Lately most of my posts have been Pumpkin spice inspired recipes. After the holidays, I probably wont use it as much. December is more peppermint and chocolates for me. However, I will be gifting pretty jars of 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Pecans for Christmas. I am also going to make breads, like this chocolate pumpkin spice bread.
I’ve been using pumpkin spice A LOT lately. Perfect excuse, because it’s fall. I had some leftover chicken and decided to make loaded pumpkin spice sweet potatoes. This meal is perfect to make with leftover thanksgiving turkey. I will definitely be making this again with turkey! Loaded sweet potatoes with everything fall. What else could you ask for? I only had a bit of chicken leftover and so I made my husband the one with chicken and I had the meatless one. They boys had resorted to russet potatoes. Honestly, I choose sweet potatoes over regular potatoes. Anything sweet is a YES.
What equals fall foods? Pumpkin spice, of course. You see it on the commercials and on many blogs. I too am obsessed with pumpkin spice everything! My husband loves spiced nuts. One of our favorites is the Habanero BBQ Almonds, which are sold everywhere, including your local Walgreens. To celebrate fall, I decided to make pumpkin spice pecans. It was delicious and simple to make, with only 3 ingredients!
Cucumber season is from May through August. Just in time for the fall, I made a cucumber pumpkin spice bread. If you garden you may have an abundance of cucumbers. I have relatives who grow cucumbers and I have not been letting them go to waste. In the summer they taste amazing with a pinch of salt. A cucumber is made up of 96% water, which makes it super hydrating on those summer hot days. Now that fall is upon us and colder mornings you make be getting sick of cucumbers or just have no idea what to do what all those cucumbers! I have a couple of ideas to help you use them up!