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...]

the Party Bunch Week 52

Round Cork Coaster Tutorial featured on the Party Bunch

It finally feels like fall here (yay for cooler temps) and I’m ready for some soup, boots and sweaters.  The Halloween, holiday, and fall posts have me all kinds of happy.  I can’t wait to see what you all link up this week!  Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch: Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and [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...]

the Party Bunch 50

No bake Pumpkin Patties

Thank you for going with the flow and joining the Party Bunch on a new day! We’re as excited as ever to have you linking up and sharing your fabulous ideas with us each week.  You’re the best! Ok… on with this week. Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch: Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree [Read More...]

the Party Bunch | Week 49

Dried-Herb-Firestarter-by-www.thecasualcraftlete.com_

Thank goodness it’s Friday! What a horrible week.  Good thing we get to start a new week soon.  I hope yours has been wonderful.  It’s time to see what caught our eyes from last week’s link up: Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want [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...]

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...]

the Party Bunch | Week 48

Giant Photo Wall from Tidy Mom

Home again, home again jiggity jig! I had a wonderful week away in Kauai but am happy to be back to the chaos I call home.  I hope your week has been peaceful and relaxing and COOL (it’s so hot here in CA!).  This week we had some fun link ups.  It’s starting to look like fall in the links.  Even if it’s 100+ degrees here. Before you link up [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...]