Cinderella’s 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Cookies

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It’s Fall! You know what that means? It means golden trees, crisp winds, and fall foods…Especially pumpkins! I can now officially begin baking everything pumpkin: cookies, pies, cakes, breads and so much more. The pumpkin spice will be filling my home inviting the holidays.

As I do around this time, I begin looking for new pumpkin recipes to try. I keep the old favorites passed down from my mom but I always want to add variety. This year, I was checking out what was new on the Disney Family website and I discovered these cute Cinderella Pumpkin Cookies, which if I think about it, it is kind of fitting. Cinderella did go to the ball in a pumpkin after all.



The recipe is pretty simple to make. It uses a pre-made pie crust and the rest of the ingredients are simply whisked together. Then it is baked and served. No fuss and very little mess…unless it is my kitchen. Somehow it always looks like a tornado twisted through my kitchen. However, it is totally worth it for the yummy pumpkin treats.

Use the recipe below to make your own Cinderella Pumpkin Cookies or go to and check the recipe out there. They also have other fun crafts and activities the kids are sure to enjoy.

Cinderella’s 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Cookies

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Store-bought or premade pie crust
  • 16-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons 100% maple syrup
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Large, circular cookie cutter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pencil
  • Toothpicks

Photo and recipe from Disney Family

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Using the cookie cutter, cut out 6 circles and place them in a cupcake tin — pressing each down along the edges
  3. Whisk together the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a bowl
  4. Fill the pumpkin mixture in each of your mini pie crusts.
  5. To create stencils, draw a shoe and pumpkin on the cardstock, then cut them out.
  6. Place the stencils on top of the remaining pie crust. Then using a toothpick, trace around the edges of the stencils to cut a total of 3 pumpkin shapes and 3 shoe shapes.
  7. Place your pumpkin and shoe pie crust cutouts on top of your mini pumpkin pies.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Voltron Will be at the New York Comic-Con

Exciting news!!! DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender Season 4 will be debut on Netflix October 13th with six all-new episodes! Shiro, Keith, Pidge, Lance, Hunk, and Allura will all return in this new season. However, even though the gang is back together, things are not the same; Paladins have changed lions, Allura is now a Paladin, and things may not be “ok” between Keith and Shiro. Not to mention we still have Lotor and his crazy plans starting to take shape as Allura and her team focus on building the Voltron Coalition.



This new season will be just as epic as the previous seasons with many event-changing surprises. Check out the trailer for season 4 below.

If you are heading to New York Comic-Con please see below for all Voltron related activities including panel and signing!

Friday, October 6
3:00PM – 4:00PM (location TBD)
Executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Josh Keaton (Shiro) and AJ LoCascio (Prince Lotor)

Saturday, October 7
DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, A Netflix Original Series
11:00AM – 12:00PM Main Stage 1-D
With Shiro back at the Castleship, Keith makes a choice that causes a rift between him and Team Voltron. As Allura and team focus on building the Voltron Coalition, Prince Lotor’s plans start to take shape. Join executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, Josh Keaton (voice of Shiro) and AJ LoCascio (voice of Prince Lotor) as they offer a sneak peek into the highly-anticipated fourth season of Voltron Legendary Defender. The panel will be moderated by Chancellor Agard of Entertainment Weekly and all attendees will receive a New York Comic Con exclusive poster created by Montgomery.

Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember on DVD

Elena is back with all-new adventures now on DVD with the release of Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember! In this all inclusive holiday DVD edition, we get to join Elena and her friends and family as they celebrate holidays that honor the past, cherish the present and look forward towards a magical future! Some of the holidays Elena and her family celebrate are Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Navidad (Christmas), and Carnival.



The Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember DVD is packed with laughs, new characters to cherish, and heart with four celebration themed episodes:
1) A Day To Remember
2) Navidad
3) King Of The Carnaval
4) My Fair Naomi

and two bonus episodes:
1) Crystal In The Rough
2) Captain Turner Returns

The DVD also includes a FREE Exclusive Elena Locket with a picture of Elena!

