20 Easy & Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

The best 20 savory and sweet pumpkin recipes in one place.  The hardest part will be deciding which one to make first.  


Nothing says fall like Pumpkin dishes! This is the best compilation of both savory and sweet recipes to satisfy all of your taste buds. The hardest part will be deciding which one of these 20 easy and delicious pumpkin recipes to make first.  


Quinoa Black Bean Pumpkin Soup {gluten-free, Vegan} from avocadopesto.com


Double Pumpkin Pie Granola fromgetinspiredeveryday.com


No Bake Pumpkin Dessert from crazyforcrust.com


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie from averiecooks.com


Pumpkin And Chipotle Corn Chowder (and How To Chop A Pumpkin) from thefoodcharlatan.com

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting from averiecooks.com


Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Pound Cake from sugarhero.com

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Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie Truffles from ifyougiveablondeakitchen.com


Pumpkin Bran Muffins from rachelcooks.com

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Pumpkin Cream Pie Trifles Dessert from julieseatsandtreats.com


Vegan Speckled Pumpkin Curry from healthfulpursuit.com


Cheesy Pumpkin Pasta Bake from lovegrowswild.com


Chewy Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Icing from chewoutloud.com


Pumpkin Soup from cookingwithlei.com


Frosted Pumpkin Cookies from peartreekitchen.com


Buckwheat Pumpkin Cornbread from strengthandsunshine.com


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from tastesbetterfromscratch.com


Pumpkin Curry Soup from gatheringtable.net


Chewy Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies from chewoutloud.com


Pumpkin Spice Latte Quinoa Breakfast Casserole from healthfulpursuit.com


Jimmy Dean® Stuffed Hash Browns are part of my Back to School survival plan

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

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Back to school is such an exciting time of year for me! Summers are always so bitter sweet.  I love having my boys home, I love the no stress of them in school, I love our special time together but this girl is a work at home Mom.  So after a couple of months of precious one on one time with my boys,  beach time, movie time, play time, giggle time.. it is time for these boys to get back to school! 

This year my 13 year old will be going to High School!!! I can barely believe it! Talk about bitter sweet.  Sending him off to High School is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.  John is my child that does not fall asleep easily, so getting him up and out of bed in the morning last year was more than a challenge.  This year his bus comes 40 minutes earlier than it did last year.  40 minutes earlier is almost an impossible feat to accomplish.  

One place I know I can shave off a ton of time is breakfast!  Yes…this could possibly be my best solution yet. Just as good as Jimmy Dean® making these new Stuffed Hash Browns.  I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw these in the freezer case.  

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I had run over to my local Walmart to grab a few more amazing back to school deals and decided to do some food shopping while I was there.  I found myself in the freezer isle and, as I stated before, I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw the Jimmy Dean® Stuffed Hash Browns in the freezer case.  These are warm crispy hash browns filled with delicious Jimmy Dean meats & cheese.

This is exactly what I need in my life! My son needs this in his life! Not only do the Jimmy Dean® Stuffed Hash Browns provide an affordable, quick and delicious breakfast, it is something that my whole family can enjoy.

The Jimmy Dean® Stuffed Hash Browns heat and eat in 2 minutes; no hassle, no mess.  They have a crisping sleeve that ensures a crispy, delicious hash brown with microwave use.  Perfect for our hectic mornings! It truly is a delicious all in one breakfast you can easily eat on the go.  


My son also does better with high protein breakfast to start his school day off right and this fits the bill perfectly.  I could not be more excited by these delicious Jimmy Dean® Stuffed Hash Browns.

You really need to try these out yourselves and let me know what you think.  Here is a great coupon to make this an even better value.  



S’mores Bark

Who says you need a roaring fire to have S’mores?! This S’mores Bark is so delicious it may become the only way you will eat your S’mores.
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One of my best memories from childhood involves S’mores! I think many of us have great childhood memories involving S’mores.  In my house we love S’mores so much we don’t want to say Goodbye to them once the summer is over.  

