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Easy Spiced Apple Crock Pot Crumble

Easy Spiced Apple Crock Pot Crumble I feel like I am continuously saying that fall is in the air and that means some yummy desserts are ready to be made. I know that apples are available at the grocery store all year long but it's hard to beat the flavor of a fresh and crisp apple on a fall morning. After devouring a crisp apple in the morning it's time to get some set aside for dessert.  I also love the fact that this is a recipe that the kids can help with.  After you have cut … [Read more...]

Spiced Pumpkin Cake ~ Fall Is Officially Here

Fall is in the air in Colorado that is for sure. My parents even received 5 inches of snow at their place last week. I can't believe that it's truly upon us but I must say that I am ready for cooler temps. For those of you who don't know me you should be told that the colder temps the better. I have no problem keeping my house at 55 degrees, maybe I have three problems with that scenario: Cory, Coulter and Corbin. I love when the leaves start to turn and the air takes on that clean and … [Read more...]

Grand Champion One Bowl Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Through the years my mom taught my brother how to cook and fend for himself. Not knowing his way around a kitchen wasn't an option. He was responsible for cooking one meal a month same as I was from start to finish including the meal planning. He can grill a mean steak, whip up some wonderful potatoes and make a cake that won grand champion at the county fair each year. Now I said my brother knew his way around the kitchen and can read a recipe as good as anyone. He didn't really care to … [Read more...]

Free Printable Cupcake Toppers – Flowers & Butterflies

The weather here in Colorado has officially warmed up and this makes me want to host parties every weekend.  BBQ's are one of my favorite things because I am a social butterfly.  I love hanging around people, watching everyone's kids run around and play pretend/games together and the feel that everyone is having a good time and getting to know each other better.  New friends are made every year at BBQ's and the relaxed atmosphere they have. BBQ's around our house are filled with good drinks, … [Read more...]

Blue Raspberry Lemonade Cupcake Recipe

I have a few skills in the kitchen and one of those is making a mean cake.  I took cake decorating in 4-H and picked up a few skills from there, possibly more than a few but since decorating with kids I think they have suffered a tad.  Even though my skills have suffered doesn't keep me out of the kitchen though.  These days though I prefer to look for the easier recipes, you know the ones that I can dress up in a hurry and people rave about the flavor. The flavor is what truly … [Read more...]

Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Cookies were a huge part of my life growing up. We made them constantly because my family loved them and my mom was and still is a firm believer in learning how to cook. She taught us all how to cook at a young age and we spent plenty of time in the kitchen. I can't get over how much math I truly did growing up with my cooking and baking skills. Cookies usually have pretty simple ingredients to multiply by or add depending on the level of your learner and my mom always made us do the math of … [Read more...]

17 Must Have Cookie Recipes

My family loves cookies! For them it's easy to grab and go and for me it's easy to put into Cory's lunches during the summer. He eats at home most days but there are a few days that I have to pack a lunch for. Cookies are a must, especially when one of the boys gets to go and has to have a packed lunch. It's kind of the bribery to get my husband to take one of the boys through lunch. The boys are ready to go regardless, but sometimes Cory needs a little extra incentive. I have my normal stand by … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Crescent Bars

Somethings are just meant to go together like peanut butter and jelly, Mork and Mindy (who remember that show), strawberries and cream cheese. Yes they are meant to go together in the a soft and subtly sweet kind of way. It's really hard to ruin this combination. Strawberry cheesecakes are the perfect dessert for a get together, especially when your looking for something to show a lot of class like these individualized cheesecakes. However, sometimes you need something a little more, … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookie Recipe

 There is just something about crinkle cookies that I can't get enough of.  When I was growing up they were one of my favorite cookies to make because of the look; yet the cookies I hated to make the most because of the steps it took to make them.  Who can relate to me there?  I love making cookies but really keeping the steps to a minimum is a must and back before the internet (who can believe!) I had to rely on the one cookbook that my mom owned that had the recipe for … [Read more...]

Customizable Individual Cheesecakes In A Jar

I am totally in love with this new trend of dessert in jars. I mean really does it get much cuter?! I love the simple elegance they can add to any party or function. The personalization that can be added to each individual jar and the personal flavor choices that can be added. Plus they are REALLY REALLY cute. Individual Cheesecakes in a jar are simple to make, easy to flavor, easy to make look beautiful and they have their own built in portion control. Let's face it when it comes to … [Read more...]

Luck Of The Irish Crunch

I must say I am loving the new direction I am taking for my blog.  With my move towards recipes, crafts and giving you as readers more perspective into my life as a farmer's wife. I must say the season is a little slow right now unless you really want to hear about a broken down piler or harvester.  To be honest I couldn't really tell you much about that anyway Soon I assure you planting season will be among us and I should have some news to share with you but first we must have St. Patrick's … [Read more...]

Decadent Homemade Hot Chocolate

Winter weekends were spent as a family on the top of a mountain riding snowmobiles.  With snowmobiles in my family comes a thermos full of hot coca tucked in next to the engine of a snowmobile to stay warm.  The thermos was a must because as a family we all looked forward to having a warm drink on the mountain.  The heat from the thermos cup warming your fingers. Now as I have a family of my own this is trend that I can't wait to continue but wanted to pump up the flavor of the hot cocoa we … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Cherry Dump Cake

Another winner has been found in our house.  I have made this cake twice to perfect it for you, as much perfection as three ingredients needs, and it doesn't last long.  Eaten directly out of the oven is really the best, served hot with a cold glass of milk.  Man did I really want some vanilla bean ice cream  I could just see the ice cream melting and running down the sides of this hot cake.  Like cherry cobbler but a lot less ingredients.  Lip smacking good I assure you. The one downfall to … [Read more...]

Healthy Snack For Valentine’s Day ~ Fruit Lovebugs

Healthy Snack For Valentine’s Day ~ Fruit Lovebugs Valentine’s Day is known for one thing: chocolate. Okay, okay, there’s also love and friendship and all that, but our kids come home from school with one thing--a hand-made Valentine holder filled with cute little cards and sugary candy. It’s tempting to just jump on that bandwagon and give your kids tiny boxes filled with chocolate creams. Or... you could make them these! Healthy Snack For Valentine’s Day ~ Fruit Lovebugs! Kids love … [Read more...]

Cake Batter Cookie Stackers

One of the most exciting things about Coulter starting school is that I finally get to be thinking about parties. I love to bake and bring treats to others and a pre-school classroom is the PERFECT trial spot. If  these Cake Batter Cookie Stackers can keep the kiddos talking than of course they are going to be a hit. Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark sent me this recipe recently and I had to pass it onto you. I plan on making these cookies next week and taking them into Coulter's class. I know mine … [Read more...]