Pumpkin Pie Hot Chata

Pumpkin Pie Hot Chata is the taste of fall and the perfect sip for a cool evening. simplysated

Pumpkin Pie Hot Chata If you have never tried RumChata, you are in for a real treat. RumChata is a mixture of Caribbean rum and Horchata, which is a mixture of rice, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and cream.   It is touted as the best tasting cream liqueur in the Universe and is a fantastic addition to… 

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Caramel Macadamia Pound Cake

Caramel Macadamia Pound Cake - Brown sugar pound cake topped with caramel and toasted macadamia sauce - lick-the-plate. simplysated.com

Caramel Macadamia Pound Cake I discovered Caramel Pecan Pound Cake in 2009 while watching an episode of The Neely Road Show on the Food Network Channel. That particular episode was about Not Just Desserts – a bakery in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and that is what caught my attention. My husband and I worked and lived… 

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Cashew Chicken

Cashew Chicken - make Chinese take-out your own by making it at home- easy and delicious! simply sated

I don’t remember the first time I ate Cashew Chicken, but I do remember I didn’t want to eat it.   I was in my twenties, had never experienced Chinese food and couldn’t imagine cashews and chicken eaten together. My husband, Jeff, and I had gone out to eat with some friends and they wanted to… 

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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin PIe Cheesecake - creamy pumpkin cheesecake topped with mascarpone whipped cream - YUM! simplysated

Cheesecake, oh cheesecake! I love the stuff – in all forms, shapes, sizes and flavors and with (almost) any topping. My Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake is a tweak on the best cheesecake in the world, Caramel Macadamia Cheesecake by Ottolenghi, and it is phenomenal. This Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake is terrific even without the gorgeous embellishments, but… 

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Ghostly S’mores Hot Chocolate

Ghostly S'mores Hot Chocolate - Surprise your guests with this fun drink at your next Halloween party or event. S'mores, hot chocolate & Ghost Peeps. simplysated

Ghostly S’mores Hot Chocolate! My daughter Becky, The Cookie Rookie, has been and continues to be a tremendous help to me in my efforts with my own food blog. Becky and I began The Cookie Rookie two years ago as a fun way to chronicle her journey into cooking. She has become an excellent cook… 

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is the epitome of comfort food and this recipe has it all.

Oh no! Not Chicken Pot Pie!!! As I begin this post, my mind is ferreting through every food memory I have trying to remember one positive thing about the chicken pot pies of my youth. Try as I might, all that comes to mind are the 25 cent, gelatinous, pea-encumbered and cardboard-encrusted pies from any… 

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Pumpkin Candy Toppers

Pumpkin Candy Toppers are easy, quick and fun decorations to have on hand during the fall season.

Who needs Pumpkin Candy Toppers? If you raised your hand, today is your lucky day! These cute-as-a-button pumpkin toppers are easy and quick to make.   All you need is Wilton’s Candy Melts (or white melting chocolate & food coloring), decorating bags (or Ziploc baggies) and tips and a template (unless you have a steady hand… 

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Jalapeno Popper Mummies

Jalapeno Popper Mummies - a little bit hot, a little bit sweet and a lot of fun. Jalapeno Popper Mummies are the perfect Halloween treat.

Halloween is right around the corner and Jalapeno Popper Mummies are making some pretty big-headed demands: They want to attend all Halloween festivities. They don’t want to sit next to the ghosts, but… They do want to be placed between Mr. Skull and Mrs. Knuckles. They don’t want to get burned by being left in… 

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Pumpkin French Toast Roll-ups

Pumpkin French Toast Roll-ups are an easy & fun way to satisfy your cinnamon cravings. simplysated

Pumpkin French Toast Roll-ups say, “Have you noticed?  The evenings are getting cooler, leaves are just beginning to change and autumn is coming!” Yes!! Pumpkin season – and my favorite time of the year – is nigh. I was born in the best month of all months, October, and love all things “fall.” It makes… 

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