Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Barbecue Beef, plus a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Giveaway

Today I'm sharing this recipe for Shredded Tex-Mex Barbecue Beef Sandwiches, made in my new Slow Cooker.  Plus a big Thank you to Hamilton Beach for providing a Set 'n Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon/Lid to giveaway! (Details at the bottom of the post.)

slow cooker barbecue sandwiches

I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I haven't had a new slow cooker recipe on the blog since February.  We had a little mishap while cleaning the cooking container...  Yep, it was dropped!  (I've been meaning to purchase a replacement insert, but every time I sit down to order it, I keep getting sidetracked.  I wonder how that happens?)

I felt incredibly blessed when Hamilton Beach asked me if I wanted to try out their new Set and Forget Programmable Slow Cooker.  Of course I did!  They even offered a 2nd slow cooker for me to give away on the blog if I liked it.
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DIY Halloween Treat Bags

We have a Halloween themed get-together next week and my lil' missy wanted to bring something to pass out to her friends.  We picked out a few items from the dollar store and I got to work customizing some small treat bags to hold all the goodies.

DIY Treat Bags

These treat bags are so cute!  I can picture so many uses for these little bags...  Class room treats, party gift bags, treasure holders, and the list can go on and on.
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Easy Graveyard Pudding Cups

Who doesn't love pudding?  And what’s better than Halloween-themed pudding?

I shared these adorable and easy, Graveyard Pudding Cups over at the Snap! blog today.

Graveyard Pudding

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Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding w/ Caramel Sauce

Today, I'm sharing this decadent Pumpkin Pie Bread pudding w/ Caramel Sauce Recipe... It's definitely a family favorite dessert!

pumpkin pie bread pudding recipe

I can't believe October is nearly over and I haven't made one single recipe with pumpkin in it!  (What kind of blogger am I?  Ha ha...)  The weather has not been very cool lately, so I haven't really felt inspired to make any fall recipes.

I have to say, this Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding was totally worth the wait!  If you make one pumpkin recipe this Fall, you've got to try this bread pudding!  It's so good!
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Inspiration Monday Link Party #68

Welcome to Inspiration Monday, We are so glad you are joining up today!

Don't you love this time of year? Time for sweaters and boots,
and firing up the slow cookers, sipping apple cider and pumpkin everything!

Time to get inspired, join all 7 of us every week right here…
where we search for our favorites and feature through out the week on all social media outlets.
To search our features, use hashtag #InspirationMondayParty,
and follow us all on social media via our blogs.

Did I mention you will be seen on ALL 7 BLOGS?!

I also featured 10 great Apple recipes from the last couple of link parties here.  Was your recipe featured?  Be sure to check it out!

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