I think we all breath a sigh of relief when the first signs of fall arrive. I love those first cool mornings and evenings, giving me excitement for the season to come. One of the greatest joys in the fall is the apples. This year looks to be a bumper crop (especially in my orchard) and that leaves me dreaming of every apple-inspired baked item I can think of! The warm spices and flavors of this skillet apple crisp just scream fall. This crisp is such a simple, rustic and quick fall dessert, making it perfect for an evening with friends or any weeknight!
The fall season does something special: it seems to invigorate and excite us all. Each year, we can hardly wait until we feel a slight chill in the air to start throwing pumpkin into anything and everything. Ok, I’ll admit: there can be pumpkin overload. I mean there other amazing fall flavors, but pumpkin is just so good!
These cookies do have pumpkin but in a very transitional method of a refrigerator cookie! Refrigerator cookies were all the rage back in the day for their simple method but also for how well they keep. You can mix these up and roll them in a log then pop them in the freezer. Cut off the cookies and bake for fresh treats anytime!
While Labor Day is the unofficial beginning to fall, the true date is not until the end of September! While it is fast approaching, I think it’s important to use the fresh flavors of summer just a little while longer while they’re still ripe and at their peak flavors.
A simple way I love to enjoy peaches and raspberries are in these rustic scones. Usually, if I’m having a scone, I just eat some fruit on the side. But then one day I thought – well why not stuff it inside!? You’ll soon see why this idea was long overdo. These scones are simple to make and so delicious!
The beginning of September is the unofficial start to fall. Stores start rolling out all their fall promotions and decor, but technically it’s still summer. There are so many summer fruits at their best ripe stages and I have to enjoy them to their fullest. So I usually try to extend summer just a little bit into September.
An icebox pie is a simple dessert. It has a quick graham cracker crust with a filling that requires no baking! What could be better?! It’s the perfect end of summer pie with all that late summer flavor and hardly any work!