Monday, October 14, 2013

Seasonal Treats

Happy Harvest!

Nel and I made our own version of autumn-inspired bruschetta. 

We began by slicing a baguette into thin pieces, then we sautéed some chopped yellow squash in olive oil. After we took the squash off the stove, we mixed in chopped green onions, shredded cheese (we used parmesan), and salted pumpkin seeds. 

We topped the baguette slices with the yummy mixture and baked the bruschetta just until the cheese had melted. Simple and delicious!

These pumpkin macarons are also worth mentioning. 

I wish I could say I made them from scratch, but I must admit that I brought them home from my local Trader Joe's store.

Although the macarons were not homemade, they were delectable with a hot cup of chai tea and a Halloween read.

I hope you have a spicy week ahead.



It's me said...

Macarons !!! them...beautiful autumn post Ria...x !

Teresa said...

Macarons out of the box YAY! I wish one right now. As in now! Day started grayish and though I love Autumn and this weather today wasn't the day for it... so the macarons and a cup of Tea would really perk me up ahahahah
Well, I have Tea at home. I'll have one cup and make a toast to your suggestions... I might have a petit-four - let's live dangerous for a while ;).
No bruscheta for me. Today is a Tea&Sweet Day. Definetly!
Wishing you a magical week ahead, Lovelies!

Mexitali Rose said...

I love the spooky eatery, and the food looks so seasonally festive.

Evi @ sexta-feira said...

Your pictures are so fall-y and cosy! I always enjoy visiting your blog. :)

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet, cute post, Jess. I wish we had a Trader Joe's around here. They have such great things.

Attic Clutter said...

hehe cute bunny and cat
I love Trader Joes
we don't have one around here darn..when I go to my
sisters she takes me there
the food looks delish you made
Sheri thanks so much on my Halloween blog(:)

Susie Swanson said...

Awesome photos and delicious. I'm sending get well wishes and hope you feel better soon my sweet friend. don't worry about the other . Hugs and love, Susie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Now the pumpkin seeds must do the trick for me! What a lovely idea Jess! Anita

Heather Lindstrom said...

Spicy week? What a fun thought. Loved this recipe--looks delish and my mouth is now watering.
Fun post!
xx, Heather


The treats look scrumptious.

Red Rose Alley said...

Those pumpkin macarons look so yummy, Jess, and I see that you have them on the plate that I gave you hehehe.


Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Squash bruschetta!? Now that is something new. Did you drizzle some olive oil? YUM!

I havent seen pumpkin macarons before, I'd like to try that.

Have a good week

hi-d said...

That bruschetta looks very interesting and tasty! Oh and the macarons from TJ's? I must try those!!!

Antee Gurung said...

Hey there sweetie,
Feels so good to be in touch with u after a while.. Lovely post and how cute are those carrots and the meal just looks Yums

Btw do chek out my new post
Stay in touch

Patricia said...

Very good halloween pictures, the bruschetta looks delish, and I would kill for a pumpkin macaron!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Your recipe for the bruschetta sounds amazing Jess! And I WILL be looking for the macaroons at Trader Joes, I love macaroons. You gals created a wonderful fall feast for yourselves! I just hope your "read" wasn't too spooky...

Blessings, Edie Marie

Marikki said...


So lovely and fun post!:)

And yes I got hungry, now...;D

Funny week for you,

Joyce Olson said...

Oh yum on all accounts-macaroons and bruschetta! Life is good!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jess, what a yummy post. Wish we had Trader Joes here. Looks like a delightful time with a Halloween read.

Hi Sheri
How are you dear friend? Sounds like you are having fun decorating. Thank you for stopping by.
Much Love!

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ what a lovely post! :) :) ♥

Nely said...

What a lovely post dear Sheri,
Everything is so sweet,decorating and this yummi bruchetta and macarons!
I love it!
Many hugs!

Vintage Jane said...

The bruschetta sound delish ... I'll be giving them a go ...

Anonymous said...

YUMMO!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your autumn-inspired bruschetta. You know I'm going to attempt it. :) As far as the macarons, after making them from scratch earlier this year, and accomplishing very good results, it's not worth the time if you can find them already made. Okay, now I'm really hungry. :)
Thanks for sharing, Jess.

Holly Loves Art said...

Oooh what a fun and Fallish post! Just love the looks of the bruchetta. One of my favorites! Everything looks so festive and fun. Thanks for sharing!

miss b said...

Autumn is a great time of year to try out new recipes with all the lovely seasonal fruit and veg. I have my eye on those macarons though - I just can't resist them.

Yuli Conversations said...

STOP IT!!! Pumpkin macaroons??? I want now!!! :D