Perfect Casual Company Fare – Crockpot Italian Beef

Crockpot Italian Beef Recipe

If you are looking for a recipe that takes 5 minutes to put together but will wow your guests, Crockpot Italian Beef is it.  Not only is it delicious,  but since it's put together in a crockpot, there's almost no cleanup and it's easy to keep warm if you've got guests eating at different times - open houses, parties, you name it. This is going to be a recipe you'll want to make time and time again. Be sure you give yourself the time to cook this up to 10 hours before serving. You want to be able to shred the meat before serving. CROCKPOT ITALIAN BEEF What you need: 1 roast (chuck, rump, round - whatever is best for you) in a size to feed your crowd. 12 oz. of your favorite beer (any alcohol will cook off) 1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix 1 - 2 jars pepperocini … [Read more...]

Leftover Halloween Candy Bites

Leftover Halloween Candy Bites

You can only consume so much leftover Halloween candy. Making healthier energy bites out of your favorite Halloween candy is the way to use up any leftovers! And with only four ingredients, they can be ready quite quickly. I really appreciate the portion control of these candy bites, too. Instead of feeling like you need to eat the entire king-size candy bar, have a ball or two of these leftover Halloween candy bites! Have a safe and happy Halloween! And don't forget to make some leftover Halloween candy bites! What candy would you incorporate in these candy bites?   Leftover Halloween Candy Bites from Food Doodles Ingredients 1 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup honey 3/4 cup leftover halloween candy How-To Process the … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween Party Treats

Easy Halloween Treats for a Creepy Theme Party

Are you throwing a Halloween party and looking for some fun themed treats to serve?  These are some favorites that wowed the crowd at a recent party. Don’t be “scared”, they are all easy to make. Monster Mouths You’ll need apples and some slivered almonds.  Pending the size of your apples, cut in half or quarters.  Next, you’ll cut out a wedge from the outside of the apple to mimic an open mouth.  Be careful not to cut all the way through. Next just press the almond slivers into the open “mouth” like they are teeth.  That’s it!  Monster Mouths not only look great, but they are a healthy snack too. Tortilla Tombstones Cut flour tortillas into tombstones shapes.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until starting to brown.  They make a nice impact stuck in … [Read more...]

Ginger Pear Bread

Ginger Pear Bread Recipe

Quick breads are not just for bananas. Try this easy bread for something different. The spices are perfect for fall cooking. I found it simple to put together and a great way to take advantage of the good prices on pears at the grocery store right now. It makes a great treat at breakfast, as a snack or packed in a lunch box. Ginger Pear Bread Ginger Pear Bread from All Recipes Makes one 8" x 4" loaf 1 Cup peeled, cored, and chopped pears 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt How to Make Ginger Pear Bread 1. Toss chopped pears with sugar, ginger and cloves in a … [Read more...]

21 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

21 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Starbucks has brought out their pumpkin recipe and so have we! Fall has officially arrived and we've gathered more than 20 amazing pumpkin dessert recipes you won't want to miss out on! The only trouble will be deciding which to try first! Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies with French Toast Glaze by The Housewife in Training Files Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Tastes of Flizzyt Healthy Harvest Buckeyes by Half-Baked Harvest Halloween Spider Pumpkin Cupcakes by Mom It Forward Pumpkin Cannolis by Chocolate Moosey Baked Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast by Damn Delicious Pumpkin Heath Toffee Gooey Butter Cake by A baJillian Recipes No Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes by Spoonful of Flavor Cinnamon Chip Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones by Keep It Sweet Desserts Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Crockpot Applesauce

Crockpot Applesauce recipe for delicious fall cooking made simple

Can you feel the weather getting cooler yet?  I am imagining sweaters and boots in my head because our temperatures still say its summer.  I'm also imagining fall food because, let's be honest, its the best!  I made this crockpot applesauce last week and my whole house smelled like fall.  It was amazing!  And the applesauce is pretty good too! I think the best part of this recipe (besides the heavenly smell) is how easy it is to make!  You toss a few apples in a crockpot pot and in a few hours you have applesauce.  Delicious, homemade, no sugar added applesauce!  It's like fall in a crockpot. This is also a great recipe to have kids help make.  They can wash, peel or chop the apples, depending on their age.  My kids were just taste testers this time around.  And it got their little … [Read more...]