Recipes & Homeschooling

Noteworthy Recipes:

Today I would like to share with you two of my favorite recipes...Neither of them are personal creations that I can take credit for...Nonetheless, I truly love them...Now mind you, I am no chef by any stretch of the imagination, but I can say that I do know good food when I taste it (looks can be deceiving, so tasters beware)...First up, a dessert...Yummy!!!...

Mrs. Field's Blue-Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, and salt. Mix well with wire whisk. Set aside. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, blend sugars at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix at medium speed until just blended. Do not overmix. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed until just mixed. (Again, do not overmix.)

Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto an un-greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake low and slow for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer cookies immediately to a baking rack or cool surface.

Next, a meaty entree...

Slap Yo Momma Meatloaf


1 Family pack ground beef
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, large
3/4 of a small can of evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 1/2 packages of crackers
A-1® Sweet and Tangy Steak sauce
1 small can tomato sauce
1/2 bottle of ketchup

1/3 cup Dark Karo® Syrup
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Brown Sugar


Place ground beef in large bowl.
Add chopped onion and bell pepper.
Pour in a whole bottle of A-1® Steak sauce, 1/2 medium bottle of ketchup, 1 small can tomato sauce.
Beat 2 eggs in cereal bowl and add enough evaporated milk to fill bowl.
Pour in meatloaf mixture and mix with hands thoroughly.
Add enough crackers to make the mixture stick together.
Recipe makes 2 large loaves, so you may split and freeze half.
Mold meat into a loaf in a roaster or similar deep dish pan.
Bake at 350-375 degrees for about an hour and a half, or until it appears to be done.
You may also drain some of the juice off of the loaf before you top with glaze, but not too much because it will result in a dry meatloaf.
Mix glaze ingredients in equal parts or to taste and cover meatloaf with it.
Bake uncovered until coating is cooked. Slice and serve.

Comments: Now, Slap 'yo momma if this meatloaf ain't the bomb!!!!

That's it for today (Oct. 10, 2011)...Now if you have family-friendly recipe that you would like to share, please post it in the comments below...Thanks for stopping by...


I will post my favorite online resources that I find that are free (or reasonably priced) for WAHMs who are also tasked with educating the next generation of geniuses...

Firstly for preschoolers+ needing reading/phonics engaging online activities, I highly recommend the following two websites: is a free website that has a variety of activities that range from letter/sound recognition activities where a child learns "ABCs"... to simple reading opportunities through the "Learn to Read" section where you will find games and stories that graduate from short vowel sounds in cvc words to long vowel sounds in games and books "It's Fun to Read" activities where the child is introduced to body parts, items in the kitchen, bathroom and more...lastly the "I'm Reading" section takes the child on great adventures through reading fiction/nonfiction, folk tales, fables and more...there are free downloable worksheets as well. is another wonderful free website with a "Road to Reading Map" which has activities to build on all sorts of reading skills starting with beginning sounds, for instance..and it also has levelled readers beginning with some classic nursery rhymes...there are free downloadable worksheets relating to the website content as well.

Now for older kids that need math help, you can't possibly go wrong with the free website, and company have over 2,400 educational videos for mainly math, but there's also some for science and other subjects as well...they've developed an interactive system where you practice the skills that are taught and your progress is tracked on a stellar map.

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