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Friday’s Fab Five – Fall Favorites

Fall Favorites Starbucks Slow Cooker Chili S'mores Cupcakes Sweater Knit Leggings Apple Cider Recipe

I’m not sure what’s come over me! I’m not usually a big fan of Fall, but for some reason the cool weather outside has put me in the best mood! Inspired by the chill that has finally hit Florida, I thought I’d put together a fall favorites for today’s Fab Five.

  • Any hot beverage from Starbucks, yes please! In particular, their hot chocolate, hot chai tea, or pumpkin spice latte.
  • We love to use our slow cooker throughout fall and winter, and our most heavily rotated recipe is my {24 ingredient} slow cooker chili, a college gameday favorite.
  • I get hooked on s’mores every fall, so I thought it would be fun to try these s’mores cupcakes!
  • Does it get any better, or more comfy, than an over-sized sweater and knit leggings?
  • I’ve been searching for a good hot apple cider from scratch recipe, but the only recipes I can find start with a base ingredient of apple cider lol.

Are you excited about fall? If so, what’s on your must-haves list this season?

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Your Thoughts?

  • I just love fall and these are most of my favorite picks.

    • jennifer

      heeeey megan, how are you? so good to hear from you! glad i picked a lot of your favs, great minds ;) have a great weekend!

  • Patti

    Hi Jennifer. I’m still around even though I haven’t commented in a while. Just wanted to tell you I have made your crockpot chili several times since you first posted it last year. I tweaked it a little but not much and it is our fav chili. Just made it a few weeks ago when NFL football kicked off. Love it! Thanks for telling all of us about it. Geaux Saints!

    • jennifer

      you’re so welcome and im so glad you all like it! what tweaks do you make? i love hearing how other people make it :) i made it for college kickoff, as i do every year (my man insists lol), and a few times throughout the season. i hang on to Chinese soup to-go plastic containers and freeze the extra chili. good to hear from you! have a great weekend!

  • Patti

    Well first off, I don’t put any sausage. We just like ground meat in our chili. I use Rotel in place of the diced tomatoes in juice and add a can of stewed tomatoes.The Rotel adds more heat, so I leave out the green chili peppers. I don’t care for bacon, so I leave that out also. Ummmm. Oh yeah I leave out the celery, too. That’s about it. Again, we love it and it’s so easy. Just dump it all in after browning and draining the meat. It is a rather hot flavored chili, but living in Louisiana, we like our food well seasoned. Boy, just talking about it makes me want some right now! Thanks again for this recipe.

    • jennifer

      ohhh thanks for the info on your changes. makes me want some now too lol. maybe this weekend :) you’re so welcome for the recipe. glad ya like it :)

  • Gincy

    Hi Jen,

    Fall is my favorite season! There’s just so many things that are on my fall must have list: I cannot get enough of Fall scented candles from Bath & Body works like Autumn, Leaves, Apple Cider, Fresh Balsam etc; I def stock up on them. Pumpkin Spice lattes & Pumpkin Cofffee are a must and of course knit sweaters, leggings and boots are a dream come true! Ive been meaning to try your delicious recipes although I’m Vegan, just have to attempt them veganized.

    • jennifer

      do they sell apple cider candles at bath and body works??? ive been on a candle and apple cider kick, which actually got me looking for apple cider candles lol. funny you mentioned it!

      • Sure they do! It’s called “Cider Lane.” You should check it out, they smell so nice in our home, I just love the smell of fall in my house!

        • jennifer

          ohhhhh awesome! thanks so much for the tip!

  • sasha

    i’m pretty sure last year i used this cider recipe:


    but subbed the cider for gala and fuji apple juice straight from the juicer!

    • jennifer

      ohhh thank you so much for the recipe. i attempted an apple cider from scratch recipe this weekend and i will definitely be getting a juicer for next time lol. it actually wasn’t that difficult, and i LOVED the way our house smelled all day while the apples and spices simmered, but when i went to squeeze the pulp through a cheesecloth, i felt like i wasnt getting all the juice out. i used gala apples and it turned out so good.

      do you have a fruit juicer? thanks so much for the tips!

    • jennifer

      hey sasha, thanks again for the recipe. it came through after i was trying one out already, so i thought i’d share what i attempted :) http://www.fabfatale.com/2012/10/apple-cider-recipe/

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