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Halloween Guacamole Dip
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No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie Recipe
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Receive a $5,000 donation to make your park safe!
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Homemade Chinese Wonton Soup
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Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Vegan Pudding
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SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe
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Halloween Chocolate Spiderwebs Bread
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Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
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We Planted Potatoes and Came Back 3 Months Later
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Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage
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Baked Apple Chips Recipe

Halloween Guacamole Dip

EASY Halloween Guacamole Dip recipe – perfect for healthy Halloween appetizers and party food!  This homemade recipe uses fresh avocados and canned diced tomatoes. Provides DIY tutorial on how to make spiderwebs with sour cream!

Halloween Party Food

Are you looking for a spooky dip for your Halloween party? Look no further!  You’re going to love this classic guacamole dip with sour cream spiderwebs on top!  And don’t worry – this Halloween guacamole dip is easy to make!  I even include a spiderweb tutorial video below to follow along!

EASY Halloween Guacamole Dip recipe - perfect for Halloween appetizers and party food!  This homemade recipe uses fresh avocados and canned diced tomatoes. Provides DIY tutorial on how to make spiderwebs with sour cream!

Halloween Appetizers

If you’re anything like me, then you love guacamole!  This homemade guacamole dip is a classic recipe, made with fresh avocados and diced tomatoes.  To make it super easy if you’re low on time, the recipe calls for canned diced tomatoes – some you use in the dip, and some you use to decorate the top.  I like using RO*TEL diced tomatoes & green chilies because it gives extra flavor.

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No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie Recipe

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie recipe!  This pie is so easy to make! Ingredients include instant Pudding, Cool Whip, and pumpkin puree.  Try this for Thanksgiving dessert instead of the usual pumpkin pie!

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie recipe!  This pie is so easy to make! Ingredients include instant Pudding, Cool Whip, and pumpkin puree.  Try this for Thanksgiving dessert instead of the usual pumpkin pie!

“It’s too early for pumpkin” is one statement you’ll never hear me say; Never ever. It’s always time for pumpkin, always. That’s why I start the day with these Pumpkin Pancakes and end the day with this No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie! Hah.

Because I have so much pumpkin love, we grow pumpkins twice a year. We have a few to harvest in the Summer and a few to pick in Fall.  Fall’s pumpkins are already planted and have started to produce a few flowers.

We planned to have 2 pumpkin plants but somehow we have 10. I say “somehow” because the truth is, this is my doing. I always want more pumpkins so I saved all the seedlings and secretly planted them. Surprise, a rooftop pumpkin patch! A dream comes true (I hope!)

No Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie recipe!  This pie is so easy to make! Ingredients include instant Pudding, Cool Whip, and pumpkin puree.  Try this for Thanksgiving dessert instead of the usual pumpkin pie!

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Receive a $5,000 donation to make your park safe!

Let’s make our parks safe for our kids!  Learn more about how you can receive a $5,000 donation to make your community playing field organic!  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® FIELDS Initiative.
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I’m back with more on StonyFIELD’s biggest mission! If you read my previous post, you’ll know Stonyfield wants to make every field in America organic by stopping the unsafe use of harmful pesticides on our kids playing fields and parks.  Don’t you feel great knowing that some companies really care about you?   That’s why we always buy Stonyfield yogurt!

Let's make our parks safe for our kids with StonyFIELDS Initiative!  Learn more about how you can receive a $5,000 donation to make your community playing field organic! 

We really do always buy Stonyfield yogurt, but that’s beside the point. The big point is that when I was made aware that playing fields and playgrounds were sprayed with pesticides I was pretty shocked.  So shocked that I contacted my city council people that day asking them about the play areas that Enceladus frequents. 

Thankfully, our usual playgrounds and parks in Brooklyn are safe, but unfortunately not everyone is so lucky.  That’s why I really wanted to share this with you, from one mom to another.

If you follow me on social media, then you know the park is our weekend spot.   Enceladus, literally drags us to the park, ready to play.

