Autumn has finally arrived on the East End! Tall, lush trees with watercolors of burgundy, tawny, and amber cascade down the quiet village streets, blanket scarves and piping hot cups of chai lattes in hand, and tall, velvet boots and loafers to keep our toes cozy. To celebrate the fall season, I share my four new, favorite specialty food finds from a unique batch of pancakes to a ‘sweet,’ new take on peanut butter.
Create an abundance of autumn flavors to start your day. Whip up your very own batch of pancakes and waffles with Birch Benders. Just-add-water and create gourmet pancakes and waffles in minutes. This taste and quality obsessed brand offers ten varieties, including Classic, Protein, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Chocolate Chip, Six Grain Cinnamon, Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread Spice, and Double Chocolate Peppermint. My two favorites are their new (Target exclusive) Sweet Potato and Gingerbread Spice.
When you thought Peanut Butter couldn’t get any sweeter! Available in four scrumptious varieties: Razzle Dazzle, Cookie Nookie, Choco Choco, CoCo Bananas, each will be a hit this autumn as you experiment with creating fruit dips, fondues, a spread for your English muffin or even as an ice cream topping. I even made cookies with the Choco Choco! I couldn’t resist spilling my secret to my guests. Don’t be surprised if you dive straight in to each jar with a long spoon!
A simple, fun way to put a hearty meal on the table. My daughter in particular loves these and sits on my lap as we split each comfort dish. Made with all natural and organic ingredients, and tastes just like homemade, it is the perfect choice for a delicious, quick lunch or dinner. Meals include comfort favorites like Chicken Pot Pie (also available gluten free), Shepherd’s Pie and Turkey & Beef Pot Pies, plus family-friendly entrees like Mac & Cheese, Chicken Marsala with Pasta, Chicken & Dumplings, and more. Mac & Cheese is Sarah’s favorite! We get ours at Whole Foods and Stop & Shop.
This top quality, certified-organic maple syrup is exceptional for drizzling on pancakes and even experimenting with outside of breakfast! Their Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup is an excellent ingredient for a reduction for a delicious turkey dinner and I top vanilla bean ice cream with their Maple Sugar Pearls. Recipe ideas are tagged to the bold, bourbon barrel aged maple syrup, which is cared for and crafted just like fine wine. The handsome packaging makes for an ideal gift for the holidays and or as a hostess gift.