Pumpkin, Fall and Halloween Recipes

Published: Fri, 10/21/22

The Cooking Mom
October 21, 2022
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Hi Cooking Moms, Dads & Friends,

We made it to Friday! I sure hope you had a great week. It’s been an absolutely gorgeous fall here in Wisconsin. We’ve been taking lots of hikes with our dog Arlo to see the beautiful fall leaves before they are gone. So fun! Speaking of fun, this weekend I’m excited to be one of the emcees at Kohler Food and Wine. It’s always a magical weekend! The American Club hotel is so beautiful, especially this time of year. What a treat to stay here this weekend. I’m excited to meet and learn from the many celebrity chefs and wine experts. I promise to share lots of pictures on Instagram and Facebook.

The weather is starting to get a bit chilly. It’s soup season! I love making a great big batch of soup over the weekend. Then, I’ve got it for a couple lunches and a even dinner for busy weeks. Have you ever thought about making soup in your slow cooker? It makes cooking soup a breeze! My Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup is one of my all time favorites. Just dump it all in there and you’ve got the most amazing soup in just a few hours. It’s perfect for game day. Just set out a bunch of your favorite potato toppings like sour cream. shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, and maybe some croutons or even crunchy potato stix! Everybody can top their soup with their faves. I want my bowl fully loaded. WHAT FUN!

It doesn’t get easier than my Two Ingredient Creamy Tomato Soup. You can whip it up in seconds. Great with a little Parmesan cheese and fresh basil on top! Perfect with an gooey grilled cheese for dipping and dunking!

I can’t believe it's almost Halloween! I always think it’s important the kids get something in their stomachs before they dive into the candy. Time to start planning some fun food for Halloween. I’m a big believer in getting those kids in the kitchen. I always say if you don’t teach them to cook, they’ll never learn. Sure, it’s a bit messy but that’s what vacuums and dogs are for! LOL!

I’m all about keeping things easy breezy. Pick up a box of spice cake mix and make my Pumpkin Cupcakes. They look like mini pumpkins. So cute! The perfect treats to bake this weekend or for Halloween week. Click Desserts for more of my favorite Halloween and fall dessert recipes.

Have the kids help make my Bones and Blood, otherwise known as breadsticks and pizza sauce. Super fun and yummy!

Make ordinary hot dogs really creepy with Halloween Bloody Finger Hot Dogs. I know they look scary but the kids will love them!

Click Soups, Sandwiches and Appetizers for fun fall and Halloween recipes.

Fall is a great time to make a casserole. Change up Taco Tuesday with my Terrific Taco Casserole. It's always a huge hit! Click Casseroles and Dinner for more delicious recipes.

Want to make the house smell really yummy this weekend? Throw on an apron and make my Pumpkin Bread. It’s so easy and so good, especially with a little butter on top. TOTAL YUM! Click Breakfast and Brunch for more delicious recipes to wake up to.

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Gotta run. I’ve got a full day introducing celebrity chefs at Kohler Food and Wine. Can’t wait! 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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