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Fudgy Brownie Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

‘Tis the season for baking! I hate cold weather. The only thing redeeming about winter is that I can crank up my oven and make lots of delicious desserts and breads and not worry about heating the house up. In fact I WANT it to heat the house up!  And, besides that, itvfills the house […]

‘Tis the Season for Giving

We just wrapped up one of my favorite months.  I love that people take time to remember the things they are thankful for.  Top of the list for most of us is family, friends, being able to feed our families, and tuck them into warm snug beds.  Not everyone has these basic needs met. So, […]

Making Time Stand Still By Capturing Candid Family Photos

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation. ‘Tis the season for photo opps!  Its holiday time and for most people that means its photo opp season!  There will be photo cards […]

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 […]

Labor Day Simple Summer Side Dishes

Ahh…Labor Day. Around here it is the official close of summer. Most folks close up their pools after one last hooray with the family.  Although, it will still be hot for a bit longer. Most of the kids here have also gone back to school and are just getting into the swing of things. And, […]

Father’s Day Food: Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Father’s Day is next weekend.  What have you got planned for dear ol’ dad? While it is going to great weather for grilling, why not mix it up a bit.  Instead of the traditional burgers and hotdogs, why not try chicken fajitas?  I know, it isn’t the usual, but I promise you won’t be sorry. […]

St Patrick’s Day Lucky Rainbow Cupcakes

St Patrick’s Day is March 17th.  Just around the corner. Are you doing something special for the special people in your life?  For me, it is cupcakes…any excuse to have them. They are my secret addiction. Its just as much the buttery cake as it is the simple homemade buttercream frosting. My frosting only calls […]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day with Read Across America

Most of you know that I was a public school teacher for 10 years.  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – also known as the National Read Across America Day is a day we celebrate reading in a super fun way by reading Dr. Seuss books, doing Dr. Seuss crafts, watching Dr. Seuss films, eating “Seuss” food like […]

Valentine’s Gifts that Mean a Lot but Cost a Little

I am a sap for Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean I like to blow boat loads of money or have boat loads of money blown on me. But, I do enjoy picking out small gifts for my kiddos and something heartfelt for my sweet husband. Of course, if Valentine’s Day is […]

Epic New Year’s Eve Party for Kids – in a SNAP!

Do you celebrate New Year’s?  I’ve heard that a large number of parents have opted out now that there are kids in the family.  But, I have a few ideas about how you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in a big way right at home.  Maybe it won’t be quite the same as how you […]

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