Fort Greene Park Playground in Brooklyn NY

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Homemade Chinese Wonton Soup

Homemade Chinese Wonton Soup recipe that’s authentic and easy to make! The wontons are made from scratch and the dumplings are filled with pork. It tastes just like your favorirte Chinese restaurant soup but much more healthy for you!

I met Matthew during my first few weeks at Art School in Pittsburgh in 2002.   Months later, we were dating.  Months after that, we moved in (with Essy!).   15 years later, we’ve changed locations, added a few furry and human children to the family, and are still doing out art together.  What else do we do together?  We cook in the kitchen.

Homemade Chinese Wonton Soup recipe that's authentic and easy to make! The wontons are made from scratch and the dumplings are filled with pork. It tastes just like your favorirte Chinese restaurant soup but much more healthy for you!

Wonton Soup Recipe (That’s easy to make!)

I would say that I cook the majority of the meals that we eat for dinner, but once in a while Matthew cooks up dinner and it’s always delicious.   One recipe he’s really into and made it his goal to perfect was homemade wonton soup.  

Wonton soup is a favorite of ours and is one of the most popular things we order from Chinese takeout (besides chicken and broccoli!), but we wanted to make it ourselves, including making the wontons from scratch.  

Homemade Chinese Wonton Soup recipe! that's authentic and easy to make! The wontons are made from scratch and the dumplings are filled with pork. It tastes just like your favorirte Chinese restaurant soup but much more healthy for you!

Matthew was on a wonton kick for a few weeks, where he spent many nights in the kitchen rolling dough and trying different filler contents to add to the wontons.    I have to say this recipe is the real deal and it receives a 10/10 on the “I Love You!” scale.

Also, it tastes JUST LIKE the Chinese restaraunt – but so much more healthier because it’s homemade!

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Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet

Need some healthy breakfast ideas? Start your day with this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet, one of the best Keto Recipes to boost you up! This is one my yummiest and budget-friendly keto recipes.  #breakfast #keto

KETO RECIPES
Need some healthy breakfast ideas? Start your day with this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet, one of the best Keto Recipes to boost you up! This is one my yummiest and budget-friendly keto recipes.  #breakfast #keto

The truth is that I made this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet for the first time in June. It was when the jalapeno plants in the garden started exploding with peppers all over. And then after I tasted it for the first time I knew I had to share the recipe with you guys. 

Now it’s October and the recipe is finally here. What took me so long? Well, I’ve been eating these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets nonstop!
Need some healthy breakfast ideas? Start your day with this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet, one of the best Keto Recipes to boost you up! This is one my yummiest and budget-friendly keto recipes.  #breakfast #keto

This new keto diet has pushed us to our limits, trying out Keto Recipes and turning to the new healthy can be difficult when we don’t know which recipes actually qualify as keto recipes. Whether it is cauliflower casserole or this cheesy jalapeno Omelet, I’m digging out new Keto Recipes each day. And this recipe makes for a great breakfast!

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Vegan Pudding

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding recipe. This vegan pudding can be great as delicious healthy desserts or snack! You can also serve this as healthy baby food.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pudding recipe. This vegan pudding can be great as delicious healthy desserts or snack! You can also serve this as healthy baby food.

Chocolate and pumpkin is a great couple,  aren’t they?

I mentioned on Monday that we just used up our last bag of homemade garden tomato sauce that I froze.  The same goes for pumpkin!   When making this pumpkin pudding, I had to reach for my last bag of frozen pumpkin puree.  

 I’m always a bit sad seeing the last bag gone, but it’s a great feeling knowing all the vegetables get used with love. We just planted our pumpkin seeds last week so already I’m planning for some Summer pumpkins!  Are you guys ready for the pumpkin dance?  Prepare yourself… hopefully, I’ll be dancing with happiness soon!

Lots of people think Pumpkin is only for Fall months but I don’t agree with that. I think Pumpkin is great for the summer months for cool treats.  

