How to make Croutons Video

A crouton recipe might seem a little unusual to you, but I think its actually quite useful…and timely. It’s a busy time of year, but it’s also a time that you’re hopefully home with the kids and want to come up with some fun and easy activities. The inspiration for this video came when I made a huge dish of stuffing for Thanksgiving ....more

Maple Roast Sunflower Seeds

There are less than 9 days till Christmas! How did that happen? No matter how hard as I try to get ahead of myself in the gift department, time always seems to slip away from me ....more

YumBox Giveaway – 5 Winners!

When Kenya and Chloe were toddlers and I was running them around regularly to music class, the library and the park in between naps, I remembered the dreaded feeling of what to pack their snack food in and how to offer them the right balance nutritionally. When it comes to snacking and lunches for young kids, I find the same way as I do about bento box-style lunch boxes for school lunch. You don’t want your compartments to feel too small or too big, they must be just right ....more

Crispy Onion Rings Video

You might think that making homemade onion rings is time consuming or just downright difficult. Well, I’m here to dispel those notions. It’s so easy! ...more

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Bites Video

How often do you hear the word meatloaf and immediately lose your appetite. Just the name can make you feel heavy. As a kid, I so wanted to like meatloaf, but honestly, it just wasn’t my favorite dinnertime fare ....more

Towne and Reese Giveaway – 5 Winners!

If you look at pictures of me as a toddler, in over half of them I am dripping with jewels. I have so many early memories of hours spent sifting through my mother’s and both of my grandmother’s boxes of costume jewelry. Necklaces, earrings, pins, bracelets and more ....more

Three Seed Brittle Video

Give me some peanut brittle and I immediately get weak in the knees. My grandfather used to make it by the pound and we would sit together watching TV devouring that same pound. Caramel, salty nuts. ....more

Gingerbread Animal Crackers Video

One food I’ve really got on the brain in December is cookies. My kids have already been listing off for me all the different kinds of holiday cookies they want to bake, including some of our favorite roll-out cookies like gingerbread and animal crackers. Our family loves the flavor and texture of both of those kinds, so this year I decided to marry the two! ...more

Bake Shoppe Giveaway – 20 Winners!

After experiencing a near total food coma from eating way too much on Thanksgiving and then going out to eat with my family two days in a row, I think I’m ready to begin phase two of the holiday season and work all those calories off by doing a bit of shopping! My inbox has been flooded with Black Friday notices, and now Cyber Monday emails are fighting for my attention to remind me about all of the gifts I need to get for everyone. But instead of pressuring you into buying something today, I had a much better idea ....more

Cinnamon Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby. The name alone is enough to make this pancake-related breakfast treat something alluring, cute and unique. If you’ve never tried a Dutch Baby, this long holiday weekend is the perfect time to give it a whirl ....more