25 Cinnamon Sweets

25 Cinnamon Sweets on Your Homebased Mom

I know that Pumpkin is the flavor of the season right now but for those of you who are a little pumpkined out we’ve got a great round up of one my other favorite fall flavors – cinnamon.  This post is just full of lots of cinnamon goodness.  Enjoy and try not to drool on your keyboard as you scroll down. Banana Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake from I Heart Eating Chocolate Cinnamon Bread Wreath from A Spicy Perspective Churro Pretzels from Oh Sweet Basil Cinnamon Bread from Lil’ Luna Cinnamon [Continue Reading...]

Inspiration Monday Linky Party

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Welcome to Inspiration Monday Don’t you love this time of year? Time for sweaters and boots, and firing up the crockpots, sipping apple cider and pumpkin everything! Be Inspired… Join all 7 of us every week right here… where we search for our favorites and feature through out the week on all social media outlets. To search our features, use hashtag #InspirationMondayParty, and follow us all on social media via our blogs. Did I mention you will be seen on ALL 7 BLOGS?!   I Should Be Mopping the Floor [Continue Reading...]

Halloween Donut Holes and Flavored Milk Bar

Halloween Donut Holes and Flavored Milk

Instant party – just add donut holes and milk! Today I’ve got a quick, easy, fun, last minute and cute idea for a treat that will make any occasion a party!   I had my Activity Day girls here this week.  They haven’t gotten some one to replace me yet so I still get to play with the girls!  We had a fun sewing activity that I’ll share with you soon and for our snack I made some Halloween Donut Holes and a make your own flavored milk bar for [Continue Reading...]

Curry Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Curry Soup

I think I should have named this soup Heavenly Soup instead of Curry Pumpkin Soup. The first time I ever tried  a squash type soup was an evening I will never forget.  Jim and I were in Acapulco and were attending an “all white” dinner in a home that sat on a cliff overlooking the ocean.  Everyone was dressed in white, the tables and decor were all in white. White lights were everywhere.  We truly felt like we had just stepped into heaven.  It had the most amazing ethereal feel [Continue Reading...]

Halloween Party Planning Guide

Halloween  Party Planning GUide

Today I am excited to share with you your one stop Halloween PartyPlanning  Guide. I’ve got all kinds of ideas for you to help you plan the best Halloween party ever. I’ve got savory and sweet food ideas, drink ideas, decor ideas and party activity ideas. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I’ve shared lots of ideas over the years and I’m excited to put all those ideas together for you in this one post. One stop Halloween idea shopping.  Happy party planning!  Savory Treat Ideas An InLinkz [Continue Reading...]

Candy Corn Ice Cream Floats

Candy Corn Ice Cream Floats

Looking for a quick and easy treat for a Halloween Party?  I’ve got you covered today.  Ice cream is always a hit at a party, especially when it looks like candy corn! All you  need to create these cute candy corn ice cream floats are some vanilla ice cream, lemon ice cream, orange sherbet and some lemon lime soda.  Yellow ice cream can be a bit of a challenge to find but Kroger has a yummy lemon ice cream that worked great. I put a scoop of each into a [Continue Reading...]

How To Make Fresh Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce

Making your own fresh tomato sauce has a few steps involved but it is not a difficult process. The end result is so worth the effort. You get tomato sauce that tastes like a fresh from the garden tomato! I also love the fact that I can control my sugar and salt content when I make my own tomato sauce vs. using it out of a can. When that bumper crop of tomatoes hits, it is the perfect time to make your own tomato sauce and then to freeze it [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Vegetables

Grilled Vegetables

Grilling your vegetables is a fun and easy way to create a delicious side dish or main dish! Basically any kind of vegetable can be grilled. From your harder root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, etc. to your softer vegetables such as zucchini and squash. The process is the same for all the different vegetables. The only thing that really changes is the amount of time it takes to grill them. The harder the vegetable, the longer it will take to grill. I use two different methods for grilling vegetables. [Continue Reading...]

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

I’ve teamed up with a group of 75 bloggers to share tons of Fall Harvest Ideas with you today! From crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration! Check the gallery below and visit some of my blogging friends to see their awesome ideas!! One of my favorite things about fall is making soup again.  I pretty much take a leave of absence from soup during the summer.  Who wants to eat a bowl of hot soup on a hot summer night? Our days [Continue Reading...]