September 28, 2014

{Skinny} White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog & GIVE-AWAY ~ win Artisan Popcorn from Tastebuds!

You don't have to wait 'til Christmas to enjoy nog.  Nope.  You can enjoy a rich and delicious 'happy Fall' glass of nog with this easy White Chocolate Pumpkin Nog.  Oh, and without the usual nog-induced guilt too, 'cause this fall version is even skinny.  Bonus.


Happy Fall, y'all!  One of my favorite things about Fall ... aside from the wonderful weather we enjoy here in North Carolina ... is pumpkin everything.  We see pumpkin everywhere we turn during Fall.  And I love it.  So when I came across a recipe for pumpkin nog, I just knew I had to try it.

And when my friends at Tastebuds Popcorn came up with Pumpkin Spice Latte popcorn, I just knew I had to try that, too!  Well, guess what?  Tastebuds Popcorn and I want to give YOU a chance to try it, too.  With a little popcorn give-away.  You know, just our way of saying happy Fall.

September 26, 2014

Chili Bites in Mini Cornbread Cups

Chili without a spoon?  Sure!  Turn chili into finger food with these tasty {and adorable} Chili Bites in Mini Cornbread Cups.  Perfect for your next party or game day get-together.



Remember the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup slogan from the 1970s and 1980s ~ "Two great tastes that taste great together?"  Well, the same can be said of chili and cornbread.

The two just go together.

So why not put them together in a two-bite, pick-'em-up-and-eat-'em-with-your-fingers party-perfect treat?  I can see no reason not to!

And so I did.  And I must admit, ...

September 23, 2014

Easy Creamy Caramel Dip {for Apple or Pretzel Dippin'}

Easy, creamy, and delicious ... this Creamy Caramel Dip is just perfect for dipping apple slices and pretzels.  Whip it up in no time flat.


I have a confession to make.  I have an apple problem.  See, I don't really like apples.  I know, I know.  You're thinking ... 'What??  How can you not like apples??'  Well, I just don't.  It's a texture thing, I think.

'Cause there are only two ways to get me to eat apples.

September 20, 2014

Mini Cornbread Cups {Step by Step Tutorial}

Adorable, versatile, and delicious.  Pair these Mini Cornbread Cups with your favorite filling for the perfect two-bite appetizer, game day, or tailgating treat.



I am in love with these cute little cornbread cups! An I-want-to-gobble-up-every-last-bite kinda love, that is.

I mean, aren't these cups just adorable?  And just fabulous for making the perfect little two-bite appetizer or game day treat?  Fill them with chili ... or pulled pork ... or barbecue chicken ... or salsa ... or chicken salad ... or ... ah, the possibilities are simply endless.

Look how deliciously precious they look when filled and garnished ...

September 15, 2014

Chili Cheese Mac

Chile Cheese Mac ~ easy, cheesy hamburger and macaroni comfort food your family will love, with the convenience of one-pot cooking.  You're welcome!


There's just something about pasta that says comfort food.  When I'm in need of a little 'fill the belly' comfort, 90% of the time I'll turn to pasta for dinner.  Or a burger.  Or something cheesy.

Well, with this Chili Cheese Mac, I get all three!  In one easy, one-pot dish.

My other major comfort food is chocolate.  But hmmmm, I don't think incorporating chocolate in Chili Cheese Mac would be very good.  Mole Chile Cheese Mac? ...

September 13, 2014

Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake

Soft cake, tender apples, and a pudding-like apple sauce all baked up with the convenience of your slow cooker crockpot?  Sure thing! ... When it's Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake!


It's apple time!  And as much as I cook with apples, I realized in looking through my recipe index that I haven't shared all that many apple recipes with you.  So today I've decided to take at least one small step toward fixing that ... by sharing one apple recipe with you.  And, oh, this Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake is a great one!

Now when I'm peeling apples to cook with I like to play a little game with myself.  Oh come on, I know I can't be the only one! ...

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