October 04, 2013

Pumpkin, Apple & Bacon Soup

I'm a huge fan of soup, especially during this time of year.  It is even better when I get to incorporate pumpkin (which I love) and bacon! Cause, well bacon.  I found this recipe in the October issue of Food Network Magazine which I adapted slightly.  It is smooth and flavorful with the perfect mix of salty and sweet.  Even my husband gobbled it up and he is not at all a pumpkin person!  Any who, give it a try, you will not be disappointed!

796 ml can pumpkin
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1 apple, cubed and cooked in butter until soft
4-5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Salt, to taste
1) Simmer the can of pumpkin, chicken broth, cream and pumpkin pie spice, whisking, 10 minutes.
2) Add maple syrup.
3) Taste, then add salt to your liking.
4) Top with apples and bacon.


October 02, 2013

Favorite Fall Staples

It is my favorite time of year! Check out these perfect fall pieces to have in your wardrobe this fall!
Printed Slouchy Trousers!  Miss Selfridge  & Top Shop 
Stylish Booties!  Sam Edelman & Steve Madden
Neutral Knits! Joules Avelyn & H&M
Best Bags! Aldo & Banana Republic