One of the things I love the most about living in New Jersey is experiencing every season.
In the winter, it snows. The sky is white, the snow flakes glide down from the clouds and land gently in your hair, everyone is bundled in coats, scarves, and hats.
In the spring, the bees buzz over to the blooming flowers, the grass shows its usual shade of green, the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air.
In the summer, the beaches are covered in sun bathing locals and visitors alike, the pools open up, the AC cranks on.
In the fall, the leaves on the trees change their color from green to gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows, pumpkin patches and apple orchards become the weekend hot spots, and a slight chill begins to take over the state.
With so many great qualities to each season, it is hard to choose a favorite, but if I had to choose a favorite something, I’d say my favorite thing about every season is the yummy, creative, and festive desserts and drinks that are made.
Here are just a few of the must-try desserts I have pinned on Pinterest for this Fall.
Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon
If this treat doesn’t scream ‘Fall,’ I don’t know what does. When I stumbled across this pin, I knew that that baked rum apple and I are meant to share a magical night in front of a TV watching “Halloween Town.”
Pumpkin Pie Bites
Everyone love mini things, right? Mini dogs, mini golf, minivans–all good things, but not as good as these mini pumpkin pie bites look. Bite-sized treat are the best because it’s all of the deliciousness with half the effort. I mean, when you’re dealing with pumpkin pie, who really has time for a fork and plate? Not me.
When I was in elementary school, a peer’s mom brought in “dirt pudding” for our Halloween party. I remember thinking that was the coolest thing ever. Dirt pudding, for whose who do not know, is chocolate pudding with crumbled chocolate cookies, to make it look like dirt, and gummy worms sticking out of the dirt.
Nowadays, every mom can be a cool mom with the help of Pinterest. I’m not a mom but I plan on being the coolest daughter/friend when I make these awesome treats.
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Apple Cider Sangria
Apple cider always tastes good but for some reason is tastes way better in the Fall, especially when you throw in some Pinot. This recipe might have you wishing that drinking from apples was acceptable all year.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Cinnamon + pecans + chia seeds + pumpkin= Fall flavor in a cup. This recipe calls for coconut milk, which sounds like such a good contrast to the pumpkin taste.
Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail
Have your pie and drink it, too, with this delicious cocktail. I have tried a variation of this recipe and loooved it. It goes down so smooth and tasty. Apple cider and Rumchata are kind of a match made in Cocktail Heaven.
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