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 […]

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 […]