Archive for November 2011


Roast Chicken in the Crockpot

Crockpot Roast Chicken

These plates will be collector’s items someday, right?

I’ve written before about how much my family and I love roast chicken for Sunday dinner, but let’s face it — that’s a lot of work. Over time it went from happening every other week to once a month, and now it’s been several months since I last made one. While the roast chicken and the potatoes and carrots were delicious, just the thought of all the prep work put me off it altogether. Read More


Muddy Buddies


One of our Thanksgiving traditions is to snack throughout the day while the turkey is cooking. The theory is that this will save some room (and effort) for the big meal, though this is debatable when kids are involved. Case in point is one of their favorite snacks — Muddy Buddies.

While the largest component of this snack is indeed a “healthy” cereal, it also involves chocolate and powdered sugar, which, I’m not going to kid myself, is the main reason these are such a hit. Read More


Homemade Whoopie Pies

Homemade Whoopie Pies

The first time I made these Whoopie Pies, one of my girls called them cupcake top cookies, which is a very accurate observation. The cookie part does taste and feel exactly like the top of a cupcake, but it’s made even better sandwiched around a gooey filling.

These are so fast and easy to make, and are a ton of fun for kids of any age to help out with! Read More