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  • Brown Bread Recipe
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    Brown Bread Recipe

    Homemade bread fresh out of the oven always smells and tastes delicious. During the holiday season, I always make a couple loaves of the brown bread that my family loves to have with Christmas dinner. I also make the recipe throughout the year whenever I want fresh bread. Ingredients 2 1/3 cups water 2 cups […] More

  • Christmas, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry
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    Christmas, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry

    Learn more about Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) by studying the spellings of some vocabulary words related to the Christmas holiday: Christmas, Yuletide, decoration, angel, mistletoe, ornament, poinsettia, fruitcake, eggnog, and gingerbread. Structured Word Inquiry English spelling is rule-based. There are no exceptions, just more rules to uncover. I have yet to find a word whose […] More

  • Tangy Lime Cream Cookies Recipe
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    Tangy Lime Cream Cookies Recipe

    Baking cookies with my family during the holiday season is a tradition in my house. One of our favorite types of cookies is thumbprint cookies. This year I also made a variation on our classic thumbprint cookies: tangy lime cream cookies. The tangy lime filling pairs deliciously with the semi-sweet cookie. Ingredients Filling 2/3 cup […] More

  • Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe
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    Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies Recipe

    I recently purchased my first cookie press because I love baking many different types of cookies for the holidays. I started with a classic spritz cookie and then began experimenting. I made a cinnamon spritz cookie, which my family raved about. Because my family also loves peanut butter blossoms, I decided to try a peanut […] More

  • Cinnamon Spritz Cookies Recipe
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    Cinnamon Spritz Cookies Recipe

    Last week my new cookie press arrived, and I made my first batch of classic spritz cookies. I love the buttery flavor of the classic version but wanted to try some variations. Cinnamon is a flavor that I associate with the holiday season, so I removed the almond extract of the classic recipe and added […] More

  • Classic Spritz Cookies Recipe
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    Classic Spritz Cookies Recipe

    Baking cookies is one of my favorite holiday activities. Although I love to make all types of cookies, one of my favorites to eat is butter cookies. I love the light buttery flavor. This year I bought myself a cookie press. My mom has one, but I had never used one before. I wanted to […] More

  • Thanksgiving, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry
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    Thanksgiving, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry

    Learn more about Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) by studying the spellings of some vocabulary words related to the Thanksgiving holiday: Thanksgiving, gratitude, turkey, cranberry, Thursday, squash, cornucopia, delicious, acorn, and potato. Structured Word Inquiry English spelling is rule-based. There are no exceptions, just more rules to uncover. I have yet to find a word whose […] More

  • Autumn, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry
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    Autumn, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry

    Learn more about Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) by studying the spellings of some vocabulary words related to the autumn season: autumn, September, October, November, scarecrow, equinox, harvest, chestnut, deciduous, and chilly. Structured Word Inquiry English spelling is rule-based. There are no exceptions, just more rules to uncover. I have yet to find a word whose […] More

  • Halloween, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry
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    Halloween, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry

    Learn more about Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) by studying the spellings of some vocabulary words related to the Halloween holiday: Halloween, pumpkin, costume, zombie, cauldron, ghastly, enchant, skeleton, vampire, and candy. Structured Word Inquiry English spelling is rule-based. There are no exceptions, just more rules to uncover. I have yet to find a word whose […] More

  • Buttercup Squash Soup Recipe
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    Buttercup Squash Soup Recipe

    Ingredients 1 buttercup squash 4 cups of chicken broth 2 cups of milk 1 packet of onion soup mix 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon of salt 1 teaspoon of black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut the buttercup squash in half. Remove the seeds. Oil a baking sheet. Place the squash […] More

  • Apple Crisp Recipe
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    Apple Crisp Recipe

      Apple crisp is one of my favorite apple recipes. I love the mix of sweet apples with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. With two apple trees in my yard, I have plenty of apples to make one of my favorite and super easy desserts. Ingredients 6 cups of chopped apples 1/4 cup plus 4 […] More

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