Crazy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Crazy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

Crazy pumpkins Cookies Recipe

It’s time for another fun Halloween recipe! Don’t you just love food with a good theme? And you would be crazy not to want to nibble on these super cute Crazy Pumpkin Cookies! They would be perfect for a classroom party, to hand out for Trick-or-Treating, or just to have as a fun snack after dinner (and before going out on Halloween. Would you like to learn how to make them? Let’s check it out! [Read more…]

How To Make An Edible Graveyard For Halloween

How To Make An Edible Graveyard For Halloween

edible graveyard

Can you guys tell that I’m a little bit excited about Halloween this year? Every year we throw a Halloween party for our family and friends, and I’m always looking for fun Halloween food recipes that the kids and adults will like. While grocery shopping over the weekend I of course had to stop by the Halloween section and found the cutest little gravestone peeps! I just knew I had to use them in some type of recipe, and I remember a “cake” my mom used to make me that resembled dirt and worms. That gave me the idea of my Edible Graveyard! My daughter loved the idea, and I thought some of you would too! [Read more…]

Easy DIY Halloween Tutu

Easy DIY Halloween Tutu

halloween tutu

Hello my fellow Halloween lovers! Tomorrow is officially fall, who else is excited!? I am so glad that I have a kid that loves fall holidays as much as I do. Every year at my daughters school they are not allowed to dress up in full Halloween costumes, but they are allowed to dress in Halloween clothing. So I thought it would be fun to make a DIY Halloween Tutu for my daughter to wear! Something that has always amazed me is the price of tutu’s either in store or online. They can get super expensive. This project cost me $5 total, and turned out pretty cute in my oh-so-humble opinion. Would you like to learn how to make one for yourself? Let’s check it out! [Read more…]

How To Do Easy Broken Doll Halloween Makeup

How To Do Easy Broken Doll Halloween Makeup

easy broken doll halloween make up

If you have been to my little slice of the web recently, then you know how much I love all things Halloween! Lucky for me, my daughter gets just as excited about it. Now, she isn’t a huge fan of things that are scary, but she does let me dress her up a little creepy from time to time. So I was super excited when she agreed to let me try out this Easy Broken Doll Halloween Makeup on her. And I think it turned out pretty awesome if I do say so myself. And the best part is, you only need 2 colors of makeup and about 20 minutes of your time to achieve this look! Pair this make up with a doll looking dress (I found the one above at goodwill) and you have an easy and spooky Halloween costume. Let’s check out how I did it! [Read more…]

Vanilla Pudding Pumpkin Muffins

Vanilla Pudding Pumpkin Muffins

Vanilla Pudding Pumpkin Muffins

Vanilla Pudding Pumpkin Muffins

This is an easy to follow recipe that yields a great fall treat. In fact this is something I eat all year round. The vanilla pudding is the secret to these hard to beat muffins.

Ingredients:

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Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

pumpkin cheese ball recipe

It’s the first week of October and I am in full Halloween mode! I have decorated my home, picked out Halloween costumes, and started planning our annual Halloween party. One of the most fun parts of planning a Halloween party is picking out the food! We always love to bring a little Halloween spirit into all of our food choices. So when I discovered this Easy Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe I just knew I had to create it and share it with you guys! This recipe doesn’t take long to make, tastes great, and your guests will get a kick out of it!  [Read more…]

Starburst Jelly Bean Bark Recipe

Starburst Jelly Bean Bark Recipe

Starburst Jelly Bean Bark Recipe

How to make jelly bean bark.  I always saw people with this on their table but I didn’t realize how easy it is to make. I had no idea you could whip this up in minutes and your kids would go crazy. It is a yummy treat for your Easter celebration and you can make it in as many colors as you want for a treat they are sure to enjoy! This  Jelly Bean Bark Recipe doesn’t just look good, it tastes good and so easy to make too. [Read more…]

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

After Easter for sure lots of us with kids will have tons of leftover Easter candy. That has been my problem every year that’s why I decided to create a recipe where in I can use leftover candies. This Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe is so fun to make, you can use this recipe for any candies that you have. Since it’s super easy to make kids can do it with you, making it a fun bonding activity plus you’ll have a yummy sweat treat to eat.

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The Best Christmas Tea ever!

Christmas Tea Recipe

Everyone knows that Southern food just can’t be matched…and drinks are no exception.  I had this
Christmas tea a few years ago, at our small-town bank during a Holiday party, and I was willing to do anything for the recipe. It’s that good. Turns out, it’s from a hometown cookbook that’s just about as old as the town itself. So, if you’re  looking for an autumn tea or Christmas tea recipe, you’ve found it. Look no further. Close all those other recipes you’ve got open, cause this is the one you want to go with.

christmas tea

Christmas Tea Recipe Ingredients:

2 Cinnamon sticks
2 TBSP WHOLE cloves
3 Cups sugar (Haven’t made it with Splenda, but I’m sure you could!)
1 qt. boiling water
1 qt. strong tea (REALLY REALLY STRONG)
Juice of 3 lemons (Or lemon juice)
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
3 quarts boiling water (You can sub some of this for apple cider!)

Directions:

Bring 1 qt water (or cider) to a boil, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and sugar.  Boil for 5 minutes, then strain out spices.   Add tea and remaining ingredients.  Serve hot or cold!
fall tea

After making this a few times, it’s always best the next day. It’s great fresh, of course, but it’s even better after sitting overnight in the fridge. You can drink this hot or cold. The cinnamon and cloves mesh so well with the tea flavor — and the citrus notes are just the perfect finish. I promise you, if you make this, you will be asked for this Christmas tea recipe, if not crowned the king or queen of the party!

Apple Bread

 

Enjoy with this easy caramel Apple monkey bread or while you are making cookies.

Easy sugar cookies recipe

While I am drinking my Christmas tea. I am working on my under $5 gift idea

holiday traditions

 What will you do while drinking your Christmas tea?

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

coleslaw

It’s officially coleslaw season again!  As summer approaches, our dinner menus begin to change.  This is the time of year when my husband starts grilling and I simply have to prepare side dishes.  For me, it’s a bonus because I have a recipe box filled with summer sides, including fresh salads and vegetables.  After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is put together a whole meal.

Our local farmer’s market just opened and, with all the fresh vegetables available, our family’s dinner side dishes no longer consist of frozen vegetables.  We’ll be enjoying zucchini, tomatoes, cabbage, radishes, green beans, bell peppers, peas, cucumbers, and asparagus fresh from the farm.

This family favorite simple coleslaw recipe is one which I adapted from my days of following The Flylady.  Instead of chopped cabbage and carrots, the recipes calls for these ingredients to be shredded.  My family is not fond of sweet coleslaw so this coleslaw, which is more on the tangy side, pleases everyone.

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