Recipes That Taste Like Fall!

Celebrate the season of mums, pumpkins, apple harvests and football with mouth-watering fall recipes, from pumpkin beer and easy appetizers to 20 varieties of apple cakes!

Pumpkin Spice Makes Everything Nice

The secret to making everything taste like fall, is preparing your own homemade pumpkin pie spice, courtesy of Country Living. You only need five ingredients, which you probably already have in your spice drawer or cupboard: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. You’ll be sprinkling the stuff in your coffee, on ice cream and folding it into all kinds of batter, maybe even this prize-winning pumpkin pie from Once Upon a Chef.

recipeWant a new pumpkin spice obsession? Take your pick from Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Pie Dippers, Slow-Cooker Oatmeal or Pumpkin Poke Cake from Delish. We dare you not to salivate!

Here’s a new one: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. New to us, anyway. It’s a pumpkin beer full of flavor and is pleasantly complex without being overpowering. It’s like Thanksgiving in a bottle with hints of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Want more cinnamon? Serious Eats offers novice beer brewers a simple (so THEY say) maple pumpkin ale recipe which sounds tempting. You’ll need a few different ingredients that probably aren’t in your cupboard like malt and hops, but if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at a little home brew, give it a shot!

Fall Harvest Goodies

Take advantage of Farmers’ Market finds and take a crack at Acorn Squash Agrodolce — tricky to pronounce, but easy to make and yummy to taste! The recipe calls for dried currants, honey, fresh mint, red pepper and almonds, and here’s your motivation: home cooks gave it five stars on the Food Network!

Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, comes through with a roasted Brussel Sprouts Cornbread Dressing, and we trust her with anything she puts her hand to. Her cornbread is the from-scratch kind, but if you’re in a hurry, we wouldn’t fault you for buying it in a box!

Get Ready for Some Football!

Whether you’re going to the stadium, or sitting in front of a big screen for the next Broncos game, you might want to check out these game day recipes. Chef John at All Recipes has a Baked Buffalo Chicken Dip. The dip (which may or may not pair nicely with your maple pumpkin ale — the jury’s still out!) is a mouthwatering combo of rotisserie chicken, cream cheese and Frank’s RedHot®. And don’t forget the blue cheese!

recipeSome call it Cowboy Caviar, we call it sweet-and-spice on a chip, and Culinary Hill has the recipe – loaded with red onion, black-eyed peas, corn, tomatoes and cilantro.

Recipe 4 Living has 30 finger foods perfect for tailgating or endless grazing through the gridiron action, like Chipotle Sliders, Wonton Poppers and Artichoke Bites.

The Girl Who Ate Everything makes simple melt-in your mouth Mozzarella Puffs for game day, from biscuits stuffed with cubes of mozzarella, plus oregano and garlic then brushed with pizza sauce. Or, easy-peasy, Pepperoni Cheesey Roll-ups, which incidentally have been pinned over 1.7 million times! (For dessert, check out Allison’s Nutella® Rice Krispie® Treats. Chocolate lovers will LOVE ‘em.)

And you can never have too much Frank’s RedHot® on game day and Eddie Jackson’s Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n’ Cheese sounds like a marriage made in heaven. He’s another from-scratch chef on the Food Network, but we want ours to look like his so we’re following the recipe to a teaspoon!

Apple Cake x 20!

Well, it is apple harvest time after all, so if you find yourself with a few leftover apples, Country Living has collected 20 cake recipes with apples that you can serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Afterwards, of course. From Apple Streusel Sheet Cake, and Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake, to Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake –an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but everybody else will come running!     

We Have the Recipe for a Great Community!

The homebuyers in the master-planned community of Colliers Hill love whipping up football feasts in their energy-efficient kitchens! With 10 stunning models to explore built by Shea Homes and Richmond American Homes, just minutes from historic downtown Erie, the ranch and two-story designs are priced from the upper $300s to the $600s.