Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin Tin

I’ve been wanting to do this since I discovered Pinterest a few years ago, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.  I was really wanting pumpkin pie a couple of days ago, so I asked the kids “Do you want to make mini pumpkin pies?” and they yelled “Yes!” So, we got out… Continue reading Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin Tin

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

The Best Way to Clean and Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite holiday pastimes is to make a big pot of hot apple cider, turn on It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and carve pumpkins with my kids.  This of course, is not complete until we have also roasted our pumpkin seeds to perfection. I think we can all agree that there is… Continue reading The Best Way to Clean and Roast Perfect Pumpkin Seeds

Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Black Forest Cupcakes

My mom asked me to make a Black Forest Cake for one of her co-workers for their birthday.  I am pregnant and tired and lazy, and running out of patience by about noon these days, so I said no.  Then I felt bad and did some googling and found these Black Forest Cupcakes on Cooking… Continue reading Black Forest Cupcakes

Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler

Shame on me. I should know myself better by now than to make something titled “Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler” when I am 5 months pregnant and eating everything in sight. Seriously. It’s like I want to gain 65 lbs. My brother’s lovely girlfriend Lexie sent me the pin on pinterest, knowing that I would want it… Continue reading Apple Snickerdoodle Cobbler

Dinners · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · slow cooker recipes · Soups

Black Bean and Steak Chili

This is one of my very favorite chili recipes.  The best part is that you chop up two – yes, TWO things, and then you just throw everything else into the crockpot for the day.  No meat browning, no bean soaking.  It’s a simple, delicious, and very hearty chili. Serve it up with some cornbread,… Continue reading Black Bean and Steak Chili