spiced apple cider

Warm, spiced apple cider is just about the best drink to enjoy on a cool fall night. It’s cozy and full of cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom – not to mention a good splash of bourbon. What’s not to like?

Spiced Apple Cider | www.jellytoastblog.com

I am sprinting head first into Fall and not looking back. Cocktail Friday is here once again and with it I’m sharing another cool weather classic: Spiced Apple Cider with bourbon. Living in NW Ohio, we are graced with some pretty fabulous local apple orchards, not only here in Ohio, but in SE Michigan.

Every year we head to the orchard and gather up some apples as well as several jugs of fresh apple cider and a few dozen homemade apple cider donuts. You simply cannot beat the fresh donuts from the orchard.

In fact, when I was in the hospital after having the Baby (her birthday is in October), in lieu of flowers, my sister brought me a dozen fresh Apple Cider donuts from the local orchard. Seriously? Who would pick flowers over donuts? Not this girl. Continue reading

mini apple pear crisps

A classic fall dessert gets a buttery, shortbread upgrade with plenty of Walkers Shortbread cookies. These mini apple pear crisps are warm, sweet and oh so comforting.

Mini Apple Pear Crips Recipe with Walker Shortbread | www.jellytoastblog.com

I’m going to be sounding like a broken record over the next few months. Fall is great! Woo Hoo, apples! Give Me Pumpkin! When all of these things are combined into a dessert, things get even more lovely.

I simply can’t (and frankly, don’t want to) help it. One of the things that I love most about Fall is my grandma’s apple crisp. She makes a killer apple crisp and one that I’m thrilled to have the recipe for. She will often make it for family get togethers and, trust me, it’s no hardship eating it again and again.

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sweet pepper provolone grilled cheese

Sweet Pepper Provolone Grilled Cheese sandwiches are made with sweet cherry peppers, salty prosciutto and aged, creamy provolone cheese. They’re an incredible spin on the classic grilled cheese.

Sweet Pepper Provolone Grilled Cheese | www.jellytoastblog.com

This post was sponsored via the NoshOn.it Publisher Partner Program by BelGioioso Cheese, and, as always, all opinions expressed are my own. 

It’s no secret that I’m a Costco shopper. It’s the errand that I run every couple of weeks and typically spend much more time on than originally planned. A few weeks ago, I told you about a particularly lovely trip where the baby and I had a total sample cart jackpot, complete with smoothie makings and the most delicious provolone cheese I’d ever tasted.

We’re no strangers to provolone in our house, as it’s been a favorite of my husband’s for as long as I’ve known him. While I typically enjoy provolone, many types of provolone cheese lack a punch of flavor that makes it unique and memorable.

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maple roasted acorn squash #SundaySupper

Along with the cool Fall air and changing leaves comes an abundance of squash to the markets. It’s hard to resist these colorful gourds, but figuring out what to do with them can be intimidating. This Maple Roasted Acorn Squash is simple and sweet and perfect for any Autumn meal.

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash | www.jellytoastblog.com

Fall is here! I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome the crisp air, thick sweaters and pumpkins as far as the eye can see. Pumpkins make me happier than I care to admit.

Well, squash in general makes me feel that way.

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash | www.jellytoastblog.com

This week, the Sunday Supper family is celebrating all things Fall – with a day of Fabulous Fall Flavors. I knew I wanted to share one of my favorite ingredients on today’s table: squash.

Everytime Fall rolls around, my husband grins and bears all of the nonstop squash cooking that I dive into. From butternut squash soup to squash apple bake to squash tartines – I can’t get enough.

And I’m not even sorry when the compulsion hits me – it’s just too good! Continue reading

bloody mary bar

When I think of brunch cocktails, I often think of sweet drinks like Mimosas or Bellinis, but I’ve had nothing but Bloody Mary’s no the brain for over a month. After tinkering and tweaking this recipe again and again, I’ve found the ultimate Bloody Mary mix recipe. Pair this mix with some out-of-this-world garnishes and an unexpected liquor and you will have yourself an amazing Bloody Mary Bar.

Brunch will never be the same. Bloody Mary Bar | www.jellytoastblog.com

This post has been a long time in the making. My husband and I have been talking Bloody Mary’s – with all of the possible garnishes – for months. It’s taken quite awhile to find a Bloody Mary base recipe that has lived up to our expectations, but we’ve finally landed on this amazingly savory, spicy and smokey mix. Continue reading

caramel apple rings | #ProduceforKids

Caramel Apple Rings are one of my kiddos favorite after school snacks. Slices of apple, spread with sweet caramel dip and sprinkled with crunchy granola and dried fruit come together in the perfect sweet and crunchy snack.

