Sweet and Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

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 planted 3 plants BUT they didn’t grow for some reason 🙁 Obviously you can understand my surprise when I saw these acorn plants growing beautifully out of my compost pit, of course the dilemma became…

How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin and Squash

How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin and 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 is much easier than it sounds! Here’s how to cook fresh pumpkin and squash… First let me say that you can technically cook any pumpkin, though the smaller ones are usually easier to handle. Pie…

Leftover Halloween candy

Leftover Halloween candy

So What do you do with all of that leftover Halloween Candy? 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 you just have multiple children (and the multiple load of candy), what do you do? Here is a quick rundown of what you can do with that candy, of course…

How to Bake Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

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 want to bake them into yummy snacks! It’s easy and sometimes the best part of cutting open a pumpkin or squash! There are so many ways to do this, so I will include my favorite…

Thanksgiving fun for little ones

Thanksgiving fun for little ones

Thanksgiving, is that awkward holiday that most people glaze over to get to the craziness of Christmas and often is missed, 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 non g-rated turn after that event, not to mention that being grateful for blessings doesn’t always come naturally to a child. There are ways to savor the holiday for what it is and make Thanksgiving fun for…

Ghostly and Delicious Little Toes…Halloween crafts for kids!

Ghostly and Delicious Little Toes…Halloween crafts for kids!

  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 tickling her daughter’s toes after showing her how tiny her mommy’s toes once were. Smile 🙂 Last year we made a family Halloween picture with our foot prints, yes when I say family I mean that the kids,…

Pumpkin Treats

Pumpkin Treats

  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 since my husband and I don’t have a large family to share it all with. One of the ways I do that is with treats, here is another easy but fun and delicious treat for the Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving seasons!…