Cornbread Tamale Bites with Jalapeno, Cheese and Bacon

Jalapeno Stuffed Cornbread with bacon, tamale

Cornbread Tamale Bites with Jalapeno Cheese and Bacon Bite sized comfort food! It's actually cooled off a few nights here and feels like Fall. Well at night it does, it the daytime it's still in the 80's. I love Fall, but still have trouble with the whole daylight saving concept. It's getting dark … [Read more...]

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

  Pumpkin Cookies I'd like to introduce you to my new favorite cookie. Not only do they look like pumpkins they taste like the most wonderful pumpkin cookie. I made them based off my Snowball Cookie Recipe, otherwise know as "the Wedding Cookie".  Mexican Wedding Cookies, Italian … [Read more...]

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Halloween Cake with a surprise inside

Halloween Cake ideas

  The outside may look like a typical Halloween Cake, but with Halloween you can never be sure what you'll find... You didn't expect this did you? It reminds me of when you go trick or treating to someones house on Halloween night and it seems all calm and normal from the outside. Then … [Read more...]

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Pepitas (shelled roasted and salted pumpkin seeds)

  Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Since it's officially pumpkin time. Well in my house that is what I call it, as soon as mid September hits I think it's pumpkin time and I'm surprised they haven't changed October to Pumpkin yet, well I guess that would get confusing.s. I always look forward to … [Read more...]

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Halloween Party ideas and Pumpkin Jalapeno Chili Recipe

Halloween Party Menu

When I plan a Halloween party, the first thing I think of is the food. Tell me I'm not the only one. For some it's the shopping, decorating, or costumes. For me it's all about the food. This years Halloween Party features my new Pumpkin Jalapeno Chili, I've attempted pumpkin chili before … [Read more...]

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Tuna Avocado Recipe?

Avocado with tuna fish on tortilla chips

What I love about avocados, everything! 1. They aren't just for guacamole. 2. Green is one of my favorite colors so there are points earned there. 3. I love the smooth texture. Avocados go well in so many recipes. Not quite sure if this is a full blown recipe, I just mix it up and eat … [Read more...]

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Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage Dinner in 30 minutes

Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage dinner 30 minute meal

Grilled Chicken Apple Sausage Dinner in 30 minutes. Fall always seems like a great time to cook with apples. As soon as I saw the Chicken Apple Sausage I had the image of Grilled Apples with Brown Sugar. I grilled the sausage and apples on a grill pan and with the brown sugar, it gave this meal a … [Read more...]

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Mini Gold Kiwi Upside Down Cakes

Gold Kiwi Mini Upsidedown cakes

Gold Kiwi Upside Down Cakes I love gold Kiwi and look forward to "season" which is from May-Oct. It has a more tropical flavor than the green kiwi that you typically see. The skin is smooth and you can eat it, really it's not fuzzy. Since this fruit is juicy and delicious and when sliced the size … [Read more...]

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

How to make Shrimp Fra Diavolo Dinner in 30 minutes

Shrimp Fra Diavolo I've loved shrimp or as long as I can remember, as well as clams lobster and scallops. I often order seafood when I go out to eat. I typically think to myself, I make chicken at home. Since my kids don't prefer all the seafood I do, it's the time to eat it while I'm out. This … [Read more...]

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Cookie Monster Cookies

Cookie Monster Cookies

Cookie Monster Cookie Cookie Monster will never go out of style in my book. He's been a favorite for as long as I can remember. I'm glad to see the same can be said for my son. At first I was a bit surprised to see that my middle schooler wearing a cookie monster shirt to school. You know how … [Read more...]

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Cranberry Cheesecake Pie

cranberry pie

It may sound like an unusual combination, but just imagine... the tartness of the cranberries and the sweetness of cheesecake all in a wonderfully delicious pie. A Cranberry Cheesecake Pie I placed a rolled out Pillsbury Pie Crust into my pie plate and fluted the edge. This was my test pie to … [Read more...]

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Better than Starbucks Pumpkin Scone

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It's PUMPKIN time of year! Yes that should be the official name to this time of year. Have you ever had a pumpkin scone from the coffee house we all know and love? If you have, and wished you could make them yourself, then your in for a treat. I have been told MANY time that these scones are … [Read more...]

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