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Pumpkin Pie Recipes for Fall

by Marie on November 5, 2012

Tis the season of pies! Are you as excited about Thanksgiving dessert as me? I think pie is my favorite part of the meal. And pumpkin to boot. I could eat about 7 of these mini pumpkin pies myself. Here are a few versions of the beloved pumpkin pie: Mini Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin […]

Good Idea: Baking Bacon

by Marie on October 23, 2012

Have you ever baked bacon? I have not and was *wowed* by this tutorial from Katie of Good Life Eats. I’m loving this idea, seems like it will seriously save me some time, leaving more for the eating…BACON!! Here are a few yummy bacon recipes I’ve been wanting to try: Bacon Potato Salad from Oh […]

I use my slow-cooker several times a week. I’m always cooking up a double batch of beans or making chicken. I haven’t made many casserole-type recipes in my slow-cooker, but I was intrigued when I saw a recipe for slow-cooker lasagna in a favorite catalog. I was totally willing to give it a try with […]

Gooey Fluffer Nutter Bars

by Carrian on October 3, 2012

When I was nursing my second child we discovered (due to torturous days and nights with a screaming, sobbing baby that literally never slept) that she had a lot of intolerances. I slowly began taking things out of my diet to see what it was making her sick. By the time she was 9 months old, and finally […]

I love our M&T contributor Lindsey and so I had to share her post for Chewy Caramel Apple Popcorn Balls she made for Today’s Mama. I found this recipe over at the M&T Spotlight, and good thing I did, I WILL be making these this weekend! Here are a few other yummy caramel-y apple-y treats […]

I’ve just caught wind of a new and fabulously crafty ebook you must get your hands on in time for fall. Jean of The Artful Parent, an amazing artist and creative genius, has come out with a new ebook: The Artful Year Autumn :: Celebrating the Seasons and Holidays with Family Arts and Crafts. This book is […]

It may be fall, but we are still enjoying summer tomatoes and basil. Our basil plants are on fire. I can’t keep up! I made a big batch of pesto and have been putting it on everything, including this Open Face Caprese Pesto Sandwich. If you are a fan of the classic caprese sandwich, you […]

Mini Monster Cheese Balls

by Marie on September 24, 2012

These cute cheesy monsters are a perfect treat for Halloween. Found over at the M&T Spotllight, these Mini Monster Cheese Balls from Hungry Happenings will be a hit at your next monster mash. Here are a few more monsterific ideas: Monster Birthday Party Ideas Googly Eyed Green Blobs Monster Crafty Bookmarks Sign up for the […]

Jam-Filled Pie Crust Cookies

by Lindsey on September 19, 2012

We’ve been baking a lot of pies lately. My youngest daughter came up behind me when I was rolling out pie crust and asked if she could get out the cookie cutters. I remembered being a little girl and loving the pie dough scraps that my mother and grandmother would lay in a pan and […]

Yes, we’re still on a zucchini kick this week. I couldn’t resist sharing these Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins from Pastry Affair found over at the M&T Spotlight. It’s always good to sneak a little veggies into your dessert. I’m off to start shredding zucchini! But first, check out these other sneaky vegetable desserts: Legal Doughnuts from […]

This recipe came on a whim. We have been receiving tons of plums and pluots in our weekly CSA delivery and I thought it would be fun to try something new with them this week. In comes Plum Sauce. And what better to go with a sweet and tart plum sauce than pancakes? They are […]

My daughter just started first grade (and in case you couldn’t tell, her little sis was so excited, well until she realized she was now alone all day), and while I feel bad that I’ve been talking about it so much, I also feel like so many people can relate, offer advice, support, etc that […]

Have you been overloaded with a garden of zucchini? They tend to take over. So I was happy to have found this recipe for Vegetarian Stuffed Zucchinis from Kayln’s Kitchen over at the M&T Spotlight. If you’re a meat lover, you could add in a little ground beef to these too. Yum! Here are a […]

We’re heading into baking season.  Are you excited?  Over the weekend I had to stop myself from pulling out a can of pumpkin puree to turn into muffins.  It’s still 90 degrees outside after all. :) My kids are showing more interest than ever in helping me cook and bake. You might remember my list […]

Peaches are so good right now, I can’t get enough. I eat them morning, noon, and night! I love eating them plain, but I also enjoy creating peach recipes. A few of my favorite peach recipes are Peaches and Cream Stuffed French Toast, Blueberry Peach Crumble, and Peach Salsa. My new favorite peach recipe is […]

Storybook Summer post by MaryAnne of Mama Smiles The book When Dinosaurs Came With Everything by Elise Broach is a long-time favorite in our house, so I wasn’t surprised when six-year-old Emma picked it when I asked her to choose a book for a craft or activity! This whimsical story of a day when, instead of stickers […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #18 Sydnie. We’ll email you for details on collecting your prize. Planning ahead for dinner is one thing I struggle with, clearly I need to spend more time over at This Week for Dinner! But with our crazy summer schedule it’s been wishy-washy, […]

I scored a fantastic deal on some dried blueberries a few months ago.  I bought a bunch to eat on cereal and salads. But what I really wanted to make with them was cookies.  There’s a cake we like that combines blueberries, lemon and white chocolate together in a magical way. These are the cookie […]

Remember when I made Mango Chocolate Chip Bread? Well, I fell in love with the combo, so I decided to make Mango Chocolate Chip Cookies. Best decision ever! The sweet chunks of mango brighten up the classic chocolate chip cookie. I probably ate an entire dozen of these cookies all by myself. I figured it […]

Two of my neighbors have gorgeous apricot trees that have been completely overloaded with these gorgeous, blushing fruits. I like to use apricots raw in smoothies and salads. But it’s when apricots are cooked that their flavor is at its best and more glorious. Roasting the apricots deepens that luscious flavor. I love apricots with […]

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