Turkey Treat Box with Pumpkin Spice Snack

I love Thanksgiving because it marks the start of the holiday season, which is often a busy but very memorable time of the year.  We have so much to be thankful for and I love that this beautiful holiday gives us time to truly reflect on all those blessings.  This year take the kids table from ordinary to extraordinary with a Turkey Treat Box filled with Pumpkin Spice Snack. This is one of those simple and fun recipes your kids can help make and as an added bonus they can decorate the turkey … [Read more...]

Mini Pumpkin Tassies

Being the host for Thanksgiving is no small undertaking, but when you plan ahead with fuss free, make-ahead crowd favorites you'll breeze through the big day. And nothing is sweeter than ending the big meal on a high note with memorable desserts.  Impress your guest with these mini Pumpkin Tassies, a stunning bite sized morsel that will have you're friends and family raving about Thanksgiving long after it is over! Traditions are a big part of Thanksgiving, especially when it comes to food. … [Read more...]

Tailgate Chopped Tater Tots

In Texas, some might say football is everything. Small towns and big cities alike look forward to Friday nights and gathering together to cheer for their hometown team. When you love something as fervently as Texans love their football you celebrate with great food! Today we're bringing the football frenzy to you with our Tailgate Chopped Tater Tots! This season, OZARKA® is celebrating the many facets of Texas high school football including community pride, homecoming and tailgating. I'm … [Read more...]

Breakfast Banana Split

Are you like me and struggle to come up with easy, healthy and delicious breakfasts?  Maybe it's because I don't like mornings much or I'm too busy rushing to get the kids off to school and my work day started, but breakfast is one of those meals I struggle with.  Honestly, most mornings I skip breakfast, but in an effort to focus more on living a healthy life I'm changing that.  I'm focusing on starting my mornings off right with healthy meal like my new favorite, a Breakfast Banana … [Read more...]

Chocolate Spider Cookies

It's funny how something that totally creeps me out in real life can be one of my favorite Halloween decorations and now treats.  These creepy crawly Chocolate Spider Cookies won't scare you, chance are they'll make you smile!  These cute spiders are the perfect Halloween treat for parties, teacher gifts or just because. I don't think there is a holiday that goes by that I don't spend time with my kids in the kitchen.  It's one of those things that not only gives you the opportunity to make … [Read more...]

Texas Sheet Cake Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lone Star Eggs. All opinions are 100% mine. I wasn't born in Texas, but I've grown up here most of my life and I couldn't imagine calling any other place home.  It's where my family is, it's where friends are and it's where lots and lots of memories have been made. Deep in the heart of Texas you'll find tradition, some are unique and quirky (like giant Homecoming Mums) and others are downright delicious.  You've heard the saying "Everything is … [Read more...]

Free Printables for Fall and Halloween!

Is it Fall weather where you live yet?  It is almost October and there's a slight chill in the air.  State fairs are rolling into town- which usually means cooler weather comes soon after!  I thought I would gather up some of the free printables for Fall and for Halloween too so that you could start preparing for decorating and maybe even a party!  Whether your decoration style is whimsical and classic or spooky and colorful, there's something for everyone! Celebrate Fall with some candy … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream

Summer may officially be over, but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a delicious and cool treat.  That's right these Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream are bursting with fall flavors and giving us a reason to hang on to one of our favorite parts of summer just a little bit longer. These tempting treats take advantage of deliciously warm fall flavors for an irresistible dessert the whole family will love.  Plus, this is a great recipe for your kids to get in the … [Read more...]

Hearty Basil Chicken Chili

As soon as the temperature drops down into the 80s here in Texas it's considered cool enough to be deemed "fall" weather.  Just the other day at school pick up one of my girl friends was wearing her new fall scarf because it was a balmy 86 degrees, it's just what you do when you get a break from the oppressive heat.  And when the weather man predicts that the weekend low will be in the 60s you plan on making a big pot of hearty Basil Chicken Chili, the ultimate cool weather food.  I love … [Read more...]

Roasted Orange Glazed Rainbow Carrots

It's been one month since we started back to school and it looks like we've all finally settled into our school routine. My kids love their teachers and have been busy making new friends.  But, back to school also means busier schedules, homework, and long days.  Part of the challenge as a parent is finding the perfect balance for everything, all while helping your kids thrive throughout the school year.  Honestly, most days I wonder if I'm getting any of it right. One thing I can make sure I am … [Read more...]