Garlic Parmesan Fries Recipes

Seasoned Potato recipes are flying around the web, but with the country's ever expanding waistlines many are afraid to try these recipes and are missing out. Cooking Light has the solution. These Garlic Parmesan Fries have all the tongue tantalizing taste, without all the guilt. 4 teaspoons canola oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 3 pounds peeled baking potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips Cooking spray 2 tablespoons butter 8 garlic cloves, minced (about 5 teaspoons) 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Preparation Preheat oven to 400°. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag, tossing to coat. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 50 … [Read more...]

Fall Festivities – Party time!

Every fall I love to have friends over for a chili dinner and s'mores for dessert.. When the first chill is in the air and the leaves begin to turn I start brainstorming ways to decorate a festive fall table. There are so many beautiful and budget friendly ways to decorate and have a very festive party! Here are some creative ideas: This example of the perfect outdoor fall decor (by Country Living) is made by using natures best decorations! Hay, fall flowers, pumpkins.. all easy and inexpensive - perfect for an outdoor party. Too cute idea for the table or to add a bit of fall ambiance to your home. Trim the stem off of a small pumpkin. Using hot glue or floral wire - attach fake leaves, berries, and candle to top. So cute! A great party favor to thank your guests for … [Read more...]

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...]

13 DIY Spooky Halloween Party Ideas

With Halloween still a few weeks away, there's plenty of time to gather your supplies and create the spookiest Halloween party in all the land. From spider web decorations and witch finger foods, monster cakes and sugar skull pinatas, we've got a bunch of fun ideas listed for you!   /1/ DIY Halloween Party Invitation- If you're going to have a party you have to let people know. Print these invitations from home and send them to your closest friends and family. /2/ Trash Bag Spider Web Decoration- Chances are you have the supplies for this craft in your home already. /3/ Printable Halloween Banner and Bats- Banners are a fun touch to any party. You wouldn't have a birthday party without a Happy Birthday banner, would you? Exactly. /4/ Bat Mobile- No, it's not the … [Read more...]

DIY Jalapeno-Habanero Hot Sauce

  Sometimes things just happen for a reason. Do you believe that? Me too. This year I planted 3 jalapeno plants in my garden. I love jalapenos in so many ways – pickled, stuffed and grilled, chopped in a salsa or just sprinkled on food. I love spicy. Well, imagine my surprise when one of those jalapeno plants turned out to be something different.. A habanero plant. These are the bad boys of the pepper world – seriously HOT. Meant to be eaten with quite a bit of measure, and really not enjoyable stuffed or grilled – unless you like pain. So, what to do? I certainly didn’t want to waste them. It struck me! Hot Sauce! Why not make my own hot sauce? Turns out hot sauce is easy to make and easy to customize, flexible with the peppers you have grown or available at … [Read more...]

20 Amazing School Lunches for Kids

We all would love to impress our children with elaborate Bento boxes, but in reality, most parents are incredibly busy, especially in the mornings, and are after lunches that are still fun, but also quick to make. I've rounded up 20 amazing school lunches for kids that are not only fun, but they are also fairly quick to make, and kids will love them. Teddy Bear Lunch.  My kids especially love this Nutella teddy bear sandwich, surrounded by a corn sun, blueberry sky, and grape and lettuce grass. The ground is made of Tiny Teddy biscuits, fruit strips, and Cheerios. Holiday Lunches.  Take a look at these 5 themed Bento boxes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, and Birthday's. Source: 5 Most Adorable Themed Bento Lunches. Turkey Lunch.   Perfect for … [Read more...]