I thought I’d share this recipe again since Thanksgiving is coming up. This is one of my favorites and is so simple to make. We have it a few times a year, not just around the holidays and it always gets gobbled up! It can be made in advance which is always nice on those … More More Please! Repost of Warm Cranberry Chutney
Today is an exciting day for the girls! Our youngest has her little Halloween parade and party in preschool and our middle lady has her Harvest Party at the end of the school day! I will be there in her classroom helping out and thought a little Halloween themed Muddy Buddies would be a good … More Monster Mash Muddy Buddies
This week is Halloween! It’s always been one of my favorite times of year. When I was little, we lived in a small town where you pretty much knew everyone and who lived in the house before them, and maybe even the people before that. So when Halloween rolled around, we set out up and … More Layered Brownie Ice Cream Cake for The Birthday Girl
I seem to catch the baking bug way more in the fall than in the summer. There’s something about heating up the oven on a chilly fall morning or evening and filling the entire house with warm smells of cinnamon and apples and sugar all combining together for one heavenly scent – FALL! Fall is … More Apple Dumplings for my little dumplings
Do you know what’s coming up this weekend? If you are from central IL (more specifically the Morton – Peoria area), then you know exactly what is coming this weekend. It’s the Morton Pumpkin Festival!!! A celebration of the beginning of harvest and the history of a bustling factory right in the midwest. This factory … More Pumpkin Bars – You will like it, like it, like it!
If you are from central Illinios, then you are probably familiar with Jumer’s. For those who are not from my neck of the woods, Jumer’s was a small hotel and restaurant chain in central IL. The one in Bloomington specialized in French cuisine and the one in Peoria was German. Both have changed to different … More Jumer’s Cinnamon Rolls
Apple season is upon us here in northwest Indiana. The orchards I am lucky enough to go to are in southwest Michigan which is just a few miles up the road. I even have certain orchards I prefer for certain fruit. And I prefer to pick my own (fruit, that is ) 🙂 so I … More Cinnamon Apples – the aroma of fall!
Rice Krispie treats have never been one of my favorites and I can easily stay away from them, but their lively little cousin, the Scotcharoo – well, that’s another story! I first had these little keepers at a sleepover at my friend Chelsea’s house when I was in middle school. Her mom had a batch … More Scotcharoos – A fun treat for all!
Summer is headed out the door, but you can still enjoy those seasonal treats year round. Most kids like S’mores and sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows is an important part of childhood. But S’mores are not always convenient and the eye piercing campfire sticks and fingers coated with melted marshmallows (AKA the stickiest substance … More Say So Long to Summer with S’more Pizza!
After picking all those fresh strawberries last month, my mind was going crazy with all the ideas of how to use them. Of course, I made the Strawberry Jam, and sliced and froze a bunch, froze some whole, and had fresh berries for a few days, but I wanted to make some sort of frozen … More Oh My! Frozen Strawberry Pie