Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Squares

by Kate on November 24, 2014

Pumpkin Chocolate chip Cheesecake Squares

Theres not a ton about childhood that I remember besides being chubby and having permed bangs in 3rd grade.  And also, these chocolate chip cheesecake things my mom used to make at Thanksgiving. I don’t think it was anything intricate or hard to make – pretty sure she used slice and bake cookies for the cookie portion (sorry Mom – secrets out).  I don’t even think I liked cream cheese or cheesecake at the time, but the combination of the two was just dynamite. 

I blame these said treats on adolescent chubbiness (among other treats)

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Crock Pot Herb “Roasted” Turkey Breast

by Kate on November 22, 2014

Slow Cooker Herb "Roasted" Turkey Breast

GUYS. THE TURKEY. It’s the main act – the centerpiece – the one  food item on which the entire Thanksgiving holiday revolves around. So it’s like, kind of a big deal.  Whether you’re having 4 or 40 for dinner, you NEED to have enough Turkey to go around. Even though there are some insanely large birds out there, there’s really only so much meat that you can get off of Tom.  And the last thing that you want is your guests with their empty dinner plates surrounding an even emptier turkey platter looking at you for answers.

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Crock Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

November 19, 2014
Crock Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  While I love to eat mashed potatoes, I hate to make them. Over the years, I’ve tried on so many attempts to make a perfectly smooth mashed potato. I’ve tried potato ricers – electric beaters. For some reason, I just can never get it right, and mashed become lumptastic (not that it ever stops […]

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Crock Pot Thanksgiving Stuffing

November 17, 2014
Crock Pot Thanksgiving Stuffing

It’s ironic that I waited until I moved into a house with two ovens to do a series on how to save time and oven/stove top space by making Thanksgiving dishes in your crock pot. But my crock pot and I are having a love affair lately – don’t worry, Dave knows about it. And […]

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Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Quesadillas

November 16, 2014
Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Quesadillas

Sometimes when Dave has to work late during the week or has a hockey game, I do one of two things: 1) come home and eat chips for dinner or 2) make a huge mess in the kitchen trying something new.  Not that  he doesn’t encourage food creativity & messiness, but sometimes it’s easier to […]

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken and Rice Soup

November 13, 2014
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken and Rice Soup

Got another easy peasy lunch shake’er up’er for ya’ kiddds If I could make every meal in the crockpot, I would. If I could own like 10 crockpots, I would (Dave already thinks its crazy that we have two – TWO? Two) I just have recently come to love it. Work and life can be […]

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Overnight Apple Pie French Toast

November 10, 2014
Overnight Apple Pie French Toast

Overnight French Toast is like the Christmas of breakfast foods – you get it all ready to go, put it in the fridge, and you literally cannot sleep because you are SOOO excited to wake up the next morning and get that soft, moist (sorry, had to) melt in your mouth version of french toast […]

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Cool Ranch Kale Chips

November 3, 2014
Cool Ranch Kale Chips

So I fell off the wagon this weekend – I blame it on Halloween. And fun sized candy that makes me think “oh, its small and cute – so I think I’ll have 10″. Well, back on the wagon.  With THESE. I love my junk food just as much as the next guy and I […]

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Pulled Honey Mustard Chicken Sliders

October 29, 2014
Pulled Honey Mustard Chicken Sliders

I’ve never been a big condiment person. I’m that girl at the restaurant who asks for “This, but like w/out everything on it”. It’s only every once in a while that I’ll go big and maybe smear some light mayo or something on my super dry turkey sandwich. But we had some media reps in […]

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Garlic Pepperoni Pull Apart Bread

October 25, 2014
Garlic Pepperoni Pull Apart Bread

So I just started this like clean eating challenge thing at the gym. And only 3 days in I’ve really already come to the realization of one thing. I’m more of a dirty eater. However, I’m not gonna throw in the towel just yet. I AM though gonna give you this RIDICULOUSLY insanely easy and […]

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