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...]

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...]

Gooey S’Mores Snack Mix Recipe Recipe

Gooey S'mores Snack Mix Recipe Summer, camping and S’mores all go hand in hand. Unfortunately, I always seem to crave S’mores when a fire is not a possibility. This S’mores snack mix is easy to make and easy to transport making it the perfect anytime summer snack! INGREDIENTS 2 cup Golden Grahams Cereal 2 cup Chocolate Chips 2 cup Mini Marshmallows Powdered Sugar (optional)   DIRECTIONS Set oven on low … [Read more...]

DIY | Repurposing a Dresser Into A Television Stand

We recently joined the flat screen television generation and parted ways with our huge clutter catching entertainment center. Although the flat screen is mounted on the wall, I still felt like we needed a table of some sort underneath. After a little shopping around we realized that most television stands on the market were very overpriced or cheaply made and wouldn’t last long. That’s when we had to get creative and started thinking about … [Read more...]

DIY Craft | Family Tree Scrabble Style

DIY Craft | Family Tree Scrabble Style   For our 25th wedding anniversary my oldest daughter presented us with this family tree wall hanging. I absolutely LOVED it and wanted to share in hopes it might help spark a creative (& fairly simple) gift for a loved one in your lives! You will need: Scrabble letters to spell the names/words you choose 2 pieces of contrasting scrapbook paper scissors or razor blade to cut … [Read more...]

Heather’s Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe

Heather's Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe I have been making this crust since I was around 13 and I’m not quite sure where the recipe came from (probably Betty Crocker). My grandma used to have me make several when I was visiting and she would freeze them for later. It is not an airy crust, but it does rise a little and the kids seem to love it. I am posting the recipe as written. We have altered it on occasion and changed the … [Read more...]