Fall is here!

16 10 2012

My favorite time of the year in terms of food and crafting! I’m not a fan of cold weather, but I can tolerate a cool 50 or 60 degrees during the fall – especially because it means pumpkin flavored everything! 

Two weekends ago I started decorating for halloween and with some inspiration from Pinterest, I made two pumpkins for our front porch




Next I made pumpkin fudge. Recipe here: http://familybites.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/pumpkin-pie-fudge.html

Still trying to finish it off – super yummy!


This weekend it was pumpkin bread (2 loaves and 12 muffins)…I think we might turn into pumpkins after all of that! Pumpkin bread is a big tradition in my family, we eat it all fall and winter and its our Christmas morning snack before opening presents. This was my first time to make it for Sam, considering the first loaf is almost gone, I’d say it was a hit! Here’s the recipe for anyone who’s interested:


Makes 3 loaves:

3 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

1 can pumpkin

1 cup water

Mix together and add:

3.5 cups flour

1 tsp allspice

1 tsp cinnamon

.5 tsp bakin powder

2 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp salt

Bake at 350 for 45 mins to 1 hour


Fall also means its time for soup. One of my favorites is my moms baked potato soup – it’s super simple and easy to make. Here’s the recipe for any of you soup lovers:

Half of a medium yellow onion, chopped

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup flour

1 qt chicken broth

2 cups half & half

5-6 medium potatoes – cooked until tender and cut in small cubes

For garnish: bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions

In large soup pot cook onion in butter over medium heat until tender. Blend in flour until smooth and cook 1 min while stirring. Slowly wisk in chicken broth and half&half. Cook until mixture boils, reduce heat to low and add potatoes. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste and heat through for a few minutes. Garnish with bacon, cheese and onions. 


I have a few more fall recipes I’m eager to try – I’ll keep ya’ll updated with the good ones!





One response

16 10 2012
Mark McKinnon

Never seen pumpkins decorated like that. Very cool!

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