Mini Layered Cheesecake Pumpkin Pies Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Cheesecake and Pumpkin Layered Pies for Thanksgiving

I've never been quite the biggest fan of pumpkin pies or even pumpkin in general. But my dislike for this Thanksgiving staple doesn't stop me from baking up treats for my family, who does happen to love it. Rather than totally dismiss pumpkin, I find ways to use it so that I can enjoy it too. You see, when I was a kid, my mom always made two fresh pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. I would always peel off the top layer of the pie where it gets a … [Read more...]

Turkey Sausage Stuffing Poppers Recipe for Thanksgiving #KraftRecipes

Turkey Sausage Stuffing Poppers Recipe #KraftRecipes

Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away and I can't help but start planning my Thanksgiving dinner menu now. For our family, this holiday is about being thankful for many things in our lives and most definitely the food we're able to provide our children every day of the year and on this special holiday. While my husband and children are busy drooling over the thought of a big turkey bird on the table, I'm most thankful for my favorite dish … [Read more...]

Peppermint Crunch Frosted Sugar Cookie Snowflakes Recipe #IDelight

Peppermint Crunch Frosted Sugar Cookies Snowflakes #IDelight

Just the other day we had our first snowfall of the winter season. It wasn't anything significant, with less than an inch of snow. However, it was the beginning of what feel likes winter in Illinois. Come January or February, I'll be grumbling about all the snow but for now, it's something I look forward to every year in the same way I looked forward to my mom's holiday sugar cookies. The cutout cookies I made with my mom were something I always … [Read more...]

Dressing Infants & Toddlers On a Budget With Garanimals from Walmart

pick-your-own-pumpkins

Before I had my first baby, a little over 13 years ago, I got all kinds of advice from my parents, other parents and friends. Most of the advice was about the cost of diapers, formula and how "life would never be the same". They weren't lying but they sure weren't telling the whole truth either. It was until our third child came along that I really started to discover what one of the biggest costs of raising a child is. And that would be … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Braided Bread Recipe #IDelight

Pumpkin Braided Bread #IDelight

Our family has spent a lot of time in October enjoying what the season has to offer. We've been to apple orchards, pumpkin picking, shared a dozen or so cider donuts and got all of our Halloween decorations up. While pumpkins may be just about everywhere right now, we typically reserve our pumpkin baked goods for November when Thanksgiving rolls around. But I couldn't hold off much longer because oldest daughter spotted something yummy in the … [Read more...]

Layered Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats Recipe for Halloween

Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

It seems a bit crazy to think Halloween is just a little over two weeks away. I could have sworn it was August and the kids were just starting school and here we are ready to dive into winter. I'd like to say this loss of time is because we've been extra busy but the reality is, life is just as normal as usual and ticking away faster than ever. Despite time flying right on by, I'm still enjoying time with the kids on the weekends and getting … [Read more...]

10 Must Try Fall Flavors & Recipes #TasteSilkAlmond

10 Must Try Fall Flavors Recipe Collection #TasteSilkAlmond

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. Minus the dwindling sunshine, there's always so much to look forward to. When I was a kid, it was the pumpkin carving and leaf piles that got me excited. These days, it's all about the flavors of the season. 1. Pumpkin One of the most popular flavors of the season, pumpkin can be cooked in a variety of ways including my children's favorite Pumpkin Muffins recipe. 2. Apples My … [Read more...]

Feel the Freedom to Clean How You Want with the Libman Freedom Mop

Libman Freedom Mop

I grew up in a home that had about 90% of the flooring covered in carpet. I can't complain, it was pretty soft and comfy on the feet, especially during the winter. But it was also a daily chore for my parents to keep clean with the constant vacuuming and of course the no shoes in the house rule that was enforced like you wouldn't believe. So when my husband and I bought our home, we decided that we'd put hard flooring down for the main areas of … [Read more...]