Archive for March, 2012


Paleo Coconut Cookies
(adapted from Make It Paleo)

Makes 24 cookies


1 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil

1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients with a hand mixer.
4. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
5. Spray a cookie sheet lightly with cooking spray, or use parchment. Drop tablespoon-sized amounts of batter.
6. Bake cookies for 15 minutes.
7. Allow cookies to cool, then serve.



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Derrick - "A Gloomy Day"


This poem is called “A Gloomy Day”, and I wrote this because sometimes I feel this way.

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Rat Stew, by Gracie

This is a funny recipie I made up – don’t try to make it because it is not real.  I wanted to make it up because I think it is funny.


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Starting this month, each family member will be creating at least one blog post monthly. The idea is to give the kids choices about what they would like to write about as well as provide work samples for their portfolio.

I hope everyone will enjoy seeing their creations! It would be a BIG help if their readers would leave constructive comments on their work. Thank you!

Here are the instructions I wrote for the kids to help them choose a subject:

Family Blogazine

Each month we will create a magazine together. It is up to you to decide what aspect of the magazine you wish to create. We will also include original illustrations and photographs.

Here are some ideas:

First person experience – Write an article about something you have experienced. An example of this would be an article about going to a museum. Explain what you liked and disliked about the experience, as well as your general opinion about it.

Biography – Write an article that gives interesting details about the life of another person, living or dead. An example of this would be an article about Abraham Lincoln, Lady Ga Ga, or a family member.

Instructional article – Write an article that tells the reader how to do something interesting. An example of this would be an article explaining how to pack and prepare for a fun camping trip.

Recipe – Write an article that describes and lists instructions for an original recipe that you created. An example would be a recipe for a smoothie that describes how you thought of it and why people should try it.

Movie, Book, or Game review – Write an article that describes the positive and negative points of something you have seen, read, or played. An example would be a review of Little Big Planet, including what you like about it and dislike about it. You would also include your general opinion of the game and express why you think your reader would or would not want to play.

Fictional story – Write a short story about anything you like!

Poetry – Write one or more poems about anything you like in any style you like. You can draw illustrations for them, if you like.

Humor – Write a funny article about anything you like. For examples of this, check out Dave Barry. Another option is to create a collection of original jokes.

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