Faux Fudge Brownies | MommyCrusader.com

Faux Fudge Brownies

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My husband walked into the front room, while I was working, and said, “We won’t talk about what I just put in the fridge.” Later, he came back and said, “I’m going to attack the fridge with a knife.” At this point, I was starting to worry about his sanity – it had been a bit of a long day. …

Leftover Stew Biscuit Bundles | MommyCrusader.com

Leftover Stew Biscuit Bundles

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*This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. It’s that time of year again, autumn. I love how the chill in the air makes a homemade stew all the more delicious. And what goes better with a stew than some warm biscuits. My family enjoys a good stew, but my kids won’t eat the leftovers. I have a hard time …

Graveyard Brownies | MommyCrusader.com

Graveyard Brownies!!!

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  Graveyard Brownies!!! ‘Tis the season for all things spooky.  And, in an effort to get our fall on, we decided to make graveyard brownies.  This was a new adventure for my kids and me.  My family loves brownies.  It is our favorite treat.  I have a favorite recipe that I use all the time, Quick and Easy Brownies from …

Five Educational Activities Celebrating National Play Doh Day | MommyCrusader.com

Educational Activities Celebrating National Play Doh Day

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Five Educational Activities Celebrating National Play Doh Day It’s a little known fact, but today is National Play-Doh Day. There seems to be a day for everything, but this day sounded like fun. So, we celebrated it with some homemade Play-Doh. I found a recipe from the Artful Parent that looked quick and easy.  (Click on the link for the …

A Pizza Birthday Cake? | MommyCrusader.com

A Pizza Birthday Cake?

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My fourth grader just turned nine.  She asked for a pizza themed party. And that meant I got to play around with making a pizza cake. I had a lot of fun working on this little project. And my toughest critics said it looked cool.   I’m not a professional baker, but sometimes it’s fun to stretch and make something …

strawberry shortcake pancakes | mommycrusader.com

Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes

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Cooking for a family of seven can be challenging. I try to respect everyone’s personal tastes and make food that is appetizing to both grownups and children. Oh, and I try to find some nutritionally redeeming quality in the recipes I use, too. Satisfying this list is very difficult sometimes. So, on Saturdays I like to take the day off …

Old Fashioned Comfort Food

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Some days just call for comfort food. Some days just need a little something to top them off. The type of comfort food needed generally depends on the type of day it has been. For example, the other day had been a run-around-like-crazy day. When it was time to make dinner, I wanted something “slow”. . . not slow to …

Banana Bread, Enough Said

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I like to bake. I like to make sweet things to eat. Healthy cooking is great, but sometimes you need some good old fashioned comfort food. I like the memories that come from baking with my kiddos. I like watching my kids’ pride at making something everyone enjoys. I like to eat the sweet things that are made. If I’m …