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Magical Turkey Tenderloins in the Crockpot

Okay, you read that title and thought…”magical?” Yep. Magical. What makes my turkey tenderloin recipe magical? It only takes 4 ingredients and about 30 seconds to assemble.  Then, your Crock-Pot does all the work! If you’re a mom like me or someone who finds they have very little time to make dinner, there is NOTHING more magical than a delicious meal that practically cooks itself.


I’ll share the ingredients and the how to a little later in this post, but first, I want you to know about something really cool: The Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock*Star Contest.  It is YOUR chance to win the title of “2014 Ultimate Crock*Star” AND a $5,000 cash prize! It’s super simple too!

Here’s what you need to do to enter the #CrockStars Contest

Here’s my video to show you just how simple this is:

Magical Turkey Breast Tenderloins in the Crock-Pot from WholesomeMommy.com

You can whip up this Crock-Pot recipe in the new Crock-Pot 6 quart Cook and Travel. It has removable oval stoneware crock, metal construction, cord storage, dishwasher-safe crock and lid, programmable controls with automatic cooking shut off and a 1-year warranty.  My favorite part is the locking lid, especially when you are taking the Crock-Pot full to a potluck or party. There is nothing worse than spilling food all over your car!  I have a couple of Crock-pots already, but this one is by far my favorite – it has the best of everything!


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Fun Fall DIY: Candy Corn Pumpkin

Fall is finally here. To my family, fall means the holidays begin: Yom Kippur, Sukkot {also known as Feast of Tabernacles}, Thanksgiving, not to mention the birthdays in our family, and lots of fun and casual family and friends coming over for food and fellowship now that the weather is cooling off.  My favorite part about all these get-togethers? Decorating.  This year, Judah begged to make a luminary.

Pumpkin Carving for a fun Candy corn luminary from wholesomemommy.com

This was our first time carving a pumpkin. Judah wasn’t too sure about pulling the “guts” out of the pumpkin. :)

pumpkin supplies for candy corn pumpkin from wholesomemommy.com

To make this cute pumpkin all you need are a few supplies I found at Walmart:

Candy Corn Pumpkin Steps 1-4 from wholesomemommy.com


First, I cut the top off the pumpkin at an angle so the top would fit back on like a lid.  Then, we scooped out all the guts and seeds of the pumpkin.

Next, I taped off the middle section of the pumpkin with painters tape. {It was easier to get a straight line with lots of smaller pieces of painters tape than one long piece}.

Third, I turned the pumpkin upside down and painted the bottom third yellow. Allow the paint to dry well before moving to the next step.

Flip the pumpkin back upright and spray paint the top third white. Again, allow it to dry before moving on to the next step.

Finally, remove the tape to get the orange middle of the candy corn pattern.

At this point you can be done OR you can do the next steps to make your pumpkin glow!


We used an drill with a couple of sizes of bits to make the “polka dots” in the pumpkin for the light to flicker through.  My husband decided to get fancy and use his drimmel tool to also drill out the initials of my children. :)

Last, place a battery powered tea light or candle inside your pumpkin for safe lighting! {Especially if you have little kiddos or pets that could get hurt}.

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