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...
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...
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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...
Around the holidays, or really any time you’re serving a crowd, I believe that easy desserts are some of the best desserts. Hosting can be so stressful when you’re in charge of the food, décor, cleaning the house 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 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...
Cranberries have traditionally been one of those holiday dishes that I would pass on. Growing up I thought they were much too tart. They always seemed to get in the way of the delicious, savory foods like stuffing and...
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...
Don’t lose your head over finding the perfect food and novelty items for your Halloween party. This Cheese for Brains Halloween Dip is a killer.It’s creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky. It’s all together ooky. But perfect for your...
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...
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With Halloween fast approaching everyone at my daughter’s school is talking about parties with friends and dreaming about all the treats they’re going to get to eat.However, if you feel like the kids in your life are going to...

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