Halloween Swirl Brownies

These are just about the prettiest brownies I ever did make! In an effort to bring you more beginner recipes, here is a dessert teenage me baked all the time: cheesecake swirl brownies using brownie mix. (Ghirardelli is my brownie mix of choice but you can use whatever you like!) These are so easy to make. Just…

Caramel Apple Layer Cake

I adore apple season. I almost exclusively eat apples in the fall when they’re at their very best. I combined my favorite apple cake recipe with my favorite caramel frosting and drizzle (you might recognize it from my Bananas Foster Cake) for the most magical fall cake. It tastes even more magical than it looks!…

Apple Season Salad

It’s apple season, baby! I’ve got a delicious salad recipe for you today that celebrates fall flavors with thinly sliced apples, pomegranate seeds, and a delicious apple cider vinaigrette. I love food like this so much: it’s easy, fresh, impressive; it’s quick but fancy. I will be making this all fall. It would also make…

Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese

This pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese is creamy, dreamy, and easy to make! You can make the sauce in about the same amount of time it takes to boil macaroni. For that reason, this would be a great dish to make on Halloween night when you want a quick pumpkin dinner. Remember when I said in…

Fairytale Pumpkin Soup

If you’re looking for an impressive (but easy) way to celebrate fall, keep reading! “I’d say the first thing you need is … a pumpkin.” – Fairy Godmother This recipe makes your entire house smell amazing because it starts by roasting a pumpkin. I came up with this lovely soup for Disney Dinners: Cinderella because…

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Hey, pumpkin! This is the best damn mini cheesecake I’ve ever eaten. When I tested this recipe with my mom and my friend Irene, we all three took a bite and said, “OMG!” The crust is a buttery graham cracker crust with a pinch of cinnamon, the cheesecake itself is so luscious, and the cinnamon…

Butternut Squash Feta Salad

I make butternut squash salad quite a lot in the fall but this was my first time trying it with Feta and pecans and I loved it! The cold, salty Feta pairs wonderfully with warm, sweet butternut squash. Yum! I absolutely adore this salad with maple vinaigrette, which has a little bit of heat from…

Fairytale Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin cheesecake brownies fit for a princess WOW. Can I just say WOW? These brownies are unbelievably good. A luscious pumpkin cheesecake layer is the sweet surprise inside these fudge-y brownies. I used a Ghirardelli brownie mix but you could of course make brownies from scratch. I used my homemade fairytale pumpkin puree for these brownies. Fairytale…

Apple Butter & Pumpkin Butter Sandwiches

For my Harvest Festival lunch, I made two kind of delicious fall sandwiches: apple butter and havarti and pumpkin butter and cheddar. They were so good! For added cuteness, I cut them out into pumpkin shapes using a cookie cutter and served on a platter with grapes, nuts, and some rosemary from my garden. There’s…