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Fall Treat Week {Red Chile & Cinnamon Roasted Nuts}

October 12, 2012 duchessoffork 0

It’s the final day of Fall Treat Week. I hope you’ve enjoyed the scrumptious goodies that I’ve shared. I’ve certainly enjoyed coming up with them and tasting them myself. The Duke’s been a pretty good sport about this project. too. Our final trea …

Fall Treat Week {Gooey Candy Corn Cookie Bars}

October 11, 2012 duchessoffork 1

Today’s Fall Treat might be the sweetest of all! Candy corn is a fall staple but now-a-days you can find candy corn flavored everything. I picked up some candy corn M&Ms and Oreos and just knew they needed to be made into a sinfully sweet treat. Picture this: a sug …

Fall Treat Week {Monster Munch}

October 10, 2012 duchessoffork 6

Today’s Fall Treat is spooky delicious and scary cute! Monster Munch is perfect for every little ghoul and goblin. It’s got sweet candy corn and raisins, as well as salty pretzels, peanuts and oyster crackers. The melted white chocolate is the decadent glue that h …

Fall Treat Week {Cinnamon Spiced Apple Butter}

October 9, 2012 duchessoffork 1

Apple butter is a favorite in our house. I love it on a piece of toast with peanut butter or stirred into my oatmeal. The Duke makes killer buttermilk biscuits from scratch and apple butter is our go-to topping. I’m sure you’ve now guessed what today’s Fall …

Fall Treat Week {Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies}

October 8, 2012 duchessoffork 3

What is it about Fall that brings out the Betty Crocker in us all? The changing leaves, cooler air, and pumpkin spice candles make me want to get in the kitchen and bake up a storm. But not pumpkin spice lattes. Yuck. Pumpkin spice lattes just make me want to gag. I’ve …

Rachel’s Roasted Red Pepper Dip

October 5, 2012 duchessoffork 3

I love dips. I love finger foods. I love appetizers. I just love noshing on a bunch of small bites at a party or football game. It seems that so many appetizers are on the heavy side. While my beloved Rotel dip is incredibly delicious, I’m always in search of a lighter …

Scentsy Party!

October 4, 2012 duchessoffork 0

I’m so excited to be hosting a Scentsy party for my friend Megan. I was first introduced to Scentsy just over a year ago when I was given this cupcake warmer for Julia’s birth. Isn’t it adorable? I kept it in Julia’s nursery before she was mobile, but …

My Go-To Breakfast Ideas

October 2, 2012 duchessoffork 7

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I know you’ve heard that saying more times than you care to count, but it is SO very true. I’ve never been one to skip breakfast, but ever since starting my weight loss journey six years ago, I’ve really stepp …

Weekly Eats

October 1, 2012 duchessoffork 4

Another week has come and gone. Last week felt like we were all over the place! I only cooked three nights, but they were tasty meals. MONDAY: Blackened chicken with avocado cream, cilantro, corn & lime quinoa, steamed string beans You’ve seen this meal on our rotat …

Bump Update: 15 Weeks

September 27, 2012 duchessoffork 5

This is my first Bump Update post for baby number 2. I did a pretty good job of documenting my first pregnancy, so it is my hope to do the same with this one. How far along? 15 weeks Size of baby: About the size of an apple, believe it or not! Total weight gain: …