Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting

Fall is my favorite time of the year. While I don't like my days getting shorter, I love seeing the leaves turn different colors, getting to wear my warm sweaters and having most importantly, having an excuse to make most of the foods my family eats with pumpkin. My daughter and I usually make pumpkin oatmeal and pumpkin bread together. We've even tried pumpkin soup and some day I'm going to get adventurous and try making my own pumpkin puree. In the meantime, we've added a new recipe to … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Meals with Manwich

easy weeknight meal with manwhich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In a few short weeks, I'll have about 5 minutes of daylight before I pick my daughter up from school. Even though we'll be short on daylight, we're long on activities which leaves me little time to fix dinner. Instead of going through the drive through at Freddy's, I've been on the hunt for Easy Weeknight Meals. Aside from leftovers, nothing gets easier than … [Read more...]

Captain America Cookie Cake

Captain American cookie cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs My nephew is turning 11 next month. His dad and I have talked about what to do for his birthday and of course, the aunt in me wants to plan his party. While my brother isn't completely sold on the Captain America idea, yet, I thought I would show him how simple it would be to make a a Captain American cookie cake. Making a Captain America cookie cake is … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Bar

International Delight

One of the things our family likes to do is indulge at breakfast every now and then. We'll make pancakes (preferably pumpkin), sausage or bacon and eggs. Sometimes there will be some sweet treats like cinnamon rolls or donuts. Unfortunately we can't always indulge like that so on the weekends where we're being a little bit lazy, I make a pot of oatmeal and set up an oatmeal bar. The great thing about an oatmeal bar is that I really only have to cook one thing yet everyone gets to eat their … [Read more...]

Boomer Sooner Game Day Food: Red Velvet Cupcakes

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeamJellO #CollectiveBias My boss is a huge Oklahoma Sooners fan. He has football season tickets and makes it to most of the home games and a few of the away ones. As much as I like giving him a hard time about his choice in teams, I have to admit that Oklahoma football games are a lot of fun to watch. I haven't been to one in years but this year, that changes as he gave me tickets to the … [Read more...]

Hazelnut Pumpkin Poke Cake

Next week is a big week in our household. Not only does my daughter start kindergarten but she also turns five and we're NOT having a Frozen birthday party! Seriously, that is a huge deal. Like most parents, for the past 8 months or so, all I've heard is my daughter belt out Let It Go and tell me when things are Anna green and Elsa blue. She even went as far to proclaim blue as her new favorite color and asked me to repaint her room (ummm...no). To do something special for her first week … [Read more...]

The Secret to Perfect Popcorn

perfect popcorn

Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring this post and preventing burned popcorn everywhere... I have a goal. It may be a lofty one but it's a goal I hope to achieve. When I turned 40, one thing I wanted to do was watch at least one movie that had won an Academy Award for best picture. Unknowing to me, I had actually seen several but none of the recent movies or the classics. So my new goal is to watch all of them. Even the ones I know I'm not going to like and that means lots of movie nights. … [Read more...]

Microwave Fudge with Salted Caramel Mocha Frosting

microwave fudge

For the past few weeks people have been making jokes at my expense. Whenever I tell them that my boyfriend and I are driving 23 hours (pretty much nonstop) to go backcountry camping in Glacier National Park, they can't help but smirk. I get it. I probably don't look like the type of person who would give up electricity, running water and WIFI to go roaming through the mountains. Until a few weeks ago, I had never set up a tent, blew up a sleeping pad or even knew a thing as hiking underwear … [Read more...]

Coffee Flavored Popsicles

International delight creamer

In less than a month, I'm going to turn 40 years old. Instead of dreading the big 4-0, I decided to embrace it. And by embrace it I mean I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish before the big day. Some things were pretty easy, like use a coupon (which I did...for Bigelow Tea), others a bit more challenging such as #22, make Julia Child's coq au vin (what the heck was I thinking...I don't even like bones in my meat!!) and others, like #1, give coffee a chance, just seemed like the grown up … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Wine Find: Brancott Estate Flight Song

low calorie wine

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples of low calorie wine to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #MC Summertime is coming. I know it is because we went from 70 degrees one day to snow the next. Crazy weather like that always happens in the midwest and that means that those hot and humid temperatures are just around the corner, so I'm on the hunt for some … [Read more...]