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 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 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 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 Continue Reading →


That’s What Makes You Beautiful

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Today I have something a bit different to share with you, but it’s something I’ve been looking forward to! I am Brave and Beautiful – a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie’s song says, “Take your make up off. Let your hair down… Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause Continue Reading →


South of the Border Avocado Toast

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Avocado toast is all the rage right now. Have you tried it? It’s about as hard as it sounds… mashed avocado with salt on top of toast. It took me forever to try it, but once I did I totally saw the light. It is super delicious, creamy, and filling. Thomas and I love it for breakfast. The problem for us though is, it is pretty hard to get a good ripe avocado at the store. I’m not sure why, but it just doesn’t happen. South of the Boarder Avocado Toast combines my love for all things Tex-Mex with my Continue Reading →


19 Pizza Recipes Worth Taking A Look At

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Now that Fall is officially here I thought it would be the perfect time to share a bunch of delicious pizza recipes. The school schedules are starting to fall back into their groove which makes meal planning easier, the weather is cooler which makes turning on the oven easier, and these are pizza recipes which makes everything in life easier. You can never ever have too much pizza in my opinion. Friday night pizza night is on!


Fall Straw Art for Kids

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I can’t believe the first day of fall was yesterday! We walked to school and there was a definite chill in early morning air. I’m going to have to dig out some hats and jackets for the baby before I know it. To celebrate I have a really fun and simple craft for kids. I decided to send both Henry and Kimball to preschool this year (two hours, two times a week), and I decided to put them in separate classes. So four afternoons a week one or the other goes to preschool and one stays home with me and Continue Reading →