Family Fall Treats

25 days ago

With Fall in full swing, I thought I would share some of our family favorite Fall treats! 

Apple Hill Donuts – This is our families all-time favorite fall treat, a trip up to Apple Hill has become a family Fall tradition.  If you haven’t tried Apple Cider Donuts from Apple Hill they are definitely worth the drive.  We also love taking in all the Fall foliage and beautiful views on the drive up.

We usually visit High Hill Ranch for donuts, feeding the ducks and we usually have an apple cider slush found in the chocolate Fudge Factory, and an apple cider shake.

We also love to stop at Boa Vista Orchards and visit the pumpkin patch as well as enjoy their apple donut ice cream sandwich.

Fall Sugar Cookies – I found this great Sugar Cookie Recipe on AllRecipes.com I have made a few adjustments thanks to the comments by others and this is my go-to recipe for Sugar Cookies.  My mom and mother-in-law make delicious sugar cookie cutouts.  My mother-in-law is famous for her sugar cookies and they have kindly shared their recipes with me, but every time I try their recipe, they don’t come out like theirs do.  So I have tried many recipes to find the perfect one that my family loves.  With this recipe, the sugar cookies come out soft and keep their shape I love them frosted and un-frosted. 

Here is the original recipe: http://armagazine.com/2g4jEcj 

The changes I make: Use butter instead of margarine, I only use 3 ¼ cups of flour and when I roll them out I use powdered sugar on the flat surface instead of flour.  Tip, keep the dough nice and thick when you cut out your shapes, this helps give a soft sugar cookie if your cut-outs are too thin they will be crisp, still good but not as good in my opinion.

I find with my oven I bake them at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. 

Pumpkin Smoothie – I love all things pumpkin the PSL from Starbucks and the Pumpkin Smash from Jamba Juice.  Here is my DIY Recipe for a yummy homemade pumpkin smoothie.  http://bit.ly/2hoDb8T.

Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits – I was inspired by ButterBeReady.com for this recipe.  I love the beautiful pictures she posts on her Instagram.  My boys loved making these with me and they love fruit so I am grateful for this healthy ‘Candy Corn’, they get enough candy and candy corn I appreciate the fruit aspect of this recipe.  For the ‘orange’ part of the Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits I have used whatever I have on hand, the recipe calls for cantaloupe, but I have used canned peaches, my boys favorite and I have used mandarins and orange segments.   They come out very festive, delicious and healthy.  You can find the recipe on ButterBeReady.com here is the link: http://bit.ly/2yYVBVd.

Cookie & Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

These cute pilgrim hats are easy to make and I have made these with my boys as Thanksgiving approaches.  I came across this recipe on an e-mail from Kellogg’s you can find the recipe here: http://bit.ly/2A0ZPff.

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