Heeeey guys! Happy almost weekend! My kids have a random half day today – isn’t that weird? I’ve never heard of a half day in the middle of the week.

Let’s all hope that I don’t forget to pick them up.

You know what. I’m gonna set an alarm. Better safe than sorry.


Today is an exciting day because not only do I have another pumpkin recipe but I also have a Kitchen Stand Mixer giveaway!

These Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Cream Cheese Filling were inspired by my current favorite candle. I know, so typical.

Anyway, it’s the Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow candle from Bath and Body Works and I am obsessed. It’s sweet, pumpkiny and everything I’ve ever wanted in a candle. If you aren’t burning it in every room in your house… why not?!

These whoopie pies are so tasty! The cookie itself is soft and a little bit spicy and the filling is as delicious as it sounds!

I don’t know if we’ve ever talked about it but I loooove my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. It took years for me to give in and buy one because I really didn’t think I’d use it much but I use it at least once a day. Not just for mixing up cookies and cakes but for things like shredding chicken and making whipped cream too!

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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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Hey guys! How as the long weekend? I hope it was long and fabulous!  And I hope you’re as excited as I am for a short week!

First up: I have to admit that I’ve had 5 Pumpkin Spice Lattes since Friday.


It’s a problem.

I’m keeping a tally on the whiteboard in my office so I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

Second: I am having the worst pumpkin baking luck.

I’ve made 3 different things and all 3 failed. Well, to be fair, the first was only a fail because I tried to photograph it in July and it’s so flippin’ hot here that the whipped cream melted literally seconds after I put it on the plate.

So I just ate it all instead of blogging about it.

The other two were total fails.

My first successful pumpkin goodie this year is this Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats recipe.

Hey, the pups are just as excited as I am about pumpkin season!

I was almost tempted to give these a try because they smelled so good when baking. I mean, pumpkin, peanut butter, cinnamon! What’s not to love? My dogs loved them and I’m sure yours will too!

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If you weren’t aware, I’m kind of a crazy dog lady.

And by “kind of”, I mean I’m pretty much the craziest dog lady that ever lived.


I was actually playing around with starting a dog blog and then I realized that all I really wanted to do was post homemade treat recipes and pictures of our monthly Barkbox and that I really have nothing to say that requires a separate dog blog. 

Don’t worry, I bought the URL just in case. You never know when I’ll get a wild hair. 

So anyway, I’ve been really into making homemade stuff for the dogs recently. I got super inspired when I realized our H-E-B has a bulk bins section of treats. With strawberry biscotti. 

Yeah. For dogs. 

I whipped these Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats up yesterday for the girls and about the time I pulled them out of the oven, my husband was all “What are those? They smell good. Seriously though, what are they? For the dogs? Seriously?”

He came very close to trying one. 

Both dogs gave them rave reviews which is saying something because Clem is weirdly picky about treats. 

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I know, it’s November and I’m still posting pumpkin recipes. I’m sorry. I strongly believe that pumpkin season runs from October 1 until Christmas. 

Yes, I have strong beliefs about pumpkin. Whatever. 

Plus, I haven’t yet transitioned from a PSL to a Gingerbread Latte so… still pumpkin season! 

Anyway, we didn’t talk about Halloween yesterday. How was it?! Did you eat ALL THE CANDY?! 

I did. But it’s not my fault.

We got ONE trick-or-treater. ONE. So I now have 3 bowls of candy staring at me every time I walk into the kitchen. 

I had a game plan that involved spending the first hour (trick-or-treating on post is 2 hours long) walking around the ‘hood and then the next hour sitting on the porch, handing out candy. Apparently everyone else had the same idea because the neighborhood was completely dead by the time we were ready to hand out candy.

Gahhh, so yeah, I have all this candy. And the good stuff! Almond Joys and White Chocolate Kit Kats! They’re just calling out to me every time I walk by.

Back to the pumpkin. I made scones! Because the cool weather just makes me crave scones for some reason. 

These are Pumpkin White Chocolate Scones and since I love both pumpkin and white chocolate more than I probably should, you know I’m obsessed with these. My children were oddly into them, too. I had one (or two, shhhh) as a midnight snack the day I baked them and then the next morning, my children polished them off. 

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