Candy Corn M&M Halloween “Trash”

Sometimes, the simplest recipes are the best. I love creating recipes that are easy to make but taste delicious. This is especially true when Halloween or Christmas comes around and I want to be able to give treats to neighbors and visitors. One of our favorite things to make any time of year is white “trash.” I decided to change it up a little bit and make candy corn M&M Halloween “trash” after seeing the candy corn flavored M&Ms at the store.

The perfect Halloween treat: candy corn M&M "trash"

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Pork and Mushroom Stroganoff

I am excited to be sharing a delicious recipe using Smithfield Marinated Pork. While I was compensated for this post through Sverve, as always, all opinions, recipes and ideas are my own.

A long day at the office can leave me feeling like the last thing I want to do is think about dinner. On those days, I need something that I can throw together fast and that still tastes really good. After all, if I am going to cook, I want something that is still delicious or I’ll be regretting not ordering take out. That is when I turn to items like marinated meats and other convenient foods. Recently, I used the Smithfield marinated pork loin to create a pork and mushroom stroganoff that was absolutely amazing.

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Oatmeal Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Oatmeal cookies are Mathlete’s favorite. He doesn’t like a bunch of stuff in them and is always happy when I make them. I was making him a batch recently and decided to add some pumpkin cream cheese filling for those of us that like a little more oomph to our cookies. Man, I can’t even describe how fast these oatmeal pumpkin sandwich cookies flew off the plate!

The most amazing oatmeal cookies with pumpkin cream cheese filling.

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Macaroni and BBQ Chicken Pizza – Budget Friendly Meals

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So, I am going to give you a second to digest the title of this post. I’m sure, at first, it seems a little odd. Well, this Macaroni and BBQ Chicken pizza came about on a day when I wanted to use food we already so I a) didn’t have to make a trip to the store and b) didn’t have to spend any additional money on food since I had already spent our food budget for the week/month {I know the 1st and 15th can be particularly sticky times of the month for most people’s budgets}. I called out to the fam and asked “what do you want for dinner?” The response was: BBQ chicken, pizza and macaroni and cheese. So, I decided to put them all together and this crazy but so delicious pizza was made. Using what I had and focusing on low cost ingredients made this truly one of my budget recipes.

This pizza may look a little crazy but it combines the best of every meal into one delicious pizza.

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Pumpkin Hummus

So far, I’ve been light on the pumpkin recipes here this year. Of course, the internet is blowing up with just about anything and everything pumpkin. I love pumpkin and have definitely been cooking/baking it with recently. I recently made the most flavorful pumpkin hummus and decided it was the perfect recipe to kick off pumpkin season here at Just Us Four.

This pumpkin hummus is the best I have ever had. It is so delicious.

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27 Comfort Food Recipes

We are getting to the time of year where the weather is turning cooler and so we are spending more and more time indoors. Unfortunately, the colder weather also means more colds and sickies which means comfort food is an absolute must to help us feel better! I’ve gathered 27 comfort food recipes for you to keep on hand for when it is blustery and cold outside or maybe you are suffering from a cold and just need a little comfort.

Get ready for the cold temperatures and the yucky illnesses that come along with it by having this collection of 27 comfort foods ready to go!

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Balsamic Braised Beef

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I love to cook. I would spend all of my free time in the kitchen if I could. The downside to all that cooking is, of course, all the dishes that it creates. I am not a dirty dish fan and would prefer to just pretend they weren’t there. One of my most recent recipes, paleo-ish balsamic braised beef, gave me my biggest dish challenge yet. Let’s do the fun stuff first and talk about this amazing recipe.

This is the BEST beef dish I have ever made and it is PALEO! Yummy.

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Garlic and Herb Pork Kabobs

I am excited to be sharing a delicious recipe using Smithfield Marinated Pork. While I was compensated for this post through Sverve, as always, all opinions, recipes and ideas are my own.

We are coming down to the last days of the regular grilling season and I am trying to squeeze in every chance to grill that I can. Of couse, my available cooking time is almost nonexistent right now so I need things that can cook fast and don’t require a lot of marinade time or prep work. That is one of the reasons I love the Smithfield marinated pork products…they do all the work for you. I recently picked up one of the garlic and herb tenderloins and brought it home to grill for dinner. {Tip: for the entire month of September, they are on sale at your nearby Food Lion store for under $10}

Yummy kabobs in under 30 minutes...this is an awesome weeknight meal!

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Individual Apple Cobblers

Let’s play a little game. I’ll say {type} a word and you tell me the first thing that comes to your mind when you read it. Ready? Ok, the word is Fall. I’m guessing the results were mixed between pumpkin, squash and apple. Now, if I say apple, what do you think of? Hopefully a few of you said cobbler because today’s fall recipe is for individual apple cobblers.

Apple cobbler made to the perfect size for one person. This is the best dinner party option for fall.

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One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta

I think every family has a go to food that they make over and over because everyone loves it. In our household, that is pasta! While I may prefer something like a butternut squash and sage pasta and Mathlete likes the sausauge and pepper version, we can all agree that pasta is what we want for dinner. Plus, pasta cooks fast making weeknight meals way easier to actually get on the table on time. How about we make it EVEN easier though by making a one pot chicken enchilada pasta?

Anything I can make in only one pot is winner for me. This pasta looks amazing.

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