There are few things I love more than baking for holidays. Easter, Christmas, 4th of July, Halloween… I have so much fun preparing fun + festive treats! 🙂 Though I enjoy baking, I’m no pro + LOVE semi-homemade recipes. This past weekend, I made the cutest + tastiest salted caramel chocolate Halloween cupcakes!
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.
I basically combined my favorite parts of two traditional Fall desserts to create the most delicious thing ever…
Apple Crisp Pie.
I love trying out new Pinterest recipes! While some turn out to be not so great (like my disaster last Memorial Day), others are a huge win (like this crowd pleaser that has become my go-to)!
I was in the market for an *easy* dessert recipe, and these skewers were exactly that!
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 🙂
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!
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?
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!
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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pan & set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.
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 !