fall in mn

Minnesota fall gorgeousness

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October 12, 2022

Hello Friends!

Fall in the Upper Midwest is so dang good - the crisp nights, warm days - and the gorgeous changing colors of the leaves are especially delightful this year. I feel it's my duty to go for a walk every day to check in on the daily color changes!

Along with fall comes shorter days and a different schedule with school and sports. So our menu rolls with it, adding in a little more comfort food with the cooler temps. I've rounded up some of our favorite recipes for this time of year, I hope you find a few to add to your fall menu!

Happy Fall, y'all!
Brenda

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Fall Favorites

An easy Apple Crisp recipe with a glorious cinnamon apple filling and a crispy old-fashioned oats topping. And the topping actually stays crisp! It’s one of the best apple desserts, and my absolute favorite apple crisp recipe!

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This recipe was handed down from my mom, a quick and easy Apple Bread recipe that’s loaded with shredded apples. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, this moist apple bread is perfect for fall!

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This easy Lasagna Soup recipe has everything you love about lasagna in one bowl. It’s the BEST lasagna soup, a longtime reader favorite. The ultimate comfort food with a fantastic ooey-gooey cheesy yum!

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This easy baked potato recipe gives you potatoes with salty, crispy skin and tender, fluffy insides. Make the best baked potatoes ever: in the oven, microwave, air fryer, or on the grill!

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Slow Cooker Beef Barley Stew is a hearty, flavorful soup with tender beef and vegetables, plus plump barley. It’s an easy crockpot recipe that’s comfort in a bowl!

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are baked in a pan, a quick and super easy chocolate chip cookie recipe with no mixer and no chilling. You’ll love how soft and buttery these are - perfect for a fall gathering or "just because"!

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Booyah (or booya) is a fall stew tradition of the Upper Midwest, cooked outdoors in a giant kettle to feed the masses. This recipe is downsized for the stovetop, a rich and flavorful soup you’ll crave every booyah season!

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This easy Beer Can Chicken Recipe guarantees moist meat that falls off the bone and crispy, ultra flavorful skin. It’s our family's go-to recipe for a grilled whole chicken.

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These Teriyaki Chicken Poke Bowls feature sushi rice, teriyaki chicken, pineapple, and your choice of fresh toppings for an easy, healthy lunch or dinner that’s loaded with fresh flavor. The ability to customize the toppings makes these a hit with the whole family.

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These Quick Pickled Red Onions are downright addictive! If you’ve ever wondered how to pickle red onions, this recipe is easy and is done in just 15 minutes. For a pop of flavor, add them to all your favorite Mexican dishes, rice bowls, salads, sandwiches, and more!

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This Pork Carnitas recipe is slow-cooked to perfection, yielding flavorful, fork-tender bites of pure taco awesomeness. We like to serve this with some sautéed sweet peppers – it’s one of my family’s favorite taco meals. With some pickled red onions, of course! :)

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This easy Baked Pork Chops and Stuffing recipe has been a longtime family favorite. Fork-tender pork chops covered in a flavorful stuffing and gravy. So good!

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes: This homemade sloppy joes recipe is super flavorful and cooks up easy in the Crock-Pot. I guarantee you’ll get asked for the recipe!

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This warm German Potato Salad recipe features tender potatoes and bites of bacon in a tangy bacon, vinegar, and mustard dressing. It’s a family favorite that we enjoy all year long, and especially during the fall and winter months.

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Tater Tot Hotdish is one of my husband’s top dinner requests, a classic comfort food here in Minnesota. My tried and true recipe features two ways to make it – with and withOUT canned soup!

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This Easy Baked Shrimp Mac & Cheese recipe has a fun seafood twist, plus a little kick. Loaded with succulent shrimp and topped with crispy, buttery breadcrumbs, it’s irresistible!

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There’s no need for a long canning process to make these Quick Pickled Beets. Just pour a simple brine over cooked beets and let them chill in the fridge. Add them to salads, serve as a side dish, or enjoy straight from the jar!

 
     
 
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