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Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

This may be the most delicious variation of pecan pie I have ever eaten- and I don’t think I will ever be able to eat pecan pie without chocolate in it again. This has Christmas dessert written all over it. I made it for Thanksgiving and I am going to make it like this from ... Read More

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Ideas for a Grinch Family Night

I can’t think of anything more fun than staying home on a cold December night with my family. Even as a teenager- who normally wanted to be as far away from my parents as possible- I really enjoyed all of our family traditions throughout the holiday season. Now that I am grown up with a ... Read More

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Lazy Parent Snack Ideas

How many times per day do your kids ask you for something to eat? Somewhere around 1,000? As soon as you get all cleaned up and recover from one snack session it’s time for another one.. Kids are bottomless pits- and eating snacks are important and it’s our job to try and keep snacks healthy ... Read More

Thanksgiving Door stoppers

Craft: DIY Doorstep Pumpkins

Is your doorstep ready for family to arrive?? Nothing says “welcome for Thanksgiving Dinner!!” like a Southern Living worthy front porch. Cute rugs and cute wreaths  are everyone’s first thought, but what about something you can do yourself on the cheap? Here are some adorable doorstep pumpkins you can make during nap time or for ... Read More

scrambledeggmuffins

Recipe: Scrambled Egg Muffin Cups

Can’t say enough how much I love this recipe. It’s so easy, and so versatile. You can pretty much customize to every taste bud in your household all in the same pan. Making everyone happy is a win/win! What you’ll need: 12 Eggs (makes 12 muffins) Can Substitute Egg Beaters *the next ingredients are ideas ... Read More

Fairy Lantern Lights

DIY Fairy Lanterns

This. This was the funnest craft I have ever done. I would have killed for this lantern when I was a little girl!! Who am I kidding?? Mine is going straight in my room, TONIGHT! Since its November I am hoping it will get pretty chilly here soon and start to feel a little fall-ish. ... Read More

goldfish crackers

Recipe: Goldfish Chicken Fingers

A huge hit with the kiddos, because who doesn’t love a goldfish cracker or a chicken finger. Goldfish Chicken Fingers What You’ll need: 2 1/2 cups cheddar goldfish crackers, like Pepperidge Farm Goldfish 2/3 cup ranch dressing 1 lb chicken tenderloins What You’ll do: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil ... Read More

boobark

Recipe: Halloween Boo Bark

We went to a cook-out over the weekend and thought it would be fun to take a Halloween themed candy with us. We whipped this up very easily and it was pretty tasty, the kiddos loved helping make it and eating it! What you’ll need: 12oz of Chocolate Chips (white, milk or dark, which ever ... Read More

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Birmingham Mommy Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year.. We love going all out when it comes to decorating and that includes our pumpkins.. We want to see how creative our readers are.. Whether you carve, paint, or wax your pumpkins with melted crayon, we want to see what you’ve done, so we’re hosting ... Read More

Painted Pumpkins

5 Ways to Paint Pumpkins with Kids

Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition that most of us have been doing for as long as we can remember. But for those of us with younger kids at home, you dread the day for carving. Somehow pumpkin innards end up on the floor, the table, in kids’ hair, on the ceiling; and you curse ... Read More