Once the calendar hits September, you see pumpkin foods on the menu everywhere! As an avid cook and baker, I love to make traditional pumpkin treats, but sometimes it's fun to use pumpkin in unexpected ways as well! Here are a...
I wasn't always a baker. There was a time when I didn't bake anything because I was sure I would mess it up and fail. So each birthday cake I baked cracked, or they stuck to the pans, or...
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Fun Fall Foods

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Halloween is almost here and it's time to bring out all of the fun treats! Not only do my kids get a kick out of these fun foods, I love coming up with them and then making them! Most of...
Charcuterie (pronounced Shar-KOO-tuh-ree) boards have become super popular in recent years. A charcuterie board is an array of meat, cheeses and various other snacks arranged on some type of serving base. You can find them at parties, restaurants and...
I’m not trying to hit the gas on summer, close the pools and rush the kids back to school, but who’s ready for fall? For those of you still with me on this ride into pumpkins, mums, bonfires and...
It is summertime! Time for sunshine, pools, running through sprinklers, bike rides, and of course....snacks! If your children are anything like mine, snacks are a staple of summer.  Just when I thought my latest trip to buy items in...
One item that is always on my shopping list is MILK. I never want to run out, so I always have an extra 1/2 gallon or two out in our garage fridge. After all, it's the fuel to get...
This post is part of a series about cooking with kids. One of my goals this year is to get my kids into the kitchen to help me more often and I'm sharing our favorite recipes with you! Did...
Trader Joe's is known for their friendly cashiers, affordable organic food, cheap wine, interesting items and helpful shortcut ingredients. Here are a few super simple semi-homemade TJ's meals, mostly with less than 10 ingredients (other than basic pantry staples),...
Who doesn't love cookies? We have so many great bakeries here in Columbus and in the past few months, my kids and I have been doing a cookie tour and finding which ones have our favorites! Here are five around Columbus,...

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