Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences and Health to Middle- and High-School Students


Holiday Baking Championship: Not the Holidays Without Pie to Introduce Pie Unit | Family and Consumer Sciences

I came up with this activity much sooner than I’d like to admit. I had been planning on showing Holiday Baking Championship: Not the Holidays Without Pie to review the pie unit instead of to introduce it but ran into a snag with yeast dough […]

How To Substitute Squash for Pumpkin, Roast Seeds, Roast Squash, Microwave Shortcut

Yesterday’s post about our huge squash donation came up with a few questions. I worked to answer them below. Hope it helps! Really? You can substitute squash for pumpkin? Yes, with excellent results! It is a great money saver, especially when baking on such a […]

We Are Thankful for Mrs. Buh and Bass Farms of Cedar Rapids Iowa for the Squash Donation

This Thanksgiving my students were especially thankful for our associate, Mrs. Buh, who organized a donation of more than 25 squashes to our FCS department. The CSA (Community Sponsored Agriculture) program that she is part of said she could have whatever squash was leftover in the […]