Trick-or-Treat!! As I was prepping for tomorrow’s trick-or-treat, I realized I never posted anything about last years Halloween party. For the adults, we always serve chili with all the toppings, cornbread, and a simple salad. I’ll be doing the same this year. If you’re still looking for chili recipes, you can find my Turkey Chili w/White beans recipe HERE or my Sweet Potato Chili recipe HERE. I always have a little more fun with the menu for the kiddos………..
Archives for October 2015
I absolutely love cooking in my cast iron skillets! So much in fact that I decided to reach out to a few of my food blogger friends to bring you a Cast Iron Cooking Round-Up. Posted below I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite Cast Iron recipes along with links to a few of my favorite blogger’s Cast Iron recipes. Everything, from veggies to bread, main dish to desserts. We’ve got you covered!
Biscuit Berry Shortcake is the perfect dessert! It’s a family favorite for us and I’m sure your family will love it also. Start with a freshly baked biscuit, top with juicy ripe berries, freshly whipped cream, and a small shaving of chocolate. Delicious! It’s sure to please even those that “didn’t save room for dessert.”
Trail Mix is the perfect little “party favor” or “snack” or “hostess gift.” We set out jars of this Fall Trail Mix on the table at our family reunion. The twine tied jars of assorted nuts and fall colored candies added to the table decor and I’m sure provided our guests with a nice little snack for their drive home.
I’m so glad it’s finally cool enough weather to be thinking of soup. Lots and lots of soup! My husband and I both love soup! And, more often than not, my husband loves crackers crumbled in his soup. I credit a local coffee shop on our wharf here in Santa Cruz, for his love of crackers. With your chowder (or if you’re a little one) you still get a little bag of Oyster Crackers. You know, like Saltines, only they’re little round crackers. They don’t need crumbling into the soup and float perfectly! Call my husband crazy, but he loves them!
So, taking inspiration from the Pioneer Woman and her Seasoned Buttery Crackers, I thought I’d “Soup” Up some of my husband’s favorite crackers.
Do you have a favorite season? I’ve always been a warm weather summertime gal, but over the last few years fall has become my favorite!! The weather is still gorgeous but cool in the evening, it’s dark earlier, we’re starting to build fires, and the house is filled with the scent of fall spiced candles. And . . . . the way I cook begins to change. Less bbq’s and more soups, stews, and chilies! Don’t get me wrong, I love our summertime meals, but there is something about having a big pot of soup simmering on the stovetop or chili, like this Turkey Chili with White Beans cooking in the slow cooker.
Before I talk about this Strawberry Tomato Jam, let me share a little about my past weekend.
Chicken Tortilla Soup is a long time favorite in our house. So long in fact, that I have no idea where I got this recipe. All I know is that it’s delicious, simple to make, and everyone loves it!