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...
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...
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...
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...
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 try to make holidays special for us, each one. You never know when kids will stop enjoying them, or stop believing in the magic of each holiday. And of course, special days mean special food. These are a...
I love a good pie heated and topped with some vanilla ice cream. Peaches were on sale last week at the grocery store and I wanted to make a delicious peach pie.However, between having sick kids and not feeling...
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...
During this time of the year, I know pumpkins and apples are king. However, I always start getting tired of those flavors by the time the end of November rolls around and start dreaming of new dessert combinations. Enter...
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...
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...
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...
Pudding is one of the easiest desserts to make and it’s of the treats that always makes my kids smile. Admittedly, I’m a great lover of pudding too (and ice cream). It’s not just the taste but it’s the...
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...
Ice cream on a stick is convenient, fun and iconic.Just thinking about these ice cream pops conjures up images of hot, hazy days sitting by a creek trying to eat the ice cream faster than it will melt.These homemade...
I am a sucker for anything sweet. Make it warm and delicious and I like it even more! I love like to bake. Here is my problem, I like to EAT baked goods but I detest having to be...
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