Pumpkin Spice Krispies

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DSC_0683DSC_0631Pumpkin spice lattes schmattes….

I came across these pumpkin flavored marshmallows in the store and could only think of one thing to make, pumpkin spice krispies! I made two versions and found the pumpkin marshmallows alone didn’t taste like Fall enough for me and decided to add pumpkin pie spice and my all time favorite, cinnamon! I also attempted to free hand the krispies into a pumpkin shape, so excuse the imperfections. DSC_0734*This recipe could easily be made vegan by substituting the butter for vegan butter. Also, I’ve only seen these pumpkin flavored marshmallows at Sprout’s markets so if you don’t find them, I think they would taste just as amazing with regular marshmallows. In case you’re wondering, Kraft marshmallows are NOT vegan, but the Trader Joe’s marshmallows are and I swear on my life that you could not tell the difference between the two brands. AND no, I’m not vegan, I just like being aware of what I can share and enjoy with vegan friends.

DSC_0657Rice krispies are so quick and easy to make and I doubt you need step by step directions (they come on the cereal box), but I made a few tweaks to these bad boys.

On low heat melt the butter, then add the marshmallows, and pumpkin pie spice.PSK 1Stir the marshmallows to assess the distribution of heat and make sure they’re melting evenly and then add the rice cereal and turn off the heat. STIR, STIR, STIR.PSLK IIIn a parchment lined (not wax paper!) pan, you can either pack in the cereal tight or loose. OR you can gently pack it. Don’t forget to top with cinnamon!DSC_0680As far as shaping, I used part of a mason jar lid as a cookie cutter and pressed it into the tightly packed krispies and then cut out small triangles to attempt to resemble a pumpkin. Or if you’re feeling lazy, it is much easier to use the lid to guide your knife to cut the krispies in circle shapes and leave it at that.DSC_0621DSC_0625And there you have it! Easy and quick fall treats! Enjoy!DSC_0733DSC_0634

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons butter

1 bag (10oz) of pumpkin marshmallows

2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice

6 Cups rice cereal

Dash of Cinnamon

Directions:

Line 12” x 8” pan with parchment paper. On low heat melt butter, add marshmallows, and pumpkin pie spice. Once marshmallows have melted, add rice cereal and stir to mix well. Gently pack the rice krispies into the pan and top with a dash of cinnamon. You can now either use a cookie cutter to make a shape of a pumpkin or cut them any way your fall-inspired heart desires!

 

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Millionaire Next Door

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I just finished the book The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko. It talked about people who have a high income and appear rich but really have no wealth (that is, net worth). Using examples of unassuming, real millionaires, it discussed how practicing good old fashioned thrift and smart investing, along with penny-wise habits can build your net worth and thus, build real, true wealth. It’s fun to live in a flashy city with beautiful buildings (like this door) and gorgeous views; this book was a good reminder not to get caught up in it all.

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First fall flatlay.

BCBG Marled Turtleneck via Le Tote | Flea Market Flare Denim via Madewell  | Toe-show Boots via Target

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Chicken Lime Soup

It’s soup season! All month long, we want to bring you our favorite soups. I’ve been craving two things lately, fresh lime and soup. So when I came across this recipe I was ecstatic that the universe answered my stomach’s prayers. The 10 minute prep time and hour simmer time (you don’t have to watch the pot!) means easy prep, easy cleanup, and a rich delicious tasting soup. I hope you enjoy…

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The combination of onions, garlic, and jalapeño, makes the perfect base while the flavors from the bone in chicken will provide the greatest depth of flavor to the broth. I use the grill pack of chicken where the meat comes pre-cut in pieces. And you will need a bigger pot for this recipe as it does use a whole chicken. Keep reading for the recipe…

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8 Stunning Bathrooms

Because I’m obsessed with Flip or Flop, I have dreams of buying a crappy house, doing a full gut, and making my house beautiful. Dreams….that’s what these bathrooms are! Clean white, modern wood, brass, some dark navy blues, marble, honeycomb, detached bathtub, wall mount toilet, a hint of color here or there. 😍😍😍😍😍 Do you dream about bathrooms too?? I hope these inspire you… Happy weekend XO.

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