Pumpkin Pie Fudge! The taste of pumpkin pie in an easy to make candy. This fudge is perfect for gifting!

This post originally published on November 27, 2008. Wait. Have I really been blogging that long?! Anyway, I’ve updated the photos, the words, everything. Enjoy! 

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous. Didn’t leave my house at all.

Okay, well, I ended up at In-n-Out once but besides that, I only left for dog walks.

I spent Saturday binging on crime documentaries. You guys. Have you seen There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane? It’s a must watch but be warned: I sobbed through the last 20 minutes.

I also watched Who Took Johnny, Audrie and Daisy (another must watch – especially if you have teens), and I started The Staircase. If you’re also into these sorts of documentaries, please leave me suggestions! I’m obsessed right now.

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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 dinners, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Hey guys, happy weekend!

We’re switched up the meal plan for fall to include a soup and some holiday-ish stuff! Plus, this week has both pumpkin AND butternut squash bread. Pretty excited about it.

Don’t forget to print out your grocery list before you head to the store!

This meal plan brought to you by:

Fake Ginger | Diary of a Recipe Collector | Cooking and Beer | Melanie Makes | The Grant Life 

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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Slow Cooker Pork and Butternut Squash Stew - a bowl of comfort! Quickly brown the pork and then toss everything in the slow cooker!

Okay guys, real talk.

I broke the driver’s side window of my car.

“How’d you manage that one, Amanda?”

Well, it’s a Wrangler so the windows unzip and the zipper broke.

Okay, fine, I broke both zippers. Which is okay most of the time since I normally have at least the back windows off anyway. But y’all, it’s cold in the mornings and at night in central Texas now. I was shivering on my way back from Austin last week.

An hour and a half at 75 MPH with the window down at 10 pm?

It was cold.

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Mummy Oreo Truffles are a spooky twist on the classic Oreo Truffles. Use Pumpkin Spice Oreos and white almond bark to create these little mummies! These are the cutest treats to bring to Halloween parties!

Mummy Oreo Truffles - use Pumpkin Spice Oreos to make the cutest Halloween treat!

Heeeeey guys! Happy Wednesday!

Can you believe how close we are to Halloween? I haven’t even put out decorations.

Well.

I got them out. And put them all on a table in my living room. Weeks ago.

And they are still on that table.

I haven’t even switched my Pyrex wall to fall colors and you know that is the highlight of every season for me!

Life has just been so crazy lately! Maybe I’ll have sometime this weekend to get it sorted out. Or maybe I should just decorate for Christmas because who know when I’ll have time for that!

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Cheddar and Bacon Mashed Potatoes - the perfect side dish for every meal! These potatoes are loaded with sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions!

So if you follow me anywhere, you know I was in Austin at BlogHer Food all weekend. It’s a conference for food bloggers where we all talk about what annoys us about our job and then we eat everything in the city.

And, in case you’ve ever wondered, I am horrible at conferences. (Very good at the eating part though.)

I showed up for 3 things the entire conference. And only stayed the full time for 1 of those.

Sitting still is hard for me, y’all.

Also, I sat down with a group of girls I didn’t know for the closing keynote and they asked if I had a business card.

And I didn’t.

I mean, do I seem like the kind of girl that carries business cards?

Anyway, one of the girls said, “Aww, you must be a new blogger!”

So that was kind of how the conference went for me.

I did get to hang out with friends that I’ve only ever known over the internet which was honestly the only reason I went to begin with so that totally made up for the conference being… ahem… lame.

And also there was lots of food!

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