Acorn Squash Stuffed With Apples Recipe #SquashRecipe #FallRecipe #Recipes

Acorn Squash stuffed with apples

I just love the fall and all the comfort foods that come along with it. The comfort foods even make the snow a little more tolerable, I did say a little. lol This is one of my favorite squash recipes and I make it frequently for the family because it’s so good and it’s one of the only ways I can get them to eat Acorn squash. It has a wonderful fresh fall flavor that they just can not resist!

The Acorn squash will make a great side dish to any meat or dish that your serving. They may give you a funny look at first like what is that! However, once they taste it the squash will win them over. It has a unique fall flavor that they are not going to want to pass up.

2 Large Acorn Squash
3 Gala Apples
1-2 tsp of Cinnamon
1 tsp Apple Pie Spice
3 tsp Honey
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

You will want to cut the Acorn squash in half and remove the seeds. Then place the apples inside and then add the rest of the ingredients. Place 1 cup of water into the pan and then cover the pan with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes till a fork can be inserted into the squash and it’s soft.

Serves 4-6 people

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Special Needs Mom’s Meet Mom’s Just Like You In Your Neighborhood

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Having children who are special needs is such a blessing but it can also be a lot on the kiddos as well as the parents to find others who are in the same area as they are. It’s so beyond helpful to have those people who understand those not so good days and that can celebrate those great days with you as well. However, parents hold on for a minute because I am so excited to tell you about Wolf + Friends app where you can connect with other parents and kiddos that have the same special needs as your child.

We normally do not cover apps but when I saw this app, I had to share it with you all. I know the struggle of having people around you that understand where your going through, that can understand what your going through, what your child goes through, and having a support system of other parents. That can mean so much. I mentor other parents at the hospital that my son’s go to when their Dr’s request me to give them a hand. That support means so much to them, and so I really think this app could be a great way for kiddos to make more friends, parents to have a friend who understands everything about them as well. This could be a great way to meet so many new people right in your backyard.

In a judgement-free space, members will create a peer to peer support system via direct messages and group chats, making connections with new friends and mentors. The community will also have access to a curated content feed where they can read relevant news, shop stylish and developmentally appropriate products, and get lifestyle tips from occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, child psychologists, behaviorists, financial advisors and other experts.

The Wolf + Friends app is designed for moms to connect with like-minded women in their neighborhoods who are also raising children with special needs such as autism, anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing issues, developmental delays, mental health issues, down syndrome, and other learning differences. This app could be a game changer for many parents. It is available on the app store only at this time. Head over and check it out and see what you think of the Wolf & Friends app.

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Family Photo Canvas By Canvas On The Cheap Review #ChristmasGiftGuide

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I received a photo canvas from Canvas On The Cheap to review for our blog. I chose to do a photo collage of pictures instead of doing just one photo. So I used Canva for photo collages to create the photo collage that I used for my canvas from Canvas On The Cheap. I used about 8 photos to create my photo collage of my daughter, her boyfriend and my two beautiful princesses. I couldn’t wait to see the completed canvas.

I have to say that I had so much fun creating the canvas. I was a little worried that I would have a hard time using the Canvas on The Cheap website. However, it walked me right through the site and it was really easy to use. I loved how easily I could upload my photo and I could create my beautiful photo canvas. It literally took me just a few minutes to create my photo canvas and preview my canvas. I just couldn’t believe how easy it was to make and I fell in love with my photo canvas that I made. I couldn’t have been more happy to receive it and it was so beautiful!

Kayla canvas

Now , I have to tell you that I also love the prices on Canvas On The Cheap! They would make a great gift and you can stay within your budget as well! You can purchase the perfect photo canvas for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. It will even be great for the hard to buy for people on your list. It’s also a great time to get a photo canvas done of your family photos that you have done or a favorite fall family photos. The options are just endless! I can tell you that everyone on your Christmas shopping list will be thrilled to receive a photo canvas!

