Shout out to my mom who created this recipe and quickly sent it over to me. It’s made in the similar manner as our Pistachio Delight, so it should come as no surprise that my mom took that recipe and added a different pudding flavor. When I was younger, my mom was the queen of gelatin and pudding desserts. She knew so many hacks it was ridiculous. I try to pick her brain every now and then, but it doesn’t seem to help. Either she’s forgotten, or she’s just not telling! [Read more…]
Say it with me now.
Ok, So maybe I am the only one who gets a kick out of Starbuck’s pumpkin spice commercial. I love pumpkin spice season and on occasion I’ll enjoy a Starbucks treat. I started making my own pumpkin spice coffee at home when I was floored (literally, hubs had to pick me up off the floor) when I found out how many calories were actually in a non fat no whip version. Oh, and if you’d like to have your mind blown like I did, there’s also a whole lot of garbage in them. Although, sometimes, I don’t pay much attention to some of that stuff people complain about. Maybe I should. Who knows. [Read more…]
Fall brings us cooler weather and an abundance of colorful autumn leaves. For me that means tons of baked apple goods and PUMPKIN!
But that’s not the only thing that fall brings us! Fall also means seasonal foods and tasty treats for our taste buds. If you are looking for some really great fall gift baskets for your friends and family, check out these delicious finds and take a tasty tour of these fall foodie gifts.
Halloween time means pumpkin carving time. For many households, pumpkin carving time is the main event in October, for all ages. Some want to place their creations on the front porch steps, others have carving parties or contests. One needs to learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin. So, whatever your household does, carving a pumpkin is the Halloween tradition. Last year we went to my cousins house where he had a pumpkin carving party in his pole barn. His kids, along with kiddo, schoolmates and parents all got to pick a pumpkin out of my cousins patch. It was a lot of fun and I was able to score buckets upon buckets of seeds since he left them all over for folks to toss their insides into. I used those seeds to make homemade seeds for canning which I used for Christmas gifts and I also canned my own pumpkin. I’m very sad that the storms over the summer and the cooler weather we had towards the end of summer (along with more rain) cause a lot of damage to his pumpkin patch. Not only does he do the carving party for his girls classmates, he also donates a lot to a local school and charity. It’s pretty sad news. So, I’ll be hitting up the farmers market to pick out a few pumpkins this year. My father-in-law counts on his homemade seeds every year so we can’t disappoint! [Read more…]
If you have spent any time around here, you know I love my smoothies. But, I have quickly learned something these last few months. I am not much of a fan of photographing my smoothies. It’s super easy for me to whip out my phone and snap a photo for Instagram. But trying to make my smoothies look fancy and special doesn’t seem to be my forte as you can tell with this variety of photos.
So, while they may not always look so pretty, they sure are pretty yummy and give me a healthy breakfast (or lunch) I can be proud of. [Read more…]