If you’re a coffee lover like me, then you NEED a Caramel Coffee Toddy!  The perfect after-dinner drink, dessert cocktail or great on a cold night after a long day.  Just a few ingredients, five minutes and your set for the night!

If you love a hot toddy at the end of the day, then you NEED to try this!  Coffee, Bailey's Caramel creme and a few other goodies make this coffee AMAZING!

Today has been one of those days.  The house is a disaster, my son is sick, meals went unmade, about 15 things were completely neglected all on top of operating on about 2 hours of sleep.  If you’re a mom, or for that matter, a human, you probably have an idea of how this goes.  When days like this get the better of us, its always nice to have a savior at the end of the day.  The savior I’m talking about is a Caramel Coffee Toddy!

If you love a hot toddy at the end of the day, then you NEED to try this!  Coffee, Bailey's Caramel creme and a few other goodies make this coffee AMAZING!

This Caramel Coffee Toddy is the perfect drink to make when you want to kick-back and relax.  Great for a night of tv or snuggling up on the couch and diving into a good book.

If you love a hot toddy at the end of the day, then you NEED to try this!  Coffee, Bailey's Caramel creme and a few other goodies make this coffee AMAZING!

This drink is also a fabulous dessert cocktail, and would be awesome to go with your pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving!  Not overly sweet, but has a great caramel flavor from the Bailey’s Caramel Cream.  The Buttershots Schnapps adds a nice buttery, caramel flavor that is amazing!  This would be a fantastic drink to go with a nice slice of Caramel Cheesecake or even Pecan Pie!

If you love a hot toddy at the end of the day, then you NEED to try this!  Coffee, Bailey's Caramel creme and a few other goodies make this coffee AMAZING!

Made with just a few ingredients, it takes only minutes to make.  Here’s the easy directions:

Caramel Coffee Toddy
 
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
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If you love a hot toddy at the end of the day, then you NEED to try this! Coffee, Bailey's Caramel creme liquor and a few other goodies make this coffee cocktail AMAZING!
Ingredients
  • 8-10 oz. hot, strong brewed coffee
  • 1 oz (shot) Baileys Caramel Creme (caramel flavored Baileys)
  • 1 oz (shot) Buttershots Schnapps
  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel sundae topping
Instructions
  1. In a coffee cup, add the hot coffee. Add the Baileys and Buttershots and stir. Top with whipped cream and caramel topping. Enjoy right away.

This drink is super-easy to make.  You’ll be ready for a cozy evening with a good book, your DVR or cuddling with your spouse after a long day.  After all, we always need some time to take for ourselves.  A good drink to go with is just icing on the cake…or should I say Caramel on the Drink?!  ;)  Enjoy!

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If you love a hot toddy at the end of the day, then you NEED to try this!  Coffee, Bailey's Caramel creme and a few other goodies make this coffee AMAZING!

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Hello, and welcome to another week of Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party!  I’m thrilled to have all of you back to share all the fantastic things you’ve created over the week.  All of you are so amazingly talented – I’m in awe of all the brilliant, beautiful, creative and delicious things you make. The Create and Share Party is the perfect place to come, share what you’ve been working on over the week, and get it promoted by four amazing bloggers.  Awesome, right?!  Here are my fellow co-hosts and their amazing blogs:

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Come visit us on social media, and say hi!  We would love it if you would follow us:

Karly at A Simple Pantry | PinterestFacebook |  Instagram | Google + | Twitter

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Erin (that’s me!) at Delightful E Made | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Mandee at Designs by Miss Mandee | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Twitter

Here’s what we’ve been working on:

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Paige’s Jack Skellington Oreo Pops

Erin’s Thai Peanut Pasta with Shrimp

Karly’s Easy Raspberry Scones

Mandee’s Finger Knit Yarn Lei Tutorial

Lets get to some features from last weeks party!

Here is the most viewed link from last week:

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These Pineapple Oatmeal Scotchies by Simply Stacie look like the perfect snack!  They would disappear at my house quickly!

Here is one of my favorites from last weeks C&S party:

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These Candy Bar Cookies by Sara over at BitznGiggles make me want to bust into our Halloween candy, just to make a batch of these amazing cookies!  Don’t they look amazing?!

