Travel, Treats, Tips, & Traditions


Cook Pumpkin in a Crock Pot

Cook a pumpkin in a crock pot

I am in love with two things – pumpkin and my crock pot.  They are amazing individually but you cook pumpkin IN a Crock Pot (or any slow cooker)  –…

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Pumpkin Butter Pancake Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Butter Pancake recipe

Our kids LOVE pancakes!  We tend to make a big batch of pancakes once or twice a month – we eat our fill one morning but we also make dozens…

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Pizza Zucchini Boats : Kids in the Kitchen

Zucchini pizza

So our kids are great, but they have grown weary of zucchini.  Even with a few plants succumbing to powdery mildew we are still harvesting zucchini every day.  I wanted…

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DIY Pumpkin Iced Latte : With REAL Pumpkin!

diy pumpkin iced latte

So I am sure many of you have seen that ‘what’s in a pumpkin spiced latte’ image floating around the internet.  I am not quite as addicted to Pumpkin Lattes…

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Two Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins : You are welcome.

2 ingredient pumpkin pie muffins

Brace yourself.  It’s Fall, or as I like to call it; ‘put pumpkin in everything‘ season.  I love Pumpkin.  One of our favorite recipes that I honestly make year round…

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DIY Olaf in Greek Yogurt! Healthy Cute Food!


So, our family is still obsessed with Olaf and Frozen – how about yours?  I am thrilled to introduce today’s guest blogger – my friend Heather from @HawthorneFamilyEats . Heather…

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Zucchini Pesto : Simple recipe to use up bumper crop zucchini


So I think I have mentioned this before….. we have a boat load of zucchini in our backyard garden.  We have been eating zucchini almost every night, we’ve been sharing…

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Easy Healthy Crust-less Quiche


Today’s Meatless Monday is an easy healthy crust-less quiche that is chopped full of healthy veggies straight from our garden.  This quiche is super easy, uses a lot of fresh…

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Inspired Recipes

The Hundred Foot Journey gratin potatoes recipe

The Hundred-Foot Journey from Dreamworks opens in theaters on August 8, 2014 and is sure to be a hit!  Check out the trailer below and get excited with me about…

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Zucchini Sliders

zucchini sliders and side

So if you follow along on Instagram you know we have a bumper crop of greyzini zucchini.  We cannot believe how much zucchini we have coming up and it is…

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Tips for Making a Meal for a New Family


Over the years we have made quite a few dinners or lunches for new families!  When a mom comes home with a new baby or a family adopts a sibling…

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Black Beans in the Crock Pot : Instructions & Video


One of the easiest ways we have found to stretch our food budget but still eat healthy is by swapping meat protein for beans.   We often will use black beans…

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