Happy Sunday Friends!
Everywhere I look right now it is Orange in color. This is the month of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and apple picking. With the smell of cinnamon spice everywhere you know it goes well with apples, pumpkin, and goat cheese.
I am thinking about a combination of a very creamy Goat Cheese plus a little pumpkin and cinnamon. Hmmmmm... I am dreaming about a Sunday brunch with this creamy spread on a bagel, toast, or dipped with your favorite crackers.
Thank you to Goat Milk Stuff for sending me some Sweet Pumpkin Goat Chevre to try. Their cheeses come in very nice packaging all the while making sure the goat cheese is delivered in a timely fashion and still temperature safe. This goat cheese is super creamy, spreadable, and it looks like hummus with it being pumpkin and cinnamon flavored.
Excited to try it, I grabbed my crackers and dipped in; it made me think it would be good paired with pecans and honey to and would make an awesome appetizer or h’orderve. Since we are in football season, you can easily whip this up in five minutes to entertain your guests, or it would make a good h’orderve for a Thanksgiving party as well.
So I spread it on Pumpkin Cranberry Crisps from Trader Joe's and topped them with candied pecans and drizzled with honey...... This perfect combination is between the pumpkin, cinnamon, rosemary, and pecan which all have robust flavors with an added crunchiness from the crackers and pecans, and the sweetness from the honey... mmm... it is magic in your mouth!
The best part is you don't have to wait for the Thanksgiving... You can make it for this football season if you are hosting a party.
This post was done in partnership with Goat Milk Stuff. Let's take a moment to talk about Goat Milk Stuff. This company was created by a mom of eight children. They started with natural soap and now they have started making food items to include: chocolate, cheeses, caramel, and decadent candy all made from their goats milk. I ensure you will love these food products if you are one of those who loves to feed yourself and your family real food that does not contain any chemicals or GMO ingredients.
Notes for the Recipe
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Happy Sunday Everyone!
The Leaves are turning to orange, yellow, and red.
The cool winds are blowing with dry air.
The leaves are falling from the trees.
The transitions into Autumn will be the same every year,
But this year it won't be the same.
I have lost one of my friend who was the first to teach me about how to drink wine properly.
Rest In Peace, my friend.
On September 13rd, 2016 I received news from a friend that we lost another one of our beloved friends, Mychael Miller. He LOVED food all his life especially sushi, barbeque ribs & sausages, almost raw steaks, and a whole bunch more. He also had a great love for animals - his two cats Bubba & Megan who are gone, and of course, his dog Sora. Because of who he was, and his great love for animals, the Rotary Club of McMinnville, OR (where he lived many years ago) gave a $1,500 donation to the local animal shelter in his name.
His parents Bill & Cindi Miller, will host a memorial service
at Wildfire Restaurant on Saturday, October 22nd. This is the address:
159 W. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60654.
Mychael and I met through his wife Natalie, who is a talented Chef in Salt-Lake City, Utah. Both of them are huge fans of food. They were the greatest hosts of any occasion while they were living here in Chicago, and a biggest one that I recall was Thanksgiving. Natalie worked so hard to make sure her friends had eaten enough good food within every year. Here we have a cocktail that Myke had shared and also one of my favorite drinks of the Fall season called "Grog". I said to him every year at the Thanksgiving that I will make this drink by my own. And today I did this recipe in an honored of his life. If I can choose, I wouldn't make the recipe to be one of the memorial to your life, Man!
This warm Grog is a perfect way to warm you up in Fall throughout the winter. With sweet notes from the cinnamon spice meeting in the middle with the hot apple cider and rum to comfort your tummy. Myke’s secret was in sharing with me that this recipe needs to steep together at least overnight or for up to a week in your refrigerator.And don’t forget that you need to re-warm before you serve. Enjoy!
--- This article is dedicated in loving memory to Mychael Miller. ---
Thank you Bill Miller for the information about his life,
Hi, I am Natty! And Thank you for stopping by!! I am a foodie girl who has a passion for cooking, exercise and photography. There are so many favorite recipes from my family and friends I have tried throughout my journey that balances out and makes a healthy meal. I would like to take you on a journey to a different pantry around the world to share my favorite stories and recipes. My hope is that they inspire and benefit you.
"You love someone, you open yourself up to suffering, that's the sad truth. Maybe they'll break your heart, maybe you'll break their heart and never be able to look at yourself in the same way. Those are the risks. That's the burden.Like wings, they have weight, we feel that weight on our backs, but they are a burden that lifts us. Burdens which allow us" Bones
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