Online Homeschool Math: Educo

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I get a lot of questions about homeschool math from mamas wanting to know what is out there besides the traditional programs. Today, I get to share a new-to-me math program with you!

Educo International Inc. offers Educo Learning Center, an online math program with corresponding workbooks, for students in 1-8th grade. This is a math program that provides practice and mastery of over 8,000 math skills. This is a subscription program for families or schools. We used Educo learning Center with 3 children, grades 1, 4, and 5.

Educo Homeschool Hybrid Math

 

How It Works

This program works best for most students if they are practicing using the computer and their corresponding workbook.

For the online portion, each student will login from the main family screen, using their own login information. Upon logging in, they will see a status update/progress report of their work. After clicking continue, students will be taken to their screen that provides access to all their activites/lessons, practice and quizzes. There are also pre and post tests to help with placement.

Educo Homeschool Hybrid Math

The program focuses on: Learn, Practice, Apply, and Excel.

First students will learn the skills via animated instruction. These are not video based classes, but the instructions were clear enough for all 3 of my children that used the program. We used it for grades 1, 4, and 5. None of my kids had any trouble with this program or understanding what the illustrations were explaining.

The step by step illustrations especially help students who learn best through visual examples, not just viral explanation (which is most elementary aged kids, as this is developmentally appropriate).  The tutorial also includes activities; these are a lot of fun! The puzzles and games are interesting and similar to brain teasers. Because it is interactive, most children will find this fun to do. Using the computer with a mouse was simple and my kids did really well with this portion. I really like that the program is paced well, but if you need to slow down or speed up, that is an option.

Educo Homeschool Hybrid Math

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Educo Homeschool Hybrid Math

activity example

Next is the practice. Here students use the practice sheets in their portal to apply what they have learned, sort of like doing interactive worksheets. If students choose not to do the practice, they can go ahead and take the quiz; this is up to you and your child. Some students will be starting mid year, or past a certain point in the program, so this may be a good way to show mastery without having them start all over. Here students will receive instant feedback on their progress- if they clearly need help, they can stop and go back to the activities and lessons. My kids chose to do this a few times, but overall they went through the practice sheets. The feedback also provides step by step solutions, with the option to attempt the problem again.

Educo Homeschool Hybrid Math

(I like that the program utilizes practice sheets, puzzles, estimation and critical thinking skills, conceptual understanding activities, and higher order thinking skills. Some of this may or may not be important to your homeschool, depending on the regulations where you homeschool. For those of you needing to meet certain criteria, this program will likely meet those needs. And if you don’t have strict criteria to meet, this is just bonus!)

 

There is also the physical workbook. This practice is what I prefer as a mom, because that’s how my brain works. But once I got used to a computer program, Edcuco’s layout is so easy to assess how my kids are doing! I really like it. Glancing at their scores vs having to grade each practice myself, and check all their papers is really nice! Everything is right there for you in your dashboard. The workbook comes in handy when your students need extra practice, but also encourages the important reading and writing math skills.

My 7 year old did much better with this than I expected; Educo is pretty different than our regular math. But after doing their tutorials she got it!

Educo Homeschool Hybrid Math

At the end of each section, students will do a review and take a test to be sure they understand what they have learned, and can apply it outside of the individual lesson. This is very similar to all other math programs; I really like seeing my kids review and apply, because ooooh how quickly we forget 😉

Educo Homeschool Hybrid Math

I love that the program is so easy to use for parents and children. Navigating the site is so simple, getting back to parent view is simple, and knowing where your kids are in math, and what skills they need help with is simple! I think this is a great math program, especially is you’re a large family. Using it as a supplement program is also great! That’s how we used it and each of my kids did well with it.

 

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{Giveaway} Pure Flix Sons of Thunder: Redemption

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Pure Flix has a new favorite series! In Sons of Thunder: Redemption Episode 5, Loss of Trust, Gibson Ranch is getting ready for the rodeo. Jacob and Logan bond over a ride until Logan reveals Jacob’s past. Then everyone wants them both gone.

