An easy picture frame craft for elementary-age students to make for their moms for Mother's Day or another special occasion. Younger children may need some help tracing, cutting, and folding.
Have you ever made a May basket? They are fun and easy to make, and they bring joy to the neighborhood! Enjoy this forgotten tradition of welcoming Spring on May 1st!
This is a simple and fun project to do for any kid or kid at heart. It only takes four ingredients to make this puffy paint. It is fun for all ages to decorate outside, especially in this time of social distancing and warming weather. Enjoy!
These are a couple of fun and beautiful projects to make with elementary-aged kids at home in the style of Claude Monet.
This is a very tasty and refreshing side (or light main) dish. It's one of my favorite salads to make with tomatoes as soon as they all start getting ripe once the summer nears its end.
A quick and easy weeknight meal that uses leftover ham and is a sure winner dish for all ages. Ham and cheese, need I say more?
Georgia O'Keeffe is one of my favorite artists and it was fantastic to see the beautiful results of this project inspired by her floral and Southwest artwork.
Chicken salad is one of my favorite things to make with leftover chicken. This chicken salad starts with a rotisserie chicken so it is extremely flavorful and easy to make.
My family has been members of a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm for 3 years now. Each Spring I look forward to my organic asparagus and this has become my favorite way to prepare it.
Granola is an easy and healthy treat you can make at home. The great thing about making your own is that you can customize the recipe to your taste. This is my second recipe for granola on Hubpages.
This was a great project to do with my fifth graders. They are the oldest students at school and the only class that gets to make masks, it's very special to them and took two class periods to make.
Is it possible to cut back on the chemicals used in your home? I have tried using Norwex Cloths and this is my review of them. I am extremely impressed with their performance & will save money, too!
Banana bread is one of my favorite things and I love making it into mini-muffins! This recipe uses applesauce instead of oil, so it is a bit more healthy than regular recipes. Enjoy my recipe!
My elementary students absolutely did a great job making self-portraits! I was a bit leary about this lesson being over elementary students heads, but it was not and they drew wonderfully!
Biscuits and gravy is one of my favorite breakfasts after living in Texas three years. I have not made a serious attempt at home before and this is my first try at making easy, peppery sausage gravy.
I am always on the lookout for a new brownie recipe and I really wanted to try a cake mix batch of brownies. This started with a yellow cake mix; they turn out more cakey than fudgy, still delicious!
Pinch pots are a wonderful project to do with elementary students. The students absolutely love working with clay and almost any little container or cup can be made. The variations are almost endless.
This is an extremely easy mac 'n cheese to make at home. It is really cheesy and most kids and adults will love it! I hope you enjoy my simple macaroni and cheese.
This is a delicious use of leftover ham. The salad works great as a spread on crackers or on a sandwich. I hope you enjoy my easy ham salad.
I have made many different types of coleslaw and this one is my favorite on a BBQ sandwich. It is not as sweet as your typical coleslaw, but has a smooth, sweet flavor with a pepper finish. Enjoy!
This is a simple recipe to make in the slow cooker. When the roast is finished, it has a wonderful, sweet crust and an excellent flavor. Tomorrow, I will add BBQ sauce and make a pulled-pork sandwich.
This is a delicious shepherd's pie that is a treat to look at, too. It is based off of "America's Test Kitchen's" recipe with a few modifications. I hope you enjoy my version of their recipe!
This is an extremely easy soup to make with ham and navy beans. I hope you enjoy my recipe!
This is a two part recipe: one to make sourdough starter (this takes 10 days), and one to make sourdough bread using the starter. It is definitely worth the wait, I hope you enjoy my recipe!
This is an extremely easy way to prepare a whole chicken. It stays incredibly moist and is very flavorful. I hope you enjoy my "kinda" spicy chicken!
This pizza is easy, different and delicious! If you like chili cheese dogs, I believe you will like this. Hope you enjoy my recipe!
This is a delicious, simple soup to make in the slow cooker. It is extremely flavorful and hearty. There is also a nice "kick" in this potato soup. I hope you enjoy my recipe!
