Zucchini Bread {my most requested recipe}

The leaves are changing and there is a crispness to the air. Pumpkin recipes are everywhere and the seemingly confused department stores are already stocking Christmas trees. Autumn brings about many things. For me, it is the urge to bake. Baking is by far one of my very most favorite things to do. I enjoy the entire process… collecting recipes and concocting new ones, teaching my daughter the “tricks” of baking, the way it makes my

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

 Homemade Pumpkin Puree is super simple to make, and with a couple trips to the orchard under out belts, we had nearly a dozen pumpkins sitting around the house. What was I going to do with this abnormally large number of pumpkins? Make puree of course! I am all about frugality, and a firm believer that if I can make it, I refuse to buy it! Homemade Pumpkin Puree Grab some pumpkins Chop off their

Pumpkin Apple Pancakes {with variations}

With copious amounts of homemade pumpkin puree in my refrigerator, I have jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon! This morning made pumpkin apple pancakes.. I came up with this recipe over the past couple of days and wow, is it good. These aren’t super sweet pancakes and yes, you can actually tell there is pumpkin in them. I despise recipes that claim flavor and there is none! Ready? Here we go… Super simple ingredients.  Do you see

Homemade Roasted Sunflower Seeds

This year we planted eight sunflower seeds. Four of them took and became beautiful things- nearly 7 feet tall. Of course, I didn’t think to take a picture of them when they were big and beautiful. I chose to take pictures when they were dead and dried up- go figure. When your big sunflower heads look like this, they’re ready for harvesting. The outside petals should be crispy and the heads droopy. Avoid the black,

Sweet Potato Biscuits, Homemade Fruit Bars & Crackers {A Review of The Homemaker’s Mentor PLUS a Giveaway!}

*This post may include affiliate links that help support my family. See my full disclosure here.*   I absolutely love to create new, great tasting foods for my family. Reviewing The Homemaker’s Mentor cd has allowed me to do just that. The cd is an amazing compilation of 110 pdf mini-books that are all dedicated to helping us moms be better housekeepers, cooks and more. This great resource will retail for $47.00 but you have