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Snacks : Seasons > Fall

Baked Apples added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

Use several baking apples (rome, winesap, starr, Jersey red, or greening). Core the apples and remove a 1 inch strip of skin around the middle of the apple or pare the upper half of each. Place the apples in a baking dish and pour 1/2 cup water around them. Fill the center of each apple with 1 tablespoon honey chopped raisins, 1
teaspoon butter and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Bake 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees until tender. (Children under 12 months should not have honey.)

Pumpkin Muffins added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar or honey
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease the muffin pans. Measure and mix the ingredients. Batter should be lumpy. Fill the cups 2/3 full and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon sugar over each muffin. bake 18-20 minutes. Makes 12.

Pumpkin Punch added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

Scoop out the inside of a large pumpkin. Put a mixing bowl inside. Fill the bowl with apple cider, orange punch or any other beverage.

Orange Milk Sherbet added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3 cups milk
2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
yellow and red food coloring

In a saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup of the milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the rest of the milk with the remaining ingredients. Gradually stir in gelatin mixture. Pour into cake pans, cover with foil.

Cornbread added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

In a large bowl, mix together 1 cup flour, 1 cup yellow cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon baking powder. In a blender container, place 1/2 cup un-sweetened frozen apple juice concentrate, 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, and 1 sliced banana. Blend well and stir mixture into dry ingredients. Pour batter into a greased 9 inch baking pan and bake at 400 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 16 small squares.

Apple Banana Frosty added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

1 golden delicious apple, diced
1 peeled sliced banana
1/4 cup milk
3 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Serves 4 children.

Apple Salad added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

6 medium apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup white grape juice
Peel and chop the apples. Mix well and add the remaining ingredients.
Serves 10 children

Pumpkin Bread added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

3 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups pumpkin
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups pecans

Mix the ingredients until smooth. Pour in a greased loaf or bunt pan. Bake one hour at 350 degrees F. Fill pans half full because they rise quite a bit. Makes three to four loaves, or 2 bunt pans.

Pumpkin Seeds added 9-30-98 Original Author Unknown

2 cups pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon butter (melted)
Clean seeds well. Mix the above ingredients and spread onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 275 degrees F until golden brown, about 35 minutes.

Eating Leaves  added 9-17-01 Original Author Unknown

Discuss the food that we eat that are leaves, like lettuce, or cabbage. Have the children try these food items.

Leaf Cookies added 9-17-01 Original Author Unknown

Obtain a leaf shaped cookie cutter and have the children help you make leaf cookies. Decorate them with red, orange, yellow and brown frosting.

Leaf Jello added 9-17-01 Original Author Unknown

Obtain a leaf shaped cookie cutter. Make Jello jigglers from yellow, red
or orange Jello.

Spicy Pumpkin Shake added 10-15-01 Original Author Unknown

2 cups frozen apple juice concentrate, undiluted
1 cup milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Place all of the ingredients in a large blender or food processor and blend until well mixed and smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie added 10-22-01 Original Author Unknown
Individual recipe:
Small custard-sized pie crusts
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon marshmallow cream
1 tablespoon prepared whipped topping
Sprinkle of cinnamon 
Mix all ingredients together and pour into the crust. The recipe is then ready to eat; if you wish, it may be refrigerated or frozen.

Leaf Piles added 8-1-06 Original Author Unknown

6 cups cornflakes
1 cup Karo syrup
1 cup peanut butter. 
You will also need some Wax paper to lay your leaf piles on.

Directions: In a microwave melt the Karo and peanut butter together. Pour over the cornflakes and place them in piles on wax paper. Let them cool and dry.

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