Try It Tuesday

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Hey y’all! Are you looking for a yummy breakfast to start off your fall days right? I’ve got ya covered! The other day while grocery shopping, I spotted these yummy things at Walmart:

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Not only are these things super easy to make, they are DELISH! And–bonus!–they’ll make your house smell like pumpkin spice!

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The *only* bad thing about these tasty rolls is…each one has THREE. HUNDRED. CALORIES.

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Yeah. I was only able to have one. Because, calorie counting. But they are sooooo good! Have you tried these? What were your thoughts? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday, peeps! I’ve got THREE new products to tel you about so let’s dive right in!
Y’all know I’m all about cookie dough. As a kid, I ate that stuff out of the mixing bowl ALL the time. I’d literally sneak spoonfuls because that ish was sooooo good. I’m a teensy bit nervous about eating raw cookie dough now, just because I’m like, “If anyone would get salmonella from raw cookie dough, with my luck it’d be me.” Thankfully I found an awesome substitute!
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You guys this is LEGIT. It’s so good and not that many calories! They come in a variety of flavors and are AMAZING! (If you’d rather make your own, see my post about edible cookie dough!)
Have y’all seen the Mystery Oreos? My mom picked up a pack the other day and we all tasted them to try and decipher what they were. Personally, I thought they tasted like Fruity Pebbles.
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Have you tried them? What did YOU think they taste like?
It’s the time of year for pumpkin errrrrrything and I’ve got a semi-healthy treat that will fulfill your pumpkin needs!
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This was soooooo good! The add-ins were delish! I loved the crunch and the pumpkin flavor!
Have you tried any of these? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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It is now the season of pumpkin errything so I decided to do a Try It I actually saw on Facebook!

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Here’s what you need:

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1 tube crescent rolls

1 c. canned pumpkin puree

3 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature

1 egg

2/3 c. sugar, divided

3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided (not pictured; Imma tell you why in a minute)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

pinch of kosher salt

2 tbsp. melted butter

1/2 c. powdered sugar

1 tbsp. milk

 

First, preheat your oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a hand mixer, mix pumpkin, cream cheese, egg, 1/3 c sugar, 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix until the mixture is smooth and then add a pinch of salt. (Note: I didn’t have any pumpkin pie spice, so I made my own! It wasn’t that difficult, actually!)

 

Unroll the crescent rolls and pinch the perforations together to make a solid sheet. (I later saw that Pillsbury actually sells crescent sheets… really would’ve made this easier had I known about that!) Then, cut the crescents into 8 squares.

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Scoop a rounded tablespoon of the pumpkin mixture onto each square. Then, pinch up the corners together to create a ball.

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In a small bowl, combine the sugar with 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Brush the pumpkin balls with melted butter and roll them in the sugar mixture.

 

Place the balls on your parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving space between each one. Bake about 10-15 minutes. While the balls are baking, it’s time to make the glaze! In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar and milk until smooth, adding more powdered sugar or milk until the desired consistency is reached. You can drizzle the glaze on or use it as a dip!

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First, let me say that I am NOT a pumpkin pie person. Like, at all. But these were really good! I think they’d be great for a fall brunch or even dessert at Thanksgiving! My only complaint was that I had a TON of leftover pumpkin mixture. I probably could’ve made 16 more pie bombs. For reals. So if you make these, be sure to buy extra crescents–you’ll need them!

 

Have you ever tried this before? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

Tomorrow is the first day of October and fall is in full swing, peeps! And you know what that means: pumpkin flavored novelties are EVERYWHERE! Including my favorite cookies: Oreo.

You know my love for the O-R-E-O is deep. Whenever there is a new flavor, I HAVE to try it. Enter: today’s Try It. And–surprise!–its a twofer!

 

 

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I LOVE caramel apples. There’s an AWESOME candy shop that has the most amazing caramel apples. However, those things are loaded with crazy amounts of calories and sugar. So when I saw these at Wally World, I was amped up!

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This flavor was pretty good! It was a tad on the “too sweet” side, but I still liked it! My sister, however, took one bite and spit it out. She said it tasted like a Jolly Rancher.

 

 

This next one was AH-MAY-ZING!

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This flavor was basically like biting into fall, if fall were a cream-filled cookie. A word of caution, though: I drank a glass of milk with this one and it totally ruined the flavor. But, then I tried it with a cup of coffee and it was the PERFECT pairing!

 

Oreo, you’ve done it again my friend.

Try It Tuesday

Alas, we’re only on the second day of the week and Friday seems like a pipe dream. But cheer up! Since it’s Tuesday, I’ve got an amazing–and edible–Pinterest find to share with you!

Now that fall is in full swing, pumpkin has taken over everything! Including one of my favorite treats

Snap, crackle, pumpkin!

Snap, crackle, pumpkin!

Oh yes! Today’s Try it Tuesday is Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats!

Here’s what you need:

Tricks for the treats!

Tricks for the treats!

