Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Steamer

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When it comes to pumpkin drinks, I’m hooked. Lattes, mochas, chais. . .I like them all with pumpkin! I am kind of picky about a couple of things with my pumpkin drinks though. I really like the pumpkin drinks to actually have pumpkin in them, not just pumpkin spices (though I’ll drink them with just pumpkin spices!). My other request? Whenever possible, I like to have my pumpkin drinks made with almond milk. Silk makes it easy for me to make my drinks extra creamy and delicious with their Vanilla Almondmilk.

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I’ve been a fan of Silk’s Vanilla Almondmilk for quite awhile. Since I can’t drink much milk without getting sick, I turned to Silk because I had to. Come to find out, it wasn’t a bad thing! And now, I prefer the flavor over that of cow’s milk. It tastes great plain, on cereal, or in warm drinks like this dairy free pumpkin pie steamer. My husband, however, still wasn’t convinced that he should give it a try. Since my husband doesn’t like coffee, I knew that it would be impossible to get him to try Silk Almondmilk if there was coffee involved. So, the next time I was in the mood for a pumpkin latte, I decided to skip the coffee and make a pumpkin pie steamer instead.

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I knew my husband liked a pumpkin chai, so I knew he would try this steamer. The perfect way for him to try Silk Vanilla Almondmilk! The result? He liked it! I mean, how could you resist a warm, creamy, pumpkin-y drink?! The vanilla almondmilk adds a sweet, creamy addition to our new favorite fall drink. Pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and honey with a hint of brown sugar combine to create the flavor of pumpkin pie in a warm, comforting drink.

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For an extra-indulgent drink, pipe on your favorite non-dairy whipped topping. Sprinkle with graham crackers and more cinnamon. Enjoy!

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Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Steamer
Serves: 2-4
  • 4 C Silk Vanilla Almondmilk
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ – ⅓ C pure maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ C brown sugar, or you can use all maple syrup/honey
  • ¼ C pumpkin puree
  • 1 crushed graham cracker, for garnish
  • non-dairy whipped topping, optional
  1. In a small saucepan, stir together almondmilk, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, maple syrup, and brown sugar until combined. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Remove from heat, pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a heat-safe container. Stir in pumpkin until combined.
  3. Pour into 2-4 (depending on size) mugs. Top with dairy-free whipped topping, optional. Sprinkle with crushed graham cracker.

 Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Steamer Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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Do granola bars disappear way too quickly at your house? They sure do around here! They are just so convenient for breakfast, snack, quick lunch, etc. Since we go through so many, I try to make homemade granola bars on a regular basis. Though I like to mix flavors up, I usually end up making the same flavor. I thought I had a favorite, dark chocolate cherry almond, but they have been surpassed. These double dark chocolate peanut butter granola bars are just so good!

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You really can’t go wrong combining dark chocolate and peanut butter. I’ve packed in as much dark chocolate as possible with these granola bars. Dark chocolate baking cocoa and dark chocolate chips give these granola bars a rich chocolate flavor that can satisfy even the strongest chocolate craving! They taste too good to be thought of as healthy. But, they actually aren’t bad!

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Peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil help bind the ingredients together and provide protein, sweetness, and good fats. And, of course, I’ve added my usual oat bran and flaxseed to boost the nutritional value without affecting flavor and texture. The result is a chewy, chocolaty no-bake granola bar that will soon become your favorite, too!

5.0 from 3 reviews

Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Serves: 12
  • 2¼ C quick oats
  • ¼ C wheat or oat bran
  • ¼ C ground flaxseed
  • ¼ C unsweetened dark chocolate baking cocoa
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C honey
  • ⅓ C no-stir natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ – ½ C dark chocolate chips, depending on how sweet you want the bars
  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together quick oats, wheat/oat bran, flaxseed, baking cocoa, and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat together honey, peanut butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract until peanut butter and coconut oil are melted. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute. Stir constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour over oat mixture and stir until coated. Stir in dark chocolate chips. Some of them may melt, and that’s okay!
  5. Press mixture into prepared baking dish. Optional: Sprinkle a tablespoon of dark chocolate chips over the top.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container.

 Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars -- Easy no bake recipe! l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeno Popper Sliders

Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeno Popper Sliders Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

Football season is in full swing. We have football Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday! That means lots of opportunities to tailgate and eat game food. So, even if you’re not a fan of football, you can still take advantage of all of the good game day food! I don’t know about you, but when I think of game day food, sliders are one of the first foods that come to mind. So when I had to come up with a tailgating recipe, these cheesy stuffed jalapeño popper sliders instantly came to mind!

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What better tailgating food than a cheeseburger slider stuffed with jalapeño popper dip?! But that’s not all, there’s bacon. And lots of it. Bacon in the dip, bacon in the beef, and bacon on top. If you love bacon, this burger is for you!

Start by making a small batch of jalapeño popper dip and set it aside. The time it takes to make and assemble the burgers will give the flavors a chance to blend in the dip. Then, take your ground beef and stir in bacon, jalapeño, and onion. We want these sliders to be loaded with flavor! Take your ground beef mixture and make 12 thin patties. Top half of the patties with a bit of dip. Use the remaining patties to top the dip and form the burgers. You will want to make sure to seal the edges of each burger and flatten them a bit before cooking. Otherwise you will end up with dip running out the sides and really thick burgers!

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Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeno Sliders complete with bacon and jalapeno mixed into the burger! Perfect for tailgating! l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

So, take a few sensors with you when you head out to tailgate. You won’t have to worry about taking and losing an expensive one, and you still can have peace of mind that your meat will be both fully cooked and tender! Be sure to ask for them by name at your local butchers and grocery stores. Then go home and make these spicy, cheesy, bacon-y, burgers!

Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Sliders -- Stuffed with jalapeno popper dip with bacon and jalapeno mixed in the burger, too! l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

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5.0 from 1 reviews

Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeno Popper Sliders
Serves: 6 sliders
For the Filling
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tbsp jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (If you want a less spicy burger, leave it out)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
For the Burgers
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tbsp jalapeno, finely choppped
  • 1 tbsp yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 6 slices Colby Jack Cheese (the size of your slider buns)
  • 6 slider pretzel buns
  • additional bacon, for topping
  • lettuce, for topping
  • tomatoes, for topping
  1. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, bacon, jalapeno, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, bacon, jalapeno, onion, salt, and pepper.
  3. Divide ground beef mixture into 6 pieces. Divide each piece in half. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture onto 6 of the halves. Top with remaining halves. Press edges of beef to seal and form a burger. Repeat with remaining beef.
  4. Heat a grill pan (or grill) up over medium heat. Grill burgers over medium heat for 6 minutes per side or until a 165° Cook’d Right™ Sensor inserted in the center reads that the burger has reached an internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit. The tip of the sensor will turn red when this happens. When the sensor reads that the burgers are done, top each burger with a slice of cheese and cover for two minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  5. If you want to toast the pretzel buns, lightly butter the cut sides of the buns and toast them on a skillet until sides start to turn golden brown while the burgers finish cooking.
  6. Place burgers on toasted pretzel buns and top with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Serve.


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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Volk Enterprises. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars

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So, I have a slight problem. My oven doesn’t hold a consistent temperature. Do you know how hard it is to develop recipes when you don’t have an oven that works properly?! It’s impossible. Well, not quite. But, if I want to be accurate in my directions, it’s impossible. The part that makes it the hardest is that we’re renting. I can’t just go out and get a new oven. Instead, I just go to my parents and spend an entire day baking up as many recipes as possible!

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This past weekend we made another trip to Minnesota, and while we were there, I took over the oven (and the entire kitchen!). My mom, being the amazing person that she is, not only let me take over her kitchen, she also washed all of my dirty dishes! As you can imagine, a full day of baking produces a lot of dirty dishes and she did all of them! (Thanks mom!) One of the desserts I was able to finally try was for these caramel apple snickerdoodle cheesecake bars. Tart, fall apples pair with sweet, gooey caramel and creamy cheesecake to create the perfect filling to these snickerdoodle cookie bars!

