How to Make Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree


An easy step-by-step tutorial showing how to make Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree – so, so much better than store bought! Be sure to sign up to receive an email in your inbox for each new recipe! Easiest recipe EVER. You have no excuse not to try this yourself. There are about 935 recipes that I […]

Slow Cooker Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana


Our very favorite soup – made in a slow cooker! Get ready to please the whole family with this copycat Slow Cooker Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup! Comfort food at it’s best! Be sure to sign up to receive an email in your inbox for each new recipe! This post has been a long LONG […]

Caramel Vanilla Chai Tea Latte + Applegate HALF TIME Giveaway!


This Caramel Vanilla Chai Tea Latte is one of my favorite morning treats – perfect for those days when I have a few extra minutes! I’m tired. I feel like we have been running at full-steam ahead ever since school started and I want, no, need a break. We’ve got soccer four days a week, […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups


One of my favorite pumpkin flavor combinations is pumpkin and chocolate.  These Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Cookie Cups feature a rich, chocolate cookie cup filled with creamy pumpkin cheesecake – totally divine! For those of you who haven’t enjoyed the incredible combination of pumpkin and chocolate…let me request this recipe be your first.  It’s incredibly easy […]

Easy Pumpkin Patties


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 […]

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars


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 […]

Spiced Pear Cake


This Spiced Pear Cake is a deliciously moist cake that’s perfect for the holidays! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week!!  I just love how Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends and the focus isn’t at all on presents.  I like to look at Thanksgiving as an opportunity to […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle


Thanks to Sara Lee for inspiring me to create this gorgeous, time-saving dessert that’s perfect for Fall!  This Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle is sure to impress! Happy National Angel Food Cake Day!!   Don’t you just LOVE all these food holidays??  Gives us more one reason to splurge and celebrate! Since National Angel Food Cake Day […]

Caramel Apple Shake


This refreshing Caramel Apple Shake is made with apple cider, vanilla ice cream and caramel! This last weekend we went to Apple Hill.  I was dying to go!  I had been craving some serious apple cider for weeks and I knew where to go to get the good stuff.  We stuffed our faces full of […]

Caramel Apple Empanadas


Caramel Apple Empanadas are the perfect way to get in a quick caramel apple fix without all the fuss!  Perfect for an after-school snack or a quick dessert – these empanadas take less than 20 minutes to pull together and bake!  My kind of treat :) Remember that caramel apple craze I told you about?? […]

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies


Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies combine all the fabulous flavors of Fall in a cookie! Yes.  It’s true.  I’m posting my first pumpkin recipe in August.  But hey!  It’s the END of August and this weekend is Labor Day weekend and of course September is just a few days away and when I think […]

Football Party Food and Fun

Football Party Food and Fun

This post brought to you by Popcorn, Indiana. All opinions are 100% mine. The big game is this Saturday!!  With the 49ers being only two games away from the Super Bowl – the game this weekend is HUGE!  The 49ers will be facing off against the Green Bay Packers and I’m already taking orders, I […]

Football and Field Party Cans

Football Field Party Cans

Last week I shared our NFL Kickoff Party with all of you.  If you looked at the table I’m sure you noticed the Football & Field Cans that were holding straws, cutlery, and treats.  They were a cinch to make and really added an air of festivity to the table.  Of course the Football Field […]

NFL Kickoff Party and Football Field Cake

Football Field Cake

Oh yeah!  Football season has arrived and to kick it all off we had an awesome party yesterday.  We are big-time 49er fans and have some seriously high hopes for their season this year :)  My husband just bought tickets this past week for one of their games and is BEYOND excited.  While we can’t […]

Gardening in the Fall with Pumpkin Planters


This post brought to you by Scotts Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Lately I’ve been so busy decorating for Fall inside of my house that the outdoors have been completely neglected!  There are so many ways to Find beauty in the Fall but one of my favorites is by planting flowers.  Mums are a favorite of […]

Fall Subway Art {FREE Printable}


I love decorating my home for the Fall and this free Fall Subway Art Printable makes it that much easier! Well hello September!   I love Fall.  Everything about it.  This is the time of year when I start planning out our dozen pumpkin patch trips, our annual excursion to Apple Hill, dreaming about the […]

Scrappy Pumpkins


Scrappy Pumpkins are a fun way to decorate for the Fall season! As Halloween quickly approaches, I have had fun recalling some “oldies but goodies” pumpkin crafts.  One of these classics makes use of a cardboard roll and strips of paper to make a pumpkin.  I put my own spin on this craft using decorative […]