Christmas Cranberry Smoothie

Cranberry Christmas Smoothie | Handmade Mood

We’re excited to be sharing this recipe as part of Williams-Sonoma Smoothie Week. If you need a break from all the cookie madness, and are ready for a little something refreshing, we’ve got just the thing for you. We’re combining the classic holiday flavors of cranberry, orange and egg nog. At first glance, this might not sound […]


Homemade Apple Chips

Homemade Apple Chips

Can I just say, super quick, that I don’t really care for apples. Gosh it feels good to get that off my chest. I eat them because I want Vivi to have a good food role model – but really. Not my fav.  But THESE. These glorious rounds of just a little crispy, cinnamon sugar […]

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 […]

Chocolate Candy Cane Cheesecake

Handmade Mood for I Heart Naptime | Candy Cane Chocolate Cheesecake

  Chocolate. Candy Canes. Cheesecake. It’s like the holidays couldn’t get any better until this guy showed up – he took “very merry” to a whole new level. Visit us over at I Heart Naptime today and see how Sarah gave a holiday classic an updated and delicious twist.

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 ReCap

Elizabethan Crow from Handmade Mood for eighteen25

Yogurt Dip | Spider Cheese Ball | Fly’s Eyes | Halloween Countdown | Pumpkin Soup | Pumpkin Muffins | Candice’s Halloween Mantle | Witches Brew Party | EEK Cupcake Topper | Witches Brew Party | Spooky Cake and Halloween Dinner Party | Ghost Jars | Decorating a Halloween Mantle | EEK reverse Cut Banner | Elizabethan […]

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 […]

Candice’s Apple Betty

Candice's Apple Betty on

Candice was over on this week as part of Becky’s “At Home With…” series. She shared her scrumptious Apple Betty recipe that is her family’s go-to comfort food dessert. You can find the recipe and more mouth watering pictures here.