Category: Recipes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

I find myself baking more than ever before.  Most week days, I pack 3 lunches (for my husband and 2 kids).  As I have gone through the grocery stores, even the less expensive ones, like Aldi, I have become more and more aware of two things regarding snack items: 1) pre-packaged almost always costs more […]

Homemade Laundry Detergent

We live on the second floor of a big old farmhouse.  The washing machine is located in the cellar…2 flights of stairs below….exactly 29 stairs if I take the front way or 28 stairs if I take the back way.  That being said, there are days that I do not do laundry because I don’t […]

Pumpkin Swirl Bread

This recipe makes 3 loaves. I sliced all 3 up and put them on a tray for coffee hour after worship at church this morning. A loaf also makes a great gift – all wrapped up in aluminum foil with a gift tag.  The bread must be kept refrigerated though, due to the luxurious swirl […]

Coconut-Cranberry Granola

My latest kitchen venture: Coconut-Cranberry Granola —– yum!  My kids are enjoying munching on it right out of the bowl. Here’s what you will need: 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 cup sliced almonds 2 Tbsp. honey 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt 1 […]

Crispy Marshmallow Pumpkin Treats

Today with my own two and “the after school crew”, we had some sticky fun! I usually only buy generic, so we used Millville Crisp Rice Cereal from Aldi and followed the box directions for Marshmallow Crisp Bars.  Our variation came when we changed up the routine and used Baker’s Corner Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows (also […]