Friday, November 20, 2015

Five on Friday

Five of my new favorite fall recipes...

1. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Tortellini. Logan and I are butternut squash lovers while the rest of our family are butternut squash haters, so I was taking a huge risk by making this for dinner. But let me tell you, that risk paid off big time when they all ate it without a word of complaint. And then I had to hold back my laughter when I asked what they thought was in it and their answer was cheese. Warning: While wonderful the first day, this is not one of those meals that is just as good the next day, so make it when you're serving a crowd.

2. Pumpkin Apple Spice Muffins. This muffin just screams autumn with pumpkin, apple, and pumpkin spice. It's practically a dessert, but because it's called a muffin you can justify eating it for breakfast. What's not to love about that?!

3. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Glaze. Cinnamon rolls are one of Rog's favorite foods and he's kind of a cinnamon roll purest in that he thinks they shouldn't be messed with. So I've always stuck with good old regular cinnamon rolls, but just in the last few months I've gone a little crazy trying every version out there. This pumpkin spice version was a winner. And the maple glaze was the perfect finishing touch - even my dad thought so and he is the biggest maple hater I know!  

4. Apple Fritters. Making the dough for these could not have been easier. Frying them was a little more tricky and I ended up with quite a few doughnuts that didn't exactly get cooked all the way to the very center. That being said, after popping them in the microwave for a few seconds the middle cooked right up and they were pretty close to perfection.

5. Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls. I'm going to have a really really hard time going back to regular cinnamon rolls now that I know these babies exist. I don't know what else to say except these are amazing and you should really make them ASAP!


Roger Phillips said...

You had better figure out how to go back to normal cinnamon rolls!

tracy said...

Uh oh, someone doesn't like Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls! :) I must try the Butternut Totilenni (sp?) Hope I can fool my family too!