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These doughnuts scream fall! Doughnuts made with a homemade apple sauce are dipped in an apple cider glaze and cinnamon sugar for a treat that is a must-have for fall.

Apple Cider Doughnuts



Happy fall!!

Now that it’s officially fall, I can freely break out the fall-themed recipes, right? Even though it *still* doesn’t feel like fall outside?

I guess technically I’ve been baking with apples for a few weeks now, and I’m back again today with another!
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Perfect for breakfast on the run, this Sausage and Cheese Biscuit Recipe has all the goodness of breakfast combined into one jumbo biscuit that is tender and filled with flavor.

Sausage and Cheese Biscuit Recipe



Months ago, when I went to register my daughter for kindergarten, we had the chance to request either morning or afternoon kindergarten. I already knew I wanted morning. I thought to myself that my kids are early risers anyway, and this way, we would have our afternoons open to do things if we needed/wanted to.

And then school started. And my daughter decided that she actually likes to sleep in. So for the first time in forever, I’m having to go in and wake her up, usually at least an hour after the boys get up. Then we rush through the morning routine.

Eat your breakfast, wash your face, brush your teeth, make your bed. Oh no, the bus will be here in 5 minutes and we can’t find your shoes! Did we put your homework in your backpack? The boys want to go out to the bus stop, too – hurry, let’s get their shoes on!!

And then we all rush out, with me usually still in my pajamas.
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A perfect dessert, these Apple Crumb Bars have sweet caramelized apples layered on top of a cookie crust and then sprinkled with a buttery streusel.

Apple Crumb BarsUpdated September 2014




Originally posted May 5, 2009 – As much as I love pumpkin season, right now I am taking advantage of the fresh crops of fall apples – one of my other favorite fall flavors! These Apple Crumb Bars are the perfect treat to share with friends or family. Sweet and full of apple flavor, you won’t be able to keep your hands out of them. I know this, because I had to give them away because I couldn’t stay away from them!!

There is one thing that I can’t resist – a good crumb topping. And pairing a crumb topping with apples is like a match made in heaven for me. In fact, I’ve blogged about my favorite apple pie that has a crumb topping. I love Thanksgiving just so I can make that pie!!
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In a rush? These grilled burritos filled with chicken and broccoli are done in a flash and are family friendly!

Chicken and Broccoli Grilled Burritos



Let’s talk veggies today, shall we?? I know it’s not that fun of a subject for a Saturday, but according to a recent study*, one-third of the parents surveyed admitted to forgetting about or just leaving out vegetables from a meal because they were too crunched for time. And as a parent myself, I can totally see this, as I have been in the same situation more than once.

Dinnertime can be hard. Between homework and after school activities and just – well, life, sometimes just getting dinner on the table is a feat. And I’ve totally been there before where we sit down to eat, and I look around and realize there is not one single vegetable on the table.

I think one of the biggest struggles is actually getting all three of my kids to actually eat the vegetables when they are on their plate. So in an effort to make sure we are eating our veggies, I’ve started adding more vegetables into my meals instead of just relying on them as a side dish.

I’ve already brought you two great recipes that get remade by adding vegetables into the recipe – my Tuscan Broccoli Stovetop Mac and Cheese and Skillet Pasta with Sausage – and I’m here with one last recipe today!
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All of the wonderful spices of chai tea are showcased in these Chai Spiced Cupcakes that are simple yet packed with flavor.

Chai Spiced Cupcakes



So, I’m not a tea drinker. When I was overdue with my last baby, I had read that raspberry leaf tea helped to induce labor, and I tried. But no. I have never been able to do it. I like the idea of sitting down at night with a warm mug of herbal tea, but well, it’s just not for me.

I know that chai tea has become really popular in the last few years. But because of my non-tea ways, it has been one of those trends that I’ve just skipped over.

But then, as I was reading through a cookbook one night, I came across this recipe. And while I would have normally skipped over it, for some reason, I read through that recipe.

Wait – a recipe for chai spiced cupcakes, but there isn’t actually any tea in them?? I was definitely intrigued.
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Breakfast meets dinner in this pizza that is topped with creamed spinach and a perfectly cooked baked egg.

Creamed Spinach and Egg Pizza



I’ve become a hashtagger.

You know, one of those people that Jimmy Fallon makes fun of.

#gettingmycookieon

Yep. That’s me.

Ok, so to give myself the benefit of the doubt, I don’t actually speak that way. I actually speak in full sentences, and I definitely don’t use my hands that much. ;)

But being fully immersed in social media, the hashtag has stuck. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes I use them to connect. But usually, it seems like a hashtag just speaks more volume than just the words.

#truth
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