Gingerbread Fun- Books and Bites

Gingerbread Fun- Books and Bites

This month I turned into the Gingerbread man. I hosted a decorating party every weekend so my house and car was concerted into a candy factory. I could have stopped to build a house at a moment’s notice (not that that’s a skill that actually comes in handy). I couldn’t let the month end without sharing one of my favorite ‘Book & Bites’ pairing. Check out my favorite gingerbread story and recipe on the blog- even if you have to archive it to use next year.

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Two pie recipes you should make this weekend

Two pie recipes you should make this weekend

Every year, the week before Thanksgiving, I love to gather women together in the kitchen to make pies. I love creating community in the kitchen where everyone can come together with a common goal and enjoy each others company uninterrupted. Rather than hosting my workshop this year, I partnered with Wilson homes to give you a peek inside my home and am sharing 2 of my favorite recipes for you to try at home this Thanksgiving. Since Apple and Pumpkin pie are pretty quintessential, here are two fail proof recipes for you to try. I am also sharing my thoughts on homemade vs. store bought crusts.

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Watermelon Wednesday: Aqua Fresca 4 ways

Watermelon Wednesday: Aqua Fresca 4 ways

“I carried a watermelon.” I actually carried two (these 2) in my tummy and during both pregnancies consumed more watermelon than I probably should have. So we are all HUGE watermelon fans and will gladly carry them any distance to enjoy the perfectly sweet, crispy, juicy fruit. We can easily polish off a small watermelon each in one sitting so I always purchase more than one. If you’re looking for a cool treat to beat the heat and like watermelon than today’s recipes are for you. Also, I rarely share motherhood advice but rather tips that I’ve picked up along the way but recently learned an important lesson that I think is important to share with other mamas.

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Mother's Day Story & Snack- Fruit Tarts

Mother's Day Story & Snack- Fruit Tarts

When I first started cooking I wanted fruit tarts to be my signature “thing” but after my first attempt and the crust didn’t quite turn out, the custard was runny and the fruit slid everywhere, I decided that maybe I should pick something else to be “my thing.” Friday I decided it would be fun to make them again with 20 toddlers and their mamas but this time with some short cuts. Check out the recipe and I promise you too can make a fail proof Fruit Tart too.

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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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Halloween Monster Cookies & Spooky Kid's Stories

Halloween Monster Cookies & Spooky Kid's Stories

Halloween is only 1 day away but if you're looking for a fun treat to make, chances are you have a box of cake mix in the cupboard and can throw these together. No time to make them now, keep the recipe in mind because it makes delicious fluffy cookies. My girls, with a special guest, whipped them up in a short video. Check it out and share with a friend who's kiddo likes to cook.

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