Archives for October 2013

Chewy Chocolate Caramel Blondies

Anything but basic, these dense and chewy blondies can be customized to your liking! This version is studded with gooey, chocolatey caramel.

The BEST Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread (or Muffins)

This soft, moist pumpkin bread — perfectly spiced and studded with chocolate chips — is so delicious, it will replace any other recipe you’ve tried!

Features & Fun Friday #8 ~ Top 5 Thanksgiving-Worthy Pies, Exciting News, & A GIVEAWAY!

Oh my goodness…where did October go?! It’s the last Friday of the month, and that means it’s time for some features and some fun! Stay tuned for a mouthwatering pie round-up, an exciting announcement from Five Heart Home, and — to celebrate it all — a giveaway! {Top 5 Round-Up ~ Thanksgiving-Worthy Pies} I realize that we still have Halloween on the horizon next week, but shortly thereafter, it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving! Or if you’re really on {Read More}

Mixed Greens Salad with Mandarins, Toasted Almonds, & Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

This Asian-inspired vinaigrette — bursting with flavors of ginger, garlic, sesame, soy sauce, rice vinegar, & honey — is the perfect accompaniment to mixed greens topped with sweet orange segments, crunchy almonds, and creamy avocado chunks.

Fool-Proof Flaky Butter Pie Crust

Making a homemade, flaky, all-butter pie crust from scratch is unbelievably easy with just a few tricks and tips, and it’s so delicious that you’ll never want to buy a pre-made pie crust again!

Slow Cooker Chicken & White Bean Chili

After bubbling away in the crock pot all day, warm, comforting white chili — studded with juicy chicken, tender white beans, and tangy green chiles — is topped with your favorite garnishes: fresh cilantro, crunchy tortilla chips, gooey cheese, creamy avocado, zesty salsa…the possibilities are endless!

Guest Hosting: Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party!

Hi, everyone! It’s not often that you hear from me twice in one day, but I have something exciting to share this evening! This week I’m guest hosting the Moonlight & Mason Jars Link Party over at Cherished Bliss! If you’re not sure what a link party is, it’s a great opportunity to check out some fabulous links from a bunch of different bloggers, all in one place! You’ll find recipes, crafts, and lots of seasonal fall and Halloween fun. {Read More}

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween

Frosted chocolate cupcakes are turned into cute Halloween spiders with just a few fun embellishments!

Trick or Treat ~ Free Halloween Printable

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that October is already almost halfway over. In fact, can I make a confession? I just now finished setting out my Halloween decorations. I’ve had some fall decor up since the beginning of September, but I got sidetracked and busy, and I neglected to add my Halloween stash when October rolled around. Oh, the mom guilt! But as of this weekend, that’s remedied…my kids can now stop pestering me {Read More}

Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken

Chicken dinner is a winner, winner when it’s topped with Parmesan cheese and Panko bread crumbs and baked until juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Pumpkin Vanilla Parfaits with Maple Cinnamon Pecan Granola

A blend of vanilla yogurt and pumpkin puree is layered with Maple Cinnamon Pecan Granola to create beautiful parfaits that taste like fall!

Frosted Brown Butter Banana Bars with a Graham Cracker Crust

Brown butter gives these banana bars a deep, caramelized flavor, enhancing the toasty graham cracker crust, the soft banana bar layer, and the sweet frosting.

Cheesy Biscuit Cups ~ A Quick and Easy Meal to Use Up Leftovers!

These tasty biscuit cups come together quickly using refrigerated biscuits, and they can be customized to a variety of flavors depending on the type of leftover meat filling and shredded cheese you use.

Pink First Birthday Party

When you’re born into the world after two big brothers, odds are your mama is going to make sure you are immersed in plenty of pink to balance out all those years of blue. So naturally, it only makes sense that your first birthday party would follow the same theme… A little over a year ago when we were expecting our third child, we decided that we didn’t want to find out the gender ahead of time. Already having two {Read More}