Easy Bottle Cap Pumpkin Craft is Awesome Fun for Everyone!

My husband is a bit of a beer snob and rarely drinks a beer that comes from a can. That means I had more than enough bottle caps to make this bottle cap pumpkin craft! When we first moved to this house 10 years ago, we installed a bottle cap remover on the wall in the garage.  We placed a box under it to catch all the caps that popped off. After 10 years, we have accumulated a whole bunch of bottle caps!  I have been trying my hand at a few bottle cap crafts over the last year and honestly, even very uncrafty ME can turn a bottle cap into a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin and Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

This cocktail recipe is sponsored by Pinnacle® Vodka .  All opinions are my own.  #PinnacleCocktailClub #PinnacleVodkaAfter a scorching hot and miserable summer, fall has finally arrived in the Atlanta area.   The mornings are actually chilly and my daughter is heading out with her sweatshirt on instead of shorts and a t-shirt.  My favorite part of fall is enjoying the fire pit on our patio in the evenings. It's so nice to sit by a warm fire with my husband and just wind down from a busy day.  Of course, enjoying a little something that … [Read more...]

Molasses Pumpkin Bread with Candied Ginger

Fall is my all time favorite season for baking.  I love the foods and aromas that come with the cooler weather.  One of my all time favorite flavors of fall is molasses.  I grew up in New England and my mom made homemade baked beans with real molasses in them several times a year.  I was always allowed to lick the spoon afterwards and even as an adult I cannot open that container of molasses without eating a spoon full straight out of the jar.  Paired with the wonderful flavors of pumpkin and candied ginger, this pumpkin bread is an absolutely … [Read more...]

Maple Pumpkin Custard with Glazed Pecans

Right after Christmas I was at Kroger doing my weekly grocery shopping and (being the slightly thrifty sort that I am) decided to check out the clearance shelves.  To my surprise, I discovered dozens of cans of organic pumpkin all marked down to a ridiculously low price!  Lucky me!  Cheap AND organic doesn't happen very often. So, I bought them all and now have a stash of pumpkin to find creative uses for.  This has posed a bit of a problem the last couple of months.  First I went gluten free, now trying to eat Paleo and all my traditional … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe and a Hamilton Beach #smoovember Giveaway

This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe has been sponsored by Hamilton Beach but all opinions expressed here are my own.My daughter is 12 and is obsessed with smoothies.  She loves combining fruit, yogurt and an assortment of 'add ins' to create her own unique smoothie recipe.  I always make sure I have a wide variety of smoothie  ingredients in the house so she can always make herself one.  They are incredibly healthy so I am certainly not going to tell her no when she asks to make a smoothie!  In honor of fall, Thanksgiving, and the mighty … [Read more...]