3 Ingredient Maple Walnut Apple Dip

{3 Ingredient} Maple Walnut Apple Dip

This summer ..ish we spent time with some family. They had some of the best maple walnut apple dip. I fell in love almost immediately. Of course, I craved it long after it was gone. What was a girl to do other than try to recreate some maple walnut dip? Mine was a little more walnut-y than the dip that I craved, but I love walnuts. It was working for me. I don't know how available maple cream is for everyone, but you need it. Hunt it down. Immediately. Like now! Also, get apples. Having a 3 year old around while preparing pictures can be trying, especially when the 3 year old loves the food that you're using. Lucian happens to be a huge apple lover. Of course, I was more than happy to share with him (like I had a choice). In a blink of an eye, an apple slice would disappear and loud giggles would begin. Kids! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:161] *You will need a food processor to make the walnut butter. … [Read more...]

The Witch’s Cauldron Cookies

The Witch's Cauldron Cookies

I love Halloween. So when the Creative Cookie Exchange's theme was Halloween Cookies, I was in my glory. Somehow the pictures looked way cooler in my head though. Regardless of the lack of spooky factor, I get an A+ on taste! The cookie is loaded with creme de menthe goodness. The top is a mint marshmallow and underneath that.. is Andes mints! The cookie is a chocolate sugar cookie. So really, this is a banging grasshopper cookie. See? Hey, do the see the awesome bubbles in the cauldrons on the ends? Pretty cool, huh? I must have gotten air in my marshmallow goo that I piped into the cookies. I love it! The cookie is soft and super chocolaty. I made a fire under a few of my cauldron's with pretzels. I kind of dig it. It's the next best thing to actually going out and hunting down some twigs. I wanted to put "double double toil and trouble" on this bottom picture. It was stuck in my brain, but I finally decided against it. I always thought it was … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up #13

Sunday Recipe Wrap-up!

Hey guys! We're on the big number 13 Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up! It's been a super busy Saturday here, but I'm finally sitting down to write up the post! While Lucian was taking a nap, Wesley and I strung up tons of Halloween lights in the house. He loved the strand of pumpkin lights I put on the T.V. stand, so we surprised him with lights all over. We normally put them up outside (like normal people), but Lucian doesn't get to enjoy them as much. So this year we changed it up. Another headliner story, I finally made it to Target and got this awesome Jif whips peanut butter with pumpkin spice. My friend, Rebecca, from Living Better Together told me about it. Thanks, girl! I cannot wait to dig in that with a ginormous spoon.   I’m featuring last week’s most clicked recipe! Paleo Pastries: Eclairs via Gigi Eats Celebrities Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (10/13 - 10/19) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that … [Read more...]

Apple Fritters!

Apple Fritters

I'm going a little apple crazy this week. It's okay. Apples are in season. That's my excuse. My lovely cousin had posted on her Facebook, these down right delicious looking apple fritters that she had made. Immediately, I needed some. I have a weakness for apple fritters. Wayyy back in the day when I was a senior in high school we got delicious donuts once a month. My go-to donut..ish? Yep, the apple fritter. They were so big and generously coated with cinnamon and a glaze. Mine are just a touch different, but just as good. I love the crispy edges of the fritters and the cinnamon sugar coating. I didn't add a glaze, because I didn't want my crisp edges to get soft.   These fritters are incredibly easy to make. If you would like a few more apples in your fritters, feel free to add another half a cup. The recipe is pretty flexible.   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:159] … [Read more...]

Apple Peanut Butter Crumble

Apple Peanut Butter Crumble

I can eat peanut butter pretty much on anything. When I was little my brother would hook me up with apples and peanut butter. He actually introduced me to the combination and it's been a go-to snack for me since. I now fix my little guy apples with peanut butter. When I got a little apple crazy at the farmer's market, I knew I wanted to make something that included peanut butter. So what's better than to load a heap of peanut butter and apples into a crumble? Yeah, nothing. It adds a nice smooth and thick texture to the crumble. Everyone should try this apple peanut butter crumble. My family really enjoyed it. I.. really enjoyed it. Probably too much. I really wanted to go apple picking this year, it didn't happen. I'm not sure where the time went the past two months, but it disappeared quickly. Now we're creeping up on Halloween, and we've still haven't started working on Lucian's costume.   If you're wondering what he wants to be this year, it's a … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up Link Party #12

Sunday Recipe Wrap-up!

What a crazy week. I feel like I'm playing catch up and I'm not sure why. I think.. well, I know it's mostly because I am a professional procrastinator. I would much rather watch youtube videos and pin delicious recipes than do adult things. Who's with me on that? I got my mama's birthday cake made. It's pretty awesome that all my cakes that I make for people come with a slice pre-cut. Food blogger problems, I know. Regardless, it's still tasty and people (mom and dad) still enjoy the cake. Can you help me reach my goal for links in our link up this week? I'm hoping to hit 20 entries! Tell the world that they need to link up! Now, onto that featured post. I’m featuring last week’s most clicked recipe!  Caramel Raisin Bread Pudding via Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt (Me!) Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (10/6 - 10/12) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or … [Read more...]

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

Jalapeno Popper Cheesecake

The hubs came to me about a jalapeno cheesecake that a co-worker of his had saw. My first response was, "Ew, jalapeno cheesecake?" Well! His co-worker had attempted a jalapeno cheesecake and that's when I realized that it really was quite tasty. Of course, I had to make my own jalapeno popper cheesecake. When I tasted the raw batter I was like, "Oh my! I think I overdid the spice." Don't be afraid, the spice isn't nearly as intense after the cheesecake is fully baked. Also, the cheesecake cracks, but the sour cream topping helps cover it up. Do you know what one of my favorite things about this savory jalapeno popper cheesecake is? The beautiful light green color of the inside of the cake. Loveeeee. Also, I did not hot water bath the cheesecake which is why the edges are browned. I think it adds a wonderful rustic feel, but you can always hot water bath it. Your choice! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:154]   … [Read more...]

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake

This season has been crazy for zucchini. Believe it or not, I'm still getting zucchini on my plants. It's October! Normally by now the frost has killed off everything. I'll take it though. Zucchini makes some really moist baked goods. Now, you might think to yourself, "Triple chocolate? Isn't that overkill?" It's not. Shame on you for thinking that! Seriously though, get yourself a nice tall glass of milk with this decadent cake. You will thank me. I try not to tell Wesley what kind of cake it is if any vegetable or fruit is involved. He spotted a few green flakes and said I see green. I knew it was a deal breaker as soon as he heard that the cake was triple chocolate zucchini bundt cake. However, I guess he figured it was okay since he liked zucchini bread. In my book, that's a success story. There are chocolate chips that only add to the moist and chocolate goodness.   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:155]   … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up Link Party #11

Sunday Recipe Wrap-up!

Thank you for another successful week at the Sunday Recipe Wrap-up Link Party! I wanted to give a shout-out to the other party that was launched Thursday, the Peanut Butter Bash! I'm a peanut butter fiend and I've gathered some friends that are also quite addicted and we will be share some awesome recipes the first Thursday of each month! In other great news, I was pretty excited to have @bitchinkitchen tweet a recipe of mine. Yeah! Proud day for this girl! I’m featuring last week’s most clicked recipe! Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate via Pics & Pastries Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (9/29 - 10/5) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a … [Read more...]