Edible Bug Guts!

I LOVE this picture!  It shows just how good bug guts can be.  Have you ever eaten bug guts?  Well, I’ve never eaten the real thing, nor has this little one (at least as far as I know), but we’ve both made & eaten my bug gut recipe that is perfect for Halloween fun… Simply add a few creepy little plastic bugs … Read More

Fall Finds at Our Home

It has finally stopped raining long enough for me to snap a few shots from outside of Our Homestead or what I also refer to as Concevoir.  In French, concevoir means to envision, dream, form…it’s reminds me of the magical moments (gifts from God) that took place while we were building our home. As I was taking the pictures this morning I realized that I think … Read More

Welcome to Everything Kids!

Like most mother’s, my life has revolved around my children for the past 19 years.  In fact, when I was a teenager and living those ‘my mother doesn’t know anything’ years, she used to say ‘once a mother, always a mother‘ and now I know exactly what she means. Parenting has had it’s roller coaster ride of highs and lows (and … Read More

Halfmoon Fall Festival 2011

I always love being out in the community sharing flavorful recipes and having fun meeting so many people.  I was honored to have been invited back to the 2011 Halfmoon Celebration Fall Festival.  Unfortunately for the organizers it was rainy and cold this year, but they gray, wet skies didn’t damper the spirits of those who did come out for the festivities. At my old … Read More

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Here is a simple and easy quick fix recipe.  It not only looks festive and fun, but it tastes great too.  These cupcakes are certain to be a hit at the classroom party! Candy Corn Cupcakes by Jodie Fitz  1 box Price Chopper white cake mix 1 cup flour Yellow food coloring Orange food coloring Price Chopper Vanilla frosting Candy Corn … Read More

May the Force be with You (or in the kitchen)…

I happened to find this spatula  while shopping at a Williams-Sonoma for $12 and fell in love with it.  I knew it would be an instant hit with my boys.  But, who am I kidding?  I love it just as much as they do.  It not only reminds me of their love for Star Wars in their youth…it reminds me of … Read More

Welcome to My Experimental Kitchen ™

 My kitchen is a revolving door of activity!  Not only is it the room where we eat our meals, over the years it has become the meeting place, a science lab of sorts, a taste testing factory, a source of educational experiences all of it leading to the reason I refer to it as MY EXPERIMENTAL KITCHEN ™.  When we … Read More

Tomato-Pesto Ravioli Mix

This week Pede Ravioli’s is on sale (Buy 1, Get 1).  I had grabbed two bags to stock my freezer, because they are ALWAYS good for a quick back up, last minute, YIKES we have to eat kind of meal.  How do we like to eat frozen ravioli’s?  Cooked of course!  But how do I cook them? Here is one of my kids … Read More

Browning Apples in the Lunch Box? Not!

Have you been apple picking yet?  We apple pick at least once every year and this year we did our first pick on Farm Fest Weekend, which always makes for a busy kind of time.  The farm we went to, trying to avoid the large crowds, didn’t have a wide variety so I’m hoping to get back for one more apple picking … Read More

Wrapping the Dip!

If you like the Peanutty Dip idea & you like the ‘cinnamoned’ apple idea, you’re going to love this simple tweak that turns this combination into a whole other recipe. I, along with millions of other parents, have birthed a child that does not like bread; unless it’s been toasted or part of a grilled cheese sandwich.  Isn’t it funny the lengths … Read More