Aug 6, 2020

Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (Breakfast Favorites)

Pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipes that are healthy, vegan and gluten-free are a perfect way to welcome fall!

I love pumpkin season (almost as much, possibly more, than Christmas. Oh my.) I mean, what is there not to love about beautiful fall colors, cooler crispy weather, and decadent savory pumpkin recipes?

Those tantalizing inviting scents of pumpkin desserts full of fall spices baking in the oven reminds me of the cozy comfy feels (like when you cuddle on the couch with your favorite blanket) that have been missing this year.

So here is hoping that this yummy round-up of healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipes is great way to celebrate fall this year - because we all need to catch our breath, bake and cuddle - this year, more than ever.

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1.  Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Image: Eating Bird Food

Healthy pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are low in sugar and calories, and are gluten-free. What more can we ask for in a yummy fall cookie recipe?

Get the recipe at Eating Bird Food

2. Gluten Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Image: Chelsey Amer Nutrition

Gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free chewy pumpkin cookies are made using ground flax seed instead of eggs. Add in pumpkin puree and dark chocolate chips for a food allergy friendly cookie recipe for fall everyone will love.

Get the recipe at Chelsey Amer Nutrition

3. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Image: The Pretty Bee

These gluten-free vegan pumpkin oatmeal cookies are a perfect excuse to have a cookies for breakfast. Yummy chewy and healthy, these cookies are chock full of nutritious ingredients like oats, pumpkin, flax seed and just a little sugar.

You can also use unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana instead of pumpkin in this cookie recipe if pumpkin is something you cannot have in your diet.

Get the recipe at The Pretty Bee

4. Soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies - Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Image: Mile High Mitts

Soft pumpkin oatmeal cookies with rolled oats and wonderful fall spices are delicious and full of healthy goodness. What is not to love about these cookies?

Get the recipe at Mile High Mitts

5. Paleo Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Image: The Big Man's World

So yes, these amazing soft pumpkin oatmeal cookies get my vote for eating cookies for breakfast, clearly. But these cookies are too delicious to just have for breakfast.

Seriously, these healthy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are delicious ANYTIME of day, Or night.

There are two ways to make these pumpkin cookies. One is a flourless version that is gluten free and vegan. The second is 100% grain free paleo, keto and low carb version.

Either way you go with this one bowl cookie recipe, the end result is incredible soft chewy decadent healthy pumpkin cookies to enjoy anytime.

Get the recipe at The Big Man's World

Jul 28, 2020

10 Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ideas - Irresistible Gooey Grilled Cheese Perfection

There are just some days where classic comfort food is required. Not just needed, mind you, but a serious essential food must-have for the day to end happily. ( We all know those kind of days, yea?)

What is more comforting than a decadent grilled cheese sandwich oozing with gooey melted cheese on crispy crusty bread? 

And indulging in a warm melty grilled cheese sandwich is not just for kids anymore. 

Nope, there are so many amazing recipes that take an already great grilled cheese sandwich to new levels of greatness and deliciousness with delicious simple ingredients added in to the sandwich.

We are talking serious gourmet grilled cheeses for grown ups only. For easy family dinner ideas though, I have a bunch of ideas for you!

1.  Pumpkin Grilled Cheese With Apples and Cheese

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If you are gathering delicious hearty recipes for Fall, you are gonna love this epic grilled cheese recipe. This savory grilled cheese sandwich is made with melted sharp cheddar cheese and yummy Fall foods like pumpkin and apples. 

Get the recipe at Melinda Strauss.

2. White Pizza Grilled Cheese


Okay, I will say upfront this drool worthy grilled cheese recipe with a twist may take an extra step or two to make. 

But it is worth the extra step because you get to learn how to make a fresh roasted garlic herb mascarpone spread to put on your decadent sandwich.

This gourmet grilled cheese sandwich is packed with fresh herbs and spices and cheeses (yep, that is plural cheeses, eek!!)

Get the recipe at How Sweet Eats.

3. Jalapeno Poppers Grilled Cheese 


This recipe just might be the ultimate gourmet grilled cheese sandwich for grown ups.

Jalapeno peppers, bacon and melted gooey cheese sandwiched in between slices of crusty bread - a true inspirational grilled cheese if ever there was one.

Get the recipe at We Are Not Martha.

4. Best Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Recipe/Image: Spend With Pennies

Simple grilled cheese sandwiches are the best comfort food for those days when we just need comfort. 

To make a quick and simple grilled cheese sandwich you'll need mayonnaise, your favorite bread, and cheese. 

If you want a true classic grilled cheese, try slices of American cheese. Otherwise, use whatever cheese you want or have at home.

