The Best Boozy Apple Cider Cocktails

Although it’s still rather warm out in my part of the country, I’m getting anxious for fall.  I’m preparing my lists of projects, decorations, & fall treats. One of my favorite treats for the fall is a tasty glass of apple cider. It just doesn’t feel right to drink cider any other time of the year so I like to drink my fill as soon as it’s cool enough to be considered fall. I’m counting down the days until I can try every single one of these boozy apple cider cocktails! Enjoy!  Spiced Cranberry Apple Cider | Buy This Cook That Caramel Apple Cocktail | Lehman Lane Hot Cider Appletini | 2 Bees in a Pod Salted Caramel Apple Cocktail | Shrimp Salad Circus Apple Pie Moonshine Spiced Cider | Today’s Creative Life Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa | DIY Candy Spiced Hot Apple Cider | Designers Sweet Spot Hard Cherry Cider Cocktail | This Worthey Life Caramel Apple Martini | Inspired by Charm Apple Cider Rum Punch | Shaken Together Life Sparkling Pumpkin Apple Cider | Mom Noms Apple Cider Moscow Mule | Simply {Darr}ling Apple Cider Cocktail | Julie Blanner German Mulled Wine | TidyMom   So many tasty recipes, I don’t even know where to start! Do you have a favorite apple cider recipe? (Bonus points if it’s boozy.) I can’t wait to decorate for fall and enjoy the first few cool fall nights with one of these cocktails!    More Inspiration Looking for more fall inspiration? Here are a few other posts you will love! 12 Beautiful…
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10 Meatless Monday Recipes You’ll Crave

There is a very common misconception that a meal must include meat for it to be filling. This is simply not true! It is fun to celebrate “Meatless Monday” by trying new recipes that use other sources of protein. Here are a few Meatless Monday recipes that you’ll crave everyday of the week!  General Tso’s Tofu | Domestic Superhero Vegetable Lo Mein | My Life Cookbook Lemon Cream Pasta | Veggies Save The Day Eggplant Lasagna | Paleo Priests  Vegetarian Chili | DIY Candy Mexican Stuffed Peppers | Moms Who Save Greek Veggie Burgers | Hello Little Home Broccoli Casserole | Oh My Creative Southwest Black Bean Stuffed Butternut Squash | Tidy Mom Tex-Mex Salad with Beans | An Oregon Cottage   Does your family observe Meatless Monday? I think this may be a new tradition we add to our weekly menu. We could always use some variety!  More Inspiration Still looking for more inspiration? Check out these other posts you will love!  Tasty Fruit Cobblers to Make This Weekend 8 Great Cricut Projects for Summer 12 Simple (Yet Tasty) Summer Salads How to Spot Clean Upholstery Stains 10 Unique Mirrors That Will Add Character to Your Bathroom   Don’t forget to Pin this post for later! 

Tasty Fruit Cobblers to Make This Weekend

Crisp or Cobbler? The never-ending debate. I don’t have very strong feelings either way. If it’s a dessert that involves fruit, sign me up! The late summer season is the perfect time to make all sorts of fruit cobblers. Here are a few tasty recipes for fruit cobblers that you can make this weekend! Mixed Fruit Cobbler | The Country Chic Cottage Instant Pot Peach Cobbler | Southern Family Fun Mini Cherry Cobblers | An Alli Event Blueberry Cobbler | Kleinworth & Co Strawberry Rhubarb Mason Jar Cobbler | Inspired by Charm Caramel Apple Cobbler Cake | Shaken Together Life Strawberry & Nutella Cobbler | Old House to New Home Simple Blueberry Lemon Cobbler | Homemaker’s Habitat Sweet Cream Triple Berry Cobbler | Today’s Creative Life Black & Blue Berry Cobbler | Tidy Mom Are you a crisp or a cobbler person? Do you have a special cobbler recipe that you like to make as summer changes to fall? We’d love to hear all your best cobbler secrets in the comments!    Looking for more tasty dessert recipes? Check out these other posts you will love!  Secrets of the Best Snickerdoodle Cookies No Fail Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Super Tasty Homemade Brownies Lemon & Lavender Sugar Cookies Lucious Strawberry Rhubarb Cake   Don’t forget to pin this post for later! 

