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...
There’s something sort of magical about slushies. They can make you smile no matter what. Maybe it’s the bright, happy colors; the endless flavor options or the refreshing cold on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be,...
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...
I can’t get enough of the delicious food that is around in the fall. Truth be told this is the hardest time of year for me to control any and all cravings I have for homemade baked goods. Anything...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Fall to me is a time for comfort, joy and warm flavors in delicious foods that make me feel good in my belly. I love the scents, the flavors and the colors that dress up mantles, doorsteps and tables. And...

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