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The ingredient list is a little long, but don’t let that scare you away! All you have to do is mix up some cookie dough, press half of it in a pan and reserve the other half for a buttery, cookie crumble topping. Next, mix up all of the ingredients for the filling and pour it over some chopped caramels and the cookie dough. Drop the remaining cookie dough on top and bake! See? Simple! The hardest part is waiting for the bars to cool. You’ll want to eat them right away, but trust me, the waiting is worth it for all of the flavors to blend!

Now excuse me while I go try to figure how to make all of my favorite oven recipes on the stovetop. . .

5.0 from 3 reviews

Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars
Serves: 36
For the Cookie Layers
  • ¾ C butter, room temperature
  • 1¼ C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3¾ C all-purpose flour
  • 2¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
For the Cheesecake Layer
  • 16 oz ⅓ of the fat cream cheese
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp allspice
  • 1½ C chopped apples
  • ¾ C chopped soft caramels or caramel bits
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and beat until creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined. Dough will appear dry but will hold together when pressed. Set aside.
  5. Prepare cheesecake layer by beating together cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice together until creamy. Stir in chopped apples.
  6. Press half of cookie dough into the bottom of prepared baking dish. Top with chopped caramels. Pour cheesecake mixture over the top. Drop remaining cookie dough over the top.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until edges turn light golden brown and center is set.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving to allow flavors to blend.

 Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars Recipe l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com

Cheesy Jalapeno Rice Bake with Roasted Squash and Chicken + $100 Amazon Gift Card Sweepstakes

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As the grocery stores start to switch over their produce displays to fall foods, I find myself starting to want warm comfort food more and more. There’s something about pulling a dish of hearty, cheesy comfort food out of the oven as the weather starts to cool that makes everything better. It makes you forget the stress of the day, the lack of a long sunny evening, and the household chores that need to be done! This cheesy jalapeño rice bake with roasted squash and chicken is just the comfort food that this time of year calls for!

Cheesy Jalapeno Rice Bake with Roasted Squash and Chicken l www.a-kitchen-addiction.com Hearty, warm, and packed with flavor! Butternut squash is roasted with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. The edges crisp and the natural sweetness comes out pairing perfectly with the bell pepper and jalapeño flavors. Black beans and chicken give the bake a good source of lean protein. Oh, and there’s cheese. All good rice bakes have cheese both on top and stirred throughout!

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The type of rice that is used is what makes this rice bake stand out. RiceSelect wants you to “Rethink Rice.” It doesn’t have to remain a tasteless side or a flavorless base for delicious toppings. It’s a versatile grain that can be the hero of the dish, and it is in this rice bake. Their Arborio Blend™ with Jalapeño is a gluten-free blend that adds a spicy kick to this dish. It also contains a hint of onion and garlic to give the fresh onion and garlic in this dish a flavor boost.

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Not only does it taste good, but you can feel good feeding RiceSelect to your family. RiceSelect products are grown, milled, and packaged in the USA and are produced from non-GMO proprietary seed. Their varieties also include the signature Texmati® Rice and their new Arborio Blend™ with Mushrooms. Give them a try for yourself! You can find their products at these stores and online.

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4.9 from 14 reviews

Cheesy Jalapeno Rice Bake with Roasted Squash and Chicken
Serves: 8
  • 3 C butternut squash, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ tsp salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 C chicken broth
  • 1 C water
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ C cooked black beans
  • ½ C red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ C onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 C RiceSelect™ Arborio Blend with Jalapeño
  • 1 C shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • ½ C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 C cooked chicken, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, toss squash with ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper, nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  3. Spread evenly on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until tender. Stirring halfway through baking time.
  4. Remove from oven to a wire rack.
  5. While squash is roasting, bring chicken broth, water, parsley, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt to a simmer in a small saucepan.
  6. Once you get the chicken broth mixture started, drizzle remaining olive oil in a large frying pan with high sides. Add beans, pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until onion is translucent and peppers start to become tender. Carefully add in simmering chicken broth mixture. Stir in rice, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, and chicken. Cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Carefully transfer rice mixture from frying pan to prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Top with remaining ½ cup mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese. Bake for another 5-8 minutes or until cheese just starts to brown.
  9. Remove to a wire rack and allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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