Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Chipotle Chicken Strips and Onion Rings

A while back I was craving what I have always called "bar food".
But I wanted to step it up a notch and but some zing in to it. That is
how these Chipotle Chicken Strips and Onion Rings came to be!
chipotle, chicken strips, onion rings, bar food at home, seasoning

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Caramel Apple Pie Bundles/#SundaySupper

It is time for #SundaySupper and this week we are celebrating fall and all the wonderful flavors of the season. For me, that means apples and caramel and Caramel Apple Pie Bundles!

Like many people, fall is my favorite time of year, and what's not to love? The crisp, cooler weather to wake up to, beautiful leaves tripping across the yard, breathtaking sunsets, less crowded beaches, Friday night football, roaring fire pits in the evenings, and food flavors that I look forward to from the end of fall until it starts all over again. There is nothing like food to evoke wonderful memories and  I hope these Caramel Apple Pie Bundles bring some to you.


Caramel Apple Pie Bundles

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Caramel Apple Bread

Welcome Fall! It's beginning to feel a little like fall here in North Carolina, so I knew it was time for this moist and yummy Caramel Apple Bread!  I used Granny Smith apples for this recipe  because I just love their slightly tart flavor, and especially when they are combined with sweet caramel. You could add nuts to this recipe if you would like. Chopped pecans would be tasty! This bread can be made ahead of time, and if you wanted you could drizzle the caramel sauce right before serving, even if you made the bread earlier in the day!

caramel, apples, bread, fall, treats

Caramel Apple Bread

Monday, September 21, 2015

Gourmet Gifter's Cinnamon Sugar Sensation

Last month I wrote a post about a new company I am working with called, GOURMET GIFTER. I hope you had a chance to check them out! I absolutely am in love with their Salty Sweet Addiction popcorn, and recently I tried another of their popcorn flavors, Cinnamon Sugar Sensation! Oh my, is it yummy!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!


Autumn Bundt Cake/#BundtBakers

Is your weather starting to cool off a little bit where you are? Then it may be time for an Autumn Bundt Cake! We finally are getting some milder, fall~ish type days here in North Carolina, and not a moment to soon for me. I am a true lover of all things fall, the weather being the #1 reason, but also because of all the gorgeous colors, the fall hikes to see the leaves, dining outside on the back porch, and campfires. Backyard campfires are such fun! Of course with campfires, there must be s'mores. And when I learned that the #BundtBakers theme this month was S'mores, well, it's just a natural pairing, autumn and s'mores! I hope you like this Autumn Bundt Cake!


Autumn Bundt Cake

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Banana Split Cheesecake Bars

There is just something about a bar dessert that I love. They are less time consuming to make, they are easy to serve, and they present themselves as just a little bit fancier than a cookie. I had been throwing around an idea in my head of a banana split type bar for some time, but I kept getting stuck on what to use for the base. I couldn't use ice cream. (But as I am writing this, I am asking myself, why not?)  So I kept thinking about it. I usually think about my ideas for a time before I bring them to fruition, or toss them.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie/#SundaySupper

Today at #SundaySupper we are honoring our grandparents by celebrating Grandparent's Day!
My grandmother passed away many years ago, but she was a wonderful cook, and I always remember her making Lemon Meringue Pie. I don't have the recipe that my Grandma used to make her creamy, luscious pie, but I found one that taste very close, and just a bite of one piece sent me back in time to another life! I love how food brings wonderful memories flooding back.  I think Grandma would like this pie!

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Friday, September 11, 2015

Chicken Fingers Italiano/PublixFlavorExcursion2015

I have been a self titled aficionado of the chicken finger for quite some time. As a matter of fact, while most of my friends were craving ice cream or chocolate when they were pregnant, I craved chicken fingers. And not just any chicken fingers, but the kind served in bars, where they are deep fried and come with ranch and french fries. Fast forward almost 27 years, and my eating habits have improved, and these Chicken Fingers Italiano are what you will find on my kitchen table today!