Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie – the delicious flavors of an oatmeal cookie in a creamy, healthy smoothie, that is both vegan and gluten-free.

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

I didn’t set out purposely to make a smoothie that tastes like an oatmeal cookie, rather it was a happy surprise. The other morning, I had just one overripe pear in the fruit basket that was destined for a smoothie. I cut the pear into chunks and added it to my blender along with some vanilla soy milk and one of my smoothie staples – frozen banana chunks. Continue reading →

Slow Cooker Steak, Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili

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Slow Cooker Steak, Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili – a hearty, satisfying chili, perfect for a cozy fall dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Slow Cooker Steak, Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili

The fall weather has arrived here in eastern Pennsylvania. The temperatures have dropped and the evenings are chilly. Which means it is time for cozy meals, such as soups, stews and chilies. One of my family’s favorite chilies, is this delicious Slow Cooker Steak, Pumpkin and Black Bean Chili. Continue reading →

Pumpkin TWIX® Mini Scones + The Ultimate BOO Basket

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Pumpkin TWIX® Mini Scones – soft, spiced, little pumpkin scones, made with TWIX® candies are the perfect Halloween treat. They are also a great addition to BOO baskets. You can visit BOO It Forward at Walmart.com for all of your BOO’ing essentials including everything you need to create my Ultimate BOO Basket.

Pumpkin TWIX® Mini Scones

BOO’ing – a Favorite Halloween Tradition

October is here and with Halloween approaching, it is time to prepare for BOO’ing. BOO’ing is a favorite Halloween tradition and a great way to surprise family and friends. First, you create a bundle of Halloween goodies. Then you secretly deliver it to someone along with a note encouraging them to go ahead and “BOO It Forward” and BOO someone else. It is a lot of fun and we look forward to BOO’ing every year. Continue reading →

Creamy Dill Dip

Creamy Dill Dip – a fresh, delicious and healthy dip that is full of flavor, perfect for a party or get together.


Settling Into Our New House

It’s been nearly 8 weeks since we moved into our new house in West Chester. After lots and lots of packing and even more organizing, it is beginning to feel like home. We still have lots more to do, but we are settling in nicely. Continue reading →

Creamed Corn Cornbread Muffins

Creamed Corn Cornbread Muffins – these moist and delicious muffins are so quick and easy to make using a homemade mix.

Creamed Corn Cornbread Muffins

I’ve mentioned that I like to keep a batch of homemade cornbread mix on hand in my pantry. That way I can quickly and easily make a batch of homemade cornbread, muffins or topping anytime I like. I’ve shared some recipes using my homemade mix, including Orange Honey Cornbread and Tex Mex Chicken Casserole with Cornbread Topping. Continue reading →