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This Thai Peanut Pasta with Shrimp is a healthy, easy, delicious dinner solution for any night of the week!  Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta is tossed with fresh veggies, tender shrimp, a delicious Thai peanut sauce, and topped with crunchy peanuts to make a delicious meal.  This pasta dish will be a new favorite with your family!

Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta is tossed with fresh veggies, tender shrimp, a delicious Thai peanut sauce, and topped with crunchy peanuts to make a delicious dinner any night of the week!

If your family is like mine then you’re always on the look-out for easy, healthy, delicious pasta dishes.  This Thai Peanut Pasta with Shrimp is one of our new favorites!  My boys LOVE pasta, and if it were up to them, we would have pasta at every meal.  Thanks to Dreamfields Pasta, this Thai Peanut Pasta with Shrimp is a healthy Stovetop Savior that is perfect for any night of the week!

Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta is tossed with fresh veggies, tender shrimp, a delicious Thai peanut sauce, and topped with crunchy peanuts to make a delicious dinner any night of the week!

Dreamfields pasta is amazing, as it provides 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein per serving!  Along with the shrimp, and fresh veggies this dish is the perfect, healthy one-pot meal to serve your family.  My son was especially excited about the colorful carrots, pea pods and red peppers, which he gobbled up right along with the pasta.  Tasty and kid-friendly – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta is tossed with fresh veggies, tender shrimp, a delicious Thai peanut sauce, and topped with crunchy peanuts to make a delicious dinner any night of the week!

Everything in this pasta dish comes together so beautifully to create the perfect bite!  The pasta cooks quickly and easily, and is tender and delicious.  The carrots, red peppers and sugar snap peas add a fantastic color and texture along with the shrimp.  The sauce is also pretty fantastic – made with a few traditional Thai ingredients, it has a hint of ginger, and a bit of spicy to bring it all together!

Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta is tossed with fresh veggies, tender shrimp, a delicious Thai peanut sauce, and topped with crunchy peanuts to make a delicious dinner any night of the week!

This Thai Peanut Pasta with Shrimp is such a great Stove top Savior.  Here’s how easily it comes together:

Thai Peanut Pasta with Shrimp - #IHeartDreamfields
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 6
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Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta is tossed with fresh veggies, tender shrimp, a delicious Thai peanut sauce, and topped with crunchy peanuts, this pasta dish will be a new favorite with your family!
Ingredients
  • 1 (13.25 oz.) box, Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 c. red peppers, matchstick pieces (julienne cut)
  • 1 c. carrots, matchstick pieces (julienne cut)
  • 1 c. sugar snap peas (in the pods)
  • 1 lb. frozen shrimp, thawed (uncooked, peeled and de-veined)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • For the Sauce:
  • ½ c. creamy peanut butter
  • ½ c. chicken stock, low sodium
  • ¼ c. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 Tbsp. chili sauce (like Sriracha)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot, begin boiling pasta water. In a large skillet, add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and saute the shrimp just until turning pink (about 3-4 minutes), and promptly remove from skillet to a separate bowl. Add the other 1 Tbsp of olive oil, and saute the peppers, carrots and peas for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from skillet and place in bowl with shrimp, keeping warm.
  2. Once water is boiling, add angel hair, and cook just to al-dente, about 4 minutes. While pasta cooks, prepare sauce. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients (peanut butter, stock, vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, chili sauce, ginger and salt) and whisk together well.
  3. Once pasta is done cooking, transfer it to the large skillet, and pour sauce over it. Toss. Add the shrimp and vegetables and toss. Serve immediately, as the sauce will absorb into the pasta right away. Enjoy!

As you can see, this is such a great dish, and a fun way to incorporate fresh, delicious ingredients into an already fabulous pasta!

Dreamfields has a fantastic line of pasta!  Which pasta is your favorite?  Spaghetti, Linguine, Angel Hair, Lasagna, Elbow, Penne or Rotini? There are so many possibilities, and so many ways to get dinner on the table – much to my boys excitement, they’re really is something for every night of the week!  Visit Dreamfields Pasta to see all of the fantastic recipes and dinner ideas!

