Groundhog Day Treats

Groundhog Grub We love Groundhog Day at our house, I think it is because the first thoughts of spring come with Groundhog Day. We love the holiday seasons between October and New Year’s Eve, but January is such a cold bleak month, that anything that can get our minds thinking spring is worth celebrating. Every…

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…

Maple Pie with a Walnut Crust

Have you ever heard of a maple pie… neither had I! As part of our children’s home school studies, we wanted to incorporate life skills, like baking, and while learning about Canada, we found out their obvious love of maple syrup. Then tried our hand at this maple pie with a walnut crust. Before I…

Easter Cupcakes

Cute and Festive Cupcakes These cupcakes were a hit but I will go on the record and say that I am not a fabulous baker, I would like to be, but I am not. I can follow a recipe but I can’t just “Martha Stewart” some awesome tart with folded in blood oranges. Cakes frighten…

Easter Bark – an Easy Easter Treat

Kid Approved Easter Treat! We all want things to look nice and I really appreciate the time people put into many of the things that I see on places like Pinterest. Of course many of them are so over the top, I mean there are preschool treat bags that took more time, money and effort to…

Making Jello Eggs

Bringing Some Color to the Table! When I was younger my grandmother made eggs in Jello molds for Easter, they were cute and yummy and I thought why not give them a try. I didn’t think making Jello eggs would terribly hard and so I set out to try. It is important to say that…

Easter treats

Cute Treats for Easter I don’t know if it is that as Easter comes, so does Spring, but I find myself in a frenzy of crafts and recipes at Easter time, more so than even Christmas. I wanted to make some Easter treats and found myself with these hits! Chocolate Nests These are so good,…

Festive Deviled Eggs

Yummy and Fun! With Easter comes tons of boiled eggs and probably deviled eggs. If you use regular food coloring to dye your clean, boiled eggs, keep the dye and make some festive deviled eggs. After the kids find all of the eggs, it becomes time to make something of them. Deviled eggs are a…

Groundhog’s Day For Kids

Happy Groundhog’s Day Every year people mention how stupid Groundhog’s Day is, but I personally like it. Groundhog Day may seem like a crazy holiday to celebrate and trust me we don’t go crazy, I mean it is a day about a rodent predicting the weather, but I like to have fun with my family and…