Heeeeeey guys! Happy almost Friday!

I cooked dinner last night. Like, a real dinner. Not putting random blog things on a plate and calling it dinner.

And then I went to Whataburger after the kids were in bed because I am 100% totally absolutely going to eat healthy starting today and I had to have one more burger. And fries. And maybe some Cadbury Crunchie Biscuits. Now I’m ready to be healthy!

I give it 3 days before I’m in the In-N-Out drive thru at midnight.

But whatever.

So anyway, dinner! I made this Cashew Chicken Cassrole for the kids and they loved it! (I had a few bites too and it was definitely delicious.)

Cashew chicken was my go-to Chinese food order in Colorado and I think I had it at least once a month for all 4 years we were there. It was so good there. Packed full of veggies – I mean, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, celery, peppers, and even water chestnuts.

I wanted to make something kind of like that but a little more kid-friendly so I left out the mushrooms and the zucchini (because my kids won’t eat them) but feel free to add them or any other veggie! The sauce is delicious and tastes just like the one from my fave restaurant and my kids loved all the crunchy chow mein noodles and cashews on top.

This is a easy, healthy meal that the whole family will love.

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Homemade Apple Cider Doughnuts will have you wishing for fall! These cake doughnuts are full of apple cider flavor and coated in cinnamon sugar. 

Apple Cider Doughnuts - yummy cake doughnuts made with apple cider and covered in cinnamon sugar!

Good morning guys! (Or afternoon! Or evening!) I made doughnuts!

Last year I was super excited because I realized we had an apple farm, like, 15 minutes from our house. Yep, took me 4 years to realize it.

The website advertised apple cider doughnuts and I was sold. Sure, picking apples and pumpkins sounds like fun but doughnuts? I will go pretty much anywhere if doughnuts are promised.

I’m very motivated by food.

Just like my dogs.

Anyway, we got there and the doughnuts were baked.

I know.

The kids took one bite and said, “Nope.”

Apple Cider Doughnuts - yummy cake doughnuts made with apple cider and covered in cinnamon sugar!

Honestly, I like a baked doughnut when I’m at home and maybe I don’t want to consume 10,000 calories that day. You know? But baked apple cider doughnuts at an apple farm should be a crime.

Seriously.

So almost a full year later, I made Apple Cider Doughnuts!

I hate frying. We all know this. But omg, these are so worth it.

They’re cake doughnuts which are my fave and you reduce apple cider to get a really strong cider taste. And then you roll them in cinnamon sugar. Or you could make a glaze if you wanted!

Apple Cider Doughnuts - yummy cake doughnuts made with apple cider and covered in cinnamon sugar!

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Chex cereal, crackers, and pretzels are coated in a delicious parmesan and ranch seasoning in this Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix. It is seriously addictive! 

Heeeeey guys!

I am highly caffeinated and ready to take on Tuesday.

Today’s a good day. September 1st means so many great things! I mean, the Dairy Queen Pumpkin Blizzard is back. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is right around the corner. Bath & Body Works is releasing even more pumpkin candles next week. I am SO EXCITED for September.

The only way September could be better is if we were back in Colorado. *grumble grumble*

September also means football. I’m stupid excited for football. You already know this.

And with football comes yummy, snacky food.

My Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix has become a favorite among our friends so I’ve been looking for other snack mixes that don’t involve the fish. This one is so yummy. It’s got the Chex, pretzels, and cheese crackers and then it’s all coated in a buttery parmesan and ranch sauce and baked until extra crispy and delicious.

I’m obsessed.

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Make Meatless Monday more fun with Apple and Brie Quesadillas. You will love the combination of crisp apples with the creamy melted brie cheese. 

Apple and Brie Quesadillas - Easy and delicious meatless meal! You will love the crisp appes with the creamy cheese!

Is it really Monday again? How did that happen so fast?

Well how was the weekend? I hope it was fantastic! Ours was good. It is still so stupid hot here in Texas that I kind of didn’t want to do anything. Like even running to Walmart (as I’m doing every other day right now to look for new pumpkin goodies) seemed too difficult.

I keep reminding myself of our Christmas roadtrip last year and how we had to drive through snow in Dallas. C’mon cold weather! C’mon 1/8″ of snow!

Apple and Brie Quesadillas - Easy and delicious meatless meal! You will love the crisp appes with the creamy cheese!

Despite the weather, I’m still pretending it’s fall. I put out a few decorations, I have pumpkin candles scattered around the house, and every thing I’m baking has apples in it.

No surprise that I’m also putting apples in dinner.

If you are one of those people who love dipping apple slices in baked brie (me!) you will love these quesadillas so much! Not only do they have the apples and the brie but they also have a yummy apple cider mustard and some peppery arugula.

Make these Apple and Brie Quesadillas for a quick and easy meatless meal!

Apple and Brie Quesadillas - Easy and delicious meatless meal! You will love the crisp appes with the creamy cheese!

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Happy Saturday y’all!

What are the plans? I’m not doing anything. The first week of school nearly killed me. It’s just not normal to wake up that early. And it doesn’t help that the jerk half-wiener I live with still wakes up in the middle of the night to go outside.

This week’s family menu plan looks extra delicious! We’ve got Taco Tuesday, Pizza Friday, and lots of yumminess on the other days. Plus pancakes for the weekend because what’s a weekend without pancakes? And COOKIES! Every week needs cookies!

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