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Category Archive: seasonal

Natural and Effective Mosquito Repellent

We live in an area that’s right near a state park, so we have a great deal of flora and fauna, and so many mosquitos that for half the summer, it’s almost not… Continue reading

A Big Score With Football Sandwich Cookies

Looking around for Super Bowl party foods, I came across an idea on the boards for football-shaped whoopee pies. So I thought, what if I do them like Oreos? Not as cakey and… Continue reading

Super Easy Halloween Craft – The Candy Corn Tree

Recently I visited a friend who had a really neat decoration on her dining room table, and it looked pretty simple to make, so I went looking to see if anyone had made… Continue reading

Super-Easy Pumpkin Cake Mix Cupcakes

It’s that time of year, friends. The leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air, and everywhere you look, there’s something flavored with pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pasta,… Continue reading

Happy Easter!

We had a nice Easter here, hope you did too. For dessert I made this cake: The rabbit was made with gum paste, and was very easy to put together. Inside the cake… Continue reading

Italian Easter Cookies – Attempting to Channel My Grandmother

When I was a kid, my grandmother used to bake a lot, and she would always let us “help” her, though that mostly just involved licking the spoons and beaters clean. She used… Continue reading

Kiss Me, I’m Making Bailey’s Irish Cream Cookies with Irish Mocha Glaze

As you may have guessed from some of the previous posts, I have been looking up some recipes to help us get our Irish on this St. Patrick’s Day. I came across a… Continue reading

I’ve Only Got Eyes For These Homemade Irish Potato Candies

Truth be told, I had never noticed the Irish Potatoes that proliferated our area in the weeks before St. Patrick’s day prior to meeting my husband, who comes from Irish stock, and therefore… Continue reading

Homemade Copycat McDonald’s Shamrock Shake – It’s Not the Only Thing That Will Be Green

This time of year, I find myself continually throwing a green monkey off my back. I mean, if I could justify the caloric content, I would probably drive through at McDonald’s at least… Continue reading

DIY 2013 Family Memory Jar

At the end of every year, we sit around the table and ask each other what the highlights of the last 12 months have been. Sure we come up with some big ones,… Continue reading