Apples & Pumpkins Galore – Fall Round Up

We are now 10 days to Halloween! Oh, and it’s my best friends birthday today so everyone give her a shout out over here at her new blog Southern Distressed! Her blog is brand new and was a gift from me for her birthday. I will be working with her to add more as it goes. Anyone of these recipes from this Apples & Pumpkins Galore round up I would make for her if she was closer to me. In honor of her birthday though I made Pumpkin Pie Bars. They are simple. They take about an hour to put together and as you see below they come out pretty. Just drizzle a bit of icing, add a candle, and serve!

Pumpkin Pie Bars by Mooshu Jenne - Made with fresh pumpkin  with a sweet streusel topping.

Do you have a go to recipe for birthday’s? Or maybe you have one for this time of year you like to share at a pot luck, Halloween gathering, or an Apples & Pumpkins Galore party like I am having here. If you do I would love to hear about it in the comments below. The more recipes the more I get inspired to create awesome new recipes. 

Pumpkin Pie Bars by Mooshu Jenne - Made with fresh pumpkin  with a sweet streusel topping.

And now for my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Bars…

Pumpkin Pie Bars
Yields 12
Pumpkin Pie Bars are made with fresh pumpkin with a sweet streusel topping.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
For Pumpkin Pie center
  1. 2 1/3 cups fresh pumpkin puree (or canned)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  3. 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  4. 4 eggs
  5. 1/2 cup sour cream
  6. 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  7. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
For Crust & Bottom
  1. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 4 tablespoons margarine
For Icing
  1. 1/2 cup powdered confectioner's sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. In a medium size bowl, add in 3/4 cup flour. 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons butter. Sift with a fork until it is mixed well and resembles a streusel topping crumble.
  2. In a glass baking dish, place 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and rub around with a paper towel. Press in mixture to a flat surface. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add in pumpkin, sour cream, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and salt. Whisk well. Add in four eggs and mix well. Stirring slowly add in the brown sugar. Stirring slowly add in the white sugar. Be sure to have no lumps. Pour mixture on top of the cooked crust. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, repeat the crust process above. After the 15 minutes sprinkle the mixture over the pumpkin layer. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl add in water and powdered sugar. Whisk well until the mixture is a cream thick icing. Use more sugar if the mixture is too runny.
  6. Pull pumpkin pie bars from the oven and let cool for one hour on counter until completely cool. Place in refrigerator for one hour. Once cold pull from refrigerator and top with icing by drizzling it over with a spoon.
Notes
  1. Serve with vanilla ice cream for a perfect fall treat.
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Looking for a good recipe to share this time of year? If so, don’t miss out on the list below. We have savory and sweet apple and pumpkin recipes listed below! Stop by these other blogs for some wonderful seasonal foods to bake or just to inspire you for a good dinner.

Apples & Pumpkins Galore – Fall Round Up

Sweet:

Pumpkin Mousse with Candied Pecans - Not Just Paper and Paint

Fluffy Apple Pie Pancakes – Cookie Named Desire

Apple Crunch – Bakes In Slippers

Apple Crisps – Parenting Chaos

Club Cider Float – Confectionalism

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies – Penney Lane Kitchen
Savory:

Cheesy Eggplant Apple Quesdillas - Dizzy, Busy & Hungry

Pumpkin Pasta with Bacon – Dizzy, Busy & Hungry

Pumpkin Lasagna with Roasted Butternut Squash – Life Currents

Cheesy Pumpkin Buttermilk Biscuits – Confectionalism

15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup

The fall weather is here! The windows open, watching movies, slow cooker going, and just relaxing while I work. The only other condition I would change is a bit of rain. My son even said to me “I am going for a walk and enjoy this beautiful day.” He went for a walk in the woods. He is my nature child. He is 19 and about as humble as anyone could be. Last night, I finally got him to try my 15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup. I told him it’s a must over cornbread. He actually liked my beans! He is not a bean eater.