I hope you and your family enjoy this Stove top Savior as much as we have!

~Erin

Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta is tossed with fresh veggies, tender shrimp, a delicious Thai peanut sauce, and topped with crunchy peanuts to make a delicious dinner any night of the week!

With soft pears, crunchy pecans and a delicious cinnamon flavor, this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread makes for a delightfully delicious snack.  Moist, flavorful and topped with a cinnamon-pecan-brown sugar crumble, it will be your new favorite bread!

With soft pears, crunchy pecans and a delicious cinnamon flavor, this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread makes for a delightfully delicious snack!

For the past several days here in Northern Virginia its been cold, rainy and windy.  There is something about the cold, dreary weather that comes with fall that makes me  want to bake.  Perhaps its the craving for something warm and comforting, fresh out of the oven.  Or maybe its the wonderful smells that waft through the house while the treat bakes to perfection.  I decided that the thing I was craving the most was my delicious Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread!

With soft pears, crunchy pecans and a delicious cinnamon flavor, this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread makes for a delightfully delicious snack!

I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious this bread is once it comes out of the oven.  It’s made with fresh pears (right from my local farmers market!), pecans, and the perfect amount of spices to create the most wonderful bread.  It’s topped with a sweet, cinnamon-pecan-brown sugar crumble, which adds the perfect amount of crunch to this delicious bread.

With soft pears, crunchy pecans and a delicious cinnamon flavor, this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread makes for a delightfully delicious snack!

 

I made this bread in my mini loaf pan, which yields four loaves.  However, you can also prepare it in a traditional 9×5 loaf pan making one large loaf.  Either way, it bakes up beautifully!

With soft pears, crunchy pecans and a delicious cinnamon flavor, this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread makes for a delightfully delicious snack!

Once you put this bread into the oven, prepare for your house to smell amazing!  The cinnamon and spices in this bread create such a warm, enticing aroma.  You’ll want to slice into this bread right away, and eat it warm.  I definitely recommend doing so, and maybe with a little butter on each slice, as well!

With soft pears, crunchy pecans and a delicious cinnamon flavor, this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread makes for a delightfully delicious snack!

 

Here’s how easily this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread comes together:

Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
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With soft pears, crunchy pecans and a delicious cinnamon flavor, this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread makes for a delightfully delicious snack!
Ingredients
  • 1 c. fresh pears, peeled and diced
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • ½ c. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1½ c. flour
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ⅔ c. chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • For Crumble Topping:
  • ⅓ c. chopped pecans
  • ⅓ c. brown sugar
  • ⅓ c. butter
  • ½ c. flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and line (with parchment paper on bottoms) a 9x5 loaf pan, or 4 mini loaves. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the wet ingredients (pears, eggs, oil, yogurt and vanilla). Mix to thoroughly combine. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt). Gradually sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir the batter just until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. Don't over mix, or you'll get large air bubbles in the bread. Mix the crumble topping, by combining the pecans, brown sugar, flour and butter together. Mixture will be crumbly.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s). Evenly top with the crumble topping.
  4. Bake at 350 for 1 hour (for 9x5 pan) until golden brown, and toothpick inserted comes out clean and free of crumbs. For four mini-loaves, bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm, and store leftovers in airtight container at room temperature.

If you’re baking with smaller loaf pans, its nice to have extra loaves to freeze for later.  These are great to pull out of the freezer when you have friends join you for coffee, or want to bring in something to the office to share.

Is the fall weather inciting you to bake as well?  If so, give this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread a try.  Its such a delicious treat!

Enjoy!

Erin

With soft pears, crunchy pecans and a delicious cinnamon flavor, this Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread makes for a delightfully delicious snack!

