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...
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...
I know people have a love/hate relationship with cranberries. Personally, I dislike them. I find them bitter and tart and basically not at all sweet. That said, I’m in love with this Cranberry Upside Down Cake! At Christmas time I...
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...
My daughter has become a little obsessed with the color pink. The only color she loves more is "rainbow", which obviously isn't one color at all. When it came time to decide which treat we were going to bring to...
I love the bounty of summer veggies my garden produces. We are so lucky to be able to have a small area to plant on where we grow a couple of our favorite vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and...
I wanted to squeeze in one more pumpkin recipe before we enter full blown Christmas decor. Because no one eats pumpkin anymore in December, right? :) I made this Pumpkin Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe as one of my...
I think we can safely say it’s officially apple season! Even though the weather here has still been hot, the apple orchards are in full bloom and full of families picking the sweetest, crunchiest varieties of apples to make...
My kids love Halloween and they’re obsessed with all the treats that come with it. While they’re running around the neighborhood knocking on strangers’ doors (ideally with dad or grandma if they’re young), you can be hanging out in...
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...
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...
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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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...
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...
I'm not really the type of person that can just throw things together when baking and magically have it taste good. Cooking, I can make this happen. Baking, well, let's just say one time in college I made out-of-the-box...
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