Games Across the Curriculum: Christmas Gift Suggestions

    Homeschooling is more fun for MANY reasons, but one reason it that we can play games instead of use curriculum.  Here are some great ideas you can give as Christmas gifts. Then in January you can incorporate games across all subject areas! In my homeschool, we scheduled a few hours every Friday just to play games. Sometimes they loved the games (Diplomacy!) and other times they tolerated the games (any Art game) but they...

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Christmas Baking - Sweet Bread Gift Recipes

Christmas Baking - Sweet Bread Gift Recipes I love giving sweet bread treats to our neighbors and friends, and bringing them as hostess gifts. These can be made in advance and frozen.  They travel well, too!  You can find wrapping suggestions from Martha Stewart Crafts and from Wilton available on Amazon.Pistachio Bread1 package yellow cake mix1 package pistachio pudding mix (3 oz.)4 eggs1/2 cup oil1 cup sour cream1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)1/8 cup water.Cinnamon-sugar mix: 3...

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Candied Nuts, Cookies, and Crafts, Oh, My!

Candied Nuts, Cookies, and Crafts, Oh, My! This is a perfect recipe and makes your house smell DELICIOUS! These nuts are great for parties and gifting.Cinnamon Candied NutsIngredients1 lb nuts (pecans or almonds are good)1 large egg white1 Tbsp water1/2 tsp vanilla1 cup granulated sugar1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp saltInstructionsPreheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.In a large  bowl, vigorously mix egg white, water, and vanilla until very frothyIn a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, cinnamon,...

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Christmas Baking - Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes

Christmas Baking - Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes Maybe you have friends that you'd like to gift a Christmas goodie to, but they are a gluten-free family?  Don't worry - I have you covered!  Check out these yummy recipes.Coconut Christmas Cookies1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut1/4 cup agave or honey2 tbsp virgin coconut oil1/2 tsp vanilla1/8 tsp saltChristmas décor or colorful candiesCombine everything but the décor in a food processor. Add candy decorations, candies, or chocolate chips. Press into...

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