My All Time Favorite Holiday Dish: Frosted Cranberry Squares

My all time FAVORITE holiday dish - Frosted Cranberry Squares. A tradition in our family! www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

When anyone in my family talks about food for the holidays, there is one dish that is a MUST HAVE.  It is not considered Thanksgiving if we don’t have Frosted Cranberry Squares on the table.   My mom has been making it for years and years and all of us look forward to it every year. I started making it to bring when we spend the holidays with Josh’s side [Read More…]

Reindeer Peanut Butter Ritz Holiday Cookies

Super easy and fun reindeer peanut butter Ritz holiday cookies | Thirty Handmade Days

I’ve seen Christmas stuff out for months and I couldn’t resist anymore.  I grabbed a few ingredients and made these super duper easy and adorably cute holiday cookies. They are so sweet but really take a small amount of work.  That’s a win in my book! They’d be perfect for a cookie exchange party and to make with your kids. I made Ritz Peanut Butter Cookies for a cookie exchange [Read More…]

Printable Snowflake Holiday Tag

Cute holiday printable "Some of my best friends are flakes!" Make with snowflake apples from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

It’s the 10th of the month and time for another round of ideas.  This month’s theme was snowflakes.  At first I was a little stumped.  And then I remembered one of my favorite holiday sayings “Some of my best friends are flakes!”  You know I can resist a good pun.  I created a printable snowflake holiday tag. I found a cute little mason jar, added a treat (below) and this [Read More…]

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Who doesn’t love the Crockpot? Just throw everything in and let it cook all day. I especially love it for parties and today’s recipe for Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders is perfect for your next football get-together. Here’s what you’ll need: 2.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs or tenders (thawed), 6 oz. can tomato paste, 1 (1.75 oz.) pkg. buffalo wing seasoning (I used French’s Mild Buffalo Wing Seasoning), [Read More…]

Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Families

Slow Cooker Meals for busy families - a round up full of ideas to make crazy days easier. Compiled by www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Things are about to get nuts! It’s the end of October and that means November is soon here and then December.  The last three months of the year just zoooooom by.  I have had lots of requests for slow cooker meals so I’m back for another go at it.  I gathered this round up with busy families in mind (it applies to everyone though!).  You know those days when you [Read More…]

The Easiest 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels

Super simple dessert - 3 Ingredient Turtle Pretzels www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We’re getting close to the holidays when things move at the speed of lightning.  And also the time that treats are made and delivered.  Or just made and eaten.  Ahem.   I’m always looking for simple things to make for family and friends.  These Turtle Pretzels only have 3 ingredients and are the perfect salty/sweet/crunchy combo. Yes they have been around for a million years and you might have already [Read More…]

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Dip

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Is a pumpkin a vegetable or fruit?  That is the question. Well, the answer is…..pumpkin is a FRUIT!  It is a member of the gourd family and because of it’s fleshy seedy, center it is a fruit not a vegetable. Pumpkin season is in full swing! I hosted a girls night out craft night at my home the other  night and we had several pumpkin themed crafts so a pumpkin treat [Read More…]

Frosted Orange Cookies

Super duper tasty Frosted Orange Cookies - a family favorite for years and years!

There are several recipes that remind me of home and this is one of my favorites.  I love love citrus flavored things and these Frosted Orange Cookies are the perfect balance of light, fluffy and sweet.  I don’t make them often enough and every time I do, I wonder why it’s been so long since the last time.   Give them a try and let me know what you think! [Read More…]