How To Make The Best Pumpkin Bread Ever

The recipes that mean the most to me have a personal history. An interesting backstory if you will. Of course they also need to produce food that is absolutely delicious. This recipe for Pumpkin Bread ticks all the boxes for me. So here’s how to make the Best Pumpkin Bread ever! The Backstory on this…
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Safe and Creative Ways To Volunteer

During Covid-19, everything in our world has changed and we’ve had to adapt to a new way of doing things — even volunteering. Volunteering in person may not be the safest thing to do for others right now, so we need to find safe and creative ways to give back during this socially-distanced time. Why…
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Apple Cinnamon Dog Biscuits

Our dog Buttercup is a doggie gourmet and a genuine food snob. But even she loves these homemade Apple Cinnamon Dog Biscuits created with the help of our friends from the Humane Society! This is just one of the recipes that the Humane Society asks volunteers to make for the dogs staying at the shelter.…
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I’m Rachel - a wife, mom and school psychologist turned blogger living it up in Southern California.

Over the years, I’ve discovered that joy can be found in the simple pleasures of life that make us happy and nourish the spirit. For me, those pleasures are found in family, relationships, travel, food, and creativity.

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