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Friday, March 10, 2017

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pies are one of my favorite foods on the Earth. Lemon Meringue is a common pie to eat and it amazing. People around the world have created different recipes to make this pie even better. This heavenly treat has a graham cracker crust, lemon custard filling, and a fluffy meringue topping. Lemon Meringue was a treat since the Medieval times, but was perfected in the 17th century. The earliest recording is from a Swiss baker named Alexander Frehse. I am happy to be sharing a recipe from a great website named FoodNetwork of Lemon Meringue Pie. The recipe was by Chef Alton Brown and i hope you find this recipe useful!

Lemon Filling                                              Directions

4 egg yolks (reserve whites for                     Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to  
meringue)                                                    375 degrees F.
1/3 cup cornstarch                                      
1 1/2 cups water                                          Whisk egg yolks in medium size mixing bowl and set aside.
1 1/3 cups sugar                                          
1/4 teaspoon salt                                           In medium saucepan, combine cornstarch, water, sugar, and
3 teaspoons butter                                         salt. Whisk to combine. Turn heat on medium and, string
1/2 cup lemon juice                                        frequently, bring mixture to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon                     from heat and gradually, 1 whisk-full at a time, add hot
zest                                                                mixture to egg yolks and stir until you have added at least half
1 (9-inch) pre-baked pie shell                        of the mixture.
1 recipe meringue, recipe follows                  
                                                                     Return egg mixture to saucepan, turn heat down to low and
Meringue Topping                                         cook, stirring constantly, for 1 more minute. Remove from heat
                                                                     and gently stir in butter, lemon juice, and zest until well
4 egg whites                                                  combined. Pour mixture into pie shell and top with meringue
1 pinch cream of tartar                                  completely covers filling and that it goes right up to the edge of
2 tablespoons sugar                                      the crust. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until meringue is golden.
                                                                    Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Make sure pie is                                                                       cooled completely before slicing.

                                                                    Meringue Topping:
                                                                    Place egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand                                                                            mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat egg whites until
                                                                     soft peaks form and then gradually add sugar and continue
                                                                     beating until stiff peaks form, approximately 1 to 2 minutes.                                                                          Use to top lemon filling

I hope that you guys all find this useful and Happy Early Pi Day!

Key lime pies!

Hi everyone! Today I am going to write about all Americans favorite thing....... Pie! Not just any pie though, Key Lime Pie! The creamy rich center with a home made graham cracker crust. The smell of the lime when it's done! So good! Any way this article will include the history and a recipe for Key Lime Pie. And again not just any recipe.... my moms mom special recipe! Hope you enjoy. Now I really want pie. Especially Key Lime.🍰🍰

Key lime pie was originated from a small town called, Key West. Key lime pie was created in the 19-20th century. It's named after key limes. A small fruit a little more sour than a lemon. The first key lime pie was made by, William Curry. He was Key Wests first millionaire. He didn't technically make the pie though, his cook did. After he tried the pie he thought it was so good he took credit for it. Selfish man. Anyways this is the recipe.....


Directions:For crust

  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. Press onto bottom and up sides of pan until desired size.
  3. Bake silver pan at 350F for 8-10 minutes, or dark pan at 300F for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Fill!


In conclusion I think key lime pies are the most amazing pies in the world and I get why they are made from key limes because key limes are sour and so was the man who took credit for his cooks recipe. Soooooo anoying dude. We should all agree that the cook had the skill not the guy who's name shall not be said. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Monday is President's Day

On Monday, February 20, It will be the American national holiday that celebrates all the past presidents who served America. From the first president, George Washington to the current president Donald Trump, they are celebrated on this federal holiday.

The holiday started out on February 22, 1731 when George Washington was born. However, even though Washington's birthday is recognized on the 22nd, his birthday was originally on the 11th. The two presidents that are the most celebrated on that day is George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

My opinion is that it is good that America has a day to celebrate the presidents do kids can learn more about the American background.

Presidents day

Monday February 20 is Presidents day. Presidents day is to honor all past presidents. Presidents day is actually George Washington's birthday. In 1885 President Chester Alan singed a bill establishing it as a federal holiday. Also not just George Washington's birthday was in February,Abraham Lincolns birthday was also in February. Some schools close for the week. Washington is seen as the father of the United states. He's a cool dude. Duuuuddddeee

Washington's birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in the District of Columbia 1880.

