Graveyard Pudding Cups

When I was younger, I used to love scary movies.  Granted the scary movies in my time were nothing like those of today.  However, there was one that I remember thinking was pretty gruesome.  It was called The Brain That Wouldn't Die.  It was about a scientist who's girlfriend was decapitated in a car crash and he kept her head alive while he searched for a another body to reattach her to.  One of the scariest parts was that there was a mutant man in the closet that communicated with "the ... Read more

Pumpkin Pie Crumb Bars

What is your favorite kind of pie?  Is it pumpkin?   It seems like people have either a love/hate relationship with pumpkin pie.  Either you really like it or you don't. My favorite kind of pie is Razzleberry from Marie Callendar's.  Whenever I find those on sale at the grocery store, I always stock up because Razzleberry Pie is also my husband's favorite. But. My mom's favorite pie is....... Mincemeat. While I was growing up, my mom would buy the traditional pies for the holidays, but she ... Read more

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Creamy Italian Chicken

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Last time you had it you loved it! That is the technique Tracy (the Middle Child) used on me for weeks, maybe months, to get me to eat things I didn't want to when I was little. And it worked. It worked in part because there are a lot of things you can convince yourself that you like. It took a while before I started asking questions. Questions like, "When did I eat this last?" Tracy would sometimes fabricate an occasion, and at first I would dejectedly respond, "Okay then." and choke down ... Read more

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

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I am so excited, and I just can't hide it! We have received another recommendation from one of our readers. Kristin follows us on Instagram and sent us a picture of her batch of these 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies. 3 ingredients? Did I type that right? Just three ingredients? Yes, I did! Thank you Kristin for being a such a loyal follower and sharing this tip. We think you Rock! As often as we surf Pinterest, had we seen this? No! What a great find. This time of year is so fun with parties for ... Read more

Individual Cream Cheese Apple Dips

This is the season for gift giving. Lots of treats will be shared, and I like to be the one with the coolest treats and ideas. One year for Halloween, I thought I had come up with a nifty alternative to candy for my giveaways to the trick or treaters at my door on Halloween. At McDonald's, they used to sell coupon booklets for each holiday season with 12 coupons for a $1. They were for things like an ice cream cone, french fries, cookies or a soda. I bought a bunch of them and gave 3 coupons ... Read more

Apple Pie Bars

Ahhh...Fall. What's not to love? Cooler weather, harvest parties, bonfires, pumpkins and hayrides. Yes, over at Tastes of Lizzy T's, these are some of our favorite things. One thing we always love about fall is apple picking. My parents had a bumper crop of apples this year. They picked as many as they wanted and still had 8 bushels to pass on to us. We made Homemade Apple Butter and Upside Down Apple Pie, and lots of applesauce. We had apples coming out of our ears! About 5 years ago, my ... Read more

Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake

Today on our blog we have Jeni from Bakerette.com back with us with a wonderful "comfort" food recipe.  Check her out below! I'm excited to be back at Made From Pinterest and share one of my favorite recipes in their awesome space. This dish has great flavor! And, of course, it has cheese in it. If you follow my blog, Bakerette.com, you will know that chocolate and cheese are my thaaaang! And this here Chicken Asparagus Pasta Bake is my thaaaang. I had one of those days where I had thawed some ... Read more

Perfect for football games! Buckeye Brownies. madefrompinterest.net

Buckeye Brownies

Perfect for football games! Buckeye Brownies. madefrompinterest.net

Do you know what a Buckeye is?  I hope that I don't offend anyone who lives in Ohio but I had no clue what a Buckeye was until I pinned this pin from The Blonde Buckeye. And then, just as a coincidence, my hubby and I were watching college football and happened to see the mascot for Ohio State.  When I saw it,  I showed my ignorance and I asked Bruce what their mascot was supposed to be.  It was then what I learned what a Buckeye was. And if YOU don't know, a Buckeye is a nut and Ohio ... Read more

Mini Apple Pie Cookies. A perfect fall treat! madefrominterest.net

Mini Apple Pie Cookies

Mini Apple Pie Cookies. A perfect fall treat! madefrominterest.net

I cannot stay away from apples.  With the arrival of fall, it just feels so natural to eat apple-y things!   It seems like everything I have been pinning lately has been fall-ish and apple-y.  I know those probably aren't real words but they should be! So it's no surprise that I pinned this pin for Mini Apple Pie Cookies from Oh Bite It! I had every ingredient that I needed except for the apple pie filling so off to the store I went. On my way out of the grocery store, I was following ... Read more

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies. Perfect after school snack! madefrompinterest.net

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies. Perfect after school snack! madefrompinterest.net

Are you ready for a recipe that is the bomb dot com with the caps lock on?   These are my favorite cookies. of. all. time.  When I was younger, I could NEVER make these kind of sugar cookies.  I always burnt them, they were too crispy and not moist and chewy and I had almost given up trying to make them.  UNTIL I FOUND THIS RECIPE!  But before we get to the recipe, because these cookies are apple shaped and remind me of school, I wanted to share a memory of my dad and school days! My father ... Read more