I created this delicious S’mores bark so that my boys could enjoy S’mores any time of the year.  I love creating bark recipes and working with chocolate.  Chocolate really allows you to create works of art.  Just looking at the swirls of Fluff mixed with the graham crackers, mini marshmallows and Hersey bars is a complete work of art. Well at least in my eyes, hehe.

Melting chocolate:

In a microwave-safe container microwave candy melts at 50% power or the defrost setting on your microwave. Melt for one minute to start. Remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for additional 30 seconds at 50% power. Remove and stir. Continue to do this in 30 second intervals until smooth and creamy. Remember less is better. You can help melt some pieces that are still not fully melted by stirring with a spoon. You do not want to over microwave your chocolate.

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S'mores Bark
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  1. 1 Bag Milk Chocolate Morsels
  2. 2 TBSP Fluff
  3. Hersey Chocolate Bars seperated into smaller pieces
  4. Mini Marshmallows
  5. 4 Graham Crackers, crushed
  1. Melt chocolate morsels according to my melting chocolate directions above.
  2. Spread chocolate on top of parchment paper.
  3. Drop 2 heaping TBSP of Fluff into melted chocolate. Use the back of a butter knife to swirl the fluff into the chocolate.
  4. Immediately drop mini marshmallows, Hersey chocolate pieces and crushed graham crackers before chocolate dries. (the chocolate acts as your glue)
  5. Let chocolate completely harden before breaking into bite sized pieces.
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All Natural Bug Repellent Spray

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I told you all a little bit ago about my new NATURE’S BOUNTY® EARTHLY ELEMENTS™ Aromatherapy Diffuser and how much relief I am finding while using it to help me fall into a peaceful calm sleep.  With all this great rest, my creative wheels have been spinning.  One of my most popular posts this summer is my Bug Repellent Mason Jar Luminaries.  The combination of oils used is an amazing combination that the mosquitoes just don’t like.  But it does not travel well.  

After visiting some friends for an outdoor BBQ and getting eaten alive by the mosquitoes, I decided I needed to come up with something I could stick in my bag and use for bug repellent.  I am deathly afraid of over the counter bug repellent so it was time I came up with my own natural solution.  

Each essential oil has its own unique aroma and “personality,” just like people.  Combining them together, they take on a whole other amazing persona.  With a little ingenuity you can come up with so many various combinations of oils, you can find solutions to most anything in your life.  


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Here are some other ways essential oils can be used just to help get your wheels spinning as well.  

  • Create a moisturizing massage oil for skin when combined with Sweet Almond carrier oil 
  • Add directly to a bath to create a spa-like experience
  • Create a refreshing or soothing aroma by adding a few drops to the Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ aromatherapy diffuser
  • Blend multiple oils together to create new scents 

I am still so impressed by the easy availability of the Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™, as a loyal shopper at Walmart, I was not too surprised to find out they the full line can be found in the vitamin aisle.  Don’t have a Walmart close by, that’s okay… here is a list and link to all of the products in this line.  First you want to start with the Diffuser, thinking about creating a massage oil (YES!) than you want to get the Almond Skin Care Oil, and now for all the various fragrances ….  LavenderLemongrassGrapefruitJasmineRosemaryPatchouliPeppermintEucalyptus, & Chamomile.  I highly recommend getting every fragrance available as you can see the combinations of blends you can create is endless.  

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The oils that work as mosquito kryptonite are:  EucalyptusLavenderPeppermintLemongrass, & Rosemary       

You can use any combination of these oils to create your favorite bug repellent bug spray.                                                                     


Now for my super effective bug repellent blend.

  • 2 ounces distilled or boiled water
  • 1.5 ounces witch hazel
  • 25 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 30 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops Lemongrass essential oil

Spray onto exposed skin and/or clothing, avoiding eyes.  Reapply every 2 hours, or as needed.  Store in a dark bottle, away from heat or sunlight.


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I think there comes a time in every mom’s life where we need to seek help with creating a calm environment, a calm mood, a calm setting, calm, calm, calm.  I have been hearing all the rave reviews about how helpful people are finding essential oils. I decided it was time to test this out myself.  

