Easy and Inexpensive Weeknight Chicken

Easy Weeknight Chicken

Since we’re talking about some of our favorite grocery store finds this week, I thought I’d share my go to recipe for when company is coming, but I’m short on time. I started making this years ago after reading a recipe in Southern Living Magazine. Over the years it has evolved, but it remains one […]


Ginger Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Am I the only one who could eat soup every day of the week and twice on Sunday? If my little kids weren’t so messy we would eat soup a lot more often. I just love that for relatively little effort, I get a delicious and healthy meal. This soup takes an hour and a […]

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

When we first started talking about pumpkin week, we wanted to come up with a bit of a twist. We decided that a little pumpkin pie ice cream … ahem … pumpkin gelato is just what October ordered. In fact we were going to get all fancy and title the recipe Zucca Gelato, but I […]

Be True to Your School (Colors)

BYU School Spirit

Would football week really be complete without a little shopping guide to the best things to wear for a football viewing/tailgating/snack eating party! I’m not going to lie to you. I watched one football game in high school, and that was because the boy I had a crush on had a brother who played for […]

Halloween Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Spider Webs

Red Velvet Cake | Handmade Mood

When we were planning out our Halloween calendar, Candice mentioned that she thought Red Velvet cake would be a perfect dessert for the season. Even though Red Velvet is more of a Christmas dessert, it’s deep red color works especially well for Halloween. A spooky version of the cake seemed like the perfect dessert for […]

10 Halloween Decorating Ideas We Love (And Wish We’d Thought Of)

10 halloween ideas

  Design Improvised’s Glitter Art Country Living’s Gilded Pumpkins Pizzazzerie’s Little Mummy Party Martha Stewart Bat and Branch Mobile Anne’s Spooky Silhouettes Glitter Treat Bags from TomKat Studio Fabric Pumpkins from Garden and Gun Potion Bottles from DIY Network Peek-a-Boo Pumpkins from HGTV Mummy Door Hanger by Paging SuperMom on Land of Nod

Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts | Handmademood

We are ending apple week with a delicious treat. Have you ever tried apple cider donuts? If not, we have something amazing for you! These donuts are baked, which makes them a lot healthier than the deep fried version. These are pretty much the perfect treat for Fall. They make a great after school snack, […]

Dulce de Leche Candy Apples

Candy Apples | Handmade Mood

When we started talking about what we wanted to feature during apple week one of the first things we decided on was the candy apple. We wanted to do something a little different from the melted caramel version (although I love that version!). As we brainstormed different flavor ideas, an opportunity came to create a […]

Apple Cider Punch


Growing up having a nice warm cup of apple cider was one of my favorite things about coming home on a cool Fall day. But here in Texas cold and fall…don’t really go together. It’s more like a hot humid Fall day here right now. But instead of missing out on my favorite treat a close […]

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

Even though we’re prepping for Fall this week, the weather here in San Antonio is still pretty toasty. It was 100º on the walk home from school yesterday! San Antonio is known for amazing Mexican food, and this is where I tasted my first spicy hot chocolate. Even though you have to come to our […]

Crock Pot Chicken with Tomatoes

The BEST Crock Pot Chicken

In the interest of making life easier for back to school, today we’re talking super simple crock pot chicken. I know we’ve posted crock pot chicken before, but this is more of a complete meal instead of just chicken. This really couldn’t be any easier, and all you need to add is some kind of […]