This blog is coming to you live from the O'Leary Cubs Family and Consumer Sciences classroom. It will give parents and students an idea of what is going on in FACS class, post links to cool information, and be a place to comment and ask questions.

This blog will also give out information about Mrs. Hubbard's 7th Grade Prime Time. Look for Prime Time just below and to the left to see what is going on there.

7th Grade Recipes

Here you can find all the recipes we did with the 7th graders ... plus a few we didn't have time for! Keep scrolling to find the one you want.

Old Fashioned Pancakes

1 cup flour
2 t baking powder
½ t salt
2 t sugar
¾  c milk
1 egg
2 T oil
1/4 c water

1. Plug in counter top griddle  and turn to 350 degrees.  Have teacher check that it is on and working
2. In a medium to large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar with a wooden spoon.
3. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, oil,  and water
4. Mix until smooth with a wooden spoon

To cook:
1. Start cooking when counter top griddle is hot enough to sizzle water
2. Use a ¼ dry cup measuring cup to poor batter in circles onto griddle 
3. Flip pancake when there are LOTS of bubbles showing
4. Let cook on 2nd side until browned
5. Cook all batter up and turn off griddle
6. Serve up and eat

Zucchini Muffins
· 1/2 c whole-wheat flour
· 1/3 white flour
· 1/4 cup sugar 
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
· A dash of salt 
· 1/2 cup shredded zucchini 
· 2 Tablespoons milk 
· 2 tablespoons oil 
· 1 egg 
· 1 tablespoon sugar 
· 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Put 6 paper muffin liners into your muffin pan and have Mrs. Hubbard spray inside the liners with cook spray.
3. In a large mixing bowl combine whole-wheat flour, white flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Use a whisk to stir together
4.  In a different mixing bowl, combine zucchini, milk, oil, and egg use a wooden spoon to stir together.
5. Pour the zucchini mixture into the flour mixture and with a wooden spoon, stir just until moist.
6. Spoon batter into the muffin cups
7. Combine the topping ingredients (sugar and cinnamon) and then sprinkle it over tops of muffins.
8. Bake 15 minutes or until golden
9. Remove from pans immediately
10. Serve and enjoy!

 Veggie Stir Fry 


· 1/2 - 1 pound whole grain spaghetti, linguine, or angle hair pasta
· 2 large eggs
· 1 1/2 cups frozen veggies
· 1/2 teaspoon garlic
· 1/4 teaspoon ginger
· 1/4 cup soy sauce
· 1 tablespoon lime juice
· 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
· 1 tablespoon sugar

DIRECTIONS: there is a lot going on in this recipe, so DELEGATE jobs or else you will not have a finished product to eat!


Job 1: the pasta.
1. Collect the pasta from demo table
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add the pasta and cook 4 minutes (do not let it boil over, turn heat down to an 8)
3. Pasta is done when you can break it in 1/2 and not see any white in the middle of the noodle.
4. When pasta is done, put strainer into sink and pour pasta into strainer, and then put into your   largest mixing bowl. 

Job 2: the eggs
1. Get the eggs Break eggs into a small mixing bowl and whisk until mixed up
2. Put a dash of oil in your large frying pan and heat over medium-high (7) heat.
3. Add the eggs to the pan and scramble until firm.
4. Remove eggs from pan, put onto a plate, and cut into small bites 
5. Put the frying pan back on the stove because you will use the same pan for cooking the veggies

Job 3: the veggies and spices
1. Collect garlic and ginger and put those spices into a soufflĂ© dish.
2. Collect the vegetables and put into a mixing bowl until ready to use them
3. Wait for egg person to be done cooking egg then:
4. Using the same pan the eggs were just cooked in, put frozen veggies, garlic, and ginger into pan and sautĂ© until no longer frozen.  Use medium high (7) heat.
5. When veggies are done, remove them from the heat and place in your largest mixing bowl

Job 4: the sauce
1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, lime juice, hot sauce, & sugar

Job 5: putting it all together
1. Put  sauce, eggs, and veggies into the mixing bowl with the noodles and mix until sauce is covering everything
2. Using tongs, serve into bowls and enjoy!