After careful research I decided the best product to try was the NATURE’S BOUNTY® EARTHLY ELEMENTS™ Aromatherapy Diffuser and figured I would test out all of the various oils they offer.  Just like a walk in the woods or a stroll through a field of flowers, essential oils in the home can help set moods and create sensual experiences, from calming to invigorating depending on the scent. Count me in!
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With a selection like this who could pick just one?! Definitely not me and I am super excited to try them all.  Each essential oil has its own unique aroma and “personality,” just like people.  I loved the easy availability of the Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™, as a loyal shopper at Walmart, I was not surprised to find out they the full line can be found in the vitamin aisle.  

Shopping online?  Here is a list and link to all of the products pictured above.  First you want to start with the Diffuser, thinking about creating a massage oil (YES!) than you want to get the Almond Skin Care Oil, and now for all the various fragrances ….  LavenderLemongrassGrapefruitJasmineRosemaryPatchouliPeppermintEucalyptus, & Chamomile.  

I am literally in fragrance heaven and my mind is flooded with ideas.  Such as making an aromatherapy face mask, aromatherapy candles, and or stimulating sugar face scrubs. The possibilities are endless! But for my first real test, I really want to use my diffuser to help calm my mind at night and ease me into a wonderful sleep.  

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After just having surgery and a pretty difficult recover I really needed a good nights rest. I set up my diffuser and decided on using Chamomile since its calming, nurturing, and soothing.  Three things I am very much in need of.  

I made sure I had my diffuser set up early in the day so this way, when I got into bed, all I needed to do was just turn it on.  When I got into bed I had a pretty tough day so I was really putting this Chamomile to the true test.  After turning on my diffuser and starting to breath in the sweet, tangy, delicious scent of the Chamomile, I literally felt a complete calmness over my whole body.  It was undeniable and before I knew it I was in a deep sleep.  

Experiment one was a huge success!! Keep an eye out for another super amazing essential oil fun idea, I have in the works, that will be featured soon!



Balanced lunchbox with Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Entenmann’s® Little Bites™

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It is this Mom’s favorite time of the year.  Back to school!! With Back to school comes some pretty crazy hectic schedules.  We are all running around trying to get everything done that needs to be done.  The kids are excited and nervous.  I am EXCITED but super busy.  One thing I definitely do not want to slack on is providing my kids with a nutritious lunch.  I always know my boys are getting healthy fuel during their day. In order to accomplish this I know that I need to keep it balanced between healthy, delicious and appealing to my boys pallets. I like to find a perfect balance, which has been made easy, with two of my favorite brands, Nature’s Harvest® Bread and Little Bites™ Snacks. 


I can count on Nature’s Harvest® whole grain breads, baked with at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving, and without high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors or colors. I can feel good about their favorite Little Bites™ Snacks, which are perfectly packaged for the lunchbox and made with real ingredients and never any High fructose corn syrup or Trans Fat. Together at back-to-school, they are the “Life of the Lunchbox™!” You too can surprise and delight your children with both nutrition, taste and fun! 


I love being able to get both at my local Walmart which also saves me lots of time and money.  When I walked into my Walmart I was greeted by this display.  Which btw,  have you tried the Smores yet?! Delicious!!!!!!!! You may want to put those in your lunchbox! 😉

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My biggest issue was deciding which Little Bites snacks to buy and which one of the many delicious Nature’s Harvest Breads to pick.  Having so many choices will keep me keep my kids lunches full of variety so that they will never get bored.  


Now for some giveaway fun!! ENTER this “Life of the Lunchbox™” $10,000 Savings Bond sweepstakes for your chance at this great prize!  

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For my balanced lunch above I made these delicious honey wheat chicken alfredo roll ups. The biggest challenge was stopping my husband from eating them all before they made it into the kids lunchboxes.  I added a healthy salad to pair with their roll ups.  Topped it off in their lunchboxes with a bag of Little Bites party cake bites.  