15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup - Mooshu Jenne

About as close to beans as he gets is a bean burrito on very rare occasion. It was an honor to make his mouth tingle with something new. He is just so mellow though. I wish I could have his inner peace. Though, on days like this when it’s pretty outside and you can write by cool air and a good movie like Pompeii on the big screen it gives me a sense of inner peace.

15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup - Mooshu Jenne

The aroma of the soup slow cooking only allows me to be more in tune with that foodie side of me. I am planning plenty of meals at the moment. I don’t know which to start with first. I have the mother load of sugar pumpkins. They are decorating my counter tops at the moment. It looks as if fall rained down in my kitchen. It’s plastered with pumpkins, spooky cupcakes, and candy galore.

15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup - Mooshu Jenne

This 15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup allows me to put this all in the slow cooker extremely fast. Then I get to move on to other goodies without slaving over dinner. That’s the idea behind the slow cooker but flavor is a big detail too. Most slow cooker meals I try don’t have that OMG I want to eat tons of this flavor. I think that is why I want to share a few of my slow cooker recipes with you. Less ingredients and packed with massive flavor. That’s what makes this dish not only delicious but completely budget friendly.

15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup
Serves 5
Made with onions, 15 beans, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, bacon and spices.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bag 15 beans soup (remove seasoning packet)
  2. 4 strips of bacon; sliced into quarters
  3. 1 small white onion; sliced into rounds
  4. 6 cloves of garlic; diced
  5. 1/3 bundle of cilantro
  6. 1 jalapeno; deseeded and chopped
  7. 1/2 tablespoon salt
  8. 1/4 tablespoon pepper
  9. 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  10. 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  11. 1/4 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  12. Water
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker, add in washed beans and bacon. Top with onions, garlic, and jalapeno. Add cilantro.
  2. Top with water almost to brim of the slow cooker. Add in salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Put on high until it starts to boil. Turn to low and cook overnight for 8 hours. Put to warm until ready to serve.
Notes
  1. This soup goes perfect over cornbread.
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Tex Mex Pasta Skillet

Did I ever mention how much I love my Lodge skillet? It’s the easiest way for me to fry up meat or bake cornbread. I just love making quick skillet dinners in it too. The meat cooks evenly and fast. In this Texas humidity recipes can get very unruly fairly fast. The skillet heat equally and allows for a good even cooking even when you are dealing with horrible humidity. This is a simple skillet dinner called Tex Mex Pasta Skillet that I make on weeknight when I just don’t have the time to stand in the kitchen for a long period of time.

Tex Mex Pasta Skillet by Mooshu Jenne  Savory pasta topped with chili and rotel.

We all have those days. Whether it is running the kids, or in my case teenagers, to school and back. High tailing the other ones to work. Or even the plenty of football games and competitions. In fact, we tend to eat out often during this season and we all have said how much we have missed those home cooked meals. In two nights, we put this little Tex Mex Pasta Skillet and a 15 bean soup that is headed to the blog also.

Tex Mex Pasta Skillet by Mooshu Jenne Savory pasta topped with chili and rotel.

It takes minimal ingredients so it’s easy for your teenager to be able to make on their own. It’s also completely budget friendly. It’s loaded with flavor but doesn’t come from using your entire spice cabinet to get there. You can control the level of heat too by which style of Rotel you buy. I usually get the medium heat and then add some fresh cracked pepper. I like spicy foods though! I also top my with a bunch of yummy cheese. Some times sharp cheddar cheese or sometimes a good colby jack cheese. Below is a quick video showing how I put this together so quick and easy. The skillet cuts my meat cooking time down by at least 10 minutes.

