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...]

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...]

Chocolate Cola Cake

Chocolate Cola Cake

Have you been looking for the most divine chocolate cake recipe on the planet earth? Well then my lovelies, look no further. Not only will this Chocolate Cola Cake blow your mind, but it promises to blow the mind of your cake loving friends. Hey it might even blow the mind of your non cake loving friends. I know my not-a-fan-of-cake husband enjoyed himself a couple of pieces. So what [Read More...]

Tropical Fruit Shortcake

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Oh my! Do I have a treat for you guys today! This Tropical Fruit Shortcake will make your taste buds sing. Homemade flaky and light shortcakes that are made with coconut oil to give them a sweet and exotic flavor. A tropical fresh fruit topping that is beautiful and delicious. All topped off with whipped cream. What’s not to love? Let’s start with the shortcake. In a bowl, combine 2 cups [Read More...]

Fairy Dust Sugar Cookies

Fun kids fairy activity - read a book, make cookies, fill out printables. Thirty Handmade Days

I grew up with parents who looooved to read.  They never had a tv in their room and read every night before bed for at least an hour.  It wasn’t until I was in about fifth grade that I fell in love with “the Babysitters Club.”  But then I was hooked- books had my heart and I read every BSC book I could get my hands on.  And this was [Read More...]

Ultimate Peanut Butter Scotcharoo Recipe

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Next up for Funner in the Summer-  Kim from Today’s Creative Blog.   I met Kim years ago and love her to pieces.  She’s made lots of bloggers dreams come true with the “best day of their life” being featured on TCB! She has awesome ideas for all kinds of creative things, recipes, family ideas and more.  I admire her as a wife, mom and business woman too. Make sure to [Read More...]

Strawberry Dump Cake

Strawberry Dump Cake -super easy cake recipe. The perfect starter recipe for kids!

I recently shared a kids recipe book and my love for cooking with my kids.  Did you download and get cooking with yours?  Today’s Strawberry Dump Cake is super duper easy.  You can make it or you can get your kids (grandkids, nieces/nephews, etc) involved.  My 8 yr old pretty much did it on his own with just my supervision. You only need a few ingredients to make this.  Before [Read More...]

Toffee Ice Cream Pie

Delicious Toffee Ice Cream Pie

Next up for Funner in the Summer-  Ashlee from I’m Topsy Turvy. Ashlee is the queen of amazing cakes and food.  They are absolutely beautiful and taste great too.  She now has a class she’s teaching on Atly.  So cool!  We are both autism moms and connect on that a lot too.  You can also find party ideas, printables, crafts and more on her site.  Definitely go visit and say hi! [Read More...]