Fresh cider has already begun to appear in the stores and at the farmer’s market, and who doesn’t love bringing some home from a family trip to the apple orchard? Enjoy your find in high seasonal style at your Halloween festivities with some spooky props for a nutritiously reasonable treat.
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Squash-lovers, rejoice with me here: October is a month-long fiesta of enjoying interesting and delicious squash varieties fresh from the farm (or garden). These crostini are one of the simplest, most delicious dishes you can make with your favorite squash (I recommend trying hubbard: it’s creamy goodness is a seasonal treat).
Barley is a wonderful alternative to arborio rice when it comes to making a risotto-style dish that build flavor into the grain as it cooks. Chewy and nutty, it has some wonderful characteristics that pair excellently with the mushrooms and squash that round out this scrumptious dish that can be sourced mostly from your local farmers’ market.
Cooking at home is better for our health and our waistlines, but let’s face it: if a meal isn’t easy, it’s just not going to get made as planned in the midst of a hectic week. We’ve pulled together a cozy selection of hearty fall meals that work well for life-simplifying approaches like make-ahead meals and slow cooking.
Pasta is a beloved favorite with kids, and homemade bolognese sauce is easy to make ahead when you pull your slow cooker into the mix. Packed with veggies and bursting with flavor, this is a dish you and the kids will agree on. If your family isn’t partial to chunky sauce, just pop an immersion blender into the crock before serving it up.
One pan meals that come largely from a can are a life-saver on a busy weekday evening, especially meals that are as delicious as this simple skillet. The best thing about this mildly spicy dish is that the leftovers are just as yummy served cold, so making extra will give your family a great option for lunch the next day.
School is back in session, and with it comes the flurry of activities, homework and general bustle that fall brings to every busy family. Welcome the family to the dinner table for a meal that says, “Relax, you’re home!” This minestrone soup is easy to put together and all but defines comfort food.