Classic Peanut Brittle with a Cayenne Kick

I feel a little behind in my holiday baking this year but made some time to plan out baking to share with neighbors. A few of my favorites made the list right away (mystery cookies, Mexican wedding cakes and gingerbread). While ‘thinking’ I heard the bag of peanuts singing a song of  brittle from my […]

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Yarn Christmas Tree Ornament- Holiday Kid Crafting

A few years ago, I started making a homemade ornament for family. This year’s ornament is a yarn wrapped tree. It is simple but still festive and so many ways to personalize (sports theme, favorite colors). Better yet it is a quick activity to do with kids of most ages. Use your imagination and yarn […]

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Reach & Read: Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas

Missile Toe A Very Confused Christmas by Devin Scillian, illustrated by Marty Kelley This book had me chuckling all the way through! It is punny, clever and a great edition to our Christmas/holiday book selection. It brings back memories of singing alternative versus to classics as a tween.Devin Scillian has created a collection of poems, […]

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Reach & Read: Good Night, Reindeer

It’s Christmas in July! Good Night, Reindeer by Denise Brennan-Nelson, illustrated by Marco Bucci is a creative play on the classic book featuring a moon and bowl of mush. Good Night, Reindeer takes us all through the North Pole, saying good night to each of Santa’s sleigh team. Brennan-Nelson’s words and Bucci’s imaginative pictures create […]

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Mystery Cookies: My FAVE-orite.

This is hands down my favorite cookie, especially for the holidays but good anytime. The mystery is how can four ingredients come together into such complexity. Salty, sweet, chocolate and caramel?  My friends, it is your lucky day: the recipe for mystery cookies. Ingredients Sleeve of saltine crackers 2 cups chocolate chips (or more 🙂 […]

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Felt Christmas Tree DIY

   Sure these are all over Pinterest, but I still want to share my version of the felt Christmas Tree. Easy to make and the amount of time will really depend on how much detail you want to put into each ornament. I kept the ornaments simple but let the packages at the bottom be […]

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