Recipe Recap

I know a lot of women come up with their own super inventive, extremely unique recipes on their blogs... I'm not one of those women! But what I will do is share my favorite recipes with you guys so you can make them yourself. Some recipes I keep exactly as they are, and others I tweak a little and add my own spin on things. Here are my favorite recipes from this week.... (mostly brought to you via my fantastic Small Group ladies.)

Love & Lemons : Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo via : Love & Lemons

Photo via : Love & Lemons

My friend Bryce made these cookies at my small group a week or two ago and I became obsessed with them! I am always looking for a great gluten free recipe. I feel like in the fall it's completely necessary to have something warm and delicious baking, so it's become a bad/great habit of mine lately. 

TWEAKS: I did not add flaxseed meal and as far as I know it didn't change the cookies one bit! I also added shredded coconut to the mixture because I love the sweetness it brings!

Skinny Taste : BBQ Chicken Chili

Photo via : Skinny Taste

Photo via : Skinny Taste

My mom cooked this chili last year and I love it so much! Barbecue sauce is one of my favorite things (I put it on chicken, sweet potatoes, pork, tacos, etc.) so it was no surprise how much I enjoyed this soup! It's thick like stew, but it's healthy and light so it doesn't leave you weighed down and uncomfortably full. 

TWEAKS: I left the jalapeño out because I'm not a huge fan of super spicy food, but obviously that's optional. In the past I've also added a packet of ranch seasoning and it turns out so great! I love the combo of BBQ and ranch dressing. Yum!

 

Alright, this next recipe actually is an original! I made it up because I love a warm, tasty drink for Autumn and I had a bottle of red wine to spare. My friends loved it and requested that I share the recipe! So here you go...

Lindy's Hot Spiced Wine

Photo via : Pinterest / Spiced Wine

Photo via : Pinterest / Spiced Wine

1  32oz bottle of organic apple juice

1  16oz bottle of organic orange juice

1  16oz bottle of Gingerale 

1  bottle of red wine (I like red blends because they aren't super sweet or super tart)

1  package of Mulling Spices (wrapped in cheese cloth or poured inside a tea strainer)

1  seedless orange, sliced 

Mix all the ingredients together in a large saucepan and boil on medium heat for at least 15 minutes so that the spices can add that delicious autumnal flavor. Add the orange slices to make it pretty, turn to low and scoop into a big mug and serve! Mmmm.