4 cups marshmallows

½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp cinnamon

3 tbsp butter

6 cups Rice Krispies

¼ cup pumpkin

 

Drop butter into a large microwave safe bowl and melt (typically about 35 seconds). Then, add marshmallows.

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The recipe from the bag of marshmallows  calls for 5 1/2 cups of marshmallows, but since you’ll be adding pumpkin, you want to reduce the overall goo so the treats aren’t too moist. When the marshmallows are melted, add pumpkin and spices and stir. 

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Pour in Rice Krispies and stir.

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Then, place the treat mix into a greased, 9×13 baking pan. Flatten them out using a spatula or wax paper.

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Allow to cool, and then devour!

I really liked these! But, I LOVE Rice Krispies anyway. If I make them again, though, I think I’ll add some more pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. They didn’t really have the POP of pumpkin flavor I was hoping for. They were still yummy though! 

 

Fall Bucket List

The weather is cooling down, football season has started, and my Pinterest news feed is jam-packed with pumpkin-flavored goodies. That can mean only one thing: fall is here. Now that autumn is upon us, I’ve been thinking about all the things I want to do now that the days are getting shorter and fashion calls for hoodies instead of flip flops.

I give you: my fall bucket list.

#5: FINALLY make this apple cider that I pinned almost two years ago and have yet to try: 

Allegedly this is supposed to rival Starbucks...

Allegedly this is supposed to rival Starbucks…

I’ve had this pinned for a looong time and I have yet to try it. I love apple cider, but I typically just buy the packets. And even though they smell great, the granules don’t always mix well and you’re left with cider that has the consistency of sand. So this is a must try this fall!

 

#4: Watch an entire OU game

Boomer Sooner!

Boomer Sooner!

When I worked at a local radio station, I produced the OU football games. So every Saturday that there was a home game, I was manning the booth while Bob Barry Sr. did the pay-by-play. I’d also watch each and every game. So far this season, only like one game has been broadcast on a channel that Huff the Hubs and I actually have. I watched a little bit of that game, but not the whole thing. I’m determined to actually watch one from start to finish this season! Its hard to call yourself a fan if you don’t watch the games!

 

#3: Make a nerdy costume for Hermione’s first Halloween.

Cutest kid in all of time and space.

Cutest kid in all of time and space.

Pinterest has made my excitement for Hermione’s first Halloween sky rocket. Everyday I see more and more awesomely geektastic costumes for my little nerdling. I’ve already got an idea for what I want her to be, but there are just so many cute ideas! I need to start working on it. I’m starting to learn that having a baby equals not a lot of time to do other things. 

 

#2: Take Hermione to a pumpkin patch.

Gobs of gourds!

Gobs of gourds!

There’s a nearby farm called the Orr Family Farm. It is ADORABLE. I’ve been wanting to go for a long time, but I’ve just never had the chance. In May of this year, the F5 tornado that ravaged Moore also tore up most of the Orr Family Farm. I was so sad; I didn’t think they’d ever be back in business by the fall and their annual Pumpkin Patch. But thankfully, they’ve reopened just in time for Halloween! I cannot wait to take Hermione and get some pumpkins for my little pumpkin!

 

#1: Run more. 

Basically.

Basically.

I hate running in the summer. Its hot, its humid, and if you don’t go at the butt crack of dawn, you’ll die from heat exhaustion. My favorite time of year to run is the fall. You can basically lace up your shoes and go at any time of day and its PERFECT. And seeing as how I still have 10lbs left to lose before I’m at pre-baby weight AND I’m going to need to start training for the full marathon in April. I’m ready to hit the pavement!

Try It Tuesday, Early Edition

Try it Tuesday has come early this week. I have something else planned for tomorrow, so you get to see my latest Pinterest finds today!

 

Thanks to fall and the people I follow on Pinterest, today is all about pumpkin goodies!

 

The first I found from a healthy-eating site; a pumpkin pie shake! It looked yummy and I couldn’t wait to try it! I gathered my ingredients and whipped it up.

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I followed the recipe exactly and used Huff the Hubs as my guinea pig.

I need fancy glasses. And umbrellas.

It was… pretty good. If I were to do it again, I’d add in more ice (mine was very liquidy) and a Splenda packet (the unsweetened almond milk was very bland). It wasn’t awful but it wasn’t my fave.

 

The next recipe I tried was for pumpkin biscuits!

 

Here’s the original pin:

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I was a little afraid of making homemade biscuits. I’ve heard that homemade biscuits aren’t as flaky as the canned kind. I was hoping and praying that my biscuits didn’t turn out like my first loaf of bread.

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The original recipe said it would make 7-8 biscuits. I was able to make 10! Actually, I probably could’ve made more but I was running out of time (and I was so hungry I almost ate the dough) so I chunked the last little bit. (Wasteful, I know. But you’ve obviously never been around me when my blood sugar is low.)

I let them back for about 11 minutes and, thankfully, they turned out flaky and delicious!

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

 

There was also a recipe for maple butter, but I didn’t make that. I did, however, use Laughing Cow Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread on one (yes, one of the many biscuits I ate) and it was DELICIOUS!