Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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I don't know about you but come October I am obsessed with everything pumpkin and everything "Pumpkin Spice". From coffee to cream cheese, you name it, as long as it's got pumpkin in the title, I'm into it. There's just something so warm and inviting about the combination of spices used to make up what is classically known as pumpkin pie spice. It's great in dishes both savory … [Read more...]

Fall Favorite: Apple Cider Granita

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It's Fall! Hooray!!! I may have entered the season kicking and screaming but as soon as the leaves begin to change and that cool crisp air sets in, I'm an easy convert. Plus, what's not to love about Fall, right? Pumpkin and apple picking are two of my favorite activities and let's not forget about Halloween! There's lots to do and more importantly, so much to eat! The weather … [Read more...]

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Cupcakes

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Believe it or not, I rarely if ever get to watch Food Network or any other network for that matter. Mommyhood and work keeps me pretty busy. But recently I caught an episode of one of my favorite Food Network Chefs, Giada Di Laurentis and boy was I glad I did. She was doing an episode called Giada's Kids in The Kitchen and it was really cute. She made a bunch of kid-friendly … [Read more...]

Feed Yourself First: Beet Berry Blast Smoothie

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Why is it that as soon as we become parents, we seem to completely forget about our own needs? And I'm not talking about going to the gym or getting a mani/pedi, I'm  talking basic needs like food and water.  Maybe it's just me but after four years and two kids I'm still guilty of this and it's got to stop. Don't the flight attendants always tell you to place the oxygen mask on … [Read more...]

Easiest, Crispiest Bacon You’ve Ever Had!

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You know that when a person claims something is the "easiest" or the "crispiest", they better mean it. And I do! Seriously, folks, I'm not a bacon eater but my husband is and he approves of this method without question. And whether you are a bacon fan or not, you have to agree, it's kind of a pain in the butt to fry it up in a skillet on your stove top. Grease spatter is … [Read more...]