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Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

Chex Mix Sweet and Spicy Snack for the Holidays

The stress is kicking in. I haven’t done enough prep to be ready for the holidays. I didn’t bake enough cookies, I didn’t make enough gifts, I didn’t assemble enough handmade ornaments. I DID however make another  HUGE batch of Chex Mix. This time I went with a Sweet and Spicy version that would be […]




Doctor Up Store Bought Ingredients

Doctor Up Store Bought Ingredients

Creating meals and desserts from scratch might be the the best way to nourish your family but who really has time to home cook every single meal. Even though I work from home, meal plan and enjoy cooking and baking I can’t prepare everything for a meal homemade. When I can I do but when […]




Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Craft

Handmade Burlap and Evergreen Tree Holiday Craft

Are you tired of hearing me talk about handmade holidays yet. There’s something about creating gifts and decor that suit perfectly one’s taste that really appeals to me. Each year the kids and I make ornaments, cards and decorations not just for our home but to share with the grandparents and other family.  I still […]




Coconut Almond Cranberry Granola Recipe

Coconut Almond Cranberry Granola Recipe

With the influx of holiday goodies coming up I’m trying to get ahead of the game and stock the house with healthy meal and snack options as well as cute & inexpensive handmade gifts for neighbors, teachers and friends. Breakfast is a great way to start so we made this Coconut, Cranberry and Almond Granola. […]




34 Handmade Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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Each year as the holidays roll around I rack my brain to come up with great gift ideas for my friends and family.  I like giving things that mean something. It could be an personalized ornament or sentimental piece of art or home decor.  Whatever the gift it I try to put lots of thought […]




Macy’s Holiday Window Display Unveil Philadelphia

Macy's Holiday Window Display Unveiling Philadelphia

It’s time for our family to get into the Christmas Holiday spirit. We’re planning to spend our Saturday with Macy’s in Center City Philadelphia as they debut their holiday window display. We’ll head in-store for a variety of family friendly activities, events, celebrity spottings and of course a visit from Santa himself.  Since the early 1870s, […]




Creamy Pumpkin Dip Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

Creamy Pumpkin Dip Recipe Kids in the Kitchen , Cooking with Kids, Thanksgiving Dessert

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I’m thinking of what we’re going to cook and prepare. Honestly I don’t even know if I’m hosting it. I do know that i want to make a few desserts. Rob likes my pumpkin cheesecake and the kids LOVE Pumpkin Dip. So Shae and I experimented with a new […]




Turkey in Disguise Thanksgiving Kids Craft

Turkey in Disguise Thanksgiving Kids Craft

You know that holiday in between Halloween and Christmas?  It doesn’t get the hype that the others get.  Thanksgiving is an important day in our history so we’re going to make a point to give it the attention it deserves.  We’re starting with  a cute kids craft, Turkey in Disguise. When I told Shae exactly […]




Cheesecake Pastry Pockets #kidsinthekitchen

Cheesecake Pastry Pockets #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids

Now that Halloween is over we’re emerging from our candy coma and enjoying some simple baking again. This past week we’ve had homemade carrot cake, mini peanut butter cookies and these Cheesecake Pasty Pockets. Shae of course took the reins on this dish and made it her own. If it were up to me I […]




Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #handmadeholidays

Christmas Tree Planting Ornament Craft #HandmadeHolidays #BlogTour

Each Christmas season as we start to decorate I get all kinds of nostalgic. I look at the boxes of handmade ornaments from years past and I remember the time when they kids and I made them or when they brought them home from school. Making our own ornaments each year is not only a […]