WIWIWEW aka What I Wish I Was Eating Wednesday

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 Guys, I’ve had such an exciting morning at work. The day started REALLY crappy with a crazy downpour, a little snip with my hubby, dirt somehow getting on my dress and me spilling all over myself (coffee). However, it quickly perked up. I got to do something REALLY freakin’ cool today. I’m not able to share YET but it has to do with the amazing program I work for (The Help the Homeless Program) and WUSA9. Because of how busy my morning was, I didn’t have time to upload or edit any of my photos. So I’m going to tackle what I ate Wednesday with a more What I Wish I Was Eating Wednesday. I hope you’ll forgive me, Peas and Crayons!


Drunken Apple Spice Muffins


I’m pretty sure if my day started with one of these muffins, it wouldn’t have been as crappy. They are so moist, so flavorful and are a perfect use for your fresh apple cider and newly harvested apples. Plus, they are extra spicy because of the addition of the rum. After the morning I had, a little rum could have gone LONG way.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

[Photo via Alicia French]

The amazing Alicia of The Charity Wedding came up with this amazing homemade latte.  I’m completely in love with Starbucks’s version, but at nearly $6 a pop, it’s definitely not wallet friendly. I would have loved to start my day with a delicious homemade one of these! (Alicia, dear, if you want to ship one to me, somehow, I wouldn’t say no).


Baked Pumpkin Man N Cheese

I just, don’t have any words for this. It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever tasted. SO CREAMY. SO FLAVORFUL. I mean, it has PUMPKIN! Even had an incredible kick of spice. I made this over the weekend and it BARELY made it to Monday. No joke. I was eating it out of the dish with a fork. Not the healthiest of options, but also lighter than most b/c I made it with light cheese and light cream. Peep the recipe folks, it’s perfect for fall 🙂


Baked Apple Chips

[Photo via Butter Yum]

I found this recipe on Tasty Kitchen and I’m totally making them, tonight. Another perfect way to use up your favorite fall fruit! Baking apples is, literally, one of the easiest things ever and they turn out so tasty and healthy! I love to add some pumpkin pie spice to them to give them a fabulous spicy taste! (Plus, they make your house smell like sweet, sexy heaven.


Chile Lime Burger with Southwestern Slaw

[Photo via Blog is the New Black]

I absolutely LOOOOVEE Liz and her blog. She’s been one of my daily reads for a while. I love her recipes, of course, but I also love how she writes. It’s like she’s gabbing about her life over a glass of wine. She’s adorable. Plus, this recipe looks AHHHMAZING. I love zesty, spicy burgers and paired with a crunchy, southwestern slaw, this would be the PERFECT dinner. Oh, how I wish I had the ingredients to make it tonight. Or Liz, why not come over to my house and make it with me? I’ll provide the wine?


Skinny Pumpkin Cookie

I know, a little shameless self promoting here, but I love these cookies. {and they got me on Foodgawker, HEY-YA!] I really can’t rave about them enough. They are SO good! Plus, after a day of eating burgers, mac n cheese and muffins, the last thing I need is a heavy, high calorie cookie!

So friends, what are you eating today? Or even better, what do you WISH you were eating? Share along!

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  1. Posted by Alicia on
    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
    Mmm I want all of this! I JUST finished making a new batch of pumpkin syrup for my lattes! I hope you get to have something good for dinner at least!
  2. Posted by Lauren on
    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
    Yum! I wish I was eating those thangs too! :)
  3. Posted by Cucina49 on
    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
    Wow, those look good!  I hear you about a bad start to the day--mine started with spilling on my clean white shirt as I was getting my lunch together to leave for work.
  4. Posted by Kelly on
    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
    Yummy!!  Everything looks delicious :)  Glad to hear your day perked up, can't wait to hear about your exciting news with your program! xoxo
  5. Posted by Sarah on
    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
    I wish I was eating that too! Especially the pumpkin mac n' cheese, never seen that before, but it looks great!
  6. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
    Glad your day picked up! Everything you wished you ate looks tasty! Btw, not sure if you saw this, but I passed some awards to you over the weekend: http://eat-drink-love.com/2011/09/24/7-links-and-more-awards
    • Posted by claire on
      Thursday, September 29th, 2011
      that is so sweet, thank you Stephanie!!
  7. Posted by Errign on
    Thursday, September 29th, 2011
    So many delicious things here!  Yum!!
  8. Posted by Ann on
    Thursday, September 29th, 2011
    I can't wait to hear  your news, but that's pretty much what I wish I was eating today, too!
  9. Posted by Christine on
    Thursday, September 29th, 2011
    Glad your day got better. All the food looks wonderful.
  10. Posted by Lindsay on
    Thursday, September 29th, 2011
    Thanks for sharing all those foods with us. They look amazing. I'm def going to be making some of them.
  11. Posted by Jen on
    Friday, September 30th, 2011
    I'm with you on the Starbuck's thing - I love the place too, so I'm glad I don't live anywhere near one!  That Pumpkin Spice Latter looks delicious.
  12. Posted by Simply Life on
    Friday, September 30th, 2011
    glad to hear you had such a great morning but sorry about the coffee spil!
  13. Posted by Sarah Bulmer on
    Saturday, October 1st, 2011
    That pumpkin mac and cheese sounds awesome. I need that in my life now please.
  14. Monday, October 3rd, 2011
    I am so craving one of those pumpkin spice coffees!  I still haven't gone to Starbucks to grab one though making my own sounds so much better!!