Monster Eyeballs


This was a super fun Sunday morning project with my three kiddos. It's quick, easy and not messy -- three major wins in my book. And (bonus) these taste pretty good too! The caramel apple candy melts are a great contrast to the salty pretzels. Here's a sentence I thought I'd never write: These … [Continue reading]

Easy ‘Bloody Eye’ Cupcakes + How To Make Fake Blood


This whole thing started when I found these candy eyeballs in my grocery store: Aren't they creepy in a totally cool way? I knew I had to have them. That was like three weeks ago. They've literally been staring at me for weeks. Time was running out. I'd been dreaming of making bloody … [Continue reading]

Easy Chicken Linguine


We eat a lot of noodle bowls in our house. Lots of different flavor profiles, but the combination of noodles, protein and some type of sauce is … [Continue reading]

Halloween Monster Cookies


Last year, our house was on the market and whenever we'd get a showing, I'd try to leave some warm cookies. It made the house smell good, sure, but I … [Continue reading]

Apple Cider Cinna-Mini Muffins


My kids eat muffins for breakfast almost every school morning. I make them in big batches and throw them in the freezer, so all I have to do is a … [Continue reading]

One-Pot Chicken and Rice

This post should really be titled "The Basic Meal I Make Every Single Week Because It's The Only Thing My Kids All Like". This is that meal that I … [Continue reading]

Banana Bars with Browned Butter Frosting


A few years ago I won this recipe contest for Cooking Light. My recipe was for Roasted Banana Bars with Browned Butter Frosting and it really was one … [Continue reading]

How To Throw A Last-Minute Party

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I am always forgetting I volunteered to do things. Like host a meeting at my house -- with 15-20 people. At dinner time. Seriously, y'all. It's … [Continue reading]

New house pics!


We are moving in this week! After eighteen long months and two "temporary" moves, I can't believe I actually typed that sentence. Many of you came … [Continue reading]

Best Bruschetta Evah…

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I had to throw this one out there since the tomatoes are still sooooooo delicious right now. There is nothing sophisticated or fancy about this … [Continue reading]