If you know me or have ever run into me somewhere, you know my favorite things to wear are hats, jeans, sneakers and a cozy sweatshirt. It’s just one of those outfits you can be super casual in or dress up for a night out. It’s seemingly perfect, especially this year. So with everything going on in the world and the chaos of Christmas around the corner, I wanted to take a break from the kitchen and round up my 3 favorite Amazon sweaters, because, well, I’ve basically been living in them. They are so cozy and perfect as we transition from fall to the dead of winter.
Happy Friday night ya’ll. We’ve made it through the work week! Seeing as my week seemed to be long and stressful, I thought I would bring something different to the blog tonight and make something fun. Now if you know me, you know I’m a HUGE snacker, especially if any sort of TV series is on. That’s how these tri-colored french fries, or “rainbow fries” as I like to call them, came about. I wanted an easy, yet still delicious snack to munch on while starting season 4 of the show ‘New Girl’. Yes, I know, I know, I’m super behind on this show. However, don’t you worry because I am most definitely binge watching it 😆 . Never the less, I wanted something I wasn’t going to feel super bad about eating, and could reheat for Oliver to snack on the next day. Enter in these Rainbow Fries. These fries are not are not only SO easy to make, but they are gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan. They would make a great snack, side dish to any meal, and are an awesome way to get kids to eat their vegetables without using a deep fryer. You could also substitute carrots for extra sneaky veggie consumption.
Happy Saturday! Cheers to the weekend, am I right? And cheers to apples. I seriously love fall. Also, I’m FINALLY sharing with you some much anticipated apple recipes. Better late than never, right? Plus, I feel like apple butter is a true staple come fall season. It’s versatility is endless. Mixed in cocktails, atop toast, spread on muffins, fillings in cakes, the list goes on and on. When I was creating this recipe I wanted to make something that was simple and easy for people to make at home, while not having the stovetop on all day. Granted, you can definitely make this on the stove, but if you have an instant pot, your life will become a whole lot simpler. Like, I don’t think you are prepared for how simple this recipe is.
While I was packing and leaving for the trip I really wanted to post this one for you guys, but time just got away from me getting everything in order. None the less, I’m excited to be sharing it with you now because this is one of my FAVORITE fall recipes. Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Crumble and Maple Butter. Heck yes. Guys. This pumpkin bread is like, the quintessential fall treat. It’s packed with pumpkin, full of warm spices, incredibly moist, and slightly crunchy with spiced brown sugar crumble. Also, the maple butter is an incredibly delicious bonus you didn’t know you needed. I wouldn’t skip out on it. Trust me on this one.
Hey guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a really fun one. We took Oliver to Olbrich Botanical Gardens (he’s obsessed with flowers right now), went on a pizza date as a fam, hit up target, and took Oliver to Eplegaarden, an apple orchard to pick apples and enjoy the beautiful fall weather Wisconsin is having right now. Jam packed, but SO much fun. I figured it had been awhile since I had done a 7 Things post and what better way then to share all these cute apple photos with it 🙂 1. I am eating Smart Sweets right now and I am just obsessed. The whole bag is only 3g of sugar. Plus, they are plant based, vegan AND free from sugar alcohols. Like, a total guilt free way to eat candy. I’m into it. Not to mention these will be great for Oliver when he gets old enough and figures out what candy is. Until then, I will be eating them all.
I’m welcoming in fall with open arms as I cozy up with a bowl of soup and dream about all things apple and pumpkin. This year may look a little different than most, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate. Plus, most fall activities are outside. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, tailgating… we can still do these things, we just have to be safe about it. No way is fall going to be canceled in my book. Not if I have anything to say about it. One of my favorite things about fall, minus the fall activities, is warmer recipes. Whether that be warm in temperature or warm in spices, I’m all about it. It just feels homey to me. A sense of comfort. A sense of calming. Anyone else feel this way? It’s like the second the weather starts to turn, the first thing I want to do is put on fuzzy socks, turn on a Harry Potter movie, and make some kind of soup. I’m always trying new recipes out, but this Creamy Tortellini Soup with Chicken Sausage and Kale is definitely my go to.