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Jerkins' Family Favorites, Part 1

In the Jerkins home, the holiday season is a time for family. We love to cook and eat, but most of all, we love spending hours together in the kitchen preparing for a feast. As Thanksgiving and the winter holidays approach, families throughout Florida will gather together, presenting fun learning opportunities.

Over the next five weeks, I will share some of my family’s favorite holiday recipes, along with tips to help you bring math into the kitchen! Come #LEARNWITHME.



The recipe for green bean bundles is one of our absolute favorites! Our cousin, Becky, introduced them to our family. They are fun to make and delicious to eat. Elementary children can practice a variety of Florida Standards while prepping the bundles. While cooking, try asking your child some of the questions below.


3 14.5-ounce cans of whole green beans

½ cup butter

½ cup brown sugar

1 package of thin center cut bacon

Garlic salt to taste

Wooden toothpicks