Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall favorites. {recipes}


 If there is one time of year that makes me think of certain foods and recipes, its Fall. Hands down. I mean, pumpkin and apples. Need I say more? So I thought I'd share my three absolute favorites for this time of year. 

Apple bars// I've blogged about these babies before and I have no shame about doing it again. They are that good. I've been eating these every Fall for as long as I can remember and as soon as apple season begins each year, I start looking for the first excuse to make them. Someone's birthday? Cooking club? Small group? Apples are on sale? I'm just hungry? All of those work. TRY THESE ASAP.

Pumpkin bread// Ok. I know everyone has a recipe for this. Gold star for us all. But the secret to the BEST EVER pumpkin bread is in how you bake it. You guys, if you have an oval {not circle} crockpot, you can make this. And you should. 

Southwestern White Chili// I've adapted this over the years and it never turns out exactly the same {its one of those recipes}. But as someone who actually hates regular, red chili {sue me.}, I love having my own version while everyone else is freaking out about chili-season. I also dislike pretty much all beans, so I use my immersion blender to blend 2/3 of the beans in the broth and still have the flavor/thickness but none of the slimy bean-ness in the chili. Thanks for that tip, mom! And I love that this recipe is a bit spicy and has tons of flavor overall. 

In crockpot, combine 1c chopped onion, 4 cloves garlic, 2tsp cumin, 1tsp oregano, 1/4tsp ground red pepper, 2 15oz can Great Northern beans {1-1.5 pureed}, 2 4oz cans diced green chile peppers, 4c chicken broth, and 3c cooked chicken {shredded}. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3.5-4 hours. Stir in 8oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese before serving!

But seriously, I know I'm missing some Fall staples here. What are you favorite recipes that you break out every Fall? Share away!

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