Pumpkin Butterscotch Squares

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Creamy and delicious, Pumpkin Butterscotch Squares are a great way to welcome fall!

Fall = cooler weather, sweaters and boots, colorful leaves for crunching through, apples, cider and, of course, P-U-M-P-K-I-N.  Since, the weather isn’t all that cool yet, let’s start things off with a creamy, cool dessert.  I found this one when flipping through an old church cookbook that had been given to me and I knew it was a must try.  A graham cracker crust, topped with a cream cheese layer, covered in a pumpkin butterscotch pudding and crowned with creamy whipped topping…oh, and the little dusting of pumpkin pie spice makes all right in the world.  If that doesn’t entice you, maybe you aren’t a pumpkin lover?!  I guess we can still be friends, that leaves more for the rest of us ;)… 

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Easy Garlic Focaccia Bread

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Easy Garlic Focaccia Bread is so simple and is the perfect partner for soup or pasta!

So, September has arrived.  I’m absolutely smiling from ear to ear.  That means fall is closer than ever…pumpkin everything is ’bout to be all over the place and cooler weather is on its way. I almost bought a pumpkin today, but I decided to wait a few more days ;)… 

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Cheesy Mexican Rice Skillet

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 This easy, weeknight meal is brought to you by Uncle Ben’s.

I confess…weeknight dinner is sometimes a thorn in my side. My kids are not the most agreeable eaters, but they also know that I do not run a short order kitchen. Our house rule is – you eat what’s on the table for dinner or you can wait until breakfast to eat again. ‘Not liking’ what’s on your plate is not grounds for eating something different. That being said, there are nights that I know everyone will eat what I have planned and I mix up those nights with days where we try new recipes. It all evens out.

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Mini Caramel Chip Icebox Pies

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This simple frozen dessert is brought to you by International Delight.

Mini Caramel Chip Icebox Pies | recipe on www.crumbsandchaos.net

Let’s talk for a minute about no bake desserts.  Could there be anything better?  Getting your sweet tooth fix without even turning on the oven?  I think not.  Mini Caramel Chip Icebox Pies take a little bit of planning ahead, but there’s nothing difficult about them.  They make a cool, creamy treat that’s super easy to love.  There’s a layer of ganache in between the filling and the crust – making ganache is a simple process that takes two ingredients and elevates this little dessert to serve-me-after-dinner-with-friends status.

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3 Easy Entertaining Recipes {+ a giveaway}

Quick and Easy Appetizers with Pacific Foods

Today’s post about easy and delicious party food is brought to you by Pacific Foods.

Quick and Easy Appetizers with Pacific Foods

Having dinner with friends is one of my favorite things to do and we never even need a real reason to do it, beside the fact that it’s fun to get together.  I recently hosted a ‘small bites’ party on a Thursday evening – oh how I love summer evenings!  One of the things I loved about it – how super easy it was to put together.  Not to mention how fun it is to eat a plate full of so many different things.  You can try Pacific Foods new products yourself – enter the giveaway at the end of this post!… 

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Honey Garlic Chicken Sliders with Asian Slaw

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken Sliders topped with Asian Slaw – an easy meal that perfect for any weeknight or football party.

Honey Garlic Chicken Sliders with Asian Slaw | recipe on www.crumbsandchaos.net

Genius marketing…Lay’s Potato Chips has it figured out.  Opening up a contest where people suggest flavors for new chips and then creating them and narrowing it down to four finalists…is a super idea.  I then I ‘have‘ to buy 4 bags of chips to ‘see‘ what I like the best.  Well, except for Cappucino (could that actually be a serious contender?!)…my personal favorite are definitely the kettle cooked Wasabi Ginger. #notsponsored

If you’re looking for an easy and flavorful meal that makes dinner easy or game day delicious, these sliders are it.  The work is minimal and the results are intensely flavorful.  I served them alongside my favorite new chips and cucumber slices, but they’d be tasty with Potatoes Au Gratin too!… 

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German Chocolate Apple Dip

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Like coconut pecan frosting for your favorite apple slices, German Chocolate Apple Dip is a sweet addition to your next party!

German Chocolate Apple Dip | recipe on www.crumbsandchaos.net

So many delicious dessert combos, so little time…coconut, pecan and chocolate is a crazy favorite of mine.  Cake, cookies and bars are all amazing ways to enjoy this combo, but today’s recipe might take the cake.  German Chocolate Apple Dip is just the right amount of all of those things and it couldn’t be easier to make…. 

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Cinnamon Streusel Peach Pie Bars

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This incredible summer dessert was created using Walmart Produce as part of a sponsored post for Social Stars.  

Cinnamon Streusel Peach Pie Bars are sure to be a hit at your next gathering!

There are so many things to love about each and every season…summer’s fresh fruit is one of those things, especially here in the Midwest where we really endure winter.  This year I’ve been practically hoarding enjoying all of the fresh produce I can get my hands on, I’m not sure if that’s because last winter was ridiculously harsh or the fact that it’s already August (!) and I’m not ready for summer and all of the fruits and veggies to end. #probablyboth

Cinnamon Streusel Peach Pie Bars | recipe on www.crumbsandchaos.net

I wanted a rather portable dessert to take to a picnic over the weekend and pie bars were the way to go.  I grabbed fresh peaches from the Walmart Produce section, which shine when combined with just a few simple ingredients.  Stone fruits, like peaches, plums, cherries, apricots and more, are ready and waiting for you at your local Walmart.  Did I mention their 100% money back guarantee on all their produce?  It’s true, they’re all about happy customers…. 

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Basic Granola

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This Family Size Batch of Basic Granola makes enough to feed a crowd and is a super breakfast or snack!

I have spent all of last weekend down and out on the couch with lower back pain…absolutely no work or play for me.  Thankfully, yesterday I made it into the chiropractor and I’m on the mend.  Hopefully I’ll be like new by the end of the week, at least my house is sure hoping so.  My people helped hold things together while I could barely move, but there’s just no way like mama’s way to do things ;)

Family Size Batch Basic Granola | recipe on www.crumbsandchaos.net

Today I bring you…the most basic granola ever.  My kids have been scarfing this stuff right and left.  They would eat it all day long if I let them.  They love it with milk or yogurt or dry as a snack.  You see the need for a family size batch, otherwise it would be gone before I blinked!  You can easily add dried fruit or nuts if you like, but we like to stick to the basics in regards to granola.

It’s so simple to make and have on hand for the before-school-rush-to-get-out-the-door.  You could also package it up in small portions to go in a lunchbox and it makes a great fruit and yogurt parfait too.  It’s super versatile, which is one of the reasons we’ve been making it since way back when.  I’ve tweaked it a bit and it’s completely irresistible…seriously, just try letting it cool on the counter without walking by 17 times to taste just a little bit.

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Caramel Overload Cheesecake Bars

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Hello National Cheesecake Day – so good to see you!

We’re celebrating with decadent Caramel Overload Cheesecake Bars!

Caramel Overload Cheesecake Bars - recipe on www.crumbsandchaos.net

I love coffee (straight up black, please!) alongside a sweet dessert, like cheesecake.  There is no better way to end a meal than with a steamy cup of joe and a creamy dessert.  Don’t miss the ginormous list of cheesecake recipes at the end of this post – there is seriously something for everyone!… 

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