No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies // Video

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessPies #CollectiveBias Indulge a little bit with these easy to make No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Pies.  A lighter version of pumpkin pie, this recipe is whipped up in minutes using Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese for a dessert you can enjoy almost every day. I like something sweet at the end of every day, like a little treat that signifies the day is over.  Kind of like … [Read more...]

Everything Bagel Spice Blend

Salt and spice and everything nice, that's what this blend is made of.  Everything Bagel Spice Blend is a mixture of everything you find topping an Everything bagel.  It's easy to make and tastes great on just about....everything.  I'm not a big bagel fan...all the dough and carbs is usually a turn off for me, however, if I get a whiff of an Everything Bagel within sniffing distance...all bets are off.  And, let me warn you, I'll try to share to shave off some of the regret later but I … [Read more...]

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Oats, peanut butter, pumpkin and spices are combined masterfully to create these No Bake Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites.  The perfect pre or post workout snack...or just to curb a craving for something a little sweet.   How was everyone's weekend?  The weather was beautiful so I got all fall and bought a bunch of mums to replace the dried and depressing flowers that were still in my flower pots.  None of the buds are quite open yet since it's still early so everything just looks like a green … [Read more...]

Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Sauce

This easy dinner is cooked in one skillet, a wonderful addition to your weeknight meal rotation.  Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Tarragon Sauce are ready in under 45 minutes from start to finish and are so amazing they're great enough to serve to guests.   I'm reluctant to believe that this time of year is any busier than any other time of the year.  In fact, I feel like when the summer ends and we school starts things are more predictable...more routine...and less … [Read more...]

Tuna Salad Tacos

Bite sized treats perfect for an after-school snack, Tuna Salad Tacos are a fun way to change up your usual tuna salad sandwich. Mini soft taco shells are filled with the best tuna salad ever and topped with tasty taco toppings.  Quick, easy and healthy! I have a secret...I've been holding out on you.  I didn't do it intentionally but it's time I come clean.....I have the best tuna salad recipe ever.  No....really....I do.  It's simple and fresh and packed with protein....and you're going … [Read more...]

Easy Tomato Jam

Tomatoes cooked down until sticky sweet, this Easy Tomato Jam is simple to make.  Tangy, sticky and perfect for entertaining. All you need is a little time, patience and some you don't eat the whole batch all by yourself. It's raining tomatoes.  At least in my area it is.  I found this amazing, secret farm stand just around the corner from my house about a month or two ago.....just in time for the end of summer.  And I've lived here for two years now, this is the first I … [Read more...]

Crunchy Caramel Apple and Brie Quesadilla

Sweet, savory and so amazingly good, this Crunchy Caramel Apple and Brie Quesadilla is great for breakfast or dessert.  The granola is a fantastic addition to an already tasty treat.  Easy to make in minutes, you'll be noshing on these all season long. I don't know why this happens but as soon as Labor Day is behind me I don't scramble for the pumpkin spice everything, I'm a caramel girl.  Salted caramel, caramel caramel, chocolate caramel, homemade's all me.  I can eat that … [Read more...]

Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Shallots and Walnuts

A simple side dish made stellar, creamy goat cheese, sweet shallots and crunchy walnuts add a wonderful contrast to green beans that have been blanched and sautéed in a bit of butter. Green Beans with Goat Cheese, Shallots and Walnuts make a beautiful accompaniment to a variety of main dishes and can be served hot or at room temperature. How was everyone's Labor Day weekend?  Did you all enjoy the last few "unofficial" days of summer?  I had planned to spend the weekend at the beach with … [Read more...]

How to Make The Very Best BLT

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Hellmann’s.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always. Tomato season is here, so why not punch up your lunch with the Very Best BLT.  Thick sliced white bread toasted to perfection then piled high with juicy ripe tomatoes, spinach, salty bacon and slathered with mayo.  Back to school never tasted so good. I’ve been talking about Back to School for a couple weeks but it’s finally here. The buses have hauled the kids away for the day and the … [Read more...]

Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries and Sunflower Seeds

This post is sponsored by ALDI.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always. Leftover roasted chicken is the key ingredient in this easy Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries and Sunflower Seeds.  Ready in just a few minutes and perfect for the kids lunch boxes…or your own! So, remember the Sunday chicken we made the yesterday?  You know, the simple one with just a handful of ingredients that resulted in the best chicken ever?  Yeah…that one.  Well, I hope you saved your leftovers … [Read more...]