After watching the dvd, I found the different ways Elena’s culture celebrates the holidays interesting. For example, in “A Day to Remember,” Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in the cemetery where her family is buried. Everyone comes together to share food and remember the loved ones they have lost. In America, cemeteries are usually haunted scary places only the brave enter on Halloween. Often they have zombies, Ghosts and ghouls.

Another example is the “Navidad” episode, which is all about different traditions and the characters coming together for one large celebration.

Along woth the wonderful traditions for the kids to learn about and enjoy, there is also a song for each episode. The songs are toe-tappingly fun that, if heard enough, become sing-a-longs…and trust me they will be heard again and again hahaha. Check out one of the songs from “Navidad” below.

Elena of Avalor: The Way We Do Navidad

I am sure all Elena of Avalor fans are going to love Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember. Those who are not fans, may just become one. I give this five stars!

More about Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember:
Synopsis: Light the candles, prepare the feasts and share the fun of Celebrations to Remember.
Join Crown Princess Elena, along with her family and friends, as they honor the past, rejoice in the present and greet the future with music, laughter and love. Whether celebrating Navidad, Dia de los Muertos or Carnaval, new and older traditions alike play a part. And even though everyone doesn’t always agree on the best way to get the party started, one thing is perfectly clear: holidays aren’t about what you do; they’re about the special people you spend them with!

Voice Cast: Aimee Carrero (Freeform’s “Young & Hungry”) as Princess Elena; Jenna Ortega (Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle”) as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell (“Sofia the First”) as Migs; Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) as Luna; Carlos Alazraqui (Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”) as Skylar; Emiliano Díez ( “George Lopez”) as Francisco; Julia Vera (ABC’s “General Hospital”) as Luisa; Christian Lanz (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Chancellor Esteban; Jillian Rose Reed (“Awkward”) as Naomi; Joseph Haro (“Awkward”) as Mateo; Jorge Diaz (“The 33”) as Gabe; Keith Ferguson (Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out”) as Zuzo; Joe Nunez (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) as Armando and Jane Fonda (“Grace and Frankie”) as Shuriki.

Creator/Executive Producer: Craig Gerber (Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First”)

Release Date: September 12, 2017
Ratings: TVY (US); G (CE)
Run Time: Approximately 132 minutes (including bonus)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages: English, French & Spanish
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish

Spooky Ghost Jar Cozy Red Heart Crochet Pattern

Photo by Red Heart

The official Red Heart website has featured several new crochet patterns that are perfect for the Halloween Season!
I love nearly all of them however, the Ghost Jar Cozy is certainly one of my favorites and a must share. I plan to crochet several of these to decorate my home. I want my Halloween theme to be Boo from Mario and I think these will be a great addition!



Set the stage for Halloween fun with this ghoulish jar cozy! It’s easily crocheted and then given personality with simple embroidery stitches. DESIGNED BY Michele Wilcox Red Heart

Items needed:

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each 316 Soft White A and 312 Black B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 4mm [US G-6]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • To download the pattern click the image below. This will take you to the Red Heart site where you can save the pattern and learn more about the craft. You will also be able to order the supplies if those are needed as well.


    Disclosure: I did not receive money to share this pattern. I only share and recommend products or services I think will be a good fit for my readers. All the opinions are 100% my own. In exchange for referrals, some posts may contain affiliate links that I may receive commission for payment. (See more here)

    Free Downloadable Disney Menu Planners

    I have another great share from one of my favorite sites, Disney Familyy. This time Disney Family has featured several Menu planners inspired by some of our favorite Disney Characters. I absolutely love these planners, they are perfect to help include the kids in creating meal ideas. Simply pick their favorite character, write down their meal ideas, and create a shopping list. Be sure each meal has some yummy fruits and/or vegetables.

    Ready to start your week with a game plan? These printable meal planners make it easy for your family to prep the week’s menu and start grocery shopping.

