There’s nothing that gets my kids more excited for holidays than special treats. Halloween is especially fun because of the gore that’s possible, the colors and, well, all the food has eyes. Aside from looks, most of the food...
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Can you believe the 4th of July is almost here? June has been a blur and yet here we are, about midway through summer. We are ready to celebrate the 4th with some fun red, white and blue food...
Nothing says springtime like strawberries and nothing screams springtime and summer dessert more than strawberry shortcake.Strawberry shortcake has been a classic favorite for generations and I think it’s because there is something a bit old fashioned and nostalgic about...
There are a few flavors to me that just scream springtime and warmer weather in each and every bite.  Two of those flavors include lemon and blueberry.Oddly enough, winter is citrus season here, but I always feel the need...
With Easter just around the corner, and my house being the designated “host” house this year, I have been thinking up ways to add extra, special touches to the holiday celebration. We rarely get to stay home for a...
You know how you sometimes just get cravings for something minty and indulgent? Other people get these right? Especially around St. Patrick’s Day when you know minty, green food is around every corner? It’s literally around every corner when...
Get your green out this week and add some of it to your foods too.  Just adding a bit of green food to the mix can help make St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit more fun for the important...
When I was younger, I was never really into St. Patrick’s Day. Unless a shamrock shake was involved, I could take it or leave it.However, since having kids I try to make each holiday, big or small, a little...
Who needs diamonds for Valentine’s Day? Give me cookies any day. Specifically, I’ll take these delicious, Ombre, cut out sugar cookies. My kids will probably prefer them over anything else too.If you follow me on Instagram at either @rachelquenzer...
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The holidays are already so unbelievably crazy already. Is anyone else feeling like that? With the work parties, friend parties, breakfasts with Santa, family brunches and all the other things you need to accomplish before getting a visit from...
Did you know candy canes were originally created in order to keep children quiet in church?According to the folklore story, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany wanted to keep children quiet during a long performance at the...
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