Warm up with fun fall dishes and drinks

October 4, 2022
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

It’s fall, y’all! This is one of my favorite fall dessert recipes that's perfect for chilly nights. The spice of fall goes perfect with chocolate chips, or warmed up with a scoop of ice cream. Enjoy!


• 1 ½ cups flour

• ¼ tsp salt

• 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

• 1 cup sugar

• ¾ cup vegetable oil

• ½ tsp vanilla extract

• ½ tsp baking soda

• 1 can of pumpkin puree (15 oz)

• 2 eggs

• 1 ¼ cup of chocolate chips

• Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat a loaf pan with parchment paper and cooking spray

2. Mix pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda in a bowl

3. Add sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and flour until all combined. Stir in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

4. Pour batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the batter.

5. Bake for 55-65 minutes and enjoy!

Chicken Frito Casserole

This recipe is one of my favorites that my mom makes and is my go-to comfort meal. She would always make it on those busy nights when us kids were either cheerleading, playing football, or working the concession stand. This feeds about four people with some leftovers, so double the ingredients for more spicy, cheesy goodness!


• 1 bag of Frito chips

• 2 cups of shredded chicken breast

• 2 cans of green chiles (4 oz)

• 2 cans cream of chicken soup

• 2 cans cream of mushroom soup

• 1 tsp of tabasco sauce

• 2 tsp garlic powder

• 2 tsp onion powder

• 2 tsp chili powder

• Shredded cheese (8oz)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spread Fritos into 9x13 pan

2. Mix all other ingredients into a bowl

3. Spread contents of bowl on top of Fritos (do not mix)

4. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake for 25 minutes.

Apple Cider Mimosas

This cocktail recipe is super easy and great for Halloween parties! You can also swap the champagne for sparkling apple cider for the kids.


• Champagne of your choice

• Caramel sauce

• Cinnamon sugar mix

• Half gallon of apple cider

• 2 plates


1. Pour caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar mix onto separate plates.

2. Dip rim of glass into caramel sauce and then cinnamon sugar mix

3. Add about ¼ cup of apple cider into glass

4. Fill up the rest of the glass with champagne and enjoy!

Jaydyn Kowalski is a stay-at-home wife and rabbit mom. She developed a passion in the kitchen at a young age while cooking for her family and gives all the credit for her cooking skills to her mother. You can find her making a mess in her kitchen in Athens, Texas. If you have a recipe to share or one to request, please email jaydynkowalski@gmail.com

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