When family and friends gather together at our home for Halloween parties, one of my favorite things to pull together is a Halloween Charcuterie Board – easily customized with cheese, meats, fruits, nuts and crackers already on hand, and each one is a little bit different. There’s nothing better than easy entertaining – and everyone goes CRAZY for this autumn-themed board – full of spicy flavor and colorful meats, cheeses & crackers.
For young and old alike, a Halloween Sweets & Treats Board is loaded with more fun and surprises than a haunted house! When I first started putting together a Halloween-themed sweets board, I was thinking about my little ones…but it turned out to be a huge hit with EVERYONE! Filled with your favorite homemade treats and all things sweet, nothing is more easy, fun and perfect for Halloween celebrations!
Fudgy homemade Skeleton Brownies are spooky good! Dark chocolate chewy brownies made fresh from scratch, and topped with Easy Royal Icing “bones”. As much fun to make as they are to eat, and perfect for a Halloween party!
Rich, chewy and moist homemade brownies are always wonderful - and you'll adore these - and so will everyone else! Just plain fun, and so simple to make!
Let's celebrate fall! If you love caramel apples, you are going to LOVE a Caramel Apple Martini! Simple, refreshing, easy and fun – these are the perfect autumn cocktail…almost too pretty to drink!
Fuji Apple Chicken Salad with Sweet Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing is my take on Panera's Fuji Chicken Salad - loaded with fresh greens, tender chicken, apple slices, fresh blueberries, and sprinkled with glazed pecans and gorgonzola cheese. The Sweet Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing is perfect drizzled on top – so many layers of flavors! It's everything we love in a salad!
Caramel Apple Banana Bread Bites are without a doubt the most perfect autumn treat ever! With a super-moist texture, buttery banana flavor, and incredibly soft crumb, this becomes an over-the-top family favorite when topped with a caramel apple topping. Serve warm for an extra special treat!
It is always such a treat to grill the last fresh wild Copper River sockeye salmon of the season, and Salmon with Grilled Apple & Maple Glaze is one of our favorite recipes in the Fall!
This incredibly flavorful Roasted Apple & Maple Grille Glaze is perfection - just the right amount of tangy and sweet - the perfect glaze for fresh salmon and one of our favorites!
The autumn flavors and smells of grilling, apple and maple are just what we need to get the season going!
Isn't it amazing how quickly we can flip from summer and over to autumn? And the flavors of fall are so wonderful - fresh apples, maple, pumpkin, and the rich and aromatic autumn spices - cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Tasty roasted apples and just a touch of maple syrup are the base of Roasted Apple & Maple Grille Sauce - the tangiest, sweetest grilling barbecue sauce and glaze you have ever tasted! Very similar to Stonewall Kitchen's Roasted Apple Grille Sauce - but even fresher and better when you make it yourself! This slightly sweet and tangy sauce is a family favorite - even my little ones love it!
Fresh apples and just a touch of maple syrup fuse into a divine marinade, barbeque sauce and glaze. Perfect for fall grilling!
When family and friends gather together at our home for football parties, one of my favorite things to pull together is a Football Charcuterie Board – easily customized with cheese, meats, fruits, nuts and crackers already on hand, and each one is a little bit different. There’s nothing better than easy entertaining – and everyone goes NUTS for this autumn-themed board. Touchdown for me!
Move over Halloween - there's a new holiday in town! Out of the way Snickers, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfingers and all you other Halloween treats! Did you know that today is National Caramel Apple Day?
And what a way to celebrate - with a stack of hot Caramel Apple Pancakes! Spiced Applesauce Pancakes sprinkled with bite-sized pieces of tart granny smith and sweet honey crisp apples, drizzled with homemade Caramel "Silk in a Jar" Sauce, Salted Caramel Sauce or my Apple Cider Caramel Sauce!
If you love caramel apples, you are going to LOVE Salted Caramel Apple Mimosas! Simple, refreshing, easy and fun – these are the perfect autumn cocktail…almost too pretty to drink - a celebration of the fall harvest season and oh so good!
If you love roasted chicken, this tender Apple Cranberry Chicken Skillet is the perfect autumn dinner. Fresh apple cider, chicken broth, cranberries and apple slices, savory country mustard and caramelized brown sugar create a perfectly sweet and savory sauce. One skillet and so many layers of flavor create a fabulous and easy weeknight dinner!
We had a special little guy celebrating his first birthday - a "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE" first birthday party to be specific!
This grandma was in charge of sweets and treats - and I had so much fun putting together Wild One sugar cookies and cupcakes for the celebration!
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