Candy Corn M&M Magic Bars

Candy Corn M&M Magic Bars - Halloween Fun Food

Magic Bars (or 7 Layer Bars) have been around as long as I can remember.  Layer after layer of pure awesomeness, then covered in sweetened condensed milk.  Ummm, amazing!  This bar is just your basic Magic Bar recipe (found everywhere) but with a fun Halloween twist.  We used Candy Corn M&Ms and candy corn rather than milk chocolate and butterscotch chips. They were pretty darn tasty but next time I think I'll add some milk chocolate chips also.  As much as I love white chocolate, … [Continue reading...]

Trying to Make a Difference – Our Next Big Adventure

peru outfits

My kids and I are preparing for an experience of a lifetime.  We're traveling to Peru this summer to do volunteer work for 6 weeks in one of the orphanages located outside of Cuzco.  Everyone asks us why we are doing this and it's pretty simple actually.  Oh sure, the big, global answer is, doesn't everyone want to make a difference in the world?  To do something that makes the world a better place to live in?  But then there are so many other reasons why we would travel to a strange … [Continue reading...]

Owl Cupcakes

Owl Cupcakes for Halloween

Owls and Halloween.  Who ever decided these two things go together?   Well, if you google it (which, of course, we did) it goes way back.  Like, way, way back.  According to Haunted Bay, the Romans were one of the first cultures that viewed owls as spooky creatures. The owl symbolized death, doom, or destruction and […]

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Candy Corn Pots

Candy Corn Pots for Halloween

How cute are these little Candy Corn pots?  I love them! What you’ll need: * terra cotta pots * Paint (yellow, orange, white and black) * Orange pom pom * Glue You could always use googly eyes if you didn’t want to paint them on.  But you can add so much emotion by painting on […]

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Portuguese Shortbread Cookies {Secret Recipe Club)

Portuguese Shortbread Cookies

It’s Secret Recipe Club time.  You know what that means, right?  It means October is almost over.  Yikes.  No, it means I get to post a recipe from a “secret” blog that I was assigned to.  And how fun is it to try new recipes?  I love it. The Secret Recipe Club is a… well, […]

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Homemade Butterfinger Bark

Homemade Butterfinger Bark

We’ve made Homemade Butterfingers before and can I just say, they are TO. DIE. FOR.  Seriously.  Delicious.  Well, this is pretty much the same thing except in bark form.  Which basically means it’s the same thing but thinner.  Oh yeah, and easier because you don’t have to dip each individual piece.  But that also means […]

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Halloween Cookies – Sugar Wafer Monsters

Sugar Wafer Monsters - Halloween Treats

I can’t believe it’s October 10th and this is only our first Halloween post.  Eeeee gads!  I’m behind!  I need to get my behind in gear and Halloween it up.  So, to kick off one of the greatest Holidays known to man…. here are our Sugar Wafer Monsters.  If you haven’t checked out Sugar Swings!  […]

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Easy Homemade Slushee Recipe

Homemade Bubblegum Slushees (Icee)

Who loves slushees? You can make these any flavor you want.  We pretty much love them all but my daughter has a thing for Bubble Gum.  So that was the first flavor we made.  (Yes, we’ve made a lot of these since then.) The flavoring that I always use is from LorAnn Oils.  They are […]

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Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

A co-worker brought these to our staff Christmas party and my first thought?  Genius!  Then my second thought? How have I never eaten these before?!  So when another co-worker and I were planning a fundraiser/staff get together, these were on the menu (immediately.) And how can you go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon??? They […]

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Tea Bag Cookies

Tea Bag Cookies - Milk Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

These cute cookies have been on my “to make” list for awhile.  I thought they were so cute and they made me think of my Grandma Sara.  She would have loved these!  She loved tea and I remember, even as a kid, sitting down and drinking tea with her in her fancy china tea cups […]

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