Paleo-Friendly Pumpkin Cupcakes

Each year, about this time, I get a taste for all things pumpkin. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin spiced latte, everything pumpkin! There's a local restaurant that serves THE BEST pumpkin bread. I could honestly go for a plate of just that. Until now. Today I'm sharing a recipe for pumpkin cupcakes that is amazing! These cupcakes are far better tasting than the bread at the local restaurant I mentioned. Best part? The ingredients are all Paleo-friendly. If you aren't familiar with Paleo, this means these cupcakes are also good for you. No flour, no sugar, no preservatives...just all-natural ingredients. I can't wait for you to give these a try. I bet your family will ask you to make them time and time again.  Paleo-Friendly Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns

Autumn is filled with the flavors of the season like apples and pumpkin, but what about chocolate and peanut butter? These chocolate peanut butter acorns are an easy way to surprise your family and friends with a cute autumn treat! They're perfect for a Thanksgiving treat or just an autumn bowl in your kitchen. It literally takes minutes to put together and they're sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who sees them. Ready to see how easy they are to make? I told you that was easy! Just beware, it's hard to just eat one! They are quite addicting. [sc:adsense ] Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorns from Six in the Suburbs Ingredients semi sweet chocolate chips mini nutter butters dark chocolate hershey's kisses, unwrapped mini semi sweet chocolate chips How-To In … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Casserole: A Family Tradition

As traditions are filling your minds in the next two months, my mind is always on the food traditions in my family. It is a known fact in my family that at every Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration there will be a sweet potato casserole. At my parent's house it is always topped with loads and loads of marshmallows. But, at my husband's parent's house it's a guarantee that it will be covered with pecan streusel. I feel in love with the crunch and caramelized bite that every spoonful gave me. Genius! No matter your family's traditions, it's always nice to look forward to old traditions as well as to start new ones. Cheers to traditions...and loads of sweet potatoes! [sc:adsense ] Sweet Potato Casserole adapted from my mother's recipe Ingredients 4-6 medium sweet … [Read more...]

{Make-Ahead} Halloween Party!

It's tradition in my family to go all out on Halloween. My mom goes all out with the food and decorations. It's always a big party. :-D With Halloween around the corner, we all need some simple recipes to whip up on the spooky day! All of these recipes can be made ahead of time, preferably that morning. You'll have the rest of your day to get your scary monsters and pretty princesses dressed and ready! There's a creepy crawly brownie pie, and a pumpkin chili packed with protein and topped with ghost puke! Ewww! Wash it all down with a bloody punch that will get that blood sugar pumpkin' (Get it, pumpin'...pumpkin'???)!  Bahaha! I crack myself up. [sc:adsense ] I hope everyone has a delicious and safe Halloween! :-) Party!!! Pumpkin Chili adapted from Chocolate & … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

When the cooler weather comes through, you know it's time to bake some pumpkin spice cupcakes! They are the epitome of autumn and have just enough sweet & spice and everything nice. The best part is having fun with the spiced cream cheese frosting on top! I went for a wacky cloud-like pattern on these cupcakes. What's more is the pumpkin spice cupcakes are incredibly moist and flavorful. Plus, the icing to cupcake ratio is perfect! Happy Autumn! [sc:adsense ] Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes from Carla's Confections Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 cup pumpkin purée 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups white whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 … [Read more...]

12 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes

It's officially Fall, y'all. You know what that means...Pumpkin Spice Lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream...oh yes, I did say pumpkin ice cream! Today I have rounded up twelve of the most delicious pumpkin recipes that the internet has to offer. Whether you're hosting a dinner party with friends or hanging out at the house with your family, you're sure to find something that will please all palates. /1/ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins - Pumpkin and cream cheese go together like milk and cookies. Make these tonight for the kiddos to have for breakfast in the morning. /2/ Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Doughnuts - I wouldn't be opposed to you dropping a batch of these off at my doorstep. Mmmmm...pumpkin doughnuts. /3/ Pumpkin French Toast - This … [Read more...]