Spicy Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

2014 Holiday Cocktail Party Blog Hop

Every year, we host a big Christmas cocktail party. I think about it all year and really put a TON of effort into putting it together. For me, party food has a few requirements: taste good, look good and be easy to eat without utensils.  It doesn’t hurt to be something that a lot of guests are at least mildly familiar with too.  When, I was prepping for an upcoming party, I was searching for things to make that I knew would be a hit and would also be easy to eat.  These spicy spinach artichoke stuffed mushrooms immediately came to mind.

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Mini Stuffing Muffins

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Holy almost mid-November already. Where is time going? Have you started thinking about Thanksgiving yet? We like to try and get together for a little pre-Thanksgiving with our friends {a Friendsgiving if you will} so I am definitely heavily focused on Thanksgiving recipes right now. Our meals with friends tend to be the kind where you can grab a few things and eat them on the move between one group of friends to another or while trying to keep all the kids at the table and eating. These mini stuffing muffins are the perfect option for that kind of meal because they are one bite and require no utensils!

This is the greatest idea to make Thanksgiving parties so easy! Make mini stuffing muffins so they are one bite and don't require any utensils.
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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great November so far. I am on my way to Mixed Conference today and am so excited. While I am away, I hope you link up all kinds of wonderful stuff for me to come back and look at. For now, let’s take a look at some of the great things that were shared last week.

10.31 Pinworthy Projects Party

Dream Bars // Creamy Chicken Farfalle // Easy Mod Melt Snowflakes // November Desktop Background // Clay Leaf Bowl

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TBT: Candied Bacon Corn Pudding

You all know that I am a total bacon lover! Especially during the holiday season, I make bacon all the time and it is often cayenne candied bacon too. I was thinking of Thanksgiving favorites that I could add a little bit of a different spin to an instantly thought how great candied bacon corn pudding would be!

The perfect Thanksgiving side dish: candied bacon corn pudding {casserole}

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Thanksgiving Mini Pallet Art

I love decorating for Thanksgiving but often find I just don’t have the time to do a lot of decoration changes.  So, I typically focus on decorating the house for fall and then add a few Thanksgiving specific touches around the house as the holiday gets closer.  This year, I created some Thanksgiving mini pallet art to display on my mantle. It is the perfect last minute craft to toss up for Thanksgiving since it takes only a few supplies and almost no time to complete.

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Caramel Apple Enchiladas

Have you been apple picking this month? Well, if you haven’t and you can, I highly suggest you take advantage of the nice weather and go grab some of fall’s bounty. Then, once you have baskets full of apples and you are wondering what to make with them, come home and make these caramel apple enchiladas. You’ll thank me…I promise.

This is the perfect recipe to use all of our apples! I love this dessert idea.

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Homemade Gifts: Paleo Pumpkin Granola

I’m excited to announce that I have teamed up with 29 incredibly talented and creative bloggers to share some fun neighbor gift ideas. Make sure to check out all the ideas below and visit everyone’s blogs for more details.

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Back in September, I quietly set about doing Whole 30 for the month. I post a few snippets here and there on Instagram but I definitely wasn’t shouting to the world that I was immersed in a whole month of new eating habits. During the month, I craved granola because I could no longer have my delicious granola bars that had become snack staples in my life. Of course, being September, I needed pumpkin too so this paleo pumpkin granola was born.

The most delicious homemade pumpkin granola and it is paleo too! Totally Whole 30 compliant.

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Pinworthy Projects Link Party

Happy Halloween! As you read this, I am probably at home getting ready for our annal pre-trick or treating dinner! It is always so much fun and a great way to kick off the Halloween activities. In case you have been busy prepping for your own Halloween festivities, here are a few things you missed this week here at Just Us Four:

10.31 Week in Review

19 Savory Pumpkin Recipes // Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Monster Cookie Dip // Sweet Potato Casserole

Of course, you guys shared some amazing things last week at the party! Here are a few of my favorite…be sure to check my Pinterest boards for even more!

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2×4 Pumpkin Patch // Birch Bark Leaves // Milky Way Caramel Cheesecake Bars
Book Page Watercolor Pumpkin // Boo Pudding Cups

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TBT: Sweet Potato Casserole

So, have you started looking towards Thanksgiving yet? I certainly have as I like to plan out my menu, shopping list and cooking schedule weeks in advance to make sure the day goes as smoothly as possible. There are some recipe favorites that I know will always appear on our table alongside our brined turkey. One of those is sweet potato casserole. However, we do ours a little differently and top it with cinnamon marshmallows and a pepita streusel!

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pepita Streusel

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Chicken and Vegetable Coconut Curry

Quick weeknight meals are a must in our house so I am so excited to partner with Imagine® Organic Culinary Simmer Sauces for this post to show you how a great meal can be made in under 15 minutes. As always, while I may have been compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Weeknights are crazy in our household. I try to skip take out and limit eating out to once per week so having easy to make dishes that come together quickly are a must. On top of that, they actually need to taste good too so my family will eat them. That can be a tall order unless we want to eat spaghetti every night! This chicken and vegetable coconut curry is perfect for the times when I need something on the table fast that also tastes great.

Chicken and Vegetable Coconut Curry that is ready super fast and is so delicious. I can't wait to try it.
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