Kid Friendly Mini Green Bean Casserole Cups Recipe for Thanksgiving

Kid Friendly Mini Green Bean Casserole Cups Recipe

Between now and Thanksgiving I've got about 100 things on my to-do list to get done. Literally, a hundred! Even with a list in hand, I'm sure there are things I will forget to do. Fortunately, The Wisest Kid in the Whole World is still sitting atop his mountain dishing out wisdom and advice. Not sure if you should bake a pumpkin or pecan pie? Need an idea for a kid-friendly side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner? Wondering if you forgot … [Read more...]

5 Holiday Helper Food Essentials for Your Freezer & Fridge #HolidayHelper

5 Holiday Helper Essentials for Your Freezer and Fridge #HolidayHelper

This is a partnered post on behalf of National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. The holidays can be such a busy time, especially for us moms that spend most of our time in the kitchen preparing the holiday meal. I know when the dinner is hosted at my house, I find myself exhausted just from the food prep, long before the cooking even begins. In an effort to spend more time with my family … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Pancakes with Warm Cheesecake Sauce Recipe from JELL-O #JelloHoliday

Gingerbread Pancakes Stacked with Cream Cheese Sauce

Brought to you by JELL-O. Anything can go wrong during the holidays. Except these recipes. During the often stressful holiday season, I like to take moments out of each day to make it special for my children. That usually involves cooking and baking together in the kitchen. Together, we have fun making easy dishes and savor the time together afterwards around the table enjoying our treats. One of our favorite things to cook together is … [Read more...]

12 Scrumptious Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

12 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes

Partnered post on behalf of Glam Media.  When it comes to Thanksgiving, everyone has a favorite part of the holiday. Mine was being able to spend time with my family. My husband's favorite is the leftover turkey sandwiches. My kids, they're all about the desserts, especially the pie. This year, we're keeping Thanksgiving desserts simple with a few mini pies. You can make so many different flavor combinations without having a bunch of … [Read more...]

Rustic Cranberry Apple Pie for Thanksgiving

Rustic Cranberry Apple Pie Recipe

I am a compensated “Cans Get You Cooking” ambassador. I've been hosting Thanksgiving dinners in my home for several years but until this year, I've never actually cooked the entire meal myself. That changes this Thanksgiving. I plan to cook the entire meal from the appetizer to the turkey and finish with dessert. To make the process less complicated, I'm going rely on my pantry stocked with canned foods. The can is one of the best ways to … [Read more...]

Edible Acorn Place Cards for Thanksgiving with #AlphaBits

Edible Place Cards for Thanksgiving #AlphaBits

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Alpha-Bits cereal through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. In general, I don't think of myself as a crafty mom. Crafting can be quite expensive, so I tend to focus on fun activities a few times year, mostly around the holidays. There are a lot of ways to make learning fun but for our family, edible fun is the best! With the help of my 4 and 6 year old daughters, we came up with a crafty project for … [Read more...]

Fall Dessert Mini Dutch Apple Waffle Pies Recipe

Dutch Apple Waffle Pies Recipe

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. When you think about fall desserts, what comes to mind? For me, it's anything sweet that requires the oven. It's a great source of heat on chilly nights and inside the four walls of that appliance, I can bake some of the sweetest desserts. For our family, fall is all about the pies. When I asked my husband what his favorite fall pie is, he said Dutch Apple Pie. Yum right? So I skipped … [Read more...]

Mini Pumpkin Pies with Waffle Crust Recipe

Mini Pumpkin Pies in a Waffle Shell

I am a compensated Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo. I know it's a little annoying to think about Thanksgiving before Halloween is even here but I have a very good reason for bringing it up pre-maturely. Pumpkin Pie! I've never been a big fan of this traditional Thanksgiving dessert but on this one day of the year, I do enjoy a few bites. That's how I like my pumpkin pie ... in small doses. After a huge turkey dinner feast, I've … [Read more...]

Apple Pie Ice Cream Recipe with Homemade Caramel Sauce

Apple Pie Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce

There are quite a few desserts that have always been part of my family's holiday traditions. For starters, there's the sugar cookies I've loved since I could chew. But there's also my dad's famous fudge he makes every Christmas and the assortment of pies we always enjoy this time of the year. Sometimes I feel a bit like the 'black sheep' of the family because I'm always trying to make something new out of our traditional dishes. For example, … [Read more...]

To Be Thankful | Quick 15 Minute Stove Top Cranberry Apple Sauce Recipe

Quick Stove Top Cranberry Apple Sauce Dessert Recipe

More often than not I tend to focus on the glass being half empty. It's not a nice quality to possess but it's part of who I am. It's also a part of myself I work hard to change. Today, I will laugh at the things that make me want to cry. I will smile when I want to frown and I will breath deep and exhale when I want to yell. I will not dwell on the fact that my daughters are determined to be part of some Thanksgiving death match or my husband … [Read more...]