This is a very easy recipe to make in a crock pot. It only takes a few ingredients for this delicious dish and your whole family will love it! It also makes great leftovers, if there are any. Enjoy!
This is a very easy casserole to put together and has fantastic flavor. I have been looking for new ways to make ring bologna or smoked sausage and I have come up with my new favorite recipe! I hope if you get a chance to try it, you enjoy it as much as my family does!
These are delicious pancake puffs made in a cast iron Aebleskiver pan. It is also known as a Danish cake pan. You can use many different recipes to make slightly different puffs, and it's a very fun pan to use when you get the hang of it. I will be making doughnut puffs in the pan soon. I hope you...
This homemade granola has fantastic flavor, and is completely addicting. It is practically gluten-free, the brown sugar and the oats are questionable because of possible cross-contamination from wheat crops, but other than that it is gluten-free. My son loved it, and he is quite picky. This was my...
Put your crock pot to good use with this easy and tasty way to prepare chicken leg quarters. It only takes a minute to mix the ingredients together and pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Five hours later, dinner is served!
This is a very easy chicken pot pie recipe. I used butter crescent rolls for the topping, frozen peas, frozen corn and baby carrots for the veggies. I did use a can of cream of potato soup to give the sauce a little more body. It's very easy to do and dinner is ready in about an hour. Delicious!
This is my take on how to best write for HubPages and what it takes to be successful doing that. I have tried to make it informative on what it takes to be a good writer online and how to be a better writer at HubPages. I have had a great time writing in the community and as an apprentice.
This is an easy slow cooker roast with great onion flavor. It takes very few ingredients and is extremely savory and tender. This version has onions and mushrooms as the vegetables in it and makes a wonderful gravy with the addition of a little flour. I hope you enjoy my English pot roast recipe....
This is a very easy, yummy treat I came up with after reading about Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate. It is truly a heavenly, chocolatey delight in a frozen drink and is one of my new go to snacks. Use sugar free hot chocolate to make it even a bit healthier! I hope you enjoy my version of frozen...
This is a very easy way to prepare delicious chicken breasts, it is a quick weeknight meal with very few ingredients. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use the chicken for almost anything, even just dunking into a bbq or ranch sauce. The simple flavor can be altered very easily by adding...
Crayola Model Magic is a great material to use to make ornaments with kids. I have actually used it with grade school and high school students in the classroom. This year my grade school students made ornament gifts for their parents out of the model magic. They really enjoy building with this and...
This is a very easy scalloped potato and ham recipe. It uses cheddar cheese and American cheese, so the flavor is mild. I do add garlic to the recipe to give it a little kick. As long as you have some leftover ham, this dinner will be ready in an hour for you!
These are quite simply one of the best cookies I have ever made. The recipe is from an old restaurant in Madison, WI and includes semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and Andes mints. The mints I used instead of the original recipe of white chocolate chips. Easy and delicious, a cookie...
This is the most amazing cornbread I have ever had before! It is easy, moist, delicious and goes great with jelly, chili or BBQ. This was my first attempt at making cornbread from scratch and is my friend, Louise's recipe. I will never buy a Jiffy box mix cornbread again! I hope you enjoy the...
This recipe is my take on chicken fried rice, using leftover turkey and roasted cauliflower "rice". It is a wonderful dish to put leftover turkey in and is one meal where my husband (the meatatarian) will actually eat the cauliflower. In one word, it is fantastic! I hope you enjoy my turkey fried...
This is an easy appetizer made with cauliflower instead of pizza crust. It is simple to put together and very tasty dipped in pizza sauce. If you're looking for a healthy Italian style appetizer, you have found it!
This Hub covers two different easy methods for cooking fresh deer (venison) tenderloins. One way to make them is to pan-sear them in a hot skillet quickly with butter, onions, mushrooms and garlic. The other way is even more simple and takes a little bit longer. These are just baked in cream of...
This is a very easy way to make chicken legs soar off the plate. They are perfectly delicious and "fall off the bone" tender. It only takes a few minutes of preparation to make a meal your family will love. I hope you enjoy this very simple chicken dish.
