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Four Fall Drinks to Try

I know that the first official day of fall isn't until later in the month, but I've been in full blown fall mode around here for a few weeks. Having the kids go back to school in early August will do that you. And while I've definitely been focused on my fall wardrobe, I've also been bringing out all my favorite fall recipes. That includes cocktail recipes. And what better ingredients to include in fall cocktail recipes than apple and pumpkin? I know I'm not the only girl who obsesses over both of them right? So,...

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Fall Snack, Fancy Apple Slices

Fancy Apple Slices

No matter what age they are, kids have a pretty long day when they are in school. Focusing and paying attention and doing all the things that happen at school is a lot on them from pre-school to high school. And right now in these early weeks of a new school year I try to be extra compassionate. You know how you feel after the first days of starting a new job? You're exhausted just from trying so hard to be extra nice and know your way around. Same goes for them! We start Kindergarten...

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Easy Apple Snack with Nutella

Easy Apple Snack with Nutella

Who doesn't love a good snack? I sure do and I swear my kids would prefer to eat snacks all day instead of meals. Something we constantly work on. I just now serve them "snack plates" for dinner to mind trick them. I'm clearly winning at this whole parenting thing. Afternoon snack time though is something that should be fun. This easy apple snack with Nutella is a tasty treat and they can even get involved in helping assemble it themselves. I've had several friends ask me how I use Nutella. It seems as though all...

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Salted Caramel Apple Bars

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I'm in full on baking mode. Thanksgiving signals the start of the holidays for me and I pretty much bake every weekend from then through the new year. It's my happy place. Haha! And these salted caramel apple bars would make for a perfect Thanksgiving treat. I can so see us enjoy one while sipping on our coffee after dinner! Mmmmmm! SALTED CARAMEL APPLE BARS Yields: 8x8 pan, 9 servings INGREDIENTS FOR STREUSEL TOPPING 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter - cubed Smuckers...

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5 Halloween Cocktails

Pumpkin white russian halloween cocktail

It's nearly Halloween and this is THE weekend to be hosting parties and going out to celebrate. Even if you are having a kid-friendly affair its fun to go all out with your food and drinks. Let's get our Hocus Pocus on! One of the easiest ways I think you can instantly set the tone of a party is with a signature cocktail. It doesn't have to be something you serve all night. It can be one great drink and then switching to beer and wine (or water!) but there is nothing like being greeted with...

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