Now that I’ve reached my 30s, I realized how much I enjoy cooking and entertaining. There’s nothing like making yummy food for friends. When a few fall recipes popped into my inbox I knew I had to share some of the ones I added straight to my recipe book! Hello apple cider cocktail, bruschetta bar and mini caramel apples!
As the official spokesperson for the LG Door-In- Door Refrigerator, Jillian Harris shares her top no- cook, little-prep hand-made picks for Fall:
LIFE’S GOOD APPLE SPRITZER
2 cups chilled club soda
1 1/2 cups chilled apple juice or cider
In a pitcher, combine club soda and apple juice or cider. Serve over ice, garnished with mint sprigs if desired.
This drink is also great with a dash of whiskey, bourbon, or rye!!!
FRESH BRUSCHETTA BAR
1 yellow heirloom tomato
1 orange heirloom tomato
1 can of diced tomatoes
5-6 large leaves of chiffonade basil 2 garlic cloves, crushed
å_ cup of onion, finely diced 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
å_ cup olive oil
Focaccia bread, grilled
1. Finely chop heirloom tomatoes and combine chopped heirloom tomatoes and can of diced tomatoes.
2. Place all tomatoes in a strainer and strain juices and place strained tomatoes in a bowl.
3. Add salt, pepper, garlic, and onion
4. Toss mixture with balsamic vinegar and olive oil
5. Serve on grilled focaccia bread (sliced, brushed with olive oil and grilled until brown)
CRISP MINI CARAMEL APPLES
3 Extra-large apples Caramels
2 Tbsp milk Lollipop sticks
A metal Tbsp coffee scoop
1. Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper.
2. Peel the apples, then scoop balls out of them with the metal coffee scoop.
3.Push a lollipop stick into the middle of each ball. Pat them dry with a paper towel and put them in the fridge or freezer while you make the caramel.
4. Unwrap the caramels and melt them in a pot over medium-low heat, with 2 Tbsp of milk. (You can buy bags of caramel bits too if you don’t want to go through the trouble of unwrapping them).
5. Once the caramel is smooth and melted, remove it from heat and dip the apple pops one by one.
6. Place the dipped apples back onto the cookie sheet, and repeat. Put them back in the freezer right after dipping to let the caramel set. Otherwise, it will just slide off.
7. Leave them in the freezer for about 15 minutes, then transfer to the fridge for another 30 minutes or until the caramel is hardened.
Optional: dip them in chocolate, nuts, pretzels, salt etc. for fun