2nd Birthday!

We celebrated my youngest’s 2nd birthday this weekend. Here are a few highlights.



Healthy Halloween Snacks

Looking for a healthy Halloween treat to send to school or a surprise for your child’s lunch box this Halloween? Here are some super easy fun ideas sure to please!

Jack-O-Lantren Fruit Cupjack-o-oranges


Witch Brooms

Use kitchen scissors to slice the bottom half of a cheese slice, wrap it around a pretzel stick, and then use a fresh chive as a string to hold it in place.

Snack Plate

no candy
Goldfish, raisins, a banana, and celery are all you need to make this fun Halloween snack plate

Banana Ghost

All you need is banana’s and chocolate chips

Orange Pumpkins


All you need is oranges or clementine’s and celery.

Taste of Halloween

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Monkey Bread

Add this fall flavor equation to your monkey bread: cream cheese plus pumpkin equals delicious.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8


1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
4 cans (7.5 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (sold in a 4-pack)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese


Delicious crockpot meals


I love anything I can make in the crockpot. The whole idea of throwing it in and coming home to a ready dish is awesome…and if you happen to be home while it’s cooking, you get to smell the yumminess all day long 😉

I have pinned insane amounts of meals like this on Pinterest. You could honesty spend all day looking at them. To save you a little time, I’m going to show you a few that I’ve tried and the family has enjoyed.

Mississippi Roast This is seriously amazing. I was a little leery of the ingredients but I’m so glad we tried it.

Crockpot Lasagna
I go a littler heavier on the sauce and cheese but this is another super easy and well liked meal.

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
Another winner…just make sure the cream cheese is room temperature before you try combine it or you’ll have a lumpy sauce.

Crockpot Monkey Bread
Ok, so it’s not exactly a meal, but it’s still good!

Crockpot Chicken with beans and corn
This is awesome as a taco, burrito, or on chips or over rice. You can adjust your salsa choice to meet the preferences of you and your family.

Crockpot Italian Soup
This one smelled a little weird but tasted great. Again, be sure to have the cream cheese at room temperature!

I also love to make pulled pork in the crockpot. I’ve never really followed an exact recipe when I make it but here is the general idea:
1 pork butt or shoulder roast, salt and pepper, chili flakes, Worcestershire sauce, beer and water to cover most of roast in crockpot. Cook on low for 10 or so hours. Dumb water, pull bone if there was one, stir to shred pork, add BBQ sauce of choice and mix it in. Let it sit for a bit to soak in the sauce and serve on buns.

There’s many more I could post for you but we will save those for another day 🙂

*disclaimer–all recipes, except pulled pork, are from Pinterest and I make no claim to them being original or cited correctly by pinners.