C is for Caramelized Honey Wheat Cinnamon French Toast

Breakfast is the the meal in our house where we most often “splurge” or allow to be not-quite-as-healthy.  When I do serve one of the more waist-expanding-but-yummy breakfast dishes, we tend to load up more heavily on the healthy stuff throughout the rest of the day, so I say it’s okay! This recipe is one […]

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of our regular breakfast staples.  I personally don’t like oatmeal (it’s a texture thing for me), but my children and my husband all enjoy it and it is a cheap, nutritious, filling and QUICK option for a morning meal.  I try to often experiment with flavors to keep things from getting boring […]

Whole Wheat Chocolate M&M Yogurt Muffins

We love muffins around here. We would eat them in a box.We would eat them with a fox.We would eat them in a house.We would eat them with a mouse.We would eat them here or there.We would eat them anywhere! Well, maybe not really with a mouse.  I remember my own near death encounter with […]

Good Ol’ Southern Cornbread

As a Yankee transplanted into the South, with a husband determined to (in his own words) “southernize” me properly, one of the things that was deemed DIRE for me to learn was how to make cornbread. Not just ANY cornbread, but good ol’ southern cornbread.  You know, the kind that is completely from scratch and […]

Pumpkin Pie Granola

I make homemade granola on a fairly regular basis and it is good for a healthy breakfast or a snack throughout the day.  Now that it is that time of year where pumpkin is everywhere, I decided to make some granola fitting for the season! This recipe takes little time and is easily thrown together. […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

Can you tell that I love pumpkin?  That gourd is one of the reason why I adore this time of year!  I can’t get enough of it! I’ve been infusing pumpkin into many of our meals lately and I thought I’d share with you all my recipe for pumpkin pancakes! Gather up: 1 1/2 cups […]

Pumpkin Pie Scented Playdough (No Cream of Tartar Needed!)

I mentioned last weekend that we made pumpkin pie scented playdough to accompany our nature study theme.  The apple pie scented dough was such a hit, that I figured throwing together another batch with a new scent would be fun.  It’s really very simple.  Just follow the directions on my original homemade playdough post by […]

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

I love the Thanksgiving season!  I love Fall leaves drifting down outside my windows.  I love that perfect not-too-hot, not-too-cold temperature.  I love opening my windows to let in the cool breeze and I especially love the FOOD.  I have a love affair with pumpkin.  Really.  Truly.  I have a Pinterest board dedicated to this […]

Quick Chocolate Oatmeal with Flax Seed

Here’s a recipe for those mornings where you need something fast and healthy for breakfast.  Kid approved! *This makes 4 servings 3 1/2 cups water or milk2 cups quick cooking oats2 tbsp honey1 1/2 tbsp cocoa6-8 tablespoons flax seed 1 tsp vanilla dash of saltsplash of milk mini marshmallows (optional) Bring  water or milk to […]

Biscuits and Potpourri

Samantha’s Surprise is the third installment in the Samantha Parkington American Girl series.  This volume is set during the Christmas season and follows the young Victorian girl as she struggles with some changes that are happening in her family.  Will she learn to love her Uncle Gard’s beautiful friend as he does or will she […]