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 ūüéÉ 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 ūüćé 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 ūüćźūüćé) 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? ¬†ūüėČ ¬†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‚Äôs the finale! part 5 of the 5favs/5ways¬†series¬†for¬†fall seasonal produce, and the focus is: cauliflower. ¬†ūüėȬ† 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‚Äôs 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? ūüėČ 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.  ūüėÄ (all recipes are meatless !) souped: roasted butternut squash soup with … More 5 fall favs: squash

5 fall favs: mushrooms

it‚Äôs 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!¬†ūüėȬ† (all recipes are¬†meatless¬†!)   1 grilled:¬†balasamic ginger grilled portobellow mushrooms via … More 5 fall favs: mushrooms