toddlers making pizza

Dinner Time is about Creating Memories

You guys, listen. I decided to let Isabella help with dinner. Like, truly help. Finding a recipe easy enough for her to actually take part in, as well as something she'd eat wasn't hard at all! I simply turned to KP's collection of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! There were four cookbooks that I kept going back … Continue reading Dinner Time is about Creating Memories

bacon cupcakes

Chocolate + Bacon = Surprisingly Tasty Cupcakes

Browsing through our Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, I found an interesting recipe for chocolate-bacon cupcakes in Our Favorite Bacon Recipes cookbook. It seemed weird, and different enough that I had to try. I mean, who doesn't love chocolate? Who doesn't love bacon? It's the perfect mash up! The Recipe The recipe is pretty simple, and to … Continue reading Chocolate + Bacon = Surprisingly Tasty Cupcakes

The Eating of the Green – Pistachio Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Or as they say in Irish (Gaeilge): Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!  Even if you weren’t born with Irish roots, everyone is a little Irish today. My name is Robin and in honor of the holiday, I asked Lydia if I could be a guest blogger so I could share one … Continue reading The Eating of the Green – Pistachio Cupcakes

sweet potato and black bean chili

A Delicious Twist on a Classic Dish

It was National Sweet Potato Day and Chili Day on February 22! Anyone else just love these food "holidays"?  Gives you a reason to indulge a little (all those donut days!), and can even help give you some meal ideas (pizza day!). I've had this recipe for sweet potato and black bean chili saved for … Continue reading A Delicious Twist on a Classic Dish

chicken and noodles

Classic Chicken & Noodles Make Sick Days Better

I recently had to take a sick day from work.  Isabella came down with a stomach bug, and it was gross and sad.  Poor little thing didn't know what was happening, she just wanted to sleep but just couldn't at first.   So this momma stayed home!  In the morning, all she wanted to do was … Continue reading Classic Chicken & Noodles Make Sick Days Better

January Forecast: Slow Cookers & Snow Storms

I live in Ohio.  I've lived here all my life.  I'm used to having all four seasons, sometimes in one week!  The current temperature is almost 60 degrees!!!!! IT.IS.JANUARY!!!  The forecast for the weekend?  A winter storm watch.  But meteorologists seem unsure of what will actually fall from the sky.  If it truly comes, it … Continue reading January Forecast: Slow Cookers & Snow Storms

gingerbread recipe

The Perfect Man for the Holidays!

'Tis the season for cookie exchanges, family gatherings, and gift-giving!  There is one man you can count on to be there for you during all of these festivities...the GINGERBREAD MAN!  He is there for you when you need him most, bringing comfort and smiles to all who encounter him!  So just how do you get … Continue reading The Perfect Man for the Holidays!

gooseberry patch homemade caramel corn and banana split brownie pizza

Tasty Treats to Tempt your Tastebuds

If you have a sweet tooth, this recipe post is for you!  I indulged in making TWO tasty treats to test and share with my co-workers.  Since they gave both recipes some rave reviews,  I am now sharing with you!  Today's inspiration comes from Gooseberry Patch's Fun Fall Foods.  I made Homemade Caramel Corn and Pam's … Continue reading Tasty Treats to Tempt your Tastebuds

game day recipes

Game-Day Recipes to Keep your Guests Cheering

My husband loves football.  I could care less, but I'm trying to learn because I don't want to be completely left out when he starts to get our daughter into watching the games!  Since football is going to increase in popularity around our house, I decided to try some  recipes from the Gooseberry Patch cookbook:  Our … Continue reading Game-Day Recipes to Keep your Guests Cheering