Besides this chilled pumpkin pudding, what about pumpkin pretzel fudge or pumpkin milkshakes?  Delicious, right?

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SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe

SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

Sugar Free Applesauce RecipeSUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

Because Fall is the best season and I know you’ll be apple picking soon,  I wanted to give you my Slow Cooker Wild Crab Applesauce recipe to enjoy! Apples they say “keep the doctors away”, so why not use this healthy fruit and make yourself a tasty treat to enjoy this and the Falls to follow?

This applesauce recipe will make you want more of it, whether on a crispy toast or on freshly baked muffins.. or just by the spoonful!

SUGAR FREE Crockpot Applesauce Recipe! It’s one of the easiest slow cooker applesauce recipes that makes delicious homemade sugar free applesauce! Looking for crab apple recipes, then this is great for crab apples but you can use other apples too! I love canning this healthy applesauce recipe to last all Winter long!

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Halloween Chocolate Spiderwebs Bread

BOO! It’s chocolate bread time! That’s right, not chocolate cake, but chocolate bread! This chocolate bread recipe is so easy to make and chocolaty and creamy made with Nutella! UM YEAH – NOM NOM NOM! Bake this bread in a loaf pan and then cut into slices to decorate with white frosting spider webs! Save this recipe for Halloween!

Chocolate Bread

This chocolate bread recipe is oh so moist and super fudgy, thanks to the 3/4 cup of Nutella we’re adding in.    The chocolate is caused by the cocoa powder that we’re adding in too.   This bread has the same texture of a moist cake, but in bread form.  Everyone loves it!

Chocolate Bread Recipe

The recipe is easy to make and takes 60 minutes to bake. You’ll need a bread loaf pan to bake the batter in.

You’ll add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Those are your dry ingredients.  Don’t they scream Fall flavor too? 

Then you’ll grab 2 ripe bananas, you know those banans that you left go brown. They are PERFECT for this Chocolate Bread! Now mash them up in a bowl, I just use a spoon or fork and mash them.

Now add your softened butter, brown sugar, eggs and Nutella in another bowl. Mix it all up.

Easy Hallloween Desserts: Chocolate bread

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Easy PUMPKIN PIE Milkshake! This easy milkshake recipe uses 1 slice of PUMPKIN PIE to make the BEST tasting pumpkin milkshake! This drink is one of those 4 ingredients desserts, including vanilla ice cream and milk!  It’s a perfect Fall Thanksgiving dessert and a great solution if you have leftover pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Easy PUMPKIN PIE Milkshake! This easy milkshake recipe uses 1 slice of PUMPKIN PIE to make the BEST tasting pumpkin milkshake! This drink is one of those 4 ingredients desserts, including vanilla ice cream and milk!  It’s a perfect Fall Thanksgiving dessert and is a great solution if you have too much pumpkin pie!

You aren’t going to believe this but this pumpkin pie milkshake tastes just like pumpkin pie! In shake form!  It’s so delicious!  Hello, Thanksgiving Desserts!

This past weekend we stopped at a Mom and Pop ice cream shop.  I asked them what flavor milkshakes they had and they responded: “Any type you want.”

SAY WHAT. 

So I (too) excitedly yelled “Pumpkin Pie!”.

Two minutes later, I was skipping back to the car with a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake that only cost $4.  After the first sip, I was in love.  Immediately I knew I had to make this in my own kitchen!

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We Planted Potatoes and Came Back 3 Months Later

We planted potatoes and didn’t do ANYTHING else.  We didn’t water, didn’t mound the dirt, nothing!  Learn how to grow potatoes, and how many pounds of potatoes we had waiting for us!

Sometimes people ask me what are the easiest vegetables to grow.  Usually I tell them lettuce, kale, radishes and jalapeno peppers but now there’s a new one to add to the list… maybe the top easiest one to grow!  What is it? POTATOES!

