I not only love the burnt orange, fiery reds, and brilliant yellows that fall brings, but I also enjoy the flavors of fall. I even try to branch out in my cooking and try new recipes so I can enjoy flavors like pumpkin, cranberry, and apple in new ways.
I found two recipes on Allrecipies.com that did not disappoint. The first one is called Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread. When you bake this bread it fills your whole house with the smell of fall… the pumpkin, the cinnamon… ummmm. It is soft and full of flavor. Over 5,000 people have reviewed this bread and it has five out of five stars. For the ingredients, directions, photos and even videos on how to bake this bread go to this link: Pumpkin Bread. The only thing I did differently was not use three 7in. x 3in. pans. I used two 9in. x 5in. ceramic baking dishes and baked both in the oven at the same time for 1hr. 15min.
Cranberries are another one of my fall favorites, and I found a spinach salad called Jamie’s Cranberry Spinach Salad. With over 2,700 reviews and five stars, I knew I couldn’t go wrong trying it. It was delicious! The best part was the dressing. I’m not a big fan of onions though, so for me, next time I’ll omit the minced onion in the dressing. If you like onions, they add great flavor and if you follow the directions you will have a flavorful and yummy salad.
|A pic of Lisa from FB with
her gorgeous new hairdo
To help celebrate trying out these new recipes, I invited a few friends over and we had a wonderful time sampling these and a few other dishes. My friend Lisa from the Pampered Chef (click link to go to her web-site) prepared a breakfast ring with eggs, ham and cheese for everyone and I sliced up some apples and served them with carmel dipping sauce as an appetizer.
I’ve included a link to a similar breakfast ring recipe in case you want to try this at home (click on “breakfast ring” above ).
And this blog wouldn’t be complete without a few photos from this “Fall Foodie” event.
This little rock star, Malia, was the only guest under age 3 who could ride this tricycle all be herself. She’s even cuter in person!