Candy Apple Cheesecake Cookie Bars

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Let’s talk fall. It is 90 degrees here today but earlier in the week I could start to feel a slight crisp in the air. Of course, that got me dreaming of apples, pumpkin and all the other things that come with fall. My absolute favorite things in the world are cookies and cheesecake {well, foods…drinks would of course be lattes and wine}! What better way to celebrate fall than to combine them and make candy apple cheesecake cookie bars.

Oh my gosh...these candy apple cheesecake cookie bars look AH-MAZING. I can't wait  to make these my first fall recipe of the year.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fall is here {or at least on its way} and I am loving the cooler temperatures. Fall is definitely my favorite season and I like to enjoy everything it has to offer from gorgeous weather to delicious comfort food. Once fall hits, I turn from zucchini and spaghetti squash and focus more on butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Fall and winter squash are so easy to find at just about any grocery store so it is so easy to use them in recipes. I was trying to decide what to make for dinner one night and decided to make stuffed acorn squash instead of pulling out my typical butternut squash.

Love the idea of filling fall squash for dinner.

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Snacking the Better Way

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A few days ago, we talked about my love of snacking and I shared with you one my absolute favorite new snacks using pepper jack cheese wedges from The Laughing Cow®.  Snacking can be a tricky thing though. It is so easy to hit the vending machine or grab the nearest bag of whatever chip that you walk by. I try to be much more mindful of my snack choices now that I know how much my kids mimic what I do. Choosing my snack choices more wisely not only helps me but also influences their food choices too. We are big fans of The Laughing Cow® spreadable cheese wedges because they come in so many different flavors so we are likely to find one that we like and make our snack.


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Slow Cooker Cuban Beef

I have such a love affair with my Crockpot. Once the weather starts to cool a little bit and I move away from grilling everything from burgers to fruit, I start using my slow cooker more and more. Mathlete isn’t always a huge fan of chicken cooked in the crockpot so I tend to stick to beef more often. This slow cooker Cuban beef is probably one of my favorite crockpot recipes to date. It is so full of flavor and ridiculously easy to make.

Crockpot Cuban beef is the BEST slow cooker recipe. So easy and so much flavor.

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Peanut Butter Oreo Truffles

Chocolate and peanut butter are one of the those combinations that I just can’t resist. We’ll blame my dad and his love for Reese’s for that one because it was instilledin my at a young age. To this day, I can’t think of many desserts I would choose over one that was a chocolate peanut butter something. So, when Oreo decided to release their Reese’s flavor, I knew I was in trouble. I also knew that I would have to use them to make peanut butter oreo truffles. You can thank for later ;)

The ultimate combination of peanut butter and chocolate! These are AH-MAZING and the BEST truffles I've ever had.

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Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is one of those great go to lunch ideas because it is full of protein to help you make it through the day and tastes great. It also makes the perfect after school snack when the kids come home complaining they are so hungry. I created this pesto and sun dried tomato tuna salad to change up my typical version and cut out a lot of the unhealthy items that typically go into a tuna salad. 

Tuna salad is the perfect lunch or after school snack option! Opt for this version which has zero mayo and is full of amazing flavor.

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Chicken Satay with Orange Jasmine Rice

I love creating new recipes and sharing them with readers. I am really excited to have partnered with Success® Rice on this recipe. As always, even though this content is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I only feature products I personally use.

So, school started this week. So did gymnastics, play classes for my youngest and just about every other activity you can possible cram into a week. That puts time at a premium and makes going out to eat look really attractive when it is 5pm and I have no idea what to make for dinner. One thing I know is always a hit in our house is stir fry and rice so threw together some chicken satay with orange jasmine rice the other night.

Chicken Satay with Orange Jasmine Rice - The Perfect Weeknight Meal

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Butternut Squash Risotto {Guest Post}

Wow…the first of September is here! It is still pretty hot here but that hasn’t kept me from dreaming of fall. Today’s recipe for butternut squash risotto definitely has me ready for a good pair of jeans and some fall temps.


Hi everyone! My name is Angela and I’m excited to share a recipe today on Just us four. At my blog, Handmade in the Heartland, I share recipes, craft and DIY projects, parenting tips, home decor ideas, lots of dessert recipes and the occasional fashion post. I’d love for you to pop over and see my blog.


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Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake {Guest Post}

I love recipes that are easy for potlucks and taste amazing too! Keri is sharing her fruit cocktail dump cake today and I think it is perfect for any upcoming fall event you have planned.


Hi Just For Four readers! I am so excited to be here with you today! I am Keri and I blog over at Shaken Together where I am celebrating a creative life with easy recipes, seasonal crafts and fun gifts! Some of my favorites things are my hubby of almost 15 years, our two sports obsessed boys, our two quirky cats, chippy old wood, the color red, singing at the top of my lungs, lists and mason jars! And speaking of easy recipes, I can’t wait to share one with you!

Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake

Fruit Cocktail Dump Cake

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Caramel Apple Parfait

We are in the last few days of August and with the new month also comes one of our favorite seasons: apple season. As part of the #CreativeBuzz challenge this month, I used my favorite granny smith apples to create an amazing caramel apple parfait.  Seriously, this thing is to die for so just get ready to make it now because I know you won’t be able to resist.

This caramel apple parfait looks divine. I can't wait to make it! #CreativeBuzz
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