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Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Pumpkin spice snack mix

This pumpkin spice snack mix is the perfect combo of sweet and salty with your favorite pumpkin spice flavors. I made a big batch this weekend and the boys have been snacking on it all week. I’m sharing my recipe below.

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Pumpkin spice snack mix

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chex cereal (I used the honey nut flavor but cinnamon would work great too!)
  • 2 cups pretzel bites (My youngest likes the pretzel balls)
  • 2 cups Reese’s pieces
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the mixed nuts.
  3. In a small bowl combine the pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar
  4. In a separate bowl, crack an egg, keeping the egg white.
  5. Drizzle the egg white over the nuts coating evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice mixture over the nuts and toss. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, tossing over every once in awhile.
  7. Remove the nuts from the oven and let cool.
  8. In a large bowl, combine the other ingredients.
  9. Add the nuts once cooled and toss.

Enjoy! If not eating immediately, store in an airtight container or mason jar.

 

Pumpkin spice snack mix

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix

This pumpkin spice snack mix is the perfect fall snack when you're craving something sweet and salty. This makes a great after school snack or for on the go.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups chex cereal I used the honey nut flavor but cinnamon would work great too!
  • 2 cups pretzel bites My youngest likes the pretzel balls so that's what I used but you can use any kind
  • 2 cups Reese's pieces
  • 2 cups pumpkin candy corn
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the mixed nuts.
  • In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar.
  • In a separate small bowl, crack one egg, separating the yolk from the white. You will use the egg white.
  • Drizzle the egg white over the nuts coating evenly.
  • Sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice mixture over the nuts and toss evenly. Then bake in oven for about 20 minutes. Flip over every so often to bake evenly.
  • Remove the nuts and let cool.
  • While the nuts cool, in a large bowl combine the chex cereal, pretzels, Reese's pieces and candy corn.
  • Once the nuts are cooled, add the nuts to the chex mixture and toss.
  • Store in an air tight container or mason jar.
Keyword fall, pumpkin, snack

You can store in little mason jars and tie with a ribbon for a cute little handmade gift or just to look cute on your counter.

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0 In food/ Recipes

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Say so long to summer with these Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops! I made these for us on 4th of July and let me tell you, we were feeling fineeee! These are great for Labor Day Weekend or any time you’re feeling patriotic. I’m sharing my recipe below along with some other snack ideas!

 

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Fill a large pitcher with ice
  2. Pour in Fresca and tequila then stir
  3. Pour into individual glasses and add a Bomb Pop Popsicle. Voila! Enjoy!

 

Boozy Patriotic Bomb Pops

 

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Patriotic S’mores Dip

This s’mores dip is super easy to make and no campfire necessary!

Patriotic S'mores Dip

And when all else fails, make a festive Charcuterie board! Aldi’s is my fave spot to get all your charcuterie board fixings.

This popcorn was a hit too! I melted some white chocolate, drizzled over popcorn and sprinkled in red, white and blue M&M’s.

Red White and Blue Patriotic Charcuterie Board

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7 In food/ Recipes

Peach Arugula Salad

Peach arugula salad

I’m on a kick right now with adding fresh ripe peaches in my salads. This peach arugula salad is a breeze to whip up not to mention healthy. Plus it looks beautiful too if you’re looking for a dish to wow your guests. Scroll down for my Peach Arugula Salad Recipe.

Peach Arugula Salad

Peach Arugula Salad

Peach Arugula Salad

Peppery arugula, ripe summer peaches, goat cheese and candied nuts make this salad a burst of flavor. It's fast to whip together if you're looking for an eye catching and healthy dish. Add some grilled chicken to make it a complete meal or serve with sourdough or sliced baguette as an appetizer or side.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 5 oz package of arugula
  • 3 ripe peaches
  • 8 0z goat cheese
  • 1 cup candied nuts (peacans or walnuts)
  • balsamic glaze

Instructions
 

  • Rinse your arugula and let dry.
  • Slice peaches into 1 inch wedges.
  • In a bowl add the arugula, peaches, goat cheese and candied nuts. Toss.
  • Drizzle the top with balsamic glaze. Serve.
Keyword salad, summer dish

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Vegetable Goat Cheese Quiche

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2 In drinks/ food/ Recipes

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas

Spicy watermelon margarita

I had my first spicy margarita recently. If you know me, I don’t like spicy things. But ever since I’ve had that spicy marg, I was hooked and I’ve been wanting to create my own. Fresh watermelon, limes and jalapenos makes this drink soooo refreshing and the perfect contrast of heat and coolness. Scroll down below for my Spicy watermelon margarita recipe.

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

Course Drinks
Servings 1 glass

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup watermelon fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 lime fresh squeezed juice of lime
  • 1 shot blanco tequila (I prefer Casa Amigos)
  • 1 jalapeno cut into slices
  • 1 tsp agave or simple syrup
  • salt to rim your glass

Instructions
 

  • Using an immersion blender or regular blender, blend your watermelon until juiced.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add ice, watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila, agave.
  • Add a few slices of jalapeno, depending on how spicy you want it.
  • Shake well.
  • Rim your glass with salt (or sugar if you prefer). I think salt works better for this one.
  • Pour your cocktail mixture into glass.
  • Add a few jalapeno slices on top and garnish with a slice of watermelon.
  • Tip: Take one of your jalapeno slices and rub around the rim of your glass for the perfect kick with each sip 🙂
Keyword healthy cocktails, margarita,, spring cocktails

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