We are totally cheating this week and bringing our second post of the week to you via a list of some of our favorite Fall/Winter things we’ve made here at Full Fork Ahead. Fall is right around the corner – September 22nd, here we come! Personally I’ve been ready for it since the beginning of August, which, all things considered, was much more mild than we usually have it around these here parts. Normally by now our grass is brown and crunchy and the texture of months-old convenience store jerky, but it’s actually green. So green it’s almost neon. We’ve been getting tons of rain and the sun is starting to set in that golden, amber way it does in the Fall and it’s all so…blissful sigh.
So we thought we’d try to sway you to the cooler side of things with ideas on what to plan for in the upcoming weeks as Fall settles in nice and cozy-like.
We’re taking you back to 2010 when we first made this delicious Baked Eggs with Bacon and Spinach. I still make this one for hubby and I occasionally when the cooler weather allows for higher oven temps that really heat up the kitchen. Spinach may seem a little odd a choice for breakfast for some but it is heavenly in this dish. Highly recommended.
In case you’re in the mood for the sweeter side of breakfast, this Breakfast Bread Pudding is the perfect fit. The bonus is that it’s really easy and pretty quick to make the morning you serve it.
There’s almost nothing more satisfying than baking up your own fresh biscuits. Give these classic Garlic Cheese Biscuits a try no matter the time of day.
One of the most fun recipes we tried was this one for Asiago Bagels. These came out so perfect I almost couldn’t believe it. They are a tougher chewy on the outside, softly chewy inside and they toast great. All that asiago flavor really comes out great when toasting, too. Fall is the perfect time to try making your own bagels!
This is the only beef stew I’m allowed to make anymore. It’s Julia Childs’ Boeuf Bourguignon and it is utterly fabulous. It’s one of the longer recipes we’ve featured on here but it is completely worth it. So. Completely. Worth it! As soon as we start having 70-degree days that dip down into 40 and 50-degree nights I’m making this again. Can’t wait!
This is one of my family’s favorite soups, Swiss Chard, White Bean and Sausage Soup. I adapted it over several trials from a basic Food Network recipe that was part of a large list of soup ideas. It’s quick, really easy and full of flavor that’s also very filling. All you need is a bowl of this and some good bread to dip in it.
Chili is one of those particularly individual soups/stews. Everyone has a version they love and the rest are just wrong. We’re here to tell you that this Pumpkin and Pork Chili is worth venturing out on the limb for. Sis blogging partner brought it over and I admit I was skeptical. I can’t even take much spiciness in my food but we loved this one.
This was our first time ever making rice pudding and I’ve been a devoted fan since. These Rice Pudding Parfaits with Caramel Apples make a great dessert idea for guests, too. You don’t really have to layer them parfait style, but it turned out great with the apples.
There’s almost nothing more fun than cute little food on a stick and these Pie Pops pretty much take the cake. They’re super easy and therefore easy to do with the kiddos. Make your own fillings with simple mashed fruits, sugar and maybe a little bit of spices, or buy your favorite jam to fill ’em up instead. Either way – have fun!
I like making cakes like this because, presentation-wise, there’s not a thing wrong with them being a little disheveled. Or a lot in my case. Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a little time-involved but a lot of that is cooling time, too, which we like to think of as relaxation time. This is such a perfect cake for enjoying in the Fall. I’m making it again ASAP!
There’s tons more we could list here but a. I dunno what better way to end it this time than with a pumpkin spice cake – YUM and b. the hour, it grows late here at Casa de Full Fork. I’ve got to go put the kidlet to bed. We hope these ideas have inspired you, though and wish you a wonderful upcoming Fall.