15 Things to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

I had a little help from my son with this post, as we sat at the kitchen table Saturday morning thinking about the things we want to do together in the next few months. I’m a huge fan of bucket lists. Bucket lists set into motion little adventures (and big adventures). Here’s our little round-up of adventures to have this Fall full of creativity, some tasty treats, science experiments, and a little travel.

2017 Fall Bucket List

1) Carve Pumpkins

2) Take a trip to NYC

3) Go on a fall hike

4) Make pumpkin ice cream pie

5) Paint self-portraits

6) Visit the Baltimore Zoo

7) Build a volcano

8) Get nerdy family portraits

9) Visit a corn maze

10) Go thrift shopping

11) Go horseback riding

12) Make homemade hot cocoa

13) Design our own mugs to drink our hot cocoa out of

14) Go on a train ride

15) Have a Lord of the Rings movie-a-thon


How to Make a Spooky Delicious Meatloaf

Halloween snuck up on me this year, creepily approaching…with the Halloween weekend approaching I wanted to share a favorite among our household – a delicious discovery, a wicked twist on a classic…

So keeping in mind that it’s also #tbt tonight seemed like the perfect night to share this throwback recipe:

Zombie Meatloaf – Deliciously Dangerous!

  1. Make your meatloaf recipe as normal.
  2. Shape meatloaf into a head shape.
  3. Wrap in bacon.
  4. Use onion slices for eyes – slice slightly into them and add drop of red food coloring to center (the food coloring will bleed out making the eyes look blood shot) an onion slice for a nose, and onion slivers for teeth.
  5. Then bake as usual (about an hour at 350 degrees).
  6. “Eat him before he eats you!”


Throwback…Recipe for Pancakes with Love

Here’s another throw back post from my previous Foodie blog…Enjoy!

Today we start the day with Homemade Pancakes and sausage links (I cheated a little on those- just had to cook them) – yum! I had my kitchen assistant in tow too! This is a batter I’ve made several times before – for about two years probably now but it’s so simple to make and typically I have all the ingredients on hand that I had to share! It’s less expensive than buying the pre-made mix and almost just as easy to make than the mix up pancake batters.

Homemade Pancakes:
Yields: 8 Servings

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  1. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and pour in milk, egg, and butter.
  3. Mix until smooth.
  4. Cook in lightly oiled pan or griddle over medium heat until lightly browned.

Pretty easy, huh? Takes me about 5 minutes to make up the batter and then cooking time.

Homemade Pancakes with Dylan

He’s such a cutie…growing up though! Can’t believe how fast time flies, my kiddo turned 11 this past January, before I know it he’ll be all grown up and out on his own doing his own thing. Just reminds you how fast time can go by and how important it is to cherish every moment!