Football Season is in full swing and we’ve got a couple appetizers that you can throw together quickly that taste great! A delicious Baked Brie and a tasty snack mix that’s full of flavor! GAME ON! XO

Baked Brie: (Source: Fall Edition of Entertain & Celebrate Magazine)

Recipe:

1/2 (14-1 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
1 (13.2 ounce) wheel of Brie, frozen
2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Sliced green apples, to serve

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14-inch circle. Using a sharp knife, cut a 3-inch strip from dough. Using a 3-inch leaf shapped cutter, cut a leaf shape from dough strip. Place crust on prepared pan.
  3. Remove top of Brie rind. Place cheese on crust. Sprinkle with brown sugar, and top with cranberries. Fold crust over cranberries. Top with leaf cutout. Brush egg wash onto crust.
  4. Bake until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve with apple slices.

*Tip: Freezing Brie keeps it from melting through pastry while baking.

Makes 12 servings. Wine Pairing: Chardonnay


Snack Mix (Source: Fall Edition of Entertain & Celebrate Magazine)

Recipe:

4 cups corn-and-rice cereal
1 (16-ounce) bag pretzels
1 (12.4 ounce) box white Cheddar cheese crackers
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce (we used 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Spray 2 jelly roll pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cereal, pretzels, and cheese crackers.
  3. In a small bowl, combine meled butter and all remaining ingredients. Drizzle butter mixture over cereal mixture tossing to coat. Spread mixture onto prepared pans.
  4. Bake until crisp, about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through baking.

*We used Kellogg’s Crispix and used half of the cumin.
Makes 16 cups

What’s For Dinner? Football Edition/Appetizer-2 Orchids YouTube HERE

Celebrate the season with this delicious and comforting Autumn Meal! Maple Pork Chops with Brown Butter Apples & Onions paired with roasted carrots and squash and a smooth red wine. Oh so good, not to mention that this recipe just screams Fall! Our festive tablescape features pumpkins that we painted. Video links are provided below to watch this fun video along with our special guest Julie! 🍁🍂

What’s For Dinner: Autumn Meal & DIY Tablescape- 2 Orchids YouTube HERE

Maple Pork Chops With Brown Butter Apples & Onion-Recipe Link HERE

Weekends are meant for relaxing with friends and family!  In our series, “What’s For Dinner? we’re sharing The Lazy Weekend Casserole and our twist on a tasty Italian Salad! Take the stress out of dinner with two easy recipes that are full of flavor and you can enjoy all weekend!🍁

Dinner

Lazy Sunday Casserole – Link to recipe HERE

2 Orchids Italian Salad:

Ingredients:

2 Cucumbers diced
2 green peppers diced (or any color you prefer)
3 Roma tomatoes diced
2 cans of black olives (medium, pitted)
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
Onion is optional

Dressing:

Add olive oil, red wine vinegar, italian seasoning, basil, parsley, salt, pepper, onion powder. You can use fresh or dry seasonings.

Directions:

Toss all ingredients and dressing into a large salad bowl and serve.

Dinner

What’s For Dinner? Easy Weekend Meal- 2 Orchids YouTube HERE

(Watch us prepare dinner in the kitchen. We modified some of the ingredients in the casserole to make it even easier!)

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Are you tired of cooking the same old thing for dinner?  Our new series, “What’s For Dinner?!” will provide you with delicious dinner suggestions on what to cook for your family. We’ve got a fresh and colorful Fall Pecan Salad and a Simple Spaghetti Squash Skillet that will surely hit the spot! YUM!

Weeknight

Fall Pecan Salad
makes 8 servings

1 head romaine lettuce, torn
2 heads endive, torn
4 cups fresh baby arugula
2 red pears thinly sliced
1/2 cup pencan halves toasted
Honey-Dijon Dressing (recipe follows)

In a large serving bowl or on a platter, gently toss together romaine, endive, arugla, pears, and pecans. Serve with Honey-Dijon Dressing.

Honey-Dijon Dressing
Makes 3/4 cup

1 medium shallot, finely chopped
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

In a medium bowl, whisk together shallot, honey, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil. Toss and use immediately.

Weeknight

Recipe: Clean Food Crush-Simple Spaghetti Squash Skillet HERE
What’s For Dinner? Easy Weeknight Meal -2 Orchids Youtube HERE

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🍁Hello Pumpkin Lovers!🍁Embrace the Fall season with a cup of warm and delicous Pumpkin Spice Latte and tasty Pumpkin Oat Muffins packed with protein! What a great way to kick off Autumn! 

Recipes:
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte:
Ingredients:
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup pure maple syrup  (we used less)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
8 cups unsweetened almond milk ( or vanilla flavor)
2 cups brewed coffee (we chose pumpkin pie spice coffee)
Caramel whipped cream 
Pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon (to taste)
Directions:
In a 4-6 quart slow cooker thoroughly combine the pumpkin, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice. Gradually stir in the almond milk and coffee until combined. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and additional spice.

Festive Fall Recipes For Pumpkin Lovers-2 Orchids YouTube Here

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