s’mores bar + free printable {inspired by Glade® Fall scents}

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s'mores ideas

Fall, for some reason, is always busy for our family. Not so much with responsibilities or things that need to be done (though, there are always some of those), but more with cookouts, get-togethers with other families, Fall sports, etc. In short, fall is fun, and, for these reasons, is probably my favorite season.

s'mores bar

When Glade debuted their new Limited Edition Scents Pumpkin Pit Stop™ and Hit the Road™, I couldn’t wait to try them out. It’s well-known about me that I love candles, and seasonal fragrances are always at the top of my list.

glade fall

glade fall

If I could tell you just one thing about Pumpkin Pit Stop™, it would be this: the moment I experienced it, all of my favorite fall memories came to mind. The scent helped evoke memories of bonfires, cozy sweaters, apple-picking, and all the other wonderful memories I associate with this time of year. The new Glade® Limited Edition Fall Collection scents inspire something else as well…


This s’mores bar was inspired by Glade® fall scents, and, to me, is the epitome of all that I love about fall.

s'mores bar

s'mores bar

I wanted to add a touch of fall color, so I created the garlands and used the eraser end of a pencil to stamp craft paint around the edges of paper plates. I set out a variety of s’mores toppings, including milk chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter filled cups, filled chocolates, and both plain and coconut marshmallows.

s'mores bar

s'mores party

I even created this fun printable for you all to use for your own s’mores get together. Click to download the “let’s roast mallows & party s’more” printable file.

I found the new Glade® Limited Edition Fall Collection scents at Kroger; next time you’re there, be sure to check them out (though I promise it’ll be hard not to throw a couple in your cart)!

glade kroger

And here’s the finished product…


s'mores bar

Time with friends and a yummy treat is what this season is all about.

What is YOUR favorite way to celebrate fall?


red velvet cake mix cookies {a recipe}

easy cookies

A couple of years ago, I shared a recipe for easy cake mix cookies. I created a classic peanut butter and chocolate combo, and, just recently, wanted to make cookies for a friend who just moved, I decided to try these again with a different flavor combination…

cake mix

The beauty of cake mix cookies is their simplicity. You just need a box of cake mix, a bag of chips, 2 eggs, and 1/2 c. vegetable oil…

cake mix cookies

I used red velvet mix and white chocolate chips, but the combinations, as you can imagine, are endless!

Combine the cake mix, oil, and two eggs in a bowl. Fold in the chips.

cake mix

Drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.

cake mix

cake mix cookies

So ridiculously easy (and delicious, too).

Thanks for reading!


eating smarter with eat smart + garlic cheddar biscuits {a recipe}

eat smart salads 1

When schedules get busy, it’s always nice to have a few fool-proof, easy-to-throw-together meals that we can turn to. And when that meal includes these easy cheddar drop biscuits, it’s even nicer.

drop biscuits

Before we get to the biscuit recipe, though, let’s talk about the salad that inspired them.

eat smart salads 2

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Eat Smart products, and we really love salads around here-they’re easy, good-for-you and a great lighter meal. This Beets & Greens salad, though, takes things up a notch. Like all Eat Smart Vegetable Salad Kits, it combines six or more superfoods and is perfect for those wanting a sophisticated, convenient and healthy salad option.

eat smart

After combining all the ingredients, I added the white wine vinaigrette dressing, and tossed together.

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And here it is, ready to eat…

eat smart

Eat Smart has a great variety of salad options, you’d be hard-pressed not to find one (or seven) that you love…

eat smart

Now, let’s talk biscuits. I think drop-biscuits are the greatest invention ever. We love biscuits around here, but hardly ever have time for the rolling and cutting that traditional biscuits call for.

biscuit recipe

These drop biscuits only need a few ingredients…

garlic cheddar biscuits
2 cups all-purpose
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
¾ cup cold milk

For the butter topping:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

In a mixing bowl mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder until combined.

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Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture is crumbly. Mix in cheese. Mix in cold milk just until combined.

garlic cheddar biscuits

Drop biscuits (this recipe makes about 12) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Mix together 3 tablespoons melted butter, ½ teaspoon garlic, and ⅛ teaspoon salt in small bowl then brush lightly on top of each biscuit, reserving rest of mixture for later.

cheddar garlic biscuits

Bake biscuits at 425 degrees F for about 12-15 minutes or until browned on bottom. Remove from oven and while still hot, brush more melted butter mixture on top.

cheddar garlic biscuits

recipe adapted from snappy gourmet

I’d love to know-what are your go-to meals for busy nights?

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