Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

Did you feel like Thanksgiving snuck up on you this year? Since it was 80º here in Fresno yesterday it seems a little early to put up the Christmas tree but if we wait until the weather is ready, we might miss the Holidays altogether. In an effort to take some stress out of the busy time of year, I like to have a few gifts wrapped and ready to bring to holiday gatherings. Do you struggle with what to bring as a hostess gift for all the holiday gatherings? This list should help give you some ideas and the best part is most of the items are made right here in the Valley and can be purchased at locally owned stores.

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Thanksgiving 2017- Cooking with kids & leftovers

Thanksgiving 2017- Cooking with kids & leftovers

Thanksgiving break week is coming to an end. We had a fun filled week and really enjoyed every minute. I went AWOL on social media in an attempt to really cherish every moment with both girls at home. We cooked up a few recipes I wanted to share. If you still have leftover Turkey, definitely try out our leftover Enchiladas this week.

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Mini Pumpkin Pie

Mini Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is next week. This kiddos will be off of school with a little extra time on their hands so why not get them involved in the kitchen? This recipe is perfect for little and big kids to help with and it is a crowd pleaser. I love pumpkin pie so you may wonder why change a classic but I promise these make a great little addition to the dessert table. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.

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Pumpkin season, a season for gratitude and giving back...

Pumpkin season, a season for gratitude and giving back...

One week into the time change and I miss the longer days but rather than sit here and complain I am embracing the change in season (and light) by enjoying comforting, warm, fall foods. Soup is always my go to choice this time of year. This pumpkin soup is especially tasty. This blog post also shares some ideas for encouraging your kiddos to express gratitude daily and especially this time of year. I am also sharing an opportunity for you and your kiddos to help others. 

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Kids in the Kitchen- Green Bean Casserole

Kids in the Kitchen- Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. Whether you are hosting the main feast, bringing a side dish, or attending a Friendsgiving this is a great recipe to try out. My hubby does not like, actually hates green beans. It has been a long goal of mine to make green bean dishes that he will eat. When the girls and I served this dish to him, he ate the entire dish thus I do not have any pictures of the finished product. If the girls can make it, so can you, and your kids. Watch the video, try out the tips, and let us know what you think.

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Weekend Recap: Korakia Pension Palm Springs

Weekend Recap: Korakia Pension Palm Springs

Sometimes a 6 hour drive to the middle of the desert is the best remedy for a week filled with chaos. Last week the hubby and I both couldn't seem to catch a breath so a weekend away, alone together, was just what the doctor ordered. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, this just might be your perfect California Oasis. I'm also sharing what I wore, and a tasty recipe to recreate a mediterranean retreat in your own home.

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