Recipes

Make Menu Planning Easier with Freezer Cooking!

Summer isn’t always as busy for family schedules, but we definitely want to be soaking up all the warmth we can without wasting extra daylight hours doing lots of cooking! Plus…hot weather + ovens = yuck. So, what to do when you need meal ideas but don’t want to heat up the kitchen every night? […] Read more…

DIY Whipped Body Butter with Essential Oils

When I started using essential oils a few years ago, I didn’t know much about them except to diffuse them and rub lavender on my baby’s feet at night. But now I know they can be used for SO many things, including health and beauty products! Today I’m sharing how you can make Whipped Body […] Read more…

Easy No Bake Energy Bites

Every day about 3:30 in the afternoon, my children turn into ravenous wolves. No, this isn’t an episode of Once Upon a Time. Instead, it’s simply a sign of mid-afternoon hunger, demonstrated in bad attitudes and crazy behavior by the four little people that live in my house! I was talking to a friend about […] Read more…

30 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes to Add to Your Fall Menu

Who doesn’t love pumpkin? I have to admit that I like pumpkin IN things but I’m not super preferential to it on it’s own. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 30 delicious pumpkin recipes to add to your fall menu, everything from drinks to main dishes to desserts. I even included a couple of […] Read more…

Homemade Glazed Donuts {Dairy Free!}

It’s a tradition in our house that for your birthday breakfast you get donuts from our local donut shop.  Making them at home is something that I have always wanted to know how to do but figured it would be a tremendous amount of work and that they probably wouldn’t taste all that good.  But […] Read more…

Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Back when I was in college we used to have awesome desserts in the cafeteria made by a friend of mine who worked in the kitchen. Paula made these awesome bars that had to be six inches tall and piled with caramel, oatmeal clusters and semi-sweet chocolate chips. The official name for these bars is […] Read more…

Messes Make Memories: Baking with Toddlers Made Easy!

A small kitchen, a hot oven, a dangerously powerful mixer…not exactly the place for a small child, right?  Actually, it’s exactly the place!   Baking with your children is something that can not only bring joy to all of you, but also teaches children skills like measuring, counting, the science of where their food comes from, how […] Read more…

Easy Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies

I am so excited to have two contributors at The Purposeful Mom! This week Jennifer from A Heart for My Home will be sharing a delicious fall recipe for her first monthly post! It’s officially Fall time now and for me it’s the time to start baking all things apple and pumpkin.  This year I […] Read more…

Gluten-Free Easy Pumpkin Spice Treats

Guest post from Kristen Hamilton: Perhaps some of you have seen the recipe floating around Pinterest this time of year for 3 ingredient pumpkin spice cookies. They looked so easy and delicious. Just one problem…I can’t eat wheat. So I set about reformulating the recipe to be gluten free. It takes more than 3 ingredients […] Read more…

Two-Ingredient Popsicles

Here’s a super simple recipe, perfect for using any kind of summer berry that is in season right now! You can use one type of berry or a combination you love! These popsicles can be made by even the littlest kitchen helper! Read the recipe in my contributor post over at Motherhood on a Dime! Read more…

20 Easy and Delicious Seasonal Berry Recipes

photo credit Richard Smith/Flickr Mmm….berries. Yes, it’s that time of year, but only for a little while longer! Pick up some strawberries, blueberries and any other berry you like while they’re still in season {see my fool-proof tip for keeping berries from getting moldy} and make some of these delicious dishes! Just click on each […] Read more…

Colorful Winter Tossed Salad (with Fruit!)

Last winter,  my mom served a really delicious salad that I’ve made several times since. My kids love it, and even my 20 month old will eat some of it (he usually just plays with the lettuce, but hopefully that will change). While it’s great to use lettuce that’s fresh from the garden and apples […] Read more…

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