Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

September 30, 2014

My kids and I love pumpkin muffins. It's only officially been fall for 9 days but we've already made 2 batches of pumpkin muffins. Last year I ran out of pumpkin pie spice and discovered how easy it is to make your own. After playing around with quantities (my kids like a little sweeter spice, so it's heavy on cinnamon) and using only what I had on hand, we came up with this mix.


2 tbsp ground cinnamon

4 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and store in a small jar (like a canning jar).


We're Having A Sale!

September 1, 2014


My kids started school last week and today is the first day of September -- I'm starting to think about fall. To help you get ready for school bake sales, fall birthdays and Halloween, we're having a sale! Use coupon code HELLOFALL to save 20% off everything in the shop.

The fine print: Sale ends at 11:59PM Wednesday, 9/3. Offer not valid for prior orders.

Heart Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

August 31, 2014

Easy to make and totally kid approved: heart shaped chocolate chip bar cookies. I made these for my kids' back to school lunchboxes this week but they'd be great for Valentine's Day, party favors or just because.

I went old school and used a modified version of the Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Recipe. (It's basically the same except I used 2 tsp of vanilla instead of one and didn't add any nuts.)

Need a heart cookie cutter? We have them in the shop.

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