Pumpkin Cookies


Hey friends. I hope you've had a great week. We've had a rough week and a half with the passing of my grandfather last week :/ He has been sick for the past two years, and deep down, I think we all knew he wasn't getting any better, but nothing prepares you for the passing of a loved one, and as much as you can say you try to prepare for it, you're never really ready to say goodbye. I know where he is. I know he is in heaven with our Lord and Savior, that I have peace about.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Muffins


Tis' pumpkin season, friends! Hearing that is music to my ears. I am a huge pumpkin fan for sure. I love pumpkin rolls, cookies, muffins, cakes etc. etc. etc. The list could go on and on. I found this recipe on a blog I follow and knew immediately these would be a hit in our family. You know from past posts, my little guy is a fan of muffins for breakfast, so I knew this would be a hit for him when I saw chocolate in the recipe. He definitely devours them, and they'll be added in to our rotation of muffins to make for the season. Hope you all are having a great Monday! 

Apple Pie Biscuits


I don't know if you follow Joy the Baker's blog, but if you don't you definitely should. Her blog rocks. She is funny, witty, and has killer recipes. Recently, she partnered with King Arthur Flour for a baking bootcamp series. There are four different challenges/recipes to make and you tag your pictures of the recipe on Instagram, then you're entered in a drawing to win one of four prizes. It's pretty cool, especially if you love to bake.

Nature Cookies


As I've mentioned before, I am always looking for "kid-friendly" meals and snacks for Liam. It is really getting harder and more difficult to purchase boxed snacks and cookies at the store after looking on the back of the box at the ingredient list. It's really scary to think about what is going into my childs body when you can't pronounce half of the ingredients.

Bone-In Chicken Noodle Soup


Wow. Can you believe it? I've finally posted an actual recipe. Ha! I feel somewhat normal again, and I'm finally getting into a good routine with the kids, cleaning, and cooking. It's amazing how adding another little human being to the mix can totally rock your world, huh? May God Bless (I'm being totally serious) people who have multiple children at a time. I don't know how you do it without help or a nanny. Anywhooooo, it's officially fall, and it has felt wonderful here in NE Ohio. I love FALL. My absolute favorite time of the year, by far is right now.

So I had a baby

Submitted by racqueljones on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:53

Hey there! Bet you never thought you'd see or hear from me again, did ya? Sorry, it has taken me so long to blog again, but we've been a little busy around these parts taking care of babies :) We had Graham Matthew on August 12th at 11:47 p.m. 13 minutes before mine and my father-in-law's birthday! Crazy right? I was actually hoping the baby wouldn't share the same birth date because I wanted him to have his own day.


Red Rice


This rice you guys....So good. I apologize for not sharing sooner. It's an old recipe of my great-grandmothers. There are only a few ingredients to it, but the flavor is awesome, and it pretty much goes with anything! It's also a great alternative to just plain old rice or any other starch for that matter. I hope you enjoy this as much as our family does. This is a great kid-friendly side as well. Liam ate this very well. I know it's not just hard to find options as main dishes, but sides as well, so here ya go! Hope you're enjoying summer and staying cool. 



I finally have a couple of recipes for you! And boy oh boy are they good. Kid-friendly, too :) Bonus! Liam absolutely loved this meatloaf. It was moist, flavorful, and the sauce on top was heavenly. If you're not a fan of ketchup (it's the base of the sauce) then you probably won't like it, but ketchup is my bffffffffffff if there is such a thing. I think if I was stranded on a deserted island and had to choose three items to bring with me, ketchup would most likely be one of those items. I'm a sick, sad human being, I know. Anywhooooo, back to the meatloaf.

Emerald Isle Pix!

Submitted by racqueljones on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 13:16

Hey ya'll! I figured I'd say "ya'll" since we were in the south for a week for a nice and much needed vacation. Man, was it awesome to getaway with family for a week. We love, love, love Emerald Isle. It was our 11th time there, and I can't think of another place I would rather vacation. It feels like a second home, and if you're looking for a place to go and unwind, relax, and be refreshed EI is your place. I thought I would share a few pictures with you from this past week.

Taking a little break

Submitted by racqueljones on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:00

Hi Friends! I hope you're having a great week and you enjoyed the long weekend. We had a wonderful family weekend filled with cook outs, a wedding, graduation parties, and Liam's first experience on the golf course. He absolutely loved it, and I think his daddy was even more excited about it because he sees what the future holds for those two :) It was definitely a special moment for us to share together because it's such a passion of Scotty's. Pretty cool. Anyhow, we are gearing up this week for a trip to the beach, so I'll be taking a little hiatus from blogging for the next week or two.



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