These Crostini with Savory Tomato, Bacon & Apple Jam are my new favorite fall appetizer!
This is one of those recipes that I tore out of a magazine several years ago and always vowed to make one day. (I’d wager that you probably have a similar stack of “must try someday” recipes lying around your house, too.) I try to pare down the pile a few times a year before it gets completely out of hand, but this recipe for Crostini with Savory Tomato, Bacon & Apple Jam has made the cut every single time I “declutter” my kitchen. I just need to take that as a sign, right? MAKE THE CROSTINI!
So that’s what I did. And now I’m kicking myself for not making it sooner.
Apple season means apple everything, including these Double Apple Bran Muffins.
I wasn’t exaggerating when I said we had some tasty apple treats coming your way this fall. These Double Apple Bran Muffins are the next item on your must-make-right-now list.
The flavors of the Southwest shine through in these quick and easy Green Chile Fish Nachos
Stick with me, folks, because I guarantee you WON’T be disappointed. These fast, flavorful Green Chile Fish Nachos come together quickly after a generous soak in in one of my kitchen’s secret weapons, Stubb’s Green Chile Marinade.
I know I’m usually harping on the fact that Grady is my picky eater, but Bridget has a few holdouts on the food front, too. I’ve already mentioned her dislike for eggs, but I also need to add fish to the list of things she will not eat.
Why? She says she doesn’t like the flavor.
I say, she hasn’t tried the RIGHT flavor.
Stumped for a new way to serve green beans? These Chinese Stir-Fried Green Beans are a savory twist on an old favorite.
I remember going to the “farmer’s market” as a kid in Nebraska.
Once a week during the last half of summer, a handful of farmers would line up their pickup trucks in the local mall parking lot and sell sweet corn from the back of their trucks. Occasionally there would be other produce, mostly tomatoes, peppers, maybe some homemade canned pickles or a freshly baked good like a roll or pie.
If you wanted some of our famous “Norfolk melons”, you’d have to drive a few miles out of town to where the farmer parked his truck on the side of the road. It was truly the definition of “farm to table”.
Today I live in a large suburb of the Twin Cities, and we have a fantastic farmer’s market at the community center just about a mile from my house with a dizzying array of local goods available for sale. But it’s definitely more than just a place to buy fresh produce. There are food trucks, lawn games, kiddie crafts and live music at the bandshell. They even have themed weeks with attractions such as classic car shows. My kids love to go because there is so much to see and do. I love the quality and variety of produce available, everything from exotic Asian vegetables (that I have to ask the vendor how to use) to the standard summer classics like potatoes, onions and green beans.
Individual Apple Hand Pies are a tasty way to make sure everyone gets some appley goodness!
Apple season is right around the corner, and let me tell you, this makes my husband a happy man. Kevin could eat all the apple things, all the time. So naturally I’m always looking for new ways for him to get his apple fix. And that means I’ve got a few tasty treats coming your way. Without further ado, I’m officially kicking off apple season with these warm-from-the-oven Apple Hand Pies.