Peachy Keen Bars

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These peachy keen bars were a hit last night. Everyone that I had over really liked them. I used apple pie filling because I'm trying to use up all the jars that I canned last year. This is a good recipe to get rid of that with. You can use whatever fruit filling for pies you like with these. The crust  is ust a cake mix with butter and eggs and there's cream cheese underneath that layer. So good. I highly recommend these the next time you have some kind of Fall get together to go too. I … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Apple Cider

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Today is the perfect Fall day for apple cider. Cool, crisp, and a little breeze outside. Apple cider in the crock pot is really easy too. Just tie up some whole spices and throw in some cinnamon sticks. Let it cook for 3 hours before a party. Throw in some rum if you're feeling a little fiesty at the time too. This could be served warm or cool. Did you know that apple cider and apple juice that you buy at the store are pretty much the same thing? They both say water, apples, and concentrate … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cake with Cider Glaze

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I'm back to cooking healthier foods now, so you can all relax. No more bacon, I swear! This dessert is super healthy and great for Fall. The glaze has apple cider in it and the cake is just a box of a cake mix and a can of pumpkin. I will add in some water to the cake mix, because the water makes the cake more moist.  Sometimes the cake will be dense if it's just the can of pumpkin. Others will add in some egg whites to the batter too. Throw in some pumpkin pie spice. This cake is probably … [Read more...]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Halloween was a success this year. We hit an all time record. Instead of 4 trick-or-treaters we had 7! I don't know why kids wouldn't want to come to our house since it's probably one of the coolest decorated houses in the neighborhood. It's sad that I have to take down all my decorations this week. I was thinking of keeping my grim reaper up and putting Christmas lights around him. Someone suggested a golden halo and white cloth and he can be an angel. He is weather proof and everything, but I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

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Get the perfect pumkin pie portion this Thanksgiving by using cupcake tins. Cupcake tins are pretty amazing. You can do so many different versions of your favorite food in them. How cute would it be at Thanksgiving time to bring out these pumpkin pie cupcakes instead of a regular sized pumpkin pie? Everybody would get their own little individual pumpkin pie. I thought the pie crust would crumble right away when trying to stuff it into the muffin tin but it didn't. Thank goodness! This worked … [Read more...]

Pork Chops and Apples

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Tonight, I made a gourmet meal. My new husband had been complaining how I never made him one when I was on vacation all last week. Hopefully he shuts up  and doesn't ask for awhile now. ;) I've been trying a lot of recipes from the Pioneer Woman lately. So far, I've made Homemade Ranch dressing, Sour Cream Noodle Bake, Twice Baked Potatoes, Perfect Pot Roast and now Pork Chops and Apples. All of which can be found on her website or Food Network's website. It would be really neat to be able to … [Read more...]

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

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I wish my grocery store would get a supply of pumpkin in. They have plenty of pumpkins to carve outside and plenty of cans of Libby's pumpkin. Libby's is ok, but the store bought stuff we get is about 60 cents cheaper. I keep on going there every week to check and see if they got another supply in. When they have canned pumpkin for 88 cents a can during Thanksgiving time, I think I'm going to go there every day that sale is going on and stock up. Do you have a doughnut pan yet? If you don't, … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut Squash soup is a rich and creamy soup, perfect for a cool Fall day. I've never really had butternut squash soup before, but I love butternut squash. Butternut squash risotto is really good and so is this soup. Get squash when it goes on sale at the grocery store and serve it with a nice piece of chunky bread. It was 51 cents a pound or something like that, when I got this and only cost about $2.50 for the whole squash. Not bad. My brother gave me a new knife set for our wedding … [Read more...]