Friday, August 30, 2013

Class Friendship Quilt

The beginning of another school year is upon us, and so far my little ones have enjoyed lots of painting projects! This was one of their favorites – a way for us to introduce colors, make a fun collaborative work of art, and get messy with some paint!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Healthy Breakfast Cookies

These little gems are the perfect cross between healthy and delicious. I have been known to eat them for breakfast too.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Toddler Rectangles

Here’s a fun way to introduce rectangles to your toddler’s ever-growing vocabulary – make a hands-on messy painting!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Pie-Day: Plum Pie

Had you ever heard of a plum pie before? Neither had I. But this was definitely a favorite! The spices mingled with this perfectly-ripe fruit to create a delicacy like no other!

We agreed this would be a lovely pie at Christmastime, but plums are soon going to be out of season, so we had to take advantage of these fresh ones now! It was a nice way to usher in autumn.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Kale Delight

The first time my sister made this delicious dish, she was trying to use up a big bag of kale she had needed for another recipe. She googled recipes with kale and added a little of this, a little of that, and… voila! This killer recipe was born!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Pie-Day: Georgia Peach Pecan Pie

Last year our family spent a weekend in our traditional vacation spot at Indian Springs State Park. On our way home, we stopped to buy some authentic Georgia peaches and pecans. Of course, they were promptly put to use in a pie!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Congo Squares

This is another family favorite, shared with us by Aunt Betty and enjoyed for many years now. And my grandmother requested this for her 85th birthday, so don’t even think about complaining that they aren’t nutritious enough!

It’s difficult to describe – something like cookies in a brownie form with chocolate and nuts and all sorts of yumminess mixed in, melt-in-your-mouth style!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday Pie-Day: Apricot Pie

Here’s one you don’t hear every day (which should change, because it was definitely a family favorite) – apricot pie! Dried apricots give this pie a unique flavor and make it easy to make any time of the year.

We made ours in August 2011 though. That year our pies of the month were more quirky. Incidentally, do you pronounce it “ape” or “app”?

Monday, August 5, 2013

Golden Glow Salad

This classic family favorite is a definitely a crowd-pleaser. Not only has it been requested for every holiday dinner our family has had, it has also graced numerous church potlucks. As an added bonus, it’s a pretty healthy jello salad!

I don’t know where my grandmother got the recipe, but she’s been making it for quite some time.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Pie-Day: Peach Pie

Before 2010, I had never eaten a fresh peach pie. I know, it’s a classic, and as such it was one of our first pies of the month. I had partaken in those frozen knock-offs, but this exceeded any previous experiences or expectations.

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