Strawberry Almond Rice Pudding

strawberry almond rice pudding

School is officially in session at the East 9th Street household! Brecken's first day at a new school went off without a hitch. She even told me that tomorrow I don't have to walk her to her classroom, she's a big kid and can do it by herself. Now I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feel about that. Part of me is proud of my shy kid for wanting to this by herself, the other … [Read more...]

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread Recipe

pumpkin bread recipe

Food can trigger some pretty awesome memories. Whenever I eat a caramel apple (which is rare), I think about the times my friends and I used to "run" the Pikes Peak Ascent (PPA). We felt we deserved, or better yet, were entitled to the richest, most fattening thing we could stomach and for whatever reason, we felt loaded caramel apples from Rocky Mountain Chocolate … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

pumpkin bundt cake recipe

This post featuring my pumpkin bundt cake was sponsored by Eggland's Best. An Eggland’s Best coupon, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Eggland’s Best. Regardless opinions are 100% mine and yours may differ. Every Thanksgiving my mom makes about 3-4 large loaves of pumpkin bread. My brothers, who are in their 30s, still argue over who gets to lick the … [Read more...]

Halloween Bark with M&Ms

halloween bark with plain and peanut m&ms #shop

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday of the year. I like the colors, the flavors and definitely the costumes! This year there will be no dressing up for me as the day after Halloween we're embarking on a new adventure and moving across the country. Again (more on that later). But just because I'm not dressing up doesn't mean that I'm still not going to enjoy myself. … [Read more...]

Snickers and Bacon Cookie Bars

Snickers and bacon cookie bars #shop

College football is a big deal in my house. When I wake up on Saturday morning, the first thing I do is turn the television to ESPN. I love listening to the banter between the hosts and it's always a treat to see which mascot head Lee Corso pulls from behind his studio chair. Some days I'll watch the games while I work and others, I just want to sit down with a table full … [Read more...]

Brownie Cookie Milkshake


Confession time. I am TERRIBLE at making cookies. Maybe it's because I don't have patience. I'm sure that it. Or maybe it's because I eat all the dough. Either way, since I can't bake a decent cookie to save my life, I usually buy them at my local grocery store. One of my favorites is their brownie cookies. They are so soft, so crumbly and so chocolatey and the inspiration … [Read more...]