This is a super easy ham to make for the holidays or anytime that ham is on sale at the store. I just bought two last week and estimate that I will get 2 or 3 meals out of each of them. This particular glaze only takes 6 ingredients and is easy to put together. This ham is very flavorful and tender...
This is my take on buffalo cauliflower bites made with quinoa flour breading/batter. It is a very tasty treat if you enjoy buffalo chicken bites. It is a gluten free appetizer, so if you have any gluten sensitivity, this one is for you! Pair the bites with ranch or bleu cheese dipping sauce and...
This is a recipe for making hummus out of roasted cauliflower, using no beans. It is really delicious and is pretty healthy, too. It can be made more spicy if you prefer, or less spicy if you take out the crushed red pepper. I really enjoy spicy foods, though, so I actually add a bit more red...
This is a fun, easy Halloween project for elementary students. It used a combination of crayons, markers or chalk pastels and tempera paint, which is very easy to clean up and washable. The projects actually turned out pretty colorful and the students had lots of fun making them. Hope you enjoy the...
These are a couple of fun corn projects that I did with my elementary students. Some of the corn was made with buttons and some was created with tissue paper. They are great fall decorations for the classroom or school. During this project we talked about repeating and random patterns.
This is a fun hand self-portrait project for elementary students. I introduced primary and secondary colors with the color wheel and each grade level had to use specific colors in their pieces. Some grades primary colors only, some used secondary colors only and the 4th and 5th graders used all six...
This is an easy way to make old shoes look new again! By reworking the old shoes, we saved money on my daughter's Halloween costume this year. She will be able to wear her favorite shoes to school again when Halloween is over, and that makes her very happy!
This is a delicious taco pie made with an almond flour crust. Instructions on making almond flour are included with the recipe, it is really quite easy. This recipe is inspired by a Paleo recipe that I saw online, but I added a few things that make it non-Paleo. The final taco pie is delicious and...
These are fun scarecrow crafts to make with kids. I made the cereal box scarecrow as a decoration for my classroom, my daughter helped me glue on the patches before I took him into school. The toilet paper roll scarecrows were made by my kindergarten and first grade students. They had a great time...
This is a very easy recipe that shows how to roast cauliflower in the oven for use in dishes instead of rice or as a side dish. I am trying to reset my metabolism by utilizing the Whole30 and paleo diets' rules. In the Whole30 diet, grains are eliminated for 30 days. This is one way I will...
This is my version of old fashioned beef stew. It is a combination of many recipes that I have tried over the years and includes a 1/2 C white zinfandel wine in it. I also used a sweet potato (instead of white) to get some more fiber and Vitamin A into my family's diet. I hope you enjoy my recipe...
These two projects cover the elements of line and shape in art. I use the book Harold and the Purple Crayon as a starting point with the three youngest grades. The three older grades get to use stencils on their leaf shapes and pastels to make the project. I hope you are able to try these fun...
This is a simple art project that can be done and adapted easily to different elementary grade levels. I stressed the principle of balance in these art pieces for the students. They learned the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical balance. All you need for materials for the students are...
This hub dives into three fun fall projects to do with kids. All the projects are a take on fall leaves, they can be adapted to crafts at home or lesson plans for school. I hope you get some great ideas from this hub!
This hub tells about my small town's Oktoberfest celebration. It always takes place the last weekend of September. New Glarus is called America's Little Switzerland and is truly a unique place to visit.
This is a delicious adult appetizer that is perfect for Blood Mary lovers. Or lovers of the cherry tomato, one of my favorites out of the late summer garden. These leave the best taste in your mouth and will leave you hungry for more, I also include a few other ideas for cherry tomato appetizers.
Make simple portfolios with brown paper bags, staples, and duct tape. Get creative and let your kids decorate them! I use them in the classroom to keep art organized and to give the children to take their art home at the end of the quarter.
This salsa is really easy and made with only 5 ingredients. It only takes an hour to prepare it at home and it will rival any you can buy at the store. I hope you enjoy my simple salsa!
