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Friday, September 30, 2016

Apple Bundt Cake with Cider Caramel Sauce

This delicious bundt cake is brimming with apple flavor. It is good on its own, but the apple cider caramel sauce takes it to the next level! 

close up of caramel apple bundt cake

     It's Friday!!  I hope you have been enjoying the apple week festivities as much as I have.  I really want to take a bite out of each and every one of these apple treats!  I know ate more than my fair share of each of the apple recipes I shared though, so maybe I should run around the block once or twice first!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

This delicious caramel sauce is kissed with apple cider.  You are not going to believe the flavor it gives.  Perfect for drizzling over cake, ice cream, waffles, apples or eaten off a spoon! 

spoonful of apple cider caramel sauce with thick caramel drizzle back into jar

       My new favorite caramel sauce has arrived!!  This is so good.  Not to toot my own horn or anything (toot, toot!) but I think it might just be the best caramel sauce I've ever had.  It is as rich and creamy as you would want a caramel sauce to be, but there is a bit of a tart apple apple flavor in there that wakes up your tastebuds and will make them do a happy dance to boot!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Apple Cheddar Pinwheels

       The time has finally come.  It's apple week!  Some of my favorite bloggers and I have been furiously working to get a great group of apple themed posts together for you guys.  Today we are sharing appetizers and drinks.  I can't wait to click over and see what everyone made because just reading the names has made me hungry... and thirsty!  An Apple Brie Rollup with an Apple Cider Margarita?  Don't mind if I do.  Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup and an Apple Pie Smoothie?  Sure, I'm in!!  So many great recipes all in one spot!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Coffee and Cream Cinnamon Buns

Your favorite coffee house drink and breakfast treat have now become one amazing thing! These coffee and cream cinnamon buns are a must try!

      I hope you're sitting down.  No really, pull up a nice comfy chair and get ready for what I am about to throw your way.  It's good.  I mean, it's really good.  Coffee and Cream Cinnamon Buns are like your expensive coffee house favorite and an ooey gooey cinnamon bun got together for a night of craziness and this is what resulted.  I mean.... good!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Fall and Winter Fruit Salad

    During spring and summer, throwing together a fruit salad is so easy.  Dump in some delicious fresh berries, mix, done!  I just love berries, so it I only have eyes for them when they are ripe and delicious.  But we are heading into the season where a couple of things happen.  1. Berries get super expensive. 2. They taste like crap anyway. So we have to scramble and do something different.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Creamiest Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

The creamiest stovetop macaroni and cheese recipe I've ever tried! It is good on it's own or stir in some ham for a simple family pleasing dinner. 


     This macaroni and cheese is comfort food at it's finest.  It is quick to put together and makes the creamiest macaroni and cheese you've ever had.  In the time it takes to boil the noodles, you can throw together the sauce and chop the ham.  Then all you have to do is toss it together and dinner is served! If your family is anything like mine, creamy and cheesy are crowd pleasing words and this recipe is sure to get two thumbs up!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Grandpa Joe's Pumpkin Apple Muffins

These muffins ooze fall. Loaded with pumpkin, apples and warm spices, they are soft and delicious bakery style muffins. This recipe has stayed a family favorite for good reason!

     Soft delicious bakery style muffins are a great way to start the day. These babies are loaded with fall flavors like pumpkin and apple. They are a great grab and go breakfast for busy days. Toss one to the kids on their way to school or grab one for yourself before jetting to work.

    They are also perfect with a cup of coffee for a leisurely breakfast.  Maybe you could call a friend and catch up over muffins and a cup of joe.  If you prefer you could do a little catching up with yourself instead! ;-) Just make the muffins and enjoy a couple fall flavored moments!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sweet or Savory Apple Cider Waffles

Apple cider waffles can be made sweet or savory. Use them as a base for pulled pork or drizzle them with syrup or caramel.

     Apple cider waffles can be made sweet or savory. We have enjoyed them piled with apple cider pulled pork and slaw for dinner. For a treat, try them drizzled with cider caramel and topped with a dollop of whipped cream. They are hard to beat!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

These pancakes are heartier and healthier than traditional flapjacks. You are going to love the oatmeal and berries in these babies. Breakfast is served! 

       Start your day off right with oatmeal and blueberry cooked into fluffy pancakes. This recipe comes together quickly and adds a bit of nutrition to one of our favorite breakfast staples. A stack of blueberry oatmeal pancakes is sure to put a smile on your face and make your tummy happy too!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Great-Great-Grandma Langhorst's Dutch Apple Cake

   This is a recipe from my Great-Grandma Rees's mom.  It is meant to be a breakfast cake, like a coffee cake.  My grandparents used to make a bunch of these up in the fall when they had a lot of apples and freeze them for the rest of the year!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos with Cilantro Cream

These creamy, cheesy buffalo chicken taquitos have just enough kick.  They are wrapped in a crunch shell that crisps up in the oven, no frying required. The cilantro cream sauce takes them to the next level!

      Football season is here!  It never quite seems real the first few weeks.  Am I the only one that feels this way?  I mean it is a hundred bagillion degrees outside still.  We had to rush home from a family BBQ covered in sweat to draft our fantasy team.  To me football, chili and fall go together so these first few weeks when it is still summer make it hard to get my head in the game.

     Then there are the couple glorious weeks where it is nice out.  Thank goodness we have a T.V. in the garage so we can at least kind of keep up on the big games while still enjoying the weather.  By the time November rolls around, this little mama is ready to reserve Sundays for a big pot of chili, my favorite Steelers gear and plenty of football!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Peanut Butter Apple Pancake Pizzas

A perfect breakfast or fun snack, these peanut butter apple pancake pizzas will leave you with a smile on your face every time!

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     I don't know about you, but around here it seems that life just keeps getting busier by the minute.  Of course one of the most hectic times of day is the morning.  Getting everyone up and dressed and out the door on time is a challenge under even the best of circumstances.  Making sure we've had a nutritious breakfast before we go just adds to the stress.  But as with all things busy, the best way to tackle the problem is with a game plan!