Easy Fall Foods for the Busy Mom {Recipes Included}

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Bonfires and hoodies. Apple cider and pumpkin pice lattes. Crunching leaves under our feet. And all the fall foods. I am definitely here for all of it.

I love the pumpkin rolls and the sweet potato soufflé. The baked apples and the soups. I love dicing and sautéing. Baking and slow cooking.

But as a full time working mama of three busy girls, I don’t always have the time I want to prepare the fall foods I love. 

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Sometimes though, I want some of my favorite fall foods. So I am going to share with you a few of my favorite simple fall recipes. None of these are my recipe. I’ve just adapted them and found a few tricks to make them a bit easier!

Applesauce

    • Peeled, cored, diced apples
    • Cinnamon
    • Slow cooker
    • Put the apples, cinnamon and a tiny bit of water in a crockpot on low for about 5-6 hours (or high for 3-4). When apples are soft, mash with a fork. I know applesauce is cheap at the store. But fresh applesauce cooking all day smells and tastes so good.

Sweet Potato Hash

    • Diced or shredded sweet potatoes
    • Diced onions and peppers
    • Oil
    • Sautee sweet potatoes and onions and peppers in a frying pan until soft and crispy (just like with regular fried potatoes). Best served with a fried egg. This dish can actually take some time to prepare so a few tricks to make it easier: shred the potatoes or microwave them just a couple of minutes to start the cooking process and make dicing easier. I also dice peppers and onions for one meal and save extras for another day. If they are already diced, it makes cooking this meal even easier!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

    • 1 box spice cake mix
    • 1 can of pumpkin
    • 1 tub of cream cheese frosting
    • Mix the pumpkin and cake mix together. Don’t add anything else. Bake in muffin tins (large or mini) as the package says. Once cool, top w/ frosting.

Do you have any easy fall food favorites? Please share, I’d like to try them as well!

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Hello! My name is Amy! I am married to my wonderful husband who works at Target! How awesome is that!?! I have three very beautiful girls. Savannah is my oldest and my artistic one. Lacie is the middle one and is my wild child with the biggest heart. Emma is littlest one who acts and thinks like an adult. I work full time managing a team of escalated help desk associates at a call center. I'm completely addicted to Iced Chai Lattes and Starbucks. I love getting out and about as much as our hectic schedule allows - either exploring new places or revisiting our tried and true favorites!

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