12 Smoothie Recipes Perfect For Fall

12 Fall smoothie recipes

Here are 12 Smoothie Recipes Perfect For Fall

  1. PUMPkin Up Your Health!
  2. The Perfect Vanilla Pumpkin Smoothie: A Quick & Nutritious Recipe
  3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Breakfast Smoothie
  5. Carrot Ginger Date Smoothie
  6. Apple Cider Smoothie-
  7. Pumpkin-Apple Breakfast Smoothie
  8. Butterscotch Apple Pie Shake
  9. Banana Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes
  10. Apple Orange Peach Slushie
  11. Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie
  12. Apple Pie Smoothie

Jiff Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread Muddy Buddies

When we got home from summer vacation I had samples from Jiff to try, one of those being the Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut spread. My kids fell instantly in love and started telling everyone about it. One of the people they told was their on-line teacher who helps me home school and she was so excited from just what they said that she had to go find some for herself. It’s addictive. They were eating it for lunch and for snacks. I managed to save just enough to make Muddy Buddies with.

Salted Caramel Muddy Buddies


Salted Caramel Muddy Buddies


4 1/2 cups life cereal
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup Jiff Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Measure cereal into a large bowl and set aside.

2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, Jiff Salted Caramel Flavored Hazelnut Spread and butter uncovered on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Then Microwave for 15 seconds at a time until well mixed and smooth. Stir in vanilla and pour mixture over the cereal, stirring until evenly coated.

3. Put powdered sugar in a food storage plastic bag, then add the cereal and shake until evenly coated.

10 Halloween Inspired Cookie Recipes

Halloween is the beginning of baking season and that’s my favorite time of year. Here are 10 different Halloween inspired cookie surprises.

Halloween cookies

  2. 2.  Gingerbread Vampires
  3. 3.  Halloween Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
  4. 4.  “Candy Corn” Cookies
  5. 5.  Pumpkin {Shaped} Cookies
  6. 6.  Chocolate Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
  7. 7.  Candy Corn Cookies
  8. 8   Jack-o-Lantern Oreo Pops
  9. 9   Gooey Monster Cookies
  10. 10 Witch Hat Peanut Butter Cookies

Taco Cupcakes in Bacon Lining Recipe #HormelFamily

This is a partnered post with Hormel Family.

For the love of bacon, what could be better than a taco cupcakes with a bacon lining. Not much I think. Check out how Hormel combines their bacon with taco mix, salsa and guacamole.


taco cupcakes


Taco Cupcakes in Bacon Lining Recipe

½ pound HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Cob Smoked bacon
½ pound ground beef
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
¼ cup water
½ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup whole kernel corn
½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded lettuce
½ cup WHOLLY SALSA® dip
¼ cup WHOLLY GUACAMOLE® classic dip
¼ cup sour cream, if desired

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease outside of 6 (6-ounce) custard cups. Invert cups onto baking sheet. Cut each bacon slice in half. Arrange 4 half-slices of bacon side-by-side on work surface. Weave 4 bacon half-slices of bacon in opposite direction. Carefully lift bacon lattice and place over custard cups. Press to shape over the cups. Repeat with remaining bacon and custard cups. Bake 30 minutes or until bacon is cooked and browned. Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes to cool.
2. In skillet, cook ground beef 5 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and water. Simmer 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in black beans and corn. 
3. Remove bacon cups from custard cups. Fill bacon cups with taco mixture. Sprinkle with cheese, lettuce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream, if desired. Serves 6.

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Pizza Recipe

Here is another recipe I wanted to share with all of you from Hormel. This recipes is sure to be a crowd pleaser because it’s covered in bacon!

Bacon caramalized pizza

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Pizza Recipe


  • 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced new red potatoes
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 (12-inch) prebaked thin-crust pizza shell
  • 3/4 cup sour cream and chive potato topper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 12 slices HORMEL® Fully Cooked Bacon, crumbled


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. In large skillet, cook potatoes, onions, garlic, fresh and dried rosemary, salt and pepper in oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until potatoes are browned and tender.
  3. On baking sheet, place pizza shell. Spread potato topper over shell. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Top with potato mixture, bacon and remaining 1 cup cheese.
  4. Bake pizza 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut into appetizer squares to serve.

Spider Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe #HormelFamily

This is a partnered post with Hormel Family. I receive samples in exchange for sharing their information. It’s almost October so I know you’ll start thinking about Halloween recipes. Here is a creepy Crawly recipes that you’re sure to Spiderslove.

Spider Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup SKIPPY® Creamy Natural Peanut Butter Spread
  • 3/4 cup margarine or butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Makes 66 cookies.
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well.
  3. In large bowl, beat together peanut butter and margarine with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in granulated and brown sugars, then eggs and vanilla until blended. Beat in flour mixture just until blended.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased baking sheets, arrange cookies 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly golden. If decorating like spiders, remove to cool on baking sheets 2 to 3 minutes. Decorate to look like spiders, if desired.
  5. If decorating like spiders, gently press mini peanut butter cup into top of each cookie while still warm. When chocolate starts to melt, attach thin pretzel "legs" by placing end of pretzel into melted chocolate. Cool completely then attach mini coated candy pieces for "eyes" and mini sugar pearls for "pupils" with peanut butter.

