pumpkin tarts.

I was never a huge fan of pumpkin.  it was a vegetable I would more tolerate than actually request.  but I’ve actually begun to really appreciate it for breakfast, brunch, and even just roasted with some olive oil for a perfect side dish.  yet, one classic pumpkin dish, (hint: its readily available at Thanksgiving) has always … More pumpkin tarts.

pumpkin maple muffins with sauteed apple filling

I found a pumpkin maple muffin đŸŽƒ recipe on the nytimes cooking site that’s perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch.  I added a little extra to this already delicious recipe, but it’s a win-win.  here’s how I made it: first, this recipe calls for pumpkin puree and I didn’t have the canned version BUT I did have an actual pumpkin (that … More pumpkin maple muffins with sauteed apple filling

old fashioned apple cake with cream cheese frosting

after apple picking 🍎 last week, I now have to get creative with a bunch of sweet delicious apples.  (apples are one of my absolute favs).  one of the first recipes I found intriguing was this old fashioned apple cake from King Arthur Flour.  I made a few minor modifications, but I would recommend this cake any time of the … More old fashioned apple cake with cream cheese frosting

fall favs: sweets

celebrate fall seasonal produce with a display of scrumptious sweets.  perfect for an autumn inspired wedding or party.  which one will you try? Sweets basket of fresh apples and pears  (show them off 🍐🍎) southern style caramel apples via southern living gluten free pumpkin apple pie crisp via the whole serving pear vanilla sorbet via a pastry … More fall favs: sweets

fall favs: weekend brunch

it’s time for a seasonal fall brunch, who’s in?  😉  here’s a weekend brunch menu celebrating the best of seasonal produce and our personal FallFavs.  what do you think?  starters bowl of fresh apples and pears apple pecan arugula salad via minimalist baker savor creamy cheesy scrambled eggs via jessica in the kitchen polenta rounds w/wilted spinach … More fall favs: weekend brunch

5 fall favs: cauliflower

it’s the finale! part 5 of the 5favs/5ways series for fall seasonal produce, and the focus is: cauliflower.  😉  this cruciferous vegetable contains vitamins, minerals, and may even help lower the risk of some cancers (learn more about the health benefits here).  so, here’s my 5 favorite ways to eat cauliflower.  what do you think? 1 in salad: cauliflower broccoli … More 5 fall favs: cauliflower

5 fall favs: squash

it’s part 4 of the 5favs/5ways series for fall seasonal produce, and the focus is: squash.  is there anything more symbolic of the fall season? 😉 this delectable vegetable is part of the eat-in-color orange family and here are my 5 favorite ways to enjoy them.  and please share your recipe favs too.  đŸ˜€ (all recipes are meatless !) souped: roasted butternut squash soup with … More 5 fall favs: squash

5 fall favs: mushrooms

it’s part 3 of the 5favs/5ways series for fall seasonal produce, and the focus is: mushrooms.  low in calories with essential B vitamins, per Cooking Light they are available year-round but are at their peak in the fall/winter season.  so here’s our 5 favorite ways to enjoy them.  share your favs! 😉  (all recipes are meatless !)   1 grilled: balasamic ginger grilled portobellow mushrooms via … More 5 fall favs: mushrooms