November 8, 2012

Five things you should try this fall

1. Homemade popcorn. 


My mom made homemade popcorn for me at her house once, and I thought it was so incredibly delicious, I had to take some kernels home and make it for Matthew, too. The man looooovvvves popcorn, and you should have seen his eyes light up with pure childlike joy when his mouth first beheld the wholesome goodness. Yum.

Buy a package of unpopped kernels and some canola oil. Add a couple tablespoons of the oil to the bottom of a large pot, and heat it up on medium-high heat. Add in one kernel, and when it pops, add in another half a cup and put on the lid, preferably a glass one you can see through. As the kernels begin to pop, shake the pot around every few seconds so the bottom layer doesn't burn. You'll probably want to wear oven mitts and hold the lid down while you do this. When the popping slows considerably, remove from heat and pour into a separate bowl. Add a generous amount of salt (to taste) and if you want to get really crazy, you can pour over some melted butter too. But I think you'll find that the canola oil gives it a nice flavor and butter isn't needed!

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2. Non-fat Greek Yogurt with 100% maple syrup.


So healthy and SO good! But make sure you get real maple syrup. That's key.

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3. Homemade apple butter.


This stuff is heaven spread over toast, cinnamon bagels, or the bread I mention below. Here's a delicious apple butter recipe. And it will make your house smell like pure fall. 

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4. Cranberry Sweet Potato Bread.


This delicious, rustic bread will blow your mind with butter and apple butter for your breakfast in the morning. Add the Greek yogurt with maple syrup and you'll be full and happy 'til lunch!  Here's the recipe.

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5. Pumpkin hot (white) chocolate.


All I can say about this is that you have to make it. It's pumpkin pie in a cup. It's a mouthgasm. Do it. 

Recipe here.

Happy Thursday!

52 comments:

  1. I've yet to make homemade popcorn and there's just no excuse for that. No time like the present! Everything else sounds amazing, too. I have a ridiculous love affair with all things Fall :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Southern Living, Our Way {www.alexaandglenn.blogspot.com}

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  2. What happy memories all of these things brought back! We sure had a good time, didn't we?? Kind of hilarious that I'm wearing the same jacket in some of these pics as I am in my outfit post today. What are the odds?! Sigh. I love fall (oh yeah, and having Jems from TX visit ;-))

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  3. Yes, you can also use coconut oil for the popcorn- DELICIOUS! :D

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  4. Pretty pictures! I need to get to it! Love all the fall ideas but now ready for cooler temps :)

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  5. We LOVE homemade popcorn and have it all the time! We usually make some before we go to the movies and sneak it in! Shh!

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  6. I just remembered that I forgot to thank you for your reply! Thanks so much for the tips and photography info. You're the best! Oh, and I agree with you on the homemade popcorn. There is nothing better!

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  7. Homemade popcorn is my absolute favorite! It's the best treat on a cozy fall or winter night!

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  8. I don't know which I love more, the delicious new things for me to try or your photographs of them! Your posts are always like a relaxing 5 minute escape from life. I absolutely love them.

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  9. Oh yum! All of this looks so delicious and is perfect for fall.

    Homemade popcorn is my favorite, after trying it I will never go back to the bagged stuff (which BTW has a ton of gross-chemical ingredients that can't be good for you). Hooray for homemade and healthy!

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  10. Wow, these look fantastic! My parents make the BEST homemade popcorn, I was devastated when I was told I was allergic to corn...boo!

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  11. you are super woman. how do you do all of this? teach me your ways. and feed me. that last part is key.

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  12. Homemade popcorn was always a treat from my mama growing up. Still addicted to it and have her make it once and while when I come home!

    Memoirs & Mochas

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  13. i make apple butter every year, it's a staple in our house. although apples are ridiculously expensive this year :( we might have to make do with a smaller batch.

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  14. YUM. Sadly I'm eating CEREAL for lunch and this just makes me want to stop eating it. Haha muah!

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  15. All those things are right up my alley! How 'bout you make them and invite me over....

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  16. Love homemade popcorn!! So much fun listening to the kernals popping and timing it just right so you don't burn anything!!

