Apples are one of my favorite things about fall! They are fun to pick, cook with, craft with and of course eat. We have two apple trees in our front yard and apple picking is always one of the highlights of the fall for my family. We end up with bushels and bushels of apples, so I am always looking for new ways to use them. This collection of recipes, crafts and activities from the Social Fabric community has so many fantastic ideas! I usually make apple desserts, but I am very intrigued by some of these savory apple recipes. Pick or buy some apples this weekend and create some new fall memories for yourself and your loved ones!
Quick breads are perfect for the holidays, like this Caramel Apple Pecan Bread.
This is a moist, rich bread that is full of pecans and apples, and then topped off with more pecans and a sweet caramel sauce. I have made this both with and without the Caramel sauce, and it is tasty both ways. My husband and I prefer the slightly less sweet version without the Caramel sauce, but the kids like it better with it. So last time I made it I doubled the recipe and made one with the sauce and one without – it seemed like a good compromise to me!Continue Reading
This is a traditional dish from Upstate New York, Utica Greens.
It is a signature side dish for the Italian-Americans who live in Utica, and is commonly found in restaurants all over the area. There is even an annual Utica Greens Fest in Utica every fall, which features lots of food and art. There are many different ways to make it, but it traditionally includes escarole, hot peppers and garlic.Continue Reading
I love banana bread, and these Banana Walnut Cookies have all the delicious banana bread flavor. Plus they are dairy free and gluten free, so they are great to make for those with food allergies.
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Halloween Bark is an easy seasonal treat that is sure to please!
I like it because it is so simple to make, and looks great despite the fact there is no baking or special pans involved. It is also easy for kids to make! You can use almost any candy to create it, and it is a fun way to use up an extra candy you have laying around after the holiday.Continue Reading
My kids and I enjoy making smoothies for a quick snack or light lunch. This Apple Smoothie is my favorite Fall smoothie! It is simple to make, but tasty and filling, which makes it perfect for a whipping up a quick treat. With fresh picked apples it is the perfect fall beverage.
I like to make this smoothie without peeling the apple, and I have a Vitamix blender, which has no problem blending up the skin. I think itt looks pretty with all the flecks of red in the smoothie, and there are quite a few nutrients in the skin too. But if you have a less powerful blender you might want to peel the apple first. This is perfect for tart apples like Northern Spy, Braeburn or Paula Red.Continue Reading