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I have to say that I’m going to be getting the family all together to get some fall photos because I want to have another fun fall photo for my living room. I am also going to be having some made with my son’s when they met some Disney Channel movie stars. I want them to have them in their bedroom and also as a keepsake so they can show their children when they have them. I know everyone else has some great memories, family photos or other photos that will make some great photo canvas’s and great photo canvas gifts.

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Easy Halloween Ornaments To Make With Kids #Ornament #Crafts #Halloween #DIYCraft

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These adorable Halloween ornaments are just to cute! They are easy to make with the family and you can make a ton of different colors and designs on them as well. You could use a square ornament to make Frankenstein, the oval to make a ghost, there are so many different ornaments that you could make to decorate your home, a tree outside or use them to decorate a wreath for your home.

The possibilities are really endless with these ornaments and it will have the family having a ton of fun! Your creativity is the limit with this project. I would be sure to wear old clothing or an apron while making these adorable ornaments. They can be a little messy when little ones are making them. However, they are a great way to make some wonderful family memories and traditions.

I have added step by step instructions on how to make the ornaments. The family will love this project and everyone will have a lot of fun.

Materials:
Glass or plastic Christmas ornaments
Beacon Adhesives Glitter It Adhesive, 2-Ounce
Copper or Orange Glitter
Black Book Cover Paper (Dollar Tree or Dollar General) or Halloween Pack Outdoor 12″x12″ – Glossy Permanent Adhesive Vinyl Oracal 651
Empty Egg Carton
Scissors
Paper (any kind will work)
Newspaper (for the table where your working)
Paper cups or solo cups

Step 1: Take your ornaments out of the box they came in and remove all the ornament hanging pieces from your ornaments. Place them in separate piles if you have different sized ornaments.

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Step 2: Have a parent put in the Glitter it into the ornament. About a teaspoon to a tablespoon of glitter it will work. Now you will swirl it around the ornament so the whole ornament is covered. Pour the extra Glitter It into the next ornament or a paper cup you will want to let the ornament drain for a few minutes to get the extra out.

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Step 3: You will now add your glitter color that you would like your ornament to be. The kids will swirl the glitter around the ornament till the whole ornament is covered. Then slowly pour the left over glitter onto a paper plate to be put in back into the glitter bottle.

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Step 4: You will now place your ornament in the empty egg carton up right. Allow the glitter to dry for at least 4 hours to 24 hours sitting up right in the egg carton.

Step 5: The ornament are now dry and ready to have your hanging ornament placed back into the bulb. You will pinch the pieces together then put them into the bulbs again. Being careful not to scratch the inside of the bulb with your glitter.

Step 6: The child/ren are now able to take their paper and draw small faces that they would like to place on their ornaments.

Step 7: Once they have the face that they would like on their ornament. They will cut out the faces that they want to use.

Step 8: Trace the face onto the back side of your book cover or vinyl and cut it out. Let the kids apply their faces how they would like them. Let them get as crazy as they want it’s their ornament and it’s for Halloween. It’s part of the fun.

The Halloween ornaments are now complete and you can use them for other craft projects or hang them around your home. They are so adorable and will add great fall colors to your house at the same time. Let the Halloween fun begin!

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Chocolate Cherry Granola Parfait Recipe #Recipe

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This light, fluffy, Chocolate Cherry Granola Parfait is perfect for any time of the day. It’s a great way to cool off from the summer heat, to serve to guests at your get together or as a perfect snack for the family. It boasts beautiful flavors as well as colors. This is one of my family favorites to get granola into my children. I sometimes make it with Strawberries as well and it’s just as delicious. If your using Strawberries you can choose to use fresh strawberry or strawberries with Strawberry glaze.

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
3 Cups milk
3 TBS butter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (8 oz) container of Cool-Whip
1 (8 oz) Bag Of your favorite Granola
1 (16 oz) Can of Cherry Pie Filling

* In a Saucepan, I mix all the dry ingredients so that they are combined well

* I add 1 cup of milk and mix it together with a whisk over a low heat

* Add 1 cup of milk after a few minutes of heat and continue to whisk

* Turn the heat up Add Rest of the Milk and whisk bring the pudding mixture to a boil but be sure to continue to whisk so that it does not stick to the bottom (Only boil for about a minute or so)

* Take Off the heat and add your butter, vanilla, and whisk it all together again, being careful not to whisk to fast as it’s very hot and will stick to your skin of splashed.

