No-Bake Granola Energy Balls

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I got really into these energy bites last Spring when our second son was born. The first couple of months I found it difficult to find time to cook, clean, do laundry, do anything. These quick to prepare granola energy balls came to the rescue on most days. I first made the No-Bake Energy Bites [...]

Spooky Ghost Pizza

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I can’t believe Halloween is almost two weeks away!  There is so much to do here at the house to get this place into full spectacular Halloween mode.  Stay tuned for more DIY decorations and crafts for the kids. Tonight I am taking a basic pizza recipe and adding a twist…I’m making a Spoooooky Ghost [...]

Sweet Potato Pumpkin

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What better way to celebrate Autumn then by transforming one of my favorite side dishes, mashed sweet potatoes, into a festive pumpkin. Add some savory extras to create a stem and jack-o-lantern face. Here I used black olives for eyes, a green bean and parsley for the stem and stump. Prepare mashed sweet potatoes as [...]

Monster Donuts

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I brought these over to my nieces and sister last week as a little surprise. My niece’s love donuts (who doesn’t?) and my pregnant sister is on a sugar-everything craving binge. Since they happen to love Halloween too, I thought this mash up of monster’s and donuts would add a little spooky fun to their [...]

Mini Mummies in a Blanket

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Mini mummies in a blanket, mini mummies in a blanket, mini mummies in a blanket…try saying or typing that five times fast!  These little spooky renditions of the classic Pigs in a Blanket snack are super fun for the Halloween holiday.  I love decorating and celebrating different holidays by making memorable items for friends and [...]

Boo-nana Snack

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If you’re looking for a super cute way to get your kiddos engaged with the holidays this boo-nana can’t be beat, as far as simplicity and the cuteness factor. Use Cherrios for eyes and nose and Super cute snack for kiddos to get into the Halloween spirit! If you’re feeling a little wild, use chocolate [...]