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It’s Tasty Tuesday {The Pumpkin Edition, Round 1}

Our posts for this week’s edition of It’s Tasty Tuesday all feature some of our favorite pumpkin recipes. If you’ve been thinking of a pumpkin as a vegetable, well it’s time you got it straight. A pumpkin is technically a fruit because it is a product of the seed-bearing structure of flowering plants; it develops from the blossom.

According to the Huffington Post, “the pumpkin is more accurately classified as a berry. A berry is defined as the fleshy fruit produced from one single ovary.”  Now you can tell your kids, “eat your fruits,” even though you’ve put them on their plates as veggies. We’re smart that way.

Not to blow your mind or anything, but a strawberry isn’t a berry. Watermelons, avocados and bananas are though.

So, there ya’ have it. We don’t really care whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable just as long as we get to enjoy it’s deliciousness. So whether it’s pie or soup, stewed or candied, we’re all about enjoying the season affectionately known as Pumpkin Spice time!

Pumpkin Chili : James Moore, Busvlogger

 

With ingredients like pumpkin, cinnamon and corn, Pumpkin Chili sounds a little different. Well, it is; a great kind of different! It’s become one of our family traditions and it’s just so easy.

Pumpkin Muffins: Anita Stafford

Pumpkin Muffins via Anita Stafford of Sugar Spice and Spilled Milk
Click on photo to see the recipe.

 

Although the daytime temperatures are still summertime hot, you might want to grab a jacket for early morning or night time. The season is changing and that brings changes in what we cook and bake. One of the fall tastes most people enjoy is pumpkin. There are so many different ways to use pumpkin, and muffins are just one example. READ MORE

Lacie Ring: Easy 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pumpkins

 

peanut butter pumpkins via lacie ring

And for your sweet tooth cravings, Lacie Ring of Easy Peasy Pleasy shares these cute as…well…pumpkins! Could they be any more precious?

It’s Fall Y’all! The weather may still be warm in my neck of the woods but I know it’s Fall just by looking at my yard…It’s covered with leaves.

I don’t know about y’all but in Arkansas it cools down for a couple days then heats right back up. Have you ever heard the expression “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes”? I believe that quote comes from Mark Twain and he was speaking of Arkansas. LOL! Ok, so maybe he wasn’t speaking of Arkansas but the saying definitely works for any of us in the southern states! Being that is officially fall, I am working on all kinds of Fall treats. One of those treats is these cute little peanut butter pumpkins. Read More

 

CINNAMON PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE: Keri Bucci

How can something sugar free and low carb be so good? Keri Bucci, our October Blogger of the Month, shows us how with her Cinnamon Pumpkin Cheesecake. Check it out on her blog, My Table of Three.

sugar free low carb pumpkin cheesecake from keri bucci

Fall is my favorite time of the year, it always has been. I look forward to Fall activities, pumpkin spice everything and most of all, cooler weather. We are starting to see some leaves falling to the ground here and there, but our daily temperatures are still in the mid to upper nineties. So typical for our weather, here in the south.

So it looks like I will be waiting a little longer for those cooler temps, but that doesn’t mean I have to wait on the pumpkin. Thank goodness, because I don’t think I could have passed up a slice of this cheesecake even if I had wanted to. READ MORE

PUMPKIN SPICE GRANOLA: BRENDA EMBRY

pumpkin spice granola via brenda embry

This is also the season for everything pumpkin.  The poor pumpkin is basically ignored until October.  Then, for the next three months, it’s game on.

So far this month, I’ve made pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins and now….

Pumpkin spice granola. Read More

 

 

Gina Knuppenberg: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

So, today’s Month of Pumpkin dish is probably my most favorite M of P recipe.  Well, favorite thus far ?  It’s rich, creamy, and if done correctly, will leave you with pleasant dreams filled with floaty clouds and soft, furry little kittens.  Okay.  I made that last part up.  It’s just good, is all. READ MORE

Stop by next Tuesday for even more pumpkin goodies!

It’s Tasty Tuesday! {Featured Food Posts}

We really enjoy the amazing food posts from our ARWB members and are excited to share a new batch with you this week. Be sure to check them out.

Keri Bucci: Coconut Chicken

Are you a fan of Asian food like we are? Then this Coconut Chicken recipe from Keri Bucci over at My Table of Three is a very tasty one to add to your menu. Plus, it’s low carb and gluten free!

Coconut Chicken via mytableofthree.com keri bucci

 

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Asian food. From sushi to egg drop soup there are many I call my favorites. This Coconut Chicken, like many of my other Asian inspired recipes, was born out of my desire to enjoy my favorite dishes but in a healthier way.

Coconut Chicken is my copy cat version of one of my old buffet favorites. In the past, I would pile my plate high of the overly sweet chicken and lavish every bite. Well, that is until I felt like someone was going to have to roll me out of the restaurant. Darn, you buffet food and darn you missing will power!  Read More

 

Helen Lampkin: Apple Tart with Calvados Cream

Nothing says fall more than apple season in Arkansas. Helen Lampkin, of My Brother’s Salsa and Helen’s Table, visits a local NWA farmers market to find out about the best of the iconic apple harvest.

