Autumn Flavors: Our Favorite Fall Recipes

Nov 7, 2017 Posted in Recipes No Comment

There’s something so special about the flavors of fall. The tastes and smells of apple, pumpkin, buttery squashes and cinnamon make our mouths water, and we know we’re not alone!

Spruce up for your fall recipe offerings this year with these fabulous fall recipes from Midwest Living! From dinners to deserts, these selections have you covered.

Here is one of our personal favorite drink and dinner recipe combos:

Fabulous Fall-tini

Blending the flavors of fall with crisp vodka and ginger ale, this cocktail is sure to refresh.

  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 1/4 oz pear vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 3/4 oz apple cider
  • 1 1/2 oz your favorite ginger ale

Mix, pour over ice & serve.

Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta

A fall take on a classic comfort food involving pasta permeated with fresh sage and thyme and perfected with a salty bacon garnish on top. This delicious recipe is creamy, smooth rich, healthy—and 100% addicting: from Joyful Healthy Eats.

Ingredients:
Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta
  • 4 strips applewood smoked bacon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 c diced red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 c butternut squash cubes
  • 1 c chicken stock
  • 1 ½ tbsp diced fresh sage
  • 1 ½ tbsp diced fresh thyme
  • 1 c 2% milk
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 lb. gluten free pasta
Instructions:
  1. In a large skillet add the butter and red onion. Saute until slightly soft, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Next add in the garlic, saute for 30 seconds, stir and add the butternut squash, chicken stock, sage, and thyme. Stir and cover. Cook until the butternut squash is fork tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. When the squash is tender, add the squash to a food processor along with the milk and salt to taste. Puree until smooth.
  4. In the meantime heat a small skillet to medium high heat, add the diced bacon to the pan and saute until the bacon is crispy. About 4-5 minutes. When the bacon is done, place it on a paper towel lined plate to let the grease drain.
  5. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add gluten free pasta, cook according to directions, (6-8 minutes) do not overcook.
  6. Drain pasta and add butternut squash sauce to the pasta, gently toss together and top with crispy bacon. Serve!

If you find yourself hosting a fall feast, don’t forget that the seasonal bounties we love to taste can also serve as gorgeous decor. These quick and easy fall decorating projects from Midwest Living will have your home looking stunning in no time.

Hosting a fall fest? Give us a call—we’d love to hear from you!

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