Caramel Corn Recipe

Our family-favorite caramel corn recipe. We are serving it today as part of our first traditional Monday Meal of the year!   Microwave Caramel Corn Ingredients: Popcorn, popped, approximately 6 quarts 2 cups brown sugar ½ lb. butter ½ cup white corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda Pecans, toasted, if desired   Put brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook on medium low and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, salt, and baking soda. Blend and pour over popcorn. If you plan to add […]


If God Is Good: Faith In The Midst Of Suffering and Evil

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with our family and friends. But for those who have been through a heartbreaking year, the holidays are often just a reminder of what they have lost. If you or loved ones are having a difficult time seeing how God is good during the hard times, then we recommend If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil. We have followed with interest the ministry of Randy Alcorn for many years, so when he first came out with […]

Timberdoodle Drawing Rules

About Timberdoodle Drawings

How our Facebook and Doodleblog drawings work:   Easiest Way To Enter Option one is simple, just leave a comment at the bottom of the post answering the mandatory question. “Best Odds” Way To Enter Use this Punchtab plugin to enter: It looks something like this (they continually upgrade the interface)  and will allow you accumulate multiple entries as you click through the various tabs. It has had glitches in the past which have resulted in not every option being available to every entrant. (IE occasionally it won’t let people who are already Facebooks Fans like and unlike the Timberdoodle page in order […]


Timberdoodle’s Homeschool Vodcast

We’d played with videos for awhile, so in 2010 we eagerly jumped into the world of vodcasting and set the lofty goal of one vodcast per week. 44 weeks later, we’ve produced 36 official vodcasts (including two which are awaiting release!) and released 10 Special Edition Vodcasts! You have been very understanding as we learn through experience. Employees have either delighted in or turned down opportunities to star, and we have enjoyed roping in Nehemiah’s daughter, the little ones we babysit and even local talent such as baby Elisha and his mom! About Today’s Giveaway (this post was originally part […]


Surprise! Curriculum Planning Really Isn’t For Everyone. (Let’s build curriculum kits)

Families tell us they love our Core Curriculum Packages but I wonder how many realize why it took us so long to offer that option. For over twenty years we clung to the belief that if you were going to go to the work of homeschooling, you would want to hand-select each item for each child. After all, that was what our family had chosen to do! Of course, we had always been eager to help families, and it was not uncommon for a mom to call asking where to start for a particular grade. We would give some recommendations […]