Apple Tart via Helen's Table

Northwest Arkansas is still growing apples and we are fortunate to be the home of the family owned Vanzant Fruit Farm

So, before the peak of apple season passes you by, head to your local farmer’s market this and pick up some fresh apples. Then take the time to create this simple Apple Tart with Calvados Cream recipe, call the family around the table and savor every moment! Read More

 

Julie Kohl: Keto Coffee Disks

Want an easy, fool-proof way to have your keto coffee ready for you in a snap? Julie Kohl of Julie D. Kohl has the answer for you.

keto coffee disks via juliedkohl.com

The problem with most of the Keto Coffee recipes I’ve seen is that they all require you to blend all of the ingredients together in a blender.

I’m not sure about you but I barely have time to press the brew button on my K-cup machine in the morning, let alone pull out the blender. Plus, I sure don’t want to clean that thing EVERY day!

These Keto disks are my answer to the hassle. The results are tasty and healthy. Read More

 

Lacie Ring: Peanut Butter CupCereal Snack Mix

Easy Peasy Pleasy’s Lacie Ring has created a real winner with this snack mix. Your kiddos will definitely think you’re a winner too when you make up a batch for after school snacks or lunch box treats.

First things first…you grab a Super Size Bag of Peanut Butter Cups Cereal. Next you combine it with kid approved additions to make the perfect cereal snack mix. Adding more peanut butter and more chocolate takes this cereal over the top. Finally, you have one Super Sized Snack Idea! READ MORE

 

Suzy Oakley: Not your father’s PB&J – 3 healthy riffs on ‘Peanut Butter and Jelly

Suzy Oakley has had a long love affair with peanut butter and jelly, but sometimes adults have to act like … well, adults. Because of an aversion to her family’s legacy of diabetes and heart disease, she’s always trying to think outside the breadbox and modify simple, time-tested treats to be just a little healthier, yet still delish.

See how she takes the idea of a traditional PB&J sandwich and dishes up a few modern twists. Keep your minds (and your tastebuds) open – it’s a new day in the world of PB&J. (P.S. It’s OK to lick your fingers.) Continue reading.

 

With certifications in wellness and running (plus budget coaching, but we won’t go into that here), Suzy is nonetheless a work in progress. She considers life an extended form of school, where every student has the opportunity to learn something every day if they keep their minds and hearts open. She considers herself “your travel companion on the journey to well-being.”

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Keri Bucci: Lunch Box PB & J Pies {Foodie Friday}

In the South, our food is a love language. Someone is always offering delicious treats as a way to love on their family and friends. When I go home to visit my mom she always goes out of her way to have some of my favorites from my childhood ready for me. That is just her way showing that she loves me and wants to make me a happy girl.
 
In keeping with my southern roots, I do the same for my little guy. I love baking special treats that not only make his tummy happy but are also healthier options for him. What better way to put a smile on his face than with little pies?
 
These small PB & J pies will make a great portable treat for those little ones heading back to school. With a little time and a lot of love, you can make a sugar-free dessert for those new lunch boxes this year. I can see the smiles now when they bite into these sweet treats!  Read more
 
 
 
 
 

Keri is a sassy southern girl who loves cooking, reading and spending time with her family. She is a former corporate minded gal turned homeschooling mom and baker. When she’s not teaching lessons or helping her husband with the family business you can find her blogging about recipes and getting healthy over at My Table for Three.

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KD Reep: Peanut Butter Freakies {Foodie Friday}

Kelli Reep has never been accused of possessing grace or dignity so this recipe is perfectly suited for her. Peanut Butter Freakies are a super mash-up of all things junk food – corn chips, peanut butter, sugar, corn syrup – even chocolate chips. Serve it at a party to ensure everyone has something to talk about.

Find out what Kelli has to say about these Peanut Butter Freakies HERE.

peanut butter freakies kd reep for foodie friday

KD Reep is a KD Reep headshotwriter, public relations practitioner and aspiring author in Little Rock. She owns Flywrite Communications Inc., a marketing communications agency in Mabelvale. She is a six-time recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s Prism award and has been published statewide as well as in the Arkansas Times, Inviting Arkansas, Savvy Magazine, Bourbon & Boots, Arkansas Money & Politics, Delta Farm Press and Rice Farmer magazine, among others. 

 

 

 

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Jodi Coffee: Peanut Butter and Jelly Rollups {Foodie Friday}

Some foods are meant to be together: peas and carrots, beets and goat cheese, peanut butter and jelly… What? Beets and goat cheese weren’t the first things to come to mind? Well, I’ll save that for another day. I wanted to share a simple recipe for a snack I like to make using a combo most of us know and love, peanut butter and jelly.

