Slow Cooker Italian Sandwiches

How’s life lately? I mean really – are you hanging on?

I’m hearing from so many friends that they’re overwhelmed. There are so many balls in the air that things like dinner just get pushed to the back burner. They want to make dinner but they can’t handle more work.

This is a great meal for those nights.

Hot sandwiches make a great, easy dinner. These are individually wrapped – making them easily customizable for each family member – and warmed in the slow cooker – which makes the cook time flexible.

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Monster Mash Cookies

Who else is pumped for Halloween? I know this year is going to look different, but I still can’t help but be excited – Halloween is one of my favorite days. I’m planning lots of fun eats and crafts at home. We’ve got our costumes and we’re ready!

I have a lot of cookies on this blog, but Monster cookies are one of my favorites – and when you add candy eyeballs, they become deliciously perfect for Halloween.

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Instant Pot Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Sized-down treats have been all the rage in my kitchen during the pandemic – fewer get togethers mean fewer mouths to feed – and I am so excited to share my current favorite! This cheesecake is the perfect size for a small celebration – and it’s made in the Instant Pot!

A creamy chocolate cheesecake is topped off with fluffy peanut butter frosting and dotted with mini chocolate chips. If you’re a cheesecake lover, you will just love this!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcakes

Actual conversation I had with my four-year-old a few weeks ago:

J: Mom, I like cupcakes, but I don’t like icing.
Me: So you like muffins?
J: Yeah! I like muffins!

She had me rolling with laughter! But it also got me thinking about what else I could top cupcakes with – and these cupcakes were born out of that experiment.

These rich chocolate cupcakes are topped off with a layer of marshmallow and then covered with a crunchy, chocolate-peanut butter topping. You won’t miss the icing with these candy-topped treats!

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Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

How is homeschooling going?

It’s one of the questions I’m asked most frequently these days. I don’t want to jinx anything by being over confident, but so far? I think we’re nailing it.

Sure, there are plenty of frustrating moments. And moments I wish the kids were both in school and I could go to the bathroom without anyone calling for me. But there are so many moments I love and I’m so grateful to be experiencing.

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Welcome to #Choctoberfest 2020!

I am so excited to bring your another year of #Choctoberfest! This is a super fun week of chocolate delights – and I think it’s just what 2020 needs! I’m so excited to share some brand new chocolate recipes this week!

#Choctoberfest is our annual celebration of chocolate recipes, now in its 6th year. I’ve teamed up with some talented food bloggers to share dozens of milk, dark, and white chocolate dishes for this year’s virtual event. Plus, we’ve pooled our resources to bring you an exciting giveaway you don’t want to miss!

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How to Stock Your Freezer with 2 Weeks of Easy Dinners

Having a well-stocked freezer is invaluable – because you really never know what life will throw your way. Whether you’re forced to stay home because of a COVID quarantine or you just can’t make it to the store because of car trouble, having meals in the freezer ready-to-go can be immensely helpful.

Today, I’m going to show you what I keep in my freezer for emergencies – and how I use it.

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Sweet Potato Pecan Quick Bread

Don’t tell the other seasons, but I’m pretty sure fall is my favorite. So much about it makes me happy – the crisp air, Halloween and Thanksgiving, and, of course, the continued plethora of produce.

Confession, though: I’m not a pumpkin girl. And while pumpkin gets all the love on other blogs, I wanted to make sure my first recipe of autumn focused on one of my fall favorites – sweet potatoes.

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Autumn Fruit & Veggie Bingo

Welcome autumn! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons and I’m so excited to share a new game choc full of fall flavors!

Our favorite try-it game is back for autumn! Fruit and Veggie Bingo cards featuring fall produce can be found below – and they’re free!

This game is a great way to get kids (and adults!) to start thinking about seasonal produce and trying new things – after all, if you want to cross of a square, you need to try what’s in it!

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Almond Apple Galette

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored in conjunction with Flavors of Fall Week . I received complimentary product from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Flavors of Fall Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone. 

What’s the last thing you did solely for yourself?

It’s a hard season for self care – especially since fall also means back-to-school for so many. It’s easy to get caught up in all the “to-dos” – I know I do.

Often, I’ll extend that in to blog projects. This galette? I made just for me. Just because I wanted to. And yes, I ate the whole thing myself.

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