Category Archives: Recipes

Candied Pumpkin Apples

candied pumpkin apples

This is a great activity to do with your kids.  I used Wilton’s Candy Melts (in orange), small apples (I like Honey Crisp or Fuji), and candy markers to make the jack-o-lantern face.  For the sticks I used disposable wooden chop sticks that I cut in half for two dipped apples – but you can […]

No-Bake Granola Energy Balls

cherry almond energy balls

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

mini mummy hot dogs

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 […]

Spider PB&J

pb&j spider

My toddler is now at an age where packing silly things in his lunch box is fun, even with his picky-eater status.  I saw a version of this on Pinterest and immediately got into the kitchen to try it out. I love turning this classic PB&J sandwich into a creepy crawly critter. For a savory […]

S’mores Mix

smores trail  mix

  As the days begin to cool down and we get closer and closer to fall in the desert, I want to find some quick treats that will get the family ready for one of my favorite seasons.  This simple and delicious S’mores mix uses the classic campfire combination of marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate without having […]

Mini Pizza Bites

Mini Pizza bites

Pizza is one of those go-to meals that any picky eater enjoys.  But even the most pickiest of eaters can get bored with their favorites.  So finding creative ways to prepare and serve something like pizza is a must.  These mini pizza bites are great for a meal or snack because they are fun, easy […]