Apple Pie Pizza from Creations by Kara

Hello Little Tipsy fans! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara, and I’m thrilled to be filling in for Michelle while she spends time with her newest little bundle of joy!

When fall rolls around, one of my favorite things to do is start baking! We have an apple tree, so I am always looking for new ways to use up apples. In one of my recipe books, I found a recipe for apple pizza, but it called for cream cheese. I didn’t have any, so I came up with my own version. And trust me, this Apple Pie Pizza is amazing!
Apple Pie Pizza ~Creations by Kara

This stuff smells so amazing while it is baking! The apple filling is so yummy I had to stop myself from eating it by the spoonful. The crust is nice and chewy, and the crumb topping is buttery and delicious. It’s similar to apple pie, but much easier to make and serve. It is truly a perfect fall treat!

Apple Pie Pizza

1 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp hot water
1/3 cup milk, warmed
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp oil
1 1/4– 1 1/2 cups flour
Apple Filling:
1 Tbsp butter
2 large granny smith apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Crumb Topping:
1/3 cup flour
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp butter, softened
For dough: Combine yeast, sugar, hot water, and warm milk in a mixing bowl. Stir till yeast dissolves. Add salt and oil. Stir in one cup of the flour and mix well. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead a few times on a floured counter. Return to the bowl, cover, and let rest 15 minutes.

For filling: Melt butter in a skillet. Add remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn heat to low; cook and stir for 3-4 more minutes, or till apples are crisp tender. For topping: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Mix with a fork till crumbly.

To make pizza: Pat dough onto an 8-9″ circle on a lightly greased cookie sheet, making a rim around the edges. Arrange the apples evenly over the crust. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apples. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or till crust is golden brown.

Fall is one of my favorite times of year! I hope you’ll stop by to see more of my yummy fall recipes.

If cooking isn’t your thing, I also have lots of fun fall decorating ideas!
Fall Decor
Thanks for having me stop by for a visit Michelle!

Maple Bacon Cookies with Snap

Hi Tipsy readers, my name is Tauni. I run a daily site called Snap and several times a year host a competition called So You Think You’re Crafty.


I’ve known Michelle for quite a while. Since we live fairly close, she’s one of the first bloggers I met in real life. I have had fun watching her little family grow…especially because she’s running a home full of boys just like me!

Maple Bacon Cookies via @SnapConf #recipe #dessert

I don’t know what dinner is like over at Michelle’s house, but in our house things can get a little bit crazy. Every once in a while I throw up my arms and we either settle on having pizza delivered or breakfast for dinner.

Truth be told, I am actually a huge fan of breakfast for dinner. Breakfast foods are my favorite. The other day while dreaming of ways to incorporate more breakfast food into my life, I decided to come up with a breakfast cookie and maple bacon cookies were born…

These maple bacon cookies consist of a nice soft cake cookie, topped with a thin maple glaze and crumbled bacon. It’s like a full breakfast in every bite!

In addition to the delicious taste, these little bites of yum are super-easy to make.

Maple Bacon Cookies via @SnapConf #recipe #dessert

1 yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/4 c. softened butter

3 c. confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp. maple extract
1/2 c. milk


Prepare crunchy bacon bits (I used three large strips of bacon cut down into small pieces).

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/4 softened butter. Roll dough into one inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

While cookies are baking in the oven, mix confectioners sugar, maple extract and milk until sugar has dissolved.

Drizzle maple glaze over cookies and top with crumbled bacon.

Your mouth will thank you…

Maple Bacon Cookies via @SnapConf #recipe #dessert

If you liked this cookie recipe, you may want to try my Almond Joy cookie recipe…It’s a family favorite.

Almond joy cookie recipe

Hands down my favorite cookie recipe is still my easy gingerbread – it’s been pinned over 100,000 times!

Easy Gingerbread Cookies via SNAP!

Thanks for letting me participate in your fun fall series Michelle!

Giant M&M Cookies from Lil’ Luna

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Hi there A Little Tipsy friends!!! My name is Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil’ Luna!! I’m so excited to be here today while Michelle enjoys her sweet bundle of joy!! I think it’s just SO exciting when babies are born and I hope Michelle is enjoying this little break from blogging to spend it with her new little one!!

Today, I wanted to share with you a new favorite cookie recipe. We’re HUGE cookie fans here in our home and make them at least every other week. Sometimes it’s just for fun and other times for friends or for a get-together, but it’s become tradition for the kids to gather around the kitchen island to help make these sweet treats, and I LOVE it!! We usually stick to our all-time FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe but we ventured out a tried a new recipe that was a hit with the whole fam! These Giant M&M Cookies were easy to make and so delicious. I mean, how can you not like M&M Cookies?


These Giant M&M Cookies were soft, chewy and have become a new favorite!!

Here is what you’ll need to make them:


- 2 heaping cups flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup mini M&Ms
- 1 cup regular M&Ms


1. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.

2. In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugars until well combined. Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix well.

3. Slowly add flour mixture to the we mixture and mix until dough forms. Use hands if needed.

4. Crush 1 cup of regular M&Ms. Fold in crushed and non-crushed M&Ms to your dough.

5. Decide how big you would like your cookies. I wanted giant cookies, so I used a large ice cream scoop. With your hand, shape each portion into a ball and then pull into two equal pieces. Turn one piece rough side (what used to be the inside of the ball) down onto the cookie sheet. Put the other piece on top of that, rough side up. Space 1-2 inches apart, depending on how big your cookie is.

6. Bake large cookies for 12-14 minutes and small cookies for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden. Centers should be soft and puffy. Let cool and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is.


Seriously, how could you NOT want to devour these big beauties??

Mmmmmm – they were so good!

For more great cookie recipes on my site be sure to check out:

Cookies Collage

Soft M&M CookiesWhite Chocolate & Butterscotch Chip CookiesGooey Butter Cookies

And with Halloween just around the corner, be sure to head to the blog for these festive treats!

Halloween Collage

Halloween WreathGooey Monster Eye CookiesHalloween Cookie Jar Gift

Thanks for having me here today, Michelle!

Head on over to Lil’ Luna for recipes as well as great craft and home decor tutorials, printables and tips!


Easy Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwiches

There are few things I enjoy more than a fast, simple and tasty recipe. Something you can put together in minutes, but doesn’t seem last minute. Well folks I have a quick recipe for you that is so easy even your teens can throw it together and it tastes great too! These easy shrimp po’ boy sandwiches were a big hit with my boys.

Easy Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich



  • Hoagie Buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • Frozen Popcorn Shrimp
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Pepper Jack Cheese

Bake the popcorn shrimp according to package instructions. While baking cut your hoagie buns and spread mayo on both sides. Line bun with lettuce and tomato slices. When the shrimp comes out of the oven fill each sandwich generously and immediately cover with slices of pepper jack. The cheese should melt from the heat of the shrimp, but you can also pop the sandwich in the oven to help the melting process. Do not leave it in long or the lettuce and tomato will wilt. Enjoy!



Easy Shrimp Po Boys


I love the crunch of the shrimp with the little kick of heat the pepper jack adds.

The first time I ever had shrimp in a sandwich was in Rapid City, South Dakota. Weird right? That was back in my flight attendant days when we would overnight in random places and eat at off the wall places. But I remember, other than a quick trip over to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse with a good pilot friend of mine, this was the highlight of our stay there. I would always order that sandwich.