Monday, November 12, 2018

Easiest Apple Cinnamon Puff Pastry

Hey friends! Since Thanksgiving is only a little over a week away, I thought I would 
share a quick and easy apple cinnamon puff pastry tart that I made last year. I actually 
made it twice in one week because it was so good!

This recipe is super simple (just how I like them) and perfect for this time of year.
It looks beautiful on a dessert buffet and if there are any leftovers - it makes for a 
nice breakfast too! 


Easiest Apple Cinnamon Puff Pastry

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 large egg + 1 tsp. water
1 large apple, very thinly sliced
caramel for serving, if desired

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk sugar, cinnamon
and salt.

Place the puff pastry onto parchment paper. Whisk together egg and water and then
brush it all over the puff pastry. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar
all over the puff pastry. Place apple slices on top, arranging them however you like.

Sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar over the apples.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and puffed. Remove from oven and cut into
squares. Serve immediately. Drizzle caramel over slices, if desired.

Recipe from How Sweet Eats

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Radicchio + Roasted Squash Salad

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

Radicchio + Roasted Squash Salad

We just found out that my in-laws are coming to visit us over Christmas and we're super
excited. They live in Texas, so we only get to see them once or twice a year and it's been
a couple of years since we have been together for Christmas. This holiday season is going
to be really hard because it will be our first Thanksgiving and Christmas without my mom.
I miss her every single day and I know that the holidays are going to tough, so it will be
nice having my in-laws here with us.

I can't believe Thanksgiving is only two and a half weeks away! Weren't we just
celebrating the 4th of July?!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Thanks to a work conference in Orlando earlier this month, I was able to attend Mickey's
Not So Scary Halloween Party for the first time ever. Visiting Walt Disney World in the
fall and being able to go to this special ticketed event, has been on my bucket list for a
while and I was so happy that it all came together! We love Disney!

One of my blogging friends said that Florida in the fall is like summer, but with pumpkins,
and she was right! Besides a little rain late in the afternoon, the weather was perfect.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Easy Sweet & Salty Halloween Snack Mix

Easy Sweet and Salty Halloween Snack Mix

Happy Friday!
Today I'm sharing a super easy, but oh so good, sweet and salty Halloween snack mix.
It comes together in just a few minutes, but be warned - it is very addicting!

I use Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers because I've found that they melt
much easier than candy melts and it tastes better, in my opinion.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaf

This post is in partnership with Silpat. All opinions are my own.

Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaf

Happy October! Time to break out all of the pumpkin recipes!!

Baking mini sweet treats is my favorite, especially during the fall, so when I found out
that Siplat was introducing the Silpat Patisserie Baking Collection , I just had to have
at least one!

It was a hard decision, but I chose the mini loaf pan to start with. I can't wait to add
the mini fluted cake, muffin, mini muffin and madeleine pan's to my baking collection!
The molds are coated in food grade silicone that offers effortless release and there's no
need to grease the molds. They are light weight, flexible and clean up beautifully.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

My Go-To Morning Smoothie

This post is in partnership with Mom's Meet and may contain affiliate links.
As always, all opinions are my own.

My Go-To Morning Protein Smoothie

Weekday mornings can be hectic and rushed, especially after school begins, when
we're trying to get back into the swing of things. I allow myself plenty of time in the
morning, waking up two hours before I need to be at work, but somehow I'm always
rushing out the door.  Probably because I try to get too much done before I leave, but
there's so much to do! #momproblems

When I'm running late and there's no time for breakfast, my go-to is a healthy protein
smoothie that I can drink during my commute or when I get to the office. Most often
my smoothie includes frozen banana, chocolate protein powder, flax seed, almond
butter and almond milk. Sometimes I throw in a few frozen berries too.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Game Day Snack Mix

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

Game Day Snack Mix

School is back in session and our town is hopping.
Over twenty thousand students have moved back into the 'burg and football
season is here!

There's nothing better on a fall Saturday than college football and tailgating
with friends.