Sweet and Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

A yummy soup for a cold day! So, this past growing season my compost pile produced several acorn squash plants and a bounty of fruit! I was super excited and couldn’t wait to use them. The year prior we had grown them for the first time, however, we planted too many. This year we only…

How to Cook a Pumpkin or Squash

Making homemade pumpkin made easy! It’s easy to grab a can of pumpkin but sometimes from scratch is best, especially when you have grown the pumpkin or squash in your own garden, but looking at a pumpkin or squash, it’s hard to vision them as delicious food and treats… however, turning them into yummy food…

Leftover Halloween candy

Leftover Halloween Candy – Friend or Foe? Another Halloween has come to a close and during the celebration, candy is always the highlight, and as Halloween brings in handfuls of candy, if not bag fulls, many parents worry about their children having too much. If you aren’t keen on the excess sugar, chemicals, calories, or…

How to Bake Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

Seasonal Snack and Lots of Fun While you are hollowing out those pumpkins for Jack O Lanterns or for pies or perhaps you are making some squash soup, you might ask yourself… what should I do with the seeds? Well, here’s how to bake pumpkin and squash seeds! If you are like me you will…

Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Fun for Little Ones Thanksgiving, is that awkward holiday that most people glaze over to get to the craziness of Christmas, especially by children. Explaining the history of Thanksgiving to a child is a daunting task, of course there is the coming together of the pilgrims and Indians, however, the story takes a very…

Halloween crafts for kids!

Too Cute to Spook! I love making art with my kid’s hand and foot prints, they are only small once and every year they grow. I can imagine someday my boys being men and showing their children how small their hand prints once were compared to the manly size they will become or my daughter…

Pumpkin Treats

Yummy Treats that are fun to make Holidays are so special! As a family, you only get so many together, yes the kids will come back again and someday with their children, but it will never be the same as when they were all small, so I try to make them special and memorable, especially…