Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Brownies 

Are you ready to be spoiled? 

Have you ever had a craving for a snack but you couldn’t exactly decide what you were in the mood for? When I feel like that I ask myself two questions. ‘Do I want something soft or crunchy?’ and ‘Do I want something sweet or salty?’ Well sometimes I still can’t make up my mind. I hate to settle on just one flavor so there are times when I find myself with a bag of tortilla chips, a jar of salsa, and three chocolate chip cookies. It’s a bit of a strange combo.

Well now I have been spoiled by the wild imagination of my amazing husband and I am never looking back to my salsa and cookies days. If you have ever been in this conundrum, Matt and I have the perfect solution for you. Sea Salt Butterscotch Brownies will meet all of your snacking desires in just one bite. Once they hit your tongue all of your taste buds will be awakened!  You may ever cry a few tears of joy because these brownies are just that amazing.

So seriously, are you ready?

Sweet or salty? Soft or crunchy? With these Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Brownies you never have to choose!

Prep Time: 15 Min   |   Cook Time: 45 Min   |   Makes 12


Ingredients:

  • 1 box Brownie Mix and the extra ingredients it calls for
  • 1 box Blondie Mix and the extra  ingredients it calls for
  • 1 cup Sea Salt Pretzels, crushed
  • 1/4 cup Butterscotch Chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9 by 12 inch brownie pan.

In two separate mixing bowls, prepare the brownie mix and blondie mix according to the directions on the box. Add the butterscotch chips to the blondie batter.

First, pour the crushed pretzels in the brownie pan. Alternate between pouring the brownie batter and the blondie batter into the pan in large blobs. With a butter knife, swirl the different batters together.

Place the brownies in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Let the Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Brownies cool for 20 minutes before slicing. Cut yourself a piece, sit back and indulge in sweet and salty perfection!

Sweet or salty? Soft or crunchy? With these Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Brownies you will never had to choose again.

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Harvest Skillet

What about Thanksgiving? 

Hey, did you know there is another holiday in between Halloween and Christmas? No it’s not called Black Friday, it’s called Thanksgiving. It’s a wonderful holiday that’s all about being grateful. The way we celebrate is simply enjoying each other’s company, and eating tons of amazing food. No gifts, less obligation. Ah, it’s just so easy-going.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I remember sneaking into my mom’s kitchen “taste-testing” all of the delicious dishes that have been filling up the home with the most amazing aromas for hours. A spoonful of mashed potatoes here, a pinch of stuffing there, no one would ever notice right? The best part of the holiday was when the meal was over and everyone would just  lounge around the table. Something about having a full belly made everyone giddy! We would crack jokes, share stories, and laugh so hard it hurt. That is Thanksgiving to me.

My Harvest Skillet takes all the best stuff about Thanksgiving and piles it all into one pan topped with gravy and biscuits. Turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries and more make their way into this wonderful compilation of deliciousness. You don’t have to wait until thanksgiving to enjoy the flavors of the holiday! The Harvest Skillet is going to be one of your favorite fall go to recipes. Best served with a table full of friends and family!

Everything you love about Thanksgiving in one skillet. Yum!

Prep Time: 20 Min   |   Cook Time: 1 Hour   |   Serves 6


Ingredients:

  • 1 Turkey Breast/ Rotisserie Chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup Crumbled Sausage
  • 1 small Sweet Potato, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 Butternut Squash, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 Scallion, diced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 small Apple, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Green Beans
  • 2 cups Turkey Gravy, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 can of Refrigerated Biscuits
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a small mixing bowl coat the sweet potato, butternut squash, and scallions in 1 Tbsp. olive oil, brown sugar, and a dash of salt and pepper. Pour the mixture out on a baking tray lined with tinfoil. Roast for 45 minutes, or until the potatoes and squash are fork tender. Leave the oven on for later.

Once the potatoes, squash, and scallions are finished roasting, heat 1/2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Begin by browning the sausage. Add the apples and cranberries and saute for 2 minutes to soften the apples and bring out the flavor of the cranberries. Next, add the corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, squash, scallions and shredded turkey or chicken. Mix to combine the ingredients and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Pour in the two cups of gravy, and top off the skillet with the refrigerated biscuits.

Carefully place the skillet on the middle rack of your oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top.

With a big serving spoon, scoop out heaving portions of the Harvest Skillet on to a plate or even right into a bowl. Make sure to include a biscuit with each serving! Enjoy!

