We have officially entered the fall season and we can’t wait for you to try these fall recipes using Prairie Herb Farms’ fresh herbs and spices. When you think of fall foods, pumpkin is usually the first food that comes to mind. But there are other foods that are popular during the fall season, such as sweet potatoes but let’s not forget those fall spices and herbs. The smell of nutmeg and cinnamon are true indicators of the season that brings color changing leaves and colder weather. Check out some of the fall recipes we’ve gathered that are definitely worth trying this year.
Frosted Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
These frosted pumpkin cookies are incredibly soft and absolutely perfect for fall. The cookie itself is made with pumpkin along with a variety of fall spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. And the cream cheese frosting is the perfect addition to the top. Try these easy to make, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are guaranteed to please any pumpkin lover.
Tip: This recipe uses a stand mixer to mix ingredients, but you may use an electric hand mixer, or mix simply by hand.
Ingredients for the Cookies:
- 2 cups butter (softened)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Prairie Herb Farms ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Prairie Herb Farms pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon Prairie Herb Farms ground cloves
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 – 15 ounce can pumpkin
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
Ingredients for the Frosting:
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 6 to 8 cups powdered sugar add until desired consistency
*Optional: extra ground cinnamon sprinkled on top
- Preheat oven to 350* F.
- Using a stand mixer, put butter in bowl and begin beating butter on medium speed for 30 seconds (Or, if mixing by hand, be sure to mix until butter is smooth.) Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, cloves and nutmeg. Beat until combined.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Then, add the pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can using the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
- Scoop batter out into heaping teaspoons full, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
- For frosting, in a small saucepan heat butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
- Let cookies cool and then begin spreading on frosting. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon, if desired.
White Chicken Chili Crock Pot Recipe
With so many varieties of chili out there, this one is definitely worth trying, especially if you want to get away from more traditional chili recipes you’ve tried before. This dish is very easy to make and is just what you need to warm you up on a cold fall evening.
- 1 lb. Chicken Breast
- 1 White Onion Diced
- 2 Cans of White Northern Beans
- 1 Can of Whole Kernel Corn
- 1 10 oz. Can of Rotel tomatoes
- 1 tsp. Prairie Herb Farms (ground) Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Prairie Herb Farms (ground) Black Pepper
- 1 tsp. Prairie Herb Farms Cumin
- 1 tsp. Chili Powder
- ½ tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 1 – 32 oz. Container of Chicken Broth
- 1 8 oz. Block of Cream Cheese
- ¼ Cup Half & Half or Heavy Cream
*Topping Options: Cheese, Avocado, Fresh Cilantro, Sour Cream, Salsa, Tortilla Chips/Tortilla Strips
- In a bowl combine salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and mix.
- Place your chicken into the bottom of your slow cooker.
- Sprinkle your seasonings over the chicken.
- Next, put in the onion, beans, corn, and Rotel tomatoes.
- Add the entire container of chicken broth to your slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (Until chicken is tender)
- Remove chicken and shred with forks.
- Return chicken to slow cooker and add in your cream cheese and half & half.
- Cook for another 15 minutes on high and serve with your favorite toppings!
Taco Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
With so many fall recipes out there, this one is sure to please. What better way to enhance your family’s taco night than with a delicious baked sweet potato for a shell? This unique dish puts a fall spin on a classic taco dinner, and it’s easy to make. This recipe is also easy to change-up so you can make it however you want. You can easily substitute the chosen meat for ground beef or even shredded beef or pork, and add in whichever kind of bean you would prefer.
- 3 large sweet potatoes washed and scrubbed
- 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning plus 1 teaspoon
- Olive oil
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- 1 pound lean ground turkey or chicken
- 1 15 ounce can of black beans drained and rinsed
- Homemade taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Prairie Herb Farms onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (For a spicier seasoning blend, add another ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the mix.)
- Your favorite taco toppings, such as sour cream, avocado, salsa, cheese, or hot sauce.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Cut your sweet potatoes in half and rub them with olive oil.
- Next, season them with 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender – smaller sweet potatoes will take less time.
- When the potatoes are almost done, heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add a little olive oil or cooking spray.
- Next, add the ground meat, breaking it up as it cooks and add in the remaining taco seasoning.
- When the meat is almost cooked through, stir in the beans to warm.
- When the potatoes are done, gently mash the center of the potatoes to separate them. Then spoon the taco filling into them. Top with all of your favorite taco toppings!
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