Breakfasts · Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts · Muffins and Breads · Recipes

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread

Since it's National Pumpkin Cheesecake this Saturday, Oct. 21, I wanted to share one of our all-time favorite pumpkin recipes with you. My kids are CRAZY about this bread. I mean, I'm lucky if the loaf lasts a full 24 hrs. They eat it fresh out of the oven, again for breakfast, after-school snack and… Continue reading Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread

Beans and Vegetables · Main dishes · Recipes · Slow-Cooker Recipes · Soups and Stews

Slow-Cooker Red Bean Gumbo

I'm never quite sure how the kids will like a new soup, but they both finished their bowls. They dipped their cornbread into the broth and ate the vegetables too - which means this gumbo recipe will make MANY more appearances in our home. Here is a hearty recipe for Red Bean Gumbo from "Fresh… Continue reading Slow-Cooker Red Bean Gumbo

Cookies and Bars · Desserts · Recipes

Black Bean Brownies by Chocolate Covered Katie

I have a new goal for this year - to make my kids' school lunches a little more creative (I tend to go strong at the beginning of the year, but then I lose steam and fall back on the more predictable lunches as the weeks go by). So, I baked a batch of these… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies by Chocolate Covered Katie

Crafts · Holidays

Beautiful Homemade Velvet Pumpkins!

  I've had a *huge* crush on the beautiful silk velvet pumpkins that have graced Pinterest over the past few years. A collection of pumpkins in various sizes and rich fall colors would make such beautiful table settings for our Thanksgiving dinner, but the cost of just a few of them kept me from placing… Continue reading Beautiful Homemade Velvet Pumpkins!

Pasta · Recipes · Sides and Salads

Spicy Vegan Dragon Noodle Salad by Isa

  I haven't had much luck finding a really good peanut sesame dressing - until now! This salad dressing, dip, spread (what ever you want to use it for, really) is amazing! Here is another fast, healthy dinner I'd like to share with you from "Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildy Delicious Vegan Recipes for… Continue reading Spicy Vegan Dragon Noodle Salad by Isa

Beverages · Recipes · Smoothies

Sweet Orange Carrot Smoothie

  Since it's been so humid here lately, we feel like it is still smoothie season! I'm waiting for the crisper temperatures of fall to arrive, but in the meantime we are soaking up the warmth and taking advantage of beach days. In our softball travels this summer to the hotter areas of California, we… Continue reading Sweet Orange Carrot Smoothie

Breakfasts · Granola and Grains · Recipes

Raspberry Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats

I loved my summer at home with the kids, and after recharging I'm definitely ready for more structured days. Since school is back in session and I'm starting a busier work schedule, I needed a quick breakfast this morning as I helped everyone get out the door: Overnight Oats! Overnight oats are a fresh take… Continue reading Raspberry Vanilla Almond Overnight Oats