Disney Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tips (VIDEO)

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We just returned from a whirlwind trip to Disney World to cover the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. My family and I had a fabulous time and we would highly recommend going if you have a chance. Since we just spent 3 days at Disney World, we will have a few posts all about our… Read More

Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French toast

II saved the best pumpkin recipes for last….Pumpkin French toast.  I basically kicked up a traditional french toast recipe with pumpkin puree.  The pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices adds such a warm, delicious pumpkin flavor that you may never make plain French toast again! The pumpkin puree gives the batter such a nice orange color… Read More

12 Days of Christmas Countdown

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At two years old, my daughter is beginning to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays. She understands that Christmas means yummy food, fun presents, lots of singing, and craft-apalooza on the kitchen table. One such craft is this simple DIY especially for her … a muffin tin countdown for the 12 days of… Read More

Pumpkin Mini Muffins

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I love when I come up with a recipe that can be used for two different meals. You can make these muffins for breakfast or snack or if you’re in our family both. I substituted the usual butter and oil for yogurt and they came out super yummy and light. The recipe make approximately 40… Read More

How to Make Snowman Cupcakes VIDEO

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Lots of baking going on right now for the holidays! There are holiday snacks, crafts, and parties galore this month. Today I wanted to show you one kid-friendly dessert that is so easy to make, that your kids can help. Yep, this is another craft time meets snack time! You can watch the quick How… Read More

Foods That Boost Milk Supply

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Galactagogues. Try to say that fast a few times! If you are a nursing mama, galactagogues will soon be your best friend. Galactagogues are foods, herbs, and medications considered to be milk-inducing. Today I’ll be focusing on just the foods that boost milk supply. By incorporating them in to your daily diet, you just may see… Read More

Top Picks For Gifts For Grandma

What do you get the Grandma who only wants “her beautiful family near her” on Christmas? Whenever I ask my mom what she wants for gifts, she always gives me an answer like that, which is absolutly no help to me when trying to think of ideas for her. My son and I have been… Read More

Recipe: The Best Homemade Mac and Cheese Ever

I’m not kidding, this stuff is the bomb. This is by far the best homemade mac and cheese in the world. This is my moms recipe and once I had it I started making it all the time. Adults and kids alike are bound to love it and picky eaters will gobble it down.  … Read More

Pumpkin Pancakes

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I am in love with everything about the fall season and pumpkins! I love this time of year and I especially love all things pumpkins – carving, baking and eating.  I warned everyone that there was going to be a lot of pumpkin recipes this month here is recipe number three and there are more to come! We… Read More

Recipe: Fluffy pumpkin heaven.

Since I love holidays and food it will come to no surprise to you that Thanksgiving is my favorite. Our family Thanksgiving always includes the same delicious foods that I look forward to eating all year. Since I’m still somewhat new to having my own family and hence contributing my own food to Thanksgiving, I’ve… Read More

Bulk Meats with Zaycon Foods

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Calling all homemakers! Scratch that, calling anyone and everyone who eats meat and wants to save money. That’s you? Me too! Read on … As a relatively new mom I have quite a bit to learn about this whole homemaking gig. Because of this, I’ve made it a priority to surround myself with moms in… Read More

Top Cupcake/Muffin Recipes for 2012

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Okay… so we love cupcakes – don’t judge us!  Some of our favorite 2012 cupcake recipes are even healthy (kind of). [imagebrowser id=10]

Turkey Pizza

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Back in the day I told my mama I wouldn’t eat anything that had a mother. Come Thanksgiving, that put her in quite the predicament. Because hello mama, all turkeys have mothers! So one year, Turkey Pizza landed on the menu and it has been a hit among the kids at our Thanksgiving table ever… Read More

Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Balls

Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Balls

So much holiday baking to do – so little time! Today I’m sharing a super yummy (and easy!) recipe for the holidays. Rice Krispie treats are not only for kids. If you make them like we are today, it becomes a fabulous holiday dessert that not only kids will love but adults will too! We are mixing up… Read More

Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Everyone talks about pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but I’ve never tried them before. To be honest, they never sounded that appealing to me. Since I was getting pretty curious about this recipe and because no one else in my family had ever tried them before, I decided to do a test run before Thanksgiving to… Read More

How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Treat Balls – Baby Gizmo

How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispie Treat Balls – Baby Gizmo

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Starbucks-Style

I shouldn’t be as excited as I am about this but I am! Yep, four glorious days of sharing and four days with an excuse to grab one of my favorite drinks. I don’t know what it is about those red cups and why they get me in the holiday spirit. They just do! It’s… Read More

Candy Cane Snowman Tutorial (VIDEO)

Candy Cane Snowman

Even though I love to bake, I like things that are easy to make. With three kids underfoot all the time, if the snack is easy to make AND the kids can help me at the same time, it is a huge bonus. So, it got me thinking. Why not combine craft time and snack… Read More

Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe

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Warning!!! I have quite a few great pumpkin recipes up my sleeve for this month! If you want some recipes for pumpkin puree outside of pumpkin pie your at the right place! Hurricane Sandy kept us home bound for a few days but luckily we had heat and electricity. We had to sit tight at home… Read More

World Kindness Day

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Every November 13th a special holiday graces the calendar. No, it’s not one that gives you a break from work or the kids a day off from school, but it’s just as important as all of those. It’s World Kindness Day! World Kindness Day evolved from a series of conferences in 1996-1997 in Japan by… Read More