* Put your Chocolate Pie Filling into a large bowl and let set for 4-6 hours

* When the Chocolate Pie Filling is set, whip in the Cool-whip till the chocolate pudding is light and fluffy

* You will add about 3-4 Tablespoons into your Parfait cups, then top with 4 Tablespoons of Cherry Pie filling.

* Add your 4-5 Tablespoons of Granola and then you will top your granola with 3-4 Tablespoons of your Fluffy Chocolate Pie Filling and repeat these steps till your parfait cups are filled to where you would like them.


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EdenPURE OxiLeaf Review Create a Cleaner Home Environment #ChristmasGiftGuide

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The EdenPURE OxiLeaf arrived and it couldn’t have been better timing since we were sick. I opened the box and saw this adorable little leaf. I read the easy instructions and plugged it in. I turned the dial and you could smell it smell it starting to work. I wanted to try to keep the germs to a minimum so that we could get over this cold.

My son’s could smell the EdenPURE Oxileaf working as well. It has a wonderful clean scent and you can adjust it to what your family likes. I love that you can adjust it because some scents can be over powering and you can’t adjust them. You can get the perfect amount for you and your family. While purifying your home, killing germs, freshens the air, and helps with your allergies and other respiratory conditions as well. It’s so easy to use that even my son’s can adjust the dial if I have to run to the store. My older son is very aware of scents and most bother him but he doesn’t have an issue with the Oxileaf.

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I have two son’s who have very low immune systems, my youngest son has Asthma and the boys have allergies as do I. So when the EdenPURE Oxileaf is perfect for all their needs! It has really cut down on my son’s watery itchy eyes, his sneezing, and keeping germs at bay so that we have less worries of people coming over and getting my son’s sick. It’s really been so helpful to my son’s health. I can see this being a better cold and flu year for our family! I also love that if we go to visit somewhere I can bring it with us, plug it in and let it start to work. If we have a time were we are visiting friends and family where we will be spending the night we can put it in our rooms and it will be very easy for us to bring to a hotel if we are on vacation as well.

I honestly can not find one thing that I do not love about the design, the way that the EdenPURE OxiLeaf purifies the house and kills germs and makes the house smell so clean. It is really a great product to have and use with any family and keep any home smelling fresh and keeping it 99.9% free of air pollutants as well. You and your family will thank yourself or if you get it as a gift the person who got it for you! I was wondering how this little leaf could do all the things that they claimed but it has exceeded my expectations! We have a good size living room, dining room and kitchen and I can tell a huge difference in the whole house. It really does what they say! I used it for about 2 weeks before I wrote anything because I really wanted to ensure that this review is accurate and it has just blown me away at how wonderful it really is!

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Bumbleberry Farms Molten Lava, Maple, Sticky Buns, and Salted Caramel Honey Cream Review

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I was so excited when the Bumbleberry Farms Molten Lava, Maple, Sticky Buns, and Salted Caramel Honey Cream arrived. It came in the cutest little box. It just happened that we were sick when it arrived and to boot I had run out of honey from making the whole family Green Tea with Star Mint candy melted in it with honey to get them feeling better. So I was so excited that I didn’t have to run to the store to get more honey. Talk about perfect timing. I had also been arguing with my youngest son that he needed to drink his tea. (He can be a joy when he is sick!)

I was so excited to have the different flavored honey cream arrive when it did. So I took my son’s tea from him and I put in some Molten Lava in his tea and he DRANK it! Thank you Bumbleberry Farms because getting that boy to drink his tea is like pulling teeth! He asked for more with of course the Molten Lava Honey Cream in it! Then he took a nap, so I was thrilled with that! We all loved it, the Molten Lava was sweet, Chocolate goodness! It was just perfect! The boys wanted some toast so I put the Molten Lava Honey Cream on it and they were loving it! It made our whole sick family feel better!

