Thursday, October 10, 2019

My Texas Table - Our Favorite Fall Recipes

Last weekend we received our first official cold front here in North Texas and a second one is on its way tonight!  I definitely think Summer is behind us and fall is on the horizon and I'm so excited! I can't wait for cooler days, chilly nights, changing of the leaves, football season, bonfires, hoodies, comfort food and the beginning of fall baking!!!

When I think of fall, apples, pumpkins, soups, comforting stews and chili come to mind, so to kick off  the fall season, today's newsletter is filled with recipes that will have you excited to celebrate the season.  The following recipes are a collection of some of mine (and yours) favorite fall recipes. I hope y'all find something you like! 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cheeseburger Macaroni (Homemade Hamburger Helper)

This homemade cheeseburger macaroni is made in under 30 minutes and taste sooooooooo much better than the boxed stuff.

If  you're looking for an quick and easy weeknight meal, this Cheeseburger Macaroni fits the bill. Seasoned ground beef, tender pasta, and spices all blended together with melted cheddar cheese. This simple one pot pasta meal uses homemade ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. 

Trust me, you can't go wrong with an easy, homemade skillet supper. From start to finish you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes, and you will be so surprised at how much better this recipe taste versus the boxed stuff. 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

September Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Goodbye August and Hello September!!! 🍎🍂 We're inching closer and closer to Fall here in North Texas and I can't wait!!! Cooler days, chilly nights,  football season, comfort food and the beginning of fall baking. Oh, how I love Fall! Today I have my September Menu Plan for you and it's filled with simple meals and delicious desserts. Any recipe with (New) noted next to the title are the recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you like. 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

DIY Dollar Tree Photo Frame Vase

The perfect personalized home decor item or handmaid gift made from Dollar Tree items.  
I love finding crafts that I can make for hardly nothing. Over the summer, I became obsessed with several YouTube channels and making Dollar Tree DIY's, especially Farmhouse and Holiday crafts. If I've discovered one thing about Dollar Tree it's that the possibilities are endless when it comes to craft making.   

My favorite Dollar tree craft is this simple Farmhouse Tiered Tray and it was under $5 to make. I was so happy at how this tray turned out that I made three more.  This past Mothers Day, I wanted to make a personal gift for my daughter in laws first Mothers Day and came across this Photo Frame Vase idea while browsing through my favorite dollar tree face book group. I thought this would be the perfect gift using photos of my grand daughter. 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Skillet Fried Cinnamon Apples

Sliced apples that are cooked in a cast iron skillet with butter, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar. Southern Fried Apples are a simple, down home side dish that pair perfectly with any country meal or breakfast. 
Skillet Fried Apples are a simple southern staple that compliment just about any southern meal or alongside a big breakfast. These apples are just like the fried apples you will find at Cracker Barrel, but better! Skillet Fried Cinnamon Apples are one of my family's favorite side dishes and they're simple to make in about 15 minutes. 

We like to serve them as a dessert, alongside breakfast or as a side to any country meal. Fried apples are a lot like apple pie without the crust. Frying apples are very simple! Just heat up a cast iron skillet, melt the butter, saute the apples and then add cinnamon, brown, white sugar and vanilla to make delicious cinnamon coated apples. 

I like to use a cast iron skillet because the apples spread out in a pretty even layer. Plus a cast iron skillet can heat up quickly and evenly and retain that heat for a long time, so the apples cook up in about 10-15 minutes.