Pecan Pie with Streusel Topping

If you like pecan pie, this recipe is going to blow you away! It’s not your average recipe. There’s browned butter, a rich and delicious caramel filling, a good helping of pecans and then topped with a buttery streusel topping.

I made this pie for Thanksgiving and it was a hit! It’s a very rich pie, so it will go a long way and keep your family full. The bits of toffee in the filling adds a whole new level of deliciousness in this pie. I’ll never make another pecan pie without it!

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Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge Brownies

Every year, the PTO at my kid’s school hosts dinner and dessert for our teachers on the first day of fall conferences. I usually pick a dessert to make and struggled with making a decision this year. I look through my folders on Pinterest and found this recipe for brownies. I mean, who doesn’t like brownies with peanut butter and marshmallow fudge?

They were really good, super decadent, but oh so good! My family was disappointed to learn I wasn’t make the brownies for them, but were surprised when I saved them a few. They were devoured immediately and I got two thumbs up.

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Garlic Beef and Broccoli

Lately, I’ve been in a rut for dinner. We’ve been eating the same almost every week and I decided it was time to change that. I’ve been in the mood for garlic beef and found this recipe I had pinned.

My kids complained the entire time about what I was making – but lately that’s been a common theme around here. It’s exhausting and I’m blaming it on the recent phase of Mercury being in retrograde. I enjoyed the meal and it was a nice change.

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Banana Bread Snack Cake

My kids were doing so well and eating the bananas I’ve been buying for the last month … except last week. Not sure what changed, but there was four lonely bananas sitting on my counter that needed to be used up. I wasn’t in the mood to make a banana bread and decided to make a cake instead. Boy am I glad I went with this recipe!

It takes just like banana bread, but has a crunchy layer on top from sugar. It was so good and added the amount of sweetness the cake needed. My kids devoured it!

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

It seems winter has arrived really early here in PA and that makes me want to only eat soup. We’re already a big soup loving family … well, at least 3 of the 4 of us are. 🙂 I was looking for a soup to make in the slow cooker last week and stumbled across this recipe. I’m so glad I did.

The soup is creamy and packed with chicken, vegetables and wild rice. It was delicious – even better as leftovers!

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Oreo Cheesecake Bars

These bars are the the best of both worlds – a rich fudgy brownies topped with a creamy cheesecake layer. Add in crushed Oreo cookies and chocolate chips and you have this decadent dessert.

Last week, was a bit stressful for me and I find that baking helps me relax. I’m in the crunch of the last few days before the election and see if I am voted in to represent my fellow residents as a school board director. It’s been a crazy ride, but I feel that I have a really good chance of being elected.

But back to these dessert bars … If you love chocolate, cheesecake and oreo cookies, you must give them a try! My kids thought they were amazing and they’re enjoyed all the perks of me being stressed out.

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Maple Cranberry Dark Chocolate Scones

I am so excited to see fresh cranberries popping up in my grocery store and couldn’t wait to grab a bag to make these delicious scones! Plus, they were perfect to share during #Choctoberfest! The roasted cranberries with maple are divine and the dark chocolate chips add the perfect touch of sweetness. They are perfect with a cup of coffee on a cool, fall day.

Don’t forget to check out the #Choctoberfest giveaway post and enter today!

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