20 Unique Pumpkin Recipes

It’s pumpkin spice season, and you know what that means! Lots of opportunities to integrate pumpkin puree into your favorite fall recipes. Whether you’re looking for sweet or savory, these delicious and unique pumpkin recipes are sure to please!

Pumpkin Magic Bars are rich, thick, sweet pumpkin cookie bars layered not only with pumpkin but with butterscotch and toffee flavors as well! With creamy pumpkin, crunchy pecans, butterscotch chips, and toffee chips, it is a magical explosion of flavor and textures in every layer of this cookie bar bite!

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15 Easy Breakfast Ideas for Busy Weekdays

Does the Back to School season have you scrambling in the mornings? These 15 easy breakfast ideas for busy weekdays will help you start the day with the fuel you and your family need.  Whether you’re looking for a make-ahead breakfast, quick prep recipes, or something you can meal prep and serve all week – this collection of recipes has got you covered!

  1. Sheet pan pancakes are not only an easy breakfast to make, but you can customize to suit everyone’s tastes! Make ahead and pop in the freezer to reheat. Also great for lunchboxes! Continue reading

20 Unique Apple Recipes for Fall

Looking for creative ways to use up those delicious apples you picked from the apple orchard this fall? Whether you’re looking for sweet or savory, these delicious and unique  apple recipes are sure to please!

  1. If you enjoy the fried apples at Cracker Barrel you have got to try this amazing copycat recipe for the crockpot. They are so tender and full of flavor, just like the fried apples at Cracker Barrel.Copycat-Cracker-Barrel-Fried-Apples Continue reading

Marshmallow Ice Cream Recipe

Classic Soft Serve Style Vanilla Ice Cream – and the secret ingredient is Marshmallow!

Thank you to Nellie’s Free Range Eggs for sponsoring this recipe for marshmallow ice cream. All opinions are my own.

Today I’m sharing one of our favorite things to make in our house all year long: homemade marshmallow ice cream. As the name implies, a key ingredient is marshmallow, but the flavor of this ice cream is a smooth, creamy, classic homemade vanilla soft serve.Loaf pan filled with marshmallow vanilla ice cream and ice cream scoop

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How to Naturally Dye Brown Easter Eggs

These natural dyes are food safe and work great for other natural tie dye projects!

Thank you to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine alone.

I’ve always wanted to experiment with using natural dyes to dye our hard boiled Easter eggs, but I’ve also been a little intimidated by the idea. 

Over the last few years we’ve made the switch to exclusively using Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. Since their eggs come only from Certified Humane Free Range hens that live healthy, happy lives, I feel better about serving them to my family. So, it only seemed fitting that we would go the more natural route for egg dye this year.

But the big question was…can you dye brown eggs? The answer is, yes! It creates even deeper natural tones, and I’m going to show you how! Continue reading

15 Kid Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Treats

These St Patrick’s Day treats are almost as sweet as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

St. Patrick’s Day is often known for its festivities and libations, but these kid friendly St Patrick’s Day Treats are perfect for classroom parties, scavenger hunts, or preparing together at home. 
 
Made with Lucky Charms cereal, quick cooking oats, and white chocolate chips, these no-bake Lucky Charms Granola Bars from We are not Martha are a fun special treat for your loved ones at St. Patrick’s Day and year round!
 

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Play with your food: Ladybug on Grass Open Faced Avocado Sandwich

 This post and lunch idea, Ladybug on Grass Open Faced Avocado Sandwich,  is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Brownberry Organic White made with Whole Wheat Bread.

One thing I’ve really loved about virtual school this year is the little moments I have with the kids, like preparing lunches together. More time in the kitchen has helped them explore new food options and get more confident preparing their own creations.

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DIY Twisted Paper Ornament Craft for Kids

This post, DIY Twisted Paper Ornament Craft for Kids, is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of JoAnn.

Every single year since they were born, the kids and I have loved making holiday crafts together. When they were just little babies I’d make cute reindeer kitchen towels by dipping their tiny feet in brown paint and decorating with googly eyes and a red pom nose! Today, they take a more active role in our crafts, and I love displaying their creations every year!

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Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins

These festive Roasted Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins feature a flavorful red pepper twist with a pretty filling that resembles mini pumpkins.

A big thanks to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this post, Roasted Pepper Deviled Egg Pumpkins. All opinions are my own.

We’re a pretty traditional family at Thanksgiving. We often relish in preparing and sharing the same traditional dishes year after year. Food trends come and go—but don’t mess with my mashed potatoes! So, you could say I went a teensy bit off the rails this year by experimenting with a fun twist on our deviled eggs recipe that I think everyone can get behind!

Today I’m sharing my recipe for roasted pepper deviled egg pumpkins.

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Marbled Fall Leaf Sugar Cookie Cutouts

 These beautiful marbled fall leaf sugar cookie cutouts resemble the changing fall leaves – no icing required!

I’ve recently come across some super cute ideas using colored dough for pasta, breads and cookies and have been wanting to try for myself. The truth is, I’m always looking for the easiest way to frost (or not frost, if I’m being honest) cookies and this seemed like a pretty and no-hassle solution!

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Indoor Halloween Fun

If you purchase Halloween costumes based on how they will look under or over a winter coat and gloves, you might live in the Midwest!

We love living where the seasons change, but we don’t love trick-or-treating in snow. That’s why I’m always looking for opportunities to enjoy holiday fun indoors, and why I was so excited to learn that Chuck E Cheese has all sorts of affordable Halloween festivities happening through October for their Halloween Boo-tacular™.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These HEALTHIER kid-friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Chip muffins are perfect for busy fall mornings. Just grab and go!

A big thanks to Nellie’s Free Range for sponsoring this post, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. All opinions are my own.

Can you feel it in the air? Fall is coming…and far too soon, if you ask me! The start of the school year brings preparation for cooler temps, including our morning meal prep routine. The kids love when I make sweet breads and muffins for busy school mornings, so I whipped up one of our favorites – pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. 

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Back to Virtual School

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This post, back to virtual school, is sponsored by Juicy Juice. All opinions are my own.

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for our annual back to school pictures. It’s even harder to believe their back to school plans will not involve classroom orientations, bus routes…or anything resembling a typical school year.

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Pink Lemonade Sheet Cake

You’re going to want to try this. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tangy.

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