I have to say the flavors for Honey Cream are just amazing! They had a rich flavor and they have such a comfort feeling to them when you put them on toast, in tea or coffee, such a feeling of this is a great comfort food to have in my cabinet! We have tried the different flavors and each tastes so delicious! I can not wait to try even more flavors. We will also be using them in some great recipes as well! We will substitute the sugars in recipes for the Honey Cream. There are so many wonderful recipes, breakfast dishes and drink recipes that you could use the Bumbleberry Honey Cream in!

You can get these great flavored Bumbleberry Farms Molten Lava, Maple, Sticky Buns, and Salted Caramel Honey Cream and find so many new ways to use them. Your family will thank you and wonder where you found these amazing flavors to create your desserts, breakfasts or that amazing tea or coffee they are drinking. Bring your friends and family the comfort of Bumbleberry Farms Honey Creams!

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Freezer Breakfast Meal Recipes That You Can Make For A Great Morning Start #BackToSchool #Breakfast #Freezermeals

I have to say that I love making the Freezer Breakfast Meals, I do this 1 time a month and we have breakfasts for the whole month. The kids love it because they can choose what they would like and we can even take them on the go with us if we are running late for an appointment. It just makes mornings so much easier and I know they are eating something healthy to start their day.

Breakfast Buritos

A Dozen Eggs
12 Flour Tortillas
1 Green Pepper
1 package of Bacon or Sausage Patties or Links (family prefers)
1 package of Cheese
Milk

Scramble the eggs in a bowl and mix in a little milk to make them fluffy. Then add chopped Green pepper, and your already cooked meat choice. Scramble the eggs with everything in the eggs. Then take your tortilla (one at a time) fill them and fold them into a burrito. Let them cool down a little. Then put them in a freezer bag. Label them and put the date on them. It will make 12 of your Burritos.

Homemade Egg Mc Muffins

12 Whole English Muffins
12 Eggs
1 Package of Bacon
1 Package of American Cheese

Fry your eggs so that the yolk is still in tact, while your bacon is cooking, (I usually cook the bacon in the oven while doing this) Then toast your English Muffins, You then put 1 egg on each Muffin. Top with your bacon and cheese. Wrap your Egg Mc Muffins in a paper towel and then put in freezer bags to freeze. Label bag and put in freezer.

Pancakes

You can use a mix if your family prefers it, or you can make homemade pancakes. I also like to add Fruits or chocolate chips to them to give the kids a variety so it’s not always the same thing over and over again.

Make your pancakes, with Blueberrries, chocolate chips, banana or whatever you would like. Then let them cool. Now, I love to use my Bread bags for freezing them. Once the bread is gone I shake out the crumbs and save them to freeze my pancakes in. You can use any Bread bag to freeze them in. Then once they have cooled freeze them on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes then put them in the bag it helps them to stop sicking together.

Waffles

You can again make homemade or use a Box mix the choice is yours. You will make the waffles and let them cool. Then put them on a cookie sheet and freeze them for 5 minutes and then put in freezer bags. Waffles are at times to big to use the bread bags for if they are the larger ones. If you are making the square waffles use the bread bags as well.

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DIY Lego Batman Or Lego Superman Costume #Costume #Halloween #DIY

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Are you looking for a great costume to make for Halloween? You could make these adorable DIY Lego Batman Costume or the DIY Lego Superman Costume that would be perfect for this Halloween! They look very easy to make, I will be sure to let you know as I’m making my son the Lego Batman costume for Halloween!

I can’t wait to see how it turns out, my son couldn’t make up his mind of what he wanted to be for Halloween but these were perfect for him! He loves any super hero ending in man! So when I showed him these costumes he was so excited and couldn’t wait to say which he wanted to be. If you have your own super hero and they are still working on what they want to be, they may just LOVE this costume as well.

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