Presidents Day!

Everyone knows a lot about Presidents' Day but a lot of people don't do anything for it. Some people do though. Today I am going to write about the history of Presidents' Day as you all know this holiday is celebrated to honor all the valuable presidents and George Washington's Birthday!  We should all be happy and celebrate this day!Happy Friday hope you enjoy the article!

Presidents' Day is a day to honor all our presidents like Aberham Lincoln, George Washington, etc. (not Donald Trump)Presidents' Day is on the 20th of February because that's George Washington's Birthday. Everyone thinks yay Presidents' Day another day off! But really you should be thinking about the valuable men(soon to be women) who were smart and cared for their country. We all have our traditions and if that's not one off them it should be because being president is a very tough job(for menπŸ˜„πŸ˜)
One myth from George Washington is the cherry tree myth. The cherry tree myth happens when George got a hatchet for his birthday and he went out side and chopped his fathers cherry tree down! His father was very pissed.(or he should have been anywaysπŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘)

In conclusion I think we should all celebrate  Presidents' Day in honor of all the valuable humans that risked their lives in war to protect there country🍺🍺NOW GOODBYE WORLD! Bai🍩πŸͺ🍬🍧

President's Day

President's Day is a holiday celebrated by people all over America. It is going to be on February 20th, and is always on the the third Monday of February. It is also sometimes called Washington's Birthday.

George Washington was born on February 11th 1731. It always fall between the 11th and the 22nd. Even though it always falls around Washington's birthday, people celebrate all of the presidents, considering Washington was the first president of the United States. Some people also mainly celebrate Abraham Lincoln.

President's Day has become popular for being a day where stores and car dealers hold sales. Up until the late 1980s, people have closed their stores a lot. Another tradition is that most schools will close through out the entire week instead of just one day, but some schools still stay open through the week.

I think that it's good that we have a day to celebrate the presidents. I think it's a good idea to celebrate it around Washington's birthday.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Mozart and His Life

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. He was the youngest of seven children, five of whom died during infancy. In Mozart's early years, his father was his only music teacher.  Mozart and his family traveled to several European cities where he and his eldest sister, Maria, performed as child prodigies. In December 1769, Mozart and his father went to Italy until March 1771, leaving his mother and sister at home. Toward the end of the final trip to Italy, Mozart wrote the first of his works, which is still performed today.

One of the many well known facts about Mozart is that his father abused him, but this is not proven. It is said that Mozart's father robbed him of a normal childhood and prohibited his son of marriage. Even though his father didn't give his consent for his son's marriage, he took interest in the third Weber daughter, Constanze. He courted her, but the relationship had some problems. When they wanted to get married, it was difficult for Mozart to get his father's permission. They were married on August 4, 1782, the day before his father gave his permission. They had six children, but only two had survived infancy.

Throughout his life he had written over 600 songs, he was a multi-instrumentalist, he wrote operas, symphonies, and much more. On September 6, 1791 Mozart fell ill while in Prague. Though he was ill, Mozart was set on completing his Requiem. He died in his home in Vienna on December 5, 1791 at the age of 35. After 261 years, "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart continues to inspire composers all over the world and he will remain one of the most revolutionary musicians for years to come."

Written by: Sophia and Nicole

Mozart's 261th Birthday!

On January 27th, 1756, a musician was born. And that was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He was a classical musician and started playing and composing music for royalty at age five. He wrote his first opera when he was 14. He was a very brilliant man.

His parents were Leopold and Anna Marie Mozart, and he was the youngest of seven children, five of whom died when they were infants. His only surviving sister, Marie Anna Mozart, was the elder sibling. Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria and died at age 35 in Vienna, Austria. He was baptized at St. Rupert's Cathedral in Salzburg. He got his inspiration from his sister, who started playing the harpsichord when she was seven. She, as well as Mozart, composed music. When Mozart was 17, he began playing at the Salzburg court but got restless and traveled. During his final years, he composed some of his greatest hits.

