Beverages · Holiday Ideas

The BEST Homemade Dark Chocolate Cocoa Mix: Perfect for Gifts! (gift tag included)

Nothing warms my heart and soul like a creamy, comforting cup of cocoa! I absolutely love it! It doesn’t matter if I make it with cow’s milk or almond milk, the hot chocolate makes me very, very happy! Homemade Dark Chocolate Cocoa Mix is my absolute FAVORITE quick mix. I can control the ingredients, it… Continue reading The BEST Homemade Dark Chocolate Cocoa Mix: Perfect for Gifts! (gift tag included)

Holiday Ideas · How To

Three Easy Ways to Decorate Your Easter Pies

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE Easter! Easter=Spring. For me, it is one of the most meaningful, joyful, and humbling of holidays. One of the activities I most look forward to is getting together with my family and extended family. We have TONS of food, a massive Easter egg hunt, and time… Continue reading Three Easy Ways to Decorate Your Easter Pies

Holiday Ideas · One Dish Wonders

April Fools’ Day “Apple Pie”

What better way to celebrate April Fools’ Day than by fooling your family with an April Fools’ Day Apple Pie? Though no one really knows the exact date April Fools’ Day became a holiday, in our family, I know celebrating it goes back several generations. My grandma was the ultimate jokester. She could deliver a prank… Continue reading April Fools’ Day “Apple Pie”

Cakes & Pies · Holiday Ideas

Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie: Pi(e) Day 2.0

Hard to believe it’s been a year since my first Pi Day post. But I think you’ll really like this Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie I’ve picked out for this year. It’s unique, velvety smooth, and incredibly easy! Last week, my students told me I looked like a math teacher, and… I have no idea… Continue reading Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie: Pi(e) Day 2.0

Breads · Breakfast foods · Holiday Ideas

King Cake Scones: Perfect for Mardi Gras!

Do you love king cake as much as I do??? Real king cake is one of those fabulous creations that takes time to make but the end result is spectacular. Plus, it has a fun side! 🙂 Who doesn’t want to find something hidden in their piece??? When I have the time, I definitely make… Continue reading King Cake Scones: Perfect for Mardi Gras!

Holiday Ideas · How To

How To: Simplify Christmas and Enjoy Valentine’s Day!

Christmas is long past, but Valentine’s Day is next week. How have I combined the two? In an effort to simplify my  family’s Christmas, I saved some of our typical tasks for Valentine’s Day. 🙂 It has been a lot of fun for our family, and it made my Christmas season a whole lot less… Continue reading How To: Simplify Christmas and Enjoy Valentine’s Day!

Holiday Ideas · How To · Uncategorized

How To: Sew Three Seam Pillowcases with a Serger

I enjoy making homemade gifts, and this year, I decided many on our gift list were going to receive pillowcases. Pillowcases? Yep! There are so many fun fabrics that I’m considering making myself some for each season. 🙂 On a recent snow day, I made six pillowcases as Christmas presents. Thanks to the serger, these… Continue reading How To: Sew Three Seam Pillowcases with a Serger

Cookies & Brownies · Holiday Ideas

How To: Create Homemade Melted Snowman Cookies Fast!

Have you ever needed a homemade holiday treat in a hurry? As a working mom, I have a lot of guilt about not being able to attend my kids’ school parties or contribute the way I’d like. This year, my youngest asked me to volunteer to make the treats for his school Christmas party. His… Continue reading How To: Create Homemade Melted Snowman Cookies Fast!

Holiday Ideas · One Dish Wonders

April Fools’ Day Cupcakes! You’ll be fooled!!!

Do you want to fool your family this April Fool’s Day? Try April Fools’ Day Cupcakes! Believe me, up close, these look like the real-deal! A luscious layer of butter cream, gigantic yellow cupcake, and even sprinkles! But my family knew better. It was, after all, April Fools’ Day. They know that I have a… Continue reading April Fools’ Day Cupcakes! You’ll be fooled!!!

Candies and Snacks · Holiday Ideas

Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles for Easter (or anytime)

  Easter is coming! What an amazing holiday that celebrates the sacrifice and love of Jesus Christ! Without His selflessness, we would all be lost, with no hope of spending eternity with our heavenly father. That is the best of gifts and the biggest of blessings! This year for Easter we are not giving our… Continue reading Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake Truffles for Easter (or anytime)