 

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Tex Mex Pasta Skillet
Serves 6
Chili and rotel mixed with ground beef, onions, and garlic topped over garden rotini pasta.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 -10 oz can Rotel
  2. 1 - 15 oz can Wolf Chili
  3. 1/2 pound ground beef
  4. 1 lb bag garden rotini pasta
  5. 1 white onion; diced
  6. 4 cloves of garlic; minced
  7. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/4 teaspoon cracker black pepper
  10. cheese for topping; optional
Instructions
  1. Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil.
  2. In a cast iron skillet (or skillet), pour one tablespoon olive oil, add onions and garlic. Saute on medium heat. Add in ground beef and cook until browned.
  3. Place pasta in water and cook as directed on the package.
  4. Add in one can of Rotel and one can of Wolf Chili No Beans. Cook on low for 5 minutes. Once pasta is done, drain pasta, and add it to the skillet. Mix well.
  5. You can top with cheese, spring onions, or sour cream.
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Pear and Apple Pork Chop Skillet

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Now that we are settling into our new routines with back to school, new jobs, and for me more work. Dinners need to be tasty and not take hours to make. Sometimes a good slow cooker meal is great. When I am not in the mood for that I gravitate towards Smithfield pork chops. They are super easy to cook up in a skillet using any sauces, fruits, or spices.  Just like this Pear and Apple Pork Chop Skillet.

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This weekend I stopped off at Tom Thumb and picked up my Smithfield All Natural pork chops. I used the $1 off coupon from the Just4U coupon center via Tom Thumb’s website. Which is a pretty good price to make a dinner for 8 people. (While Supplies Last)

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I also picked up some apples, pears, and rosemary. I knew I wanted to make a easy dish that would fit with our new routine but also have tons of flavor. I needed something simple and not much clean up so I paired the pork with apples and pears along with baked potatoes on the side. 

I simply put the potatoes in the digital oven ahead of time wrapped in foil and baked for an hour and thirty minutes. I actually ran to shop while they were baking. I grabbed the pork and began my quick adventure into cooking. Just as you can see in the step by step video above. I added the onions, then the apples, then the pears, then the rosemary, and then the pork. I topped it all off with Mediterranean salt, cracked pepper and some Worcestershire sauce. Cook for about 20 minutes and serve it up with the pears, apples, and a loaded baked potato.

Pear and Apple Pork Chop Skillet
Serves 8
Skillet cooked pork chops topped with pears, apples, and rosemary.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 packages of Smithfield pork chops (8)
  2. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  3. 2 sprigs of rosemary
  4. 1 granny apple; sliced skin on
  5. 1 bartlett pear; sliced skin on
  6. 1 white onion; sliced into half rounds
  7. 1/4 teaspoon Mediterranean salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cracked peppercorn pepper
  9. 1 tablespoon Greek olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a large cast iron skillet, add one tablespoon of greek olive oil and bring to a low heat. Add in onions, apples, and pears. Stuff pork chops under the fruit being careful not to burn your fingers.
  2. Top with rosemary, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring heat to medium high and cook for about 7 minutes turning pork every so often. Lower heat after 15 minutes and cook until pork is a bit blackened to add crunch. Careful not to burn.
  3. Serve with baked potato, pears, and apples.
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Sweet and Spicy Ramen

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This is the time of year that my two oldest are working and my daughter seems to spend most of her time at school or in after school activities. I don’t go out to lunch as often as I use to. I’ve been wanting to find ways to have an inexpensive and healthy option for lunch for myself and for them when they do get to eat with me.

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With Fall fast approaching I crave soup! It’s this Oh MY Gosh that is all I want. This Sweet and Spicy Ramen is perfect for rainy days. It doesn’t take long to make with toppings that are customized to your favorite vegetables or meat if you desire. We also sprinkled this over fruit for some delicious healthy snacks. Monk Fruit In The Raw is tasty for being a calorie free sweetener. 

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September is Childhood Obesity Month. In observance of this month, I am incorporating Monk Fruit In The Raw into recipes as a way to reduce sugar without reducing taste. It’s a wholesome, zero-calorie sweetener,made with real fruit. It has a simple, sweet taste that can be used in any recipe that calls for sugar. Perfectly ideal for moms looking to cut added sugars without sacrificing taste for their families.

