Creamy Butternut Apple Soup

Creamy butternut apple soup is perfect for a chilly day, and a delicious way to get several servings of fruit and veggies! Chock full of Vitamin A too!

We discovered a new favorite soup this winter. And I found a new way to get my family to eat squash! Woohoo! The awesome convergence of my friend’s over-producing garden (she gave me a whole box of butternut squash!) plus a great sale on organic apples led to this happy discovery. At first it seemed a bit odd. Apples in soup? I knew I was going to have to keep this ingredient on the low down until everyone tried the soup. Sometimes our brains get in the way of our taste buds, you know what I mean? Surprisingly, Creamy Butternut [...] Read more »

Tortilla Snowflakes!

Tortilla Snowflakes make a fun snack that also encourages kids to be creative in the kitchen!

It seems like all our friends and family around the country are snowed in. But we haven’t even had a flake here in Central Texas! If you have kids who are pining for snow, making tortilla snowflakes is a fun kitchen project. On the flip side? If you are a mom who can’t open the door because there is so much snow out there, I’ll bet you have some stir crazy kids. Get out the kitchen scissors and some tortillas and put them to work! The oven will help the house warm up too. Get our full instructions for making [...] Read more »

Easy Alphabet Soup Recipe

This Homemade Alphabet Soup recipe is easy enough for kids to make! Moms, just relax and send the kids to the kitchen!

It is actually chilly here in Texas right now (that does happen occasionally!) and I am drinking nothing but hot tea. I have been craving soup too… nice steamy bowls of soup. A few years ago I created a simple recipe for Alphabet Soup for our friends at Build A Menu. I wanted my kids to be able to easily whip up a pot without much help. The weather is telling me it is time to get them in the kitchen cooking soup again! Alphabet soup combines pasta, beans and vegetables in a chicken stock base. It’s an easy way [...] Read more »

Salmon Cucumber Bites

Try Salmon Cucumber Bites at your next party! Salmon, cream cheese and horseradish combine for a great flavor! #glutenfree #TrimHealthyMama #lowcarb

  If you are looking for a delicious appetizer that will meet many dietary needs, these Salmon Cucumber Bites will fit the bill! A certain game is just around the corner here in the United States, so my thoughts have been wandering to appetizers for the family. We have family members who have been on a low carb diet, a gluten free diet, the Trim Healthy Mama diet and of course no diet at all, so sometimes preparing food for family gatherings can get a little complicated. This recipe works for everyone! Salmon Cucumber Bites have only a few ingredients [...] Read more »

Cinnamon Apple Cake

Cinnamon Apple Cake - a great cake for company!

Apple cake. I will admit it is not the first thing I think to make when I have a lot of apples. Cinnamon applesauce is definitely the number one most requested apple dish in the Brown household! But when I do make Cinnamon Apple Cake, everyone wonders why I don’t do it more often. I have been making this layered circular apple cake recipe for 25 years and believe me, it’s a keeper! Moist cake with a slight hint of citrus is layered with fresh apples and cinnamon sugar. Everyone always wants more than one piece. I have also made [...] Read more »

Pilgrim Hat Cookies – A Thanksgiving Treat

Grab the kids and make these cute and easy Pilgrim Hat Cookies for Thanksgiving!

Looking for a cute dessert for the kids to put together for Thanksgiving dinner? How about chocolate Pilgrim Hat Cookies? Check out our guest post at Hip Homeschool Moms today for the full instructions on how to make Pilgrim Hat Cookies. Pilgrim Hat Cookies Tutorial This post contains affiliate links. We first made Pilgrim Hats for the Build A Menu folks – and guess what? Build A Menu is running their 3rd anniversary sale this month! Woohoo! Right now get a whole year for only $35, using coupon code BAMfor35. That’s more than 50% off! This would make an AWESOME [...] Read more »

Candy Corn Fudge

White Chocolate Candy Corn Fudge - a great way to use left over candy corn.

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day! In honor of this auspicious occasion how about making some white chocolate Candy Corn Fudge? We put this recipe together last year for our friends at Build A Menu. Candy Corn Fudge   Print Prep time 30 mins Total time 30 mins   Make candy corn fudge for your fall celebration! Author: Blossoms and Posies Recipe type: Dessert You’ll need… 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 11 oz bag white chocolate chips ¾ cup candy corn Here’s what to do… Line [...] Read more »