Fun for Football

Today we’re getting ready for the big football game on February 7th.  I’m getting my blue and black ready, what about you?

Football inspired table runner and coasters

Football burned cutting board

Tissue paper pom poms

Sports tray

Etched pint glasses

Football scrapbook pages

Burlap footballs

Team spirit onesies

Team inspired knotted wreath

Table cover

Football invitations

Football inspired subway art

Paper football and field goal

Football paper chain

Bean bag football toss

Football helmet tent cards

Football ticked invitations

Sports magnets

Team number shirts

Football charades

Football pot holder

Referee pinata

Football cornhole game

Jersey earrings

What are your favorite football crafts and activities?

Football Foods

With the Superbowl coming up in just a few weeks today I’ve got some football inspired snacks to create along with some other game worthy treats!

Football treats:

Pastrami football finger sandwiches

Football shaped zucchini fritters

Touchdown mini meatloaf and buffalo chicken bites

Football pizza pockets

Football pretzels

Bacon cheddar beer bread footballs

Football cupcakes

Fudgy football brownies

Pumpkin football cakes

Football scotcheroos

Strawberry footballs

Chocolate oatmeal cream pie footballs

Passion fruit football bars

Double chocolate football cupcakes

Other great snacks and drinks:

Snacks and appetizers:

Spindle rolls

Tube steaks with pickled onion topper

Chicago style dogs

Cheddar bacon loaf

Chinese coca cola wings

Buffalo chicken drums with blue cheese

Asiago artichoke dip

Mexican seven layer dip

Hot wing dip

Classic soft pretzels

Spicy Italian meatballs

Chorizo pepper hand pies

Spicy chicken pot stickers with ginger and green onion dipping sauce

Pork and sweet potato empanadas

Baked ziti with three cheeses

Simple Stromboli

Salted peanut bars

Pecan crusted mojito bars


Razzy lager

Raspberry champagne fizz

Dandy shandy

Apple cinnamon winter sangria

The porcupine

Cucumber sangria

Spicy beer Mary

Aztec hot chocolate

Vanilla coffee white hot chocolate

What are you making for the Superbowl?

Spaghetti Supper

Today we’re honoring the simple spaghetti noodle.  Take your spaghetti from plain and traditional to something much more exciting for you, and still be able to serve some to your kids who don’t want to venture outside the ordinary.

Spaghetti with panko and peppers

Turkey tetrazzini

Spaghetti putteneesca

Spaghetti with shaved asparagus

Spaghetti pie

Chicken and mushroom spaghetti

Spaghetti with lobster fra diavolo

Spaghetti with veal bolognese sauce

Spaghetti with clams

Spaghetti aglio e olio

Shrimp scamp with spaghetti

Spaghetti with bolognese sauce

Spaghetti with roasted tomato sauce

Roasted peppers with spaghetti stuffing

Spaghetti with pecorino and black pepper

Spaghetti with Brooklyn clam sauce

Spaghetti with sweet sausage and cabbage

Spaghetti with frisee and fried egg

Peppadew pesto spaghetti with feta and arugula

Spaghetti corn relish salsa

Taco spaghetti

Spaghetti with cottage cheese pesto

Spaghetti bake

Mac and cheese spaghetti

Whole grain spaghetti with Asian peanut sauce

Whole-wheat spaghetti with Gorgonzola and escarole

Whole-wheat spaghetti with vegetables and peanut sauce

What’s your favorite spaghetti recipe?

Organizing Options

On this wintry Saturday I though I’d do a little cleaning up, maybe you’re bit by the organizing bug too.  Here are some fun projects you can make to help you organize your home.

Denim pocket wall organizer

Terry cloth caddy

Wood tiered organizer

Wood pallet home organizing station

Family organizer

Ribbon organizer

Trellis organizer

Entryway organizer

Clothespin organizer

Garden bucket organizer

Cereal box organizer

Organizing under your sink

Surprising solution organizing purses

Self-contained shelving

Ribbon board

Twine dispenser

What great organizing tools have you created?

Sweet Shortbread

Today we’re talking about one of my favorite foods, shortbread.  Shortbread adds a unique and distinct flavor profile to any dessert table.


