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Oakcliff Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Cooking Is A Science

"Cooking is a Science" Club

We will make things like smoothies, pop popcorn in a lunch bag, make green eggs (without the ham) in the microwave, and even make doggie biscuits. At the end of the year, they will have their own cookbook and notes on what worked, what didn't, and write or draw about the experience. 

If anyone has had success with a kid recipe that does not involve actual baking, please share with Mrs. Davis.  Thanks to Ms. McAnespie and Ms. Weiner, we have wonderful resources, including a food processor, a burner, and a microwave oven, plus a lot of cooking utensils.  
Purpose: To catch student's interest while they are young; To learn that food can be healthy and tasty at the same time.
Cost: The dues are $10.
Open To: This club is open to 12, first or second grade students
Meeting Days:
The meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, starting in September.
Sponsor: Mrs. Davis, (Email) (About)
   It is limited to 12 first or 2nd grade students.
<-- Check out the Recipes page for more yummy ideas.  

Making Trail Mix (October 2016)

This week we made trail mix.
The kids had to write their own recipes.
We also made a fruit dip for apple slices.
Our cool tool was an apple slicer and corer.

Making Pumpkin Pies (Early October 2016)

No Bake Pumpkin Pie


2/3 cup milk

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 package instant vanilla pudding

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup whipped topping

crushed graham crackers (put a couple of graham crackers in a ziploc bag and tap with the back of a spoon to make cracker crumbs.


1. Mix the milk and pumpkin until smooth

2. Add the pudding mix and stir until mixed

3. Stir in the pumpkin pie spice and the cinnamon

4. Fold in the whipped topping

5. Spoon a layer of mix into a cup, sprinkle with some graham cracker crumbs, then add another layer of mix.

Serve right away, or refrigerate for later.