DIY Hot Cocoa Recipe and Hot Chocolate Bar

My family consumes aLOT of hot chocolate. It's a favorite all year round. I have to keep a large supply in my pantry or the natives will get restless. Good thing I have a recipe that makes a big batch so I can always have it on hand. When I married into the Sears family, one of my favorite things … [Read more...]

Pie for All!

My family loves pie, adores pie, clamors for pie. Sounds like we have an obsession, doesn't it? It's the dessert of choice. It's more common for me to serve Birthday Pie around here than it is to serve Birthday Cake. Fruit Pie, Cream Pie, Pie Fresh from the Oven, Chilled Pie Ready to Serve. No … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodles – a Fun and Easy Recipe

Snickerdoodles: fun to say, easy to bake and yummy to eat! It's near the top on the list of favorites in our house, both the baking and the eating of them. Through the years, I've found working along side my kids in the kitchen is a great way for them to learn culinary skills, but also a way of … [Read more...]

I.R.L. Pumpkin Spice Whatever

In Real Life there's a chill in the air, the leaves are turning scarlet and amber, and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. I look that first taste of pumpkin pie as the holidays draw near, I'm a big fan of spices and I do LOVE my coffee and latte. BUT I do NOT care for Pumpkin Spice Latte and … [Read more...]

Homemade Laundry Detergent

This week we made up a big batch of powdered laundry detergent. I love that I am able to whip up a large batch, for just a few dollars, using ingredients of my own choosing. Our family is working toward using as few pre-made cleaning products and personal care items as possible. Partly for health … [Read more...]