Easy Peppermint Spritz Cookies

A few years back, I went on a peppermint binge for Christmas. I made peppermint rock candy, peppermint sugar cookies (with peppermint frosting), mint cheesecake, and peppermint spritz cookies. While everything turned out great, the biggest hit was the spritz cookies. They’ve become an annual tradition. These minty bites are my trademark Christmas treat. For […]

Easy Watershed Lesson with Art Project for 4K and Preschool

The National Association of Conservation Districts holds an annual poster contest for students grades K-12, encouraging students to care for their environment. This year, the theme is Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home. A representative from the local DNR came to the school and taught the students eligible for the contest about watersheds. Then, the students […]

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Black Friday 2017 with Amazon’s Alexa (and a Coupon Code for When It’s Not Black Friday)

I have a series of posts extolling the virtues of Amazon’s Alexa-enabled products (and the smart home toys & tools that work with them). But getting started with Alexa can be kind of expensive. You need at least one Alexa-enabled device and you may want to add some smart home devices to it. It gets […]