Friday, October 30, 2015

Quick Fall Party Mix

Happy Friday everyone!  Can you believe tomorrow is Halloween?  Are you all ready?

My little guy is beyond ready!  We've painted pumpkins, visited the pumpkin patch, tonight we're carving pumpkins and tomorrow he'll transform into the Incredible Hulk and we'll head to my brother and sister-in-law's and hit the streets so the little man can trick-or-treat to his hearts content.

But, before those trick-or-treaters start knocking on your door I have an incredibly simple, yet oh-so-addictive snack mix to share with you.  This party mix consists of Chex cereal, pretzels, M&M's and candy corn.  Because what's a fall snack mix without candy corn?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mississippi Roast

What did we do before Pinterest?  I mean honestly, it's one of the best inventions ever!  It's also one of those inventions that I think to myself, "Why didn't I think of this?"

So, what did we doe before that infamous virtual bulletin board?  Oh, that's right we printed out recipe after recipe, clipped (and quickly misplaced) recipes from magazines and so on.  We didn't have those cute kid crafts, simple lifestyle hacks, and forget "pinspiration" or the infamous pinterest fails.

I contribute a lot of my finds to Pinterest, including this particular recipe.  It seems like for a series of weeks, every time I pulled up Pinterest for anything, inevitably I would see this recipe for Mississippi roast.  I would see it, think it looked good and keep on scrolling.  But apparently Pinterest knew something I did not, it knew that I NEEDED this recipe in my life.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Chocolate Stout Brownies

It's no mystery that one of my favorite desserts is a super chocolaty, fudgy, gooey brownie.  Cut me a piece, pour me a glass of ice cold milk and I'll be perfectly content.

So, when I was perusing GG's blog, Glamorous Glutton, I found numerous recipes that had my mouth watering; easy tortilla chipsrhubarb cordialmars bars blondies, and caramelized banana bread (which I will be making once I get rid of the boatload of sweets in my kitchen at the moment)...just to name a few.  I loved reading over GG's blog this month for our secret recipe club exchange, there were several recipes I wanted to make but all bets were off when I came across her Rebellion Beer Brownies.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Garlic Butter Spaghetti and Chicken

Few things in life make me happier than garlic and butter.  Combine those two, and well you have one very happy camper.  Slather it on a piece of bread, brush it over biscuits, toss some noodles in it, the list goes on and on.

Those two ingredients are so incredibly simple, but when they come together they make an amazing duo.  Like in this simple but perfect dish.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Raspberry Lemonade Crinkle Cookies

Crinkle cookies have long been a favorite of so many.  Especially the chocolate version that is oh-so-popular around Christmas.  What is it about those cookies that is so enticing?  Is it the chewy, crackled cookie?  Or is it the white, powdered sugar coating?

Maybe, it's just a combination of all the above.

But why stop with the chocolate?  Right?  Right!

So, by now you know that I'm quite the lover of lemonade.  Pink, yellow, blueberry, the list goes on and on....and on.  But why stop the lemonade love with the drink?  Let's carry that on over to baked goods.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Roasted Beet Hummus

I have long been a fan of hummus.  A deliciously simple dip that's bright and lemony with a healthy amount of garlic. It's also perfect for dunking lightly salted pita chips and assorted veggies.  Oh, it's also sooooo easy to make.

Now, all that's a winning combo in my opinion.

I've played around with a few flavor variations of hummus, the most bold addition to the dip was roasted red pepper, which was awesome,  So when I saw a recipe for roasted beet hummus I was excited, intrigued, and a bit nervous.

First and foremost I was drawn in by the color of the dip.  I mean, it's pink so what's not to love?!?  Then I read about it and learned it got it's intense color from roasted beets.  I've always loved beets but wasn't quite sure how they'd be added to hummus.  But, there's only one way to find out, right?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pink Starburst Cocktail

If you were to give me a package of Starburst and tell me to pick out my two favorite flavors you would see a pile of pink and red quickly form.  But, if you told me I could only choose one flavor, it would have to be the pink Starburst hands down.

From the first time I tasted Starbursts, pink had my heart.  Not only is it my favorite color, there's just something about that beloved pink candy that tastes so darn good.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Homemade Pink Lemonade

When it comes to lemonade I have a few requirements.  It has to be the perfect balance of sweet, tart and a hint of sourness.  I'm one of those sour-loving people.  I mean, I like to feel it in my jaw and have my cheeks pucker.

I know so of you are quite the opposite, and probably reading the above paragraph you're thinking "that girl is crazy".  But, what can I say, I love my sour stuff.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Old Fashioned Pink Popcorn

Aside from pumpkin spice everything, October also means something else.  Pink.  October, as so many of you know, is breast cancer awareness.  I love the awareness and support that comes about during this month.  Like many people, breast cancer has touched my family and taken someone so very special to me.  I hate it.  I hate cancer of any kind and I love that there are so many people dedicated to finding a cure!

This week our town, along with many others, is gearing up for the annual Race for the Cure.  So, in honor of that amazing event, my blog will be turning pink this week too!  All the recipes making appearances this week will have that beautiful pink hue.


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