Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pie BItesI planned on sharing these Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites earlier this week, but I had a technical glitch with my camera ( :( ) and so they are just getting posted today. But that’s ok, because they are delicious little treats that are perfect if you need a last minute Turkey Day dessert – or breakfast, or yummy little snack. You are going to love these Pumpkin Pie Bites  because they don’t take nearly as long to bake as a normal pie does and they are crazy delicious! They have been a complete hit. I have seriously had to fend my kids off of them so that I had some around long enough to snap a few pictures of and they have both asked for them for Birthday treats. I love that you can have just a “bite” of pie if that’s all you really want. But I won’t judge if you have a few bites – I know I would! Let me get you the recipe so that if you’d like to make them for Turkey Day, you can get to it. Luckily, if you’ve been planning for a traditional Thanksgiving, you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand. Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Rolls

Delicious Pumpkin Pie RollsWith my family’s love for pumpkin pie and cinnamon rolls and sticky buns it’s not wonder that we loved these Pumpkin Pie Rolls. With their sweet and spicy pumpkin filling and soft delicious bread, they are the perfect combination of pumpkin pie and cinnamon roll. We love them with a little homemade sweetened whipped cream or even ice cream – but they are fabulous on their own as well. I’ve served them for breakfast and dessert and these Pumpkin Rolls seem to fit the ticket for either occasion.  They are super easy to make because they start with Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls so you can get a jump on things and get out of the kitchen a little quicker. You can find the recipe for these Pumpkin Pie Rolls here

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Caramel PuffCorn

Caramel PuffCornThe first thing you need to know about this Caramel PuffCorn is that it is amazing. You need to make it, now! Yesterday would have been better. Let me tell you about this caramel puffcorn. I’ve seen it around. I was never ever tempted to try it though. I think I had the cheese puffcorn in my head or something, or it just looked to plain, but whatever the reason, I never even thought to try it. On Halloween, my kids and I were trick-or-treating and one of our neighbors stuck little treat bags in my kids buckets and made sure I knew she had put it there so when I saw the homemade treats I would know it was safe to eat and not from a stranger. I didn’t give it much thought until we were back home and my mini pulled hers out. I snuck a quick bite, set it on the counter and tended to some trick or treaters. When they were gone I went back to the counter to get some more and the entire bag was nearly gone. My dad had found it and so did my husband. Before I knew it I polished the rest off and went to check out one of my son’s buckets. He had scored some of this outrageous caramel puffcorn too! It’s buttery, and caramely, and I love the light airy texture! I opened it, my husband rushed over when he noticed I had another bag, and my son asked, “what are you two doing? Is that mine? Is it good?” I nonchalantly said, “It’s ok.” He knew better though and wanted to know why we were focused on that stuff instead of all the other treats around. He tasted it and put it back in HIS basket – where he wanted it to stay. What a stinker!!!! My husband asked, “Well you can just make some, can’t you?” I needed to buy some fundraiser stuff from that neighbor’s daughter anyways, so I set off among all the trick or treaters to take care of the fundraising and to beg for the recipe. Ok, so the fundraiser was just an excuse, I really just wanted the recipe, but after you try this stuff you will totally understand. My neighbor (Hi, Stacy) told me she lost her recipe, the one she liked even better, and sent me a recipe to build from. Which I did and we love this recipe. I have made it five times since Halloween. Everyone who has tried it raves about it and asks for the recipe.  Just make it. This Caramel PuffCorn is too die for.  Continue reading

Caramel Apple Chex Mix

Delicious Caramel Apple ChexFall. We’ve talked about Fall before and how I have this love-hate thing going with it. I hate sending my kids to school. What can I say? They are pretty darn cool little people that I love spending time with. And yes, I’m very selfish with the time that I have with them. I know that I am going to blink and they will be all grown up and off conquering the world. From that perspective, I simply do not like Fall.  Thank goodness for everything else that Fall has going for it! I find the cooler {not COLD} but cooler temps refreshing. I love the colors. I saw a quote on Facebook that read, “My favorite color is Fall,” and I think it’s spot on. And finally, let’s not forget about the flavors of fall! Apple, pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, cloves…. seriously, what’s not to love? I think I love them all. And this recipe combines several classic fall flavors into one Chex mix treat that is to die for. I mean it. We love Chex mix  and I have shared several versions with you already. My husband always goes back to my original Caramel Chex. It’s always been his favorite until now. This Caramel Apple Chex Mix is his new favorite Chex mix. I have to say, it’s crazy delicious. Like maybe even one of those treats that holds bribing power. It makes a ton, and is virtually fool proof which gives you even more reason to make it. Keep it all to yourself, or stash some away in treat bags tied with festive ribbons to give as holiday gifts (Halloween, Christmas, what ever the reason your friends will love you for it, trust me).  Are you ready to check out the recipe yet? Continue reading