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  17. I love you because I love the term mouthgasm. (o: And I'm so trying that!

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  18. Pure maple syrup is one of my favorite things in the entire world! Love it with greek yogurt too. :)
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  19. apple butter is quite possibly one of my favorite things. i put it on everything i can.

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  20. love homemade popcorn...so tasty! Totally trying that apple butter recipe...sounds delish!

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  21. Yummmy who knew there were so many treats for the fall :) Martha who?

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  22. can't go any other way than homemade popcorn!!
    olive oil is the best way to go

    xo the egg out west.

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  23. mouthgasm! I'm on board!:-) We looooove homemade popcorn! Kettle corn is our favorite! xoxo

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  24. yum!! I want to try the hot chocolate!!!!!!!

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  25. apple butter and cinnamon bagels sounds heavenly!

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  26. You tempting me with these recipes and my waistline will not be happy about this. You know what Il be doing this weekend. Hello home made bread and apple butter!! :)

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  27. I really want popcorn now! That sounds so yummy to make it homemade!

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  28. Greek Yogurt is the worst. absolutely horrifying.

    the rest? fantastic. I'm totally down.

    I leave you the most ridiculous comments. i'm aware.

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  29. My favorite all time snack: homemade popcorn like you do it. Then use olive oil cooking spray instead of butter, add a tiny bit of salt but mostly nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is good for you and I LOVE the taste. It taste slightly salty, slightly nutty or cheesy. I know, I know it's WEIRD but I'm hooked and my boyfriend (who opposed it at first) started asking me to 'make that weird popcorn thing.'

    That punpkin hot cocoa looks a m a z i n g .

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  30. I love love love real popcorn! My Gran used to make it for dinner every Sunday night. Nothing like it!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  31. pumpkin hot white chocolate?! that just went to the top of my list to make this weekend!

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  32. pumpkin hot chocolate?!? Mind = Blown.

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  33. PUMPKIN WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE?! I am done for!
    I'm so excited to try all of these! Thank you so much for posting them.

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  34. I'll definitely be trying these, thanks! Your photos always look so good btw... new Martha Stewart? ;)

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  35. I only make homemade popcorn at our house- it's the best!! I will have to try the others- all of it sounds amazing! :D

    http://mylifebeingrenewed.blogspot.com/

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  36. I love this post and all the delicious recipes you linked to. I'm so glad that you linked to my apple butter recipe because it enabled me to find your blog!! I'll continue reading for sure. :)

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  37. I've been wanting to try doing the homemade popcorn for a while and the directions you gave sounded easy enough. I'm doing it.

    These were all GREAT suggestions! Cool post and thanks for sharing!

    -Heather
    {www.heatheringheights.com}

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  38. i love making popcorn at home too although we had salt and sigar and have been known to add syrup--it is so good!

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  39. All these things sound amazing!!! I don't really like homemade popcorn, though. I'm not a big popcorn fan, but my hubby loves it and makes it every weekend. But we must try some of these other things! Yum, yum!

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  40. My mouth is seriously watering right now....mmmmmmmm.

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  41. The popcorn looks yummy!
    And seriously, pure maple syrup is good on just about ANYTHING! (Ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, white rice - learned that one from my Canadian dad!)

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  42. Seriously girl, you make this hungry dancer HAPPY with all these recipes (and said dancer's husband, too). I've made the pumpkin crescent rolls more than once and now I will be making that bread, slathered with that apple butter. I already make homemade popcorn - the best!!

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  43. Popcorn!! I may be so out of the loop, but I didn't realize, or never thought of, making poporn out of a regular pot before! I thought it always had to be from a special popcorn maker. But that's awesome. I love homemade popcorn!!
    I've never tried yogurt with maple syrup before. But I'm curious now!

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  44. The white hot chocolate with pumpkin sounds ammaazing. I think I'm out of milk or I'd try it in the morning!

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  45. Pumpkin hot white chocolate... you better believe I will be trying that recipe! Ohhh, myyy.

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  46. These all look so unbelievably delicious!

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