Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pull Apart Bread Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Behold! My first pumpkin recipe of the season!

Yes, I realize it’s September 26th, but we are DAYS away from October sooooo close enough.

Put your pitch forks away and just accept this very delicious and very easy pumpkin recipe.

Pull Apart Bread! Filled with pumpkin, cream cheese and sugar! Topped with butter and cinnamon sugar! Baked to perfection! Drizzled with more sugar!

Eaten warm, it could bring nations together. I’m sure of it.

Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread Cinnamon Swirl Donut Bread

Hold onto your hats friends, I’ve got another *fat pants* recipe for you, and this one is RIDICULOUS. I’m so so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today because it is so amazingly good!

A sweet cinnamon swirled cake, baked until perfectly moist and then dipped into melted butter and coated with cinnamon and sugar!! If that doesn’t make you excited for dessert, then I don’t know what will.

You have my friend Machel to blame. Last week, she employed me to create a clone to a very very similar item found at her grocery store a few weeks prior. I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so of course I gladly accepted and a few days later here she blows.

This is a pretty simple loaf to make, you just need to be prepared to get a little messy whilst dipping the whole loaf into melted butter…and then cinnamon and sugar.

Better than Paris Crepes Better than Paris Crepes

My love of food and cooking has always been with me, but didn’t really blossom until I went away to college and had to cook for myself. At first, I’d eat out a lot {hello freshman 15 25} but then I started copying my Mom’s recipes to have copies in my recipe box so those semesters away, I could make good food. Crepes was at the top of this list.

When I made them for the first time in my Sophomore year for myself {and by default for my roommates too} one of my roommates and best friends, Amy, insisted these were the best crepes she had ever had. She was the one who deemed these better than Paris crepes because she had just spent a semester studying abroad in Europe.

Surely she has been mistaken I thought. There is no possible way these could be better than the crepes you get is Paris. It’s PARIS.

But then I went to Paris last Fall and tried them for myself and by golly, I think she was right.

Lemon Sour Cream Waffles Lemon Sour Cream Waffles
Make Acai Bowls at Home! Make Acai Bowls at Home!

I’m kind of in love with these Acai Bowls you guys. It’s a problem?! Ok, not really. But based on how boiling hot I’ve been with this little furnace of a baby growing burning inside of me, I’m guzzling all sorts of liquids and eating all the cold things. Smoothie bowl? Right up my alley. Considering it’s getting harder and harder for me to eat sugar, this frozen-fruit-turned-into-soft-serve-thing has become all the more appealing.

Before I ever really knew about Acai {pronounced ah-sigh-ee} Bowls, I kept seeing pictures of these gorgeous fruit filled smoothie bowls on Instagram. After a little more digging, I was able to find out WHERE to buy what I needed to make these, HOW to make them good {ie how I like them} and WHAT I needed to add to make them completely child-friendly so my kids would willingly gobble these up for breakfast or lunch.

Turns out you don’t need very much stuff to make these amazing bowls AND there are lots of options and variations so you can make them how you like.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Danish Chocolate Cream Cheese Danish

It’s the little things, you guys.

That sentence probably doesn’t make any sense, but it’s something I’m going to be working on this year as an informal resolution of sorts: to pay attention and enjoy the little things in life.

For instance: last week, my friends came to pick me up and take me out for an impromptu birthday dinner/baby shower. I have some pretty stellar friends, you guys 🙂

They were super sneaky and made sure to get my husband in on the surprise! I had a bit of a suspicion that something was going to happen, but wasn’t quite sure what. Man oh man, sometimes when you get caught up in mothering two kids and growing a third that you forget how fun girls’ nights are on a random Monday night. There was nothing complicated or fancy about it {which is totally my style} and completely casual and fun! I suppose they could have made it more complicated {like this baby shower I threw with a friend….oops?!} but honestly, I wouldn’t of had it any other way.
The more I think about this, the more I realize how much I enjoy the little, uncomplicated aspects of friendship. Believe me, I could do without some of the drama too, but it’s truly the little things that I am trying to focus on and remember, like this thoughtful party.

Caramel Coconut Cream Oatmeal Caramel Coconut Cream Oatmeal

Well, howdy friends.

I’ve got a fun opportunity for you today!

Have you heard of Quaker before?

No? Have you been living under a rock?

Yes? Great!

I have been using Quaker Oats in my recipes for years because they taste great! My kids love a good bowl of oatmeal in the morning, especially when it has some of their favorite goodies mixed in 🙂

WELL, Quaker is on the hunt to find America’s next great oatmeal flavor. They have lots of flavors already, but they’re looking for the next big thing! Here comes the Bring Your Best Bowl contest!

This contest is celebrating the versatility of oatmeal and all the ways to enjoy it by inviting you lovely people to submit your most inspired oatmeal flavors using 2-5 ingredients for a chance to win $250,000, and have your combination brought to life as Quaker’s newest oatmeal flavor.

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