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Sneaking the Kid's Halloween Candy Away From Them

It's their candy but you want it out of their hands and into yours. So how can a parent tactfully regulate and restrict how much candy a kid eats without looking like the big green Grinch who stole Halloween? It can take a little witchly magic but it is possible.

Yeah, it is that wonderfully sticky sweet time of year again. Time for children to roam the neighborhood streets acquiring all kinds of wonderfully sugar laden treats to eat. They generally arrive back home tired, excited, and more than a little anxious to dig into their treat bags and all that newly acquired candy. ​

Kids would happily sit and munch through the entire bag if it were left up to them so you know that you have to intervene on this plan. It's not an easy task but with a little parental strategy and a whole lot of cunning it is possible to maneuver the candy out of their sticky little fingers and into yours. These tips will teach you the tricks to being a super Sneaky parent.

Check the candy to insure that …

Turkey Stuffing Baked Pan Style

This oven cooked dressing is made outside of the bird so you can make up extra for your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal or prepare this dish on its own any day of the week. 

You can use any pre-cooked chicken or turkey in this recipe and it comes out tasting much like the dressing cooked inside the bird.It is delicious and contains as much meat as you would like to add into it so this dish can be a meal in itself. My stuffing comes out loaded with large chunks of turkey baked into it. It is delicious!
With my recipe for pan style baked stuffing you can use leftover chicken, turkey, or ground sausage to prepare this side dish whenever the mood strikes you. For those who love stuffing but can't get enough in the bird this recipe will work too. Pop an extra pan of stuffing in the oven and you'll have plenty for everyone.
After our main holiday meal I package up my left over turkey into small size freezer bags so I can use it later. Then when we get a craving for turkey stuffi…

Apple Crumble Cake Recipe

We have an organic apple tree in our backyard that provides us with a bounty of fresh fruit ideal for home baking. It insures that I am always cooking up something fruity.

Today I am sharing my apple crumble cake recipe and it is indeed a nutritious and delicious treat. Baking with fruit adds that little extra touch of healthy to a dessert. My tasty apple crumb cake is one of my husbands favorite recipes. It is fluffy soft on the bottom with a burst of flavor on top.

Apples can be crisp, tarty, or sweet, and they taste like a tiny drop of pure heaven when they are baked up into a dessert. One of the best aspects of an apple is its taste but apples are also one of nature's most nutritious foods. They are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and fiber. They are food that is good for you.

To Peel or Not to Peel?
Much of an apple's nutrition is found in or just under the skin and this leaves one to wonder if peeling apples for baking is something we should be doing.

I often try to m…

Homemade Apple Sauce

If you have apples then you have the makings for a dessert that is ideal for virtually any occasion. 

Apple sauce is perfect for popping on top of porridge in the morning, for serving up with a meal, or as a healthy after school snack or after meal dessert. It also goes great when served as a topping sauce for pork chops or roast.

Apple sauce is an old country recipe that remains popular today. With a hint of cinnamon this dessert is creamy, sweet, and a wonderfully nutritious treat.

It only takes a minute to warm up in the microwave. and the warmed applesauce with a dab of ice cream in the middle is a delicious treat that even kids will eat.

Our apple tree is organic and supplies us with a rich harvest of apples.

For those who love their applesauce, apple pie, or apple crisp, I cannot say enough good things about having an apple peeler on hand to help out with the job.
With the number of apples we harvest in a year it truly is an indispensable tool. An apple peeler makes the harvesting jo…

Halloween Mummy Meatloaf Recipe

Looking for a little mummy for the tummy? It is always nice to serve up a gross, gruesome, or spooky dinner on Halloween night. 

The traditional foods just won't do for this oh so special evening of tricks and treats. So what are you serving up to your feasting ghouls? I love meatloaf for this holiday because there are just so very many things that you can do with it. It is definitely the food of ghouls. 

Perhaps a yummy mummy meatloaf might just be a desirable main meat fare to place on your supper table for All Hallows Eve. After all, what else would the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls in your house expect to eat before a night of haunting the local neighborhood takes place.

This spook-tac-ular Halloween recipe will rock the socks off of the little munchkins residing in your home. It will also have any visiting guests eagerly chowing down on the evenings gruel. It is absolutely a mummy for the tummy.

A Gruesomely Tasty Unidentifiable Meat? This is the Ingredient List.
1 egg

1/2 onion

3 sli…

No Egg Lemon Pie with Oatmeal Crust Recipe

I wanted to make a homemade lemon pie, I mean a real lemon pie made from scratch rather than one from a box mix. So I started sifting through my recipes but I was shocked by the amount of eggs required in a single lemon pie. Wow 4 or 5.

One large egg contains about 214 mg of cholesterol while the total daily recommended consumption for cholesterol for a person is around 300 mg per day. Studies now suggest that eggs may not be a contributing factor in excess cholesterol but I really didn't want to take the risk.

My guy has high cholesterol running in his family and I wanted a healthy dessert that he could enjoy guilt free. So I created my own low cholesterol lemon pie recipe. I designed an eggless lemon filling and combined it with an oatmeal pie crust I had previously refined. The combination tastes great together and this dessert is easier to make than you might think.

I went online to search for an eggless lemon pie recipe but I was pretty disappointed with the results. So being a …