Fall is a wonderful time of year, full of beautiful colors and pleasant aromas. Make your house smell even better by trying out some of these new fall recipes.
- Chili Colorado. This is a traditional Mexican dish made from beef or pork and stewed in a red chili sauce. The “colorado” part refers to the color, not the state.
- Apple Cider Doughnuts. Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, these delicious doughnuts will keep you coming back from more. They get their flavor from apple butter.
- Salt and Vinegar Potatoes. Cook sliced baby potatoes in vinegar to give them a rich flavor throughout.
- Potato Leak Soup. Warm up this fall with this rich, creamy soup. Top it with toasted nuts for a truly autumn taste.
- Chocolate Bread Pudding. Use day-old chocolate bread to create this rich, warm, decadent dessert.
- Cast Iron Roast Chicken. Heat your cast iron skillet in the oven before you put the chicken in it to ensure a crisp, golden skin all the way around.
- Pumpkin Cake. Top this moist cake with a creamy maple-flavored cream cheese frosting for a dessert that everyone will love.
Which of these fall recipes would you love to try? Don’t forget, you can always come visit us here at Shults Ford of Harmarville to share your delicious treats.
April Fools’ Day has been a tradition as long as we can remember. But just where did that tradition start?
There has been some debate amongst historians over when April Fools’ first began. Also called All Fools’ Day, the original conception of this holiday is still a mystery. Some historians believe that it all began in 1582, when the Julian calendar became the Gregorian calendar. This change made the start of the year January 1st instead of April 1st.
However, many people never knew about the change, so they ended up celebrating New Years on April 1st. The people who didn’t know became a joke, having people place paper fish on their back as a way of making fun of them, calling them “easily caught fish”. This comedic occurrence might have been the beginning of April Fools’ Day.
It’s possible that this idea spread or that the celebration of April Fools’ started because of the vernal equinox, when Mother Nature was accused of “tricking” people. Throughout the 18th century, April Fools’ Day became more popular. It’s even a two-day event in Scotland.
Even large corporations like Burger King and Sports Illustrated celebrate April Fools’ Day. No matter how you celebrate April Fools’ Day this year, know that it comes with plenty of history!