Monk Fruit has simple, sweet taste that has the closest taste to sugar of any sugar-free, calorie-free sweetener. It’s available in packets and a Bakers Bags. Also, it measures cup for cup, just like sugar and has a simple ingredients list – no table sugar, molasses or sugar alcohols added. Recipes and culinary tips for Monk Fruit In The Raw can be found at www.intheraw.com.

Sweet and Spicy Ramen
Serves 1
Ramen topped with a sweet chili sauce, red onions, and hard boiled egg.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package ramen
  2. 1 egg
  3. 3 slices red onion
  4. 1 tablespoon Monk Fruit In The Raw
  5. 2 tablespoons chili sauce
Instructions
  1. Boil egg in hot water for 5 minutes. Remove and place in cold bowl of water.
  2. Add ramen to hot water and cook for three minutes. Place ramen into the bowl and top with egg and sliced onion.
  3. In a small ramekin, mix in chili sauce with a tablespoon of Monk Fruit In The Raw. Top over ramen and serve.
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Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake – Gluten Free

My son’s 19th birthday was just last Friday. I wasn’t sure if he would be here or not. Luckily he was! Every year I battle with the fact that he doesn’t like cake and well I don’t like making giant cookies often. That was before I got my new Lodge skillet. However, I knew he would be much happier if it included ice cream and no cake. We were also looking for a gluten free option for my son’s best friend that I call my adopted son. 

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake - Mooshu Jenne #Dessert

After much deliberation we figured out that Lucky Charms are gluten free and thought why not use the recipe I did for the Twinkie Forest Berry Ice Cream but mold it into a springform pan. I mean it should be a piece of cake right? It just takes about 5 minutes to put together. Had two hours sleep the night before, went to the airport, cooked brunch, made this Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake, attended a football game and came home after to watch him blow his candles out. It was one very long day!

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Unfortunately, all my candles were thrown out so I had to use a spaghetti noodle for his candles. Hey it worked! ;) The only thing that counts is that he got a cake he loved with friends and family around him. The rest of the night he had fun with his friends and enjoying his beloved Xbox One. We finally got to catch up with each about everything while he was gone about three days later. He just seems to have the permanent smile lately. I think it has a bit to do with this cake! It’s not all the cake of course but I would super credit how many smiles and grabby hands were around when I went to serve it. It will definitely be on my to do list for any future parties. There is so many variations you can do with it too! The possibilities are endless. Do you have an idea of what you would use? Tell me below.

Lucky Charms Ice Cream Cake
Serves 6
No churn ice cream cake with a Lucky Charms crust and topping.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 32oz heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 - 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  3. 5 cups Lucky Charms cereal
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment fitted beat heavy cream for 4 minutes on a 2. Move it up every 2 minutes until you reach the 10. Once the heavy cream looks like whipped topping stop the mixer.
  2. Pour in sweetened condensed milk and fold until smooth.
  3. Put 2 1/2 cups Lucky Charms cereal at the bottom of the springform pan. Pour in the whipped mixture. Top with the rest of the Lucky Charms.
  4. Freeze cake for 3 hours or until firm. Lightly heat the edge of the pan with warm water being careful not to wet the cake. Pop the springform lever open and remove. Slice with a warm knife and serve.
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Captain America Ice Cream Cake

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I am was so excited for the Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie to come out on the 8th! I unfortunately missed seeing it in the theaters. Did you get a chance to see? If so, you have to comment below and tell me what you thought about the movie.

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For fun, I thought it would be awesome to have a Captain America Ice Cream Cake to go along with watching the movie. Why? Well who doesn’t love Superheroes

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Did you know #HeroesEatMMs? I swear they do! (shakes head yes with big eyes). I am firm believer that Captain America himself would absolutely enjoy this Captain America Ice Cream Cake before he takes out the next bad guy! Or even makes another hero command at a god like Thor. You know that snarky Captain! 

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I hopped on over to Walmart to pick up my M&M’S® with some heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk. That’s about all that goes into this cake. It takes no more than 10 minutes to make and a few hours to freeze. I had my son separate all the M&M’s and I couldn’t keep them out of eating them. He said it was pure torture for me to make him separate the M&M’s. Hehe! He was my hero eating M&M’s and helping out his mama.