Mozart was an inspiration to many other musicians and still is an inspiration today.

Mozart jokes

Today is Mozarts 261th birthday! Happy birthday dead man! I hope the under world or after life or whatever you call it gives you all your wishes! Ok today I am being forced to write about some of Mozart's jokes. Some might not make sense at all but just hang in there.

Most of these jokes aren't his but they are memes and Anna let me do them so ya. Here is one......
"I used hashtags before it was kewl" they wrote that because in music sheets they have hashtags. "Why did Mozart kill the chicken? Because it ran around screaming 'bach bach bach!" That made no sense but that's ok!

In conclusion I thing these jokes made no sense and I will never be interested in Mozart. The endπŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸ‘»πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅

Mozart music

Today would have been Mozart's birthday. He was a famous composer, who died really young with a lot of good music. Me and Jo listened to some of his music. Here's a list of a few of his more famous songs:

The Magic Flute
Don Giovanni
Cosi fan tutte
Piano Sonata No. 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Image result for mozart music                                     

Mozarts Mysteriuos Face

Mozart's face is different at every corner of the web. But they all have one thing in common; he has gray hair with curls on either side, a semi big nose, and what looks like to blue eyes with a red suit. Mozart lived a modern day short life. Yet his wife lived a relatively long life. Once Mozart died his wife rounded up a few artists and tried to recreate his appearance.
Mozart was abused by his dad even though his dad created "Mozart." All of his brothers died and sisters died except for two (including him) under his dad's care. His dad forced him to play harpsichord for numerous hours a day which- if u think about it- can kill a toddler. That is why his brothers and sisters died.

Overall Mozart lived an abused life. Yet he was very talented and mysterious. He was so poor that he was buried somewhere no one knows, most likely in a common graveyard without anyone to honor the beautiful music that has inspired the world.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Art of Collages

For those of you who don't know what a collage is, it a form of art in which people take art from magazines, newspapers, etc, and glue them all together onto one paper, hence the word collage, which means a combination. This form of art was made first in China around 200BC, but with only a few steps. It started on paper in China, and then the gluing of paper started in Japan around the 10th century. Other materials such as gemstones were added during the 15th-16th century. The last thing was gluing for purposes of memorabilia began in he 18th century. 

The term of collage was created by Pablo Picasso and the Cubist painters in the early 1900's. Wood based collages started around the 1930s and decoupage, which is a decorative craft, was started in the 1700s. Photo montage began in 1956 and digital montage was around since 1992. 

There are many different people who make collages like Joseph Cornell, Leonis Ogour, and Erica Harris. Early collage artists are people like Georges Braque,  Kurt Scwitters, and Henri Matisse. Collages are a good form of art.

Collage art

Collage is a art production, primary used in the visual arts, where artwork is made made from assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. A collage will include magazines and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint and photographs. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years ago. 

American artist Mike Alcantara uses collage with comics to produce one of a kind illustrations, he does not use paint or markers on his pieces, all he uses are comic cutouts. Incredible eye for detail to pick the right images to form the one that he has envisioned. If you love comics you will be happy to know he sells his work.

The art of Collage

A collage is an art technique where you take things like magazines, newspaper, ribbons,or photos, and glue it to a piece of paper. Collages are known to have been around for hundreds of years. The name was invented in the early 20th century by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso.

Collages were first created around the time when paper was first invented in China, around 200 BC, but they didn't really get popular until around the 10th century. Collages started being used in Europe in the 13th century. People would put gold leaflets or other pieces of metal on religious pieces of art. This became more popular in the 15th and 16th century.

Some people argue that the collages from this time were not real collages, and that real collages were not invented until the early 1900s. This is probably because of the collages that were made by famous artists like Picasso.

In some of the older collage techniques, people would paint random shapes and other things. According to some articles, Picasso was one of the first artists to make a collage with oil paintings. Before using paint, people would use charcoal instead. Around the 1920s, people started making collages with wood. The most recent version of collages is cutting out pictures from magazines or newspapers and gluing them all together to form another image. This started to get popular around the 1950s.


