One of the best things about Fall is football season starting, and all of the wonderful snacking and tailgating that goes along with that! One of our family favorites ANY time of the year is Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders - baked and tender chicken, coated with a perfectly spiced sticky buffalo wing sauce and served with the BEST Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce ever - finger licking good!
I always forget how much everyone loves these - but they keep reminding me!
Is it Banana Bread, or is it Pumpkin Bread? This perfectly spiced Pumpkin Banana Bread is the best of both! So moist and tender, loaded with cinnamon, ginger and vanilla, and topped with a Maple Glaze that melts in your mouth...your family will fall in love with this too!
A family-favorite for years, my girls have told me so many times that I should be selling loaves of this to Starbucks, where they would be charging everyone BIG BUCKS for every slice! But nah, we'll keep it our little secret, and share it only with special people - like you!
You can't go wrong with warm butternut squash, crisp and caramelized on the outside, and buttery soft and tender in the middle! Perfectly roasted, these are a wonderful side dish for Thanksgiving or alongside any of your autumn dinners.
If you have little ones (or big ones for that matter) that aren't crazy about vegetables, a healthy spoonful of Honey-Cinnamon Cream Drizzle on top makes these impossible to resist!
For fun with your little ones, you can't go wrong with Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, but fill them with Maple Brown Buttercream Filling? Everyone will be fighting for a handful of these delicious little treats! My kiddos also call these "Pumpkin Gobs", and love them filled with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting or Marshmallow Cream Filling.
Whoopie pies are an American classic. Made of soft, moist, little cakes filled with a sweet, creamy and fluffy filling. I've never been able to figure out why they are called "pies" when they resemble little cakes so much more! The original flavor is chocolate, filled with marshmallow filling. The batter is thick, a cross between cake batter and cookie dough, and the texture is soft and tender. But in the autumn, there's nothing better than a Pumpkin Whoopie Pie!
I don't know about you, but there is something that is just SO HARD when the days start getting shorter and nightfall seems to come faster and faster! Throw in long and crazy days at work, and hangry kiddos waiting for dinner the minute I walk thru the door, there are days I just need something SUPER fast and easy!
Loaded with four varieties of melted cheese, Ravioli & Spinach Lasagna is so quick and easy to make that it's perfect for weeknight dinners! Everything you love about lasagna - layers of tender cheese ravioli, hearty Italian marinara sauce, fresh spinach and TONS of melted cheese - your family will fall in love with this too!
Sweet and savory corn muffins are tender and rich, and loaded with texture. Glazed with Homemade Honey Butter warm from the oven, the topping is so wonderful that you will want to devour muffin top after muffin top! Perfect with homemade chili or served with warm maple syrup as a breakfast treat – you are going to LOVE these!
This recipe brings back such wonderful memories! It's one of those times that I get out my Mom's old ceramic mixing bowl and her wooden spoon, and mix these up the old-fashioned way - with lots of gentle stirring and lots of love!
Something this simple really doesn't need a recipe, but Honey Butter is once of those simple things that makes you thump your head and ask, "Why didn't I think of that earlier?" So I'm just putting this out there, to help you remember next time!
Homemade Honey Butter is the perfect topping on corn muffins, cornbread, buttermilk waffles and warm French toast. And for all my Norwegian family and friends, it's also pretty darn wonderful on lefse!
Are you one of the many that adores everything pumpkin spice?
These Pumpkin Waffles are everything you love in a waffle - light, buttery and crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Filled with creamy pumpkin, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices, these are perfect with homemade Cinnamon Cream Cheese Drizzle, or served simply with whipped butter and warm maple syrup. Our favorite way to start an autumn morning!
Ahhhhhhh.....finally the best season of the year is here! Warm autumn days and crisp evenings, trees changing color every day, bonfires, hayrides, and one of our family favorites - many trips to the local apple orchards. September has always been the month for baking and cooking with fresh, just-picked apples - sweet, tart, green, golden and ruby red - in so many varieties and in any shape and size!
I'm sharing some of our favorite family apples with you today. It's almost impossible to pick the best of the bunch, so take my lead and try them all!
Starting with Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars, with a buttery and flaky crust, layered with tender apple slices, a brown sugar streusel topping, and drizzled with homemade salted caramel...but what a way to start!
What a way to kick off fall - with a tall stack of hot Caramel Apple Pancakes! Spiced cinnamon, ginger and apple pie spices, these tender applesauce pancakes are sprinkled with bite-sized pieces of tart granny smith and sweet honey crisp apples, drizzled with homemade Salted Caramel Sauce. Such a yummy way to start the day!
Always on our menu for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Glazed Apples & Cranberries are perfect not only with Holiday Ham, but also great with pork tenderloin. If you love apple pie, you will LOVE all of the tart and sweet apple slices, with the sweet tang of cranberries, in a light and perfect glaze. These are also wonderful spooned on a bowl of hot oatmeal or topped with crunchy granola in the morning.
Now that apple season has arrived, it's time to get baking! I used to think that there was no way to improve on homemade Classic Apple Pie, that was until I tweaked the recipe just a bit and created my Salted Caramel Apple Pie. I've made this with both Salted Caramel Sauce and Apple Cider Caramel Sauce...it is wonderful either way you make it! Which do you prefer?
For a savory autumn dinner, there's nothing better than Roasted Apple & Maple Glazed Chicken. Tender roasted chicken, with the perfect blend of sweet and spicy! Tasty roasted apples with just a touch of maple syrup are the base of the tangiest, sweetest grilling sauce you have ever tasted! My Roasted Apple & Maple Grilling Sauce is also perfect on grilled cedar-plank salmon or pork. I also use this sauce in my Autumn Apple Slaw Salad.
Caramel Apple & Pecan Monkey Bread started off as a crazy experiment that went terribly RIGHT! My kiddos are evenly divided about whether or not I should put pecans on Caramel Monkey Bread, but in the Fall when I have a nice basket of apples just calling out to me, what could be better than this for a special treat?
What is it that makes apples and caramel so perfect for each other? This autumn-spiced caramel is rich and creamy, so incredibly silky, and perfect is so many of my fall baking recipes. It pairs perfectly with anything apple - whether you're saucing or dipping! For entertaining, there is nothing easier than slicing up fresh apples and serving with a crock of warm Apple Cider Caramel Sauce & Dip.
Sugar and spice, and everything nice! Lazy autumn mornings are just made for Sugar & Spice Applesauce Pancakes with Maple Cinnamon Syrup. Take a stack of applesauce, whole-wheat and fresh buttermilk pancakes, and drizzle with warm and buttery Maple Cinnamon Syrup. This is the kind of breakfast that is going to stay with you for a few hours of raking leaves or tackling end-of-the-season chores. Get your plates - your pancakes are flipped and ready!
No list of favorite apple recipes would be complete without Old Fashioned Apple Crisp. I've been making this for as long as I can remember! One of the first things that I bake each Fall, I make more batches of this than I can count. One of my kiddos even asks for this instead of birthday cake for her October celebration. It's so good warm from the oven, with a scoop of vanilla bean or butter pecan ice cream!
For even more family-favorite apple recipes,