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Share your favorite fall recipes!
September 18, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Post your favorite fall recipes here!


  • rachelrothchild
    October 1, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    Apple Pie by Grandma Ople


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    Prep Time:
    30 Min
    Cook Time:
    1 Hr
    Ready In:
    1 Hr 30 Min
    Original Recipe Yield 1 - 9 inch pie


    • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced


    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
    2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
    3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

    This is seriously the best apple pie ever.

  • rachelrothchild
    October 1, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Pumpkin Chili

    Prep Time:
    20 Min
    Cook Time:
    1 Hr
    Ready In:
    1 Hr 20 Min

    Original Recipe Yield 8 servings


    • 2 pounds ground beef
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 1 green bell pepper, diced
    • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
    • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can tomato juice
    • 1 (28 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
    • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
    • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1/4 cup white sugar


    1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown; drain. Stir in onion and bell pepper and cook 5 minutes. Stir in beans, tomato juice, diced tomatoes and pumpkin puree. Season with pumpkin pie spice, chili powder and sugar. Simmer 1 hour.
  • rachelrothchild
    October 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM


    1 c. sugar
    2 tsp. lemon juice
    1/4 c. water
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    6 peeled and sliced large apples
    3/4 c. flour
    1/4 tsp. salt
    6 tbsp. butter

    Combine 1/2 c. sugar, lemon juice, water and cinnamon in bottom of small baking pan. Slice in apples. Blend remaining 1/2 c. sugar, flour, salt and butter until crumbly. Spread over apples and pat smooth.

    Bake at 375°F. for 40-50 minutes, until apples are tender and crust is browned. Serve hot with ice cream. This is a good recipe for apple crisp if you don't like the over-sugary oatmeal taste. It's basically a rectangular apple pie.

  • Mrs.Salz
    October 9, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    a simple real food recipe :: pumpkin spice coffee or mocha with dairy free option


    Alright, be honest.

    How many Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes have you had this season already?!

    Ok, here’s the deal.

    I’m not down on Starbucks.

    But I am down on a delicious drink that I can only justify having once or twice a year because of its price!

    (And maybe I am a little down on Starbucks – have you seen THIS POST outing Starbuck’s ingredients by Food Babe?! Seriously – bookmark it or save it for later and read it.)

    Enter homemade pumpkin spice coffee, latte, mocha…whatever you wanna call it!

    I promise it is just as good, if not better than Starbucks. Believe me…I used to treat myself to the Starbucks one every year until I read that article by Food Babe, and I have guzzled sampled this homemade one I’ve made up every week the past few weeks. I’m officially switched over!

    Affordable and simple enough that you can have it every day of the fall (and winter…ok and spring maybe too?!), and full of nourishing ingredients that you can feel good about.

    For the coffee you will need:

    ¾ mug coffee of your choice

    ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice

    2 tsp unsalted butter (Preferably pastured butter. If dairy free try coconut butter or coconut cream)

    3 TB  milk (Raw if possible, or stick with organic low pasteurized non homogenized. Definitely stay away from ULP) (if you are dairy free use coconut milk)

    1 packet stevia (could use honey or maple syrup)

    1. Whip all ingredients in your magic bullet, blender, or processor for about 30 seconds to get a foam. If you have a cool frothing tool like our SIMPLE mom, Carinn reviewed – use that!
    2. Put the whipped coffee in your mug leaving space at the top for the whipped topping if you are going to use that (and why wouldn’t you?!)

    For the whipped topping:

    ½ cup cream (if you are dairy free use coconut cream)

    1 TB pure maple syrup (could use raw honey)

    ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

    1. Blend ingredients in a small mixing bowl using a handheld blender until it becomes whipped cream – will take a couple minutes.
    2. Spoon what you want into your coffee or if you are feelin’ fancy pipe it on fancy with a piping bag :)
    3. This makes enough whipped cream for 2-3 mugs of coffee – refrigerate leftovers for tomorrow’s cup! (or in my case the afternoon mug?!)

    Kitchen Tips:

    1. Don’t forget the kiddies! Instead of coffee, make a mug of warm milk, 100 percent cocoa, and stevia or honey and whip it up with the pumpkin spice – pumpkin mocha! And don’t forget the whipped cream topping!
    2. I know some of you cringed at the butter ingredient…oh it is SO good. Cream is basically butter – think about it ;)
    3. Read THIS and THIS on why you should NOT be afraid of friendly fats like pastured butter and good cream. Pregnant and nursing Mamas should be getting 4 TB of butter per DAY. You most likely are not drinking coffee while pregnant or nursing, but you can do up warmed up whole milk and cocoa and get that butter in there! And if you aren’t pregnant or nursing you should still be getting a good couple TB per day. Don’t starve your body of the fats it needs to function hormonally, physically, etc. (HERE is the pregnant and nursing Mama diet I referenced)

  • illegallyblonde
    October 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM
    Squash burritos: roast 3 cups of squash and then purée it. Meanwhile sauté some onions for 5 minutes. Add 1 clove of garlic and a handful of cranberries. Sauté another few minutes. I also added a jalapeño. Add to the purée mix and then add salt to taste. Wrap it up in a tortilla with lettuce and enjoy.

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