I’ve been going pin-crazy on Pinterest with all things fall before the season even began. So, imagine me now that we are right in the midst of my favorite season of the year! Between home-decor inspo, costume ideas for Halloween, desserts, and other fall recipes, I have found enough to last me through every fall for the rest of my life!
Some of my favorite recipes that I am dying to try this fall, I have included below in this blog post to, both, share with you, and to motivate myself to actually make these within the next 31 days! I’ve taken my top 10 most desirable – here you go:
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
- Maple Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies
- Autumn Roasted Veggies with Apples and Pecans
- Oktoberfest Sheet Pan Brats with Roasted Vegetables
- The World’s Best Baked Honeycrisp Apples
- No Bake Peanut Butter Pumpkins
- Smoked Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate
- Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies
If you’re interested in seeing all of the other fun things I find, follow me on Pinterest, here.
What are some recipes you love making in the fall? xoxo.
*SPOILER ALERT* Read the post below to find out why the title choice of those 2004 Gwen Stefani lyrics goes absolutely perfectly.
In my last post I made a slight mention about stopping at Wegmans to grab supplies for a dessert to make to bring to my family reunion. Once a year, my super extended family gets together to have an all day reunion / BBQ at a local town park. Since I am now of the appropriate age, aka not at the age to be bouncing on the bounce house or participating in the children’s activities, I could partake in bringing my own dessert.
Knowing me, you know I strive for simplicity. I am not, by any means, the greatest cook, or the greatest baker, so simplicity tends to be key for me. It’s not so much the lazy-factor, but the the-less-ingredients-involved-the-less-likely-I-am-to-mess-this-up factor. So, surprise, surprise I made my way over to trusty ol’ Pinterest and dove into finding a nice and easy summer BBQ dessert. The options were absolutely endless and I was forced to choose from a list of millions of mouthwatering recipes. After some deliberation, I landed amongst a Banana Split Fluff Salad.
When I tell you this was the easiest thing ever to make, this was literally the easiest thing ever to make. And it was delicious. Not only that, but it was a hit with everyone [my grandma had even eaten it for breakfast!].
I prepared the dessert the night before, letting it chill and settle in the fridge. I did not, however, add in the bananas until the next morning, as I did not want them to get mushy and brown. I also did not add the walnuts to this recipe due to my dad’s nut allergy. I also doubled the recipe, as it said it only makes 8 cups. But, let me tell you, it was way more generous than I expected, so plan accordingly!
You can find the recipe for this dessert below:
Banana Split Fluff Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- 1 – 3.4 ounce box instant banana pudding
- 1 – 20 ounce can crushed pineapple [do not drain]
- 1 – 8 ounce container Cool Whip
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts + 2 tablespoons for garnish
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- 2 – 10 ounce jars maraschino cherries, halved
- Stir together the pudding mix and pineapple until dissolved and thickened.
- Fold in the Cool Whip with a spatula.
- Gently stir in the marshmallows, nuts, chocolate chips, bananas, and cherries.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill.
- Stir in the bananas right before serving, or dip the banana slices in lemon juice to keep them from browning too quickly.
- The recipe states this will make about 8 cups of salad – I got way more than 8 cups. It is very generous!
Being the self-proclaimed Pinterest addict that I am, it’s almost impossible not to find something great to eat every once in a while! This website is filled with so many recipes that litereally all you have to do is type one word like “chicken,” for example, and 87 thousand recipes pop up in front of your face. This is heaven for the instant-gratification-obsessed people of this century.
If you’ve tuned into this blog once or twice before, you would know that any meal that I have made that turns out semi-edible with my house still standing, it’s a good one. I’m gonna narrow down my top five recipes, out of the 110+ saved pins to my e a t board/the 108+ pins saved to the s w e e t s + t r e a t s board, that have worked wonders for me. Enjoy!
- Pina Colada Dip
- Easiest Ever Orange Chicken
- Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup
- Peanut Butter M&Ms Truffles
- Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chowder
What are some of your favorite recipes?! Feel free to share! xoxo.