Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats

Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats...perfect for the holidays! {and they're allergy friendly too}

I spent yesterday afternoon doing a demonstration at the AZ Science Center.  I was teaching kids how to make rice krispies treats and telling their parents how easy it is to cook for someone with food allergies.  It was the first time I had ever really done anything like this and I had an amazing […]

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

I have to be honest, I had never had rice pudding before I made this.  I’ve always wanted to try it, but just never have.  And in the spirit of the season, I opted for a Pumpkin Rice Pudding to try in the slow cooker.  Have you been following along this week during Crocktoberfest?  I’ve […]

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Popcorn Balls

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Popcorn Balls

I think I’ve mentioned how much I love this time of year a few times, right.  I know I’ve mentioned it here, but it’s worth mentioning again….just so we are all on the same page.    I love the smell of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in pretty much everything (except a pumpkin pie).  Crazy, I […]

Empty Tomb Rolls

Empty Tomb Rolls...teaching kids the true meaning of Easter

I’m always searching for creative ways to teach my children Bible stories.  My kids learn better with hands-on activities while we are talking and then being able to visualize what we are talking about.  I first heard about Empty Tomb Rolls several years ago and I know they are all over the web now, but I’ve got […]

Homemade Dairy Free Hazelnut Spread (Nutella)

Homemade Nutella

Quick!  Grab a spoon!  Seriously…what are you waiting for!  You have to try this homemade dairy-free hazelnut spread.  Yes…this is homemade Nutella folks, but without all the artificial junk! I have had a love hate relationship with Nutella since I first tried it a couple years ago.  It’s so good, but I’m not a fan […]

50 Allergy Friendly Valentine’s Desserts

50 Allergy Friendly Valentines Desserts

Since this is my first holiday with some pretty impressive food allergies, I’ve been scouring the web for ideas.  I figured if I needed some ideas and was compiling a list that I might as well share my list for 50 Allergy Friendly Valentine’s Desserts with all of  y’all.    Even if you don’t need an allergy […]

Maple Harvest Popcorn


I’ve had the pleasure of following Ellen’s blog, Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom, for over a year now.  We’ve gotten to know each other online in a couple of blogger support groups…haha…that sounds bad.  Really we just support each other and have a place to ask questions.  Ellen helps moms find eco-friendly solutions and time-saving […]

Slightly Spicy Maple Cashew Crunch {Creative Kitchen}

Slightly Spicy Maple Cashew Crunch

Today’s popcorn post come’s from my dear friend Denise from Creative Kitchen.  We were online acquaintances in some food blogger groups for awhile before we finally got to meet in person in Chicago last January for the Kenmore Blogger Summit and then again in New York for Sandra’s Summer Carnival.  We, of course, hit it off immediately…we […]