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Hello, and welcome to another week of Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party!  I’m thrilled to have all of you back to share all the fantastic things you’ve created over the week.  All of you are so amazingly talented – I’m in awe of all the brilliant, beautiful, creative and delicious things you make. The Create and Share Party is the perfect place to come, share what you’ve been working on over the week, and get it promoted by four amazing bloggers.  Awesome, right?!  Here are my fellow co-hosts and their amazing blogs:

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Come visit us on social media, and say hi!  We would love it if you would follow us:

Karly at A Simple Pantry | PinterestFacebook |  Instagram | Google + | Twitter

Paige at A Dose of Paige | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Erin (that’s me!) at Delightful E Made | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Mandee at Designs by Miss Mandee | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Twitter

Here’s what we’ve been working on:

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Karly’s Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Paige’s Chalkboard Pumpkin

Mandee’s Shimmer Social Media Icons

Erin’s Candy Corn Krispie Cake

Lets get to some features from last weeks party!

Here is the most viewed link from last week:

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These Raven Sugar Cookies by Simply Suzanne’s are so amazing!  I think they would be a huge hit at any Halloween party!

Here is one of my favorites from last weeks C&S party:

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This Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup by The Rebel Chick looks so warm, creamy and comforting!  The perfect meal for a cold, dreary day.

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An easy, healthy, delicious dinner that’s done in under 30 minutes!  Made with chicken, beans and peppers along with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this chili is fabulous!

An easy, healthy, delicious dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes!  Made with chicken, beans and peppers along with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this chili is fabulous!

Today, my son Harrison scored his very first touchdown in a flag football game!  He normally plays center, and snapping the football seems to be what he’s good at.  However, today our fantastic coach decided that it was Harrison’s turn to get into the end-zone.  As he got the hand-off, he dodged the defensive players and  ran it in for a touchdown.  He was so excited!  Lots of cheers, high fives, and fist-bumps – and that was just by the parents!  The boys were thrilled to win their football game, and it turned into a game that we will remember for many years to come.  Man, its days like today that I just love being a mom to that sweet kid of mine!!

The game weather was cold and windy, and by the time we got home we were all chilled to the bone.  Once the celebrations subsided I knew it was the perfect day for soup.  Sunday always seems to be a great day for chili.  It just feels like chili and football belong together!  I had all the ingredients in the fridge to make Lime Chicken Chili.

An easy, healthy, delicious dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes!  Made with chicken, beans and peppers along with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this chili is fabulous!

This delicious soup comes together in no time at all.  Its perfect for a weeknight dinner, and utlizes simple ingredients that you may already have in your fridge and pantry.  This soup ended up being the perfect lunch to feed my cold, hungry crew after a morning of football.

An easy, healthy, delicious dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes!  Made with chicken, beans and peppers along with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this chili is fabulous!

Topped with fresh cilantro, sour cream and a wedge of lime, this soup has a great fresh flavor.  You could also add avocado, mex-blend cheese, tortilla chips, jalapenos or any other favorite chili toppings.  This soup is also a nice, healthy dinner option, as it includes protein and fiber packed chicken, beans and peppers.

An easy, healthy, delicious dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes!  Made with chicken, beans and peppers along with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this chili is fabulous!

This soup is completely delicious, and perfect for a cool fall or winter day.  Here’s how easy it is to make:

Lime Chicken Chili
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Serves: 4-6
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 c. diced bell pepper (red, yellow, green or mix)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) Garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 c. cooked chicken, chopped or shredded (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Chicken broth
  • juice of 2 limes (about ⅓ c.)
  • 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning (or one envelope)
Instructions
  1. In a large sauce pan or medium dutch oven, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and peppers. Saute for 3-5 minutes or until the onions become translucent. Add the garlic and beans and saute for 2 more minutes. Add the chicken, broth, lime juice and seasoning, stir to incorporate, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Top with your favorite Tex-Mex toppings: sour cream, cheese, jalapenos, salsa verde, or tortilla chips. Enjoy!

This soup was perfect for a cold day like today.  As the days get shorter, and the temperature drops I definitely see more of this delicious, healthy soup in our future.  There may be much more football in our future as well!  ;)

Enjoy!

Erin

An easy, healthy, delicious dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes!  Made with chicken, beans and peppers along with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this chili is fabulous!

This delicious Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie is not only pretty, but it’s really good for you too!  Loaded with protein, calcium, and packed with flavor this smoothie is the perfect way to start your day.  It’s also a great way to celebrate Cooking for a Cure and Breast Cancer Awareness.

