Life Lately: One Pot Pasta and Hydrangeas

If you follow me on instagram you know I made this last week. We looooooooved it. I wasn’t sure if it would taste like much of anything but it was soooooo good. See how many o’s I am typing? That means really, really good.  Try it.

The night I made it we were saying “one-pot-pasta” to Austin to see if he could say it. He kept saying “pot-pot-poppa” instead.  We say it all the time now just because it’s fun to hear him try.

I also made this and I can’t stop telling people about it.

Pecan Pie Jello Shots

I loooooooove pecan pie. I dream about pecan pie. It’s got that gooey texture that everyone loves in desserts. Gooey brownies, gooey cookies. Gooey pecan pie.

This shot tastes really good because you can actually make jello kind of gooey.


Coincidentally, Austin has started saying “pie” all the time. Not hi, not bye. Just pie.

Pie, pie, pie, pie. Over and over. It’s the cutest thing ever. He smiles when he says it. I better make this kid some non boozy pie stat.

Can I have a Sip?

A weekly “all things boozy” series because sharing is caring. Happy Friday. Only two weeks until Halloween!!!


The Maple 43 Cocktail – Gimme this! Check out Dan’s blog “Mantitlement” He made this cocktail for his wife, he added mini waffles and maple she could enjoy bourbon with him. So sweet! 

Blood Sangria
– Mwaahaha

Apple ginger bourbon fizz — Well hello Friday night cocktail.

Margarita Brined Chicken Wings — Best of both worlds all at once.

Apple Cider Margaritas – A little cold weather won’t stop the margs!

Pumpkin Spice Margaritas – Another fall marg!

Black Concord Martini — YUM

Eye Ball Jello Shots – Ewwwwww but perfect!

Coconut Cola Cocktail — Why I have not seen this coconut vodka? Yes!!!!

Boozy Maple Apple Cider with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream — Whoa

Boozy Whiskey Ice Cream Float — Drool.

Cheers! Which one do you want to make most? 

Easy Spider Jello Shots with Black Jello

Our realtor told me that in his neighborhood, when you bring your kids trick or treating, some of the houses coordinate and make jello shots for the adults.  How cool is that???

While attempting something fun for our neighborhood, I came up with this one. 


Because I always keep it real with you …. This recipe idea started off in a completely different place.

Caramel Apple Jello Shot Squares

In the past I have been iffy about caramel apple stuff with artificial green apple flavor instead of real apples. That’s why I made these.

But ever since I had caramel apple Twizzlers (OMG so good!) things are different! Caramel apple everything, is fine by me.  When I saw that Jolly Rancher makes green apple jello I knew I had to take my caramel jello recipe and mix the two and make little square bites.


I’ve said this before but it’s not that often that a recipe turns out exactly the way I see it in my head. These were pretty darn close and they were super easy to make.