Brunch and Dinner Recipes for Fall

Published: Fri, 10/07/22

The Cooking Mom
October 7, 2022
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Hi Cooking Moms, Dads & Friends,

I hope you had a great week! The leaves are starting to change here in Wisconsin. I just love this time of year. But, winter not so much! Right now is the time to plan your winter getaway. Don’t wait! Let’s escape the cold and snow and spend 7 nights in January in one of my favorite cities, beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! Our resort is AMAZING. It’s right on the beach and just a short stroll to town. Plus, all of your top shelf drinks and gourmet meals are included. It’s a small boutique hotel with just 70 beautiful rooms. The staff will pamper us and know our names and which drinks we like. First class all the way! LAST CALL to book this trip. The deadline is Monday, October 10. Call Bon Voyage Boutique Travel TODAY at 920-725-2880 or email [email protected] to learn more and book your spot. Bring on the margaritas! Click The Cooking Mom’s Culinary Trip to Puerto Vallarta to get all the delicious details!

It’s football season and this Sunday my Green Bay Packers will take on the New York Giants in England. For us that means getting up early because the game airs live here at 8:30am CST. I’m all about putting on a delicious fun game day spread. I think it’s going to be a breakfast spread Sunday!

My Absolute Favorite Brunch Bake is ALWAYS a winner! It’s full of flavor and there's a secret ingredient that makes it extra special. I can put most of this brunch casserole together Saturday night. Then, Sunday morning, just a couple more easy steps and into the oven it goes. It’s so good. If you haven’t made it, you just gotta try it. I’m pretty sure it will become your family’s favorite too!

This morning at 7:45am I’ll be LIVE on Fox 6 Wakeup in Milwaukee making another recipe perfect for the early morning game. My Big Batch of Breakfast Burritos is so yummy! It’s perfect when you need breakfast for a crowd. Use green and gold peppers, cook crumbled sausage or brats and add loads of cheese to make Wisconsin style burritos. You can wrap them in foil and keep them warm and cozy in your roaster or slow cooker. Then put out salsa, sour cream, hot sauce and more of your favorite Mexican toppings and everyone can help themselves. Love that! This is a great recipe for back to school too. These burritos freeze really well and you can re-heat in the oven. Perfect for busy mornings!

Gotta have a sweet treat for weekend brunch. We love to start out with my Streusel Bundt Coffee Cake. This is AMAZING! So easy too because it starts with a box of yellow cake mix. When kids come home to visit they beg me to make this. It’s that good!

You gotta have a great big fruit salad for brunch too! My Fruit Salad with Honey Poppy Seed Dressing is so pretty. For the game, you can use green and gold fruit like pineapple, kiwi, honeydew melon, green grapes, green apples, and pears. Now you’ve got the ULTIMATE weekend breakfast or brunch. Brew some coffee and I’m ready for the game! Maybe I can get Hoyt to make Bloody Mary’s or mimosas. This is gonna be fun! Click Breakfast & Brunch for more delicious recipes.

Besides the game. this weekend I’m excited to hit the farmers market. I can’t wait to pick up all our fall favorites. I’m hoping to find a big beautiful local head of cauliflower. I’ve been craving my Roasted Cauliflower. I roast it with a little garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Then, I sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese right when it comes out of the oven. Oh man, is it good. Good for you, too!

I love to serve it with my great grandmother Nana’s Meatloaf. Maybe my Wonderful Wedge Salad with Best Ever Bleu Cheese Dressing, too. Now, that’s one heck of a delicious fall dinner! Click Dinner, Sides, Sandwiches and Slow Cooker for more satisfying recipes.

This weekend is a good one to make a big batch of soup. My Hungarian Sausage Soup is something a little different and wonderful. It’s really hearty and delicious, filled with potatoes and sausages. It will warm you right up on a cold fall day. Super easy too! I serve it with crusty rye bread or my 4-ingredient home made Beer Bread for dipping and dunking. YUMMY! Click Soups for more super good soup, stew and chili recipes.

For dessert, warm up with Easy Apple Dumplings. Fresh out of the oven with vanilla ice cream, they're heavenly! Click Desserts for more fun fall treats.

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Besides cooking, I love to travel. I’m hosting amazing culinary vacations to the places you’ve always wanted to visit! We just got back from Italy! It was one of those really special trips of a lifetime! Click Culinary Vacations with The Cooking Mom to see what makes my trips unique and different from the rest! Let me know if you’d be interested in joining me on my trip to Italy September 2023. I’ll be announcing the exact dates and details VERY SOON. Stay tuned! I’m planning AMAZING trips for 2023 and 2024 right now. Email me at [email protected] and let me know if you want to get on my list for exclusive early trip announcements. I want to know where you want to go, too. Let me know!

Join Amy on a River Cruise in France in April 2023! ON SALE NOW!

Bring on lots of wine tasting, gourmet meals, fresh croissants and pastries and so much more! Join me on a river cruise through Southern France from Burgundy to Provence. In April of 2023, we’ll cruise the Rhone river on a gorgeous new boutique ship with only 150 passengers! It’s first class all the way and it’s a true ALL-INCLUSIVE river cruise, meaning all your food, drinks, and excursions are included. Gratuity too!

Plus, you’ll have the option to stay a couple days after the cruise to experience Paris. It will be spring and the blossoms will be in full bloom. It’s going to be stunning!

Great news! The sale for this trip has been extended! You’ll get 10 percent off if you book and pay in full by 10/31/22. There are just a handful of cabins left! Click Join The Cooking Mom on a French River Cruise to get all the dates and details. This trip is going to be so wonderful. Join me!

Join Amy Summer 2023 on Mackinac Island for Lilac Fest! JUST ONE ROOM LEFT!

We’re going back to Mackinac Island, Michigan in the summer of 2023. It’s one of my favorite places! There are no cars on the island, just bikes and horses and carriages. It’s so charming, like you’ve stepped back in time. We’re staying at my favorite resort, Mission Point Resort, voted one of the BEST on the island and in the Midwest. It’s AMAZING! We’ll be there for 4 magical nights June 12-16, 2023 during Lilac Festival. The whole Island is covered in lilacs. It’s so gorgeous! It smells beautiful too! Click Join The Cooking Mom on Mackinac Island to get pricing and see lots of pictures. Read all about the fun we’re going to have and the delicious food we are going to eat.

Hotel rates on the island have sky rocketed but my trips are group trips and because of that we can negotiate the best deals. We worked hard to get the absolute BEST rates possible for lots of included things, like your ferry ride to the island, gourmet cooked-to-order breakfasts every morning at the resort, a wine tasting and lunch on our drive to get to the island, a big wine and cheese party, a delicious welcome dinner and more! It’s going to be a blast! You can get pricing and book directly by clicking on this link Book Your Spot!.

Or call Sara from Rose Travel at 720-884-7913 or email her at [email protected] if you’re interested! We ONLY have one room left. I hope you’ll join me!

Gotta run!I still need to unpack from my trip to Italy.

Gotta run. My TV spot on Fox 6 in Milwaukee is coming up soon. Hope you’ll watch! You can always see what I'm up to on Facebook and Instagram. Follow me! Hey, check out my food videos on YouTube, too.

I hope you all have a great weekend. Cook up some memories!

Take care,
Amy, The Cooking Mom

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