Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! My trick-or-treaters are ready for a fun night! Sophie is going as Clawdeen from Monster High and Emmie is a sweet little lady bug this year.

One thing that I always take with me for the big night is our Trick-Or-Treat survival bag full of all the essentials to make Halloween with little ones go smoothly. (Click here for the original post.)

It has been a LIFESAVER over the years. I don't leave home without it! 

What about you? Are you going trick-or-treating this year? Do you expect a lot of trick-or-treaters? I hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!

I'm linking up at some of these great parties and Savvy Southern Style

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Southern Baked Apples

Is there anything better than the smell of apples baking on a cool fall day? Not in my house there's not! This is a simple Southern classic that will warm you right up and tastes great as a side dish or as dessert with vanilla ice cream. Here's what you need:

2 lbs. apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I like to use Gala or Granny Smith or a combo of the two)
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. corn starch


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place apple slices in a 2 quart rectangular casserole dish.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cornstarch. Pour over the apple slices and toss until all apples are covered. Dot with butter.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 20 minutes (or until apples reach desired tenderness).

Enjoy! Looking for another great baked apple recipe that you can fix and forget? Check out Crock Pot Baked Apples!

I'm linking up at some of these great parties and Savvy Southern Style

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow is one of my favorite treats to make for the holidays. But instead of waiting until December, I added a little Halloween twist and got to have it early this year! It's so easy to make, here's what you need: