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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Caramel Apple Tea Doughnuts

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. 

A true sign of fall: school starts today!

While there is no “normal” for most school kids this year, we’re trying to keep things as normal as possible – which definitely means first-day treats for us!

The kids love doughnuts – and so do I! – so these caramel apple tea doughnuts would be the perfect way to kick off our fall learning season!

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Fall Punch Mocktail

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. 

Welcome to a week dedicated to #FallFlavors! The weather here has officially turned to fall – the mornings are cooler, the days are shortening, and the leaves are starting to come down.

But, the afternoons? They still feel like summer.

This small-batch punch is perfect for these days. It includes the iconic flavors of fall in a refreshing sipper.

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12 Easy Dinners Perfect for Back-to-School

Back-to-school is busy! Whether you’re going in person or virtually, I’m sure that as soon as you hit that first day of school, your calendar suddenly looks a lot more full.

Often, that makes getting dinner on the table harder. Easy becomes the name of the game.

If you’re looking for some new, easy dinners for back-to-school, I’ve rounded up a dozen of my favorites!

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Popcorn Snack Bars

Popcorn is a favorite snack around here – and these bars are such a fun way to dress it up. This is a no-bake treat, so it’s a great one to get the kids helping with!

Popcorn is tossed together with oats, dried fruit, and nuts, and covered in a honey syrup – each bite is a mix of sweet and salty. It’s also hearty enough to hold my very hungry kid-apillars over until dinner so they’re a favorite after school snack here!

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PB&J Overnight Oats

Did you love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid? This make-ahead breakfast melds all the flavors of that favorite sandwich!

Oats flavored with peanut butter powder help keep your full morning and mashed berries replace the jelly for a low-sugar way to start the day.

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M&M Cookie Bars

Hands up if you’re trying to make back to school fun!

I know there’s a lot of stress around school this year but I’m trying to celebrate the kick off of another year of education – especially because we’ll be doing this one at home! Yup, we’re officially homeschooling this year.

Not having to go back on the school’s schedule – or with the school’s community – definitely makes things different this year, so I’m making an effort to incorporate some new traditions and treats. And what’s more classic than a cookie bar?

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Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken with BBQ Dipping Sauce

Disclaimer: I recieved free product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

What is it about kids and dip? I swear, when my kids see dip on the dinner table, they go all starry-eyed. I’ve been making it more of a point to make dips to go with our meals – it always means more enthusiastic eating for us!

When we got a chance to try out Bar-B-Que Beast’s sauces, I knew I wanted to make a dip – and this came out perfect! The cream cheese was the perfect balance to the sauce sauce – and a nice foil to the smoky bacon on the chicken!

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