Two Recipes to Cozy up to This Fall
There is a crispness in the air and the sun is setting earlier; pulling on a sweatshirt isn’t the only way to get that cozy, warm feeling in the fall – delicious, nutritious foods are a wonderful way to fill the belly and spirit with warmth.
Apples are at their height during the fall. Take your family on a trip to go apple picking and then turn what you’ve picked into a healthy and heart-warming snack or side dish. You can serve your homemade applesauce as an after school snack, as dessert, or you can dip pork chops, baked chicken, or homemade potato pancakes in it to give these items even more flavor. To make this recipe, you’ll need:
- 4 peeled and chopped apples
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- A dash of cinnnamon
To turn your apples into applesauce, put them into a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and heat them until they are soft. Place the softened apples into a food processor, along with the brown sugar and the cinnamon. Puree the ingredients until smooth. That’s it! Serve warm or chilled.
Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 2 ½ pounds of peeled and cubed sweet potatoes
- 1/3 cup of pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- A dash of fresh ground pepper
Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and arranging the sweet potatoes in a glass baking dish. Mix together the syrup, butter, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes and mix them to make sure they are all coated. Cover them with foil and let them back for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
That’s it! Two delicious and nutritious homemade fall recipes. Check back tomorrow for a few more simple and delicious recipes you can add to your fall menu planning.
Tara Heath is a freelance writer in Southern California. She enjoys cooking at home and these recipes are perfect for fall! She contributes to the Candy Concepts Inc. blog.
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