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Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

It’s officially November, Halloween has come and gone, now it is time to think about Thanksgiving… not Christmas. It is just too early for Christmas. We can’t skip over the Thanksgiving hype. Next, to 4th of July food, it’s the second best holiday food menu out there! This is the first installment of many to bring you various Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving recipe ideas. They’re all supposed to be super easy, but also super delicious. Nobody wants to be bringing or eating bad food during the holidays. It should be against the law. The first recipe I have is a Roasted Acorn Squash Salad!

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Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

Yup. You read that right, pumpkin pie cinnamon roll pull apart bread. Pumpkin pie meets cinnamon rolls meets a loaf of pull apart bread. Not to mention super easy to make considering I used canned cinnamon rolls… I’ve tried making real cinnamon rolls so many times and I just cannot get them right. So for all of you with a candy hangover from last night, or for those of you who are about to go to the grocery store and buy all the half off Halloween candy… make room for this bread. That’s not a suggestion… make room. You need this.

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Halloween Cocktails

Halloween Cocktails

So it is Halloween already… idk this year seems like it has lasted a total of 5 years but also seems like it has lasted a total of 5 days. Not too sure how that mentally is possible to feel that way, but somehow managing to feel that way. Below I’m rounding up some of my favorite Halloween cocktails, because I mean… get festive. Even if you’re not a huge costume person, scary movie person, creepy eerie zombie person (I am raising my hand to all three of those), that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time on Halloween!

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Shopping for a Cause

Shopping for a Cause

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

October feels like it is somehow flying by… but I also feel like “is it seriously still October?” Thank god it is still October, because Woodfield Mall is still celebrating and allowing you to shop for a cause. For a $10 donation to Komen’s fight against breast cancer, you recieve a discount card that gives you 15 or 25% off participating stores. So you donate, do some shopping, then save hundreds of dollars on deals. Treat yo’ self, and do the world good. A win-win.

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Pomegranate Bourbon Smash

Pomegranate Bourbon Smash

You know it’s officially fall when you switch from vodka to whiskey (or bourbon)… I told myself I need to make more fun cocktails, so here we are. These pomegranate bourbon smash cocktails are super easy to make and they are so delicious. Plus they’re the perfect fall drink… but also LOOK how nicely these colors carry over for Christmas! I’m just thinking ahead for everyone.

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Chipotle Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

Chipotle Sweet Potato Buddha Bowl

Monday detox coming in hot. I did nothing but lay on my couch, binge watch Mindhunter (that came out Friday… finally)… I loved it. No surprise there, it’s right up my alley with true crime, psychology and a sort of Law & Order feel to it. Chinese take-out was basically all I ate all weekend. Then it ended with a Sunday night dinner of Haluski (find basic recipe here). A polish dish of egg noodles, sauteed cabbage and onions, and we add polish sausage. It’s basically just a ton of butter goodness. Needless to say, I am in need of a detox, and this chipotle sweet potato Buddha bowl will do the trick.

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Friday’s Favorites: Mules + Slip Ons

Friday’s Favorites: Mules + Slip Ons

I LOVE the slip on shoes trend. I say I love it so much since I’m so tall, and my legs are roughly 99% of my body (not an exact measurement, just estimating), so I don’t have to bend down to put shoes on… slip on some cute shoes and I am ready to go. Call it a genius trend, or call it lazy, I prefer to call it genius. For today’s Friday’s Favorites, I am bringing you all my favorite mules + slip on shoes from ASOS. That’s where I got my first pair of slip ons from this past spring. I love them so much. They were around $35, and I have for sure gotten a great use out of them.

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Jalapeños Popper Crescents ft. LA MORENA®

Jalapeños Popper Crescents ft. LA MORENA®

Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #VivaLaMorena #RediscoverLaMorena #CollectiveBias

With football season and tailgating in full swing, I’m always looking for new appetizer recipes. I seem to find myself always going towards spicy dips, and jalapeños twists on some favorite apps. Thankfully, as the leader in the chiles and peppers category, LA MORENA® has been providing US consumers with the highest quality products made in the style and with the taste of the authentic Mexican home and traditional recipes for over 45 years. So, like, duh, I had to go with LA MORENA® for these poppers. Not to mention I look for super easy appetizer recipes. The last thing you want to do if you have people over or are going over somewhere is to have some difficult recipe that then goes all wrong. Trust me, been there, done that, it is not fun. Plus if you’re anything like me, you then just get annoyed and frustrated that your dish didn’t turn out so you’re in a sour mood. But, the good news is that these Jalapeños Popper Crescent Pops are super super easy, and there’s no way you can mess them up.

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Friday’s Favorites: Fall Jackets

Friday’s Favorites: Fall Jackets

It’s finally fall, and I can finally break out my favorite fall jackets. I got this long utility jacket from H&M last winter, and I wear it all the time. It’s not the warmest thing, but it’s perfect for going out, or the fall weather where it’s like kinda cold, but kinda not cold, so you don’t know what exactly to wear. I wear anything and everything under this jacket from t-shirts, to crop tops, to tank tops. Today’s Friday’s Favorites is dedicated to some of my favorite fall coat finds that I found this season. I kept it within the H&M family. So here are some of my favorite finds!

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Cinnamon Apple + Pear Sangria

Cinnamon Apple + Pear Sangria

Obviously with a new season comes a new batch of cocktails and a new batch of sangria recipes (I did no sangria recipes this summer…. lol) But back to all seriousness, which isn’t serious, my brother and I thoroughly enjoyed this sangria when he was home from school on labor day weekend. One pitcher was totally not enough, and now after thinking about this sangria I want like to go and make some right now.

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