Category:  Holidays

Shortcut Soft Pretzels

In Holidays, Kitchen Basics, Snacks, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 13/06
Shortcut Soft Pretzels

Throughout all my years of being a mom, I can say with 100% certainty that my favorite gifts have been homemade.   A handcrafted bracelet, a jar of carefully… Read More »

April Fool’s Fruit Punch

In Drinks & Smoothies, Holidays, Snacks
by Ann on 25/03

When I originally posted this silly “punch” on The Fountain Avenue Kitchen several years ago, I did it on the afternoon of April Fool’s Day, right after my… Read More »

Easter Candy Roundup

In Desserts, Holidays, Roundups
by Ann on 21/03

I know that not everyone makes Easter candy–getting dinner on the table every night can be challenging enough!  But all of these recipes have easy-to-follow steps–many of which… Read More »

Lucky Cake (or Peanut Butter Chip Cake) with Foolproof Peanut Butter Frosting

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters, Snacks
by Ann on 27/12

Would you keep reading if I told you that there’s sauerkraut in this cake? When I see a recipe with an oddball ingredient or an offbeat method of… Read More »

Pancakes in a Jar

In Breakfast Foods, Easy Meals, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 06/12

Who doesn’t love to start a weekend morning with a tall stack of pancakes? In our rush to get out the door for Saturday morning sports practices or… Read More »

Homemade Vanilla Extract

In Crafts, Desserts, Holidays, Make/Prep-Ahead Recipes, Mason Jar Ideas, The Gift of Food
by Ann on 30/11

Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to do my Christmas shopping early—and wrap the gifts, too.  In September, this seems like such a reasonable goal.  Then,… Read More »

Maple Pumpkin Pie

In Desserts, Gluten-Free Options, Healthy Options, Holidays, Nuts & Nut Butters
by Ann on 22/11
Maple Pumpkin Pie (with optional GF almond crust)

If I counted the number of times I’ve made this recipe for “testing” purposes, you may start to wonder.  Was it really that hard to successfully substitute maple… Read More »

Turkey Tetrazzini with Mushrooms and Kale…and a Thanksgiving Menu Blog Hop

In Casseroles, Chicken, Holidays, Pasta, Turkey
by Ann on 12/11

If you have leftover Thanksgiving turkey, tetrazzini is a perfect way to enjoy it in a whole new way.  If there are no leftovers to speak of, it’s… Read More »

Spooky Spaghetti Stuffed Peppers

In Easy Meals, Holidays, Pasta, Vegetarian
by Ann on 25/10

It’s dinnertime. You have leftover spaghetti but not enough to feed the family. What to do? In mid-October, “spooky” spaghetti stuffed peppers are sure to delight. I saw… Read More »

Baked Pineapple Casserole

In Breads & Muffins, Casseroles, Gluten-Free Options, Holidays, Side Dishes
by Ann on 14/04

Can Easter really be less than a week away?  After a weekend of delightful weather–so welcome after the long, cold, snowy winter–it’s actually starting to feel a bit… Read More »