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

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Delicious Cabbage Roll CasseroleMy mom is a rock star. I’m pretty sure that I’ve already told you she’s amazing in about a million ways -knowing how to cook is just one of them. She makes the most delicious cabbage rolls ever. Everyone loves them. They are requested for birthdays and other holidays, Super Bowl parties, funeral dinners, and new baby and get well dinners. She even made them for our wedding reception. They are one of my favorite meals, and while I love everything about the way she makes them, I am just not a point in my life where I am willing to find time to put everything together into neat individual meat stuffed cabbage pockets. It’s just not going to happen. Priorities, right? I also don’t feel right asking my mom to make a batch every time I get hungry for them (she probably would, she’s always spoiling me like that), so I created my own unstuffed lazy cabbage roll casserole. My Cabbage Roll Casserole has all the flavors, ground beef, bacon, spices, and sauerkraut, in a light tomato based sauce that her beloved cabbage rolls have, but layered like lasagna rather then all rolled up individually. It doesn’t take nearly a fraction of the time to make, and I love it just about as much as I do the real things (I said “just about,” everything tastes better when mom makes it). The only thing missing is the rice in the meat mixture, which I leave out due to family allergies (FPIES) to rice. I’m sure you could add a cup or two, maybe a cup and half of COOKED rice to the meat mixture and it’d turn out great, but I’ve never tried it yet because I don’t want to make my daughter sick. This is one of those recipes that is almost better as leftovers and freezes really well. I’ve assembled it the day before and kept it covered in the fridge until it’s time to bake, and always been extremely happy with how it turns out. I love to pop frozen leftovers in the microwave for lunch too (so good). You are going to love this delicious recipe because it is such an easy way to take care of your cabbage roll cravings.   Continue reading

Cookies and Cream Magic Bar Pie (Dessert Mash-Up Cookbook)

Delicious Cookies and Cream Magic Bars

I have been so excited to share this Cookies and Cream Magic Bar Pie recipe, and the cookbook it comes from, Dessert Mashups: Tasty Two-in-One Treats Including Sconuts, S’morescake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Many More, with you! Dorothy Kern, from Crazy For Crust put together this new full color cookbook (how cool is that?!) featuring 52 crazy twisted mouth watering recipes that you are sure to love. I know I do. With it’s two-in-one treats you’ll be able to make new fun treats from morning until night. Just check out this line up: Blueberry Muffin Waffles, Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins, S’mores Cookies, Turtle Pudding Pie, Brownie Peppermint Bark, Sugar Cookie Dough Cups, Cake Batter Blondies, and Tiramisu Dip, just to name a few. I bet you found a few treats on that list that you’d just love to make! Right?! Let get you started by giving you this recipe for Cookies and Cream Magic Bar Pie (make sure to keep reading after the recipe, I’ve got one copy of this fabulous book up for grabs) Continue reading

Orange Sticky Buns

Easy Overnight Orange Sticky Buns

I don’t know if you remember my family’s favorite sticky buns? The ones that are our Christmas breakfast tradition? I’ve taken that recipe and twisted it with another one of our favorites, orange rolls, to create these magnificent Orange Sticky Buns. These delicious soft sweet rolls use Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls, and a delicious orange flavored caramel sauce to make an easy breakfast treat that you are going to love because they are so simple to make! You put everything together before you go to bed, wake up the next morning and turn the oven on, let the rolls bake for about 30 minutes and dig in. It doesn’t get much better than this, I promise! If you’d like the recipe for these new Easy Overnight Orange Sticky Buns, click here.

Easy Overnight Orange Sticky Buns