Easy Halloween Party Treats

Easy Halloween Treats for a Creepy Theme Party

Are you throwing a Halloween party and looking for some fun themed treats to serve?  These are some favorites that wowed the crowd at a recent party. Don’t be “scared”, they are all easy to make. Monster Mouths You’ll need apples and some slivered almonds.  Pending the size of your apples, cut in half or quarters.  Next, you’ll cut out a wedge from the outside of the apple to mimic an open mouth.  Be careful not to cut all the way through. Next just press the almond slivers into the open “mouth” like they are teeth.  That’s it!  Monster Mouths not only look great, but they are a healthy snack too. Tortilla Tombstones Cut flour tortillas into tombstones shapes.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until starting to brown.  They make a nice impact stuck in … [Read more...]

Ginger Pear Bread

Ginger Pear Bread Recipe

Quick breads are not just for bananas. Try this easy bread for something different. The spices are perfect for fall cooking. I found it simple to put together and a great way to take advantage of the good prices on pears at the grocery store right now. It makes a great treat at breakfast, as a snack or packed in a lunch box. Ginger Pear Bread Ginger Pear Bread from All Recipes Makes one 8" x 4" loaf 1 Cup peeled, cored, and chopped pears 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt How to Make Ginger Pear Bread 1. Toss chopped pears with sugar, ginger and cloves in a … [Read more...]

21 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

21 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Starbucks has brought out their pumpkin recipe and so have we! Fall has officially arrived and we've gathered more than 20 amazing pumpkin dessert recipes you won't want to miss out on! The only trouble will be deciding which to try first! Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies with French Toast Glaze by The Housewife in Training Files Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Tastes of Flizzyt Healthy Harvest Buckeyes by Half-Baked Harvest Halloween Spider Pumpkin Cupcakes by Mom It Forward Pumpkin Cannolis by Chocolate Moosey Baked Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast by Damn Delicious Pumpkin Heath Toffee Gooey Butter Cake by A baJillian Recipes No Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes by Spoonful of Flavor Cinnamon Chip Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones by Keep It Sweet Desserts Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Crockpot Applesauce

Crockpot Applesauce recipe for delicious fall cooking made simple

Can you feel the weather getting cooler yet?  I am imagining sweaters and boots in my head because our temperatures still say its summer.  I'm also imagining fall food because, let's be honest, its the best!  I made this crockpot applesauce last week and my whole house smelled like fall.  It was amazing!  And the applesauce is pretty good too! I think the best part of this recipe (besides the heavenly smell) is how easy it is to make!  You toss a few apples in a crockpot pot and in a few hours you have applesauce.  Delicious, homemade, no sugar added applesauce!  It's like fall in a crockpot. This is also a great recipe to have kids help make.  They can wash, peel or chop the apples, depending on their age.  My kids were just taste testers this time around.  And it got their little … [Read more...]

Paleo-Friendly Pumpkin Cupcakes

Paleo Pumpkin Cupcakes for Healthy Halloween

Each year, about this time, I get a taste for all things pumpkin. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin spiced latte, everything pumpkin! There's a local restaurant that serves THE BEST pumpkin bread. I could honestly go for a plate of just that. Until now. Today I'm sharing a recipe for pumpkin cupcakes that is amazing! These cupcakes are far better tasting than the bread at the local restaurant I mentioned. Best part? The ingredients are all Paleo-friendly. If you aren't familiar with Paleo, this means these cupcakes are also good for you. No flour, no sugar, no preservatives...just all-natural ingredients. I can't wait for you to give these a try. I bet your family will ask you to make them time and time again.  Paleo-Friendly Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Homemade Snacks for Sports

Homemade Snacks for Sports

School has started everywhere and that means that everyone is getting back into their routines.  For some that means the kids are back to playing sports with practices in the evenings and on the weekends.  Plus game days and possibly some travel.  There is a lot going on!  Now add in its your turn to be the snack parent.  You know, the one that brings the refreshments for all the players after practices.  Or after a game.  You are in charge of nourishing a tiny army of hungry kiddos. Sure, you can grab a big ole box of stuff to bring but you're super parent.  [Note - a super parent is any parent with kids!  Its a hard job and we are all super!]  You want to make the tasty treats from scratch.  It may seem like you spent hours in the kitchen whipping up these homemade snacks for sports.  … [Read more...]