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Geez I cannot wait for tonight! Some chili, some Captain America Ice Cream Cake and some Chris Evans in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now, I know you ladies have to agree went I say he is pleasing on the eyes ;) He’s also an extremely talent actor. 

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 Who’s ready for the recipe?

Captain America Ice Cream Cake
Cereal crust topped with no churn ice cream and red and blue M&M's.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 - 32oz heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 - 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  3. 2 cups cereal or crushed graham crackers
  4. 1 bag of M&M's; separate for reds and blues
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment fitted beat heavy cream for 4 minutes on a 2. Move it up every 2 minutes until you reach the 10. Once the heavy cream looks like whipped topping stop the mixer.
  2. Pour in sweetened condensed milk and fold until smooth.
  3. Put crushed cereal or graham crackers at the bottom of the springform pan. Pour in half of whipped mixture. Top with some M&M's. Pour the rest over the top of the M&M's and top the cake with more M&M's for decor.
  4. Freeze cake for 3 hours or until firm. Lightly heat the edge of the pan with warm water being careful not to wet the cake. Pop the springform lever open and remove. Slice with a warm knife and serve.
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Roman Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Whole grain bread is probably a favorite in our house. Roman Meal bread is devoured within minutes the loaf enters the door. That being said, it’s nice to have a way to make the simplest of dinners and know it’s healthy. This Roman Grilled Cheese Sandwich features peperoncini’s, salami, and mozzarella on a toasted buttery Roman Meal bread.

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It’s takes only a few minutes to make, pairs perfect with soup for a simple week night dinner. My favorite soup to pair it with it is a fresh minestrone soup packed with tons of vegetables that are in season. I can do the soup on the stove or in the slow cooker. Then grill up the sandwiches pretty fast in a iron skillet. Such a great meal for everyone. Unless you have a son like mine that doesn’t like cheese and then I just replace it with grilled sandwich instead of a grilled cheese. It’s still pretty tasty!

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Roman Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Serves 1
Roman meal bread grilled with salami, provolone, and peperoncini's.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 slices of Roman Meal bread
  2. 8 slices of salami
  3. 4 slices of provolone cheese
  4. 3 to 4 tablespoon peperoncini's
Instructions
  1. Bring a large iron skillet to low heat. Lay in bread.
  2. Top with cheese, salami, and peperoncini's. Place pieces together and grill until cheese is melted.
  3. Serve with fresh peperoncini's and soup to side.
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Fall Apple Party – Candy Apple M&M’s Cookie Skillet

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Ever have those moments where you say I don’t want to use a whole apple for caramel apples because no one hardly eats an entire apple? I do. Though I know my other half would devour a whole one but most people do not. It’s such a waste. I thought, what if there was a way to make mini caramel apples on lollipop sticks that each person can dip it into whatever they choose. And this Candy Apple M&M’s Cookie Skillet for something easy to serve up with a quickness.
 
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For fun we put together a Fall Apple Party with caramel apple bites and candy apple M&M’s cookie skillet. 
 
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Simply cut the apples into slices and you can dip them into whatever you like. It’s the perfect dessert or appetizer for a fall apple party #FlavorofFall. It’s a good way to make caramel apple bites for a fall football gathering or even a trunk or treat.
 
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With the weather drop here in Texas I’ve done nothing but crave apple recipes. To pair with the apples you can have a slow cooker cinnamon apple wassel and candy apple skillet cookie. Add some printable party decor then you have the cutest Fall apple party ever!
 
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We set it up on a Monday evening when we had a few friends over to have dinner and dessert. We watched spooky TV shows and movies to accompany the cooler fall weather we had roll in.
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Sipped on the cinnamon apple wassel made out of Mott’s apple juice with a few spoonfuls apple sauce in it. Just place 64 oz Mott’s apple juice in a slow cooker, add in 5 tablespoons apple sauce, one sliced orange, and two sticks of cinnamon. Put on low. Once it’s warm it’s ready to serve.
 
