What better way to start celebrating fall than by way of FOOD. This trail mix is the shiz and completely delicious: a little bit of salt (cheez it’s!) and a lotta bit of sweet. You can mix and match your own batch in any way! I wanted to add mini marshmallows but forgot to include them in my grocery basket. This would be an adorable addition to a “boo basket” or as a gift for a neighbor in a mason jar! Top it with a ribbon and you’re the coolest kid on the block.
We made caramel apples this weekend! Yay! We had a ton of fun making these, figuring out how we wanted to decorate them and making them festive! My man rocks at rolling the caramel apples in sprinkles so he took over when it came to that part
We got all of our supplies at Target – green apples, caramel cubes, caramel popcorn, candy corn, halloween oreos, striped paper straws and a large tub of halloween colored sprinkles. I could’ve decorated these all day and bought 10x more supplies, but that’s for another day!
Do you plan on decorating caramel apples this year? What are some other good toppings that I’m missing!?
I have always wanted to join a subscription box. The crazy thing is I have no idea why I haven’t done it already!? I think surprises in life are few and far between so I love the idea of having someone pick out things for me that i’m not expecting… and who can resist getting surprise stuff in the MAIL??! Like FOOD!!!!
Lucky me, Love With Food reached out about sending me their September 2015 box for a little taste, and I was like, “Gimmee! Gimmee!”
Since Love with Food is known for all natural, organic treats, I was even more excited that my snacks were going to be good for me and I didn’t have to think twice about it!
The September 2015 box included:
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps
Bear Naked Sea Salt Caramel Apple
Smarty Pants Vitamin Gummies
YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks
Mrs Thinster’s Cookie Thins
Snapea Crisps Lightly Salted Baked Peas
Funley’s Super Crackers
Jimmybar Peanut Butter Clutter
I do wish there would’ve been more fall themed snacks (like pumpkin flavors, caramel, halloween oriented, etc. – they did include an apple flavor!) But seriously, I’m truly smitten. And do you know what really won me over? The fact that they do GOOD. They donate a meal to a hungry child in the U.S. for every box purchased! Someone who uses their business model to change lives is someone who can stay in my mailbox all year round. Thanks, Love with Food! Also, check out the specials below JUST for YOU.
Ahhh! Fall and all of its smells – cinnamon, pumpkin, leather shoes, apples. My very, very favorite time of year! Many people celebrate seasons in different ways. I celebrate seasons by baking pies (you can see my July 4th pie here). I don’t know where my love for baking pies came from, but I adore it so, so much. I think pies are the coziest comfort food and I love getting lost in the kitchen for a while, combining spices and ingredients.
I wanted to share with you THE EASIEST pie you’ll ever make. Get ready to be baffled…
1 15oz. can Farmer’s Market Pumpkin (I found mine at Fresh Market)
Most of the ingredients are spices and you can find the most delicious smelling spices at Fresh Market! Mix your can of pumpkin and all of the spices together. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix slowly until thoroughly mixed. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350 for an additional 35-40 minutes. Thoroughly cool pie before serving. Serves 6-8!
A few notes: I just started becoming obsessed with baking pies, so I don’t have all of the ideal supplies yet. I don’t even have a roller (I use a wine bottle!) so with that being said, my pie sides weren’t as thick and wide as I would have wanted. Because of this, my shapes folded over the side a little. Also, since you’re adding eggs, don’t add too much filling. It will rise a little and you still want to see your shapes!