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Red Chile Chicken Flatbread Pizzas

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These rich and flavorful Red Chile Chicken Flatbread Pizzas come together quickly and 
are perfect for tailgating or as an easy weeknight meal!
These rich and flavorful Red Chile Chicken Flatbread Pizzas come together quickly and are perfect for tailgating or as an easy weeknight meal!
Fall is finally in full swing here in Michigan. After a week or so of being in the 80's, the temps have dropped, leaves are changing, and we are in the thick of football season. My favorite thing! I've been spending the weekends watching games with my friends and family and making lots of delicious dishes so no one goes hungry. I like to focus on recipes that are easy to make and don't take a lot of time, and these Red Chile Chicken Flatbread Pizzas are no exception. Just a handful of ingredients is all you need to make these hearty and flavor packed pizzas.

One shortcut I've been touting for years is store bought rotisserie chicken. One chicken can go a long way and can be used in so many different recipes. When I bring one home I immediately pull the chicken off the bones and shred it up. I pack it up in a large plastic bag and it's ready to go whenever I need it. 

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Cheese Bread

This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Cheese Bread is the perfect appetizer for game day! Creamy dip gets stuffed into a loaf of fresh bread, topped with shredded mozzarella, then baked to cheesy perfection.

This recipe was developed in partnership with La Terra Fina and I thank them for sponsoring this post! 
All opinions, as always, are my own.
This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Cheese Bread is the perfect appetizer for game day! Creamy dip gets stuffed into a loaf of fresh bread, topped with shredded mozzarella, then baked to cheesy perfection.
There are so many things I love about fall, but one of my most favorites is that it's football season. I've loved football for as long as I can remember, and my favorite memories are sitting in front of our fireplace on Sunday's and watching it on TV with my dad. My mom would make a big Sunday dinner early in the day, then in the evening we'd have appetizers or snacks while watching the games. I still spend weekends watching football and other sports with my sons and I love to make special foods for us to enjoy. This simple, three ingredient Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Cheese Bread is our new favorite! 

Pumpkin Coffee Cake #PumpkinWeek

Celebrate fall with this moist and tender Pumpkin Coffee Cake! This simple recipe 
comes together in no time and is perfect with your morning coffee or tea!
Celebrate fall with this moist and tender Pumpkin Coffee Cake! This simple recipe comes together in no time and is perfect with your morning coffee or tea!
Happy Monday, friends! Last week it was all about apples, this week it's all about one of my other fall favorites...pumpkin! As soon as September hits I'm pulling out all the pumpkin stops. Lighting my pumpkin candles, drinking pumpkin spice lattes, and baking all the pumpkin goodies I can dream of. This Pumpkin Coffee Cake is one of my all time favorites because it's such a simple recipe and can be on your table in less than an hour. It's perfect first thing in the morning with a hot cup of coffee!

Apple Walnut Crumb Bars #AppleWeek

These Apple Walnut Bars are addicting and so easy to make! A sweet apple filling is layered between a shortbread crust and a crunchy topping, making them a hit with everyone!

A special thank you to Rainier Fruit, Flahavan's Oats, and all of our amazing sponsors for sponsoring this post and our #AppleWeek giveaway!
These Apple Walnut Bars are addicting and so easy to make! A sweet apple filling is layered between a shortbread crust and a crunchy topping, making them a hit with everyone!
I couldn't let #AppleWeek go by without sharing one of my favorite apple desserts! These Apple Walnut Crumb Bars are easy to make, full of flavor, and totally irresistible. They are perfect for taking to a tailgate or fall party, but even better when made just for the family. You probably should share them though because I guarantee you can't eat just one!

Apple Oat Quick Bread with Caramel Sauce #AppleWeek

This tender and flavorful Apple Oat Quick Bread gets drizzled with a simple Caramel Sauce, 
making it the perfect fall breakfast or snack!

A special thank you to Rainier Fruit, Flahavan's Oats, and all of our amazing sponsors 
for sponsoring this post and our #AppleWeek giveaway!
This tender and flavorful Apple Oat Quick Bread gets drizzled with a simple Caramel Sauce, making it the perfect fall breakfast or snack!
Now that it's officially fall I'm ready to bake everything in sight. One of my favorite things about the season (and trust me I have many faves) is that it's finally cool enough to turn the oven back on. I try my best to keep the baking to a minimum during the summer, or at least do it in the mornings only. The crazy heatwave has finally broken here in Michigan and I couldn't be more excited. Cookies, cupcakes and breads, like this Apple Oat Quick Bread, are cranking out of my kitchen like mad. There is nothing quite like a slice of homemade bread to go with your cup of coffee in the morning, am I right?

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad #AppleWeek

Rotisserie chicken, apples, celery, and pecans are tossed in a creamy yogurt dressing 
to make this light and delicious Apple Pecan Chicken Salad!

A special thank you to Rainier Fruit and all of our amazing sponsors for sponsoring this post and our #AppleWeek giveaway!
One thing you can always find in my refrigerator is a rotisserie chicken. They are so versatile and can be used in so many different dishes, from wraps to quesadillas to topping a pizza. Chicken salad is a favorite around here but I never seem to make it that often. Inspired by the Honeycrisp apples I received from Rainier Fruit, I decided to jazz up my typical chicken salad recipe with some apples, pecans, and a light and delicious yogurt dressing. I can honestly say that I am obsessed with this salad and have made it several times already since creating this recipe. It's perfect for lunch, a light dinner, and even as a snack!

Welcome to #AppleWeek!

Happy Monday ya'll! And happy fall! To kick off my favorite season of the year, I'm joining some of my best blogger friends to bring you #AppleWeek - an entire week filled with delicious apple recipes plus amazing giveaways! Every day this week we will be sharing some of our favorite recipes featuring apples. I'll be sharing three of my favorites, starting tomorrow. Until then, check out what my friends have made!