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RECIPE | Apple Crisp Pie

I love traditions, my family has quite a few of them — but in recent years, I’ve started to create my own. Just small things that I look forward to doing or making by myself each year…and this recipe has become one of them.

Apple crisp pie

I basically combined my favorite parts of two traditional Fall desserts to create the most delicious thing ever…

Apple Crisp Pie.

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[TASTY TUESDAY]: DELICIOUS Kale Salad … no, really

When it comes to cravings, I’m usually drawn to junk – sweets & salt. It’s very rare that I crave a salad…let alone one made of kale. However,  THIS salad is so beyond delicious that the cravings are totally warranted.

It’s really easy to make, and unlike most, it will last in the fridge for a few days without getting too soggy – honestly, the longer it sits, the better it tastes.

I posted the original recipe with my modifications/preferences below 🙂

 

Ingredients

Bag of chopped kale

1/2 cup olive oil (I prefer a little less than this)

3 cloves of mashed garlic (About 2 tbsp. of minced)

1/4 cup lemon juice (I squeeze 1 whole lemon)

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Crushed red pepper to taste

Salt & pepper to taste

Put everything in a large bowl, cover, & shake it all up!

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YUM!

Seriously, the tastiest salad ever. The fact that even my super picky boyfriend requests it should be enough to convince you to give it a try!

 

Are you a kale fan? How do you like to prepare it?

 

XOX

 

[RECIPE] S’mores Bars

Have you ever seen something so amazing on Pinterest that you CANNOT stop thinking about it? Well, the idea of s’mores bars have been consuming my thoughts for the last week.

Over the weekend, I decided to try making my own (following the recipe from Imitation by Designs) & I must admit, unlike many of my Pinterest-fails…these were pretty darn incredible!

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What you’ll need:

The original recipe called for an 8″ x 8″ baking dish, but I used a 9″ x 13″ [which worked just fine]

1 stick [or 1/2 cup] salted butter, room temp
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 king-sized Hersey Bars [original called for 2, but I needed 3 for my larger dish]
1 1/2 cups fluff

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease pan & set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla, beating until combined.  In another bowl combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.  Add the dry ingredients little at a time to the butter mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Spread half of batter into pan.  Lay Hershey bars on top and lightly press into dough.  Spread marshmallow fluff over chocolate bars.  Take small pieces of remaining dough, flatten into discs and place on top.
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Bon Appétit!

I will DEFINITELY be making these again! They were easy enough & SO SO good 🙂

Let me know if you decide to give this recipe a try !

 

XOX

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