Cream Puff Chocolate eclair Cake

Lately I can’t get enough sugar; it is all I crave. I was exploring the internet in search of the best sugary recipes when I found this awesome one from Amanda’s Cookin’. It is a winner! Cream puff + eclair + cake = WOW! Sometimes bigger is better.

This is like one giant delicious eclair. How have I missed this recipe my whole life?! Check out this great tutorial, great pictures, and a great all around idea.

Grab the recipe here… Amanda’s Cookin’ – Cream Puff Chocolate eclair Cake

Additional Resources: Looking for more cream puff cake recipes?
Don’t miss this one by Cast Sugar and also this post by All Recipes.

The Best 20 Mug Cake Recipes

Let them eat cake! Marie Antoinette had it right, cake it the best. Sure, that’s not really what she meant but it doesn’t change the fact that cake is delicious! Mug cakes are the best of all; they are speedy to make, single serve, and awesome for portion control. These look so yummy!

The double lemon sounds refreshing and zesty and I think I’ll try it first. The raspberry sour cream, cinnamon roll, chocolate lava, caramel apple, and all the rest of them are to die for and need to be made asap. This really is a the “best of” list!

See all 20 recipes here… DIY Candy – 20 Mug Cake Recipes: The “Best Of” List

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Chocolate Cinnamon Mug Cake

My favorite from the roundup that I most definitely want to try is the chocolate and cinnamon recipe by A Zezty Bite. That combo sounds just perfect on these cooling fall days!

Additional Resources: Looking for more mug cake recipes?
Don’t miss the roundup by Daily Burn and also this post by Table For Two.

21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

I can’t get enough of slow cooker roundups. My crockpot is one of my besties! Crock pots and budgets go hand in hand and for most meals you end up with so many delicious leftovers. #3 is making me famished! The apple cider chicken sandwiches look mighty fine too. Prepare to get your taste buds blown with these 21 recipes!

Find them all here…

BuzzFeed – 21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

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16 Genius Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray

I got a new fridge last year and it is pretty snobby; it’s too good for those old ice cube trays, what with a new ice maker. The trays have been gathering dust but now they can be put to good use! #7?! Peanut Butter Cups??? WOWZA! And individual cubed sauces, herbs, and cooking ingredients are all fabulous ideas that I will use over and over again! I can’t wait to try them all.

Continue HERE to see all 16…

Diply – 16 Genius Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray

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 Lunch Made Easy: Healthy Work Lunches For Mom (Or Dad)

Monthly income – (the cost of lunch x 7 days a week)(4 weeks)) = not a good way to spend your hard earned paycheck. (Aren’t my math skills the best?! I’m pretty proud of my algebraic equation too.) Lunches can be tough for the worker bee and I agree with Keeley McGuire that it’s all in the planning. I’ve hardly seen a blog with so many delicious recipes in one place. What a terrific roundup and full of such wonderful ideas!

Check it out here…

Keeley McGuire – Lunch Made Easy: Healthy Work Lunches For Mom (Or Dad)

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 Watermelon Jam

Watermelon isn’t really the first fruit that comes to mind when I think about preserving but maybe it should be. This jam looks delicious! Canned Time has an easy recipe that everyone should try. Lately I’ve been dying to try some canning and I think I’ll give this a go.

Get the recipe and tutorial here…

Canned Time – Watermelon Jam

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50 Fall Projects You Will Love

I cannot possibly tell you how much I love fall; it is my favorite season and words can’t do it justice. The weather, the recipes, the crafts…they’re all so wonderful! The people of Tried & True feel the same and have come up with the best collection of fall DIYs ever. I am so happy that the blustery season is upon us!

Here’s the link to Tried & True’s full article: Tried & True: 50 Fall Projects You Will Love

Do you feel that? The sigh of relief is happening almost everywhere where the leaves are slowly changing and the air is just a little bit more crisp. There is a promise of hot cocoa, delicious pumpkin flavored everything and cozy times with your family. This is when you know that fall is here, and with it comes all of the exciting fall craft ideas that will give you a new chance to enjoy your favorite season.

These days, since do it yourself projects are all the rage, if you haven’t already tried a DIY project, then here is your chance to begin! They are exciting, and satisfying to work on, because you can enjoy the end result and know that you did it yourself. At the beginning of any project there might be a feeling of anxiety, a doubt in yourself, but there is also a brilliant excitement that just zings through your chest at the thought of making something beautiful.

Fall Treats

You can make the scrumptious fall treats that you long to buy at the special trade stores during fall months. Here are a list of amazing treats that you can try your own hand at making for the whole family to enjoy.

-Cinnamon Sugared Biscuit Donuts
-These are simple and easy to make. The best type of treat to make with your little ones.
-Dutch Apple Pie-Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Fall’s Hot Beverages

When you think of being warm and cozy, one of the best ways to prepare is to make the kinds of hot beverage that everyone loves. Here are a few examples that will make anyone happy to be your guest.

-Starbucks Inspired Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte – an all time favorite for many people who are crazy about pumpkin.
-Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
-Spiced Apple Cider

Fall Crafts

Spice Up Your House!There are a lot of fall craft ideas that you can use throughout the whole year, but they can be especially cute during the fall months.

-Autumn DIY Chalkboard Art – this kind of art can be utilized all year, but it works especially well for the cute sayings about fall.
-Acorn Bird Feeder
-Fall Leaf Art

No matter what kind of do it yourself projects that you decide to work on it is always a good idea to include your family members. This is a great way to maintain your closeness through the whole year, because fall is also the time that children go back to school. During these back to school months your family can so easily start to drift apart, because everyone is so busy with the new things in their life. Use these fall craft ideas to draw the individuals in your family close. Everyone will really enjoy the delicious treats and the craft time together.

If you are someone that has always been a little bit apprehensive about working on crafts, then this is your chance to kick that habit in the mud! If you love the idea of making your own goodies to share by the fire, your own crafts to hang on the porch or in your foyer, then take a look at these ideas and create one of your very own. You do not have to buy the expensive crafts at your local shop any longer. Allow yourself to create the perfect decorations that will fill your home with joy and happiness!

Additional Resources: Looking for more fall craft ideas?
Don’t miss this article by Activity Village and also this one from All Kids Craft Network.