Easy Pumpkin Apple Bread

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Hey, everyone! I'm Kami from No Diets Allowed and elated to be contributing to SNAP! I adore this time of year for 3 reasons: beautiful cool weather, college football (Roll Tide!), and it marks the beginning of the holiday season where plenty of time is dedicated to eating! I'm assuming you love to eat as much as I do. So, I have two goals for you and me. First, our waists and thighs will not increase with the holiday spirit because of my recipes. And second, our mouths and stomachs will not be punished for not wanting our waists and thighs to increase! I definitely achieved both with this … [Read more...]

12 Hearty Fall Soups

tortellini soup with artichokes

I know there's no rule that says soups are best slurped in the fall and winter, but for some reason they seem to always taste better. Whether you simmer them on the stove or prepare them in the slow cooker, these 12 hearty fall soups will warm you from the inside out during chilly weather. ... ... 12 Hearty Fall Soups ... Copycat Panera broccoli cheese soup from The Recipe Critic ... Cauliflower chowder from Damn Delicious ... Easy butternut squash soup with truffle oil from White on Rice Couple ... Olive Garden's chicken gnocchi soup from Cinnamon-Spice & Everything … [Read more...]

Spooky Graveyard Pudding Cups

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Hi, everyone! My name is Jamie and I blog over at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. I'm so happy to be a new contributor here at Snap! On weekdays, you can usually find me working in my office until the moment the school bus arrives with my two elementary-aged kids. (I'm very fortunate the bus stop is right at our driveway.) Almost always, the first thing out of their mouths is, "What's for snack?" I rarely have special after-school snacks prepared for them. I usually I give them fruit, yogurt or granola bars. Occasionally, I'll stop work early and if my son's daily (online) behavior … [Read more...]

20 Tantalizing Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin oatmeal creme pies

I may not be a huge fan of colder weather (brrrrr) but I am a huge fan of any dessert or baked good that calls for pumpkin. Though we should enjoy pumpkin year round, it seems the bulk of pumpkin recipes start hitting virtual recipe boxes around September. Here are the ones making me drool. ... ... 20 Tantalizing Pumpkin Recipes ... Pumpkin pie spice coconut oil granola from Lovely Little Kitchen ... Pumpkin French toast muffins with cinnamon streusel topping from Cooking Classy ... Pumpkin olive oil cake with brown butter glaze from Oh Sweet Basil ... Pumpkin empanadas … [Read more...]

15 Candy Corn Halloween Treats

15 Candy Corn Halloween Treats

I'm pretty sure everything candy corn should be available—and eaten—year round. I doubt there's a more traditional Halloween candy than the humble candy corn...and I doubt there's one with more sugar. In fact, I don't dare look at the ingredients list; I much prefer inhaling them oblivious to sugar content. In honor of this seasonal treat, I've rounded up 15 candy corn Halloween treats. Good luck deciding which one to make! ... ... 15 Candy Corn Halloween Treats ... Love these candy corn cookies from The Crafting Chicks. ... These candy corn rice krispie treats from Chef in … [Read more...]

Maple Bacon Cookies

Maple Bacon Cookies via @SnapConf #recipe #dessert

Oooh! I am so excited to share this fun maple bacon cookie recipe with you. It's perfect for fall and I just know you will love it! I don't know what dinner is like at your house, but in our house things can get a bit crazy. Every once in a while I throw up my arms and we either settle on having pizza delivered or breakfast for dinner. Truth be told, I am actually a huge fan of breakfast for dinner. Breakfast foods are my favorite. The other day while dreaming of ways to incorporate more breakfast food into my life, I decided to come up with a breakfast cookie and maple bacon cookies … [Read more...]

How to Make Crispy Bacon

How to easily make perfectly crisp bacon with this recipe via @snapconf

I know what you're thinking. "Tauni, you're sharing an entire post about how to make crispy bacon?" Well, the answer is yes. I've come to realize over the last year, that sometimes there are things we know that we simply take for granted. They are small things. They are things so simple, that quite frankly execution is second nature to us. I happen to count writing a press release, speaking in public, pitching sponsors and yes, making perfectly crisp bacon among those things. For you? Well, it might be taking the time to measure while you are baking. The other day, I made some truly … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Mini Donuts

Pina Colada Mini Donut Recipe via @SnapConf

If there's one flavor that deserves to be the official "sip of summer," it's got to be pina colada. There's nothing quite like it on a hot summer day. We've been making coconut pineapple drinks and icy pops for weeks and I thought it was time to take the sugary-sweet taste to a whole new level and pina colada mini donuts were born... So when my friend Vanessa suggested a group of us share mini donut recipes on the same day, taking a yum-tastic flavor and infusing it into a donut really wasn't much of a stretch. Last year's S'mores mini donuts remain one of the most popular recipes … [Read more...]

Martha Stewart Inspired Tomato Mozzarella Salad

Easy Five Ingredient Tomato Mozzarella Salad - The fresh, light ingredients make this the perfect summer salad!

Hey you guuuys! I am so excited to be sharing today's post. It's a little bit about Martha Stewart, donuts, a cook book my friends at Macy's and a really super-delicious tomato mozzarella salad - a salad inspired by Martha herself. If we're friends on social media (and I am sure we are, right?) you probably saw the slightly stalker-like posts I shared last week about my visit with Martha... Okay. So I wasn't really that intense (I hope), but I was very excited that Macy's sent out a copy of her latest book - Martha's American Food - and invited me to pop in for a visit to get it … [Read more...]

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Pops…

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Pops

Nothing says summer quite like ice cream. Especially, if you live in sweltering temperatures like we do. We have a local ice cream shop that sells the best birthday cake ice cream. My kids go absolutely ga-ga for the stuff! I thought it would be fun to make our own at home. So, we gave it a go and they turned out awesome! Now they say, this is the best thing ever! Gather your supplies: Dixie cups Popsicle sticks Ice cream Cake Buttercream Frosting Sprinkles   First, cover the bottom of the cup with sprinkles. Then add 2 spoonfuls of your frosting. I used buttercream, … [Read more...]