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Gingerbread People

DSC_7425Gingerbread Men or People

Fun, easy, delicious recipe to do with children. A holiday favorite.

Mix with a mixer:

  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. molasses

Sift or mix together:

  • 5 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 t. soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. ginger
  • 1 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. cloves

Mix wet and dry ingredients together.

Chill for about an hour.

Cut with people cookie cutters. Decorate with raisins, chocolate chips, slivered almonds, licorice, and/or tiny candies.

Bake in the oven at 375 for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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NO Bake — Awesome Bars

IMG_2502      Awesome Bars

1. Mash: 16 graham crackers (in plastic bag)

2. Mix:

  • graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 can sweetened canned milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups crispy rice

3. Butter paper plates or a 9×13 pan.

4. Pat mixture into pan or individual plates.

5. Sit 10 or more minutes.

6. Enjoy!

This is easy and fun to make with children because there is no baking or cooking.   Fun to do when teaching the AW as in SAW sound.

Oodles of Noodles

Oodles of Noodles  (2 kinds)        20150310_161410

Fast Noodles  (Can be made with gluten-free noodles.)  Children love this.

  1. Cook 1/2 lb. curly or other noodles for half of the time on the package.
  2. Save 1/2 cup of the water and drain off the rest. Put the noodles and 1/2 c. water back in the pan.
  3. Add 1 cup of frozen petite peas, a little salt, and 1 Tablespoon chicken bouillon paste or granules.  (Better than Bouillon  is a great bouillon.)
  4. Cook on low with a lid for about 5-6 minutes, then take it off the burner and leave it for 10 or more minutes.
  5. Eat and enjoy!
  6. Fun to do when learning the OO sound like in MOON.

Homemade Noodles

  • Beat 1 egg.
  • Add: 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 T. milk.
  • Stir in 1 cup of flour.      (dough will be stiff)
  • Roll dough thin on a floured board.
  • Let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Heat to boiling:  4 cups water
  • Then add: 4 t. bouillon paste or granules, 2 t. minced onions, and 2/3 cups peas and carrots.
  • Add noodles to broth.
  • Cook on low boil for 15 minutes.  Enjoy!
  • Fun to cook when learning the Long OO sound.

Fresh Air Cookies

Fresh Air Cookies      HPIM1518 

(Fun to make when teaching the AIR sound.  This is fun to eat outside in the fresh air.)

1. Mix:

  • 2 cubes Butter
  • 3 cups Brown Sugar

2. Mix in:

  • ½ cup Applesauce
  • 2 teas. Vanilla
  • 3 Eggs

3. Combine and mix in:

  • 3 cups Flour (part whole wheat flour)
  • 1 teas. Baking Soda
  • ½ teas. Salt

4. Mix in on low:

  •  2 cups regular Oatmeal
  •  ½ -12 oz bag of Chocolate Chips

5. Drop onto a greased cookie sheet.

6. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

7. Eat outside in the Fresh Air.

Cook No-Bake Cookies

Cook No-Bake Cookies

1.     Mix together in a large pan or glass bowl:

  • 1 ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ c. milk
  • 1/3 c. cocoa

2.      Cook and stir over medium heat until it boils or cook in the microwave.

3.     Remove from the heat.

4.      Stir in:

  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 2/3 c. peanut butter
  • 3 c. quick oats

5.    Drop on wax paper.

6.    Let cool and eat.

Simple and fun to do with children.  A great recipe to use when learning the short OO sound.

Grandma’s Egg Bread (Orange Rolls )

Orange Rolls Orange Rolls-2

Orange Rolls or Cinnamon Rolls

(Grandma’s Egg Bread) (A Family Favorite)

Mix and set aside:

  •  ½ cup warm water
  • 2 T Dry yeast
  • ½ cup sugar

Beat 3 eggs in a large bowl.

Add to eggs and mix:

  • 2 ½ c. milk (room temp.)  Best if brought to a boil then cooled.
  • 1 cube butter (room temp.)
  • 4 t. Salt
  • 5 cups whole wheat and/or unbleached flour
  • yeast mixture

Add and knead in about 2 ½ more cups of flour to make a soft and smooth dough. (Use wet hands to knead.)  Let rise. (double in bulk)  Punch the air out.

Mix in a small container:

  •  1 cube soft butter,
  • ½ cup sugar
  • the zest from one orange.      (grated peel)

Roll the dough into a ½ in. thick rectangle.  Spread the zest/butter mixture on dough except for a 1 inch strip on the edge to seal the roll.

Roll up the dough and seal with the non-buttered edge.  Cut the roll with dental floss or a knife.

Put the rolls in a greased baking pan.  Let rise until double in bulk again.

Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 20 minutes.

Make the glaze while the rolls are baking.

Glaze

Cook 1 cube butter with 1 cup brown sugar until it boils 1 minute.  Take off the stove and beat in the juice from 1 orange, and 1 cup sifted powdered sugar.  As the rolls come out of the oven, spoon on the glaze.

Optional Cinnamon Rolls

After the dough is rolled out, butter the dough except for a 1 inch strip on one of the longer sides, so you can seal the roll. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar (1 cup brown sugar mixed with 2 teas. cinnamon) only on the butter.  Continue like for Orange Rolls.

Glaze

Cook 1 cube butter with 1 cup brown sugar until it boils 1 minute.  Take off the stove and beat in ½ teas. vanilla, 1 T. milk and 1 cup sifted powdered sugar.  As the rolls come out of the oven, spoon on the glaze.

WH for Wheat Bread

DSC_7520Wheat Bread is a good food experience for the WH sound.  Children love to see the wheat ground into flour.

Whole Wheat Bread or Rolls

Put ingredients in a large bowl or bread mixer bowl in the order listed.  ( Yes, the yeast and water is last.)

  • 1 to 2 T. salt
  • 9 C. whole wheat high protein flour (6 c. of white wheat ground makes about 9 c. flour, if you have a wheat mill.)
  • ½ C. gluten flour
  • 3/4 C. expeller-pressed oil or other good oil (Can use olive oil or half applesauce.)
  • ½ C. Molasses, honey or mixture of both
  • 1 T. lecithin (granules or liquid)
  • 2 T. SAF instant yeast or some other instant yeast
  • Add just enough water to make a soft dough–3 ½ to 4 ½ C. warm water (warm, not hot, not cold, when poured over wrist)

Start mixing with a bread mixer, wooden spoon, metal spoon or strong spatula.  Depending on the humidity it may take more or less water.  Keep the dough soft.  A soft dough will make a better bread.  As you mix it should start to clean the sides of the bowl.  Once it starts to be mixed start using your hands to knead the dough if you are using a spoon.  If you are kneading by hand, keeping your hands wet will keep the dough from sticking to your hands.  Mix or knead for about 8 minutes.  Leave in the bowl or put dough on a floured surface.  Cover with a clean light weight dish towel.  Let it rise for about 15 minutes.

Shape into loaves or rolls. (3 large or 4 small) Children like to make rolls. Cover with light towel and let rise in a warm place for about 15 minutes or until double in size.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes (20 minutes for rolls) or until golden brown and hollow-sounding when thumped.

(Using good oil will make the bread taste better and add healthy oil soluble vitamins.  Olive oil will give the bread a slight olive oil taste.  Keep expeller- pressed oil in your refrigerator. )

* Use olive oil in the dough to make a great pizza crust. 

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