ALL OF THE FALL RECIPES!

September 29, 2016

Now entering full embrace of Fall mode! Autumn is upon us; this is not a drill. What is your family going to be making? I kind of cannot fully experience the best season ever without all the delectables that come along with it. 

Personally, from this longer list I made a shortlist of all the treats I wanted to eat this Fall and then scheduled when I will make them. Crazy, perhaps. But I am a meal planner at heart! And just a planner in general.

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Here are a few ideas for your Fall (Food) Bucket List. Plus, football food, of course.

Apple & Chicken Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Apple Cider Beef & Barley Stew

Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Porkloin

The Best Way to Make Corn on the Cob

Butterfinger Cheesecake Bites

Butternut Squash Bisque

Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Baked Cinnamon French Toast

Brown Butter Sweet Potato Rigatoni

Butternut Squash & Kale Pizza with Pomegranate Salsa

Butternut Squash & Sausage Stuffed Shells

Butternut Squash Pita Tostadas

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Cinnamon Toast Cereal Cupcakes

Cheddar & Sriracha Cornmeal Pancakes

Cinnamon Quinoa Pudding

Cranberry Wild Rice Salad

Fig & Gorgonzola Baked Bruschetta

Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Homemade Fig Newtons

Loaded Goat Cheese Baked Sweet Potatoes

Peanut Butter & Pecan Cookie Sandwiches

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Sheet Cake

Pumpkin Crisp

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Doughnut Holes (in a Mini Muffin Pan!)

(So Soft!) Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

Roasted Root Vegetables

Sausage & Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Shrimp & Spicy Kale Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Smoked Ham & Butternut Squash Breakfast Hash

Snickerdoodle Apple Cobbler

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Cornbread

Sweet Potato & Roasted Grape Crostini

Sweet Potato Alfredo

Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Roasted Acorn Squash

Thai Ramen Pumpkin Soup

TEMPORARY FLOORING FOR THE MASTER BATHROOM

September 27, 2016

We decided we wanted to make an at least temporary fix for our master bath floors. When we left off, water damage was discovered so we backed away slowly and closed the door while we continued work on other endeavors.

What we have done now is a band-aid fix to make it less scary. Otherwise, this bathroom has been completely untouched. We will do an almost total gut job in here.

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The new tiles are completely stark white and all the other whites in here are so yellowed! To install these, David replaced the first layer of subfloor. The second layer could definitely use replacing too, but we will wait to do that until we start the rest of the room. For now, we used some inexpensive peel and stick tiles to make a uniform, clean surface

My long term vision for when we do this will be to probably have real ceramic tile in here. Maybe heated floors? I do not know anything about those, but will research. We are also going to rip out that shower and put a jacuzzi tub. I am hoping there will still be space to keep some of the shelving with the larger tub.

SECOND FLOOR BASEMENT BEFORE from Rachel Schultz

Above is when there was blue carpet in both the bedroom and bathroom! Now it is just a memory.Having these done makes me even more interested in what this room could become.

I think of our master bed and bath as the areas of the house that have to be the least kid friendly, so in here I will probably indulge myself in some more swanky decor pieces I would not use anywhere else. Like some long velvet curtains that pool at the bottom (inspired by these but in a different color – so chic I cannot handle).

APPLE & CHICKEN SWEET POTATO STIR FRY

September 26, 2016

Okay, let me share with you what I think is my all time favorite gluten free dinner. I love it because it is original, flavorful, and filling. One pan! Seven ingredients! It is one of the few gluten free meals where I can say I really do not miss the element of grains at all. I am looking at your cauliflower rices.

Plus, the smell of melty coconut oil – yes please. (If needed, you can substitute the coconut oil for regular olive oil.)

apple-chicken-sweet-potato-stir-fryAPPLE & CHICKEN SWEET POTATO STIR FRY
Serves 3 to 4

3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 sweet potatoes, grated
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/4 cup apple juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
Ground pepper

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add grated sweet potatoes to skillet and stir to evenly coat with oil. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add apple, apple juice, and apple cider vinegar to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken and walnuts. Season with ground pepper.

APPLE & CHICKEN SWEET POTATO STIR FRY
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, grated
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, chopped
  • Ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add grated sweet potatoes to skillet and stir to evenly coat with oil. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add apple, apple juice, and apple cider vinegar to pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in shredded chicken and walnuts. Season with ground pepper.

Adapted from The Whole 30

Copyright © Rachel Schultz 2016