10 Refreshing Summer Drinks You Will Love

Is there anything better than a refreshing drink on a summer day? No one can argue the need to stay hydrated during the hot summer months. I think we can also all agree that sometimes you just need something besides ice water. Here is a tasty roundup of refreshing summer drinks that you are guaranteed to love. There are non-alcoholic and alcoholic options, ensuring there is something for everyone. Enjoy! Summer Fruit Sangria | Designers Sweet Spot This Summer Fruit Sangria is one of my favorite recipes when I’m looking for something tasty to sip on. The recipe is so simple and it pairs well with almost anything you would want to serve this summer. Watermelon Lime Slushy | CincyShopper There’s something so summery about a slushy. My favorite part about this Watermelon Lime Slushy is that it only requires 3 ingredients (and they’re all inexpensive too)! Honey Tangerine Sparkler | Purely Katie This refreshing beverage can be made as either a cocktail or mocktail making it the perfect addition to your next brunch! Pomegranate Cocktail | Today’s Creative Life Pomegranate juice is something I don’t have often as it’s usually pricey. However, it’s something I always enjoy when I have the opportunity! This cocktail sounds so tasty! Almond Iced Tea | The Kitchen is My Playground I’ve tasted and made many flavored iced teas. Almond is one that I have yet to experiment with! This sounds like such a refreshing drink after a hot day of yard work. Ginger Beer Hibiscus Mocktail | Recipes From a Pantry This mocktail…
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12 Simple (Yet Tasty) Summer Salads

Along with summertime comes numerous opportunities to bring a “side dish”. I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I find myself in a bit of a side dish rut. If you’re looking for a tasty dish to share at your next event, look no further. I’ve compiled this list of 12 summer salads that are sure to be crowdpleasers!  BLT Macaroni Salad | Inspired by Charm Summer Hearts of Palm Salad | Veggies Save The Day Spicy Summer Bean and Chickpea Salad | Blossom to Stem Summer Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette | Julie Blanner  Bacon, Ranch, Chicken & Broccoli Salad | My Life Cookbook Healthy Corn Summer Salad | Finding Silver Pennies Tuscan Pasta Salad | Shaken Together Life Feta, Peach & Prosciutto Salad | Tidy Mom Summer Caprese Orzo Salad | A Turtle’s Life for Me Orange Almond Salad with Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette | An Oregon Cottage Easy Tomato Cucumber Salad | Cook Eat Paleo Creamy Pesto Caprese Potato Salad | Domestic Superhero   I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a salad or two! I told myself I wouldn’t compile this post on an empty stomach, but somehow I’m hungry anyways. I’d love to hear about your go-to summer salads! I’m always looking for a quick summertime dinner or side dish to share with friends. More Inspiration Looking for more summertime inspiration? Here are some other posts you will enjoy!  Summer Inspiration for Your Kitchen 10 Ways to Travel on a Budget Inspirational Books for Summer Reading English Style Summer Tablescape Summer Fruit Sangria   Don’t forget…
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Tasty Recipes for Your Grill (That Aren’t Just Burgers)

Grilling season is upon us! As much as I appreciate a perfectly grilled burger, it seems to be the go-to for every backyard barbecue. If you’re looking to branch out and try something new for your next cookout, look no further! I’ve found the very best sweet and savory grilling recipes from around the web, and now I’m sharing them with you. Enjoy!  Grilled Peaches with Honey | Cooking on the Front Burner Grilled Carrots with Chipotle Lime Dip | TidyMom Garlic Parmesan Grilled Potato Wedges | This Silly Girl’s Kitchen Bacon Wrapped Grilled Cabbage | Buy This Cook That Grilled Cornbread Jalapeno Poppers | Here Comes The Sun Simple Grilled Chicken Wings | Kleinworth & Co. Grilled Pound Cake Strawberry Shortcake | The Chic Site Marinated Beef Kebabs | Simply {Darr}ling Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple | The Recipe Critic Grilled Donuts | Tastes Better From Scratch Grilled Romaine Hearts with Caesar Vinaigrette | Dessert Now, Dinner Later! Grown-Up Grilled Cheese on the Grill | Julie Blanner Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops | Bitz & Giggles Easy Smoked Shrimp | Cook Eat Paleo Peanut Butter S’mores Pizza | A Turtle’s Life for Me   Can you believe all of those tasty treats can be prepared using the grill?! I know I’m ready for a cookout, what about you?  That S’mores Pizza is calling my name!   More Inspiration Still looking for a few more tasty recipes to serve at your next barbecue? Check out these other posts!  Super Tasty Homemade Brownies Strawberry Rhubarb Cake with Three Ingredients Summer Fruit…
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New Year’s Eve Party Inspiration

