“Opportunity” Eli’s Poem!

Last week, Eli started the Classics-Based Writing course through SchoolhouseTeachers.com, our “go-to” for ALL our homeschool curriculum. He studied the poem, “Opportunity,” by Edward R. Sill (!841-1887). Today, I used one of the suggestions in the lesson and asked him to rewrite the poem as a short story. It could be set in any time... Continue Reading →

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheddar Bay Biscuits We call the "Red Lobster Biscuits." 2 cups flour1 Tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1/3 cup butter3/4 cup milk1 cup cheddar cheese, gratedTopping1/4 cup butter, melted2 teaspoons dried parsley1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder Mix dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter. Stir in milk and cheese. Drop onto cookie sheet... Continue Reading →

Popcorn Cake

Popcorn Cake This is a fun treat, more than a cake, but it tops the list as a favorite for all our kids. It is super important to remove all unpopped kernels before assembling the cake. This recipe comes from a grandmotherly figure in my life, whom I remember fondly, Frances Rohrer. 4 quarts popped... Continue Reading →

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