It is finally October, and with the weather getting a little cooler, we have brought out all of our delicious fall treats. We have all kinds of seasonal sweet breads, muffins, pastries, pies, and cakes. It is always a family tradition of ours to eat our delicious Apple Dumplings on the first day of fall every year. An Apple Dumpling is a peeled and cored apple with cinnamon and sugar in the middle wrapped with pie dough. When we lived in Pennsylvania, it was also a family tradition to go to a local apple orchard to pick fresh apples and drink homemade apple cider at the beginning of fall each year. Although we cannot do this anymore, we still have apple cider shipped to us every year from the same apple orchard that we went to for years. These family traditions help us get in the mood for fall, and make the perfect combination of  tasty food with family IMG_8960fun!IMG_4587 Along with apple dumplings, we have pumpkin spice, pumpkin chocolate chip, and pumpkin cream cheese sweet breads and muffins. Our pumpkin roll, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cheesecake are also back, and they are perfect desserts to bring to any seasonal party. Eating some apple and pumpkin desserts just might make this Texas fall seem a little cooler. A fall family recipe of ours is included below to make this season better than ever!


Holiday Broccoli Wreath

Green and Red pepper, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1 small broccoli head, chopped

1- 10 oz. Can of Cream of Chicken

4 oz. of shredded Colby Jack cheese

1- 5 oz. can of chunky chicken, drained

2- 8 oz. can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls


Preheat oven to 375°F

Mix all ingredients excluding the crescent rolls

Place the rolls on a round baking stone

Spoon the filling on each piece of dough

Take the tip of the triangle and fold it over the filling

Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes