Fall Flavor + Chanandeler Bong

Last night I arrived home with sopping wet feet, frizzy hair and pants that had to be peeled off of me.

Oh and a broken umbrella to boot.

Shaun spent the night doing one of his fantasy football drafts.

I made a butternut squash mac & cheese for dinner. It was so warm and creamy and salty and comforting. A perfect, guilt-free dinner on a stormy night. It was enjoyed while sitting on the couch in sweatpants and watching Friends reruns (--->still the best show of all time, in my opinion, and here's one of my favorite clips).

 

 

All of the above means only one thing. Fall, though maybe not completely here just yet (I'm sure there's a few sweltering days up Mother Nature's sleeve yet), is undoubtedly on the horizon. And although it's early, I can't help but be super excited about all the flavors that I've been missing all year. My mind started reeling at all the goodies that I could start concocting. And all the ones I concocted since I started blogging.

You see, I'm what you might call a pumpkin and apple freak. I love anything and everything that features these ingredients. And somehow, I never get sick of them either. Here's a few of my favorites from years passed. I can't wait to get cooking and baking these again this year!

Apple Cupcakes + Cinnamon Frosting

Pumpkin Coffee Syrup

 

Pumpkin Spice Cake + Honey Frosting

Ginger Snap Crusted Pumpkin Pie

 

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins + Sweet Spiced Glaze

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

 

Pumpkin Butter

Apple Pie (4 ways!)

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Maple Syrup Cupcakes

 

So there you have it. All the flavors of the season that I just cannot wait to dig into!

Questions of the Day:

What's your favorite comfort food on a rainy day? I love mac & cheese, tomato soup & grilled cheese, breakfast foods (like pancakes) and cake...lots of cake.

What fall flavors are you looking forward to? I love apple, pumpkin, cranberry, and sweet potato!