Fall Front Porch Decor

Well, it rained this weekend here and for a second it felt like fall! So I got my first pumpkin spice latte and decorated my porch 🙂 I am a creature of habit when it comes to decor (and we have no storage space so I have to keep the non-essentials to a minimum!) but this year I decided to change it up a bit!  

  I love this chalkboard I found at a vintage market! We leave it outside and Maddie loves to color on it!  The crates and window we had outback and I figured why leave then out there where nobody can see them! Aren’t the pumpkins cute too?! They are fairytale pumpkins from @traderjoes ! 

  This wreath was super easy and quick too, they sell them at any craft place and I just added a burlap bow and fabric strip to hang  it from. The mini welcome banner I made years ago and just added to the wreath (message me if you want one!)  
This was all super quick and easy, which is about all I can do these days! Hope you are all enjoying this fall season – and hopefully it’s feeling like fall where you are! 

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Fall baking fun!

I love fresh fruit and berries (hence all the jam I make) but I also love to bake with them! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE baking in the fall. Just something about the smells of cinnamon and sugar and the warmth of the oven… and though I’m not usually a cooking blog, these all turned out pretty good so I thought I’d share. Most of the recipes I found on Pinterest or cookbooks I have, so I don’t take credit for them! Enjoy!

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Blackberry Scones (recipe is for blueberry, but I used blackberries)

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Peach Cobbler

peach cobbler - loveinamasonjar.com

Apple Crisp (sorry we ate it before I got a photo!)

Pomegranate Muffins

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Blueberry Crumble Muffins  (recipe below)

blueberry muffins - loveinamasonjar.com

This recipe is adapted from a recipe in a cookbook I have called Food For Family and Friends by Ryland, Peters and Small which can be purchased here.  Makes 12 muffins.

Muffins:

2 1/4 cup flour

3 Tbl baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, beaten

1 stick unsalted butter melted

3/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup whole milk

1 1/4 cup  raspberries (I used blueberries)

Crumble:

3/4 cup flour

5 Tbl butter, chilled and cut into pieces

2 Tbl sugar

3 Tbl slivered almonds

Preheat the oven to 375. Line the muffin pan and grease the surface of the pan where the muffins will rise and stick.

For the crumble, putting the flour and butter in a food processor and pulse briefly. Put in a bowl and add sugar and almonds and crumble it together.

For the muffins, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt into a mixing bowl. In another bowl mix the eggs, melted butter, sour cream, and milk. Wisk. Pour the wet into the dry and and add the blueberries and fold until combined.

Pour into the prepared muffin pan and fill to the top and then add the crumble. Bake 25 minutes at 375 and then Enjoy!!