So excited to share these homemade apple fritters with a decadent salted maple glaze. This is exactly the kind of recipe to save for a relaxing fall weekend…you can whip them up for breakfast, a midday snack, or even dessert. The fritters are heavy on the cinnamon and full of sweet caramelized apples. Fried until golden, crisp on the outside, and pillowy on the inside. And then (double) dipped in the silky-smooth salted maple glaze. There’s just no better fall treat to splurge on! Continue reading “Apple Fritters with Salted Maple Glaze”
A fall dinner full of flavor to welcome in October: spicy maple mustard chicken with creamy polenta. Chicken thighs are pan-seared in a skillet until crisp and juicy, then coated in a really flavorful sweet and spicy glaze, and served over creamy white cheddar polenta with caramelized butternut squash & wilted greens alongside. It’s a fun, healthy-ish meal that’s every bit as delicious as it is satisfying. Continue reading “Spicy Maple Mustard Chicken with Creamy Polenta”
Happy fall! Officially ringing in the new autumn season with these caramelized cinnamon apple crumb bars. They are simply the perfect, easy fall dessert to kick off the baking season – soft, cinnamon-filled shortbread crust, a gooey brown sugar & apple filling, and a buttery streusel topping. I love eating these warm out of the oven, and then snacking on them all week long. Your kitchen will smell amazing, and they’re bound to get you into the fall spirit!
Happy official first day of autumn! I’m sharing the 12 most popular fall recipes here on the blog to help us get in the mood for a very cozy, comforting season of cooking & baking ahead. Here are the fall recipes that readers keep coming back to over the years, along with a few new ones from last year that quickly shot up to the top of the list. Plus, a few bonus recipes at the end that are some of my personal fall favorites! Continue reading “The 12 Most Popular Fall Recipes”
Nothing is more comforting or more delicious than this tomato basil risotto. Sweet cherry tomatoes are cooked down with olive oil, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper, then blended until smooth with lots of fresh basil. This rich, vibrant mixture is used to cook the rice. White wine, butter, and lots of parmesan cheese are added in as well. The result is a risotto with intoxicating tomato flavor and a creamy, silky-smooth texture. Continue reading “Tomato Basil Risotto”
Sharing a quick, easy appetizer to start your Thanksgiving meal on the tastiest note: caramelized butternut squash toast with ricotta & balsamic. Crusty Italian bread toasted until golden, topped with a creamy swoosh of whipped ricotta, butternut squash flavored with balsamic and maple syrup, and a few leaves of fried sage. The prettiest, most festive toast recipe that comes together effortlessly! Continue reading “Caramelized Butternut Squash Toast with Ricotta & Balsamic”
The perfect complete fall dinner: maple pecan crusted pork chops with cheddar mashed red potatoes & a simple apple slaw! Pork chops are pounded thin and then coated in a maple pecan crust. They’re cooked on the stovetop until golden and then baked until tender & juicy. Served with the tastiest potatoes and a really bright, refreshing seasonal slaw. This meal is hearty and substantial, and would work any night of the week!
An extra simple, extra flavorful chipotle chili with a side of honey cheddar cornbread. It’s full of warm spices, caramelized onions, lots of peppers, and kidney beans. Includes minimal ingredients, yet packs in a nice kick from the chipotle peppers & adobo sauce. Topped with all the usual suspects, this chili is the perfect thing to cozy up with!
The most delicious, seasonal pumpkin risotto – full of fresh thyme, white wine, a little butter, honey for some sweetness, lots of parmesan cheese, and topped with crispy bacon & black pepper. It is the perfect side dish for any meal this time of year!
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What could be better as a weekend breakfast than a fall-inspired polenta breakfast platter with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, melted apples, and wilted greens?! The polenta is full of cheddar cheese and each bite has flavors of sage and maple running throughout. It’s hearty and comforting, best served with a hot cup of coffee alongside on a very slow, relaxing crisp fall morning! Continue reading “Polenta Breakfast Platter with Melted Apples & Greens”