Oct 30

Eat. Create. Party! #47

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Living Better Together

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Coconut Cream Pie Shooters // Tom Kha Gai {Chicken Coconut Soup} // Nana’s Apple Chai Cake

Endlessly Inspired, week of 12/12Jenn Collage

DIY Skull Bottle // Bug & Spider Wreath // Halloween Gingerbread HouseA Dash of Sanity

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 Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake // Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Blossoms // Halloween Cornbread 

I Want Crazy

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Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup // Etsy Holiday Giveaway // Baked French Toast Casserole


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Pesto Alfredo Tortellini Smoked Sausage by Belle of the Kitchen


Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake by Love, Pasta, and a Tool Belt

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New York Crumb Cheesecake by Baking a Moment


Breakfast Quinoa Recipe by Food Faith Fitness


Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting by A Simple Pantry

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Oct 29

Baked French Toast Casserole

Baked French Toast Casserole

We are starting a whole new round of #MysteryDish! I’m so excited to continue to work with these amazing bloggers that have made blogging so fun. Even a better bonus, we have invited more bloggers to join in on the fun and so you will get a chance to see even more recipes each month from a fun list of ingredients.

One of those newer bloggers is Marcie from Flavor the Moments, she has been a great addition to the team! She came up with such a great ingredients list this month and you can check out the full list over at her blog – show her some love, she made a killer dish this month! 

Anyways. . . onto the best and most amazing meal of the day – BREAKFAST! 

I feel I have over-shared on my love for breakfast, so I will spare you on my excessive description on the most amazing meal of the day and just show you an example for another great breakfast dish that I could eat all day long!

French Toast Casserole

Baked French Toast Casserole


Just yum.

Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Yum.

That’s all.

Don’t forget to check out all the amazing recipes that the group of #MysteryDish bloggers created below this rocking breakfast recipe – they got crazy creative and you will love them all!

Baked French Toast Casserole

Baked French Toast Casserole


  • 1 loaf of french bread
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • zest of an orange
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, cold
  • maple syrup & powdered sugar for serving


  1. Butter a casserole dish and rip or cut pieces from french bread into dish
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, cream, and orange zest until combined
  3. Add sugars, cinnamon and salt and beat until sugars have dissolved
  4. Pour mixture over bread, tightly cover and put in refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  6. Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt for the topping and then cut in cold butter (use a pastry cutter or electric mixer) until well incorporated
  7. Take casserole dish out of the fridge and uncover. Top with butter mixture and bake for 1 hour.
  8. Let cool for 10-15 minutes and then top with powdered sugar and maple syrup

#MysteryDish Recipes: 

Baked Apple Donuts with Maple Glaze by Yummy Healthy Easy
Baked French Toast Casserole by I Want Crazy
Hazelnut Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Rolls by I Dig Pinterest
Hazelnut Macarons with Pumpkin Maple Filling by Baking a Moment
Honey-Thyme Roasted Pork Tenderloin from The Pajama Chef
Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet by Simply Gloria
Kabocha Squash Curry with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Farro by Chez CateyLou
Maple Glazed Fennel and Brussels Sprouts by The Well Floured Kitchen
Pear Hazelnut Bread with Orange Maple Glaze by Blahnik Baker
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Bacon, and Hazelnuts by Flavor the Moments
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with a Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette by Joyful Healthy Eats
{Vegan} Orange Hazelnut Maple Cinnamon Rolls by Sweet Tooth Life
Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Truffles by Culinary Couture

Oct 27

Etsy Holiday Giveaway


I love the holidays because it’s giveaway season and I love celebrating you guys and thanking you for all the support you have sent my way and so I have a line up of giveaways for you this holiday season that hopefully you will be lucky enough to win!

I have teamed up with some of my blogger friends to bring you this Etsy Holiday Giveaway which celebrates these shop owners and their handmade items. All these items are great for you or a friend and whichever prize you choose, we hope you will cherish the prizes the shops have donated. Let’s get to the good stuff –>>

Etsy Holiday Giveaway with 6 winners - $200 Etsy  gift card and 5 prize packages up for grabs! PLUS, an awesome Etsy Holiday Gift Guide to browse! {The Love Nerds}
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Oct 23

Eat. Create. Party! #46

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 Welcome to another fabulous week of Eat. Create. Party! Check out what your hosts have been up to lately and link up your latest and greatest! 

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Oct 17

Pumpkin Butter Ants on a Log

Autumn Ants on a Log by I Want Crazy

This post is brought to you by me and products from Dillman Farm. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve currently been quite obsessed with pumpkin butter

I have gone through a few jars and am constantly finding new ways to use it

This is my most recent obsession! Pumpkin Butter Ants on a Log

I LOVE the classic Ants on a Log – peanut butter and raisins, but this version blows it out of the water

A base of cream cheese, topped with the best Pumpkin Butter ever, than crispy bacon and you can’t forget the ants. . .I mean raisins.

These are way more than just an after school kid snack, they could even be used to entertain at your Fall party! But, with only 5 ingredients, they are easy enough to whip up for any occasion.

Autumn Ants on a Log

I’m so excited for Halloween! Only a couple more weeks! 

I’m in my (late) 20s and still love dressing up and going to parties…if it wasn’t crazy weird and kind of creepy I’d totally go trick-or-treating!

However, my kiddo is old enough to go, so I still get to have a little fun ;)

I’m one of those people that love to have a “family outfit” ugh, I know! I’m not excessive but I love finding a clever and cute costume

This year my little man (2 1/2) wanted to go as a shark, he’s old enough that he definitely is starting to have input on the things I dress him in, so I suggested a bunch of costumes and that is what he went with

So, we are going to be gross and match and I’m going to be a lifeguard, mainly wear a red shirt with a whistle and my hubby is gonna be a maimed surfer dude. . .am I getting too excited for this?! Never mind, I don’t want to know :)

Don’t forget to check out Dillman Farm on Facebook, they are the awesome company I work with and that provides me with these crazy good products that I just can’t get enough of! This is where you can find the delicious ingredients for my recipes, including these Pumpkin Butter Ants on a Log!

Pumpkin Butter Ants on a Log

Pumpkin Butter Ants on a Log


  • Celery sticks, cut into thirds
  • Cream cheese, whipped
  • Pumkin Butter
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Raisins


  1. Spread a thin layer of cream cheese into the bottom of the celery sticks
  2. Fill with pumpkin butter until full
  3. Top with bacon and raisins
  4. Devour!



Oct 16

Eat. Create. Party! #45

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