Viewers watch as Jacob works through his feelings of abandonment and not being good enough. He is reminded of God’s unconditional love, as are others on the ranch.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:68

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

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Valentine’s Day Service Projects for Families

We try to serve throughout the year in ways we are able, which can feel pretty limited with 5 children. Most places that offer serving opportunities have age limits, none of which we meet yet. But there are so many other ways to serve and give throughout the year via the Christmas Tree Angel, helping stock the local food pantry, collecting coats for kids, and giving extra food from the farm to places like Jackson House.

Valentine’s Day is no different! There are lots of ways to show others in the community they are loved and valued.

Valentine's Day Service Projects for Families

I will try to order ideas from what younger children can help with, to older children. These could probably also be done by homeschool co-op groups, youth groups, or just like minded families that want to join together.

  • Make valentines (colored pictures are perfect) to share with nursing home residents
  • Use your homeschool scripture copywork as Valentine’s! Send them to family with illustrations and notes on the back.
  • Send valentines to missionaries from your church, or missionaries in your community- local missionaries are often overlooked
  • Make decorations for a local nursing home, children’s home, or foster family you may know (foster families are often overlooked in their generosity as well!)
  • Make baked goods, special cards, or decorations for the policemen, firefighters, and first responders in your area.
  • Facilitate a VDay parade for residents in the hospital or nursing home with lots of red, pink, and white
  • Play music for residents at a local nursing home or children’s home (getting creative by doing it on the lawn during restrictions will work!)
  • Make Valentine’s Rocks to hide around town- gas stations, local parks, near school, etc.
  • I like the idea of taking flowers and a meal to a widow or widower, as well.
  • Let the leaders of your co-op, youth group, or other group classes know they’re appreciated with homemade baked goods

I’m sure there are so many other good ideas, out there. What are yours?

 

 

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Sons of Thunder Series Spin-Off

We enjoy several shows on Pure Flix, but have recently watched Sons of Thunder. It chronicles a Christian biker who wants to pay for past sins by helping those God puts in his path. It is a neat story as you watch combat-vet Simon share the Gospel with people who are definitely not expecting it from a biker. His many adventures and mishaps always bring him to a place that lets him share God’s Word, and his own love for others.

We are looking forward to Pure Flix’s new spin-off series, Sons of Thunder: Redemption, which premieres January 13, 2022!

This new show will chronicle Jacob, a former biker club (gang?..) member who meets the beloved Simon in prison. After their meeting, Jacob wants to right the people he wronged while under the influence of the gang and drugs.

Watch the trailer for Sons of Thunder: Redemption here.

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Online Math Practice with I Know It

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I Know It is an online math program for students in K-5th grade to practice math skills; we are reviewing the 1-year family subscription for up to 4 students. This is a supplemental program to your regular math curriculum t0 help students to grow in skills, and for parents to track progress with assessment. Children will enjoy the customized learning they will receive, as well as the ease of use.

I Know It- Online Math Skills Supplementation

About I Know It

I Know It is easy to use, with large fonts and on an easy to navigate site. The questions students work through have hints when needed, and parents can select how many hints they receive. Incorrect answers result in the correct answer, along with an explanation for the correct answer. To switch from parent to student, you click change user in the upper right corner- so much simpler than other programs I’ve tried in the past.

To see what each grade level covers, you can simply click on the large grade level numbers in the top left of the screen.

I Know It- Online Math Skills Supplementation

Students can work through the grade level at their own pace, or the teacher/parent can click on the skills in this list, and easily choose which child to assign it to:

I Know It- Online Math Skills Supplementation

For Parents or teachers there are many tracking tools, and options for customizing practice for students. They are easy to use and not overwhelming like some online programs can be. Parents can choose which standards they want to use, including the option for no standards. You can set the grade level for the student, and choose the specific level at which they work; this is going to be very handy for parents that have homeschoolers working above or below their current grade level. Students with learning differences and those that are advanced can have their I Know It level customized to fit their needs.

