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Pumpkin and Walnut Bundt Cake

PUMPKIN AND WALNUT BUNDT CAKE I don't know about you but I love baking anything that is pumpkin flavor....the smell throughout the HOUSE is amazing!!!! I especially love baking when the weather outside is CHILLY and kinda gloomy.  My pantry is all stock up with cans...

Pull Pork with Asian Slaw

PULL PORK with ASIAN SLAW With Halloween approaching and we have so many school functions and festivities to attend...I needed to make something that is fast and easy to eat...but also store really well. I can make a HUGE batch of this pull pork and store it in the...

Brownie Spider

BROWNIE SPIDERS  I don't know about you...but I LOVE OCTOBER. Something about the month of OCTOBER...maybe it because ..I know the weather will be cooler and the beautiful COLOR LEAVES...the great smelling yummy CANDLES that I have burning in the house. The weather...

Graveyard Halloween Brownies

GRAVEYARD HALLOWEEN BROWNIES    My son needed some treats for one of his class function..so he asked if I can bake something fun for him to bring. He wanted me to make brownies....so I thought why not make my Graveyard Halloween Brownies...it would be fun and...

Monster Crunch Snack Mix

MONSTER CRUNCH SNACK MIX These little snack mix are so easy....and great for the GRAB and GO!! I make a huge batch of these every week...and just leave it on the counter for the kids to just scoop into a little cup or cupcake holder and take on the go. I also pack a...

Halloween Bark

HALLOWEEN BARK This is my version of chocolate bark. When I used to work at William Sonoma...every Christmas we would have these yummy Peppermint Bark. So, I ended up making my own version for every other holiday. My kids LOVE the Halloween and Easter ones the MOST. I...

Witch Hats

Witch Hats Every year during this season ...I make these as treats for the kids to bring to school for their snacks...I think it is the easiest snack to make ....yet its SUPER CUTE!!! It goes well with the reese cup and pretzel stick ...aka witch broom.  Both of these...

Cake Mix Cookies

CAKE MIX COOKIES   Whenever we are craving for some sugar cookies...this is our GO TO sugar cookies. Its so easy ...yet so good and you can CREATE whatever design you like!!! Takes less than 5 minutes to wipe up....all you need is 3 ingredients!!! How easy can that...

Halloween Brownies

HALLOWEEN BROWNIES  Brownies are a staple dessert in our family. I sometimes make a batch every week and the kids would take a slice for lunch everyday. I have so many different ways of taking a plain ole box of brownies and BAMMING IT UP!!! Every holiday I would make...

Breakfast In A Bundt

BREAKFAST IN A BUNDT    I love making breakfast in a bundt. Whenever I am press for time in the am....I usually prep the mixture the night before and in the morning...I throw it in the bundt pan and BAKE it while I am getting dressed in the morning. So, when I am done...

Monster Munch Candy Popcorn

MONSTER MUNCH CANDY POPCORN I love Halloween for so many reasons...I especially LOVE it for the cool weather..but I really LOVE it for the yummy SMELL of all the pumpkin spices and apple cider etc. I love it also because I can burn tons of yummy candles and I can turn...

Candy Corn Cupcake

CANDY CORN CUPCAKE We are not a big fan of candy corn around here BUT we surely do LOVE our candy corn cupcake. To be honest...you can use a plan cake mix and just add the 2 food color and it will still look pretty....but this bam up CAKE MIX batter is so gooooood. I...

Zuppa Toscana Soup In An Instant Pot

ZUPPA TOSCANA SOUP IN INSTANT POT  Every time we go to Olive Garden...I always get this soup with my meal. Even though I love their salads too. But when I go for lunch...then I would only get the soup and salads...no PASTA DISH. I usually schedule this soup on days...

Cuties Made Into Pumpkins

CUTIES MADE INTO PUMPKINS  During October month when one of my kids have snack ...I usually like to make these cute little pumpkin out of cuties/mandarin orange...its a very healthy snack and the kids LOVE it because it looks like little pumpkins and it gets them in...

Monster Mash

MONSTER MASH    I don't know about you...but I LOVE FALL...and when October hits...I get my house ready....I  start baking and making everything PUMPKIN or related to HALLOWEEN. I love when the leaves changed color and the weather is cooler. Actually, I love the scarf...

Happy October

HAPPY OCTOBER    HAPPY OCTOBER!!! This month I have decided that I will do something fun and a little different...I will BLOG everyday about something Halloween or FALL!!! I will give you some ideas on decorating....Halloween treat ideas..or HALLOWEEN recipes!...

Taco Potatoes

TACO POTATOES  Every once in awhile I would have one of those lazy nights where ...I would make lots of bake potato and just have a POTATO bar...where I have cheese, bacon bits, steam broccoli, butter, sour cream and etc. Tonight, we had "taco" Thursday...so I decided...

Chili

CHILI During FOOTBALL season we love to make chili and watch the game....Chili is my GO TO food during this season. Love a HUGE bowl of chili during the cold season. I also love chili on top of my french fries. Usually, I would make a HUGE POT and have some hotdogs on...

Instant Pot Bake Potatoes

INSTANT POT BAKE POTATOES Its so funny that I never thought of making my "bake" potato in my instant pot...as much as I use my instant pot. I use my IP at least 4-5 times a week. I saw on Instagram from one of my blogger friend Toni using it for her potato and I...

Breakfast Casserole

BREAKFAST CASSEROLE With the school year finally in full gear and we are just getting the hang of things around here....and the weather is about to cool down a little. I can start making these BREAKFAST casserole dishes. I love preparing these casserole dishes at...