Easy To Grow Potatoes

Would you guys believe that we planted these potatoes 3 months ago, did NOTHING, and then came back to find dozens of beautiful potatoes waiting for us to dig out from under the soil?

Well I hope you believe me because that’s what happened!

We planted potatoes and didn't do ANYTHING else.  We didn't water, didn't mound up, nothing!  Learn how to grow potatoes, and how many pounds of potatoes we had waiting for us!

This year we are primarily focused in gardening in Brooklyn, with nothing growing Upstate.  Matthew and I were kind of sad about this, so Matthew made the drive Upstate to plant a few potatoes.  We hoped that we could visit in mid Summer, but our schedules just didn’t allow us. 

So after 3 months of not visiting the garden Upstate, not doing anything to the potatoes, we finally visited last weekend.    At first we were dissappointed because we couldn’t find the potato plants (they were competing with some weeds!). 

Matthew continued to dig around and still couldn’t find anything.  But then he dug a little bit more (with me anioxusly yelling FIND THE POTATOES!) and ta-da! There were so many beautiful potatoes growing under the soil!

We planted potatoes and didn't do ANYTHING else.  We didn't water, didn't mound up, nothing!  Learn how to grow potatoes, and how many pounds of potatoes we had waiting for us!

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Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage is a easy crock pot recipe ready in 6 hours! Add Sweet Italian Sausage links and vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onion!) into your slow cooker for a delicious comfort meal!

It’s Fall! It’s really fall! The leaves are changing, I need to wear a jacket in the morning, I prefer my coffee hot now.   What else does Fall mean?  Time to bring out the crockpot for my family’s favorite comfort meals!

You guys have been telling me that I need to share more of my slow cooker recipes, since you’ve enjoyed my Cabbage and Kielbasa and Cabbage Roll Casserole. So here I am – now it’s time to share Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage!

Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage is a easy crock pot recipe ready in 6 hours! Add Sweet Italian Sausage links and vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onion!) into your slow cooker for a delicious comfort meal!

Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage

I love this recipe becase of the ingredients and the directions.  

The ingredients are basic, you might have everything in your kitchen already!  The stars of the show are Sweet Italian Sausage, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and a onion.    Close your eyes.   Imagine the smell of your kitchen while this cooks.  It’s going to smell SO GOOD!  

Whenever I make this, my husband can smell it in our hallway as soon as he steps off the elevator.  He gets a little strut in his step because he knows it’s going to be a good dinner.  

Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage is a easy crock pot recipe ready in 6 hours! Add Sweet Italian Sausage links and vegetables into your slow cooker for a delicious comfort meal!

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Baked Apple Chips Recipe

A crispy Apple Chips recipe with sea salt that is healthy and easy to make! We worry about gaining weight with all those chips we consume while sitting in front of the TV! These homemade baked apple chips are healthy snacks to replace your favorite bag of potato chips!

Baked Apple Chips

A crispy Apple Chips recipe with sea salt that is healthy and easy to make! We worry about gaining weight with all those chips we consume while sitting in front of the TV! These homemade baked apple chips are healthy snacks to replace your favorite bag of potato chips!

Baked apple chips are one of the best healthy snacks for a weight watcher and a health freak. Plus, they don’t require any effort and aren’t too expensive. 

Whichever your kind of apple you choose, it depends on your taste. Start by removing the core of the apples. Thinly slice the apple. The thinner the apple slice, the crispier the chips. If you want to get them to look like apple rings (like the photos in this post) use a apple corer.  Sprinkle them with some salt. The salt adds a nice contrast to the sweet flavor the crisps.

Pop the apple crisps in the oven. Let them bake in the oven for 45 minutes and then flip them to the other side for 30 more minutes. This guilt-free snack will surely make your day as you will neither be feeling heavier on the stomach, nor on the heart.

With October just arriving, and a weekend spent with my family picking apples – I couldn’t wait to make these Apple Chips!  Bonus: The entire family family loves them, including my toddler daughter!  

She also loved apple picking…!
Apple Picking With Children From NYC

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