Favorite Fall Recipes

Favorite Family-Friendly Fall Recipes {simplyhappenstance.com}:: Favorite Fall Recipes ::

For some reason, cooking and baking in the fall is always so fulfilling for both Nicole and I. Perhaps it’s the slightly crisp, cooler air, the shorter days, or all of the family favorite holidays approaching. What ever the reason… we love to get in the kitchen and cook up some delicious comfort food!

We thought we’d share some of our favorite fall recipes with you today from our archives… a roundup of some of our seasonal favorites! We hope you enjoy them! {xo}

Recipes Pictured Above:

  1. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread with Brown Sugar Crumble
  2. Pumpkin Nutella Muffins/Loaf
  3. Holiday Yams with Brown Sugar and Pecans
  4. Creamy Corn Chowder
  5. Cheesy Tamale Pie
  6. Skillet Spiced Apple Crumble
  7. Salsa Verde Turkey Chili


Homemade Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Homemade Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons {recipe on simplyhappenstance.com} #tomatosoup #grilledcheese :: Homemade Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons ::

It’s no secret that Miss Blue and I love watching the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. Every one of Ina’s recipes is so tasty and worthy of creating in your own home. I recently sat down with my sweet girl and watched an episode featuring this soup. It wasn’t the tomato soup that had me eager to try it out — but the grilled cheese croutons! How could anyone resist those?!

Homemade Tomato Soup w-Grilled Cheese Croutons {simplyhappenstance.com}-49I am an avid recipe review reader. I love to read all about peoples’ likes and dislikes when it comes to a recipe I’m about to make. I definitely changed this one up a bit, adapting some of the herbs, adding a bit of sugar, and by puréeing the soup to make it even creamier. I think that you’ll love the result!   [READ MORE]

Tasty Halloween Treats

Tasty Halloween Treat Recipes {simplyhappenstance.com} #halloween #kidfriendly #treats:: Tasty Halloween Treats ::

Hey, friends! Life is busy… so in case you’ve missed a post here-or-there, we decided to do a mini-roundup of our most recent Halloween Treats! These are all kid-approved… so they’re sure to be a hit amongst your little ones! Enjoy the fun week ahead! We’d love to hear how you’re celebrating! 

Spooky Orange Carrot Smoothie // Halloween Rice Krispie Treats // Vanilla Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze // Easy Halloween Pudding Cups  [READ MORE]

Easy Halloween Pudding Cups

Halloween Pudding Cups:: Easy Halloween Pudding Cups ::

My kids love Halloween! If you are anything like our family, these Easy Halloween Pudding Cups will help you celebrate the big day in a fun way! These Halloween Pudding Cups are one of the easiest dessert treats I know how to make.  My kids love pudding, so instead of making an elaborate dessert, I kept it super simple with a few ingredients, a couple supplies, and a switch of the food processor, and you have yourself, the cutest Halloween treat.  [READ MORE]

Vanilla Spice Donuts With Maple Glaze

Halloween inspired with fall flavors, Vanilla Spice Donuts with Maple Glaze:: Vanilla Spice Donuts With Maple Glaze ::

Who doesn’t love a warm glazed donut? These Vanilla Spice Donuts With Maple Glaze are tasty and full of fall flavors with a hint of Halloween wrapped into one.  Both kids and adults alike love donuts .  I think donuts bring along a sentiment of childhood in all of us.  I remember going to Winchell’s as a kid on a special occasion and being able to pick out the largest apple fritter with a little carton of milk.  I loved that! 

Today, my kids love going to get donuts.  I have over the years built some sentiment into their childhood with us going to get a donut on Sunday morning.  Sometimes, we bike to the store, or walk, either way it’s time with my kids that I have enjoyed.  It gives us an activity to do as my husband is often scheduled to work on family day, Sunday. This particular Sunday, the kids had asked for donuts and I decided it was time to make a homemade version of a simple frosted donut.  These Vanilla Spice Donuts With Maple Glaze are kid friendly and adult approved, oh yeah did I mention, they are baked and not fried.  [READ MORE]

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats {recipe on simplyhappenstance.com} #halloween #ricekrispietreats #oreos:: Halloween Rice Krispie Treats ::

Do you have fond childhood memories of eating homemade rice krispie treats? My kids love them, and I’m pretty sure they’ll have happy memories of us whipping up batches together! Of course the original recipe using creamy butter, gooey marshmallows, and crunchy rice krispies is super tasty… but why not kick it up a notch by adding in some Halloween fun?! 

Halloween Rice Krispie Treats {simplyhappenstance.com}-2Have you spotted the Halloween Oreos yet? There’s something about the bright orange frosting, spooky jack-o-lanterns, and bats that seem to make them even more enticing! Don’t you think?! The crushed up Oreos and Halloween colored sprinkles, are the little extras, that make this recipe an instant kid favorite!   [READ MORE]