Tortellini with Sweet Potato

When you’re a working mom you look for ways to incorporate vegetables into a meal with little to no stress, especially if dealing with small children that might not otherwise want to eat the veggies. This recipe for tortellini with sweet potato hits the spot. Not only is this an easy to make meal for…

Homemade Pumpkin Seeds

So this year I tried my hand at my first ever batch of homemade pumpkin seeds. And wow – could they have been any easier?!? Not sure why I’ve never tried this before – but yum! I choose to eat them shell & all, but my husband likes to open them up and eat just…

Easy Bread Sticks

Sometimes you just have to hit the easy button and make something like these easy bread sticks. These are so quick and easy you’ll kick yourself for not making them sooner. I don’t know about you but once school starts I’m in rapid motion until June when school gets out for summer. In the fall…

G is for Granola

G is for Granola – I’ve been trying out different granola recipes and have one that isn’t too bad. But as I’m always on the quest for the perfect granola recipe, kind of like my quest for the perfect purse, I know I’ll still keep trying out recipes every time I run across one. GRANOLA…

Marshmallow Popcorn

Got a hankering to mix it up a bit instead of making crispy treats like I usually do – so instead of using crispy cereal – I used air popped popcorn and made a batch of marshmallow popcorn. Not too bad. I didn’t have the recipe in front of me when I was cooking, so…

Edible Halloween Cake SS Gothtober

I used to do the publicity for Gothtober.com, and have even participated a few times. I made this edible Halloween cake SS Gothtober for the 2007 year’s theme. It’s just a basic cake that I doctored up with a combination of light blue icing and blue colored jello. NOTE:  if you aren’t planning on serving…

Monster Eyes

These edible monster eyes are a fun snack to make for after school or for the kiddo’s next Halloween party. And yes, I’m on an eye kick – it’s Halloween food! These are a great recipe to make with a kid in the kitchen. Work on these after school or make an event of the…

Easy to Make Chocolate Spiders

These easy to make chocolate spiders are a fun treat to make this Halloween. I went ahead and gave them my signature dairy-free tweak. These are a fun kid in the kitchen project, so go ahead and work on these after school some day or on the weekend. Easy to Make Chocolate Spiders 1 ¾…

Finger Nibblers

Now aren’t these just a fun thing? I just couldn’t resist making these edible finger nibblers. This recipe is one you’ll want to make for Halloween, you could even pack them in school lunches! If you want to hit the easy button, feel free to use ready made pizza dough instead of making the dough…

Creepy Crispies are Fun & Easy

Who doesn’t love crispy treats? Not anyone reading my blog! And certainly not anyone at my house. Here’s a recipe for creepy crispies that are fun and easy to make. Whip up a batch of these for this year’s Halloween party. Your guests will love them and you for making them. Creepy Crispies 3 tbsp…

Apple Pancakes for Dinner

My family is obsessed with breakfast for dinner and we love these easy apple pancakes come fall. I mean what is easier than breakfast for dinner? Few ingredients, simple process, happy bellies – it’s a win win for this working mom. Doesn’t it sound yummy? And totally easy to make. This is a prime example…

Ghosts in My House

Anyone looking for some fun, savory snacks for Halloween? Look no further than these easy edible ghosts. I love all things potato – so making something with fingerling potatoes was a hands down winner with me. I’ve gone ahead and given this a diary free tweak so they’re safe for yours truly to eat. Edible…

Homemade Instant Oatmeal

We’re big oatmeal eaters at our house. Since I’m too busy to cook full scale oatmeal on school mornings I came up with my own recipe for homemade instant oatmeal. When the kiddo was little I just couldn’t justify buying ready packaged instant oatmeal full of preservatives when I could make it myself. Not to…

Mini Monster Chow for Halloween

My family just adores snack foods that have a rice cereal base. This recipe for mini monster chow is a big hit. Not only is this easy to make, but I’ve made it allergy safe so the whole family can enjoy it. Ok… so I can enjoy it! You might want to double the batch,…

Homemade Apple Sauce

We love homemade apple sauce. Our neighbors backyard has an apple tree. Do you see where I’m going? The house was owned by an elderly woman and she told me when we first moved into our house that I could help myself at any time. I went so far as to buy an apple picker…