This potato salad will be the one everybody eats! I promise you won't have any leftovers. It is easy to make with just a few ingredients and it will have everyone asking for the recipe. I hope you enjoy this version of loaded baked potato salad, too!
This is one of the better soups I make. We harvested a bunch of potatoes the other day and decided to put them right into a loaded baked potato soup. It is almost even better the next day. This is simple, especially when done in the slow cooker. I hope you enjoy my loaded baked potato soup!
These meatballs are really easy to make, made great sub sandwiches and would be delicious as a side to spaghetti. Fresh tomatoes and garlic added to jarred spaghetti sauce really makes the sauce stand out in a crowd. I hope that you enjoy this very easy meatball recipe.
Easy and yummy, these peanut butter banana muffins are sure to please! This recipe uses buttermilk, which you can make at home if you don't have any on hand very easily. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
Eggplant Parmesan is very easy to make at home. This is a simple, delicious dish that gets your plate covered in vegetables without feeling overly "healthy". I also included how I make my tomato sauce in this recipe. I hope you enjoy it!
This is an incredibly quick and easy, restaurant quality, dinner made at home. It is a very spicy version of the recipe, but the white zinfandel wine (instead of white) gives it a unique sweetness and helps the spiciness not overpower the dish. All the vegetables were fresh from the garden so the...
This is a very easy and quick cookie recipe. All it takes is a half cup Nutella, a half cup peanut butter, 1 egg and 1 cup of flour. Fast and delicious, these will be ready before you know it!
This recipe introduces how to make tortillas, a bread used in southwestern/Mexican cooking. It is so kid-friendly, easy and fun to make them. They love playing with the dough and rolling out the tortillas more than anything else. It can get a little messy with flour all over the place, but it...
An easy, sweet and creamy coleslaw made with kohlrabi, cabbage and raisins. This also uses white vinegar, sugar and honey. This is a delicious, sweet side dish of slaw. Hope you enjoy it, too!
This recipe is for banana bread made with ground quinoa. I use a coffee grinder to grind up the quinoa into a powder. Half of the sugar is also brown sugar, which lends itself to making the bread have a more rustic texture.
This is a brief description of three different types of shading in pencil drawing. They can also be utilized in in drawings as well.
This is a brief summary of how my husband and I stay within our single income budget. Soon I will be working during the school year, but it will only be for one day a week, so the additional income will be minimal. We use an Excel spreadsheet to keep control of our finances, hopefully these...
This is a hub that tells a little bit about how I teach art to kids in different venues. I have been a high school art teacher, a pre-school teacher, I taught private art lessons, currently I babysit and I will be teaching in a small elementary school this fall.
A few ideas on how to generate sales in your gift shop. I once was a store owner and these are the experiences I had when owning the shop.
This is one of the best pork tenderloins I have ever made. I add a tablespoon of cocoa powder in the final glaze which gives it a unique taste. This is an extremely easy and tasty pork tenderloin recipe. Leftovers can be used for wraps or BBQ the next day.
This hub will show you a couple of ways to save money on your date night. We all need some fresh ideas now and then, and hopefully this will give you some new ones!
Chicken nuggets, fillets or strips are very easy to bake in the oven. This also makes them much healthier for you. The breadcrumbs can be flavored a variety of ways to make nuggets tailored to your personal taste. This hub tells a few different ways to make your nuggets stand out in a crowd.
These are just a few different crafts you can make with toddlers when making rainbows. You can use a variety of materials found around the house to make these easy crafts for kids.
This is a simple, amazing burger recipe. You will absolutely love the flavor combination of the bacon, blue cheese and hamburger. We also love to grill and these cook amazingly well on the grill. A1 Steak sauce is the only condiment you need!
Cole slaw made with kohlrabi instead of cabbage. This recipe is from my local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm. We have a half share from the farm which delivers produce weekly for the growning season. This is sweet, very yummy and refreshing slaw. No mayo used at all. Just vinegar, sugar...
These are very fudgy, gooey brownies made with organic, whole-wheat flour from our local CSA farm.