Scottish shortbread

Springerle shortbread

Irish cream shortbread

Solstice shortbread

Chocolate shortbread

Gingerbread Springerle shortbread

Maple shortbread

Orange cream shortbread

Pistachio shortbread

Pecan shortbread

Millionaires shortbread

Earl grey shortbread

Lavender shortbread

Chocolate chip shortbread

Fruit and nut holiday shortbread

Citrus shortbread

Pecan shortbread logs

Red velvet shortbread

Oatmeal shortbread

Gluten free orange vanilla shortbread

Gluten free almond flour shortbread

Gluten free coconut flour shortbread

Gluten free maple pecan shortbread

What are your favorite shortbread recipes?

Snow Stories

Today with some flurries outside my window I thought I’d share a few snow-inspired crafts and activities.

Snowflake napkin

Snowflake cookies

Blue ombre soap wrapped in snowflake ribbon

Snow scene mixed media

Clothespin winter ballet scene

Frost snowflake wreath

Snow sparkled candy pretzels

Snow lanterns

Festive snow scene for penguins

Snow globes

Sleigh ride snow globe

Pebble filled tray

Cookie cottages

Snowmen stirrers

Snow lady pillow

Snow family bowls

Bundled up snow family

Snow pal

Snowman ornaments

Felt snowman pillow

Snowball wreath

Snowman cookie jar

Winter sports scrapbook pages

What are your favorite winter and snow inspired crafts and activities?

Only Oats

Today our special ingredient is oatmeal. It’s a very versatile oat grain that can be used in cereals, baking, bread and lots of other great foods.


Applesauce oatmeal bread

Old fashioned oatmeal bread

Vermont maple oatmeal bread

Apple oat bread


Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Chewy oatmeal cookies

Gluten free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal and flax cranberry cookies

Oatmeal shortbread


Gluten free triple chunk oatmeal coconut cookie bars

Gluten free chewy granola bars

Oatmeal bars

Chewy oatmeal blondies

No bake chocolate and peanut butter and oatmeal bars

Oatmeal bars with dates and walnuts

Oatmeal caramel bars

Apricot oatmeal bars

Coconut chia oat squares

Apricot pistachio oat bars

Even More Ideas:

Baked oatmeal

Plum oatmeal crisp

Oatmeal banana bread pudding

Apple oatmeal muffins

Oatmeal blueberry muffins

Whole grain orange muffins

Cranberry walnut muffins

What are your favorite oatmeal recipes?

Marzipan Magic

Today for a little fun we’re going to play with food.  Marzipan is made from almonds and can be used in recipes as well as to create lots of fun shapes and creations.

Making marzipan

Paleo marzipan

Marzipan acorns

Marzipan pumpkins

Marzipan penguins

Marzipan carrots

Marzipan bees

Marzipan bumblebee

Marzipan ladybugs

Marzipan starfish

Monkey, elephant, lion and giraffe

Marzipan ghost

Marzipan skull

More marzipan fruits and vegetables

Farm animals

Marzipan roses

Marzipan bunny

Pie, fruits and vegetables

What fun shapes will you create?

Awesome Apricots

We’re switching things up a bit this year!  Tuesdays I’ll be sharing recipes featuring one ingredient, today is apricots, Saturdays will be creative, crafting and activity posts, and occasionally there will be a Thursday post for a special occasion, festival, season or holiday, plus you’re always invited to share your talents or someone else’s on Feature Friday.  If you’ve got any ingredients you want featured or any other suggestions feel free to share them in the comments below the post.

Apricot hamantaschen

Baked brie with apricot jam

Cranberry apricot quick bread

Apricot almond coffeecake

Apricot cream cheese scones

Ginger apricot panettone

Apricot cake

Apricot fruit leather rolls

Apricot chiffon pie

Cranberry apricot pie

Apricot tart

Apricot shortbread

Apricot thumbprints

Apricot bow ties

Perfect bite apricot and creme fraiche

Apricot pie coconut crumble

Apricot cheesecake bars

Apricot rugelach

Apricot ganache tartlets

Coconut apricot macaroons

Apricot fig compote

Apricot anise nut bread

Apricot fig meringue bars

Rice pudding with dried apricots

Apricot filled muffins

Apricot pistachio oat bars

Apricot nut bars

Wheat berry salad with dried apricots

White chocolate apricot and oatmeal cookies

Creamy apricot rice pudding

What are your favorite apricot recipes?