All posts by Melissa Griffiths

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

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Warm breakfasts on cool mornings are one of my favorite things about fall. Oatmeal is a staple in our house and this is a fun, seasonal way to change your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat. Don't worry though, it's still totally healthy and you can make it with naturally sweetened caramel (recipes at the end of the post). The chunks of cooked apples, a little cinnamon, and just a drizzle of caramel make this caramel apple oatmeal a really fun and easy breakfast that will keep you (and the kids) full until lunch. I'm planning on enjoying Continue Reading →

14 Recipes for the Candy Corn Lovers

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Candy corn seems to be one of those things that you either love or you don't. This post is definitely for the candy corn lovers in the crowd! I love candy corn, not so much because it's delicious but because it's so iconic and fun. When candy corn makes it's way into a glass pumpkin candy dish in my house then I feel like it's officially the holidays. That first bag of candy corn of the season is always exciting! We don't actually end up eating much of the stuff, but my is it pretty sitting on the mantel. And did Continue Reading →

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Sprinkles

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Cooooookies! These gorgeous (and ridiculously fun) soft pumpkin cookies with sprinkles are just the kind of cookie Fall is begging for. Have you ever had those cake mix pumpkin cookies where you add a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin, and some chocolate chips? I know you have, and you might even love them. But from a friend to a friend, I'm here to tell you that they aren't that good! I know they are popular and all but you kind of get what you put into them in my opinion. Not to mention that 80% of the Continue Reading →

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups

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It's that time again! 12 bloggers, 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less and this month's theme is just perfect for October. Pumpkin! I love pumpkin in everything from curry to pie. Today's recipe for homemade pumpkin pie pudding in a cup is just the kind of treat to enjoy when you'd like some pumpkin pie but don't want to make a whole pie. This recipe is naturally gluten free too, so it's a fun option to make for friends and family who can't enjoy traditional pie. Throw on some fresh whipped cream and you'll really be in business. Don't forget to Continue Reading →

17 Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipes

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Pumpkin Pie Spice isn't just for pumpkiny recipes, you can use it in so many things! I love a shake of it on my sugar and cinnamon toast and even in sweet Chex Mix during the holidays, no pumpkin required. Here's a fun collection of seventeen recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice but not necessarily pumpkin. These are just the kind of things you can make to make your house smell like fall! I'm even working on making a pumpkin pie spice sugar scrub to give as gifts... I'll let you know how it turns out. Enjoy! And do tell, Continue Reading →

One Hour Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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One hour pumpkin cinnamon rolls are just the recipe that we need to kick October off with a bang, am I right!? The best part about this recipe is not only that they take just one hour from start to eating, but that it makes 12 perfectly sized cinnamon rolls. Now, do I love recipes that make 4 dozen rolls to call my own, but I don't really need that many hanging around the house; twelve is much more manageable. These are soft, sweet, and tender with just the right amount of pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to make them Continue Reading →

Stove Top Chicken and Rice

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My mom made a chicken and rice dish that she baked in the oven when I was a kid, and I just did not like it. I have no idea why; I'm sure it was fine, but every time I think of chicken and rice I don't get the best mental picture. I decided it was high time to change that mentality and make a chicken and rice dish that not only would cure my mental dislike, but also become a simple meal to feed my family. Rice is one of my kids' very favorite foods. Stove Top Chicken and Rice Continue Reading →

Sweet and Creamy Cornbread

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Fall finally found Southern Utah and I couldn't be more pleased. It's downright chilly when we walk to school in the morning and all I want to make is soup and chili. I am a total soup lover and Henry, my happy second child, is right there with me. The rest of the family likes it fine but they aren't crazy about it like Henry and I are. So in an effort to keep everyone happy and full I plan on serving some kind of awesome bread to compliment a soup/chili/stew meal. Cornbread is one of my favorite sides to Continue Reading →

18 Cheesy Breads Recipes (cheese + bread = perfection)

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There are few things that I love more than cheese and bread, but one of those things would be cheesy bread. Warm gooey cheese sharing the same space as fresh bread is a match made in heaven. I thought a whole round up of cheesy bread recipes would be just the thing we needed to kick off fall! These recipes are comfort food at it's best and I'm sure you'll find one, if not ten, to try! I'm putting a few of these on my to make list for sure. Any of these would be great sides, fun things to take Continue Reading →

One Pot Coconut Chicken and Rice

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One Pot Wonders make my world a happy place and my friend Emily from One Lovely Life is here sharing an amazing looking dish, just in time for cool fall weather! Take it away girl! 'Tis the season friends! No, sorry, not THAT season. 'Tis the season for stews, soups, and one pot meals. We didn't have it often growing up, but some Sundays my mom would put together a pan of chicken baked over rice. I remember feeling a bit weird that the chicken had bones in it (oh, the horror!), but I also remember LOVING the rice. There's just something Continue Reading →