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No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe

No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe

No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe My favorite thing about this No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe is not only that the cookies taste great, but that they actually hold their shape when baked!  There is no need to worry if they will run together, or become misshapen!  While we are doing these with Valentine Hearts in(…)

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Vegan Snickerdoodles

Vegan Snickerdoodles

Vegan Snickerdoodles Ingredients: 1 cup non-hydrogenated vegan margarine, softened (Earth Balance margarine) 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 TBSP non-dairy milk 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup corn starch 1 tsp. cream of tartar 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt CINNAMON – SUGAR FOR ROLLING 1/3 cup sugar 1(…)

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Last Minute Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Last Minute Christmas Stocking Stuffers

We are nearing the end of our shopping days. The hustle and bustle has us rushing around to finish the cookies, buy and wrap presents, mail Christmas cards and more. I don’t know about you but as my children are getting older I find it harder to find Christmas Stocking Stuffers that are stocking sized,(…)

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A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels

A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels

As most of you know I am always looking to add art into our homeschool. My goal has been to engage the kids in at least one art project per month. This month I have had the opportunity to review and use A Simple Start in Christmas Chalk Pastels from Southern Hodgepodge. Using the Christmas(…)

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20 Fun Educational Games To Play With Your Kids

20 Fun Educational Games To Play With Your Kids

Looking for a Christmas or Hanukkah gift? Got a birthday party coming up to attend? Or maybe you just need a new fun educational games to play at home with the kids? This is the list for you. These have all been hits in our house. Some a geared for younger, some older, but most(…)

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Duct Tape Christmas Crafts

Duct Tape Christmas Crafts

While shopping for another craft project our kids got excited about the Christmas patterned duct tape they saw. We decided to purchase some in both Christmas patterns and colors to try our hand at some duct tape Christmas crafts. I found three different crafts for us to try using the duct tape. It also happened(…)

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Christmas Tree Science ~ Resources for Studying Conifers

Christmas Tree Science ~ Resources for Studying Conifers

Each year we set out about 3 weeks before Christmas to cut down our Christmas tree.  Check out our Christmas Tree Memories to get a look at what a fun experience it can be to cut down your own tree.  We bundle up and head out to a local tree farm where you can find a(…)

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Choosing Charity for Christmas ~ Operation Christmas Child

Choosing Charity for Christmas ~ Operation Christmas Child

Every year during the month of November we take some time to participate in Operation Christmas Child. My teenager has been filling two boxes each year for many years. (It’s Time for Operation Christmas Child, Operation Christmas Child) What is even more special about this fact is that she has done so with her own(…)

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Snicker Doodles

Snicker Doodles

Snicker Doodles Makes about 6 dozen cookies Ingredients: 1 cup soft shortening 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 3/4 cups flour 2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon Directions: 1. Heat over to 400 degrees. 2. Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs thoroughly. 3. Mix flour, cream of(…)

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White Trash

White Trash

White Trash Ingredients: 3 cups Cheerios 6 cups Crispex 2 lbs. plain M&M’s 12 oz. honey roasted peanuts 2 lbs. white chocolate wafers Directions: 1. Combine all dry ingredients (everything but white chocolate wafers) into a large mixing bowl. 2. Melt chocolate either in a double boiler on the stove, or in the microwave (approx.(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Christmas Memories 2012

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Christmas Memories 2012

Last year after Christmas I posted a Wordless (almost) Wednesday about Christmas Emotions. One of the stories there was about Joey and his innovative wrapping techniques. This year I have another story to tell pertaining to a new method of wrapping Joey came up with this year! For whatever reason each one of our children(…)

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