Tag: Fall / Autumn

Posted in In my kitchen recipes

Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of water. I add my spices in a cheesecloth or flour…

Posted in Christmas Crafts Crafts and more Crafts recipes Time for fall

Simmering Potpourri

If you want, you can throw in a few black tea bags and use this as a chai tea base too. Strain and mix with milk.  These are the days that I really love my woodstove. Not only does it heat my house with little effort, but it also works as a stovetop for heating water, simmering soup and even potpourri….

Posted in Family In my kitchen Just Being Family recipes Time for fall

Turkey Eggrolls using left-overs

I love that I can gather ingredients and make something completely new with the items that I have already cooked.  And I love having leftovers after the holidays.  We love our air-fryer and like to make items in it for a quick lunch. PB&J gets old when you homeschool. But PB&J egg rolls are fun and different. The best part…

Fall Family Traditions
Posted in Family Just Being Family Time for fall

Making Fall Family Traditions

Creating and maintaining family traditions is extremely important to our family. I love doing things with my children… but even more, I love doing things with my children over and over to create a family tradition that they can say “Remember the time that…” Carve a Pumpkin and save the seeds! Eat chili cheese dogs. Go apple picking and make…

Posted in In my kitchen recipes

Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of water. I add my spices in a cheesecloth or flour…

Posted in Crafts Crafts and more Crafts recipes Time for fall

The smell of fall – simmering potpourri

I love having a wood stove. I grew up with them at my parent’s house as well. When Larry and I looked for a stove to have put into our home (Yes, our huge house only had “fake” heating  fireplaces – Propane burning ones and a chimney for a pellet stove.) We had to get something in that was more…

Posted in In my kitchen recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite snacks is pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) or roasted pumpkin seeds (whole). I eat them on salads, in my homemade granola or just as a snack.  You can salt them and roast, or roast plain. You can flavor with lime and chili or with cinnamon and sugar. I obviously only make this is the fall and hopefully …

Posted in In my kitchen

Pumpkin Cheesecake (one cheesecake in a pie pan and 20 cupcakes)

Ingredients Crust for cupcakes (do this recipe twice – the second one is for the cheesecake in a pie pan): 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 C   sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 stick melted salted butter Filling: 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon…

Posted in Crafts Crafts and more Crafts homeschooling Just Being Family

Turkey Handprints – craft for Thanksgiving

This is such a FUN and EASY Thanksgiving project. You need construction paper – brown, orange, red and yellow, glue sticks, a pencil, a black marker and a pair of scissors. Trace your hand one time on each of the red, yellow and orange papers and cut them out. Cut a oval out of the brown paper. Cut a triangle…

Posted in In my kitchen

Kris’ Potato Soup (stolen partially from my sister, Jen!)

My sister is AMAZING and gave me this potato soup recipe years ago. It was handwritten on lined paper. Last week in a FRANTIC search, we couldn’t find my favorite potato soup recipe… I called up Jen and asked her if she would send me another copy. She couldn’t find her’s either but did email a quick semi-recipe. ( I…

Posted in Crafts Crafts and more Crafts Decorating homeschooling Just Being Family Time to Create Using Scrapbook Supplies

Thankful jars just in time for Thanksgiving

November to me represents everything that I am thankful for. The leaves are changing colors, fall is HERE! Time to start baking, and using those apple sauces and canned foods that we worked so hard to create over the summer. I love pumpkin and cranberries with a touch of cloves and cinnamon. This year, I am thankful that we are…

Posted in Crafts homeschooling Just Being Family Time to Create

fall crayon leaf art

Looking for some fun fall activities for the kids? This is a FUN and EASY project, These look fabulous in your windows for fall. What you need: crayons wax paper (2 equal sizes sheets) leaves butter knife or crayon sharpener 2 cloth diapers or old kitchen towels iron Take your first piece of paper (some are wax on 2 sides,…