Pumpkin Beer Cheese Dip

Cheddar cheese is melted with pumpkin beer and spices to make this Pumpkin Beer Cheese Dip. Served with soft pretzel bites for dipping, this is the perfect fall appetizer!

Pumpkin Beer Cheese Dip with Soft Pretzel Bites | ChezCateyLou.com

I have the ultimate fall hors d’oeuvres recipe for you today. Pumpkin Beer Cheese Dip, with homemade soft pretzel bites. This is football party food at its finest! The pumpkin beer gives the dip a nice spiced and slightly sweet flavor – it pairs perfectly with Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar Cheese! And of course you can’t have beer cheese dip without soft pretzels for dipping. This will be the first appetizer to disappear at your next party!

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Top 5 Recipes of 2013

Best of 2013 - Chez CateyLou

Happy New Year everybody! 2013 was a great year for TheBetterHalf and me. In addition to taking some amazing trips, we launched ChezCateyLou.com! It has been so much fun to master new recipes, learn about photography, and get to know the blogging world – and to share it all with you, my amazing readers! Blogging sure is a lot of work, but we have loved every second of it. The past few weeks have been exciting for us – we are now self-hosted and I’m looking forward to making some improvements to the blog in the upcoming weeks. I predict good things in 2014 :)

Before we get settled into 2014, I want to take a look back at my top 5 favorite recipes of 2013. I can’t even tell you how hard it was to pick only five. It is like picking your favorite child!   I’m still debating if I picked the right ones (let me know yours in the comments!), but here goes:… 

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Pumpkin Yeast Bread

Pumpkin, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice are mixed into a traditional white yeast bread. This Pumpkin Yeast Bread is so light and fluffy – perfect for toast or sandwiches!
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It is no secret that I’m putting pumpkin in everything these days.  I talked about it earlier this week when I made pumpkin coffee cake.  It is also no secret that I love to bake bread!  Just look at all of these recipes. It is really one of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday. There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread in your house.  TheBetterHalf is pretty spoiled – I can’t remember the last time we had store bought bread!… 

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Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake

Cinnamon crumbs are piled high on top of moist and flavorful pumpkin cake – this Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake is the perfect fall breakfast!

Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake | ChezCateyLou.com #pumpkin

I’m back with another pumpkin recipe. I just can’t stay away! For some reason this time of year all I want to eat is pumpkin! Like these pumpkin doughnuts, or these pumpkin doughnuts, or these pumpkin muffins. I can’t believe I am about to say this, but I like it even more than chocolate right now. Pretty sure that will change in a month or so, but for now I’m embracing pumpkin everything! … 

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, how about some pancakes? But not just any ordinary pancakes (although there’s nothing wrong with plain ol’ buttermilk pancakes or whole wheat pancakes) – sweet potato pecan pancakes! I was thinking about making pumpkin pancakes, but I have been on pumpkin overload lately. So I figured why not try out the “other orange puree” – mashed sweet potato! Is that a thing people say, the other orange puree? Probably not, but they really should…. 

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