Spooky Spider Bread

Get creative with some pizza dough to make a fun spider! We have made Dracula's Drink, and had some mummy fun with Mr. Mummy Dogs. Today's recipe is creepy, crawly, but also kind of cute! Spooky spider bread is another recipe that requires you to play with your food a bit, but you'll have lots of fun, I promise! To create Spooky Spider Bread you will first need to gather some ingredients. The bread dough we used in this recipe is basic pizza dough. You can also purchase frozen or fresh pizza dough to use. I'm not a huge fan of appliances that take up a ton of space, but I do really like my bread maker. Nothing compares to fresh bread made in the oven, but the bread maker is wonderful ...

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Dracula’s Drink

Enjoy a drink inspired by Dracula himself! Halloween is going to be a little different this year. We thought it would be fun to share a few ideas to help you celebrate a great Halloween at home with your family, and also get a little creative. For the first part of the series I'm introducing - Dracula's Drink! I got the inspiration for Dracula's Drink from our family tradition of making "Shirley Temples" at Thanksgiving. This recipe is a fun, easy to make, non-alcoholic drink. Feel free though, if you would like to make a more "adult" version to experiment with. A traditional Shirley Temple is typically made with Ginger Ale and grenadine. Grenadine is a syrup made with pomegranate and ...

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Preserving Ramps

Learn How We Preserve and Dehydrate This First Sign of Spring! We wrote this article back in 2020, and still continue to dehydrate our ramps this way! Allium Tricoccum aka ramps is a wild onion found in North America. Ramps hearken the arrival of spring to Ohio. There is something incredibly special about the dirty, oniony smell during the first harvest. It's a sign of new life, time to put away the winter gear and get ready for the spring and summer ahead. When ramps are in season we make sure whatever we harvest is put to good use. A favorite way to preserve ramps is to dehydrate them for use all year long! Every time I open one of my mason jars of dried ramps I'm reminded of the ...

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Roasting Pumpkins

There is nothing better than roasting your own pumpkins. The humble pumpkin. The sign of the harvest, fall, and Halloween fun! Did you know that pumpkins are very nutritious? Pumpkins are high in fiber, which helps to stabilize blood sugar and give you a boost of energy. There are many minerals in the pumpkin to help with blood pressure including potassium, iron, and magnesium. You can get a healthy dose of antioxidants from pumpkin, which is helpful for immunity support. Potassium, vitamin E, and C are also noted when eating pumpkins. The pumpkin deserves a superhero cape for all it offers! There is nothing better than roasting your own pumpkins. The taste is far superior to any ...

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Easy Maple Apple Pie

Fall is here and its time for all the adventures fall has to offer! As soon as the first leaf hits the ground, I go into full fall mood. I just love everything apples, pumpkins, and the harvest! It is an annual tradition of ours to go apple picking at a local orchard. Someday we will have to our own orchard, but until then we enjoy some of the local farms in our area. It never fails we always end up bringing home too many apples. Looking at my large basket of apples, I have a whole list of recipes I like to use. One of those recipes is my Easy Maple Apple Pie. Don't get me wrong I love a traditional apple pie with a handmade crust. This recipe though is great for when you short on ...

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