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Fabulous Fall Recipes — Pumpkin and More!

POSTED September 20, 2016

Shorter days and cooler nights made us hungry for some fabulous fall recipes, so here are a few to help you embrace the changing season with food!

Everything’s coming up pumpkins, right? Pumpkin-spiced lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin-laced oatmeal, even pumpkin sangria cider. But did you know that the insides of your jack-o’-lanterns are not just good eats, but good for you?

A cup of the orange pulp gives you 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which aids vision. Pumpkins are also full of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which may play a role in cancer prevention.

And pumpkin seeds are full of something called phytosterols which have been shown to reduce your LDL or “bad” cholesterol. So pump up!

Pumpkin-Spice and Everything Nice

PumpkinsFall recipes wouldn’t be complete without of the taste of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg? Here are 28 ways to pumpkin-spice up your life.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, try this Pumpkin Praline Layer Cake with brown sugar, pecans and just enough buttah to melt in your mouth.   Or for something more spirited, a Bourbon-Spiked Pumpkin Bread Pudding takes cinnamon swirl bread and adds a boozy twist.

For tasty dishes served BEFORE dessert, there’s a Spiced Pumpkin Bisque. It’s a flavorful blend of garlic, onions and curry topped with crème fraîche that you make, buy or substitute with sour cream.

For more savory recipes like pumpkin potato latkes, pumpkin couscous and pumpkin ravioli, click here!

Apple Recipes for Fall

Fall’s favorite fruit, the apple, teams up with a little oatmeal and spiced brown sugar for an easy warm dessert. And while apple pie is an American favorite, there’s something decadent about apple dumplings, isn’t there? Especially topped with caramel sauce!

Now it may be unexpected, but nutty gooey Gruyère cheese is perfect with crisp fall apples in this savory tart. And for a flavorful topping for grilled chicken, pulled pork sandwiches or even burgers, try this easy cabbage, apple and onion slaw.

You might think it’s cheating, but Chick-fil-A® has a great cheddar and waffle (with apples!) recipe that will make your mouth start to water at first sight.

And for an a variation on easy apple cobbler, add some sweet potatoes and ginger to your Granny Smiths and see if you don’t kick up your heels at first bite.

Fall recipes for figs are fabulous too, and if you’ve avoided them for no good reason, try this appetizer: figs with goat cheese and bacon. You’ll never meet another fig you didn’t like!

High Likeability

Something else you’ll like are the kitchens in the new homes in Crystal Valley, laid out for easy prepping, serving and enjoying all the foods of fall! If you’re looking for a new home, consider the latest designs by Richmond American. Priced from the $300s, the ranch and two-story models attract every taste and style.

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