5 Fabulous Side Dishes for Winter

Side dishes at their finest on these cold winter nights will certainly impress even picky palates. It's hard to say no to produce picked at its peak and made into both healthy and decadent side dishes that will complement any winter meal. 1. Cake Mix Corn Bread from  Blissfully Domestic A winter meal isn't complete without bread. You may ask yourself, why is this bread special? Well, it tastes as good as it looks since it is made with a cake mix and corn mix. Sweet and savory to complement any winter dish. 2. Stovetop Butternut Macaroni and Cheese from Lauren's Latest What a lovely way to warm up with the traditional comfort food of macaroni and cheese. Hiding butternut squash in the dish, not only adds flavor and creaminess, but makes it a little healthier for you. … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Chocolate Cake

I'll admit it, I've never made dessert in my crock pot. I always reserve it for the savory dinners like this and this, which are always perfect for an easy make-ahead meal. But, what about dessert? Having an excessive sweet tooth, I'm always thinking about dessert before dinner. You have to moderate how much you eat at dinner to save room for dessert, right? With that said, let's make dessert before dinner, so that it'll be ready in perfect time for dinner! This Crock Pot Chocolate Cake couldn't be easier to whip up and there's no cutting the cake and trying to wedge that first piece out either! You just scoop some out of the crock pot, almost like you would a cobbler. I have to admit though, this is probably the moistest cake I've ever eaten. Once you start eating it, you … [Read more...]

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Owl Cupcakes

Whoooo are you looking at??? It's owl time for this Halloween! These semi-homemade owl cupcakes will surely bring smiles to all they stare upon. In addition to them being super cute, they are quite easy to decorate too! They'd be a great project for the fledglings to help out with. [sc:adsense ] Also, here's some ideas for some adult halloween treats or even some cupcakes that fool all who look at them! Happy Whooollaween! Owl Cupcakes inspired from pinterest Ingredients 1 box of chocolate cupcake mix (I used devils food) 1 tub of chocolate icing 1.5 containers of double stuf oreos (One container makes 17 cupcakes) 1 medium package of Reeses pieces Directions Bake your cupcakes according to packaged instructions. Once cooled, spread some icing … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Soup for Fall

Fall. My favorite season. Not only is it scarf, skinny jeans, and boots weather, it's also the perfect excuse to have spiced foods that are rich in pumpkin, sweet potato, cinnamon, and   apples. Mmm, delicious. To kick off the season, I've whipped up this super easy soup that you can eat now or freeze for later! It's rich and creamy without any added cream. The spice from the cinnamon is warm as it goes down and after you swallow, you get a kick from the cayenne pepper. A match made in heaven, if I do say so myself! So, go on, make this soup and tell me what you're looking forward to this fall season! And once you make it, does it not taste like sweet potato fries!?!? [sc:adsense ]   Sweet Potato Soup Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed 2 … [Read more...]

S’mores Pie

Have you ever seen such a sight? The ultimate s'mores dessert.It's like the best combination of a pie, brownie, and of course, a s'more!The crust is pure graham cracker deliciousness. The chocolate filling is like a brownie collided with a pecan pie...without the pecans, of course. Then, the topping, is just good old toasted marshmallows!The dream team made into a pie.So, before you hesitate any longer, go make this s'mores pie. You won't regret it!Happy National S'mores Day!S'mores PieIngredientscrust14 sheets low fat graham crackers1 stick unsalted butterfillingadapted from A Little Bit Crunchy1 stick unsalted butter1 ounce dark chocolate (I used 85% Indigo chocolate)2 eggs1 cup sugar1 tablespoon vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon salttopping1 cup mini marshmallowsHow-ToPreheat the oven … [Read more...]

S’mores Milkshake

I'm a total sucker for s'mores. That's probably because fall is my all-time favorite season and sitting around a camp fire eating s'mores is the perfect evening in my eyes! However, in the heat of my South Carolina summers, making a fire is way too easy. Come on, you can scramble an egg on the sidewalk! We will not be whipping out the fire pit during August. No, thank you. But, what we will be doing is making s'mores milkshakes! It's delectably refreshing and tastes just like the real thing! The marshmallow fluff and graham crackers make for a lusciously smooth texture and the crunch of the cold chocolate is just something you can't beat. So, go cool off with your favorite camp fire treat, in ice cold form! S’mores Milkshake Ingredients 2 low fat graham … [Read more...]