This smoothie is not only pretty, its loaded with protein and calcium and packed with flavor.  The perfect breakfast to start your day!

Today I’m sharing a delicious pink smoothie that celebrates Cooking for a Cure, and Breast Cancer Awareness.  With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, me and several other bloggers are joining together to create some amazing pink foods.

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My Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day.  Its easy to make, totally delicious, and is loaded with protein and calcium.  I make this smoothie with plain Greek yogurt, almond milk, and almonds which gives it nearly 10 grams of protein.  I also added  some chia seeds, which are an amazing super-food.  They’re loaded with lots of great nutrients including fiber, protein and the good-for-you Omega-3’s.

This smoothie is not only pretty, its loaded with protein and calcium and packed with flavor.  The perfect breakfast to start your day!

The raspberries in this smoothie are fantastic!  I was able to score some fresh raspberries at the grocery store, but using frozen is just as good.  Frozen raspberries are available year-round in the frozen food section, and a bit more economical as well.  They also add that gorgeous pink color to the smoothie.

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I top off the smoothie with some additional chopped almonds, which along with the chia seeds, gives the smoothie a nice crunch.  The texture is fantastic, and you could easily eat this smoothie with a spoon.  It’s thick, creamy and completely delicious!

This smoothie is not only pretty, its loaded with protein and calcium and packed with flavor.  The perfect breakfast to start your day!

This smoothie is the perfect go-to breakfast when you’re mornings are rushed and you need to get out the door.  It takes just a couple minutes to throw together in the blender.  Pour it into a to-go-cup, add a straw, and your on your way.  I don’t particularly like to eat in my car, but when I have to, this smoothie is a great way to go.

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Here’s how easily this smoothie comes together:

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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 smoothie
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This smoothie is not only pretty, its loaded with protein and calcium and packed with flavor. The perfect breakfast to start your day!
Ingredients
  • ⅔ c. plain Greek yogurt (I like Fage Greek yogurt)
  • ⅔ c. almond milk (or any other milk of your preference)
  • ⅔ c. frozen raspberries
  • ¼ c. almonds, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
Instructions
  1. In a blender add all of the ingredients, reserving a few of the almonds. Blend until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. Chop the reserved almonds to stir in if desired. Pour and enjoy.

As you can see, this is really easy to make.  This would be a fun smoothie to make with your kids as an after-school snack, or enjoy as a post-workout drink to refuel.

This October lets remember those mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and friends who are struggling with a diagnosis of Breast Cancer.  Lets bring awareness to the disease, along with the awareness of mammograms and self-exams.  Working together, a cure can be attained within our lifetime.

Here is a round-up of some other fabulously pink treats!  Enjoy!  ~Erin

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Hello, and welcome to another week of Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party!  I’m thrilled to have all of you back to share all the fantastic things you’ve created over the week.  All of you are so amazingly talented – I’m in awe of all the brilliant, beautiful, creative and delicious things you make. The Create and Share Party is the perfect place to come, share what you’ve been working on over the week, and get it promoted by four amazing bloggers.  Awesome, right?!  Here are my fellow co-hosts and their amazing blogs:

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Come visit us on social media, and say hi!  We would love it if you would follow us:

Karly at A Simple Pantry | PinterestFacebook |  Instagram | Google + | Twitter

Paige at A Dose of Paige | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Erin (that’s me!) at Delightful E Made | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Instagram | Twitter

Mandee at Designs by Miss Mandee | PinterestFacebook | Google + | Twitter

Here’s what we’ve been working on:

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Mandee’s Tree Initial Printable

Karly’s Mediterranean Roasted Chickpeas

Erin’s Shrimp Bacon & Corn Chowder

Paige’s Butterbeer Recipe

Lets get to some features from last weeks party!

Here is the most viewed link from last week:

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I totally want to try this Taco Spaghetti by Bitz n’ Giggles!  I know my family would go crazy for it!

Here is one of my favorites from last weeks C&S party:

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These Buckeye Bats by Cathy over at Three Kids and a Fish are completely adorable!  Such a cute (and yummy!!) Halloween treat!

