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Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

Oct 13, 2014 | Cookies, Holiday | Tags: , , , ,

These Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles are a new favorite in our house! Buttery Crisp and soft centers make for a perfect Fall inspired cookie.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  Those of you that were on Fall Break, welcome back to reality.  We just got back from a week in CA.  I am still dreaming of waking up by the ocean.  Seriously a dream :)

I literally can’t wait for you to whip up a batch of these snickerdoodles.  Not even kidding they lasted maybe 5 minutes out of the oven before they mysteriously disappeared.  Ha!

The pumpkin pie spice sugary coating makes for a Fall fabulous cookie treat!

Hope you enjoy!
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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Oct 8, 2014 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: , , , , ,


These Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars are so simple to prepare and are loved by everyone!

Ahhhh, simple desserts are my favorite.  When you need a dessert to bring to friends, a party or potluck these are your bars.  Fun festive pumpkin flavor with delicious cinnamon sugar topping!
Hope you enjoy this simple ultra tasty bar!
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Candy Corn Pumpkin Peanut Blondies

Candy Corn Pumpkin Peanut Blondies

Oct 6, 2014 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts, Halloween


Fun and festive Candy Corn Pumpkin Peanut Blondies make for a fun treat any day of the week!

Blondies are some of my favorite treats to create.  So many fun options to play around with!  I got a call from my father in law a couple weeks ago telling me I had to create something with candy corn and peanuts….he had been snacking on that combo and raved about it!  He didn’t have to twist my arm, sounded like a great combo.
Needless to say these turned out soooo good!  The candy corn melts and gets gooey and fabulous.  Can’t wait for you to try these out!  Enjoy :)
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Apple Peanut Butter S'mores Pizza

Apple Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza

Oct 1, 2014 | Desserts, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,


This Apple Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza is great for an after school snack or for a fun dessert!  The kids love helping in the kitchen with this one too!

I am thrilled to be partnering with Pillsbury today to bring you a new pizza night idea! I wanted to use family friendly ingredients that you are likely to have on hand.  My boys love these flavors and this pizza is so simple to prepare that they get to help with every step.
Makes for a really fun family night!
Be sure to follow Pillsbury on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube or Pinterest  for how-to recipes, videos, and tips….and also the Pillsbury Pizza Site HERE.
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Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake

Sep 30, 2014 | Drinks, Skinny Palate, Sponsored | Tags: , ,


This healthy Chia, Dark Chocolate and Mint Shake is great any time of the day!

Is there anything better than a guilt-free delicious shake?  I think not :)  I’ve got a great recipe and new cookbook to share with you today that I think you are going to love!
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Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe

Sep 28, 2014 | Dinner, Meatless, Sandwiches and Burgers, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,


This Bean and Cheese Burrito Calzone Recipe is such a fun weeknight dinner idea. The kids love this twist on traditional bean and cheese burritos.

I’ve got a new weeknight dinner idea for you today!  My boys love having bean and cheese burritos on a regular basis so I thought it would be fun to create a pizza calzone with one of their favorite dinners.
With school in session and activities in full force, it’s so nice to have quick fix dinner ideas for the family.  I’m all about keeping it simple!
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Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies

Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies

Sep 24, 2014 | Desserts | Tags: , , , ,


My Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies are a simple dessert perfect for any occasion.

Fall baking is the best isn’t it?  I could not be more in love with my Iced Brown Sugar Pumpkin Hand Pies.  Literally just a few ingredients and you’ll have these warm flaky iced hand pies ready for the eatin’ :)
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Southwest Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice Bowls

Southwest Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice Bowls

Sep 21, 2014 | Chicken, Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,


These Southwest Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice Bowls are the perfect weeknight dinner for busy nights.

Dinner can be so tricky when there’s so much going on during our busy weeknights.  Between homework and the many kids activities it seems like there is no time to get dinner on the kitchen table.  I am partnering with Green Giant™ this month to bring you simple weeknight dinners with added vegetables that the whole family will enjoy.
Instead of our usual brown rice bowls with just chicken and salsa, I added Green Giant™ Honey Roasted Corn Steamer for a fun twist and more vegetables.  I used precooked brown rice that is microwavable as well as precooked chicken breast that I chopped.  Simple and flavorful weeknight dinner that is a breeze to add to your menu plan.
Be sure to enter Green Giant™ Sweepstake to win a week of free dinners prepared by a professional chef by posting your dinner ideas on  your social media pages with the hashtag #ReinventWeeknights
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Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Sep 19, 2014 | Chicken, Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , ,

My Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla makes the perfect quick and simple weeknight dinner or lunch!

There’s nothing more that I love than a hot buttery crisp quesadilla right off of the skillet.  I have developed a Southwest style quesadilla with some of my favorite ingredients.

I prepared a salsa verde shredded chicken that’s layered with 3 cheeses and black beans stuffed inside buttery tortillas.
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