1/2 cup white flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs
2 t oil
¾ cups 2% milk
Dash of sal

1.  Pull all ingredients into a bowl and mix with and mixer until smooth (or put in blender and mix until smooth)

If you have a crepe maker: 
Pour batter into a pie pan or other shallow dish and dip crepe maker into batter, let cook, remove and serve! 

If you do NOT have a crepe maker: 
Heat up a frying pan or skillet with a bit of oil in it.  Pour batter into it to make a large thin “pancake”  cook until sides curl up.  Remove and serve! 

Mrs. Hubbard's sour cream filling: 1 cup sour cream to ¼ - ½ cup jam of choice.

Chocolate Chippers

1/4 c margarine
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Turn oven on to 350 degrees
2. In largest mixing bowl, using hand mixer, blend margarine, sugar, and brown sugar using electric hand mixer - mix for only about 10 seconds
3. Add vanilla and egg to margarine mixture and mix in using hand mixer
4. In a separate mixing bowl: mix flour, baking soda, and salt together with wooden spoon
5. Pour flour mixture into margarine mixer and mix together using wooden spoon
6. Pour in chocolate chips and mix in with wooden spoon
7. Using 2 spoons, scrape batter onto sprayed cookie sheet - makes about 12 cookies.
8. Bake for 9 minutes

Snicker Doodles


· 1 ½ c  flour
· 1 t cream of tartar
· 1/2 t baking soda
· 1/2 c margarine
· 3/4 c sugar
· 1 egg

For spice mixture:
· 1 T sugar
· 1/2 t cinnamon


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
2.  In a mixing bowl mix together flour, baking soda, & cream of tartar & set aside
3.  In another mixing bowl mix margarine and sugar together with electric mixer
4.  Add egg to margarine and sugar mixture and mix in with electric mixer
5.  With a wooden spoon mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients
6.   Form the dough into 12 equal balls (do not roll balls, just shape quickly into a ball shape
7.  Mix the spice mixture in a small bowl and then pour onto a small plate
8.  Roll the dough in the spice mixture
9.  Place cookies 2 inches apart on cookie sheet
10.  Bake 10-12 minutes
11.  Cool for 3 minutes on sheet before removing to plate

Mrs. Hubbard’s Apple Crisp

(this is a Hubbard household favorite!)

2-4 apples depending on size
  cup whole wheat flour
1  cup oats
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine (at home use butter, it will be better!)

· Pre heat oven to 380
· Place margarine into serving bowl cover with paper towel, then microwave 15 seconds plus a bit more if needed until melted
· Chop apples into bite size pieces (remove seeds but leave skin on)
· Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar in a bowl with wooden spoon
· Pour melted margarine into flour mixture and mix until everything is moist
· Place chopped up apples in  square baking pan and spread topping mixture over all apples
· Cook for 30 minutes or until apples are soft and topping is hard

Baked Eggs with
Cheese and Green Chili
5 eggs
3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup extra-sharp cheddar -- shredded
2 T canned of green chilies -- chopped
couple dashes of salt
couple dashes pepper
1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Put margarine in 8" square baking pan. Set in 350 degree for 2 minutes so butter or margarine can melt. Remove from oven.
3. Have one person grate the cheese
4. Have another person get chili peppers and put into a bowl
5. Have 3rd person break eggs into mixing bowl and using a whisk or fork, slightly beat eggs, then mix in milk and salt and pepper. (If you get a shell into the egg, get it out, come and ask Mrs. Hubbard how if you need help)
6. Pour the eggs into the pan over the melted butter
7. Sprinkle the cheese and chili peppers over the eggs
8. Bake for 15 minutes or until eggs begin get hard.
9. Remove from oven, serve, and enjoy!


No Bake Peanut Butter Cereal Balls

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 T milk
1/2 t vanilla extract
3/4 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/2 cup rice crispies (at home you can use any kind of cereal you’d like)
1/3 cups chocolate or peanut butter chips or dried fruit such as raisins
(We’ll use chocolate chips in class)
1. Stir the sugar, peanut butter, milk and vanilla together in a large bowl.
2. Use a small rubber spatula to get the peanut butter off the spoon and scrape the side of the bowl.
3. Add oats, rice crispies  and chocolate chips to the large bowl.
4. Stir until completely mixed. Use spoon or hands.
5. Form into 1″ balls (or smaller, a little goes a long way)
6. Divide among group members, eat, and enjoy! :)


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