There is an option for having the questions read aloud to the student, and parents can change the setting for a man or woman’s voice. I really like that parents can disable to animations- for some students this is very motivating and fun, while for others it can be distracting and create problems for them.

Having the options to customize the program for each student is what really I Know It apart from other supplemental programs. Check them out!

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Homeschool Redwall Study Guide {Progeny Press}

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My 11 year old has been working her way through the digital Redwall Study Guide from Progeny Press, and she has enjoyed it so much. We’ve used Progeny Press study guides before in our homeschool, and they never disappoint! You can read our experience with their Miss Rumphius guide here. This guide is for grades 5-8, and covers Redwall books 1-3, but Progeny Press offers many, many more guides at all levels. These are a great way to do language arts in your homeschool!

Progeny Press Redwall Study guide

 

What It Is

These study guides come in an E-guide format, which means they’re available as soon as you purchase them, no waiting on shipping (which we know is unreliable these days). Each comes in an easy to use, PDF format; I was able to open it on both my Mac and our Windows desktop where my daughter used it some.

Thanks to Progeny Press’s interactive feature, you can open their study guides using Adobe Reader program (which is free), and your student can type their answer directly in the guide! This is perfect for families like our who have students learning to type, or who struggle with physical writing large amounts at a time.

Progeny Press Redwall Study guide

The study guides are broken down into sections divided by chapters; for example the first section of Redwall’s guide was chapters 1-9. Each section includes activities; while not all activities are included in every section, some are:

  • Vocabulary- sometimes students match definitions, make their own sentences, multiple choice, etc
  • Dialect- this quizzes the students on what they think these odd-to-us phrases and words mean
  • Questions- these are comprehension questions about what happened in the book
  • Thinking About the Story- these are questions are where students make connections between the text, themselves and the world by critically thinking about what is explicitly said and what they must infer. I will post a screen shot below of an example
  • Dig deeper- these questions do just that
  • Class Discussion- this is a great opportunity for narration or family discussion
  • Chapter Activities- these include cooking, animal report, research, crafts, and art
  • Optional Writing Assignments or Discussion
  • Creative Writing Assignment
  • At the end there is a secretion of Final Project ideas
  • There is scripture all throughout the guide too, which I love

Throughout the guide there are interactive links and Pinterest boards for students and families to explore. My girl *loves* this. We do not yet have any ad blockers or special browsers for my kids to use, so I was hesitant at first to let her work alone. But the links from progeny Press are safe, and once she figured out using the browser it worked well for us.

How we Used It and What We Think

We started with book 1, Redwall; I printed what we needed, when we needed it so y daughter could work on it whenever she had time, and could do a bit of writing. I chose to print a section at a time, which is convenient and not overwhelming for her. It’s so easy to print if you’re needing it as a family or for more than one student, because you can print as many copies as you need, and everyone can work at their own pace. Of course you can do this in PDF format on the computer for typing as well.

The answer key for the teacher is a different file, so no worries if you need to keep that from little eyes. However, I will tell you that there’s a reason teachers had us check our own work in school. 😂 It makes less work for the teacher, and students generally enjoy it! Also, I like doing this with my older kids because it gives them a chance to see with their eyes what it is you’re expecting from them. I can tell them I expect “complete sentences with detailed information from the book,” all day long. But when they see what is expected of them in print, compared to the answer key, it can help them really understand what I mean. We do this sometimes, especially with language arts.

I like the Progeny Press study guides, because we can use the smaller ones throughout the year. But larger ones like this we can savor slowly, and make it a larger project. I think using a larger one like Redwall over the course of  semester or two gives students time for quality work. It can become more like an independent unit study where they get to explore all the links and activities in the guide (and if you have more than one student doing the same one, the whole family can work together).

