Attention Pumpkin Pie Haters: Try This Pie

I am one of those Pumpkin Pie Haters. Give me any other pie, except Pumpkin, and I'll eat the whole thing. I made this recipe years ago and I have to tell you, it changed my mind about pumpkin pie. Of course, it's not really a traditional pumpkin's a creamy pumpkin pie. Recipe from... Continue Reading →

A Halloween Birthday Party

My little Park E. Bear is turning 5 years old this week. Hard to believe...isn't it always? She is such a funny little character. She is a sponge which means she absorbs every little "bad" word I say, then repeats it. She is a kissy bear too; always giving me kisses. This year Parker proclaimed... Continue Reading →

Homemade Pizza

My kids love making homemade pizza...maybe more than actually eating it. And it's amazingly simple if you make it semi-homemade... We used Pillsbury Pizza Dough found in the isle with refrigerated biscuits. Just roll out and shape. I cut the dough in half to make smaller specialty pizzas. Prepare the pizza on parchment paper and... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 16 years

My hubby and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary this past weekend. After 16 years it’s sometimes hard to find time for romance. Okay, with 2 kids it’s almost impossible. What says romance better than a great steak? Maybe that is just my husband’s idea of romance… After asking around, “What is the best steakhouse in Denver?”... Continue Reading →

Pickle Popsicles

What's the latest summertime treat? Dill Pickle Popsicles. I know what you're thinking...that's gross!  I craved pickles so bad when I was pregnant with Parker that I ate a WHOLE jar at one time...then promptly got sick. {Is that TMI?}  So, I would agree that this is gross; but my kids love them. This treat... Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Day inspired McFlurry at home

My girls love the McFlurry from McDonald's. And who doesn't like ice cream and Oreo cookies? That is what I would like to know! I made this St. Patrick's Day inspired version at home. It's pretty don't even need to right it down. Take some frozen vanilla yogurt (or you could use ice cream),... Continue Reading →

elvis inspired banana bread

On the kitchen counter sit bananas going bad. Going bad, fast! So, let's make banana bread! Etiquette says you shouldn't say "Yum" when eating food but...come one, this bread is so YUM! It's Elvis inspired because of the peanut butter and banana element but I thought, why not add chocolate? Peanut butter is always better... Continue Reading →

getting my craft on…

I am so ready to paint the kitchen. It is now a sunny yellow. I love yellow but I feel I have outgrown it. Sadly, I can't seem to muster the energy to actually paint! Instead I  look at the paint swatches taped to the wall...taunting me. I did find enough energy to get a... Continue Reading →

peanut butter valentine blossoms

Got to love this idea from eighteen25: Valentine Peanut Butter Blossoms. Make some for your sweetie for Valentine's Day or just because. Because any day is a good day for peanut butter AND chocolate. I would make some for hubby but he doesn't like peanut butter! A man who does like peanut butter?...I love him... Continue Reading →

daily gratitude | 1.03.11

Spaghetti Tacos night. This comes from one of my girls' favorite TV show: iCarly on Nick. They eat this all the time on the show. And I couldn't get my girls to eat spaghetti. They complained, "Spaghetti aggggaaaain?"  So I thought why not make it fun with spaghetti tacos. It worked! The girls love spaghetti... Continue Reading →

forget resolutions…instead focus on ONE LITTLE WORD

I am not a fan of New Year's resolutions. All too often we make a resolution of kicking our caffeine habit...losing weight...eating less junk food...or whatever. We do alright at first. Maybe even last a few months but by March we fall back into our old habits again. I like the idea instead of picking... Continue Reading →

december daily | day sixteen

I have officially "shopped til I dropped"! I hadn't started Christmas shopping until Thursday. Oh yeah, I am a tad bit stressed. I had a few medical test earlier this week that just piled on the stress. (It's okay Mom...nothing that is unmanageable.) But still. I spent the last two days making Christmas gifts (above).... Continue Reading →

december daily | day nine

I remember as a child always having homemade chicken noodles at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, but I didn't realize it was a "family tradition" until Dad had mentioned it on Christmas a few years ago. I guess, as a kid, you sort of just take things for granted and don't really think much about them.... Continue Reading →

non-traditional thanksgiving side dish

Great Thanksgiving side dishes include green bean casserole, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes. All are traditional side dishes found on American tables across the country. But what about sauerkraut? Not really traditional you say? Yeah, I thought everyone had sauerkraut at Thanksgiving. Sauerkraut was always on the buffet table at my grandmother's house, right next... Continue Reading →

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