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Saturday Seeds (Black Friday Thoughts and Christmas Gift Ideas)

Snap Circuits, Jr. - Christmas gift idea

Thanksgiving is next week!!  AHHHHH!!!  Is that how you’re feeling, too, right now?  What are you serving?  Are you hosting?  Traveling?  Shopping? Judah had his Thanksgiving party at school this week where they made these super cute Indian costumes.  Somehow they came up with the name “Shining Brook” for him.   We’ve also been at […]

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread biscotti are twice-baked cookies with a spiced holiday aroma filling your kitchen.  Perfect for dipping into your hot morning coffee during these cold winter days! Ben and I have done a lot of talking lately about challenging ourselves.  We have witnessed others who are currently struggling or have struggled in the past with self-satisfaction […]

Five-Cheese, Fifteen-Minute Stovetop Mac ‘n Cheese

Five Cheese Fifteen Minute Mac n Cheese

With five different creamy melty cheeses and just 15 minutes of your time, this delightful macaroni and cheese dish will entice your family to gather “Back Around the Table“. You probably can tell from the title of my blog that one of my passions in life is to make sure my family spends time around […]

Chessmen Cookies Banana Pudding

Chessmen Cookies Banana Pudding

A thick and creamy banana pudding topped with hearty and buttery store-bought cookies for a lovely display. Yesterday.  Let’s talk about yesterday.  Yesterday was one of only two days each week where I have four work hours while the kids are at a Moms Day Out.  Yesterday was the day I was supposed to use all […]

Pailles Recipe #RaspberryDessert – Plus a Driscoll’s Berries and Cookbook #Giveaway!

Pailles with Raspberry Jam + Dorie Greespan's Baking Chez Moi cookbook giveaway with Driscoll's Berries #RaspberryDessert @driscollsberry @doriegreenspan

These Pailles are sugar-dusted puff pastry sandwich cookies with a raspberry jam filling.  A delectable French dessert you can easily make in your own home. Oh, Dorie Greenspan.  Who doesn’t love her?  She recently released another fabulous cookbook, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere.  It is such a beautiful […]

Giant Double Chocolate Bakery Cookies

Giant Double Chocolate Bakery Cookies

These gigantic cookies are doubly good with enormous chocolaty taste, just as you find in your favorite bakery!  I love love love a good chocolate cookie, especially a DOUBLE chocolate cookie — a chocolate based cookie with chocolate chips.  When you eat them warm, the melty chocolate drips all over your fingers, begging to be licked right up, not […]

Candied Roasted Root Vegetable Yogurt Parfait

Candied Roasted Root Vegetable Parfait Collage #stonyfieldblogger

Diced small, roasted quickly and candied up with a sweet syrup, root vegetables can actually become one of your favorite toppings for yogurt!   (Note: I accidentally grabbed the wrong container for the photos. My parfait is made with Stonyfield plain and vanilla yogurt blends and not Greek yogurt, although you are more than welcome to […]

Kidstir Review: October Cooking Kit

Kidstir Cooking Kits: October Review

I’m proud to be a Kidstir Ambassador where I get to tell you about my favorite educational cooking kits!  For less than $20/month, your child can build his/her own cookbook and receive fun new kitchen projects to add to it each month!  To sign up for your own Kidstir subscription at 25% off the first month, use promo code SEEDED25. […]

Saturday Seeds: Halloween Costumes and Favorite Things

Halloween Costumes - Fireman and Policeman

Are you ready for Halloween?  We decided to ditch the Pac-man idea Judah had a few months ago, because he changed his mind for some reason and now wants to be a Power Ranger.  BUT… we went through a few other of his ideas, first.  Let me tell you the story, while you also take […]

Home Tour: Our Bonus Room – Guest Room, Theater Room and Playroom All in One!

Home Tour: We use our bonus room for three uses in one! A DIY built-in murphy beds and shelves, along with a full bathroom turns this into a guest room, while it's also a theater room and a playroom!

A homemade built-in murphy bed, custom made movie screen, play table with toys and a full bathroom allows our bonus room for three uses:  Guest room, theater room and play room all in one! (The photos in this post are animated .gif photos, so they should switch back and forth continuously.) Once in a while […]

S’mores Graham Cracker Cookie Bars

Smores Graham Cracker Cookies Bars - Graham cracker dough baked in a pan with the usual S'mores fixins.

