Some people just don’t like cake. I don’t understand you people, but nevertheless, you exist. And because of that, I’m creating an anti-cake cake to help you guys out. (It’s still kind of a cake. Sue me). This pumpkin waffle cake is really easy to make and put together, has a wow factor, and it’s made with waffles! What’s not to love?! (Does that mean we can consider this a breakfast recipe?)
I’ve always been a Disney fan, but throw Halloween into the mix and I’m a HUGE fan. The last few years I’ve turned attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party, at either Disneyland or Disney World, into a new tradition. I love all things Halloween already, but Disney Halloweens do not disappoint! This year, I wasn’t able to go so I wanted to incorporate my own Disney touches into my home Halloween decor. This DIY Halloween poison apple pumpkin is a nod to all of the Disney villains that deserve a little recognition this time of year, and when celebrating the bad is actually very, very good!
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There’s nothing that I love more than winding down at the end of the night with my favorite warm coffee in hand and a sweet little snack to go with it. (Not sure if that’s just a sign of me getting old or if I’m just embracing the colder weather and getting cozy over here, but I’m going with the latter). And I know I’m not alone! My family and friends are the same way. So, this year, I’m going to be prepped and ready for all of those upcoming holiday house guests with my barista skills! Ha, just kidding. I’m stocking my fridge with the International Delight® One Touch Latte’™! The can makes it so easy to whip up a barista style latte for your guests without having any fancy equipment or any coffee house knowledge, which I love! And who doesn’t love pumpkin everything in the fall and cooler weather months? I’m sharing a recipe for these white chocolate pumpkin cookies that are a cinch to make, look much fancier than they actually are, pair perfectly with your lattes, and did I mention that they are delicious?!
Guys, I’m trying not to get too ahead of myself here, but I don’t think I can wait to bombard you with all things Halloween any longer. Multiple people, and I do mean multiple, have made comments about me getting a little too excited too early, but I say, screw it. As soon as September 1st hits my calendar, I’m ready for ghosts, goblins, caramel apples, and skeletons galore. And, technically, I did wait until the middle of the month to jump into the swing of things, so I think I’ve been patient enough. 😉
Either way, Halloween is hitting the blog and I’m thrilled. It’s my very, very favorite holiday and one that I celebrate to the fullest. But, to ease you guys in, I’m starting with a fall themed project first. These DIY football pumpkins can be used throughout September and well past Halloween too! They couldn’t be any easier to make and you only need a few cheap items to throw them together.
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I don’t know about you guys, but this time of year is when my schedule seems to get super packed. The universe just seems to sense the minute Halloween is over and the “holidays” come rolling in full steam ahead. Lots of family, friend, and work gatherings that are jam packed into a very busy two months.
It also seems like the same two months when I do more baking than any other time of the year! Not gonna lie…baking up festive holiday treats does get me into the holiday spirit, but it can also take A LOT of time to do, and depending on your gift list, can be a daunting task.
I know that making things “from scratch” is the preferred way to go, but guess what? It’s 2015 and most of us have lives to live besides slaving away in the kitchen. I am a huge believer in the semi-homemade method of baking and cooking and if I can make something easier on myself, I’m all for it. Especially if that way saves time and doesn’t sacrifice on taste!
Today’s recipe for semi-homemade mini pumpkin cream cheese bread, is definitely going to accomplish both of those things!
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With the holidays right around the corner, I’m always on the hunt for a delicious recipe that is easy and quick to put together, but doesn’t sacrifice on taste. It’s definitely not fun (or polite!) to be the host of a party or gathering and spend the entire time in the kitchen while your guests are waiting, so I try to select menu items that are easy to make, serve, and of course, are delicious to eat too!
Today, I’m sharing a recipe for mini no-bake pumpkin pie cheesecake that check off all of those boxes and are simple enough for anyone to make! (Even those of you that think you’re kitchen challenged! No excuses!)
I’ve always wanted to become one of those home haunters that create their own props and a full on haunted house in their yards. Unfortunately for me, the hubs has vetoed that idea pretty quickly.
Lighting effects, special effects blood, and cobwebs, of course, all make the holiday so festive and I LOVE it.
I usually tend to lean towards the creepy stuff, but I still love the cute stuff too. And if you can find a way to mix the two without being kitchey or cheesy…? Genius.
Today’s DIY is just that. (And it involves bugs, so that automatically makes it creepy, right?)
These DIY spider pumpkins are so great for a few different reasons. And I’m always down for a no carve pumpkin decorating idea too!
I’m never going to complain about a long holiday weekend, but this one seemed unusually short. It felt like any other regular old two day weekend to me. The older I get, the faster time passes by, and it doesn’t make any difference if it’s a two or three day weekend. Go figure. Hopefully your weekend passed by a lot more slowly than mine did!
In other news….Yay! It’s Taco Tuesday!
With fall weather breathing down my neck, I figured the best thing to do was embrace it with open arms and surround myself with pumpkin everything. And tacos are no exception.
And I couldn’t just make any old batch of tacos. Absolutely not. I had to throw a little bit of fun in there.
So what did I make…? Fried chicken and pumpkin waffle tacos!