Fairy Tale Halloween

Fairy Tale Halloween

*House of Fauci’s is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.* Last year instead of letting our girls choose a random Halloween costume, my husband and I decided to have our girls dress up as fairy tale characters. At first my girls were not excited about this idea but once we put our heads together and after they decided on a character from a fairy tale we all got excited. While the girls were contemplating on what their costumes for the Fairy Tale Halloween dress up would be, they had the chance to think and talk about all the characters in their favorite fairy tale books. At … [Read more...]

Money Saving Apps and Websites

Apps & Websites That Will Have You Seeing Green

Like most families, I always try and figure out ways to save money. I think back to when I used to help my mom clip coupons, then watch her peruse the grocery store ads and then make a list of each store that she was going to go to. She would literally go to at least 3-4 different grocery stores to get the best deals that each store offered. When I look back at all of the work she did to save money, I am very thankful that in the times we live in now, there are much easier ways to save money and get money put back into our pockets. I have compiled a list of money saving apps and websites that will hopefully make it easier and less stressful for you and your family to save money. Ebates.com: Ebates is an awesome online site that … [Read more...]

Citrus Lane Giveaway

Most moms have heard of Citrus Lane and its awesomeness, but for those of you that have not heard of Citrus Lane let me take some time to let you know what it is and how it works. Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box that contains 4 or more products that are selected for the age of your child. Each month a box of fun and awesomeness will be delivered to your door and you can choose the type of subscription you'd like to make. In addition, shipping is free and boxes are shipped mid month. Citrus Lane subscription boxes are not only perfect for moms and dads with babies and kids through the preschool age but they are also great gifts for expectant moms or first birthday presents. Each box is a surprise that is filled with quality … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

I did not learn to appreciate the sweet potato until around 9 or 10 years ago. I am not sure why or how I lived so long without ever having tried the sweet potato or having known about the sweet potato. Growing up  I was never introduced to this potato and I do not even think this potato ever entered our home; I am starting to feel deprived as a child.  I have tried different sweet potato recipes such as mashed, sweet potato bites and the sweet potato casserole. I have to say that my sweet potato casserole is my favorite. It is so creamy and sweet that I cannot ever see myself serving any other type of sweet potato. When I have company on Thanksgiving I serve this dish and most often there are not any left overs. I must tell you that I h … [Read more...]

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

*House of Fauci’s is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.* When the start of fall nears I always get a craving for chili. I love the smell of chili, the texture of chili and most of all how many meals you can make with chili leftovers. Since fall just started, I decided to cook up a batch in my Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Slow Cooker and put a creative spin to it. My husband is normally responsible for preparing chili, but I thought I would take a stab at it. Instead of cooking chili on the stove top I decided to use the Slow Cooker and use turkey meat instead of chili m … [Read more...]

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

"I am a Hamilton Beach Brand Ambassador and received the 'Set and Forget Programmable Slow Cooker' for a review. All opinions are my own." It's fall and when I peruse Pinterest and Facebook I see apples, lots and lots of apples. There are so many things to do with apples; you can cook with apples, paint with apples, decorate with apples and so much more. On this day since I had an urge to break in my Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker I decided to go on a hunt for a slow cooker recipe that incorporated Apples!  I had never made an apple recipe in a slow cooker so I had no idea what I was looking for. As soon as I Googled 'slow cooker recipes made with apples' I immediately found a recipe for Apple Crisp. It looked perfect and easy to make, so I … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

Gingerbread Pudding Cake

"I am a Hamilton Beach Brand Ambassador and received the 'Set and Forget Programmable Slow Cooker' for a review. All opinions are my own." Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I am always looking for a sweet treat to serve after everyone has eaten their dinner. Since I love the smell and the sweet taste of gingerbread I decided to search for a simple recipe that was quick and simple to make. As I was searching, I landed on the Better Homes and Gardens page and found a recipe for Gingerbread Pudding Cake. It had everything I was looking for; easy, quick, simple ingredients, and it was a slow cooker recipe! I used the Better Homes and Gardens recipe but put a slightly different House of Fauci's spin on it. 5.0 from 9 reviews … [Read more...]