Archive for September, 2011

September 30th, 2011

French Toast Skewers with Blueberry Compote

Today is a sad day for our family…our three week stay in Virginia is at an end.  Tomorrow we will get up early and make the looooong drive back to Colorado.  We have had a great time and seen and experienced so much of our country’s history.  We have had a lot of fun and are so glad we had this opportunity.  My kids are lucky enough to have cousins out here that they have enjoyed spending time with and are very sad that we do not live closer together.  Maybe one day!

And speaking of kids these skewers are

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September 29th, 2011

What’s For Brunch?

Brunch has got to be the funnest meal out there – a chance to actually enjoy some of your breakfast favorites without all the normal rush-rush.  With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to consider a brunch get together with your friends and family.  Here’s a menu Jocelyn and I have used a couple of times with huge success.  We thought you might appreciate the menu so you could plan a brunch of your own.  We’ll be posting the recipes individually, but it’s fun to see them all together and  hopefully it will provide some party-planning

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September 28th, 2011

Tortilla Soup


We’ve  had a few requests for this soup so not to keep you waiting any longer . . . here it is and believe me this is worth the wait.   This soup is one of our family’s favorite things to eat.  It’s just so good, not too spicy, and so tasty- perfect on a cold winter day, but light enough to eat int he summer.  Don’t just take my word for it – this is one you need to make yourself – and why not its super easy.  Let us know how you like it! 

 Tortilla Soup


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September 27th, 2011

Caramel Dip for Apples Cooked in the Can (and printable labels)

I know you can get apples and caramel at McDonald’s anytime you want, but how fun to give these cute cans of caramel for Halloween or Fall gifts.  {Think about those perpetual “You’ve Been Booed” bags that go around the neighborhood – wouldn’t this be perfect!}  What’s even better, there is only one ingredient!!  All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk and you can turn it into a yummy apple dip.  Even better, we’ve made you some cute labels and bag tags to go with.  Here’s how to do it:

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September 26th, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars

Pumpkin Pie and Snickerdoodles?  You read it right.  Who would think to combine them- but that’s just what this recipe does.  Ingenious.  One bite and you have the familiar taste of snickerdoodles coupled with the creamy goodness of pumpkin pie.  Give these bars a try and you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself!

Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodle Layer
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

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