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Potato, Mushroom & Sausage Bake Recipe

Potato, Mushroom & Sausage Bake Recipe #BringHillshireHome #ad

It’s takes a drastic weather change to come up with new meal ideas. The cool weather that crept up on us the past couple of weeks brought on thoughts of layered casseroles, hearty soups, warm breads and sinful desserts. This latest meal, Potato, Mushroom and Sausage Bake hit the spot on a particular windy and […]




Halloween Candy Coated Pretzel Rods

Halloween Candy Pretzel Rods, kids in the kitchen

The house is all ready for Halloween. We’ve watched all the movies in our DVD arsenal and a few old favorites on Netflix. The costumes are picked out. The pumpkins are carved. This weekend we’re co-hosting a neighborhood parade and party for the community. We’re working on games and activities and of course spooky treats […]




Simple Gift Giving This Year

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With Christmas coming up in just 2 months the kids and I have been chatting about what they think they want and would be asking for. Recently on night sitting at the dinner table I asked that question and it took them way too long to answer. That means one thing, they have too much […]




Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast

Vanilla Brown Sugar French Toast #kidsinthekitchen

Breakfast for dinner is like the greatest idea ever. No one ever moans and groans about that. The thought of gooey syrup or loaded up eggs makes everyone in our house smile. One day this week when my dinner plans fell through we went to plan B, French Toast. But we gave it a spin […]




Double Chocolate Candy Bar Milkshake #TruMooTreats

Double Chocolate Candy Bar Milkshake #TruMooTreats

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The candy is about to roll in. Trick or Treating is such a big deal with my  kids. It’s like a competition who can get the most candy. What they don’t seem to understand is they […]




S’mores Chex Mix

S'mores Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Halloween Treat #ChexMix

Halloween in just weeks away and the neighbors and I are planning a big community party and parade. We’re a small community but there are lots of families that would really enjoy this event. I’m in charge of snacks for the party after the parade. I know with kids there are lots of food restrictions […]




Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Butterscotch Cookies #kidsinthekitchen

Oatmeal Raisin Butterscotch Cookies Recipe, kids in the kitchen, cooking with kids, fall flavors

When fall rolls around the tastes for snacks and treats change. When it’s time for dessert its usually fewer requests for ice cream but more for gooey brownies. After School Snacks are now warm or spicy or sometimes a little of both like these oatmeal raisin butterscotch cookies. With a big dose of cinnamon and […]




Sweet & Spicy Garlic Chili Chicken #recipe

Sweet and Spicy Garlic Chili Chicken #recipe

It was a hot and humid day and I had no desire to man the grill to cook dinner. The house was cool because the air was cranked down to 70 degrees so the kitchen felt very good to cook a meal. I’d been craving Chinese food for days but instead of ordering I created. Our […]




Skeleton Key Shadow Box Craft

Skeleton Key Shadow Box #craft #upcycle

There was a time recently that I had a little obsession with skeleton keys. Rob got me a really pretty necklace a couple years ago through Etsy and I started collecting them from vintage shops and flea markets. So I had a collection of keys. Now what. I wanted to display them, show them off, […]




DIY Refrigerator Letter Magnets #kidsinthekitchen

DIY Refrigerator Letter Magnets

My kids are older so we’ve passed the stage of singing letter magnets on the fridge. We still have lots of magnets but we’ve upgraded to ones that have memories, are handmade and do double duty (like hold the school menu). Those “classic” primary color letters don’t really fit our style anymore. What does a […]