SIMPLE SUPPER TUESDAY LINKY PARTY #33

I can’t believe Halloween is this week! We are decorating and getting ready for all of our cute trick or treaters! It is one of my favorite holidays of the year. We get about 200 kids at our door and I love to see all of their wonderful costumes. We have a bowl with a hand that moves down when you place your hand in the candy bowl and it says trick or treat! The small kids love it!

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 Halloween Cookies | Walking on Sunshine

. Crockpot Taco Soup | Tampa Cake Girl

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The perfect Fall cocktail! A Caramel Apple Candy Corn Martini

 Jack O Lantern Stuffed Peppers from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

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 Classic Vanilla Bundt Cake with a Salted Caramel Drizzle from Living the Gourmet

Living the Gourmet: Classic Vanilla Bundt Cake with a Salted Caramel Drizzle

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APPLE CAKE



This is such an easy recipe that everyone loves! It is a very moist cake! The longest part of the prep is peeling and chopping up two apples! I added an apple cider glaze, what a hit this cake was, it disappeared so quickly and everyone wanted the recipe!

 

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APPLE CAKE

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

Ingredients

  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, diced fine
  • Apple Cider Glaze
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions for a 10 inch tube pan.
  3. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla extract, then fold in the chopped apples.
  4. Pour batter into a greased pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  6. In a bowl, combine apple cider and powdered sugar, drizzle over cooled cake.
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Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn Balls



We are a braces- free family! I haven’t made any caramel, popcorn treats because someone in our family couldn’t eat them, they would be a braces nightmare! But those days are behind us and chewy sticky treats are here!

 

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These Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn Balls are an easy treat to make and they got rave reviews from my testers! I sent them to school and work and everyone loved them!

Pop some popcorn and add melted caramel!

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Stir caramel and popcorn with a spoon until all of the popcorn is coated with caramel. That caramel is hot! Don’t touch it with your fingers and taste it like I did, third degree tongue burn!

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After a couple minutes, make some popcorn balls. Coat hands with Pam Cooking spray or butter and grab some caramel popcorn, shape with hands to make a ball. This recipe makes ten popcorn balls.

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Place a candy stick in each popcorn ball. makes it easier to dip in chocolate.

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Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish, roll popcorn balls in chocolate.

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Decorate with festive sprinkles! It’s Halloween now soon I decorated with black and orange, but you can switch up the colors for any holiday!

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I used Chocolate Cookie Icing to make the decorative loops. We had a great time decorating these delicious popcorn balls and couldn’t wait to eat them!

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Make them for your Halloween Party!

Chocolate Covered Caramel Popcorn Balls

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 10 Popcorn Balls

Serving Size: 1 Popcorn Ball

Ingredients

  • 14 cups popped plain popcorn, 1 cup un-popped popcorn
  • 1 (14 oz.) package Caramel Candies, unwrapped
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 10 lollipop sticks
  • 1 (12 oz.) package semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Orange and Black sprinkles for decorations
  • Black Cookie Icing

Instructions

  1. Pop the popcorn.
  2. Place the popped popcorn in a large bowl. Take out kernels. Set aside.
  3. Put the unwrapped caramels and butter in a medium-sized saucepan; cook over medium-low heat and stir until melted and smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and pour over popcorn.
  5. Mix until all the popcorn is well coated. Let stand for a couple of minutes to cool.
  6. Place chocolate chips in a microwave bowl, heat for 30 second intervals, stir, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  7. Grease your hands with Pam Cooking Spray shape the popcorn into the size of a ball.
  8. Stick a lollipop stick in each popcorn ball and dip each popcorn ball into melted chocolate, then roll in sprinkles.
  9. Place on waxed paper until chocolate is set.
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SIMPLE SUPPER TUESDAY LINKY PARTY #32

It has felt like Summer all week! Hubs is still swimming everyday in the bay! But today the temps dropped to 50 with high winds, bye bye Summer, hello soup weather! I am really craving mulled apple cider and hot cocoa with loads of marshmallows!

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

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Last week’s features:

 Stuffed Bell Peppers – Living The Gourmet

Living the Gourmet: Stuffed Peppers

 Meaty Lasagna Bolognese FROM SUMPTUOUS SPOONFULS

Meaty Lasagna Bolognese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lasagna #recipe

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 Pumpkin Cheesecake in the Slow Cooker FROM HOMEMAKING HACKS

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UNSTUFFED PEPPER SOUP

It is fall and I want Soup!

