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...]

Pot Roast with Butternut Squash and Dried Plums

Slow roasted Pot Roast with Butternut Squash and Dried Plums is the best comfort food around. A wonderful choice for Sunday supper, easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day.  Methods for oven roasting and slow cooker are shared for this recipe. It's been raining for days now....I'm feeling soggy.  And tired.  There's something about rainy days that make me incredibly sleepy.  And wine, that makes me sleepy too.  Last night I had too much wine and today it's rainy so I just … [Read more...]

Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes

Creamy, pumpkin cheesecake spiked with bourbon and smothered with buttery pecan praline, the perfect ending to any holiday meal.  Mini Bourbon Pumpkin Praline Cheesecakes will soon become an annual tradition.   I don't usually cave to trendiness....but sometimes I have to bend my own rules a bit.  Especially, when it comes to sharing some of my favorite recipes.  One of the ways I learned to cook was through my tendency to be a people pleaser.....or a people impresser.  Whenever a … [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...]

The Very Best Vanilla Pudding

Rich, creamy and sweet, Vanilla Pudding is the epitome of comfort food. So simple to make you’ll never reach for the instant stuff again. Fantastic for an every day treat but elegant enough for entertaining. One of the first things I ever learned to make was vanilla pudding. It was so simple, especially when you bought a package of instant pudding….you, literally, had dessert in a matter of minutes. I always preferred the stovetop instant pudding over the “mix and stir” variety, there was … [Read more...]

Easy Ghost Donut Pops // Video

Wow your little goblins this Halloween with these super easy Ghost Donut Pops that take no time at all with a few simple tricks.  Perfect for school parties and Trick or Treat pre-gaming. :-) So...we bought our first pumpkin yesterday.  I'm sure it will be rotted out well before Halloween but Landon is ready to go.  We bought a costume at Home Goods a few weeks ago and he's already taken it for a test run quite a few times. And since we count down to various events by the number of … [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...]

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

A creamy, sweet dessert studded with apples and walnuts then drenched in a caramel sauce that will knock your socks off.  Caramel Apple Bread Pudding is the most incredible dessert for fall, easy to make and great for entertaining.   Who else is sweating out an Indian summer right now?  I can hardly believe it, we had a few crisp days where I was thrilled to pull out my jeans and long-sleeved tee's....then, without warning, it's 90 degrees again.  It's the time of year when you don't … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Why buy Pumpkin Pie Spice when you can make it at home in just seconds.  More cost effective than buying it in that teeny, tiny jar at the store and you probably have all the ingredients already in your pantry.   I have big plans this year....BIG plans.  I'm going to make my first pumpkin pie.  Yep, that's first.  And I'm going to share all the gritty details with all of you here.  If you remember....I'm not a big pie maker....I, actually, am really bad at making pies.  Now, … [Read more...]