    To get the whole family involved, have each member suggest a recipe they’d love to make. Whether it’s a tried and true favorite, or a fun new recipe to try together, having a Disney-themed meal plan gives kids something to look forward to every night of the week. Disney Family



    To download the Menu Planners click each image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then Print and fill out for the best week of meal. The characters include:

  • Olaf from Frozen
  • The Incredibles
  • Mufasa and Simba from the Lion King
  • Buzz and Woody from Toy Story
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Vanellope Von Schweetz and Ralph from Wreck it Ralph
  • Frozen Disney Menu Planner

    Incredibles Disney Menu Planner

    Lion King Disney Menu Planner

    Toy Story Disney Menu Planner

    Winnie the Pooh Disney Menu Planner

    Wreck it Ralph Disney Menu Planner

    Be sure to check out the Recipes on My site for some wonderful yummy ideas!

    Free Coloring Page featuring Summer from Disney’s Princess Palace Pets

    Rapunzel has a large amount of palace pets, from an adorable pony to a cute little Kitten. In fact, the kitten she has is named Summer. She is a yellowish kitten with blond hair, green eyes, and a pink bow. Like Rapunzel, she wears flowers in her hair.

    Summer’s story is a little more dark than most Palace Pet stories. She was obviously a stray, alone and cold with disheveled fur and dirty from living on the streets. It’s sad to think she had been alone and hungry. When Rapunzel found her, she took the kitten in rescuing Summer and treating her to all the wonderful things life has to offer.

    Summer’s Story:
    When Rapunzel found this kitten, she looked matted and dirty, but she knew what she needed: a home and pampering time at the Royal Beauty Salon! Summer and Rapunzel love to walk together in the meadows.



    This Printable coloring page is free to download! Then simply print and color for some Princess Palace Pet Fun. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.

    Amount you wish to Donate

    To download The Summer Coloring Page:
    1. Click the image below
    2. Save the PDF to your computer
    3. Print, color and enjoy

    You can download more free printable Disney Princess Palace Pets on my blog here:

    Once the page has been colored, please share. I would love to see the art and share some of them on my facebook page.

    Descendants 2 Gives a Glimpse of Social Problems

    There are so many ways to be wicked and in the all new Disney Movie Descendants 2, fans learn just how many ways there possibly are to be wicked. Descendants 2 in now available on Disney DVD and Digital with all its epic wickedness combined into one epic story.

    The Descendants 2 continues where Descendants left off. We have a group of teenage rebels that have began a new life in the city of Auradon away from their villainous parents. Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay continue their journey as they learn what it means to be good and make a life of their own choices. Unfortunately, Mal isn’t finding the transition as simple as she would have hoped. The constant pressure to be something different leads to a near mental breakdown causing her to run back to the Isle of the Lost.



    While I wouldn’t say that this is the most epic of sequels, I do think that Descendants 2 is a wonderful musical with a great story. The themes touch on many social problems we face in life today. For example, one such theme is the way many sports still have trouble allowing a woman to play professionally on the same team as men. We still have yet to see a women on an NFL team.

    Descendants 2 gives us a glimpse of the subject of women joining professional sports when Lonnie, the daughter of Fa Mulan, wishes to join Fencing. However, according to the archaic law, “section 2 paragraph 3 eleven dash four: a team will be comprised of a captain and 8 men.” Of course, like Mulan, Lonnie doesn’t give up easily, and with the help of Jay, she transforms the sport forever. Let me just say, the way it all works out makes me love this film even more.

    Along with the social problems we face in real life, Descendants 2 also focuses on the repeating theme found in many Disney shows and movies: Always be yourself. It is a theme I have always liked and is very prominent in Mal’s life. As she attempts to be the good girl, she learns that she isn’t happy with the constant battle to be as others expect her to be. It takes a journey after a near mental breakdown to learn that she didn’t need to change for anyone, she was loved for who she was originally.

    With such a wonderful story, I give Descendants 2 five stars. It is a wonderful continuation of the story all us fans have come to love about the Descendants franchise. The DVD is definitely worth a purchase. To top it off, the DVD also comes with an awesome necklace with five different pendants featuring the dragons for Mal, the dog bones for Carlos, The heart for Evie, the snake for Jay, and the pirate for Uma.

