• National Lampoon Christmas

    D Is For Holiday’s! Wait, What?

    Dysfunctional: a : not functioning properly : marked by impaired or abnormal functioning b : characterized by abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction Since the 1980’s the word dysfunctional has been used to describe family dynamics. Talk show hosts paraded family members on screen for entertainment and the more obnoxious the better. With the holiday’s fast approaching I see many people talking about their family and using the word dysfunctional. I used to look at people and think wow they really have it together and their home must be amazing! Then they start telling me stories and I sit back and think holy smokes my family almost seems normal,…


    The Gift Of Awesome!

    I struggle every year with what to get my nieces and nephews for Christmas. They are all fortunate that if they have a need it is fulfilled so gift giving tends to be well, boring. So now I am in the search for unique gifts that will hopefully wow vs. a gift card blah. Here are a few I have come up with! Kidstir– Teach your child to cook with this monthly subscription box that includes kid-sized cooking tools, kid-friendly recipes, a cookbook binder to keep all the recipes, and more. This subscription box is more affordable than some others, and you can turn the cooking into a fun family…

  • RECIPES GALORE,  Recipes That Require A Lil More Love

    7 Amazing Holiday Desserts

    Guilty, I have a sweet tooth. I don’t indulge often however but when I do I make sure it counts! Here are 7 Amazing Desserts to try this Holiday Season that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Pumpkin Creme Brûlée from TidyMom.net   Mini Pecan Pies from Live Well Bake Often   Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Food Folks and Fun   White Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Truffles from Southern Made Simple   Aunt Hattie’s Caramels from The Mama Life   Mini Pumpkin Pies from One Little Project   Salted Caramel Bittersweet Chocolate Tart from Life Made Simple Have a fabulous recipe you would like to share? Email me details so I…

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    RECIPES GALORE,  Recipes That Require A Lil More Love

    Aunt Hattie’s Caramels

    Another perk of a blended family is more recipes handed down and this one is AMAZING! Hattie is my step-dad’s aunt and I would love to get hold of her cookbook one day. This caramel recipe is guaranteed to be your favorite as it is mine. This makes great stocking stuffer candy too! photo credit lovelihood Flickr