When Thanksgiving is over, I quickly tire of leftovers. The turkey sandwich works for about one day but I always feel as if I’m throwing away so many of the sides and not utilizing everything as best I could....
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...
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 tastes...
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...
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...
I love recipes that can be made over from season to season. Not only does it make life a bit easier when you’re already familiar with a recipe, but it’s good to know that your family already approves of...
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Ranch dressing is a favorite for, well, almost everyone. You can put it on salad, use it as dip and even slather it on your pizza or just use it to dip the crust like my husband does. In...
A few weeks ago, my husband had a craving for soft pretzels. He was so intent on having those billowy, soft morsels that he decided to make a special trip to the grocery store to find some. He came...
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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...
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