What do you get when you mix the Superbowl, good friends and delicious food? Laughs and memories that last a lifetime. With football season coming to an end, there’s no better time to warm up the spiced apple cider one last time and celebrate your team’s inevitable win.
Hot Apple Spiced Cider
Who doesn’t love spiced apple cider on a cool, fall day? Whip up this delicious drink and listen to your guests rave about how tasty it is.
1 gallon apple cider
5 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves, whole
1 orange, sliced
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
Pour the apple cider into a saucepan. Add the rest of the ingredients and keep on warm temperature. Simmer for 2 hours and it’s ready to serve. For easier serving, remove the ingredients. Add whip cream to the top of each drink if you’d like. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
You don’t have to go to Starbucks for a delicious pumpkin spice latte. Indulge in the fall favorite right in the comfort of your home while cheering at the screen.
¼ cup of espresso, or one shot of espresso
1 cup non-fat milk (or soy, coconut, almond, etc.)
1 tbsp sugar (or ½ tsp Stevia)
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, add a ½ cup of milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin spice and vanilla. Heat to warm temperature (approximately five minutes). Then whisk in another ½ cup of milk.
Pour the milk mixture through a sieve to remove any pulp and put the mixture back in the saucepan. Bring it to a simmer while stirring for about two minutes. To finish off, simply add the espresso and whisk until the latte is as foamy as you like.
Grab a loaf of Italian bread, slice it up and choose a variety of toppings for a super healthy and delicious snack. Not sure what to top it off with? Try these killer combos.
Zucchini Prosciutto Bruschetta
2 tbsp olive or coconut oil
3 oz. prosciutto
Fire up the grill. Slice up the zucchini lengthwise and drizzle them with olive oil. Grill each side for 5 minutes or until tender. Take them off the grill and cut into small strips. Take the prosciutto and cut into small strips as well. Mix it together with the zucchini and put a spoonful onto each bread slice.
Tomato Garlic Bruschetta
2 tbsp olive or coconut oil
1 tsp basil
A very simple topping goes a long way. Dice a couple of tomatoes, add them to a bowl, add 2 tbsp of olive oil, garlic powder to your liking, and 1 tsp basil. Mix together and top it on your slice of Italian bread.
Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal Cookies
You’ve got the pumpkin spice latte, now you just need pumpkin treats on hand to nibble on. Here is a low-fat version of an old classic, perfect for a fall football party.
2 tbsp margarine, warm
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup flour, white or wheat
2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp ground cinnamon
6 tbsp canned pumpkin
2 tsp vanilla extract
Dash of sea salt
Set the oven at 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, baking soda, flour, pumpkin spice, salt and cinnamon.
In another bowl, mix the white and brown sugar and butter with a mixer on low to medium speed. Add the egg, pumpkin, and vanilla extract.
Stir in the flour mixture by hand until it is mixed quite well.
Get your cookie sheet out and line it with foil. Lightly spray with PAM and then place a spoonful of the batter on the tray. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies are done when they are light brown around the edges. Allow them to cool (if you can) before your first bite.