On a recent trip to my beloved Target, I grabbed the cutest Halloween themed treat. Mini Babybel® has been disguised in these adorable Halloween wrappers making them the perfect festive treat for the month of October. Pumpkins, mummies, vampires and more, I bet you’ll never guess which one is my favorite?! #pumpkineverything
These 100% real cheese snacks inspired me to create a simple Halloween cheese board. I knew that I wanted to stick with traditional Halloween colors and display my Mini Babybel® , with their Halloween wrappers, in the center of my creation. I quickly gathered the supplies I needed and got to work.
October is halfway over and today I am sharing pumpkin recipe #3 of 5. This weeks post also features a special blog hop at the end where you will find links to several other fall inspired recipes from some of my closest blogging friends. If you are looking for a new recipe to inspire you to start baking or cooking, I feel certain you will find at least one to try.
Like last week’s recipe, this week was another first for me. Believe it or not, I had never made muddy buddies before. Why? I have no idea. But I am starting to think I was better off that way, since I can’t seem to keep my hand out of the bowl.
Last month I confessed to making multiple $10 trips to Target. I found dresses, earrings, costumes, fall decor and more. This past month I knew I needed to be more strict about my spending so I didn’t make nearly as many Target runs. It may not have been as much fun as the previous month, but it worked. After all, the best way to not be tempted to spend is to avoid temptation all together.
The unfortunate part about this trip was the amount of goodies that I found. I could’ve easily spent more on this one single trip than I had the entire previous month. With so much clearance to look through, staying on budget was definitely a challenge.
Here are a few things that we found at Target recently…
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I have said on more than one occasion that we aren’t exactly what one would call “sports fanatics“. However, that doesn’t mean that we shrug off game day fun. We’ve even been known to host a game day party on more than on occasion! For us game day isn’t about the results of the game as much as it is being with friends and family.
Okay, maybe that isn’t being completely honest …
I adore spending time with the ones I love, but I also love the game day food too. Finding a way to mix those is so important for me. I love to find a way to offer my guests something good to eat without spending half of the game in the kitchen preparing snacks. And when I think game day snacks, I think pizza. Anyone else? Pizza is food that speaks to the heart and brings us together. From the biggest fans, to the novice who can barely follow the game.
Over the month of September Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me hosted a clothing challenge called Dress-tember. The idea was to wear 10 dresses over the month of September. Easy enough, right? So I warned the husband that if I started wearing more dresses than normal he didn’t need to worry about me (It’s the sad truth) and I got started!
On day #1 I picked up a Dress-tember buddy. When Emily heard about the challenge she whole heartedly wanted to participate too. There was NO WAY I would, or could, say no to that. So she joined the fun with her messy hair, spunky spirit, mismatched sock and love for sneakers with dresses.
September was a HOT month. We only had 4 days that even started out remotely fall like and nearly every one of those ended like summer. I guess all in all this worked to my advantage because my spring/summer dress selection is way better than my fall/winter one.
Last Tuesday I said that with the beginning of October meant the beginning of baking pumpkin treats. I shared my very first pumpkin recipe of the 2017 fall season, New England Pumpkin Cake, and promised that I would be sharing 4 more over the next four weeks! Some of you may think it is a genius plan, others may think I am a little crazy. I probably wouldn’t argue with you either way.
Week #2 is a super easy pumpkin pastry that will have people thinking you worked way harder than you actually did.
Today’s recipe was a first for me, it was the first time I have ever used puff pastry. If I am being honest, puff pastry has always seemed kind of intimidating. I felt like it would be finicky and difficult to work with, goodness was I wrong, so I have never bothered with it.
But the idea of pumpkin turnovers with a cream cheese glaze was just too good to pass up. I mean, it’s pretty much an acceptable way to eat pie for breakfast! If that doesn’t convince you to give it a try yourself, I don’t know what will.