Everything you love about Thanksgiving in one skillet. Yum!

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A Brussels Sprouts Recipe So Good Even Kids Will Eat It

I have lived 29 years without ever even trying a brussels sprout!

The time has come for me to overcome my fear. I mean, how bad could they be, right? They look like adorable little heads of cabbage. I knew I was on to something when my husband, yelled out “Mmm! Something smells good!”

Please check out my full article with recipe: A Brussels Sprouts Recipe So Good Even Kids Will Eat It featured on Sheknows.com

Not a fan of brussels sprouts? Well neither was I until I tried these!

Fall Mason Jars

Do you have a few mason jars lying around? Use them to make these adorable fall inspired lanterns.


Supplies:

  • A medium to large sized smooth Ball mason jar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • A large leaf/pumpkin/fall sticker
  • Chalk paint
  • A foam paint brush
  • Dried beans
  • Tea lights
  • Raffia

Wash and dry the jars and then wipe them down with rubbing alcohol to clean off any oils from handling them .

Place the sticker right in the middle of each jar. Rub the sticker with your finger to make sure the edges are sealed.

Paint the jars with 2 coats of chalk paint. Once the paint has dried, carefully peel off the stickers.

Place the mason jars in a cold oven. Set the temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. This will strengthen the paint and prevent scratching. Turn off the oven and crack the door. Let jars cool down in the oven for at least another half hour before removing.

Fill each jar a quarter of the way with the dried beans and place tea light on top of the beans. Finish off the look by tying raffia around the outside edge of the jar.   Designed, crafted, and written by Diane Nugent

Photography by Michael Halupa

Aren’t these jars adorable? You should share this project with your friends and family. Thank you for supporting North Loves South 😀

Schnitzel Sandwich with Homemade Pickles and Horseradish Mayo

“Let’s have an Oktoberfest party and ask everyone to wear lederhosen!”

Wilkommen friends! Fall has arrived and it’s time to celebrate this beautiful season. One of the most famous fall festivals is Oktoberfest! This year Oktoberfest begins Saturday, September 19th until Sunday, October 4th. This party has already begun so it is time to get on board. Continue reading

Date Night: Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Creamy Parmesan Risotto

We have leftovers… right?

To me there is just something so romantic about a well prepared seafood dinner. White wine, fresh herbs, garlic, and butter fill the air with the most enticing aroma. Pair that with bright fresh shrimp over risotto and now you’ve caught my undivided attention! Continue reading

Lunch Bowl: Honey BBQ Chicken with Cilantro Lime Quinoa Brown Rice

I’ve had 21 first days of school! Should I actually be telling anyone this?

I have to admit, I actually enjoy the first day of school. There is a level of hope and excitement that fills the air. The first day of school is a fresh start. It’s empowering! Continue reading

Mini Birthday Bundt Cakes 

Andy!

Birthdays can bring on mixed emotions. Some people love them and some people try their hardest to hide them. Some people think birthdays are a reminder that growing old is inevitable. The thing is, your are not guaranteed the privilege of growing old. So celebrate your birthday like you did when you were a kid who couldn’t wait to be one year older! Continue reading

Mango Jerk Chicken

 Sint Maarten or Saint Martin? It doesn’t matter!

Family vacations are the best. I was afraid as we got older they would stop but as our family grows the family vacation tradition is still staying strong.  Our latest get together happened in St. Maarten! We couldn’t have had a better time!

St. Maarten is a small island located in the Caribbean Sea. The island is split and the bottom 40% of the island is a Dutch colony, while the northern 60% of the island is a French colony. We stayed on the Dutch side near Simpson bay in a beautiful resort surrounded by mango trees stocked with their own greedy mango eating monkeys.  We weren’t stuck on the Dutch side though. With our two tiny rental cars, we made our way across the entire island one roundabout at a time. Continue reading

How I Knew He Was The One: Our Engagement Story

I thought he was going to throw me in!

Matt and I were together only a year before he proposed. I knew it was coming because after he secretly asked my father for my hand, dad started giving us marriage advice. I nudged Matt and he looked a little frustrated. I was in on the not so secret, secret.

Since the cat was out of the bag, he asked me to start looking at rings. I was so excited and nervous! It was a wonderful feeling to know he wanted to move in that direction. I remember sitting at a laptop sorting through images of rings with my mom and sister. Although I knew it was coming, I had no idea when he was going to ask. The anticipation was thrilling. Continue reading