There are a lot of beautiful kind of arts I the world, but today I am going to write about what collages are. For those of you who don't kow what collages are there are many kinds of them. They could have cartoons, colors, stars, animals , and so on. I hope you enjoy this article!

I am going to write about what a collage is. In my opinion a collage is a group of different art either from a magazine or from the new paper or by hand, made to be admired by the public eye. Art is very beautiful and everyone should believe in their art even if it's terrible(and if it looks like Finns you should be very sad😐)
I like to do cartoon collages like snoopy, his friends Charlie Brown, and wood stock. The last one I did in school was a galaxy themed. It was super ugly in my opinion and I think someone accidentally threw it out so someone else had my opinion too. Some people like Nicole and Sophia like to do things like putting heads in cars.

That's a cute picture! In conclusion I think caulage should are very beautiful and we should all admire them (even if it's disgusting). Bye bye

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hillwoods collage Art

Finn Hillwood
January 6, 2017

Today for Friday art class with Anna the kids of the 5-8th grade classes made collages and it was very fun! Some kids made funny collages, some kids made themed, and some kids just randomly put stuff on the paper.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Hillwood Christmas talent show

The Hillwood Christmas talent show is fun. Everyone comes in on Friday dressed in nice clothes for the last day of school before winter break. In the morning I honestly don't know what anyone does. At eleven o clock secret Santa starts. Everyone gathers down stairs in the middle room. Secret Santa last for about an hour. After Secret Santa is done everyone goes back to there own classroom and stay there until the talent show begins.

The talent show starts around one o clock. Each classroom has their own performance with their music teacher or their french teacher. Also other kids do their own performance too. At three o clock the talent show ends and the party begins!

Black Friday

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, which always falls on Thursday. Black Friday is the day for deals and to get on with your holiday shopping. The United States of America is one of the only countries that have Black Friday. Other countries in the world that have Black Friday is Canada, the United Kingdom, and some other parts in the world. 

Some of the stores that have had sales is Target and Walmart. Other stores has been places like Forever 21 and H&M are usually located in malls. Products are usually more than 20% off. Stores start to open at 6 a.m  or they start to open a few hours later. However, in the past decade, it has started to creep up to 4 or 5 a.m. Some stores even started opening at midnight. 

Over the years, Black Friday has gotten a lot more violent. Starting in 2006, there have been seven reported deaths because people tackle each other to get to the items that they want. There have also been 98 reported injuries. People will camp out in front of some stores in order to be the first person to get inside of the stores.

The history behind Black Friday is that it started in 1952. In the late 19th and 20th century, many parades like the Thanksgiving and Santa parades have been sponsored by department stores. Then, a rule was made that no store would try to do advertising before the parade was over. Therefore, this was one of the reasons why Black Friday was made.

Written by Maddie and Grace

Friday, November 18, 2016

ThanksGiving Food

Hello! Today I will be writing about what people eat all around the world for Thanksgiving! From what I know, they ate turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and veggies! They were very healthy back then, but then the fat Americans came and ruined it. Anyway, I am not writing about fat Americans, I am writing about Thanksgiving food.

A popular dessert is pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream if you have a sweet tooth. My family usually has feast of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing for the turkey, green beans, and lots of other festive foods. For dessert my family has a tradition of having pumpkin pie with ice cream and or with whipped cream, but not everyone does my family's dinner. 

 Other families have corn bread and fancy foods like roasted sweet potato casserole with praline. Some people also eat caramelized butternut squash! Now that's fancy. Lots of people eat a small amount of food like just turkey and stiffing and maybe some veggies. Most invite family over and celebrate with a with feast for dinner. For those who don't care about Thanksgiving and go right to Christmas would probably have a small dinner and dessert.

That looks sooooooooo good, right! Well, Thanksgiving is coming around, so don't worry; you will get it soon! Again feel free to insult Finn in the comments! BYE YAL FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanksgiving day to Native Americans

Thanksgiving day to Native Americans probably is not the happiest day for them because once the Europeans arrived they killed 10 to 30 million Native Americans. I'm not really sure what the real story is, because there are different stories all over the web.

Thanksgiving is normally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and the preceding year. It's a national holiday in Canada and the United States but also sometimes celebrated in different countries.