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The candy apple M&M’s were so good! We added them to our caramel apple bites tray and put them in our candy apple skillet cookie! I have a few coupons to share with you if you want to make this delicious dessert. I picked my Candy Apple M&M’s up at Walmart along with the Mott’s Apple Juice and Apple Sauce.

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Now about the recipe! I would love to know what you make for your own Fall parties.

Candy Apple M&M's Skillet Cookie
Serves 6
Candy apple M&M's mixed with a vegan cookie dough for a delicious treat.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup greek yogurt
  2. 1 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (use oat flour for gluten free)
  4. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  6. 1/2 cup candy apple M&M's
  7. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixer bowl, add in brown sugar, peanut butter, and yogurt. Mix well.
  2. Add in flour and baking powder. Mix well until it looks like a crumble crust.
  3. Put one tablespoon oil into the skillet and rub sides and bottom with a paper towel. Press cookie mixture evenly into the skillet. Press 1/2 cup of M&M's into the top.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Pull and let cool.
Notes
  1. The cookie can be topped with a glaze for added sweetness. Use oat flour to make it gluten free.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

With school back in session I know many of you are looking for easy recipes to make between work and after school activities. I know I am! Pulling out my arsenal of recipes especially those recipes for the slower cooker. With the daughter in color guard and my work load getting heavier slow cooker or crockpot, depending on what you call it, dinners help make for a bit more time in the evenings. This slow cooker chicken noodle soup is quite simple to put together and full of flavor. 

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Infused with white wine and rosemary this soup doesn’t taste like your normal chicken noodle soup. The aroma is perfectly intoxicating. It’s also budget friendly which is great after all that back to school shopping and school supplies. We all know every dime and dollar counts at that time of year. 

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I plop it all into a slow cooker/ crock pot with plenty of garlic and ginger. This slow cooker chicken noodle soup makes the entire house smell amazing! As you can see I just add the carrots in halves and don’t chop them up. The reason is that they don’t get nearly as mushy when you slow cook them whole. All you have to do is scoop them back out and mash them with a fork then drop them back in. I do the same thing with the celery too! Also, the noodles are made on the side. I’m just not a fan of crock pot noodles. They seems to have an odd texture depending on how each slow cooker cooks. 

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I just cook them on the side quickly in a pasta pot. Strain them and add them to each bowl. It’s great because if you have someone eating with you that is gluten free you can leave out the noodles in their bowl. I hope this soup will help you get back into the daily routine. 

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup
Serves 6
Slow cooked chicken, carrots, celery, and spices to make a delicious chicken noodle soup.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
8 hr
Total Time
8 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 carrots; end cut, halved
  2. 3 ribs of celery; ends cut, halved
  3. 8 to 10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  4. 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger; peeled and chopped
  5. 3 stocks fresh rosemary
  6. 4 cloves of fresh garlic; minced
  7. 32 oz plus 2 cups all natural free range (gluten free) chicken broth
  8. 2 cups white wine
  9. 1 teaspoon Mediterranean salt
  10. 2 teaspoons salt; to taste
  11. 2 teaspoons peppercorn medley; to taste
  12. 2 cups egg noodles
Instructions
  1. In a large slow cooker, add in carrot halves, celery halves, boneless and skinless chicken thighs. Turn to high heat. Add in minced garlic, rosemary, and chopped ginger. Top with 32 ounces of chicken broth and one cup of white wine. Add Mediterranean salt. Cook for 6 hours on high.
  2. Stir pot well. Remove carrots and celery; careful not to burn yourself. Place on cutting board and smash with fork. Return smashed carrots and celery to the pot. Add in two cups broth and one cup white wine. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 2 hours.
  3. 20 minutes until the soup is ready cook 2 cups of eggs noodles in boiling salted water for 8 minutes. Once tender remove and serve in soup.
Notes
  1. For gluten free please leave out the egg noodles or find gluten free noodles.
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