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Deconstructed Candy Apples

If you are like me, I’m sure your calendar is filling up with lots of spooky opportunities to celebrate Halloween. (And by celebrate, I mean stuff your face with candy and other tasty treats.) After all, ghouls just wanna have fun right?!

Here’s a quick, easy, and relatively cheap idea for witches on the fly. No toad toenails, warlock hairs, or bug eyes needed.

Deconstructed Candy Apples

What you need:

– Sliced apples (pay a little more like I did and you can buy them already sliced!)

– Caramel sauce

– Mini chocolate chips

– Candy Corn

– Mini-marshmallows

– Fun Halloween themed sprinkles

What you do:

Set all the ingrediants out in bowls, or on a fancy serving platter, or on a vampire’s casket and let guests concoct their own creation!

It’s as easy (and as yummy!) as that!

KEEP CALM & EAT HEALTHY THINGS…LIKE caramel drizzled, chocolate sprinkled, marshmallow topped APPLES!

P.S. – In case you are wondering where the “Deconstructed” part in “Deconstructed Candy Apples” comes from…it’s my fancy tv cookin’ show schoolin’ coming out. Basically you take something that everyone is familiar with (like candy apples) and break it down into the different components, which can then be constructed in a new way. Oh yeah. Feelin’ pretty proud of myself for pullin’ that one out! 😉

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Kitchen Diaries: Chicken Caesar Salad Pockets

I’ve just gotta say it.

HEB is revolutionizing my “kitchen experiments.” (aka – dinner)

In addition to so many fresh and tasty fruits and veggies, the quality of the meat is sooo much better, as are the options. I cooked tilapia this week people. Tilapia! Then last night we had these really delicious turkey meatballs with our spaghetti.

I’d still prefer to not have to cook at all, but as it stands…it’s not so bad when you’ve got variety in your recipe box (or binder, in my case) and great ingrediants. Now if only we could get an HEB closer than 45 minutes away…

Today’s “Kitchen Diaries” recipe is relatively quick, easy, and very tasty. (And also not very original…but cut me some slack, I’m a work in progress where the kitchen is involved!)

Chicken Caesar Salad Pockets

What you need…to feed 4

*2 large chicken breasts

*Italian bread crumbs (my new favorite thing to cook with…I add them to almost everything!)

*head of romaine lettuce

*couple of handfuls of shredded mozzerella cheese (like my math there? *wink*)

*chopped green onions

*caesar salad dressing (I used Newman’s Own…contemplated making my own, but that only lasted all of 5 seconds)

*pita pocket bread (so yummy…and fun!)

What to do…

1) Boil & shred chicken breasts

2) Toss shredded chicken with italian bread crumbs

3) Chop up romaine lettuce & green onions, toss with shredded mozzerella cheese

4) Add the shredded chicken to the salad mix

5) Add caesar salad dressing to the mix

6) Stuff in a pita pocket & enjoy!

I served ours with cottage cheese for Chris and greek yogurt with blackberries for me. Not a big fan of the greek yogurt, I gotta admit…but maybe it will grow on me. This was a fresh and light meal that was still very filling.

Now, what should I have for dinner tonight?!


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