By Lorie Lewis Ham
Who doesn’t love pumpkins and apples? With fall upon us, it is a time of year when people probably think more about them than any other time. Whether it is pumpkin pies and pumpkin spiced lattes, carving a pumpkin for Halloween, caramel apples, or apple pies for the holidays. However, why not try something different this fall. If you do a search online, you can find all sorts of ideas!
The Smart Money Mama’s website has 12 different ideas for apples including pies, peanut butter apple slices, a chicken Waldorf salad (with apples), apple butter and much more! The Sustainable Food Trust has even more ideas, such as drying or pureeing them, pickling, juicing and baking them. Kitchn has 35 different recipes involving apples that you can try out this fall. You can even do crafts with apples! Red Ted Art has 27 craft ideas using apples.
Now on to pumpkins—it just isn’t fall without pumpkin pies and pumpkin spiced lattes! Country Living Magazine has a list of 60+ recipes to make with pumpkins, including pumpkin soups, pastas, cheesecake, scones, pies, pancakes and so much more. On Christina Cucina’s website, you can learn how to cook a whole pumpkin whether you want to cook, roast, or bake it. If you are looking for pumpkin crafts, The Pioneer Woman has a list of 25 pumpkin crafts to get your home ready for fall.
If you are like me, and one of your favorite things in the fall is a pumpkin spiced latte, you don’t need to drive through Starbucks to get one. You can find many recipes online to make your own, which is cheaper, and you don’t have to deal with the drive through line.
I don’t know about you, but I am more than ready for fall and I can’t wait to try out all of these fun and delicious ideas with pumpkins and apples! We would love to see your photos and recipes of what you do with apples and pumpkins this fall. Be sure to share with us on our Facebook Page.