Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

If you love pumpkin bread, this is the recipe you've been searching for. Moist, perfectly spiced, and just the right amount of chocolate chips!

If you love pumpkin bread, this is the recipe you've been searching for. Moist, perfectly spiced, and just the right amount of chocolate chips!

When Fall rolls around, this bread is the one pumpkin recipe that I can't wait to sink my teeth into!! I'm a little picky when it comes to pumpkin, to be honest. I really don't care for it in any form that is not baked. And it took me YEARS to like it cold (as in, pumpkin pie!). But pumpkin bread (looking at you Starbucks!) has been my dearly beloved go-to Fall recipe of choice forever.

Today I'm sharing with you a recipe that makes a hefty, beautiful, perfectly moist and perfectly spiced loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread. You are so welcome!!!

Ring in Fall with this amazing bread and enjoy the smell of it baking in your kitchen 😍.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Light and fluffy cinnamon rolls with the fall hint of pumpkin we all loved

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

I honestly don't have too much to say about these cinnamon rolls. I am on a roll with pumpkin stuff recently so if you follow at all you will know my affinity for pumpkin (and elf culture, get it?).
 
If you haven't followed, here is the gist of my relationship with pumpkin. Didn't like it when I was young, love it in all shapes, sizes, and forms now.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

One of those forms are these cinnamon rolls! You can't really go wrong with any type of cinnamon roll. I love the blend of subtle pumpkin, cinnamon sugar, pumpkin pie spices, and cream cheese frosting. These are great on all sorts of levels! Hope you enjoy!

Keaton

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Salted Caramel Buttercream

The most perfect caramel frosting of all time. Easy to make and easier to eat!


The most perfect caramel frosting of all time. Easy to make and easier to eat!

Last week I shared these Salted Caramel Apple Cider Cupcakes on Something Swanky. And, by golly, that Salted Caramel Buttercream was so stinking good that I felt it deserved it's own post.

A few years ago, when I first attempted this buttercream, I tried using melted down Kraft caramels mixed into my regular buttercream. But it turned out gummy and stiff, and not at all something you'd want on top of a fluffy cupcake.

This year, after several failed batches, I finally discovered the secret to perfectly creamy, fluffy, flavorful caramel frosting...

http://www.somethingswanky.com/apple-cider-cupcakes-salted-caramel/

Instead of adding the powdered sugar to whipped butter (like you would normally do when making buttercream), add the powdered sugar to butter that has been melted with brown sugar and cream-- essentially, an EASY homemade caramel.

You end up with a perfectly pipe-able fluffy frosting with a pure caramel flavor. Plus, it's actually easier than unwrapping and melting a bunch of individual caramels.

http://www.somethingswanky.com/apple-cider-cupcakes-salted-caramel/

Be sure to reserve a little bit of that homemade caramel to drizzle on top of anything you frost!! SO GOOD.

Enjoy :)

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These energy bites are easy to make with simple and healthy ingredients that are of course delicious. 



I am currently coaching football full-time at a small university. One of the other coaches recently brought in some energy bites that he made and they were bomb. I told my wife about them and naturally we both ended up wanting some.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites
We are currently in the depths of our busy season right now so my wife has actually been helping out and making some of these recipes. She made these and after I photographed them, I went on the road for a couple of days. When I came back there they were in the fridge. However, come to find out, they were SOOO GOOOOOD that my wife and son couldn't contain themselves and they had eaten the whole first batch while I was gone and she had made a brand new batch!

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Energy Bites

These are only made up of four simple and wholesome ingredients and are incredibly easy to make. I'm definitely going to be trying different variations and testing those out over the coming months. These are a must try! 

Keaton

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Snickers Cheesecake Dip

Sweet and creamy no-bake cheeescake dip smothered in caramel, peanuts, and chocolate chips.


Sweet and creamy no-bake cheeescake dip smothered in caramel, peanuts, and chocolate chips.

If you're looking for the perfect sweet dip to serve at all those football games this season, look no further! 

I've stuck my favorite no-bake cheesecake in a bowl and smothered with with warm caramel sauce and peanuts, and topped it all off with a smattering of chocolate chips. A snickers cheesecake in dip form!

This dip is awesome served with pretzels, apples, graham crackers, or heck-- a spoon! 

Enjoy :)

Sweet and creamy no-bake cheeescake dip smothered in caramel, peanuts, and chocolate chips.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Broccoli & Beef Ramen

This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-takeout family dinner.


This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-take-out family dinner.

You guys, this dinner hit the spot! It was sooooo good. The kind of good that you dream about for days and fight over the leftovers (not that there was much left to be had!). 

I'm actually not typically a beef and broccoli fan. I love orange chicken, honey chicken, sweet and sour chicken... basically all of your general sweet-sauced chicken chinese food entrees. 

But something about this recipe (maybe the ramen, since I'm a closet ramen addict) caught my eye and drew me in. 

This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-take-out family dinner.

It became an instant family favorite. My veggie-hating daughter loved it so much that she proclaimed broccoli to be her new favorite food after one bite!

I don't know that I'd go that far. But I will say that this has made my all-time top 5 favorite homemade dinners (a list which includes these Winger's Sticky Fingers Copycat, Mom's Enchiladas, and Belgian Waffles).

This recipe is the bomb.com. I've never been a beef and broccoli fan, but one bite of this completely changed my mind. A little sweet, a lot of flavor, and one perfect better-than-takeout family dinner.


This recipe is easy enough, but it does require some planning ahead and about 30 minutes at the stove top. I'll also go ahead and warn you that it requires more than one pot (despite my best efforts) and more ingredients than I typically like to pull out for a quick weeknight dinner.

However, it is completely worth it. And WAY better than takeout. I'd say it's the perfect weekend meal at home. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we did!

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