Monday, November 23, 2015

SRC: Homemade (Gluten Free) Granola with Quinoa

Granola is one of my favorite snacks to have on hand at all times.  It's a delicious and healthy snack and a cinch to assemble.  However, with my schedule the past several months I honestly can't tell you the last time I made a batch of granola.  So, I decided to change that thanks to this month's Secret Recipe Club exchange.

While looking through this moth's assignment, Without Adornment, I came across several tantalizing recipes.  {Vegan} Pumpkin cinnamon buns, eggnog french toast{Vegan} apple rhubarb galettegrilled apple pie and ooey gooey single serve brownie, just to name a few.  All of these had my mouth watering, but when I came across a recipe for a simple homemade granola I knew that is what I was making.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Homemade Hostess Breakfast Basket

Flowers, a bottle of wine or champagne are always a welcomed gift to every hostess.  While contributing to the main course is  always appreciated, thinking a bit longer term never hurts either.  All meals are a labor of love, but meals around the holidays; Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are on a level all their own.

The host and hostess spend days, weeks and even months planning and preparing for the big day.  So the thought of what will be for breakfast the day after the big event probably never crosses their mind.  So a basket packed with goodies for breakfast the next morning is a thoughtful, sweet and personalized "thank you" to the person who has put so much work into the event.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

I'm ashamed to say it's been months, maybe even a year since I've developed a new muffin recipe.  I'm not quite sure what happened, but I have definitely been slacking in the muffin department.  And the pumpkin department.  I mean it's mid November and this is the first pumpkin recipe I've shared.  Can you say slacker???  Well...

...Until now.

I guess it's true a what they say, good things come to those who wait.  Because, let me tell you something.   These muffins are nothing short of pumpkin amazingness.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip

One of the simplest dip recipes I've ever made is the ever so popular red pepper jelly dip.  I mean it's hardly even a recipe; a block of cream cheese with pepper jelly poured over the top.  But, it's so good and so addicting.

Since we are officially in the "seasons of food" I decided to give that infamous dip a little holiday twist with the addition of cranberries.  I promise, this addition doesn't complicate the recipe at all.  It's still a matter of opening a package of cream cheese and a jar of jelly, but you mix in a touch of cranberry sauce to add a nice holiday twist.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK people!

Can you believe it?  It seems like yesterday we were lounging in the pool and soaking up the sun and now here we are about to give thanks, celebrate the birth of our amazing Savior and ring in the new year.  Where, oh where, has the time gone?

This week and next week are dedicated to Thanksgiving eats.  I'm sure you all have the turkey and dressing care of but I'll be sharing a variety of appetizers and desserts...and just maybe a side or two.  Yesterday I shared a delicious, oh-so-addicting, and very easy caramel apple dip.  This dip is to die for and is perfect to snack on before or after the big meal and it's also great to whip up for drop-in visitors through-out the holiday season.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Caramel Apple Dip

When I think of fall there are several things that come to mind but there are two things that really stick out; pumpkin and apples.  Right now it's nearly impossible to look around and not spot something involving one of those two flavors.

Caramel apples are one of my favorite fall desserts.  There's something so enticing, so mesmerizing, so magical about an apple dipped and coated in caramel.  It's my weakness.

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