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Triple Cheese Candy Corn-Colored Quesadillas!!

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I love Candy Corn! The colors seem so FALL.  So here is a super easy idea for lunch, party food for an event or even a side-dish for dinner. We love making it as a side dish to go along with our Pumpkin Chili!! Triple Cheese Candy Corn-Colored Quesadillas!!  Here's how to make these deightful treats:  … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili Recipe!

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This is one of my favorite recipes! And I can honestly say that it is the ONE cooking award that I have ever won! About 6 years ago we had a neighborhood retreat where we all brought a Fall Chili recipe and they gave out prizes. So I brought my Pumpkin Chili ..... And. I. won. So fun!! I have been promising the recipe ever since. And what I love about this recipe is that it is SUPER easy … [Read more...]

Easy Cookie Recipe – 3 Ingredient Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies!

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This is seriously the easiest and fastest cookie recipe. My kids love making it. And the best part is they only require THREE ingredients - yay!   Here's how to make Three-Ingredient Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies: … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate – a Delicious Fall Treat!

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Hello Tatertots and Jello friends! It's Melissa from No. 2 Pencil again, and today I'm sharing a yummy fall drink with you. This Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate is an absolutely delicious treat. It's a rich and creamy homemade white hot chocolate with a touch of warm pumpkin pie spice. Perfect for getting cozy with a on a crisp fall night. If you've never made real homemade hot chocolate, … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 22 Pumpkin Projects & Recipes!

22 Pumpkin Projects and Recipes

There's nothing that says AUTUMN quite like pumpkins!! From carved pumpkins on a porch to velvet pumpkin on a mantel and all of those PUMPKIN recipes -- pumpkins represent Fall.  Here are 22 awesome pumpkin projects and recipe ideas to bring the spirit of Autumn into YOUR home!!  Pumpkin Garland @ It's Overflowing Neon Paint-Dipper Pumpkins @ A Night Owl Pony Bead Pumpkins @ Cutesy … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Football Game Day Ideas & Recipes!

20 Game Day Ideas

It's September and time for football season, Who do YOU root for??  Regardless of which team, here are some amazing ways to celebrate this time of the year! uMason Jar Football Cutlery Holder @ The Cards We Drew Custom Bottle Hang Tags @ Design, Dining + Diapers Football Push Pops @ Smart School House … [Read more...]

Cake Mix Fresh Fruit Cobbler!

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One of my favorite parts of Summer is the fresh fruits and vegetables. We have a square foot garden and I love going out there and gathering fresh ingredients. So when I spied some beautiful peaches, nectarines and blueberries at the farmer's market I snapped them up. Here's a SUPER easy recipe you can seriously put together in a few minutes flat and it only takes a few ingredients. My kids … [Read more...]

How to Make a Layered Cobb Salad and Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing!

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This week is the last week of the the 60 Day Challenge that I have been on this summer. It's been great! I've lost 17 pounds so far and more importantly it has really revolutionized the way I look at eating. I'm getting healthier. It's been almost 60 days without Diet Coke AND sugar - something that I thought would never happen. While I have been making over the way I look at food, it's been … [Read more...]

Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie – A Great After School Snack or Quick Breakfast!

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  Hi Tatertots & Jello friends! It's Melissa from No. 2 Pencil, and today I'm sharing a delicious protein packed smoothie that you and your kiddos are going to love! We are gearing up for back to school, and smoothies are so popular in our house. We make smoothies for after school snacks or even a quick breakfast.   In this smoothie, I use ripe bananas, peanut butter, and greek … [Read more...]

Creamy Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge!

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I'm on day 40 without Diet Coke. Can you believe it?? It all has to do with a #BMSChallenge that I joined in, thanks to my friend April. There's more to it too. The BMS - stands for Body, Mind and Spirit. And it's been great. I've lost 15 pounds so far and I feel SO good. But it's been really hard too. Not only did I have to give up my beloved Diet Coke, but also sugar. What??? And I have … [Read more...]