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New Mexico Cheesesteak Sandwiches

New Mexico Cheesesteak Sandwiches This post was sponsored by Cacique cheese and Latina Bloggers Connect but, as always, the recipe and opinions contained in the post are entirely my own. You know how Philadelphia has their Philly Cheesesteaks? I've tried them once when visiting Philadelphia about 6 years ago, and I immediately fell in love! It actually wasn't even from the infamous Pat or Geno's-- some of the locals that I asked told me that they prefer other places. So we ended up at  Sonny's Cheesesteaks . Yum!! We enjoyed them so much, we actually had them for lunch and dinner on the same day.  I cannot wait until I can return and have them again! Because I won't be having Philly Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia any time soon, I decided to make a New Mexican version that's reflective of my home state-- complete with fire roasted green chile and a wonderful and buttery Hispanic cheese! So, yeah, this recipe isn't an authentic Philly, but it's

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches Welcome to the final day of Pumpkin Week! I hope that you have all enjoyed all of the wonderful pumpkin recipes that I've shared with you this week, and I hope that you give some or all of the recipes a try! If you missed any of the days, here is a quick round-up of recipes that we had this week: Pumpkin Pie and Nutella Brownies :  Pumpkin Poke Cake : Cinnamon Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie "Frosting": Tres Leches Pumpkin Flan : Pumpkin Granola :  Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfaits : Now, for our final recipe of Pumpkin Week-- Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches! This is a very special recipe because it's like three recipes in one! This is another one of my favorite recipes and I look forward to making these ice cream sandwiches each year. I actually made these ice cream sandwiches for our Thanksgiving celebrations last year! Everyone loved these treats. I decided to assemble the

Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfaits

Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfait It's Day Six of Pumpkin Week! Tomorrow is our last day of all things pumpkin! Today we're having Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfaits. Remember that beautiful pumpkin granola that I featured yesterday? Well, today we're using some of that granola to make these lovely pumpkin parfaits! These parfaits are absolutely beautiful. I love the orange color with the little specks of chia seeds and all of the colors of the granola on top. The Greek yogurt adds a nice tanginess to the pumpkin and the pumpkin spice rounds out the flavors nicely. If you do not have pumpkin butter or maple syrup, add honey or any other types of sweetener that you have on hand. And if you don't have chia seeds, feel free to leave them out. And if you find the texture a little too thick for your tastes, add some almond milk or other liquid to thin it out a little bit. Use whatever granola that you have on hand, but I do have to say that the pumpkin granola I

Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola Welcome to Day 5 of Pumpkin Week! We're winding down Pumpkin Week and I know that I've been throwing a lot of dessert at you, but in the best kind of way! Today and tomorrow we are going to take a little bit of a break from desserts and have a little more of a healthy treat! This weekend I made a huge batch on Pumpkin Granola so that we can have them as part of our breakfasts or for our snacks. Usually when Joe and I get home, we munch on chips or any other goodies to hold us over before dinner. Funny how I never used to do that before I moved in! Or bought chips. Hmm. Anyway, we've been snacking on this granola all week and it is a healthier alternative to greasy chips or other store-bought processed food. The granola is a very easy recipe, so don't get turned away by all the ingredients! The recipe is also highly adaptable so you can add in or change the mix-ins in whichever way you'd like. I stayed true to much of Averie's recipe, bu

Tres Leches Pumpkin Flan

Tres Leches Pumpkin Flan Welcome to Day 4 of Pumpkin Week! We're a little more than halfway through Pumpkin Week, and I hope that you are enjoying all of the pumpkin recipes that I've shared with you so far! For today, I've chosen another unique recipe for you to try. If you like pumpkin, tres leches, and flan, then this is the perfect recipe for you to try. This dessert is beautiful and will make anyone you share it with feel special! This recipe is originally from Muy Bueno , a wonderful website and cookbook! The ladies of Muy Bueno share traditional as well as innovative Hispanic dishes. If you want to learn how to cook Hispanic cuisine, this is a great resource. I found this recipe a long time ago and have been waiting for the perfect time to make this recipe. All of the flavors in the flan are very subtle, yet complement each other very well. The recipe is fairly easy to make, though it does take a long time to cool and set. So if you make this recipe, make s

Cinnamon Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie "Frosting"

Cinnamon Cupcakes with Pumpkin Pie "Frosting" It's Day 3 of Pumpkin Week and here is another fun pumpkin recipe for you all to try! I made these cupcakes for Thanksgiving last year and they were so fun to make and share with everyone. These cupcakes are unique in that it's a cinnamon cake batter poured onto a graham cracker crust... and pumpkin pie is used for the frosting! Yes, real pumpkin pie (sans crust) is used for the frosting!! This recipe is very easy to make, though it does take some time to prepare. There are four different steps to making these cupcakes. First, you have to prepare the pumpkin pie so that it's baked and cooled before you make the cupcakes. Because the cupcakes have a graham cracker crust, you have to prepare and pre-bake the crust before you fill with the cake batter. Then you have to prepare and bake the cupcakes, and lastly, frost the cupcakes with the pumpkin pie! But, trust me, the final product and everyone's reactions (