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16 Standout Side Dishes for Christmas Dinner

Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts and Bacon<p>Make Brussels Sprouts twice as nice with the addition of fresh, in-season chestnuts and crispy bacon.<p><b>Recipe:</b> …

Smør Bullar: The Classic Danish Christmas Cookie No One Has Heard Of

My mother's side of the family is half Danish and my father's side half Norwegian. But at Christmastime, we feel 100 percent Scandinavian. Largely ignoring the English and Scottish bits of our heritage, we fill our Christmas table with treats such as crumbly Danish cookies and piquant pickled …

Dessert

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

Writing

Bacon Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small pot, cover the eggs with water and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain; …

Viennese Vanilla Crescent Cookies

<i>Viennese vanilla crescent cookies are a tradition in Austria. One nibble and we think you'll comprehend why.</i>Adapted from Ruth Reichl | The Gourmet …

Dessert

Almond Snowballs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway …

The Science Behind Baking the Most Delicious Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Cardamom Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is originally a Scottish butter cookie but has been adapted to different cultures and cuisines by the addition of spices, oils and nuts. …

New York–Style Cheesecake

<i>This New York-style cheesecake is a classic: a graham cracker crust and a filling made from cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and lemon. Dense and …

Dessert

A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners

I have an insane amount of resources on this blog related to teaching English Language Learners.<p>I thought readers might find it useful if I put …

The Ultimate Fruitcake Recipe

Holiday Fruitcake Recipe (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)<p>Traditional Christmas fruitcake: love it or loathe it?<p>This loaf is a much-beloved staple for many …

Grandma’s Apple Pound Cake with Caramel Glaze Recipe (Simple)

I got this apple pound cake with caramel glaze recipe from my grandma’s old recipe notebook. I was searching for this kind of autumn dessert that is …

Four New Additions To Best Sites For English Language Learners

I’ve previously posted about E-Learning For Kids. They’ve added many additions online activities for math, English, Science and other subjects since …

Our Best-Ever Cooking Tips For Your Thanksgiving Day Feast

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2017 – Part Two

I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Here's The Trick To Making Brussels Sprouts Taste Amazing

One secret ingredient changes everything.<p>I even asked him if he could taste any ingredient he didn't like and he had absolutely no idea what I was talking about.<p>Servings: 4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 pound small to medium Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved<p>4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>4 teaspoons …

World Teachers’ Day Is On October 5th – Here Are Related Resources

<i>Poster from UNESCO</i><p>World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994 – when it was created by UNESCO – celebrates teachers worldwide (in …

Challah Bread (Quick and Easy)

Serves: 2 large loaves<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2.5 cups warm water*<br>1 tablespoon rapid rise yeast (I will only use Red Star brand)<br>½ cup honey<br>3 eggs<br>4 tablespoons …

18 Reasons Blue Ridge Parkway is the Most Spectacular Place to Experience Autumn

There is no better place in the country to take in the fall foliage.<p>The Blue Ridge Parkway, part of the National Park System and located in North Carolina and Virginia, is more than just a 469 mile road—there's a ton to see and do along the way. Here's why there's no better way to take in …

“Apps 4 EFL” Looks Like An Excellent Site For English Language Learners & Their Teachers

Thanks to Nik Peachey, I just learned about an excellent free site called Apps 4 EFL.<p>The site has a huge variety of ready-to-use interactives and …

A Quick Guide to Making Thinking Visible Using Thinking Styles

As we talk more about <b>Student Voice and Making Thinking Visible</b>, I always go back to these thinking styles – because they are so spot on about …

2017 Best Back to School Apps for Every Grade

Back to school season is in full swing. While new backpacks, pens, and notebooks are perennial staples on every shopping list, tech is the new …

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: These 10 free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn about the …

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Teaching

The Best Online Homework Sites For English Language Learners – Please Offer Your Own Suggestions

This post is a combination of my describing my homework policies and actual homework sites for my ELL classes.<p>Once or twice a week students probably …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Response: 'Flipped Learning' Does Not Just Mean 'Posting Videos'

<i>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped classroom work?</b><p>There is a lot …

Cherry Almond Skillet Shortbread

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray, then line the skillet with a parchment circle. …