Monday calls for cookies! Right?

Remember that apple butter I made a couple weeks back? These Apple Butter Thumbprint Cookies were the inspiration behind that. I needed these cookies.

Before we get to that, how was your weekend? My husband was supposed to be in the field (he’d been out all last week) but he showed up at the door at 11 pm on Friday night – so that was a fun surprise. Then I spent most of the weekend watching a cooking Youtube channel that the bestie got me hooked on and impulse buying gourmet peanut butter.

It’s what I do.

So about the cookies.

I love a thumbprint cookie. You’ve got a cookie but then you’ve also got a sweet gooey filling. They’re like tiny pies.

These taste like fall. The cookies are made with crushed walnuts in the dough and walnuts are a fall nut to me. Is that weird? Plus all the cinnamon in the apple butter. I mean, I know it’s 98 degrees outside (gahhh Texas, whyyyyy?!) but if you turn your air down enough, you may be able to pretend it’s not stupid hot out there.

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

I seriously cannot believe how fast this month is going. The kids are meeting their teachers this week and then they officially go back to school the following week. I swear school just let out for summer!

This week’s family menu has a couple recipes featuring fresh summer fruits and veggies, a slow cooker recipe to make your life easier, a night of grilling, and a twist on a classic! Plus, a breakfast for the weekend when you have a little more time and the most delicious pie recipe for dessert. Because pie should happen every week!

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Peanut Butter Bacon S'mores - made with Reeses peanut butter cups and crispy bacon!

Last day of S’mores Week!

It has to include bacon. Because duh. Why wouldn’t I combine my two favorite foods ever?

I’m having this weird thing with flavored bacon right now. I’ve always been kind of a purist when it comes to bacon. I would only buy the plain, center cut bacon. But then I discovered honey bourbon bacon and my life hasn’t been the same since.

If you can find it (I’ve only seen it at Walmart but I live in Tiny City, TX so it may be in other stores – it’s by Wright Brand), I highly suggest using it for these s’mores. I mean, honey. And bourbon. Bacon. On s’mores.

If you can’t find it, maple bacon works too! Or just use regular bacon! Bacon is bacon and bacon is good.

Okay, so under the bacon is a Reeses peanut butter cup. S’mores made with peanut butter cups are THE BEST.

You should totally make these. Make them on your stove after your kids are in bed so you don’t have to share. I won’t judge you.

Nicole made Chocolately S’mores Ice Cream and it looks amazing! I would love a big bowl!

I hope you enjoyed S’mores Week! I know I did! I also know that my jeans are now a tiny bit tighter than they were last week.

Worth it.

Peanut Butter Bacon S'mores - a Reeses peanut butter cup and crispy bacon on s'mores!

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S’mores Fluff – creamy dessert dip made with marshmallow creme and chocolate pudding. Plus, chocolate and marshmallow folded in! Serve with graham crackers or fresh fruit! 

S'mores Fluff - creamy dessert dip made with marshmallow creme and chocolate pudding. Plus, chocolate and marshmallow folded in! Serve with graham crackers or fresh fruit!

Don’t hate me.

Buuuuut.

I bought so much Halloween stuff the other day.

I just couldn’t control myself.

I walked into Petsmart to look for the dang peanut butter treats that I don’t remember where I bought and they had ALL THE HALLOWEEN stuff out.

I cannot resist a new Martha Stewart for Petsmart collection. I just can’t.

I know, I’m sorry.

School hasn’t even started here and I’m already in Halloween mode. Story of my life.

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Raspberry White Chocolate S’mores – a new twist on the classic! Fresh raspberry and white chocolate with toasted marshmallows and graham crackers!

Raspberry White Chocolate S'mores - a new twist on the classic! Fresh raspberry and white chocolate with toasted marshmallows and graham crackers!

I’m just going to get this out of the way and then we’re never speaking of it again.

Uggghhhhhh. Pretty Little Liars. The worst.

I thought I’d never have a TV disappointment on the LOST level again. But last night… was so bad. Not only was it just a disappointing “end” but it was so messy and felt like they’d decided who A is last month.

So disappointed. I give up on TV.

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