25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas Your Kids Will Love

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas Your Kids Will Love Elf on the Shelf has become on the biggest internet sensations this century. Parents near and far have brought these magical creatures into their home to wreck havoc during the night and bring order during the day. I’m assuming you’ve jumped on the Elf on the Shelf bandwagon, but has your idea pool run dry? Have no fear! We’ve searched the web to find 25 Elf on the Shelf ideas that your … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Recipe

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter Fall is finally here... which means that I inevitably start craving everything pumpkin!  This quick and easy recipe can be tossed in the slow cooker and used on your morning toast, bisquits and everywhere you want to add a touch of pumpkin yumminess. You will need: 30 oz Pumpkin Puree ⅔ cup Apple Juice 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1 tbsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Nutmeg 1 tsp Ginger ½ tsp Cloves ¼ tsp … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Lookalike Cupcakes

Pumpkin Lookalike Cupcakes This post brought to you by Samsung Home. All opinions are my own. Once upon a time my extended family used to call me “Susie Homemaker”. As a stay at home mom to only one child (and the fact that I was a young pup at only 21) I had boundless ideas and energy. I would sew costumes for my daughter, crochet baskets out of fabric scrap, and the oven always seem to be on. In fact, my husband’s work would call me at least … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe

  Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Recipe Fall is full of opportunities for social gatherings. From Fall celebrations and Halloween parties to Thanksgiving gatherings... anything pumpkin (shaped) is a winner. This particular recipe has a fun appeal with a grown up taste. Sometimes you just don't want another sweet goodie... crackers and cheese are always a great adult combo winner! INGREDIENTS 8 oz softened Cream Cheese 2 cup Shredded Cheddar … [Read more...]

Oreo Peppermint Bark Recipe

Oreo Peppermint Bark Recipe It's insane, but the minute Thanksgiving hits I start to crave peppermint. Yes, pumpkin still sounds good... but peppermint makes me drool. The kids and I love to treat ourselves to peppermint bark every December. When I saw this version with Oreos, I knew they would be a hit. INGREDIENTS 20 Starlight Mints or 10 small Candy Canes 12 Oreos 8 oz Chocolate Chips 8 oz White Chocolate Chips   The … [Read more...]

Spooky Glow Jars Halloween Craft

 Spooky Glow Jars Halloween Craft My kids have been begging me to start picking out their costumes for Halloween. September just began, but they are already excited for fall. So for this post, I thought I’d give you a couple of ideas of quick, fun and creative ways to create a “spooky jar”. Above is the jar I made. I must say, this is the first time I’ve attempted this craft and I learned a few important things that I will share at the … [Read more...]

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe Fall and Halloween are such fun times to spice up lunch and have fun with your recipes. The kids love a good hot dog. Ethan vegetarian and Emma her Applegate Farms hot dogs. With the simple alteration to dough you've got a fun "mummy" that makes lunch a little more exciting. This recipe can be modified easily ... leave out the cheese or substitute homemade dough for store bought. The idea, though, is pure … [Read more...]

Apple Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

Apple Shaped Rice Krispie Treats Fall is in full force and that means apple season. Whether you are homeschooling and are looking to expand your curriculum a bit or just want to create a playful treat, these apple shaped rice krispie treats are a winner. My kids really enjoy these occasional surprises like this as marshmallows, candy and fruit roll ups are not usually on the menu. (Yield about 18) INGREDIENTS 6 cup Rice Krispies … [Read more...]

Homemade Orange Creamsicle Freezer Pop Recipe

Homemade Orange Creamsicle Freezer Pop Recipe Orange creamsicles have always been a favorite of mine. The refreshing taste of oranges with the creamy “ice cream” like center... just the sound of them makes my mouth water. Now we can make orange creamsicles at home with just 4 simple ingredients! This recipe makes about 3 pops and is being made in the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. I have seen these at our local Marshalls and Ross stores, you can … [Read more...]

Blender Peach Ice Cream Recipe | No Churn

Blender Peach Ice Cream Recipe | No Churn Here's another addition to our No Churn Ice Cream recipes! This one is actually more like a sorbet of sorts... and you only need 3 ingredients and a blender! INGREDIENTS 3 cup frozen Peach Slices 1 1/2 cup Milk 2 tbsp Honey Add milk and sugar to blender. Gradually add peach slices to puree. When every thing is incorporated, mixture will resemble loose soft serve. Transfer … [Read more...]