There’s nothing more comforting for fall than homemade apple butter and buttermilk biscuits! Add in some country ham, and this unexpected combination is the perfect mix of sweet and salty and such a good autumn breakfast option, snack, or lunch! The apple butter could not be easier to make as you literally just throw everything in the crockpot and let it do all the work! I really worked with the amounts of sugar and spices to get just the right blend so it’s not overly sweet and you can taste the apple flavor even more. I also used this apple butter on my autumn cheeseboard and it was the perfect compliment to both sharp and milder cheeses. I love this biscuit recipe as well because they are perfectly fluffy, just the right amount of salty, and a little crisp on the edges.Read More
I’ve been craving all the comfort foods at this stage in my pregnancy and I’m so excited to start making all my favorite fall recipes. I don’t know how I made it this long without sharing this chili recipe, but it’s one of my favorite dinners for fall and winter. This chili is no fuss and nothing fancy, but so hearty and delicious! My secret is using half ground pork and half ground beef for extra flavor. This chili has just the right amount of spice and seasoning without being too overpowering. You can serve with or without spaghetti and customize with your favorite toppings (I’ve listed mine below).Read More
I made these autumn spiced nuts for my autumn cheeseboard workshop and they were a huge hit! I had made spiced nuts for the holidays in the oven before but this crockpot recipe was so much easier and actually dispersed the flavor a lot better. It also will fill your whole home with the smell of autumn which is a huge plus! The nuts have the perfect balance of sweet and salty ingredients and spices making them an easy snack or appetizer pairing. This recipe also makes such a quick and easy homemade gift for party favor!Read More
Well I couldn't wait any longer to make my first fall recipe of the season, especially with the amazing cool weather we've been having the past few days in Kentucky! I normally don't do much cooking when it comes to breakfast, unless it breakfast for dinner, but I do LOVE waffles! They are probably my favorite breakfast food, although I have to admit I hardly ever make them from scratch. These waffles are perfect because they're not overwhelmingly sweet and the crisp apples add just the right amount of brightness and fall flavor. They're also super easy and quick to make and something the whole family will love! Get all the ingredients and instructions for whipping these up below!
for the waffles (makes 4-6 waffles):
- 1 cup finely diced apple
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter - melted
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
for the bourbon syrup:
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- pinch of Salt
- 1 tablespoon Bourbon
1. Mix the first 5 ingredients in large bowl. Next add flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt and continue mixing until smooth.
2. Carefully pour the batter into a preheated and greased waffle iron. Cook until crisp, about 4-5 minutes a piece.
3. For the bourbon syrup: melt the 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour in the syrup and let it cook for 3-4 minutes, until the syrup is warmed all the way through. Remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, and bourbon.
4. Top waffles with some salted butter, drizzle of bourbon syrup, and a sprinkle of cinnamon and powdered sugar!
I've said it before, but some of my all-time favorite recipes come from Southern Living magazine, particularly their summer issues. This is another favorite that I tweaked the instructions for just slightly, but overall kept the ingredients pretty much the same. The simple balsamic and olive oil penne pasta base is so light, flavorful, and perfect for summer. It also allows the dish to be able to be served both hot or cold, and makes it compatible with a variety of different ingredients if you want to switch it up! This is a great "clean out your fridge" pasta as you can customize it as you want with any kind of cold cuts, Italian cheese, and roasted vegetables.Read More
One of my favorite ways to entertain outdoors is to set up different food and beverage stations for guest to enjoy. Putting together a big bar cart or beverage table away from the food set-up gives your guests plenty of drink options and the ability to customize their own drinks, while also freeing up space for food on your counter-tops or buffet! I love having designated areas for food, drink, and desserts when entertaining as it helps spread guests out and gives them somewhat of an activity to do as they go from station to station.Read More
This pizza was completely spontaneous, as we just walked through the farmer's market and picked out ingredients that we loved and thought would go well together. We ended up with crumbly Italian sausage, fresh basil, over easy quail eggs, melty Italian cheeses, tomato sauce, and fresh cracked pepper over a crispy garlic and herb crust. We often order a pizza at one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Charleston that has quail eggs and it is SO good! The combination of the sausage, eggs, and cheese is perfect as the sausage adds a little spice and robust flavor while the eggs are perfectly mild with a unique texture. As mentioned above, we found our quail eggs at the local farmer's market, but I believe they often have them at Whole Foods too or check your local specialty grocery. They are perfect for topping pizzas or flatbreads because of their petite size and mild flavor.Read More
Summer is the perfect time for homemade pizza piled high with fresh produce from the garden! This summer pizza features fresh roasted vegetables on top of a garlic butter pesto sauce base and smothered with plenty of melty cheese. I also added some bits of fresh basil on top for extra flavor and color. Overall this pizza is super light, flavorful, and bright and so perfect for an easy summer dinner! We got all our vegetables and basil from the local farmer's market and I used Trader Joe's fresh garlic and herb pizza dough which makes at-home pizza making so easy and delicious!Read More