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Halloween Dinner

Halloween Dinner

Last night my parents came over for Family Home Evening.  We have made an effort to get together monthly to have dinner, a treat and a gospel lesson.  I treasure this tradition and time spent with my parents.  We were pretty horrible at it over […]

Homemade White Bread

Homemade White Bread

Comforting smells were going strong today and I definitely needed them. It’s Fall and it was raining today which means 2 of my most favorite smells combined. It causes me to take deep long breaths with my eyes closed just so I can absorb more […]

6 Week Bran Muffins

6 Week Bran Muffins

Tonight was one of those nights you wish you could hang on to forever.  My family had a Family Home Evening lesson, then we spontaneously rode scooters and bikes together under the amazing sky, played football a bit, and then when it got dark, we […]

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Scones

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Scones

Today is the first day of school! I have some kids at school and some kids at home. In fact, it is split right down the middle. I have 2 in school, one in kindergarten for half the day and I have 2 still at […]

Vanilla Raspberry Frosted Cake

Vanilla Raspberry Frosted Cake

It was a late Sunday night and I was craving something delicious. Something fresh but it also needed to be a baked good. I love baked goods. Cookies, cakes, pies… yum! We had just picked a bunch of raspberries from the garden earlier this week […]

Maple Cinnamon Frosting

Maple Cinnamon Frosting

A few years ago I made some cinnamon rolls with maple frosting. It changed my cinnamon roll taste buds for the better! I loved it and crave them every once in awhile. But today I decided to add a little something extra and make cinnamon […]

Taquitos

Taquitos

Raise your hand if you have picky eaters in your house??  Both of my hands are raised and very energetically waving in the air.  My kids are picky, picky, picky. I remember when my kids were toddlers and the parenting books I read said not […]

Fixing Family Dinners

Fixing Family Dinners

It’s 5:30 pm, I am standing in the kitchen staring into the pantry. I have no idea what to cook for dinner. I have a crying 2-month-old baby on my hip who needs to eat. I have a 3-year-old who is whining at my feet […]

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Almost every Thursday night, my son exclaims, “I am SOOOOOOOO excited for tomorrow!”  and I say “Why?  Cause it’s Friday?” and he says “Yes, and we get PANCAKES!”  and my mom heart rejoices because I am maybe doing something right. At least I am on […]

Green Ginger Smoothie

Green Ginger Smoothie

I learned that I am kind of picky when it comes to smoothies. I have certain things that I just don’t like in a smoothie. So when I go looking for a good smoothie it needs to follow my weird criteria. Texture is a big […]