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Hedgehog Cheese Ball

I’m a little late sharing this cutie! My best friend’s woodland creatures baby shower was last week Saturday. This little guy seemed like the perfect dish for a woodland theme!

I found the idea at I Love Love Events (they also have a bunch of other cute woodland party ideas)!

You can use your favorite cheese ball recipe to create this little guy. Then you shape the cheese into a rounded mound with a pointed nose. I used raisins for the eyes and nose. Then (tediously) arrange the almonds. I started at the front and slowly worked my way back. This is not a dish for the impatient, it took some time placing each almond. If you have the patience then I recommend trying out this adorable cheese ball design! 

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Mongolian Beef Ramen

Tonight I tried one of my recent Pinterest recipe pins and this dish has moved from my Recipes to Try board to my Tried and True board! I will most definitely be cooking up this meal again!

I didn’t have any issues or problems with the instructions! I might cut the brown sugar in the sauce a little bit next time but this pin was a success! Head over to Jo Cooks for the recipe!

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Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Happy lazy Sunday morning! There’s nothing like yummy comfort food, your comfy clothes and a little HGTV. 

I was craving cinnamon rolls today but I don’t have any yeast, so bust! I hopped on Pinterest for an alternative and found this yummy cinnamon roll pancake recipe by Midget Momma. They are tasty and hit the spot!

  
The recipe is nice and easy! The only hiccup I had was my first batch, I waited too long to apply the cinnamon swirl, you need to put it down before the cakes start bubbling! The next batches came out great! 

The next time I make this recipe I will cut the filling and glaze ingredients in half or double the pancake mix. I have a lot of extra filling and glaze. 

  
  

Easy Breakfast Idea Avocado Egg Bake by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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avacado egg bake

 

I see this healthy breakfast recipe on Pinterest all the time! I love avocado, I love eggs, and I love a simple recipe!

It did not go well! Things started off well. Preheat the oven to 375 and add the egg to the avacado. Boom!

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I was concerned when the egg overflowed but I followed the directions and popped those babies into the oven.

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The overflowing egg wasn’t pretty like all the Pinterest photos but it cooked nicely.

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This was a flop for me. It wasn’t pretty and it tasted gross. I guess I don’t like warm avocado. Let me know what you think of this flavor combo!

the walking dead birthday party by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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the walking dead birthday party

Yesterday was my birthday and for all the “dead-heads” out there it was also the season five premier of The Walking Dead. I can’t take credit for completing these awesome Pinterest ideas because my mom made everything. These are just too cool not to share though!

For dinner she made zombie meatloaf, garlic roasted mashed potatoes, mixed vegetable casserole, rolls, and my favorite chocolate cake with a Walking Dead twist.

Check it out:

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The premier was fantastic and I am looking forward to this season!

 

Acorn Squash Soup by Adventures of a Pinner Blog
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acorn squash soup

I had my first bowl of acorn squash soup at Panera Bread and it was delicious but I love this homemade recipe even more. This soup is seriously phenomenal!

What you need:

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2 Acorn Squash

1 Sweet Onion

1 Clove of Garlic

1 Carrot

32 oz of Chicken Broth

4 Tablespoons of Butter

1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg

Cut the Acorn Squash in half and remove the seeds. Place the squash with the flesh facing down in a pan and fill with water until the bottom is covered. Put the squash in the oven for 45 minutes. The squash is done when you can poke the skin easily with a fork. Allow to cool and then scoop out the squash. Set aside.

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Melt the Butter in a large pot. Add chopped Onions, Carrots and Garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add Chicken Broth and Acorn Squash. Simmer for about 18-20 minutes.

Use an emersion blender to create a smooth texture. (You can use a blender too but be careful, that’s hot hot soup)!

Add Cinnamon and Nutmeg. Enjoy your little bowl of fall!

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homemade almond butter

homemade almond butter

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Homemade Almond Butter

This project was definitely not my idea and I would never have had the patience to execute the task on my own. My better half made homemade peanut butter that was a hit so his next adventure: homemade almond butter.

I just stood by his side with a camera for an hour. That’s right, it takes about an hour with a small food processor so if you don’t have an hour run, run as fast as you can!

If you do have an hour and the patience you can make some delicious homemade almond butter. It is really simply to make. All you need is:

-raw almonds

-food processor

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Pour your almonds into the food processor. There aren’t any preservatives in this recipe so you don’t want to make a ton of almond butter all at once. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks but you don’t want to go overboard and have to throw any out.

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Start chopping! Almonds are incredibly hard so this is a very loud project. You’ll get a coarse mixture after a few minutes. Keep chopping. Eventually the mixture starts to get moist and builds walls up the sides of the container.

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When this occurs shut off the food processor and push down the sides. Repeat for about 20-30 minutes. We had to take 5 minute breaks a couple of times to let the food processor cool down.

The mixture will start to get really creamy and then you are done! I read some recipes online that suggested adding canola oil. However we did not, there wasn’t much point to make homemade almond butter and then add oil.

It looks like this when you’re done and tastes wonderful on whole grain toast!

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Enjoy! Please share your story below if you had the patience to get through this recipe!