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Glazed doughnuts are lightly grilled then topped with cinnamon sugar coated grilled pears. Top the whole thing off with ice cream and caramel sauce for a decadent sundae recipe!

Grilled Doughnut and Pear Sundae Recipe



I am addicted to HGTV. I was actually reading a thing online the other day where people were complaining about the lack of actual home decorating/DIY shows on HGTV like they used to play, where now it is mostly real estate shows. Well, I can’t get enough of those real estate shows. Property Brothers, House Hunters, Fixer Upper, Flip or Flop – I think I’ve seen every episode of all of them.

The thing is, when it comes to things like homes and decorating and remodeling and staging – well, I’m no good at it. I want to watch other people do it. I just don’t want to do it myself. I’d rather pay someone to do it for me!! If you don’t believe me – well, we’ve lived in this house for almost a year now, and I still haven’t hung anything on the walls. It seriously looks like we just moved in. I’m just not good at the whole DIY thing. Which is why I think I prefer the “reality” shows over the DIY shows.
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These grilled chicken skewers are filled with lots of Indian flavors for a great meal filled with spice!

Grilled Indian Chicken Skewers

This post has been sponsored by Tyson® Fresh Chicken and I have been compensated. All opinions are my own.




This is probably my favorite time of year. We are in that spot where it still feels like summer but it’s technically fall. I love that I can bake up a batch of caramel apple cupcakes one day, and then hit the grill the next. I love this in between time, where it’s perfectly acceptable to act like it’s Summer and Fall at the same time.

In fact, I think I’d much rather grill this time of year than I would in the middle of the summer heat. Because standing over a hot grill when it’s 100º outside is no fun, in my opinion. But heading out to the backyard when the temps are in the 70s, and the kids can run in the grass while I grill up dinner? Now that’s more like it!!
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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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