From apples to pumpkins to dark leafy greens, fall is everyone’s favorite time to cook, so I’m sharing more than 20 Perfect Fall Recipes!
We all do it. What’s that, you ask? We all wait for the time of year when everything is pumpkin spice. Don’t try to deny it. Even if you think things like pumpkin spice breakfast sausage and pumpkin spice pasta sounds nauseating (no argument there), I dare you to argue with the fact that by the time pumpkin spice completely dominates everything around us, we’re ready for the cold weather, the holidays, and all of the cooking that goes along with it. We may not all like to eat all pumpkin, all the time, but fall is such an extraordinary time to breakout the crockpot, let those soups, stews, and chilis simmer, create freezer meals and casseroles, and make goodies with pumpkin. I’ve rounded up a ton of fall recipes to give you some inspiration in the kitchen. Enjoy!
This time of year is so much fun with pumpkin everything and costumes galore. In this post, I’ve got recipes for 20+ Halloween Treats that you will love!
One of the perks of having a food blog is that I have gotten to be friends with some incredibly talented bloggers. Each month the group of us puts together a seasonal recipe round up for your viewing pleasure. I have a feeling this Halloween round up is going to be one of my favorites. Although I’ve created a few of my own awesome Halloween recipes like my zombie shooter, ghost meringue cookies, witches’ brew, trick-or-treat overload bars, and spooky carrot curry soup, my favorite and most popular Halloween recipe that I’ve ever posted is without a doubt my vampire cocktail. I’ve made it super easy for you… all you need to do is scroll down the post and let your eyes feast on all the fun and delicious recipes. Be sure to let me know which one looks like your favorite!
Don’t let the summer heat interfere with you enjoying the best meal of the day. I’ve rounded up 20+ No Bake Desserts that your friends and family will love!
Having my own food blog has some serious perks. Of the dozens of reasons why I love my little hobby, one of them has been all of the awesome people I have gotten to know over the past year. Its one thing to get to know people online. You all know what I’m talking about. You know, the people you make Facebook friends with because you have a related friend or interest. I have lots of those now because of the food blog, however the ones I’m referring to are the people I’ve gotten to meet in person. In the Spring, I experienced one of the best weekends of my life at a food conference that was held right here in Portland – Indulge PDX. It was such an incredible experience and I loved getting to meet so many talented food bloggers. If you had any idea how much behind the scenes work goes into keeping one of these things active, you might just think anyone with a successful blog is the hardest working person you know. The two ladies that left the deepest impression on me were Sandra from A Dash of Insanity and Sarah of High Heels and Grills. I went to the conference with my good friend Aubrey of the mega popular Real Housemoms blog, and she and I instantly hit it off with Sandra and Sarah as if we had been best friends forever (to put things into perspective – that was a term I never ever use, just like LOL). Their situation was similar to ours where Sarah had a successful blog and she got Sandra addicted to blogging, just like Aubrey did me. Long story short, a successful blog requires positive collaboration with other bloggers, and I’m lucky enough to be in such good company. One of the awesome perks of being friends with such an awesome group of bloggers is that we can put together wonderful recipe roundups like this one! Expect to see awesomeness coming from this group monthly. Enjoy!
Fall is not complete until you make a batch of Pumpkin Banana Bread with Walnut Streusel. Its better than any pumpkin or banana bread you’ve ever had!
I can’t seem to get enough pumpkin! I still have an entire sugar pumpkin in the frig that I roasted a few days ago. I’ve already made everything from a pumpkin pie martini to pumpkin hazelnut pancakes. Why does it have to taste so darn good? Why??? Now, I consider myself a pretty decent cook. If I started a food blog and was a crappy cook, I wouldn’t be doing anyone any favors, right? Well, despite my ability to make a variety of food that tastes good, I’ve always struggled with sweet breads like this. They always seem to turn out a little too dense or a little too dry. I luck out now and again and have made yummy ones like a cinnamon zucchini bread and a Mexican chocloate summer squash bread. But otherwise, there have been more fails than successes in my past.
Here’s the story behind this bread. I had roasted pumpkin in the frig and I had three very ripe bananas sitting on the counter. I didn’t want to make a plain pumpkin bread and toss the bananas in the garbage, and I didn’t want to make a plain banana bread because it is Fall y’all. So, I figured what the heck, let’s see what this combo tastes like. The reason I was so surprised with this recipe was because it turned out so amazingly good – not only because of the combination of pumpkin and banana, but because I completely made the recipe up and it actually turned out! It was perfectly moist and perfectly sweet. The walnut struesel set it over the top. Next time I make this I’ll probably try pouring half the batter in the pan, then adding the streusel layer, then more bread on the top. That way no pieces will escape when I’m taking my unreasonably large bite!
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