Friday
Oct312014

5 Fall Cookies Sure to Please! 

One of my favorite things about Halloween (and Thanksgiving) is making cute cookies. My little boy is too young to help bake, let alone eat a cookie.

But there was a season in my life that I worked as a nanny. One of my favorite things to do with the kiddos was make cookies.

Taste of HomeHalloween Cat Cookies: This is a fake and bake recipes that uses premade cookie dough with some super cute decorations.

Spookie Ginger Bread: This is so simple. You just take a basic gingerbread recipe and pipe on icing to look like a skeleton.

Property of Spencer and HillaryOreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie: Oh my. You can only make this once a year. It just sounds way, way, way too addictive.

Monster Cookies: This is an old classic. And who doesn't love an M&M in a cookie? Here is an even easier recipe that requires zero effort.

Cake Mix Candy Jar Cookies: And don't forget you can make this cookie with leftover Halloween candy!

Do you have a favorite Halloween cookie?

Wednesday
Oct292014

Giveaway time: Slow Cooker Cook Book

I am giving away a Betty Crocker slow cooker cook book over on my YouTube channel. 

This cookbook features hundreds of slow cooker recipes! There is something for everyone. 

To enter you must go to the channel and follow the instructions there. 

Good luck! 

Tuesday
Oct282014

Give thanks

Sometimes we just need a little reminder that God loves us. And that love never ends. No matter what we do. It is amazing, unfathomable, unending love. 

So just relish in that thought today. 

Tuesday
Oct282014

Fall soups ans stews to warm you up 

I hear it's fall in some parts of the country... it was 80 degrees today. It was gorgeous, but still 80. 

However,  I will pretend it is fall by sharing with you some of my favorite homemade soups, stews and chilis. 

Chicken Tortellini Soup 

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Fiesta Chili 

White Chicken Chili 

Paleo Friendly, Vegan, Dairy-Free Butternut Squash soup! 

Confetti Chili 

Quick, Chicken Corn Chowder 

What is your favorite fall soup or stew? 

 

Thursday
Oct232014

#TBT: Healthier potatoes au gratin 

I love potatoes au Gratin. They are a beautiful, cheesy, delicious side dish. 

I really love The Pioneer Woman's poatatoes au Gratin. But with the heavy cream I just can't make them... I am trying over here. Trying I tell you!!!

But last week I decided to try and make a healthier version. They are still potatoes... so there's a starchy carb and I still put cheese on them (there is only so much you can ask of me!). But man they are good.