25 Pumpkin Recipes Worth Trying

Today is the first day of Fall and to me Pumpkin is the essence of Fall. I love Pumpkin. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. In the United States and Canada, pumpkin is a popular Halloween and Thanksgiving staple. Pumpkin purée is sometimes prepared and frozen for later use and it’s super easy to do.

Pumpkin Recipes

  1. Easy, Quick Pumpkin Muffins
  2. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Recipe
  3. Pancake Muffin Recipe Using Pumpkin
  4. Whole Wheat Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Scones
  5. Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Donuts
  6. Pumpkin Dip
  7. Pumpkin Pie
  8. Whole Wheat Penne with Pumpkin, Sausage, and Chard
  9. Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe
  10. Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting
  11. Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
  12. Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe
  13. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
  14. Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup
  15. Pumpkin Fluff
  16. Pumpkin Muffins with Crumble Topping
  17. Soft Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
  18. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
  19. Quick and Easy Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
  20. Pumpkin Cheese-Cake Balls
  21. Pumpkin Chili Recipe
  22. Pumpkin Pie Muddy Buddies Recipe
  23. Pumpkin Pie Squares
  24. Pumpkin Magic Bars Recipe
  25. Heirloom Pumpkin Bread

Truvia Baking Star Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

This is a partnered post as part of my Truvia Ambassadorship.

As a Truvia Ambassador we receive new products before they hit the shelves and we received the new Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend to use. So we made cookies, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies using the new Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend. Since we are partnering with Truvia on this post we also wanted to share with you their new Truvia Baking Star contest.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies Recipes:


Pumpkin Cookies


4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend 
1/2 cup Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 (16 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, both Truvia blends, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

Next add the pumpkin, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla.

Mix the mixture on medium speed until well mixed.

Then stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonful onto greased baking sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 13-14 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.

Cool for 2 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Truvia®  Baking Star starts today Monday, September 15th. Visit truviabakingstar.com to see videos of of YouTube’s top foodies, including a gourmet chef and healthy living expert, to launch the Truvia® Baking Star contest. Gaby Dalkin, Byron Talbott, April Moore and Joanne Ozug created a series of recipe videos which all use the new Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend and encourage fans like you guys to enter the contest.

Truvia® Baking Star Contest Timeline:

· September 15 – October 7, 2014: Participants can submit a video which showcases their baking talents and highlights an original recipe featuring either the NEW Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend or the Truvia® Baking Blend via TruviaBakingStar.com.

· October 15 to October 29, 2014: Fans can vote for their favorite of 10 semi-finalists. The highest vote-getters will be notified that they have won a spot in the final round and an all-expense-paid trip to New York City with a guest.

November 19, 2014: The finalists’ baking skills will be judged live by the YouTube Star judges and the Truvia® Baking Star Contest winner will be announced. The winner will receive a professionally produced & promoted video.

10 Pistachio Inspired Recipes

I love nuts and my favorite nut is the Pistachio, so we found some of the best 10 recipes on the web using Pistachios.

pistachios recipes


1. Chocolate Rum Kiss Cocktail Recipe

2. Pistachio Marble Pound Cake

3. Garlic Scape Pistachio Pesto Hummus

4. Emerald Isle Pistachio Cupcakes

5. My “everything but the kitchen sink” Meatloaf

6. Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Crostini with Mascarpone Whipped Cream and Pistachios

7. Pistachio Fluff Salad

8. Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

9. Creme Brulee Pistachio Macarons

10. Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Dog Recipe: Rover’s Cheeseburger Pops

Rover.com. Often referred to as an Airbnb for dogs, the Seattle-based company is the nation’s largest network connecting dog owners with dog lovers for hire. They have lots of tricks up their sleeves when it comes to pampering your dog a few favorites are ice rings, cheeseburger pops and kale bones, with a few other pet food inspirations. Below is the cheeseburger pop recipe.


Step 1: Start with any one of these tasty liquid bases

  1. Low sodium chicken, beef, or vegetable broth
  2. Yogurt
  3. Peanut butter
  4. No-sugar applesauce
  5. Cottage cheese
  6. Baby food
  7. Canned dog food (thinned out with water or broth)
  8. Rice milk
  9. Canned pumpkin puree
  10. Oatmeal

Step 2: Mix in madness! Choose your dog’s favorite ingredients

  1. Blueberries
  2. Apples
  3. Strawberries
  4. Bananas
  5. Cheese cubes (if tolerated)
  6. Green beans
  7. Carrots
  8. Kibble
  9. Squash
  10. Sweet potato
  11. Peas
  12. Broccoli or cauliflower florets
  13. Watermelon (seeded)
  14. Diced or ground meat

Step 3: Freeze and enjoy!

Offer up a homemade pupsicle on a hot day for the perfect picnic treat.