Banana Zucchini Muffins

Carole is with us today with another great post, this one is from her garden. Great idea for using up the last of the season's surplus.   I have a small garden but I am not a gardener.  You see, I am notorious for garden neglect once I complete the initial planting in the spring. Every year I have such great intentions to tend my garden so carefully but it never happens.  This neglect manifests itself best in the monster sized zucchini I harvest, instead of the desired small, sweet and ... Read more

8 Can Taco Soup

We love our wonderful readers! This pin was recommended to us by one of our faithful followers, Donna of Virginia. She is a busy mother of  6, who is dedicated to family meal time and told us that this 8 Can Taco Soup is a winner! Did you know that you can send us a pin? We love it, because sometimes readers share an idea they found on Pinterest they would like us to review, but without a link, it is pretty tough to be sure we are reviewing exactly what you wonderful readers are talking about. ... Read more

Wisconsin Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

Wisconsin Cheddar Cauliflower Soup. Doesn't it just sound...hmmm, weird? Honestly, I would not have chosen to try this soup based on the name and ingredients. I don't know, I guess I just didn't think of cauliflower as a good soup item. It wasn't in any soups I had ever tried. Until...I went to lunch with a friend.Have you ever gone to a new restaurant and been so overwhelmed you just seriously could not decide what to order? I was visiting a friend in Utah and she suggested we meet at Zupa's. ... Read more

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

There was a time when I wanted my mom to be different than she is. In elementary school there was a group of popular girls whose moms were all friends. These moms were super cute and in style. They were young moms, all these girls were first born children. These moms were major players in the PTA. We had just moved, I was new to this school and I so wanted to get in with this group  of popular girls. So I begged my mom to join the PTA thinking that would be my "in". She finally relented and ... Read more

Spicy Sausage Pasta

He is leaving me. My son is getting ready to leave home. I am so proud of him, and excited for him to be on his own, but I am going to miss him. As a mother I have spent 18 years trying to get him and myself ready for this moment. It wasn't long enough. For me anyway. On my fridge I have a picture of when he was a toddler. It is in the center of a construction paper flower. It was given to me by one of his teachers at church who made them for all the mothers on Mother's Day. I have it up there ... Read more

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Recipe

We were fortunate this summer to have a family reunion in Utah at Deb's house. Having all three families together doesn't happen very often. We love watching all the cousins "hanging" out together and we do our best to to choose activities that can include everyone. This year we did something a little different, we reserved one day for Sherri, Deb and I to go shopping (no kids, no hubby's) and talk about our blog as much as we wanted! We managed to do a lot of talking, laughing and shopping ... Read more

Bloody Shirley Temples - What a fun treat for the kids to enjoy! #Recipe

Bloody Shirley Temples

Bloody Shirley Temples - What a fun treat for the kids to enjoy! #Recipe

If you are like us you can't get enough of Halloween! Here are some of our favorites so far this year, Washi Tape Mason Jar Rings Wreath, Halloween Countdown Calendar and Cheese Cloth Ghost Spirits. And now on to Bloody Shirley Temples. I'm trying to remember my first memory or experience with the actress Shirley Temple. I'm pretty sure it was when I was 8 or 10. I was spending the night at my grandmother's house and she let me watch one of the Shirley Temple movies. My next memory is a vivid ... Read more

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs Appetizer

For years Tater Tots were simply something that I occasionally served to our family at dinner. My kids loved them when they were young and they still love them now that they are adults. I have to admit that a warm Tater Tot tastes pretty darn good! My husband has traveled all over the world experiencing all sorts of exotic cuisine. When he is home guess what he enjoys just as much as the kids.....? Yup, good old Tater Tots! When the movie Napoleon Dynamite came out, my 3 oldest children were ... Read more

Reese’s Overloaded Peanut Butter Cookies

This morning we would like to introduce a new monthly contributor - Tastes of Lizzy T!  If you haven't seen Maddie and Julie's blog, definitely hop on over and check out their amazing recipes and photography!  Look for them here on the first Friday of the month to see what they will be sharing.  And look what they have in store for us today~ Hi there! We are Maddie and Julie from Tastes of Lizzy T. We are so thankful to Debbie, Tracy and Sherri for asking us to be a monthly contributor to ... Read more

Even if it isn't fall where you live, make this Crockpot Apple Butter and your house will smell like it is! madefrompinterest.net

Apple Butter

Even if it isn't fall where you live, make this Crockpot Apple Butter and your house will smell like it is! madefrompinterest.net

What is your favorite season?   I'll tell you what mine is in just a sec!  But first I need to share with you that I grew up in Southern California.  Yep, I'm a beach girl through and through.  When I was younger, I couldn't care less about seasons - just give me beach weather all year long. But then I married my husband.  Bruce grew up in Portland, Oregon and was VERY used to having seasons.  After getting married, we decided to settle down in Southern Calif. to start our life ... Read more