The Letter G, Measuring, Guitar Lessons and Lots More!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 5:27 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Well we are back to school from our Christmas break! Got started back yesterday and it was a crazy day getting back into the routine and still trying to get back into our regular one but none the less back in session!

This week we are working on the letter G with my preschool student!

She made a giraffe out of a cut out G which really looks more like a snake but she had fun lol

My 1st grader has been working on measurements this week! He did some fun activities measuring items with paper clips, measuring things around the home with different items other than a ruler such as a pencil, his hand, etc!
You can print out these fun little sheets that he used at

He's also studying about slavery right now, Animal Classification and reading about Little Red Riding Hood.

He did some fun activities for Little Red Riding Hood. Played a game online

Worked on how he would end the story differently, making wanted posters

and a lot of other fun things to tie into the lesson plan!

My 3rd grader is working studying more about Ancient Greece and Greek Art, Forest Plants and Estimating Sums and Differences!

Some fun games we found for him


Aidan also started his guitar lessons online today! We will be getting him private lessons when we get moved and settled again!

3 Bean Slow Burn Chili

2:27 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments


6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
4 habanero peppers, seeded and minced
2 (15 ounce) cans chili beans in spicy sauce
1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
4 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 (16 ounce) jar hot salsa
1 can corn
1/8 cup chili powder
1/8 cup coarsely ground black pepper
1/8 cup red pepper flakes
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
2 pounds ground beef

In a large pot over medium heat, combine garlic, onion, habanero peppers, chili beans, kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chiles, salsa, chili powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer.
While soup is heating, cook beef in a large skillet over medium heat until brown. Drain excess fat, then stir beef into soup pot. Simmer, covered, until flavors are well blended, about 1 hour.

Pizza Casserole

2:20 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

My family looved this recipe!!!

Pizza Casserole

1 bag of Egg Noodles
1 extra large can of Ragu sauce {or any tamato sauce you prefer}
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese {or more depending on how much you ♥ cheese!}
1 1/2 lbs hamburger meat
1 package pepperonis

Brown the meat, & drain

And boil noodles until soft. Drain.

**Don't forget to preheat the oven @ 350!

Now the layering starts!
Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on the bottom

Second layer, half of the noodles

3} half of the meat
4} half of the sauce
5} rest of the noodles
6} half the cheese
7} rest of the meat
8} rest of the sauce
9} rest of the cheese
10} pepperonis {I only used half the package. saved the rest for next time}

It should look a little something like this...

Now cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes

After 30 minutes, remove the foil & bake for another 15 minutes