Baked Apples with Oats & Caramel Sauce

Baked Apples with Oats & Caramel Sauce

One of my favorite things about Autumn are the fall apples - there is nothing better! The crisp flavor & tartness is a whole different thing than an apple any other time of year. Since you can only eat so many, I am always searching for good recipes using fall apples. My last post was a Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby.  This one is a simple recipe for Baked Apples. They are really very easy and a warming alternative to a fresh apple.  They actually taste like apple pie without the fuss of a…
Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby

Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby

When my children were young we always went apple picking in the fall. It was one of our favorite memories!  We would come home with bags of crisp, tart apples. There is nothing like biting into a fall apple from New England or New York!  Then we would proceed to make as many recipes using them as we could think of - apple pies and apple crisps of course. With the last bunch we would always make apple butter to use later on with our peanut butter sandwiches instead of jelly. This Caramelized…
Rigatoni with Butternut Squash, Kale & Ricotta Cheese

Rigatoni with Butternut Squash, Kale & Ricotta Cheese

Autumn is in the air as the days are getting cooler and the beginning of color is appearing on the trees in Central Park. Squash and pumpkin are abundant at the green markets, so you begin to plan different kind of meals around these seasonal ingredients. Here is a dish that combines some of my favorite fall ingredients all on one plate! Rigatoni with Butternut Squash, Kale & Ricotta Cheese ingredients: 1 small butternut squash (sliced and cut into pieces) 1 small red onion (sliced) 2 - 3 cups of kale (chopped) 2…
Damson Plum & Berry Fruit Tarts

Damson Plum & Berry Fruit Tarts

Making a fresh fruit tart is so quick and easy if you keep a box of frozen Puff Pastry in your freezer. Then whenever you have some extra fruit you can just pull it out and let it thaw according to the instructions on the box. I found these beautiful Damson Plums at the farmer's market. (This type of plum ripens in the late summer through the fall). So I decided to make some fruit tarts with these seasonal plums, and I added some berries & pomegranate seeds for color and texture. All…
Delicata Squash & Arugula Salad with Feta Cheese, Nuts & Seeds

Delicata Squash & Arugula Salad with Feta Cheese, Nuts & Seeds

Fall is in the air, which has me in the mood to make one of my favorite autumn salads. This is not so much a recipe as a combination of ingredients that make up this delicious salad. You can change the proportions depending how many people you are serving. It is the perfect seasonal salad to serve from now through the winter. In fact we usually make a version of this for Thanksgiving dinner, as it pairs well with turkey and everything else served. Delicata Squash & Arugula Salad with Feta, Walnuts &…