Quinoa is considered a superfood,it is high in protein, iron, magenesium and is gluten-free. It is so versatile, and these quinoa taco patties are the perfect party appetizer or meal. Delicious, healthy and filling, you might even want to make the patties a little smaller than I did.
This is a taco dip that my family has been throwing together for a few years. I switched out the Spanish rice for quinoa in this version though, and it was a great substitute for the rice. It is an easy taco dip that can also be used as a side dish or taco filling. A real crowd pleaser.
These energy bites contain local honey, so they definitely should help with any seasonal allergies that you might have. These are no-bake, very easy to make and very versatile. I make these with oatmeal, quinoa, peanut butter, Nutella and chocolate chips but the recipe can be altered many ways to...
This was a wonderful, inexpensive date in Mt. Horeb, WI. It is the second hub in my series of dating your spouse cheaply. I would highly recommend the Grumpy Troll if you are looking for a new brew pub to try. It is a restaurant worthy of the beautiful Southwestern Wisconsin drive.
My husband and I decided we needed to cut back on our dating budget. We don't want to cut dating out, we just want to do it cheaper and smarter. Our local Entertainment Guide, which is usually regionally available, is a great way to find new places to go and is chock full of great deals. Most...
New Glarus, Wisconsin is considered America's Little Switzerland. It has fabulous food, beautiful buildings to see, and is located on the Sugar River Bike Trail. Come check out all the wonderful things in New Glarus and enjoy a Spotted Cow.
This is a very easy cinnamon ring started with a loaf of frozen bread dough. It has been a favorite of mine since my mother used to make it when I was a child. Now, I have made part of the ring into a Nutella breakfast ring and it is fabulous.
This is a really good, healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookie. Delicious and simple with no added eggs, butter or sugars. They are almost bread-like in their chewiness and are extremely addicting.
These are delicious, fudgelike brownies and I would highly recommend them. Plus, I only used one saucepan to make them and they are so easy. The recipe uses browned butter, which I have never heard of before, and was so easy to make.
This is, quite honestly, the best chili I have ever made. It is southwestern style chili that has cocoa powder in it and black beans. It is so easy and tasty, you will not soon forget the savory taste it leaves in your mouth. I am actually wanting a bowl right now!
This is a great banana bread recipe using applesauce instead of oil, honey instead of sugar, and OJ. I absolutely love the rustic quality I get in this banana bread by using unbleached flour. It is quite enjoyable to eat!
I don't make cookies very often, but when I found this recipe on Pinterest and it promised the taste of banana bread in a cookie, I had to try it. These truly are some of the best cookies I have ever made, banana oatmeal cookies are my new favorite.
Make this easy cinnamon breakfast bread made from a simple cake mix! Makes a great snack as well.
Easy ham potato crock pot soup. The flavor reminded me of navy bean with ham soup but used potatoes instead. I then pureed the soup at the end to make it less chunky. Very good!
This is a very easy slow cooker, beer, cheese soup. I used small red potatoes in it and half an onion, as well as a handful of carrots. It smells so delicious cooking all day in the slow cooker.
very rich, chewy brownie recipe with an easy chocolate frosting recipe.
This recipe is for Parmesan garlic monkey bread. I start with a loaf of frozen bread dough, which makes this super easy to make and it tastes as good as a restaurant appetizer. My marinara sauce is also very easy to make. Try this out and enjoy!
This is a great way to make French toast. Use your local bakery's mornings buns for the bread, let them dry up a day or two and then slice. Dip in your egg/French toast batter and fry them up. It is my favorite breakfast!
This is a very easy, versatile recipe and can be cooked many ways -as a cake, as cupcakes, or as bread. It is made with a Devil's food cake mix and pudding base. It also uses Libby's pumpkin pie filling. This is sure to become a family favorite.
Monkey bread made with frozen bread dough, cinnamon sugar, butter and brown sugar. Super yummy and really easy to make.
These are the best brownies I have ever made. The recipe is from Saveur.com and are for Nick's Supernatural Brownies, sometimes known as Nick's Supreme Brownies.
These appetizers are made with Pillsbury crescent rolls and a chicken, cream cheese mixture. There are many variations to try out and the possibilities are almost endless.