Minecraft Birthday Cake

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Jack-O'-Lantern Pudding Cups

Check out the original post here!I love Halloween! I love the goop, the messiness and all of the fun this Holiday brings. During this time of year I try to involve my kids in as many fun crafts and cooking activities as I can. Here's a fun and simple little dessert idea you and your kids will both have fun making, Jack-O'- Lantern Pudding Cups!...more

Can't Decide Between Chocolate or Vanilla? You Don't Have To!

Back in May, I wrote a post called Chocolate or Vanilla?   In that post, I provided a link to an article about how to make a Chocolate and Vanilla cake, but unfortunately the link no longer works. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and today I am re-publishing the article here: ...more

Cookie Cutter Madness!!!

 Cookie Cutter Madness!!!...more

The 5 Ps of Punchbowl

I originally published this post on theoliveshoe.com on November 12, 2013. Disclaimer: Punchbowl.com is NOT paying me to write this review. I really just love it that much and believe in the service....more

Make Your Own Starbucks-Style Pumpkin Spice Latte: Recipes

It isn't officially autumn until you can order Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Consumers have become so addicted to this blissful beverage that pumpkin-flavored products have skyrocketed in popularity, from pumpkin beer to pumpkin jerkey, according to the Examiner....more

Halloween Witch Broom Cookies

I am so excited to share this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar recipe. Our theme this month is Halloween/ Pumpkin cookies.How cute are these Witches Brooms?!...more

October, oh how I love thee.

October, oh how I love thee.My Life ...more

8 Tips (and some recipes) for Hosting a Perfect Party

Last Thursday, we hosted a sit-down dinner party for my husband's colleagues and their spouses.  There were 14 of us in all. And it was one of the easiest and stress-free parties we have ever had!It certainly helped that the weather was absolutely perfect for our outdoor gathering, but everything went really smoothly. Most of this is pretty common sense, but since it all went like clockwork, I'm sharing some hosting tips with you today. (Besides, if I write them down, I can refer to this post for reminders, the next time we entertain!)...more