Get the Recipe at: Spend With Pennies

5. Apple and Gouda Grilled Cheese


Who can resist this apple grilled cheese made with melted smoky Gouda cheese? Pair this warm apple cheese sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup and you might just have found your new favorite Fall meal.

Get the Recipe at Domestic Superhero.

6. Habanero Jack Grilled Cheese With Pears and Prosciutto


The star of this savory grilled cheese is spicy Habanero Jack cheese. Add in the delicate flavors of pears and the saltiness of the prosciutto cheese for a unique grilled cheese sandwich that is simply yummy and maybe a tad addicting!

Get the Recipe at Cooking With Books.

7. Pesto, Artichoke and Havarti Grilled Cheese


Havarti cheese is my husband's favorite, so I was pretty happy to come across this recipe. I have yet to try using Havarti cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich, buy this recipe has inspired to me make this grilled cheese ASAP.

Get the Recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod.

8. Spinach and Tomato Grilled Cheese Pitas


I love this twist on classic grilled cheese on bread! Fresh spinach, tomatoes and gooey melted cheese on  pitas with grilled crustiness sounds delicious. 

Get the Recipe at Peas and Crayons.

9. Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Cranberry Mustard


A decadently delicious turkey grilled cheese sandwich with brie cheese is the ultimate recipe for left over Thanksgiving turkey. Add in cranberry mustard and you will love the day after Thanksgiving more than ever!

Get the Recipe at Feasting At Home.

10. Portobello, Gouda & Kale Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich 


I admit, I am not so much a fan of mushrooms. I know. However, this amazing grilled cheese sandwich made with Portobello mushrooms, kale pesto and gouda cheese looks so good, I thought I should share this recipe for everyone who loves a great grilled cheese and mushrooms.

Get the Recipe at Heather Christo

Jul 16, 2020

5 Easy Homemade Dog Treats To Make Your Dog This Halloween

What better way to celebrate Halloween with your dog than baking up special Halloween treats just for him?

Homemade orange gummy treats for dogs to make this Halloween

There is something about Fall that always makes it a special time of year. Maybe it's the stunningly gorgeous colors of fall leaves, the yummy pumpkin spice that seems to fill the air, and just the fun excitement of Halloween approaching. 

Kids are more ready than ever to have some fun (and candy ) this year. 

I myself am itching to decorate our house for fall and Halloween. 

And we will be baking lots of cute Halloween cupcakes for the kids, and other yummy spooky treats too. 

If ever there was a Halloween where we all needed extra treats, it is this Halloween. 

Including our furry family members. What better way to celebrate Halloween with your dog than making them their very own special dog treats for Halloween as well? 

(well, aside getting them them their own dog costumes, of course.) 

It is has been a rough year for our furry family members too, after all.

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1. Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Mummy Bones 

How cute do these mummy bones look? And if you ask your sweet furry best friend, I am sure he would tell you they taste even better than they look!

That's because these peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats are favorite Halloween snacks for pups everywhere! 

2. Frosty Pumpkin Dog Treats

If your dog has itchy dry skin in the Fall, then try making this healthy pumpkin dog treat recipe.

These fall-inspired dog treats are made with healthy ingredients for dogs like pumpkin, salmon oil and Kefir that can naturally soothe your dog's itchy skin.

Get This Recipe Here

3. Two-Ingredient Dog Treats Recipe

This may be one of the best quick easy dog treats recipe ever. 

These frozen pumpkin dog treats are made with yogurt and pumpkin puree. 

Make sure you buy or make homemade pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filler, which has too much sugar for dogs.  Here's an easy recipe for how to make pumpkin puree for your dog.

(are you checking your refrigerator and pantry now? )

4. Frozen Blueberry Halloween Treats For Dogs

Make these easy quick 2-ingredient frozen treats for your dog with blueberries and Greek yogurt.

And yep, dogs can eat blueberries. They are safe and actually a very healthy treat for dogs. 

Since the blueberries and yogurt are blended together like a smoothie in this recipe, you also do not have to worry about small dogs choking on the blueberries.

You'll will need a cute skull shaped ice tray to make these treats look like skulls.

You can get a set like this one on Amazon for around $10.00 

Of course, you can make this yummy cool treat for your pup using regular ice cube trays as well. They just won't look like skulls ( thinking your furry best friend won't really care though.)

5. Apple Crunch Pupcakes

Your pup is going to love you even more when you make him his own easy homemade pupcakes.

These easy and quick to make dog treats are made with apples, applesauce, whole wheat flour (which you can substitute with coconut flour, rice flour or corn flour ) eggs, honey and vanilla extract.

Once you have all the ingredients mixed together, you simply spoon mix into muffin tins and bake.

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