Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie | Handmade Mood

When we were given the opportunity to create a recipe with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Amanda and Candice were a little nervous. They weren’t all about the ICBNB, but I convinced them that they needed to get rid of their preconceived notions and embrace the vegetable oil spread! The new recipes are made […]


Egg Nog Crème Brûlée with Brown Butter Poached Pears

Egg Nog Creme Brulee with Pears

I feel like I don’t even need to write anything today because the name of this dessert stands alone. Well, the name and the picture. Come on, seriously, are you even reading this, or are you heading straight to the ingredient list because this looks so amazing! It might be wrong to be this vain […]

Savory Cranberry Twists

Cranberry Twist for Hayneedle - Square

I hate being reminded every time I open my Instagram or Facebook of how many days are left until Christmas! I’m not going to give you the exact count, and I think it’s still too early to decorate the house (except for the mistletoe that I keep up year round because I like kissing my […]

Curried Lamb Crepes

Curried Lamb Crepes

Since we’re focusing on gratitude this week, we’re talking  a little bit today about how grateful we are for the opportunity we have to sit down with our families for dinner each night. I’m not going to pretend that dinner at my house is a Norman Rockwell painting every night, but my kids know that […]

Halloween Care Packages

Halloween Gift box

You guys know that we loooove sending care packages. We’ve talked about them before here and here. Since today is Halloween (when did that happen?!), we’re a little late for mailing (I mailed mine out last week), but there’s still plenty of time to drop off a package for a friend, neighbor or family member […]

Yogurt Dip for Kids

Nature Box Snack with Yogurt Dip

So, tonight is the Trunk or Treat at our church which means that tonight is the night when the sugar high begins, and that lasts until all the candy is gone … some time in the New Year. You know how it goes, Halloween officially marks the beginning of the sugar season. We go right […]

Spooky Spider and Fly Eyes Cheese Ball

Spooky Spider Cheese Ball with California Ripe Black Olives

We’re excited to get to share a fun and delicious recipe with you today that showcases some of the fun things that you can do with California Ripe Black Olives.  I bet if you go look in your pantry right now, you have a can of black olives. Why, because everyone stocks these because you can […]

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 […]