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...]

Spider Cookie Halloween Gift + Tag

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Hello 30days readers! It’s Emma again from crafting{e} again and I’m SO happy to be back here with another fun halloween project. I absolutely love the Holiday season and fall is no exception. I love all the smells and colors of the season and fun decorations. One of my favorite absolute favorite things to do is to bake. To me when I picture the holidays I picture some fresh out of [Read More...]

Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn

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Happy Fall Y’all! I’m so excited to share this tried and true, family favorite recipe with you. Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn is a recipe that our friend used to bring to youth group meetings and it was always a hit! Not only is it easy (hello! made in the microwave!), but it’s fun because you make it in a paper bag! Kids love it and enjoy helping make it too! [Read More...]

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies - my favorite! Perfect for fall. www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

It’s pumpkin mania out there! I don’t know if I’ve ever had a fall where I felt like pumpkin was in such demand.   I’ve mentioned before that my mom makes all things pumpkin when September rolls around.  These Old Fashioned Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are perfect for fall. I posted some pumpkin cookies on Instagram and mentioned that I was making them to share.  My Mom commented that sharing pumpkin [Read More...]

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Easy to make, kid friendly Blueberry Banana Muffins from Thirty Handmade Days

After I made some Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins , my 12 year old requested blueberry muffins.  I happened to have fresh blueberries and bananas so I made these super easy muffins.  It’s a little of this and a little of that, mix, mix and pour.  I love recipes that don’t take much work and taste delicious.  (anyone with me on that?) Print Banana Blueberry Muffins Ingredients3 large ripe bananas 3/4 cup sugar 1 [Read More...]

Sweet and Tangy Marinated Grilled Chicken

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I have enjoyed following along with Mique’s health and fitness journey.  I loved hearing all about her adventures and her efforts to eat more consciously.  We have a lot of various  “food issues” in our family and we have eliminated a lot from our diet in our efforts to feel better and eat better.  So today I thought I’d share a recipe we have enjoyed this summer that is healthy [Read More...]

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick! Thirty Handmade Days

I am feeling extra cheesy! Sorry I couldn’t resist. Our family loves cheese. We don’t discriminate – cheddar, mozzarella, American, cream cheese.. we like it all. It helps that my Mother-in-law is from Switzerland, the land of watches, chocolate and cheese. Today’s recipe is a spin on an old classic- Bacon Macaroni and Cheese with a Kick. I took our favorite BAKED mac and cheese (because we love it that [Read More...]

Raspberry Almond Cream Cheese Danish

Raspberry Almond Cream Cheese Danish

I cannot begin to tell you how much I love breakfast! Eggs, toast, bacon, waffles and pancakes and…PASTRIES! These easy Raspberry Almond Cream Cheese Danishes are so flaky and good, your friends and family are going to think you picked them up from an upscale bakery. They are THAT good! We start with pre-made Puff Pastry dough, which you can find in your grocer’s freezer section. Lay out the thawed [Read More...]