Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies

A fun twist to traditional no bake cookies! I used vanilla pudding and added pumpkin pie spice, but there is also pumpkin spice pudding you can buy (I couldn't find it at the commissary but I think Walmart has it). If you use that instead, omit the 1 Tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice.

1.5 cups white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup milk
3.4 oz box of vanilla instant pudding
3.5 cups quick cooking oats
1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large saucepan, combine sugars, butter, and milk.

Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Let boil for 2 minutes (this is important for it to set correctly!).
Remove from heat. Stir in pudding until completely  mixed. Add the oats, spice, and vanilla.

Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed or parchment paper. Allow to cool completely so they set. Enjoy!

Recipe was adapted from HERE

No Bake Cookies

I love no bake cookies! I don't make them very often because I have no self control and will eat the entire batch within a day. 😃
My favorite thing about this recipe is that it is peanut butter free. We don't have allergies in our household, but I just personally prefer my no bake cookies made without peanut butter! 

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups white sugar
5 Tablespoovs unsweetened cocoa
Splash of Vanilla
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup coconut 

Mix the butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat. Add a splash of vanilla. Mix in the oats and coconut. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper. Let cool. Enjoy! 

Sweet Hawaiian Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes

These are SO good! It technically started off as a burger, but it was too messy so we tried turning it into sloppy joes. Easier to eat (although still messy!), but just as delicious! It is definitely a regular supper item in our household. The name is really long...but the food is so good, it is worth the long name!

 The recipe makes around 8 sloppy joes, depending on how much filling you use.

1.5 lbs ground beef
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 yellow onion, minced
1/4 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/2 honey BBQ sauce (maybe a little more if you like it saucier)
Can of crushed pineapple, drained (but save some juice!)
8 slices cooked bacon
1/2 lb sliced cheddar cheese
Kings Hawaiian Original hamburger buns
french-fried onions

Brown the ground beef and onion in large skillet. Drain fat.
Add in the garlic, Colby Jack, BBQ sauce, and some pineapple juice (I don't measure, but I would say a couple Tablespoons worth). Mix well and let simmer.

Split the buns and put them face up on a baking sheet. Put a slice or 2 of cheddar cheese on the top halves. Broil for a couple of minutes, until cheese is melted.

Put meat mixture on bottom half of bun, followed by crushed pineapple, french-fried onions, and a slice of bacon (we use 1 slice broken into 2 pieces). Enjoy!