Candy Corn Remix

One can only eat so many pieces of candy corn before the sickeningly sweet, tongue-covering film inside the mouth requires the need for something, anything even remotely close to healthy. When the littles have OD’d on too much fall and Halloween goodness, here’s a snack that adds a little more fruit and a tad less sugar to their diet. Whipped cream optional, but oh so good!


Make this version of candy corn using mandarin oranges, pineapple slices and a dollop of whipped cream–in candy corn color sequential order, of course!


Mr. & Mrs.

This past weekend we celebrated the nuptials of my ‘lil bro and his beautiful wife Jolene. They have grown so much as a couple since their early going-out days, and it was wonderful reminiscing about what life was like during that stage in our lives. You know, the pre-kids, pre-soccer-mom-mini-van-driving-hoards-of-laundry-house-always-trashed-finger-foods-for-dinner-home-by-7 days. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change our daily chaos for anything, but it is nice to take a stroll down memory lane every now and again and be reminded of how few responsibilities we truly had ! The Diedrich/Prahl wedding was quite a party, and we have our invited kids to thank for the lack of hangovers and impromptu river dancing that did not commence as per usual. Best of luck to the happy couple, and best wishes for a long and happy marriage!


Rice Krispy treats all decked out for the Mr. & Mrs!

Back to School

Need a snack to excite the littles before they realize their next 180 school days will be filled with homework and early bedtimes? My kiddos love the back to school anticipation. Seeing their friends daily, restarting their favorite school year extracurriculars and of course new back to school duds makes the onset of another school year not so scary. It’s amazing how different summer mode versus school year mode can be, and thank goodness for fun snacks to make the huge transition just a little bit sweeter. Happy new school year, kiddos!


To make these back to school pencil snacks I used (Wisconsin, of course) cheddar snack sticks, raisin bits, Bugles, and good ‘ol Johnsonville summer sausage for the erasers. Local and delicious! 🙂