This week, the kids and I made Mother’s Day presents for Grandma. Because I lack the gene that carries on it the ability to sew, knit, or cut on a strait line, I needed something that didn’t require a lot of crafting ability. We decided to paint terracotta pots and fill them with seeds and gardening tools for Grandma.
In our family, we love to hunt for eggs and eat way too much chocolate and marshmallow bunnies during Easter time, but we try to spend some time focusing on the true purpose of Easter. This can be difficult with kids who get very excited about dying eggs and hunting for candy, so this year, we combined both versions of Easter and made an Easter Advent.
I love peppermint bark at Christmas and I think it’s a shame we don’t eat it year-round. So when I heard about an idea for Valentine’s Day peppermint bark, I had to try it!
Last week, I posted a variation on my favorite chocolate chip recipe. Since I just can’t get enough of this recipe, I decided to do one more variation. I took the traditional Hershey’s Kiss cookie, but gave it a Christmas twist.
My kids wanted to make presents for their grandparents for Christmas. Rather than buy a craft, we decided to use what we had and make them something meaningful and something they can use.
I started these cookies off with my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The only change I made was, I left out the 2 cups chocolate chips and instead used 1 cup mint M&Ms and 1 cup Nestle winter dark chocolate and mint morsels. The effect was wonderful!!!
This is a classic chocolate pudding layer dessert but with a twist; pumpkin pie spice pudding!
This weekend my aunt helped my kids make Thanksgiving turkeys using tracings of their hands and feet. Not only is this a great Thanksgiving craft, but I now have tracings of my kids’ hands and feet and their current ages. Priceless!!
Here is a quick, easy Halloween witch hat cookie that requires little artistic ability. It’s a twist on the classic peanut butter cookies with a kiss, but we made them all chocolate to look like witch hats.
We love Halloween in our house, especially my son. I think it’s the combination of dressing up like a superhero, loads of candy, and watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” everyday for a week. What’s not to love? But with all this joy, it’s important to take extra safety precautions. If you want to [...]