North Pole Santa’s Holiday DIY Recipes


Welcome to my new blog page! I love the holidays, from Valentines to Christmas and everything in between. With my love of the holidays comes my family’s favorite tradition; decorating up the table full of fun foods and tasty treats to match the season. Whether it’s heart-shaped red foods for Valentines, springy Easter foods, green goodness for St. Patrick’s Day, patriotic celebrations for July 4th, mummies and goblins on Halloween, Turkey platters at Thanksgiving, or all sorts of festive and delicious foods for Christmas, I have holiday recipes for all!

People are always asking me to share some of my favorites, so what better way to share than to start a new blog to share with all of you!

As each season nears, I will post some quick and easy recipes and snacks that will make a great addition to your family’s festivities. With these treats comes plenty of opportunities for the kids to help out to get the family involved. For my family, it makes the season that much more meaningful when we work together. I will also post some fun craft and decorating ideas for each season.

I hope you enjoy. I look forward to hearing your feedback and to answer any questions you may have.

Frightening Fingers

Frightening Fingers

  Frightfully fun bloody fingers is sure to be a Halloween favorite! Halloween is a great time for some ghoulishly fun treats.  And if your kids are like mine, the creepier the treat, the more they like it.  Frightening fingers are perfect to impress your kids with their bloody fingernails and knobby knuckles. This is… Read more

Healthy & Hearty Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup


 Homemade Chicken Soup just like Grandma’s! Autumn is full of cool, rainy and windy days that seem go hand in hand with craving a comforting bowl of warm homemade soup, and chicken noodle soup is one that always hits the spot! It leaves the house smelling delicious and is so easy to make. One of… Read more

Magic Witches’ Hat Rolls

Halloween Rolls

  Frightfully fun rolls with surprise pepperoni in the brim that the whole family will love! There are so many recipes out there with Halloween themed food, but as you have probably noticed, most of them are for sweet treats. With the recent focus on trying to cut out excess or processed sugars from our… Read more

Festive Fall Treats – Caramel Apple Crisp Bites

Caramel Apple Pie Crisp Bites

  These mini Caramel Apple Crisp Bites will be the talk of any fall get together! When you think of fall, what are some things that always come to mind? I have asked several people this question and one of the most common answers is homemade apple pie and caramel apples. The delicious smell of… Read more

The Grinch Cookies – Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles - The Grinch

 The Grinch Snickerdoodle Christmas Cookies Tis’ the season for everyone’s favorite Christmas cookies and I, like so many others, have a tradition of making cookies for the holiday season.  We like to make trays of up all of the various goodies and hand them out to friends, family, or even strangers as a random act… Read more

Spooky Boo Ghost Brownies

Spooky Boo Ghost Brownies

 Who doesn’t love brownies?!?  So why not have some fun with this classic favorite and add a touch of boo this Halloween.  If you don’t have a lot of time and want to limit the sweet treats you are making for the pre-trick-or-treating adventure, this is a perfect homemade Halloween treat to inspire all the little… Read more

Healthy Fall Snack – Orange Pumpkins

Healthy Fall Snack Orange Pumpkins

   Have you noticed when searching for festive fall treats and snacks, almost everything that pops up is full of sugar. Halloween is especially difficult for parents to find nutritious foods for the kids to compete with all the sugary and chocolate treats that seem to be synonymous with trick or treating. If you are like me,… Read more

Homemade Halloween Treats – Bloodshot Eyeballs

Homemade Halloween Eyeball Treats

 A couple years ago I was the chairman for an annual bake sale at our local marching band competition. One year we decided to try something different and have a fall and Halloween theme for the goodies since it was late October. Wow, I couldn’t believe some of the creative ideas for homemade Halloween treats… Read more

Santa Claus Hat Strawberry & Marshmallow Treat

Santa Claus Hat

 A fun Santa Claus Hat Snack that everyone will be sure to love! It’s that wonderful time of the year again where we start thinking about all things Santa. What is more fun than creating a festive table full of tasty holiday snacks and treats? This is a tradition in our family that gets the… Read more

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