There is just something about it, when the weather turns cooler, a big bowl of comforting soup sitting by the fireplace is the best way to be!

I have been harvesting vegetables from my garden and my peppers were ready to be picked, they didn’t get too big, but they were sweet and delicious. Lots of cherry tomatoes and Roma tomatoes makes this soup perfect! I always have extra cooked rice in the refrigerator and used the Brown rice that we had. Use any kind of rice you like. I also had 2 large containers of chicken broth in the freezer, so this soup was a cinch to put together.

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UNSTUFFED PEPPER SOUP

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 3 quarts

Serving Size: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 6 small peppers or 3 large peppers, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 containers chicken stock
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Bavarian Seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Saute onion, celery, pepper in a Soup Pot with a Tbsp Olive Oil for 2-3 minutes, over medium heat.
  2. Add ground beef, brown, drain fat.
  3. Add broth, tomatoes and rice, cook until tomatoes are soft, over medium heat.
  4. Add Bavarian Seasoning.
  5. Simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Add salt and Pepper to taste.
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SLOW COOKER POT ROAST

Hubs just loves pot roast. If we are at a restaurant and it is on the menu, he will order it.

I always thought it was so complicated to make and would be dried out. This recipe is far from being complicated and the meat is moist and tender.

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The great thing is you can use your slow cooker and set it and forget it. Just wait until your family walks through the door, your house smells so great!

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For this recipe you don’t want a very expensive cut of meat, let your slow cooker do all the work. Cooking it slowly breaks down the meat and makes it fall apart and juicy. I chose a Chuck Roast, it was on sale. But you can choose your favorite cut of meat.

 

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Add veggies in the last 1 1/2 hours of cooking the pot roast. Serve over mashed potatoes.

 

SLOW COOKER POT ROAST

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 hours

Total Time: 10 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Serving Size: 2 slices

Ingredients

  • 3 pound Chuck Roast
  • 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Place beef pot roast in slow cooker and sprinkle with Lipton onion soup mix and garlic.Pour water over pot roast. Cook on low 8 to 10 hrs or until tender. Add carrots and celery during the last 1 1/2 hours. Take out pot roast and veggies, serve on platter. Reserve juices.
  2. For Gravy:
  3. In a small saucepan, add two tablespoons butter, melt, add 1 tbsp flour, stir until golden brown. add juices from roast, stir until thick. Pour over pot roast. Serve hot.
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CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

This was the birthday request from the birthday girl! Chocolate cake with Chocolate frosting. I decided that a Devil’s Food Cake with a Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting would be the perfect amount of chocolate-ness for the chocolate lovers in my home! This is a rich chocolate cake, that will end your chocolate cravings!

 

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CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 8-10

Serving Size: 1 slice

Ingredients

  • For the cake
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
  • 3 3/4 cups + 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. For the Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350* F..
  3. Butter and lightly flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  4. Put cocoa, 3 Tbsp sugar, and 3 Tbsp water in small pan and cook over low heat until smooth and blended.
  5. Remove from heat,and stir in mil, set aside.
  6. Cream butter, add vanilla and 1/2 cup of sugar.
  7. Beat until light.
  8. Beat in egg yolks, and then add cocoa mixture, beating well.
  9. Mix flour, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda together, add to first mixture, and blend until smooth. Beat the egg whites separately until they are foamy, slowly add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, continue to beat until the whites are stiff but not dry.
  10. Fold the whites into the batter.
  11. Spread in pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, test with a toothpick until it comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before turning out on racks.
  13. Cool completely before frosting
  14. For The Frosting:
  15. In a the bowl of an electric stand mixer, fitted with whisk attachment (paddle attachment works too. Whip butter on moderately high speed until very pale and fluffy (nearly white in color), about 6 - 8 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl.
  16. Sift in cocoa powder then add in powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp milk and vanilla and mix on low speed until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed and adding up to 1 tbsp additional milk to thin if desired.
  17. Increase mixer to medium-high speed and whip mixture until pale and very fluffy about 4 - 5 minutes, occasionally scraping down sides of the bowl.
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