Monday, October 23, 2017

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a fall favorite around here. I've been making
these delicious cookies for years because everyone loves them and they are
perfect for this time of year!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are really easy to make because you don't have to wait for
butter to soften and you don't need to chill the dough. Just mix, bake, cool and eat!

Or give some away to family and friends! Everyone loves a surprise bag of cookies!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try some of my other pumpkin favorites like Frosted Pumpkin Cookies,
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie or Pumpkin Cobbler.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips or chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl combine sugar and oil. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla.

In another bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, baking powder,
and salt.  Combine dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips.

Using a medium cookie scoop, drop cookies onto prepared baking sheet. Add a few
more chocolate chips on top of each cookie if you like.

Bake for 10-14 minutes or until cookies are set.

Makes 28 cookies using a medium cookie scoop.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

French Onion Soup & A Le Creuset Giveaway

This post is in partnership with Le Creuset. As always, all opinions are my own.

When my husband and I were first married I could barely cook a thing. We survived on
pasta, frozen fish and pizza. Luckily my parents lived near by and my mom would invite
us over for dinner from time to time or we may have starved!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chickpea Vegetarian Stir-Fry

Chickpea Vegetarian Stir-Fry

I'm all about a one pot meal, especially for weeknight dinners! After a long day at work,
I would much rather go for a walk/run or catch up on Netflix instead of washing a bunch
of pots and pans!

Chickpea vegetarian stir-fry is a quick and easy meal, especially good for meatless Monday!
It is delicious served over rice or quinoa. If you meal prep, make the rice or quinoa on
Sunday and the meal will come together even faster.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Pound Cake Crust

I finally broke out the pumpkin. I waited until October - aren't you proud of me!
My sister-in-law made these pumpkin cheesecake bars for my mom's birthday celebration
two weeks ago and they were so delicious I immediately asked her to share the recipe.
Lucky for me and you, she emailed me the recipe the next day. These bars are defintely
going to become a fall favorite!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Corn Dip

It's the first day of fall and that means football season is well under way.
Personally I'm not really that much into the game, but I do love to tailgate and I do
love football food!

I've teamed up with some of my foodie friends to bring you 19 football tailgating
recipes perfect for game day!  Last year I shared our favorite bacon wrapped tater tots,
easy pepperoni rolls and game day cookie cups.  Today I'm sharing our favorite corn
dip recipe. This recipe for corn dip is super easy to prepare and everyone loves it!
I like to serve it with tortilla chips or corn chips - either way it's delicious!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

This post is sponsored by Le Creuset. All opinions are my own.

Happy Fall Eve!

To be honest, I'm not really that happy about the end of summer, but I am happy about
season two of This is Us and the return of Will and Grace on TV next week! Do you all
remember Will and Grace? Did you watch it back in the late 90's? I loved that show and
am so excited that it's coming back!

I'm also excited for fall baking, soup making and cozy casseroles.  Once the weather
gets a little chilly I'm all about making large pots of soup or cheesy casseroles every
weekend! Yum!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Work Day Lunch with Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE™ Salad & Snack Set and Instagram Giveaway

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®.

Whenever I hear someone say they were SO busy they forgot to eat lunch I'm like what??
I don't care how busy I am at home or work, I never forget to eat! It's my favorite.