How to Bake and Puree Fresh Pumpkin

Last year, I sent these delicious mini Pumpkin Muffins for my daughter’s Halloween Class treat. I sent these rather than a bag of candy in hopes that the class would enjoy something half healthy during their Halloween Celebration. Pumpkin Muffins 1 cup all purpose flour1 cup whole wheat (if you don’t have this, just double the all purpose flour)2 tsp baking powder1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp nutmeg (optional)½ tsp salt (optional)¾ cup packed brown sugar1 egg1/3 cup canola oil2/3 cup buttermilk1 ½ cups pureed pumpkin (canned or fresh)¾ raisins (golden works best with this recipe) Variation: Add 2 apples, peeled and … Continue reading

Halloween Costumes from has so many different costumes to choose from, it is very impressive! There are even multiple varieties within each theme. We had a terrific time searching through all of the Princess costumes, trying to pick which one my daughter liked best. Really, I felt that any of them would be perfect, but we made sure to look at all of our options. When my daughter’s costume arrived, we were all so excited to see what it looked like exactly. Honestly, I was very impressed with how accurate the photo was on the site. The costume is well made and … Continue reading

Bounty Monster Mess

With Halloween looming just around the corner, all of us parents know that there are many messes coming our way whether it be the pumpkin carving, the crafts, the baking or even the Halloween makeup! We are always in need of help with tidying up and although I’m a big believer in good old cloths and water, sometimes some one time use items are a HUGE help and a necessity!!!Bounty paper towels are the only paper towels that we use in our house–this is the honest truth. We buy them in bulk at Costco. We have tried other brands before, … Continue reading