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Puffed Rice Pumpkins

Mommy Crusader Cooking and Recipes, Family Fun, Holidays 4 Comments

Ever find that special food that reminds you of feeling loved? These puffed rice pumpkins are that food for me during Halloween time. When I was a little girl, my Grandmother’s house was my favorite house to go Trick-or-Treating at. She always seemed so pleased to see me all dressed up in my costume. My Grandmother didn’t live in my …

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Yummy Homemade Graham Cracker S’mores

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The other day, while searching for a yummy after school treats, I came across a recipe for homemade graham crackers, and the added bonus – the crackers are actually soft and cookie-ish. These crackers are actually my favorite rendition of a graham cracker. Well, I was in the middle of making these when the school kids came home. We usually …

There's a lot to do during fall, and here are five kid-friendly fall activities that will help the whole family enjoy the fall season, without extra stress.

Kid-Friendly Fall Activities

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Cooking and Recipes, Fall, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Preschool Units 0 Comments

Everyone seems to be writing about their fall bucket list, and I’m going to join in with a list of kid-friendly fall activities. I love fall. I think it’s my favorite time of year. Fall is harvest time in the garden; dress-up time for the trees and children; and hot cocoa time in the evenings. However, with five children, I’ve …

This moist and flavorful pumpkin cake is so yummy, that a double batch barely survives the after-school snack rush in our house, and the frosting - amazing.

Moist and Flavorful Pumpkin Cake

Mommy Crusader Cooking and Recipes, Fall 4 Comments

The first day of fall came to my side of the world, and I was so excited. I got up, got my kids off to school, and got dressed in my fall-ish type clothes. You know the ones – cardigan sweater, warm socks and pants. And then, I took my preschoolers outside. I was hot. Apparently, summer hadn’t been told …

Summer zucchini is coming on strong, and here are two garden friendly zucchini recipes to help use them up. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Two Garden Friendly Zucchini Recipes

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Where I live mid-summer is about time to start locking car doors. Not that anything will be stolen from the vehicle, but more to prevent people from leaving behind zucchini. August is the height of zucchini season. Granted, zucchini starts coming on for a month or so prior, but by August the plants are producing fruits with an enormous amount of passion. It leaves …

Gelatin is so much fun to play with? Gelatin- a choose-your-own adventure dessert, and Earthquake gelatin- a physical science activity, are tasty fun.

Gelatin — A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Dessert

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Gelatin is Utah’s State Food. As much as that sounds odd, it is a great state food for Utah. Families in Utah are usually larger, on average, than most other states. So desserts need to be quick, easy to make, and feed a lot of people.  But, let’s face it, just straight gelatin can get a little boring. So, people have …

Ham and Cheese Pockets | MommyCrusader.com

Homemade (almost) Ham and Cheese Pockets

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I haven’t shared a recipe lately. It’s not that I haven’t been cooking, but I haven’t really had the time to be creative in my cooking. However, today I stumbled upon a super easy way to make a yummy lunch for my kiddos. We created these homemade (almost) ham and cheese pockets. It’s such a simple recipe, my baby even …

Tres Frijoles-- homemade refried beans | MommyCrusader.com

Tres Frijoles, Homemade Refried Beans

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It’s been a long time since I shared a recipe. I honestly have been taking a little break from much creative cooking. It’s been a time management issue. However, the other night we were having tacos, and we needed some refried beans. I didn’t have any in a can. But I did have all the ingredients to create Tres Frijoles …