Pumpkin Maple Donut Recipe

pumpkin maple doughnuts

Oh yes--you read right.  It's pumpkin time!  (No Heidi--it's still summer!)  Well really you can cook with pumpkin all year round if you'd like.  But this is a great treat just right for the fall.  And fall is my most favorite time of year so you can bet your boopie that I will be sharing lots of fall things already. I'm a donut girl.  My mom loved donuts so as a kid, that was always our go-to choice of treat.  She was such a fan of … [Read more...]

DIY Dirty Diet Coke

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If you don't know what Dirty Diet Coke is, here's what it is:  the most delicious form of Diet Coke you have ever tasted.  There's a couple of new stores/restaurants (I'm not sure what to call them since they serve nothing but treats) around my town that serve a dirty Diet Coke.  They don't cost much, so why the need to do my own?  Because every time we wait in the 10 minute line, my kids will be begging for cookies, ice cream, or their own … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Party Cookies

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I really want to write this post, but all I can think about is how much I want to eat these cookies sitting over on my kitchen counter... Peanut butter blossoms are a classic cookie.  And when it comes to the classics, you can almost guarantee that the variations will all be great too!  Have you tried peanut butter blossoms with dark chocolate?  Have you tried them with dark chocolate and sprinkles?  What a great way to ring in the new … [Read more...]

20 Delicious Apple Recipes


It's almost my faaaaaaavorite time of year!!  I adore the fall...everything about it.  Sometimes I sit and think (cuz I'm weird like that) about if there's anything I don't like about the fall and I just can't!  The fall is the PERFECT season!  The food is the BEST.  The leaves changing color, the cooler, crisp air, the fun holidays.  School starts up, our routine is back in swing, we are getting ready for the winter.  I just love, love, love it. … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Use Tomatoes


I bought three tomato plants this year. I absolutely love garden fresh tomatoes and I've missed having my own garden space so much. The soil where I live is terrible for growing things, so I decided to try growing tomatoes in some large containers. I made one stupid mistake though--back in April, I went to Costco and saw they were selling tomato plants three to a flat and I thought I'd buy them there. I was so stupid and DIDNT check the labels of … [Read more...]

No Bake Peanut Butter Cake Pops

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Peanut Butter Cake Pops! Okay...these actually aren't cake at all.  So I guess the term is not accurate.  But they look like cake pops so I wanted to be like the cool kids and pretend I made cake pops.  But if you are a lover of chocolate and peanut butter, you won't care that these aren't made of cake. This is a combination of peanut butter cups and cake pops, the dough is a very simple but oh-so-delicious peanut butter … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Turkey Taco Salad

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It's that time of year again--eating healthy.  It's so hard sometimes, isn't it?  I've been struggling to find healthy meals that aren't super boring.  We typically try to each lower-carb meals when trying to eat healthy because there's something about eating refined carbohydrates that just defeats weight loss. But here's one way to do taco salad that is really healthy.  Taco salad can end up being pretty unhealthy if you douse it with … [Read more...]

Smores Crack

smores chocolate crack

One the most delicious treats I discovered this year was crack.  Made with a surprising cracker base, it's sweet and salty, caramel and chocolate, aaahhhh.... My first recipe was Cadbury Crack.  Now I'm loving the new Dove dark chocolates, so I wanted to try making it with that.  I'm not normally a dark chocolate fan, but this chocolate is just so smooth and not bitter at all.  And since I was also sent a box of Keebler graham crackers, I … [Read more...]