Graham cracker dough baked in a pan with chocolate chips and Mallow Bits for the ultimate S’mores cookie bars. Our weather is SO beautiful right now!  In Mississippi, you need to take advantage of the very few fall temperature days.  It’s cooled off (meaning it’s in the 70’s and low 80’s rather than the 90’s) […]

Boo Berry Donuts

Boo Berry Donuts - using General Mills Monster Cereal collection and Pillsbury Grands! Blueberry Biscuits!

The General Mills Monster Cereal collection is back with new illustrations from DC Comics!  I put the classic blueberry flavored cereal to use in these frighteningly delicious Boo Berry Donuts! When we returned from our week long Michigan trip, I found a package at my door from General Mills with each variety of their Monster Cereal collection inside.  Although […]

Baked Pineapple

Baked Pineapple

One of the easiest side dishes you can contribute to a party or potluck.  Crushed pineapple and cubed bread with just a few other ingredients gets this in the oven quickly! Have you reached the age of 40 yet?  I turned 34 this year, but I have friends in their 40’s.  Most of them have […]

Graham Cracker Ghosts S’mores Snack Mix

Graham Cracker Ghosts Smores Mix-2

Surprise your kids this Halloween with this S’mores snack mix made of ghost-shaped graham crackers and marshmallow bits! Can I start by telling you how proud I am of these fun little munchies?  It took me a few tries to get this recipe just right, but I finally nailed it! One attempt involved forgetting about the pan in […]

Giant Halloween Sprinkles Sugar Cookies

Giant Halloween Sprinkles Sugar Cookies-2

These giant bakery style cookies, rolled into multi-colored sprinkles, are a festive option for Halloween! If you are looking for a quick fun way to celebrate Halloween, look no further.  These cookies are so easy and your kids will love helping you roll the dough balls into the sprinkles.  Judah is ALL about sprinkles these […]

Chicken Rice Green Bean Casserole

Chicken Rice Green Bean Casserole - Your meat, grains and greens all in one colorful dish!

Get your meat, grains and greens all in one with this colorful Chicken Rice Casserole dish. We are in Michigan this week visiting my family.   We’re staying with my parents.  My sister, her husband and their two kids and two dogs are living with my parents right now while transitioning from a Colorado move. […]

BOO! Bites

BOO! Bites - tiny shortbread cookies with Halloween sprinkles.

These tiny Halloween shortbread cookies come together very quickly for festive little munchies everybody will love! Do you have your Halloween costume picked out yet?  What about your kids?  Judah told me a month or two ago that he wants to be Pac-Man this year and Simon one of the ghosts.   I love the idea! […]

Peanut Butter and Bacon Burger with Peach Chutney

Peanut Butter and Bacon Burgers with Peach Chutney

Taking the burger to the next level by topping with peanut butter, bacon and peach chutney.  This sweet and savory flavor combination will rock your world! Have you ever had a peanut butter burger?  I really should have shared this burger recipe with you weeks ago.  Time has slipped by so quickly!  Peach season has come and […]

Kidstir: Fun & Educational Cooking Kits Mailed to Your Door!

Kidstir September Review-2-2

I’m proud to be a Kidstir Ambassador where I get to tell you about my favorite educational cooking kits!  For less than $20/month, your child can build his/her own cookbook and receive fun new kitchen projects to add to it each month!  To sign up for your own Kidstir subscription at 25% off the first month, […]

Saturday Seeds [Making Time for Quiet Time]

Jesus Calling Women's Devotional

Do you live near your family? I’ve really been missing mine lately.  These last couple of months have been hard, especially, and I’m not quite sure why.  I’ll have good days, but then in the evenings it hits home that the closest immediate family we have is a couple states away so then I feel sad. […]

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers-2

Jalapeño peppers stuffed with my favorite pimento cheese and topped with a crumble of bacon.   I wish I had some great story to tell you right now, but the truth is, I am rushing to get this recipe up for you so you can have it for the weekend.  So we’re gonna be short and […]