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If you love to munch on candy corn or if you enjoy the classic rice krispie treat, you’ll love this Candy Corn Krispie Cake.  Its layered to look like candy corn and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat!

If you like candy corn and rice krispie treats, you'll love this!! Layered to look like candy corn, and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat!

Do you love candy corn?  Candy corn is one of my son’s favorite candies, so since we had a few days off school, I wanted to surprise him with this fun Candy Corn Krispie Cake.  I created this fun, easy-to-make treat by simply adapting the standard rice krispie treat recipe that comes on the side of the cereal box.  If you enjoy the classic rice krispie treats, you’ll love this!!

If you like candy corn and rice krispie treats, you'll love this!!  Layered to look like candy corn, and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat!

Making this fun treat takes just a few simple steps, and simple ingredients that you’ll have in your pantry.  You will utilize a bundt pan and layer the rice krispie treat recipe into thirds.  To make the top portion white, I simply added marshmallow fluff to the rice krispie treat recipe, and topped with candy corn.  The second layer is the standard rice krispie treat recipe, colored with orange food coloring in the melted marshmallow, and also topped with candy corn.  The third and final layer is the rice krispie treat with yellow food coloring added to the melted marshmallow.  The end result, is a pretty layered rice krispie treat with candy corn nestled into the middle layers!

If you like candy corn and rice krispie treats, you'll love this!! Layered to look like candy corn, and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat!

Once the layers are complete, you’ll simply invert the bundt pan onto a plate, and your rice krispie cake will come out beautifully.  I enjoyed making this treat even prettier by drizzling white, yellow and orange candy melts on the top of the cake.  (You can purchase just about any color of candy melt you can think of at any Michaels craft store, or online.)  Not only do the candy melts look amazing on top of the cake, they taste pretty fantastic, too!

If you like candy corn and rice krispie treats, you'll love this!! Layered to look like candy corn, and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat!

Don’t those layers look pretty?  I was really happy with how it turned out, and was Harrison and the rest of our neighborhood friends that we shared it with.  As soon as I brought the cake outside to share with our friends, both kids and grown-ups couldn’t take their eyes (or their fingers) off the cake.  Needless to say, it was a huge hit, and gone in a matter of moments!

If you like candy corn and rice krispie treats, you'll love this!! Layered to look like candy corn, and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat!

Here is the easy recipe and directions for making your very own Candy Corn Krispie Cake:

Candy Corn Krispie Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10-12
Prep time:
Total time:
 
If you like candy corn and rice krispie treats, you'll love this!! Layered to look like candy corn, and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat!
Ingredients
  • 6 c. Krispie Rice cereal
  • 5 c. mini marshmallows
  • 2 large spoonfuls (about ½ c.) marshmallow fluff
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 c. candy corn candies
  • yellow and orange food coloring
  • ½ c. each, white, orange and yellow candy melts
Instructions
  1. With non-stick cooking spray, spray the inside of a bundt or tube pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt one Tbsp. butter, add 1c. marshmallows to the melted butter, and stir. Melt the marshmallows for about 30 seconds on medium heat. Add 2 c. cereal to the melted marshmallows and stir well. Add the 2 large spoonfuls of the marshmallow fluff, and stir thoroughly. Lightly spray your hands with non-stick spray. Using your hands, firmly press the white cereal mixture into the bottom of the bundt pan. Add ½ cup of the candy corn to the top of the white cereal mixture.
  3. For the second layer, melt another tablespoon of butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add two cups of marshmallows, and stir. Melt on medium power for 30-45 seconds. Stir the melted marshmallows, and add several drops of the orange food coloring. Add 2 cups of cereal and stir thoroughly. Spray hands and firmly press the orange mixture onto the top of the white mixture. Add the remaining ½ cup of candy corn to the top of the orange layer.
  4. For the third layer, melt the last tablespoon of butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add two cups of marshmallows, and stir. Melt on medium power for 30-45 seconds. Stir the melted marshmallows, and add several drops of the yellow food coloring. Add 2 cups of cereal and stir thoroughly. Spray hands and firmly press the yellow mixture onto the top of the orange mixture. Let the pan set for a few minutes to cool. Invert the pan onto a plate, and the cake will come right out.
  5. Melt each of the three candy melt colors in their own bowls. (Follow the label on the candy melts for proper melting directions.) Drizzle the cake with each of the candy melts, and let set before serving.