Progeny Press Redwall Study guide

My girl *loves* doing projects and cooking on her own, so this is a chance for her to do that without me having to put anything together on my own, which I don’t have much time for. Thank you Progeny Press!

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Family Devotional: Roar like a Lion

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If you come here often, you probably know our family loves a good devotional- each night at bedtime we read from the Bible, and/or a devotional, and often we read a from a book as well. The last couple of months we have been reading Roar Like a Lion: 90 Devotions to a Courageous Faith from Tommy Nelson.

Roar like a Lion 90 Day Family Devotional

This 90 day devotional is a beautifully bound 192 page hardback book that is going to hold up to your family’s use. It has beautiful art work your children are going to be intrigued by, and I think it helps with understanding the devotional for that day. The stories go beautifully along with the Bible verses, and prayers to be read aloud that are included with each day’s reading. Each devotion offers simple action steps for dealing with a problem, with God’s help. Children will especially love the little fact included for each devotional- these are so fun!

Families will find prayers and ideas that help them talk to God, grow a stronger relationship with Jesus, and learn to walk closer with the Lord.

How We Used It and What We Think

My children have enjoyed reading from this so far, and they like to read it on their own as well. I love that each devotional shows children God’s faithfulness and love for his all his children. Pointing children to scripture for difficulties they face is so important.

What I really like? The topics are relevant to today’s kids in a BIG way. Some of the popular phrases children see and hear (even on family friendly shows and radio) are debunked as worldly sayings that don’t fit in a Christian’s life- ex: you do you. The authors have shown how this phrase does not apply to Christians, and they give readers evidence that this is not how we are called to live as children of the Most High.

Just because it is popular doesn’t make it right- I *really* like that message.

Roar like a Lion 90 Day Family Devotional

In this devotional, the truths are relevant to things children today deal with, but it’s done Biblically with everything pointing back to scripture and God. Because God’s truth is always the same, never changing, even when the world is. Especially while the world is.

The scriptures always show us who God is, and they’re always applicable to today. These devotionals give stories and scenarios most kids will understand and relate to, while directing it back to God’s Word.

Topics covered include:

  • facing fears in life
  • dealing with peer pressure
  • bullying
  • handling new challenges
  • dealing with disappointments
  • moving through grief
  • trying new things
  • courage
  • understanding that we do fit into God’s story, and that we are made for more
  • Roar like a Lion 90 Day Family Devotional

While it is recommended for ages 6-10, we read it with children from 5 to 11 years old. Everyone was interested in the reading, and it worked well for us. This devotional is simple and sweet, but impactful. It’s going to make a good Christmas or birthday gift for your kids, grandkids, and friends. I hope it blesses your family as it has ours.

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Homeschool Science Crossword Puzzles with the Critical Thinking Co

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The Critical Thinking Co.™ sent us their  Science Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles, and we have really enjoyed doing these together! We found the puzzles were perfectly on grade level, and challenging enough to be fun- not too easy, and not too hard.

Critical Thinking Co- Science Crossword Puzzles

The topics covered include:

  • Living Things
  • Earth’s Land, Water, and Resources
  • Weather
  • Our Solar System
  • Matter, Energy, and Forces
  • The Human Body
  • Science and Scientists
  • Inventions and Discoveries

In the back of the book there is also the vocabulary list, which is great when students come across a word they’re unfamiliar with or have forgotten. The answers to each puzzle can be found in the back, this is a great help to parents checking work. We have really enjoyed doing these puzzles as a family. Sometimes after dinner with daddy, or after lunch while coloring, I will read the clues and the kids will take turns answering.

Critical Thinking Co- Science Crossword Puzzles

I also had my 2 oldest (3rd and 5th grade) take turns doing puzzles on their own for school. I especially love crossword puzzles because spelling is essential to getting them correct. At the top of each page is a word bank to help fill in the puzzle; of course when we do these orally my kids don’t have the word bank so they are using what they know. Sometimes I will have to direct them towards a specific word, using the answers they give me. It’s a lot of fun doing them this way!

