Pumpkin Spice Caramels

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Soft, chewy, buttery, and perfectly spiced, these Pumpkin Spice Caramels are impossible to resist. And here I am with another “pumpkin” recipe that doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin…#donthateme. Trust me, these caramels will have you thinking “pumpkin pie” anyways.  It’s kind of funny how recipes that have pumpkin pie spice in them totally make you […]

Teriyaki Meatballs

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These delicious Teriyaki Meatballs make for a killer appetizer or an amazing dinner when served over a bed of rice! It’s time for another edition of “What Trish made for Chris’ Potluck Friday party!” Woohoo! Anyone else excited?  I figure if I can no longer come up with blog post ideas, at least I’ll have […]

Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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 This isn’t your average carrot cake recipe.  It’s loaded with pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice for the greatest flavor combination in history.  And then I topped it with the most amazing frosting of all time…Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting – the cupcakes you need to make this Fall! I […]

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze

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These easy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze are perfectly moist and bursting with flavor – the quintessential fall breakfast! Bake some up today! It appears that fall is finally on it’s way here in Sacramento.  We are expecting rain the next few days and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  I am SO over the […]

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

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This amazingly simple, and deliciously creamy Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff needs to make it onto your menu this week! It’s still freakin’ hot here in Sacramento but I figured if I was willing to make the meal in the slow cooker, then perhaps you guys were ready to see it.  Crossing my fingers I’m not […]

Homework Station Turntable

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 Homework time doesn’t have to be a pain! This Homework Station Turntable keeps all homework supplies at your fingertips! Now that the boys have been in school for awhile and a routine has been established, alright, a loose routine has been established, I’m able to see the areas that need improvement.  One of them is the […]

Buffalo Wing Pretzel Sticks

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These Buffalo Wing Pretzel Sticks are the perfect snack to enjoy while watching the game! Chris has been going on and on about me making appetizers for when he’s watching football.  He’s all like “It’s not just apple and pumpkin season…it’s football season too!”  Wah, wah, wah. Whatevs.  So, I made him these Buffalo Wing […]

Easy Pumpkin Patties

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Delightfully easy Pumpkin Patties are the perfect no-bake treat to celebrate the season with. The cute factor here is off the charts! It’s a little ironic that my first pumpkin recipe of the season doesn’t actually contain any pumpkin –  like, at all. But I hope you’ll forgive me because these pumpkin-shaped patties have cute written […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

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These amazing Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins make for a delicious and satisfying breakfast on-the-go or a great after-school snack! Thanks to the National Peanut Board for sponsoring this post. You guys may have figured out by now that I’m kind of a big fan of peanut butter (biggest understatement of the year..).  We like peanut butter […]

Freezer-Friendly Baked Mozzarella Sticks

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These Freezer-Friendly Baked Mozzarella Sticks are going to quickly become a staple in your house.  Perfect for after-school snacks, late night munchies, and game day! Fried mozzarella sticks are one of my all-time favorite foods. Melted cheese, crunchy, flavorful coating, dipped in ranch or marinara…oh.my.gosh – what’s not to love? I love cheese. Like, big, […]

Blender Blue Cheese Dressing Recipe

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This Blender Blue Cheese Dressing recipe is perfect for wing dipping, salad eating, veggie munching and a whole lot more!  In less than five minutes you can be enjoying the best blue cheese dressing of your life. Blue cheese has been my favorite dressing for as long as I can remember.  I get it with […]

School Year Time Capsule #MakeAmazing

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This School Year Time Capsule is a fun and creative way to preserve all those special memories that are created all year long! Now that the boys have been back in school for a few weeks, the paperwork is starting to come home…in droves.  It’s a struggle that I encounter every year – trying to decide […]

Bacon Potato and Cheese Waffles

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These freezer-friendly Bacon Potato and Cheese Waffles make school mornings just a little bit easier and a lot more yummy! I’m crazy excited to be partnering with Challenge Dairy as an ambassador for their Real Challenge Foodies program this year.  I’ll be bringing you awesome recipes, like this one, made with real Challenge butter! Anyone have any trouble […]

Small Batch Cheddar Twists

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This Small Batch Cheddar Twists recipe is perfect for making just the right amount for you and your family!  Made with ingredients you probably already have on hand, these twists are fun and are so easy to make! Fall is on it’s way and for those of us in hot Sacramento, it can’t come fast […]

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars

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Oozing with caramel goodness, and bursting with sweet apple flavor, these easy Caramel Apple Crumble Bars are the perfect way to celebrate the season! Apple season is here and with it all things caramel apple.  I am so excited to share these bars with you today.  They are hands-down one of my favorite apple recipes […]

Caramel Banana Nut Muffins

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These Caramel Banana Nut Muffins are bound to be your new favorite breakfast treat! Pockets of sweet caramel make these muffins impossible to resist! The boys and I are still recovering from our whirlwind vacation this past weekend.  Saturday was my birthday and we decided to head down to Southern California for a little birthday […]

Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Ranch just got a little bit more interesting.  I have yet to find something that this Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing doesn’t taste good on! Avocados are pretty much my most favorite thing EVER.  Love them anyway I can get them and the thought of pairing that creamy deliciousness with buttermilk ranch gets me drooling every […]

Teacher Survival Kit Gift Idea #MakeAmazing

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Show some appreciation to your child’s teacher with this fun Teacher Survival Kit Gift Idea! Perfect for back to school or Teacher Appreciation week! My little sister, Ashley, finally got a full-time teaching position a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier for her.  Ever since she and her husband moved to Virginia […]

Baked Crab and Artichoke Rangoon

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Baked Crab and Artichoke Rangoon are an amazingly creamy and savory appetizer! Made with cream cheese, marinated artichoke hearts and crab! I have been addicted to crab and cream cheese rangoon for as long as I can remember.  I remember making them for the first time probably a good 15 years ago and just marveling […]

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

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There’s nothing more comforting than twice baked potatoes – unless you turn them into a casserole! This Twice Baked Potato Casserole has all your favorite flavors from a twice baked potato but in a deliciously fabulous casserole form – yum! Pure comfort food.  That’s what this Twice Baked Potato Casserole is all about.  Last week my […]

Kitchen Storage Container Labels – Free Printables!

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Get organized in the kitchen with these Kitchen Storage Container Labels – free printables! With so much going on this summer our house has been less than perfectly organized.  A couple of weeks ago we did some serious cleaning in the boys’ rooms.  It’s amazing the amount of stuff they amass in such a short […]