Fall Sangria with Apples and Pears

Back in the day, Mathlete and I were hardcore tailgaters. I used to love planning what we would take to the game to eat and drink. We had the luxury of our fellow tailgaters having a grill and we had a great little propane stove making it easy to have just about any we wanted. Of course, tailgating is just as much about what you are drinking as it is what you are eating. To me, tailgating is all about fall so, even though we aren’t tailgating at the games as often anymore, I created a delicious fall sangria so I can at least feel like I am rooting on my home team in person!

Sangria isn't only for summer! This fall sangria is the perfect drink for the cooler fall temperatures.

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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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BBQ Ranch Chicken Pull Apart Bread

Do you have a case of the missing husband like I do now that football season is here? Mathlete is more of a college football fan than a NFL fan so our major sports day is typically Saturday. BUT, he likes hanging with the guys so there is plenty of football on the tv each Sunday too. Of course, with football, you need snacks that are delicious AND easy to eat. My pepperoni pizza pull apart bread was a huge hit so I decided to try and change it up and made a bbq ranch chicken pull apart bread. 

A simple recipe for game day that I know the guys will love. This BBQ ranch chicken pull apart bread is so easy to make.

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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

Compensation was provided by The Laughing Cow® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Laughing Cow®.

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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