The Science Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles is a 62 page book, with 25 crossword puzzles. The cover is thick and glossy, with nice crisp white pages. The pages are thick enough to not bleed through and really don’t shadow either.

I think most kids who enjoy doing puzzles, madlibs, and other logic games will definitely enjoy doing this book of crosswords. The topics are so much fun, educational, and cover everything across the board- from all the types of animals, to the branches of science- the puzzles vary in difficulty. I’d say it is definitely appropriate for the suggest grades, but my littles (5 and 7yo) are able to join in just fine when we do these aloud.

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3 Fall Family Favorite Recipes

With colder months ahead, it’s time to start building up a repertoire of wholesome, hearty, and healthy meals to keep the family fed and happy through the fall and winter seasons.

With the spring and summer growing seasons out of the way, we often assume there will be a shortage of local produce to work with, but in fact, many fruits and vegetables such as apples, sweet potato and pumpkins flourish in the fall. So there are bountiful ingredients to work with and plenty of delicious flavor combinations to explore.

Here are three tasty fall recipes which are all easily adaptable for many dietary needs. These are great for using up any excess home grown produce, emptying the veggies from the freezer, or simply using up whatever canned goods you have available in your pantry that day.


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Fall vegetable soup

When thinking of the transition into the fall season and deciding which recipes to try, the one that immediately springs to mind is a warm bowl of rich and nutritious vegetable soup – and for good reason! Vegetable soup is versatile, delicious, healthy and affordable, making it a great recipe to feed the family without breaking the bank.

Although a vegetable soup can be made from practically any vegetables, this time of year it’s great to try and use seasonal ingredients such as carrots, squash, potatoes, and kale- then spice these up with comforting fall favorites such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and garlic.

Soup is very forgiving so don’t be afraid to try new vegetables and flavor combinations if you have certain ingredients that need using up. To make the soup more hearty or to replace the addition of bread, try adding some baby potatoes, lentils, or butter beans for some bulk.

Here’s a quick recipe for a healthy fall vegetable soup that will serve a family of four as a main course and can even be made ahead and reheated later for convenience. If you like your soup chunky then leave your veg pieces larger, if you like it smooth then chop them more finely or blitz them with a blender after cooking and before serving.

For the soup you will need:

  • 2 tbsp of butter or coconut oil, whichever your preference
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 large carrots, washed and roughly chopped, no need to peel them
  • 2 cups of diced squash or pumpkin
  • 2 cups of fresh greens (kale or cabbage works great, as does spinach)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (or use fresh if you like, simply chop)
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, grated or finely minced
  • 1tsp of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of chilli powder, (or more if you like it a little spicier)
  • A sprig of fresh thyme or 1tsp of dried thyme
  • 4-5 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable broth if you will be making it for a vegetarian)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • (I double this recipe for our family)

Method:

  1. Add the butter or oil, whichever you are using, to a heavy based saucepan that is large enough to fit in all of the soup ingredients.
  2. Once the butter is melted, cook the onions and carrots until they start to soften and brown, this will take a couple of minutes.
  3. Next add the squash or pumpkin to the pot alongside the crushed garlic and stir for a few minutes until fragrant.
  4. Then add the grated ginger, thyme, and spices. stir to combine, before adding in the chicken or vegetable broth, and your tomatoes.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Next add the canned chickpeas and your greens and simmer for a further 10 minutes until all the vegetables are cooked. This may take longer for very chunky soups and may take less time if you have diced everything finely.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with a slice of chunky bread to sop up all the juices.

This recipe is tremendously versatile, healthy. You can add a scoop of collagen peptides to any soup or meal to make it even more beneficial to skin, hair, and nails! Classic Pumpkin Risotto

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As the days get colder and the nights draw in, we are naturally drawn to more comforting food options that make us feel full and warm from the inside out. A family favorite, and great alternative to traditional pasta dishes, is the classic risotto. Delicious creamy rice served hot and packed full of seasonal vegetables is a winner with the whole family. Once again it can be made in advance and easily reheated.

