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Spooky Petri Dish Halloween Dessert


It’s that time of year, everyone!  Halloween is the one occasion where gross looking snacks are not only appropriate but expected. We picked up this kit at Target for $4.99 to make our science-experiment-gone-wrong desserts. While it wasn’t a bad deal at all considering the gummy eyeballs and tongues aren’t cheap this time of year, […]

Modern Art Kiwi Crate


Since this was our first Kiwi Crate, and I may have ordered a little late in the month, I think we got ours later than the average subscriber. If you haven’t heard about Kiwi Crate, it’s a monthly subscription craft box for kids. Each craft comes with everything needed for two crafts and super-easy-to-follow instructions. […]

Szechuan Beef Stir-Fry


Some weeks, I’m a really ambitious recipe planner with an isle-organized grocery list in one hand and a meal planned for each night of the week in the other. And some weeks I walk into the grocery store and just buy everything I think is pretty. Stir-fry is one of those perfect meals for when […]

Homemade Apple Butter


I love autumn. It’s my absolute favorite season. So even though it isn’t technically fall yet, it’s not unlike me to be ahead of schedule on my all-things-fall obsession. As you’re probably guessing from my previous post on apple chips, I bought a few bags of apples. I had come across a few apple butter recipes in magazines […]

Homemade Apple Chips


Homemade apple chips are hands down the food I most often make in my dehydrator. Not only are they easy to make at home, but often healthier too! Store-bought apple chips often have added sugar to make them sweeter or preservatives to give them a longer shelf life. And they certainly aren’t cheap! In the […]

Quick Sea Salted Vanilla Caramel


It’s hard to find someone who will turn down a fresh, soft chewy caramel. My theory is it has something to do with the fact taste buds tend to agree on the pleasing flavor and texture of both butter and sugar. And since caramel is entirely butter, or cream, and sugar, there isn’t much not to […]

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Jars


Well… I had intended to post these in time for St. Patrick’s Day, but since I’m too late for that and too impatient to wait a whole year for leprechauns to be relevant again, let’s just be honest; no one is ever going to be disappointed about receiving a jar full of rainbow. Ever! You may be […]

Overnight French Toast Casserole


One over ambitious Christmas, I believe it was 2 years ago, I decided to prepare an overnight breakfast casserole for Christmas morning along with the all-out feast I traditionally make for Christmas Eve dinner. While I try really hard to eat and cook healthfully (incoming excuses), from time to time, often coinciding with holidays and […]

Quick Fried Rice Style Quinoa


Quinoa, oh how I love quinoa. Once upon a time, I would profess my love for the grain to people who had no idea what the heck I was talking about, but I find it becoming more and more popular. I don’t know if it was the internet foodie bloggers posting fabulous quinoa recipes, television […]

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars


Granola bars, or Grrrrr bars as we like to call them, top the list of my son’s favorite snacks. And who could blame him? They’re pretty much candy bars in oat pants. Oat pants? Yeah, I’m not sure about that analogy either, but let’s just go with it.  I don’t know how granola bars got […]