Caramel Apple Rings | www.jellytoastblog.com

I have something really cool to talk to you about today: healthy kids. Yup, healthy kids are pretty awesome! As the mom of two kiddos, I do everything I can to keep them as healthy and happy as possible and what goes on their plates is a huge part of that equation. We’re no strangers to fruits and vegetables and I am always bursting with pride every time my kids try a new veggie *ahem*kale*ahem* and love it! Continue reading

slow cooker beef chili #SundaySupper

Hearty Beef Chili is made simple and utterly delicious with the help of the slow cooker. This slow cooker beef chili is full of chunks of tender beef, succulent mushrooms and enhanced with Gallo’s Pinot Noir. It’s a great make-ahead dinner that is perfect for your at-home tailgating party.

Slow Cooker Beef Chili | www.jellytoastblog.com

Football season is officially upon us and in our house, that means fantasy football and relaxed Sunday afternoons at home. While I ‘technically’ have my own fantasy team, I tend to spend more time planning game day menus than checking my lineup. I would most likely get a lot more grief about this lack of effort in our league if I weren’t whipping up tailgate grub to keep everyone happy. Continue reading

pumpkin beer cocktail

In my often times less-than-glamorous reality, simple cocktails and a big old bowl of chips and salsa are all a girl really needs to unwind. I have a love of simple cocktails and this pumpkin beer cocktail is only three ingredients and reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Boozy pumpkin pie, but pumpkin pie nonetheless.

Pumpkin Beer Cocktail

You may think I’m on a simple cocktail kick, and perhaps I am. After all, last week I shared my Cranberry Apple Cider cocktail which is quite simple, but oh so Autumny and lovely. Can we talk about how Fall is finally showing it’s face around these parts? Yesterday was 55 and slightly cloudy. Pretty much my ideal day. I threw the windows open, threw on some leggings and sipped a lot of coffee.

Wait. What were we talking about? Oh yeah, simple cocktails. So last week was spiked up hard cider and this week, due to the same overwhelming display of seasonal beer at the grocery store, I decided to play around with all of the awesome pumpkin beers that were staring me in the face. I picked up a few different ones, and it turns out that several of them were pretty darn tasty. Continue reading

fruity marshmallow popcorn bars

Fruity Marshmallow Popcorn Bars are sweet and oh, so gooey. Full of Campfire® Fruit Swirler marshmallows, air popped popcorn and coated in white candy and rainbow sprinkles these treats are any little one’s fantasy dessert. Or at least my little one’s!

Fruity Marshmallow Popcorn Bars | www.jellytoastblog.com

I’m having a week. You know the kind I’m talking about. The kind of week where it feels like you can never get ahead. As soon as you feel a slight internal feeling of accomplishment you’re slammed with the realization that you still haven’t figured out what you are going to get for your soon-to-be seven year old, who’s birthday is on Thursday (yes, tomorrow).

All I can say is thank goodness for Amazon Prime. Continue reading

white bean hummus with chives

Quick and simple white bean hummus is extremely versatile and makes a great healthy snack for school lunches. I used chives, but you can use whichever herbs you have over growing in your garden. The possibilities are endless!

white bean hummus with chives | www.jellytoastblog.com

I’m way into back to school food at the moment. Packable snacks, healthy little morsels and scrumptious veggies and dips are on my brain 24/7. Just remember I didn’t start out this story by saying that I was super cool. The thing is, I like to mix it up with lunches from time to time otherwise I will get into the same old WB&J (Wowbutter + Jelly) rut that I often find myself in.

A few weeks ago, I shared my Marshmallow Snack Mix recipe that I am still swooning over.  Plus it’s so easy, even the kids can make it (honestly – check out the video). Well today I want to share an incredibly simple recipe for white bean hummus with chives. Or at least I used chives. You can use whatever herb you like: rosemary, thyme, basil – anything!

I actually shared my White Bean Hummus Recipe over on Food Fanatic a few weeks ago, but wanted to make sure I shared it here with you because it’s such a great lunch box dip. I spoon a little of this into the Buddy’s little dipper in his Planet Box lunch box (similar Planet Box here*) and tuck some carrot sticks or mini bell peppers along side it for a healthy side dish in his lunch. Continue reading