Caramel & Candy Corn Shortbread Bars

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This stuff. Every year that it hits the shelf, it calls my name. And my soul calls back to it...   Hello, lover.   These easy shortbread bars are ooey, gooey and loaded with caramel and candy corn pieces! The perfect fall treat! They're the perfect addition to your Halloween festivities this year! And with only THREE ingredients, you can whip them up in a jiffy! Here's your line up: Start by laying parchment paper in the bottom of a glass 9x13 dish. Did you … [Read more...]

Twinkie Scarecrows

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This year I really wanted to post a kid-friendly recipe that had something to do with Halloween. I used to teach preschool and I was so yearning to channel my teacher days to bring a fun activity you could do with your children at home this holiday season... OR in your own classroom. I racked my brain and came up with some fun ideas that had, sadly, already been created by other talented bloggers out there! Enter Twinkie Scarecrows. They're cute, friendly, and a little silly. All in … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Sausage Dip

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In the South, football is basically a religion. You either love it or hate it, but either way you partake in the festivities. I mean, really, who doesn't love hanging out with friends on a Saturday eating food and relaxing!? I wasn't born and bread a football-lover, but one walk on the University of Alabama's campus and I was a goner. It is true, I bleed Crimson and forever will "Roll Tide" be ingrained into the depths of my soul. Yet, regardless of what team you cheer on each weekend, … [Read more...]

Spooky Bachelorette Cookies

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It's that time again - for ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky! These were my first cookies to decorate post-baby and I was so excited to get back into the kitchen and get to decoratin'! A friend of mine from middle school ordered these. They were for her twin sister who is getting married very soon. They live in Texas and I haven't seen either of them in person since we used to play house in the fort in their parent's backyeard. So, as you can imagine, it was an honor to be … [Read more...]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

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I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a little of a peanut-butter-aholic. I've tried to cut my habit with other nut butters - almond, cashew, sunflower - but somehow I always find my way back to the smooth, creamy, delicious peanut! Add some chocolate and this girl is GONE. To somewhere far far away. Where she can dance through the cotton fields of peanut butter and chocolate swirls... Ok, enough. These Peanut Butter Bars are the bomb-digiddy. They have all the flavors and texture … [Read more...]

Candy Crack Cookies

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I was watching Pioneer Woman on Food Network one Saturday morning (a favorite Saturday morning ritual) when she was making her ice cream pops. They are these decadent ice cream freezer cups that have crushed candy and cookies on the bottom. Yum yum yum! If you haven't, you should totally pop on over to her website and check them out, plus all her other recipes. I'm a obsessed dear follower. Anyway, as I was watching her make those ice cream pops and secretly wishing I had one, I thought how … [Read more...]

The Best Meatloaf Ever

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I've always loved meatloaf. Next to spaghetti, I could literally eat it every night of the week. This is my favorite meatloaf recipe and my go-to when I need to indulge in the sweet comfort of this dish. I cannot stress enough that this is recipe is one of the most amazing things I've not only made but put in my mouth. And the BEST part of this meatloaf... the part that makes it the best meatloaf you'll ever eat is this: Drum roll please... YES! Cheeze-its! White Cheddar … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

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This is my favorite time of year. Colder weather, leaves changing colors, and football Saturdays. A spin off the classic buffalo chicken dip, these easy buffalo chicken pinwheels are a must have at your next tailgate or football party! Here's your line up: Shred your chicken and place in a large mixing bowl. *I shred my chicken by boiling chicken breasts until cooked through and then placing them in my stand mixer. Mix on medium-high speed with the paddle attachment and watch the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Gingerbread

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Well, it's officially October so I'm going to jump on the band wagon and start posting some fall recipes around here. To be honest, I'm not a huge pumpkin fan. Call me crazy, but it's true. I like to decorate with them and carve them, but when it comes to the taste I'm just not ever hankerin for something pumpkin. However, this bread... Ohhhhh, this bread. Every year when it hits October, this bread is a MUST. It is the most delicious pumpkin bread I've ever had! So moist, full … [Read more...]

Party Hat Cookies

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When I was little I never liked wearing those paper hats you get at parties. You know, the ones with the oh-so-uncomfortable elastic string that goes around the bottom of your chin. "It bothers me" I'd say to my parents (or anyone who was listening). I really think I didn't like wearing them more because it messed up my hair than it actually bothered me. I still have issues with that. Don't mess with the hair! Sometimes I really wonder how on earth my husband loves me. A couple years ago a … [Read more...]