Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Halloween Candy Bites




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Trick or treat!  Today I'm sharing these Halloween Candy Bites; not only are they super easy to make but they are also really tasty with chocolate, dates, pepitas and almonds.  The perfect snack for your little goblins that they can even help with.  While I made these myself, I could picture my granddaughter helping decorating this treats.  I can also see her dipping her finger in the chocolate mixture and smiling.  Having fun in the kitchen is where it is at with your little "sous chefs."

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Apple Pancakes with Apple Maple Sauce


Apple Pancakes with Apple Maple Sauce
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Ladies and gents start your griddle as you are in for a real treat today!  We love these Apple Pancakes with Apple Maple Sauce.  They are the fluffiest pancake recipe I have ever tried and the apple topping sauteed in maple syrup is fantastic.  Don't wait for breakfast, have these any time your heart desires.  And in our case they were an afternoon snack.  Yep, you know being a food blogger means you might not be able to make and take pictures for the actual meal and this was one of those time.  Of course my taste tester never turns down the 'goods' even if it is close to dinner time.  Trust me - you, your family and friends will flip over this tasty recipe.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Easy Pumpkin Banana Quick Bread


Easy Pumpkin Banana Quick Bread
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The other day the DIY Guy was walking in the kitchen when he noticed some overripe bananas on the counter (well actually the entire kitchen smelled like bananas - they were that ripe!)  In the past, I maybe would have thrown them in the freezer thinking I would use them some day but this time he asked if I could make something.  I also happened to have about a full can of pumpkin leftover that I didn't want to go to waste so I thought why not try to combine the two and make this Easy Pumpkin Banana Quick Bread.  While is not an original recipe, I did decide to kick it up a notch with a creamy maple glaze - that my friends really put it over the top!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies



Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips
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Let's talk turkey pumpkin!  Tis the season for all that goodness and today I'm sharing these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.  Most of us, or at least me, love all kind of recipes with this seasonal squash.  But hmmm, why does it have to be seasonal?  Pumpkin all year long sounds good to me but you need to stock up in the fall on some cans, as it's hard to find other times of the year.  Believe me I've tried!  No worries today though, so put your feet up, pull out a glass of icy cold milk, and enjoy a couple of these tasty treats.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Apple Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad


Apple Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad
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We are getting into one of my favorite times of the year - fall.  The air is crisp, the leaves are turning colors and the holidays are coming.  How does this Apple Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad sound for your table?  It's the perfect vegetarian side dish that you, your family and guests will enjoy.  The roasted sweet potatoes and crispy apples are married with a Maple Vinaigrette that will tantalize your taste buds!  Be sure to stop by Real Housemoms where I am sharing this side dish recipe.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Monster Energy Bites


No Bake Monster Energy Snack Bites
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Well, school starts today around these parts - did I hear kids boo and moms cheer?  Though I think my kids always looked forward to getting back, seeing their friends, and wearing their new clothes :)  The toughest part was getting up early again!  When they were in grade school, I would try to get them back on a schedule about a week before school - sometimes with success and other times not!  Usually those first couple of days they would come home dragging a bit and starved.  Having a snack on hand was really important.  I liked hearing about their day sitting over some munchies like these Monster Energy Bites.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tailgating Party Menu Plan


Plan your tailgating menu with these tasty recipes - perfect for game day!

Time to get your game face food on!  It's that time of year when tailgating is all the rage and you'll be needing some recipes to feed those hungry fans!  Even if you aren't tailgating, these recipes are great for sitting around the TV at home.  So root for your favorite team and score with these beverages, side dishes, desserts, snacks and main dishes. And go Vikings!