This recipe will also serve a family of four as a main course or six as a starter.

Fall Family Risotto

Ingredients:

  • 1tbsp of butter
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • A handful of sliced mushrooms, approximately a cup
  • 1.5 cups of risotto rice such as Arborio
  • 1 cup of diced pumpkin
  • 3-4 cups of stock (veg or chicken)
  • ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley to garnish

Method:

  1. Add the butter and oil to a heavy based saucepan and melt together, then cook the onion and garlic until fragrant. Keep the heat low to avoid too much browning, or the garlic will become bitter
  2. Add the raw rice to the onion and garlic mix and stir to coat in the fragrant butter and oil mixture and cook for about one minute until the rice begins to go slightly translucent at the edges.
  3. Now add the mushrooms and pumpkin and cook for another 30 seconds so that they start to soften.
  4. Next add in 1 cup of your chosen broth and stir often until the liquid is almost absorbed.
  5. Continue stirring and adding stock a little at a time until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is cooked through and tender. No need to stir continuously, you just want to stop the rice from burning to the bottom of the pan.
  6. Finally stir through the parmesan cheese (or a little goat cheese if you can’t do cow dairy) and season with salt and pepper to taste, remember that the stock and parmesan are both quite salty, so check the risotto before adding any additional salt to the recipe.
  7. If using, garnish with fresh parsley and serve straight away.

This risotto dish is fantastically easy and can be customized with different vegetables and seasoning to suit your palate. Why not try making it with other seasonal ingredients  such as kale, sweet potato, beetroot or using different cheeses to add a subtle difference to the flavor.

Cinnamon spiced oatmeal cookies

Fall isn’t just a fantastic time of year for savory dishes but for sweet treats too. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to ordinary cookies, then give these cinnamon spiced oatmeal cookies a try – they’re gooey and soft, and great served straight from the oven.

This recipe produces between 12-18 cookies depending how big you make them. If you’re not a fan of fruit in your cookies then you can always substitute in chocolate chips (yum!), chopped nuts or even leave them plain.


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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup all purpose flour (or gluten free flour)
  • ½ cup of wholemeal flour (if not using then add an additional ½ cup of plain all purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • ⅓ cup of vegetable or coconut oil
  • ⅔ cup of dark brown sugar or coocnut sugar
  • 1tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup of dried fruit such as cranberries, sultanas or raisins
  • ½ cup of rolled oats
  • 1 large egg

Method:

This recipe really does have a ‘throw it all in the bowl’ method and is a great one to try with your kids. Before you start have all your ingredients weighed out, this will make things easier or alternatively weigh them directly into the bowl.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line two baking trays with parchment
  2. In a bowl mix together all of your dry ingredients
  3. In another bowl mix together you wet ingredients (you may need to melt the coconut oil)
  4. Combine the two mixtures to create your cookie dough
  5. Roll the cookie dough into balls and place on the trays leaving ample space for them to spread a little as they cook
  6. Bake until browned which will take roughly 15 minutes
  7. Allow to cool on the baking tray and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely or alternatively eat them whilst they’re still warm and gooey!

Fall is such a magical time of year, the trees begin to change color from green to gold, the temperature drops, and the days get shorter. It’s the perfect time to be creative in the kitchen and use up delicious seasonal produce.

Which one of these recipes will you try?

 

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Just in case

This isn’t really a meaningful blog post, more of a public service announcement.

As I’ve been going through my blog, I have found some really weird links a hacker put in some of my posts. They’re all different and link to products. If you read something that isn’t normal for my writing or there’s an obvious link that doesn’t belong, feel free to let me know via comment or email.

I am working to find all the links, and I’m pretty sure the hacker no longer has access.  But there were a lot of links stuck in my posts. And I apologize if there’s anything super inappropriate… haven’t come across anything yet, but wouldn’t put it past them!

—- have a blessed day!

 

 

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