This was actually an accidental discovery due to lack of planning and foresight secondary to vacation induced crazy-brain. You know what I mean? Fortunately, this marriage of flavors is somewhat flexible and I did not go down as the mom who starved her kiddos in the sand. These little roll-up bites are handy for travel, pre-workout, post-workout, or basically anytime you need a little pick-me up. I recently made them for a quick trip we made to the beach. And like a hot dog is to the ballpark, everything tastes better on the beach!

To see what genius I did go  HERE.

 

Jodi Coffee, who blogs at The Coffee House Life, is the mom of three beautiful and energetic little girls that ALWAYS give her something to blog about. She loves to try new things — food, travel and adventure. In her spare time…wait a minute. What is that? She enjoys training for triathlons, and is currently chasing a lifetime dream of crossing the finish line of her first IRONMAN. She is a backyard farmer, a farmers’ market manager and enjoys helping bring healthy opportunities to her community.

Brittney Deane: Peanut Butter Burger.

Several years ago, I was in Tulsa at an event at a bowling alley.  Ok, it was a bowling tournament. For Hanson Day. Yes, that Hanson. I’m a big fan and attend their annual fan club event, which includes a bowling tournament (you can stop laughing now. I embrace my geekiness.) Anyway, after we finished bowling, we were starving. It was a small alley in downtown Tulsa and they didn’t cook – but they served a few unique things that were actually made in the restaurant next door and walked over between the alleyway. I don’t remember what my friends had, but I had a peanut butter burger. I love trying different and new things, and I had never seen peanut butter and burger in the same dish. It was delicious.The peanut butter was creamy and salty and a hint of sweet. The caramelized onions added a savory hit and the buns were crispy to hold up to so much burger – they were toasted frozen waffles!
 
 
I decided to create my own version (spoiler alert: I added bacon!). Don’t knock it until you try it! READ MORE
 
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Brittney is wife to Tyler, mom to Remi and doggie mom to Mikey and  Pippin. She works full time in marketing. She loves musicals, pedicures, queso and making new friends. Follow Brittney on her blog, Razorback Britt
 
 
 
 
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Jacqueline Presley: Healthier Peanut Butter-Banana Ice Cream

Celebrate Cooking Together

Whether you are an ice cream lover, but can’t handle the lactose or you just want to cut fat and calories of your favorite sweet treat, I’ve got you. You can celebrate carving about 150 calories off your midnight snack if you make it my way.

Here’s what you need:

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Ingredients Smaller

Chop up your banana.

Chopped Bananas in Processor Smaller

Add it and a tablespoon of peanut butter (I used chunky.) to your food processor.

Peanut Butter Banana in Processor Smaller

You will process it for a bit. Keep going until you get this texture:

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Texture Smaller

Top with your favorites. I used chia seeds, but could also use sprinkles, peanuts, or chocolate chips.

It’s pretty delicious and it makes a great healthy after-school snack too!

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Hero Smaller

 

Jacqueline PresleyI am a work-at-home-mom of two little crazies: Katie (almost 7) and  Jackson (almost 5) and wife to Spencer for 12 years. I blog at CreativeOutpour and I am a Social Media Manager for Rockwell Global.

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Recipe Review {Foodie Friday}

Written by ARWB February 2012 Blogger of the Month, Gina Knuppenburg of Desperately Seeking {Gina}.

 

Perusing my collection of cookbooks you’d probably find it interesting seeing Disney’s Family Cookbook {link: http://www.amazon.com/Disneys-Family-Cookbook-Irresistible-Recipes/dp/078686382X } amongst all the other more grown-up cookbooks.  I bought it fifteen or sixteen years ago when I was a nanny.  I loved cooking and baking for my charges and this particular cookbook was fabulous for baking with kids.

It’s filled with simple, tasty recipes easy enough for kids to help with, whether it’s scooping flour, mixing batters, or even just licking the spoon.  The book is filled with large, colorful photographs, easy-to-read recipes, and comes spiral bound for easy maneuvering.  The outside cover is durable enough to stand up to sticky hands {as evidenced by my much used copy} and splatters wipe off easily.

 

 

One of my old favorite recipes to make with my two charges was PB & J Surprise Muffins {you can find the recipe here}. {<~~~link: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/peanut-butter-jelly-surprise-muffins-676593/ }

 

 

I remember making these multiple times and enjoying them every time.  With this batch, however, I received only mediocre results.  The muffins were better eaten immediately after baking, but seemed dry after  a few hours.  Reheating didn’t seem to help. Also, I would definitely recommend adding 2 teaspoons of jam instead of the as-written one teaspoon.

 

I was slightly disappointed that they just didn’t taste the way I remembered them!  So, I asked myself how I could make them better and this is what I heard:

 

“Self, what goes with peanut butter better than anything??”  And, I answered!  Chocolate.

 

 

I added five “chunks” of Nestle Tollhouse Chunks per muffin.  In retrospect, I could have added at least five more.

 

 

I liked the chocolate better, but sadly, they were still a tad too dry for my liking.  Any foodies out there have any suggestions how to improve this recipe?

You can learn more about Gina by reading her blog Desperately Seeking {Gina} or by checking out her Blogger of the Month Page.