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Honey Wheat Chicken Alfredo Roll Ups
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  1. Natures Harvest Honey Wheat Bread
  2. Pre Packaged Carved Chicken Breast Meat or Rotisserie Chicken Breast Meat
  3. Jar Alfredo Sauce
  4. Parmesan Cheese
  1. Take a slice of bread and put it between two pieces of saran wrap. Flatten with a rolling pin.
  2. Lay chicken meat on top of the flattened bread. You only need to cover about 3/4 of the bread to allow for some rolling room.
  3. Spread alfredo sauce over the top of the chicken meat. (this way it does not touch the bread and make it soggy while waiting for lunch time.)
  4. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top of alfredo sauce covering most of it with cheese.
  5. Roll and cut into nice sized pieces.
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25 Delicious Ice Cream Pie Recipes

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! 25 of the most delicious ice cream pie recipes in one place! There are no calories for looking!

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! I am a true lover of ice cream.  I would pick ice cream before most other desserts.  This round-up 25 of the most delicious ice cream pie recipes.  I promise there are no calories for just looking! Save your favorites for special moments, special birthdays, special anything.  Which one is your favorite in the bunch? 



Oreo Ice Cream Pie at The Baker Mama

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Mississippi Mud Ice Cream Pie at Six Sister’s Stuff


Chocolate Candy Bar Ice Cream Pie at Chocolate, Chocolate and More


Raspberry Ice Cream Pie at Butter with a Side of Bread


Easy Mint Chip Cream Pie at The Cookie Rookie


Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie at Two Peas and their Pod


Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Ice Cream Pie at The Sugar Hit


Banana Split Ice Cream Pie at Will Cook for Smiles


Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream Pie at Delish


Funfetti Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie at Beyond Frosting

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Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Pie at Ashley Marie

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Frozen Turtle Pie at Southern Plate


Coffee Toffee Ice Cream Pie at Eat at Home


Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream Pie at Beyond Frosting

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pie with Miso Caramel Apples at Nada Moo

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Blueberry Coconut Ice Cream Pie at Blahnik Baker


Banana Cream Pie Ice Cream at Lady Behind the Curtain


Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream Pie at Ready to Yumble


Berries and Cream Ice Cream Pie
at Joy Filled Eats

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Gone Fishin’ S’mores Ice Cream Pie at Hostess at Heart



Chocolate Chip Cookie Crusted Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie at Wine and Glue


Oreo and Heath Ice Cream Pie at Chin Deep


Banana Split Ice Cream Pie (in a jar!) at Around My Family Table


Drumstick Ice Cream Pie at The View from Great Island


Easy Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie at Cookie Rookie


Chicken Alfredo Wrap

These Chicken Alfredo Wraps have all of the same deliciousness of Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo without all the carbs. Perfect for back to school lunch!

This chicken alfredo wrap is perfect for a delicious back to school lunch.  It is a delicious Mom lunch!  While creating this recipe I had to make enough for everyone to have lunch, because it was a hit in the entire house.  

This was inspired by my obsession with Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.  I find myself not able to order anything but when we are out to dinner.  This wrap embraces all of the deliciousness of chicken fettuccine alfredo with a little less carbs.  Making me feel much less guilty eating it.  I like that!!

It is super quick, super easy to make.  I used ingredients purchased in the supermarket so that I kept it busy mom lunch box friendly.

Chicken Alfredo Wrap
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  1. Pre Packaged Carved Chicken Breast Meat or Rotisserie Chicken Breast Meat
  2. Jar Alfredo Sauce
  3. Parmesan Cheese
  4. Flour Tortilla Wraps
  1. Lay chicken meat on top of the flour tortilla. You only need to cover the 3/4 of the wrap to allow for some rolling room.
  2. Spread alfredo sauce over the top of the chicken meat. (this way it does not touch the tortilla wrap and make it soggy while waiting for lunch time.)
  3. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top of alfredo sauce covering most of it with cheese.
  4. Roll wrap and cut into nice sized pieces.
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Is light bladder leakage stopping you from enjoying life? #TrustImpressa @walmart

Disclosure: I received the Impressa sizing kit to facilitate my review…all opinions are 100% my own!
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Has this been you lately?  Sitting on the sidelines not actively enjoying life.  Not jumping, running, exercising, wrestling with your kids, no tickle fights, always being conscious of what could happen.  Ladies lets talk.  For many of us Moms light bladder leakage is a sort of right of passage.  Since this is something we, all pretty, much encounter than there is no reason we can’t openly speak about it.  Especially when this conversation is going to end with a perfect solution for you.  