    Descendants 2 Pendants – Front

    Descendants 2 Pendants – Back

    After buying a copy of Descendant 2, be sure to check out all the printables featuring the Descendants on my blog here: Descendants Printables, crafts, and activities. There are party supplies, coloring pages, paper dolls, and more.

    Star Wars Rebels Season 3: Thrawn and Maul

    Star Wars Rebels Season 3 introduces an Expanded Universe Character into the Star Wars Canon. When the Phoenix Squad begins taking a more prominent role in the battle against the empire, they discover that their battle will be far more difficult than they imagined. Grand Admiral Thrawn, a strategic genius, begins learning about the rebels and the way they do things in order to combat the nasty menace.

    Season 3 is an epic tale dealing with massive duels, crazy droids and of course Hera, Kanan, Ezra, Sabine, Chopper, and Zebb. They are joined by allies and familiar faces in season 3 as they travel the galaxy hoping to rid the universe of the empire.

    Star Wars Revels Season 3 is now on DVD and Blu-ray. Grab your copy from today.



    I got the chance to review the Collection and I have to say I was on the edge of my seat. We get to see so many new characters as well as familiar characters that return from near death. Grand Admiral Thrawn, Saw Gerrera, Obi-Wan, and Maul are a few of the characters that share their story in the all new game changing season.

    Personally, I always felt that Maul’s story was cut short far too soon. I found it awesome that Maul continues on in Rebels and continues to try and take Ezra as his apprentice. The Obi-Wan/Maul battle is a don’t miss scene where the two sides of the force collide in an epic battle on Tatooine.

    Check out the Behind The Scenes: Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul Clip below:

    The original Trilogy starts forming as the story lines progress and the Empire gains power. Thrawn is certainly the Rebels most difficult adversary they have seen yet as he strategically combats their constant attacks. His uncanny ability to sniff out the traitors constantly puts rebel forces at risk and sometimes death. Check out the Behind The Scenes: Thrawn clip below:

    The all new season did not disappoint. Star Wars lives on in the rebels as we learn what transpired before A New Hope. I certainly give this collection 5 stars!

    Read more about the Rebels Series and grab the free printables on my blog here. Then grab a copy of season 3 and let the adventure begin!

    Printable Disney Princess Bookmarks

    With School going and books coming home, corners are being folded (gasp) to save the page where we can continue reading. This year Disney is giving us the option to stop the folding corners abuse with some magically wonderful bookmarks featuring Disney Princesses!

    Whatever book you or your “mini me” are reading, these printable Disney Princess Bookmarks will help guide you on your journey — whether discovering gadgets and gizmos a-plenty or adventuring in the great wide somewhere. Disney Family



    The bookmarks include:

  • Ariel
  • Aurora
  • Belle
  • Cinderella
  • Eleanor
  • Jasmine
  • Merida
  • Pocahontas
  • Mulan
  • Rapunzel
  • Snow White
  • Tiana
  • To make the bookmarks:

    1. Grab the bookmark templates by clicking the image below and saving the PDF to your computer
    2. Print the bookmarks on cardstock
    3. Cut out the bookmarks and use to keep your place in a book

    NOTE: All cutting should be done by an adult.

    DisneyNature Born in China Printable Activity

    Disney’s Born In China, narrated by John Krasinski, transports audiences to some of the world’s most extreme environments of China where few people have ever ventured to witness wildly intimate and adorable moments in the lives of three animal families – a doting panda bear mother, a 2-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey, and a mother snow leopard. It is the seventh theatrical release from Disneynature, which brings the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share wildlife stories that engage, inspire and educate. The breathtaking footage and high-definition quality picture is captivating for audiences of all ages and is a must-add to the in-home collection. Disneynature’s newest true-life adventure film “Born in China” journeys into homes on Digital and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack TODAY, Aug. 29.



    Check out the clip below for a sneak peek into Born in China.

    To celebrate and learn about these 3 families Born in China be sure to grab the educator and activity packet from DisneyNature Born in China Official Website by clicking the image below.

    Activities include:

  • A different language – solve the symbols
  • Panda Story Board
  • A Leopard’s Journey
  • Craft a snowflake
  • Make a Kite