3 Recipes For That Awkward Summer/Fall Transition

3 Recipes For That Awkward Summer/Fall Transition

Everything smells like pumpkin, but it's still 90 degrees outside?


August is upon us, and it's that time of year when our senses get confused. Bath & Body Works is already rolling out candles and soap scented with cinnamon, pumpkin, and vanilla. Families have started making their Thanksgiving plans. Home Goods is ready with fall decoration and Flannels everywhere are out on the floor.

Yet it's still over 90 degrees outside.

So what do you eat? It's too hot for most comfort foods.


Blueberry Muffins


Blueberry Muffins are always a great breakfast item, especially if you have nut allergies! You can enjoy this sweet treat with gluten-free options as well. Check out this recipe for a how-to guide!

Turkey-Avocado Clubs

Food Network

Turkey-Avocado Clubs are the perfect in-between seasons lunchtime essential! Encompassing turkey for the fall, yet a light recipe for the warmer weather, your stomach will be rumbling! Check it out here.

Orecchiette with Pancetta, Pumpkin and Broccoli Rabe

Anne Burrell / Food Network

With flavors combining the best of all seasons, this hearty dish serves up the perfect blend of comfort and balance. Though traditional fall notes of pumpkin and cheese round out the dish, it's the perfect recipe to make for a night in, complemented by a glass of wine or apple cider.

All of these recipes can be modified to accommodate gluten-free diets.

For more recipes to satisfy your cravings year-round, check out FoodNetwork.com and Allrecipes.com.

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10 Recipes From The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Embrace your inner-wizard and enjoy this treats while you read the new Harry Potter book!

This week the new Harry Potter book, "The Cursed Child," came out, and now everyone is in full on Harry Potter mode. I work at a bookstore, so for the past week we were getting ready for the release of the book, stocking up on Harry Potter supplies for all of the events we were going to have the night the book came out. One thing that we had a lot of for the midnight release were Harry Potter snacks like chocolate frogs and Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, and it took all of the self-control I have not to come home with bagfuls of these delicious candies. However, it also made me wonder what other treats from the world of Harry Potter you could make at home. So, I looked up Harry Potter recipes and found so many that were from the books that you can make! Here are 10 recipes from the wizarding world of Harry Potter to enjoy while you read "The Cursed Child":

1. Homemade Butterbeer

I used this recipe to make homemade butterbeer and it was extremely simple and easy! You only have to add a few ingredients to the cream soda and you are pretty much done. The marshmallow cream took a little more time to make and required a mixer, but it was not hard at all to do. The soda tasted amazing and I absolutely loved the marshmallow cream on the top! (I would even make it to put on other foods/drinks). I would definitely make this recipe again and recommend it to anyone looking for a Harry Potter-inspired drink or just a tasty soda recipe.


  • 1 (2 liter) bottle cream soda, chilled
  • 2 Tbsp butter flavor
  • 3 tsp rum extract, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow cream


  • For the soda:
  • Pour butter flavor and 2 tsp rum extract into bottle of cream soda, return lid to soda then holding soda horizontally twist and rotate bottle gently to evenly distribute flavorings. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • For the marshmallow cream topping:
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitter with the whisk attachment, whip cream on high speed until it begins to thicken slightly and begins to form slight peaks. Add marshmallow cream and remaining 1 tsp rum extract and continue to whip until well blended and smooth. To serve pour soda into mugs and spoon marshmallow cream topping over top.

2. Honeyduke's Chocolate Frogs

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3. Easy Pumpkin Pasties

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4. Cauldron Cakes

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5. Polyjuice Potion Punch

Click here for the recipe.

6. Weasley's Dragon Roasted Nuts

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7. Treacle Tart

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8. Honeyduke's Pink Coconut Ice

Click here for the recipe.

9. Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans

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10. Honeyduke's Licorice Wands

Click here for the recipe.

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8 Recipes That Will Help Keep You Warm This Holiday Season

Holidays are for the food TBH


If you're already itching to get into the kitchen this holiday season, you need some great recipes up your sleeves. Most of these recipes come from my favorite food blog, Salt and Lavender.


Lemon Butter Chicken


This is one of the more classic recipes on this list. Chicken in butter and lemon has the savory and the sweet that you need to complete the holiday season menu.

Creamy Gnochi with Sausage


This one is less of a holiday recipe and more of a go-to for the when weather outside gets frightful.

Instant Pot Turkey Chili


Chili is a staple for the winter months and this turkey chili is super easy to make!

White Winter Soup


Soup is a necessary meal in winter, but who says it can't be fun and festive?!

Pumpkin Pancakes


Pumpkin pancakes are the best pancakes. Enough said.

Roasted Mushrooms with Red Wine Butter


This recipe provides the perfect savory mushrooms. It would make a great side for a family gathering or holiday dinner.

Asiago and Sage Scalloped Potatoes


Everyone loves cheese and potatoes. This recipe just takes the classic to a classier level.

Andouille Mac and Cheese


Another warm and cheesy recipe to fill your stomach this winter. This mac and cheese is for those who aren't afraid of a bit of a kick.

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