Fall to Me

Wow i’ve pretty much fallen off the planet! My sewing machine has been collecting dust, i’ve purged craft supplies of all kinds, I’m just not in a creative season. We are in a busy season as most are during summer but i’m also just in a season where most of my time is spent working or reading or doing bible study or prepping for a 5k. I’ve finished my christmas gifts except for my husband but we went with bought gifts this year it was just easier. (The only redeeming factor is we did our best to buy from brands that give in some way). That all being said the fall is upon us in 2 days!!! So since i’m busy at bible study, and leadership training, and going on camping trips my creativity has gone to the kitchen! I wanted to share a few of the recipes i’ve been trying out lately some better then others all thanks to pinterest! (if you don’t know I’m a pinterest-a-holic then you don’t know me!) Now please note most of these are fallish recipes and even though its been a hot hot hot few weeks i started in with my first fall recipe mid august. 🙂

Ok now before you scroll for those recipes i just want to say that today i baked a pumpkin apple pie all of my own recipe creativity i plan to share it so check in hopefully tomorrow it will take me a bit to type up the recipe. Ok now onto the pinterest ones……

Chocolate applesauce bars @Sarah Goodman

Apple sauce bars

apple enchiladas and more! Preheat to 350 she forgot that part.

Apple Enchiladas (now note i don’t use the apple pie filling they suggest i found another recipe i prefer that you mix fresh apple slices with 1 box vanilla pudding mix, 4tbl water, and some cinnamon)

Cookie Dough Bites. No raw eggs & no baking! Only 5 ingredients!

Cookie dough bites

Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potato from www.thenovicechefblog.com<--- Cooked 8/22/12 so AMAZING!!!!

Pork stuffed Yams


Did you think i only bake? I don’t I do cook real food to!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares: Just 4 ingredients. @briana J and @beth Weems this is what i made today

Peanut butter squares (YUMMMMM!)

roasted lemon garlic herb shrimp... looks delish


Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad | Skinnytaste

The best shrimp dip you’ll ever try!!!!

baked parm zucchini, 50 calories for entire recipe!

our current addiction- Baked zucchini

Flourless Zucchini Brownies<---- OMG these sound AMAZING!!!!

Flourless zucchini muffins (let me tell you these bad boys rocked!!!!!)

Ahhhh apple picking season comes with fall!!! I made our regular apple bundles but i’ve also whipped up some of the best apple sauce i’ve made yet!!!!

Crock Pot Applesauce | Skinnytaste<--- gonna pop this in tonight so i can wake up to the smell!!! (idea from a commenter i think is genius!)

check it out so easy!!!! i didn’t have a cinnamon stick so i used just seasoning.

and lastly my son helped me make these cookies. he liked them as did my husband and me the pumpkin lover wasn’t super impressed!

Low-fat Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies. Spike day here i come!


Well i’m off to type up the easies pie recipe you ever did make that sounds super gourmet and had everyone impressed! Be sure to check back!!!!


Christmas Trifle

Inspired by this pretty Red Velvet Trifle I decided to make my own for Christmas dessert. I had intended to follow the recipe exact with the exception of replacing the chocolate ganache with chocolate pudding. Well and i used boxed red velvet cake! But I was in a hurry and didn’t pay attention and ended up altering the recipe, i didn’t realize it until later that evening after everyone had eaten and fallen in love with my dessert.  So here is mine…



1 box red velvet cake (follow ingredients on box)

1 pkg cool whip

1 box cook and serve chocolate pudding

chocolate chips to taste.


Cook box of cake according to the box in a rectangular cake pan or baking dish.

While cake is cooling cook up cook and serve pudding and place in fridge to cool (you could sub with instant pudding if you like, either way i suggest letting it cool and thicken either way)

Once all is cooled cut into squares.


First layer is squares of cake, top with chocolate pudding and then cool whip.

Repeat until you reach the top of your Trifle dish ending with cool whip. (for me this was 2 layers)

Garnish the top with cake crumbles and chocolate chips.

ENJOY! It was very yummy!

French Toast Sandwich

Oh man you want something so totally delicious and fun? this is the recipe for you to try!!! It reminded me of my favorite crepe from my favorite creperie so i had to try it and boy was it worth it. My Hubby actually made it for me for a special lunch one day, he added the powdered sugar which was probably more sugar then i needed but boy was it delcious! I warn you though 1 is more then enough, its sweet! (But not to sweet, its just perfect sweet!) For the recipe head over here…. and if you try it and alter it in anyway please come back and tell me i’d love to hear your combos!