You read that right.. I have a real solution for you.  Poise Impressa is the answer to all of your light bladder leakage problems.  This is not an after solution.. Poise Impressa actually helps stop leaks before they happen.  

Just in case you have never heard of Poise Impressa let me just make you a bit familiar with what it is and how it will change your life.   Impressa Bladder Supports are a non-absorbent, removable product that helps stop bladder leaks before they happen. Available over the counter, Impressa Bladder Supports are inserted into the vagina like a tampon to gently lift and give support to the urethra. This added support to the urethra helps prevent urine from leaking. 

Impressa Bladder Supports are the first over-the-counter internal product in the U.S. cleared by the FDA for the temporary management of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Designed to reduce or stop urine leakage in women with SUI, Impressa comes in three different sizes to adapt to your unique internal shape. Once you find the right size for you with the Impressa Sizing Kit, your leaks may decrease or even stop.

My first step in the journey back to the freedom to live my life as actively as I would like, began in the incontinence isle at Walmart.  My local Walmart had this isle located all the way at the back of the store which gave the isle a bit or privacy.  

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The signs on the shelf lead me directly to the sizing kit.  This is where you want to start.  . Impressa comes in three different sizes, and finding the right size has nothing to do with the amount you leak or the size of your jeans — it’s about finding your best internal fit. Every kit includes two bladder supports in each size to help you find the most comfortable and effective solution. The sizing experience will be different for every woman. Some will find their size quickly, and others may need to try all three to find their perfect fit.

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Now that I have found my perfect size I can honestly say that I am living life confidently! With Impressa on my side I can get back out there and do the activities that I love. I have such a sense of freedom and confidence, it is making everything I do so much more enjoyable.  Lets all get back to living our lives worry-free and truly enjoying life.  

20 Delicious Candy Corn Desserts

Some of the most delicious Candy Corn Desserts all in one spot! You definitely need to check out the Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake….OMG!!! 
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I just love Halloween!  I love everything about it.  I love the cooler temperatures.  The fall leaves.  The Halloween decorations.  The mums, the corn, the pumpkins! I love seeing the children in their Halloween costumes.  The trick or treating.  And I love most of all the candy!

My all time favorite candy in the world is candy corns.  Just seeing them make me smile.  The beautiful colors just immediately make me think of Halloween.  

This group of 20 Delicious Candy Corn Desserts has some of the tastiest treats.  Check them all out and let me know which ones you make.  

Candy Corn And White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies from averiecooks.com

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Salted Caramel Candy Corn Bark from iheartnaptime.net


Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from lifeloveandsugar.com


Candy Corn Sugar Cookie Bars from dessertnowdinnerlater.com


Candy Corn Poppers from momontimeout.com


Candy Corn Blondies from backtoherroots.com

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Candy Corn Cake {cake Decorating Tutorial} from iambaker.net


Pumpkin Patch Candy Corn Brownie Pies from crazyforcrust.com


Candy Corn Cupcakes from damndelicious.net

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Candy Corn White Chocolate M&m Blondies from averiecooks.com


Candy Corn Cheesecake W/ Free Printable from iheartnaptime.net


Candy Corn Magic Bars from crazyforcrust.com



Candy Corn Peanut Bark from livewellbakeoften.com


Thanksgiving Turkey Pretzel Treats from selfproclaimedfoodie.com


Spooky Halloween Bark from xoxobella.com

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Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse from glorioustreats.com

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Browned Butter Spice Cupcakes W/Candy Corn–happy Halloween!!!! from hollyscheatday.com


Candy Corn Cream Puffs from barbarabakes.com


Candy Corn Truffle Bark from abajillianrecipes.com