New Year’s Eve is about celebrating the year that has passed, and looking forward to the year to come. Here are a few great ways to make your New Year’s Eve party one to remember. Just because you want to keep things simple, doesn’t mean you should get rid of all the fun little details. Pretty My Party shares some fun details (plus a free printable)! You won’t want to miss these “Kiss Me Kits” Shaken Together Life put together! They are such a cute idea as party favors, of just for you and your honey. No party is complete without food. AKA Design shares some great appetizers to make your party good a hit. This New Year’s Eve mocktail will please both the young and the old. Check out Kleinworth & Co. for this recipe and many others! New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to write down those resolutions. Create a space for your party guests to list theirs. Lia Griffith shares how she created these cute cards over on her blog. Nothing says New Year’s like champagne! These pretty cake balls from Sugar & Soul are sure to be a hit. Head over to Domestically Blissful to see this match sign in action! This is something I never would’ve thought of. Celebrating New Year’s with kids can be so much fun. Here’s a great way to get them involved in the countdown! The Suburban Mom shares her tips on how to make this successful over on her blog. The Blue Eyed Dove shares all her fun tips on how to create a festive atmosphere. Head over to her blog for all…
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Festive Cocktails for Holiday Parties

The holidays are finally here! What feels more festive than a tasty cocktail at your holiday party?  So much of a successful party revolves around the food and beverages served. We’ve found a few festive cocktails perfect for any event you are planning during this holiday season. After looking at these recipes for the past few hours while writing this article, I’m ready to go sample a few of them. Cheers! Still looking for some holiday inspiration? Check out even more festive ideas: Holiday Gift Guide for Women Over 50 DIY Decorative Holiday Pillows Spiced Hot Apple Cider for Chilly Nights   Remember to pin this post for later!           SaveSave

Rock the Crock Pot: It’s Easy Apple Kuchen Recipe

Apple Kuchen is a traditional German dish. Similar to an apple crisp in texture, but with more flavor this desert is sure to become a family favorite! Cook it in a crock pot for a quick dish when you are low on time! Rock the Crock Pot Crock pot recipes are king in our house. I am always looking for new ways to make quick dishes that can cook while I am working on other projects or busy with work. This dessert is fantastic for dinner with friends or to have warm and ready when you come home from Trick or Treating. Apple Kuchen is a traditional German dish made from freshly baked apples. You can use any good baking apple for this dish. We enjoy Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Winesap, Golden Delicious and various other varieties that our local orchard has on hand. Start with a single variety then add different apples to experiment with the unique flavors that they create. My grandmother always served apple dishes with a slice of cheese on the side. This practice is a delightful way to finish a meal and takes away that over stuffed feeling if you ate too much for dinner. It really works! Apple Kuchen Recipe Print Yum Crock Pot Apple Kuchen Recipe Ingredients6 cups sliced and peeled baking apples, such as Granny Smith 2 cups brown sugar 1 cup flour or gluten free flour 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup butter 2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. powdered ginger 1/4 tsp. ground cloves Whip cream (optional) Slices of cheddar, co-jack, havarti…
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Spiced Hot Apple Cider Recipe for Blissful Chilly Nights

Spiced Hot Apple Cider is one of our comfort staple foods. There is nothing better than a cup or two on those chilly evenings!  Spiced Hot Apple Cider Spiced Hot Apple Cider is easy to make. It’s even easier to drink it, cup after cup. We often make this drink while watching a good movie, or as an indulgence after a long hard day. You can make this beverage with fresh cider or bottled apple juice, but I must say the fresh cider has the most robust flavor. It is wise to buy your cider mulling spices in bulk for the most economical savings. However, you will find that when you have all these yummy ingredients in the house, you are far more likely to make yourself this fabulous treat. BUY LARGE QUANTITIES of spices, because you never know when the urge will strike. There have been many late nights when I have wanted to run out and buy spices but the local grocery store charges 10X as much as what I pay for the bulk price. Trust me, you don’t want to be making extra trips to the store! This post contains affiliate links. Your purchase will provide me with a small commission. Thank you for your support! Here’s my favorite spice choices for this beverage: Bulk Cinnamon Sticks Bulk Whole Cloves Vanilla If you have a special occasion, you can zip it up with a bit of liquor! Just so you know, weekends count as special occasions in my book! Cinnamon Schnapps Cherry Brandy Cranberry Wine Delicious! Makes a…
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