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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 […]




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. […]




Creamy Pumpkin Dip Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

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 […]




Cheesecake Pastry Pockets #kidsinthekitchen

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 […]




Halloween Candy Coated Pretzel Rods

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 […]




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

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

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 […]




Homemade Cheese Crackers Recipe #KidsintheKitchen

Here’s another snack time adventure with me and Shae. This time I wanted to see what all the hype was about homemade cheez-its.  I’ve seen so many recipes saying how good they were, how easy they were, blah blah.  This is our version of homemade cheese cracker for #kidsinthekitchen.First off I’ll start off by saying […]




Salted Caramel Monkey Bread #recipe #streamteam

Breakfast is the most important meal of my day. I love having something special and delicious first thing in the morning like chocolate chip waffles or Nutella and banana pancakes. Basically I just like having chocolate and candy for breakfast. One of my favorite special breakfasts to have is monkey bread. Its essentially just biscuits […]