I hope you get to enjoy this krispie cake as much as we have.  It makes such a fantastic party food, a fun bake sale treat or just something tasty to surprise your family with.  My son Harrison was certainly surprised with this fun cake. Not only did it bring Harrison joy, but our friends and neighbors got to enjoy it as well.

Enjoy!

Erin

If you like candy corn and rice krispie treats, you'll love this!! Layered to look like candy corn, and drizzled with candy melts, its the perfect fall treat!

Shrimp and his best friend bacon team up together in this amazing soup!  Loaded with flavor, this soup is a must-have on a cold fall or winter night.  Its the ultimate comfort food!

Chunky and creamy this amazingly delicious soup is packed with flavor!  The ultimate comfort food!

I know I’ve said it before, but its worth noting again; I’m pretty much always looking for and trying new dinner recipes.  They need to be easy to make, quick to prepare, include simple ingredients and on the healthier side for my family.  Can you relate? Once I come across something that’s easy for me to prepare and my family enjoys it, I consider it a dinner victory!  This Shrimp Bacon & Corn Chowder is my latest dinner victory!

Chunky and creamy this amazingly delicious soup is packed with flavor!  The ultimate comfort food!

This soup is fabulous in so many ways!  The ingredients are simple, and items that I usually have on hand in my pantry and fridge.  The celery, onion and garlic along with the sweet corn provide a fantastic base for this soup.  These veggies add some nice texture and flavor as well.  As for the shrimp and bacon – I’ll just say that they belong together!  They are absolutely fantastic in this soup and provide just the right amount of smokey, savory goodness.

Chunky and creamy this amazingly delicious soup is packed with flavor!  The ultimate comfort food!

One of the last steps in this easy soup recipe is something that provides great creaminess.  I put about half of the cooked soup into the blender, puree and then add the puree back to the rest of the soup.  This ensures there is still some nice chunky pieces left in the soup, but also a nice smooth texture – perfect for dunking a crusty piece of french bread.

Chunky and creamy this amazingly delicious soup is packed with flavor!  The ultimate comfort food!

Here’s how this delicious, comforting soup comes together:

Shrimp Bacon and Corn Chowder
 
Author:
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
 
Chunky and creamy this amazingly delicious soup is packed with flavor! The ultimate comfort food!
Ingredients
  • 1 (12 oz. pkg) frozen shrimp (uncooked, peeled, deveined), thawed
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 oz.) bag, frozen sweet corn, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 slices, thick cut bacon, cooked crisply, and chopped into pieces
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 c. half & half
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • Chopped parsley (optional as garnish)
Instructions
  1. In a medium stock pot or dutch oven, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil on medium high heat. Thoroughly rinse the thawed shrimp, and add to the pot. Saute the shrimp for 1-2 minutes, removing from heat as soon as the shrimp begins to turn light pink. Set cooked shrimp aside.
  2. Add the additional Tbsp of oil to the hot pot, keeping the heat at medium high. Add the chopped celery, onion and garlic. Saute for 8-10 minutes or until the onions begin to turn translucent. Add the thawed corn and saute for 3 more minutes. Add the chicken broth, half and half, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Add the bacon, reserving a couple slices for topping the soup. Bring to a simmer.
  3. In a blender, add about half of the soup mixture and puree to a creamy consistency. Add the puree back to the rest of the soup ingredients. Add the cooked shrimp to the rest of the soup, and simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve hot and top with remaining bacon pieces. Garnish with parsley if desired.

This soup is such a great comfort food and a delicious dinner to serve your family any night of the week.  Everyone will love the savory flavor of the bacon with the shrimp, along with the sweetness of the corn.  It has the perfect texture, as its both creamy and chunky – perfect for dunking bread.

As the days get shorter, and night come sooner, bring this fantastic comfort food to the table.  It will not only warm your body, it will warm soul as well.

Enjoy!

Erin

Chunky and creamy this amazingly delicious soup is packed with flavor! The ultimate comfort food!

 

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