These fall-inspired cupcakes are full of apples and delicious spices. Top them with spiced vanilla frosting and cinnamon apple chips – you will definitely love Apple Spice Cupcakes!

Happy almost Friday! I made cupcakes!

Guys, I am sick. Ugh. It’s about time since the kids have been in school for a few weeks and have all sneezed once or twice. Seriously though, weakest immune system ever.

If you need me, I’ll be Dayquil wasted (I don’t care what anyone says, that stuff makes me useless for hours) and watching Dawson’s Creek all day.

But cupcakes!

Honeycrisp’s are finally under $3/pound at my store. It’s absolute torture seeing them in the store for 4 or 5 bucks a pound because I refuse to pay that much for apples.

But oh my gosh, they are so good.

I picked up a few last week and sacrificed one for these Apple Spice Cupcakes. The cupcakes are full of the apple and lots of spices and then they are topped with a spiced vanilla frosting and cinnamon apple chips.

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Happy Wednesday! I hope you guys love this post as much as I do. I just love seeing all the fun Halloween treats ideas! Would you be shocked if I told you that I bought the kids’ Halloween costumes on Monday? Or that I’ve had Sofia’s (#halfwiener) costume for at least a month? Or that I ordered Halloween decorations from Target.com because I got tired of waiting on my Target to put stuff out? Guys. I am ready. Lots of fun Halloween ideas here. We’ve got sweets, cocktails, and even some dinner ideas! Click for the full recipe

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Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

Good morning guys! Or night! Or whenever you’re reading!

Hope all is well! I also hope you’re in the mood for apples! And caramel! And cake!

It’s that time of year. You know, the time of year when we’re all thinking about entertaining! So many holidays and dinners and football games!

Today I’ve got a sweet fall-inspired treat that you can whip up in minutes! So if you have unexpected guests or if you just have too many other things going on, you can still have a fabulous dessert!

One of my favorite tricks is to keep Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake in the freezer. There are so many ways you can dress up the delicious pound cake to make it uniquely yours.

For this recipes, I took a couple apples which we all have on hand this time of year and cooked them with some butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until they were soft and delicious. I scooped some of that onto the sliced Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake and then drizzled caramel sauce over top. Oh, and I had to top it with whipped cream too! Obviously.

Perfect dessert! And ready in less than 20 minutes!

Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake is great to keep in your freezer for spontaneous desserts. Be sure to check out the Sara Lee Facebook page for more tips and tricks to dress up your favorite Sara Lee products!

And let me know: what is your favorite way to make Sara Lee All-Butter Pound Cake #UniquelyYours? A yummy trifle? French toast? Cut into cubes and dipped in fondue?

Caramel Apple Shortcakes - pound cake topped with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce, and whipped cream!

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Paleo Pumpkin Waffles - healthy and delicious waffles recipe!

Meet my newest paleo breakfast obsession.

I am typically more of a fan of a savory breakfast but sometimes a girl just wants waffles. Especially this time of year when pumpkin anticipation has officially taken over my life. I CAN’T WAIT FOR PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!

As someone who doesn’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen first thing in the morning, I appreciate an easy breakfast recipe that won’t have me breaking a sweat before I even finish my first cup of coffee. No beating egg whites separately and then gently folding them in, you know? This recipe is all mixed in one bowl and then cooks up in minutes.

These paleo pumpkin waffles are so yummy! You get just a hint of the pumpkin — it’s not overpowering, but you know it’s there. They are a little spicy thanks to the cinnamon and cloves in the pumpkin pie spice, and super yummy because of the banana. And don’t worry if you aren’t a coconut person, the coconut flour and coconut oil don’t add much flavor but the coconut flour gives the waffles that texture that I absolutely love in paleo baked goods.

My husband likes to cover his in sunflower seed butter and then fold it sandwich style for a portable breakfast, but I prefer to spread mine with the sunflower seed butter and then drizzle a little warm maple syrup over the top. Because why not? It is so delicious that way, and I definitely recommend that you try it on any waffle.

Paleo waffles can be such a pain. Sometimes they stick to the waffle maker, sometimes they fall apart when you try to remove them, sometimes they are so dense and dry that you can’t even eat them. But these? They are light and fluffy and definitely one of the best paleo waffle recipes I have tried.

I’m the Paleo Fanatic over at Food Fanatic! This Paleo Pumpkin Waffles recipe is one of many I’m sharing over there so make sure you check back!

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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Happy Saturday y’all!

We took a long weekend for a trip to San Antonio and spent yesterday at The Alamo and the fire museum and kind of just wandering around San Antonio. More adventures today! Follow along on Instagram!

This week’s family menu plan has lots of bacon! Bacon in Friday pizza, bacon in weekend breakfast, and bacon in dessert! My kind of week right there! Plus, a meatless soup, a couple pastas, and yummy pulled pork!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Meatless Monday!: Veggie Tortilla Soup with Quinoa

Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Tuesday: Pizza Casserole

Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Wednesday!: Barbecue Chicken Pizza Skillet Lasagna

Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Thursday!: Honey Balsamic Pulled Pork

Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Friday!: Creamy Mushroom and Chicken Pizza with Bacon and Basil

Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Weekend Breakfast!: Maple Bacon Yeast Waffles

Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Dessert!: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Cake

Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinner recipes, one weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

 

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