinner. □ Go to Family Mass □ Indulge in the Feast of the Seven Fishes □ Drink Hot Chocolate and Sing Carols. □ Leave Cookies, Milk, and Maybe Even Some Reindeer Biscuits by the Fire

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day 19

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 19, Pre-Christmas Concert Pizza Party with Quick & Easy Individual Thin Crust Pizzas

Today, we’re making our quick and easy thin-crust pizzas for a little supper before the kids’ Christmas Concert at school. Print Recipe Quick & Easy Individual Thin Crust Pizzas adapted from thekitchn makes 4 5.5-in pizzas Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season IngredientsFor the Crust.75 c warm water1 tsp yeast2 c flour.5 tsp saltolive oil […]

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day 15

Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 15, Gingerbread Party, Design, Build, Decorate

Today, the kids are going to have a Gingerbread Party. They’ll cut, bake, and DECORATE some gingerbread cookie cutouts. Then, they’ll use paper and charcoal pencils to DESIGN the ultimate gingerbread house. Finally, they’ll use store-bought royal icing, graham crackers, ice cream cones, some of those gingerbread men, and candies [even a few leftovers from […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: An Introduction

Get Ready! Our ADVENT SHADOWBOX 2012 project starts TOMORROW! So what is it? An Advent Calendar is a staple in our house. Last year, I came up with a new way to display our daily activity for the kids: The Advent Shadowbox. Each day in Advent, I post a message in a shadowbox picture frame with an […]

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Bakesale Bestsellers II: Wonder Bars, A Flexible Recipe

Last year’s Bakesale Bestsellers: Sugar Cookie Wands were a hit, raising tons of change for the kids’ school. Even so, I couldn’t just repeat myself again… This year, I needed somthing easy and quick. So, I fiddled with a recipe I think I must have cribbed from the back of either a box of graham […]

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