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 …

In our quest to get outside, and into the great outdoors we've developed one great addiction: Geocaching. We have fantastic adventures because of it. CHeck out what geocaching is all about in this post.

One Great Addiction: Geocaching!

Mommy Crusader Fall, Family Fun, School, summer 14 Comments

Moms, I know you have heard all about how we need to encourage our children to get out there and move. Be active, stay healthy! The US Centers for Disease Control recommend an hour of activity a day for children and adolescents. Now, personally, I don’t like to just “workout”. I like to be doing “something”. Hiking, gardening, racing, playing …

This is a 5 minute Fall Leaf Centerpiece the whole family can help create that will bring the mountain fall beauty indoors.

Five Minute Fall Leaf Centerpiece

Mommy Crusader Fall, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Mommy Crafts 9 Comments

Capturing the beauty of fall is often difficult or time consuming. Creating the perfect table dressing to celebrate the brightly colored changes can end up being costly. However, creating this five minute fall leaf centerpiece is neither difficult, time consuming, or costly. Plus, it’s a fun way to spend time together as a family. The great thing about this craft …

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

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Cooking and Recipes, Fall 0 Comments

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 …