Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Best of Fall - Apple & Pumpkin Recipe's

October is the perfect time to enjoy the bounty of local harvests with fresh seasonal flavors like apple and pumpkin, along with great cheese pairings and Non-GMO Project verified treats.  Visit your local pumpkin patch or favorite farm and spice up your season with new recipes and snacks that pack a punch and sing with seasonal flavor:

Crisp Apple Goodness:  Apples are in their peak season this time of year. Explore unique varietals and learn which apples make the best pies, the best snacks, and the best pairing for peanut butter after school snacks. If you’re in the Wichita area, source and pick your own locally-grown apples from Entz Orchard in Newton and eat them on the way home and start a new family tradition. Whether you have time to make fall treats yourself, or pick up a quick bite from Whole Foods Market, these goodies are sure to please:
o   Caramel Apples: Dip Granny Smith apples in gooey caramel. Make them yourself or stop by Whole Foods Market and grab one to go.
o   Apple hand pies make the perfect on-the-go dessert with the sweet and tart flavors we all love. Baked fresh in-house by artisan bakers.
o   Serve Baked Apples Stuffed with Cranberries and Almonds as a great side dish with turkey or chicken.

Can’t choose between apples or pumpkin?:
o   Try the “best of both worlds” with Pumpkin Apple Pie.

Pumpkin Spice It Up: The quintessential flavor of fall is pumpkin spice, but think beyond the latte! Did you ever know there were so many pumpkin pleasures to be had?
o   Epicurean Pumpkin Spice Butter: This artisan better is made in Denver, CO and infused with pumpkin spice; it’s delicious on cinnamon bread toast.  
o   Try this Pumpkin Spice Pancakes recipe and make special fall memories for a lifetime with little ones.
o   Thinking savory? Try this pumpkin and pancetta crostini recipe or this outrageously good risotto dish. Not in the mood to cook? Cucina Antica makes a delicious Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce in a jar that’s delicious over mushroom and sage ravioli.
o   Carving jack-o-lanterns? Don’t toss out those seeds! Roast them easily with this recipe and then enjoy them as snacks or on salads all week long.
o   If you don’t have time for the pumpkin patch, stock up on locally-grown pumpkins at Whole Foods Market for easy, affordable family fun.  Sales everyday!

Other Great Pumpkin & Apple Picks at Whole Foods Market:
o   Caramel Apple Lattice Pie
o   Vegan Pumpkin Pie
o   Whole Foods Market Pumpkin Bread
o   Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
o   Autumn Couscous
o   Mapled Apple and Bacon Pizza
o   Pappardelles Savory Pumpkin Ravioli
o   Mrs. Meyers Apple Hand Soap
o   Gogo Squeez Pack Apple Snacks
o   Tude Juices – Blueberry, Cranberry, Ginger-Tumeric Apple, and more!
o   Wacky Apple Apricot Applesauce – Made in CO
o   Terra Chips Sweets & Pumpkin
o   Maple Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt KIND Bars
o   Suja’s Call Me Pumpkin Spice Juice
o   Lucy’s Gluten Free Pumpkin Patch Cookies

Pictured Below - Cucina Antica's "Tuscany Pumpkin Pasta Sauce"

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