Amazing Autumn

When there is a crispness in the air and you know winter is right around the corner, it’s time to cram in as many excursions as possible.  Here are ArtFire’s 4 Favorite Fall Adventures!

Pumpkin Pickin’

Almost every city has a pumpkin patch nearby.  This is a fabulous place to make some family memories.  One of my favorite pumpkin patches is Apple Annie’s in Wilcox, AZ.  Not only can you pick pumpkins, you can also: pick produce, walk through the sunflower field, visit the orchard, play in the corn kernels, and if you come on the weekend, indulge in homemade apple cider donuts and ice cream!

Leaf Chasin’

Depending on where you live, colorful leaves can be found as close as your backyard or you may have to drive a few hours to see them.  For those of us who have to make a trek to find them, it’s well worth the journey. Nothing beats walking beneath a group of trees that are in full fall color. The air smells clean, the sunlight glows yellow as it passes through the leaves, it just feels magical.  Do a little research and find a trail in your area that has some fabulous fall foliage. It will be worth the trip!

Pie Makin’

There are countless pie recipes online which makes it hard to decide which one you want to try.  I’ll admit, I love trying new dessert recipes…but there is something that just screams Fall in a pecan pie.  I’ve tried several variations of this Fall favorite, but my favorite recipe is still the one you find on the back of the corn syrup bottle:

  YIELD  Makes 1 9-inch pie  ACTIVE TIME  20 minutes  TOTAL TIME  1 hour 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 cup Karo light corn syrup
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups pecans
    • 1 (9-inch) unbaked or frozen deep-dish pie crust 

PREPARATION

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. In a mixing bowl, mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.
    3. Bake on center rack of oven until center reaches 200°F and springs back when tapped lightly, about 55 to 70 minutes.
 

Fall Craftin’

There are so many Fall craft projects to create that it’s a little overwhelming!  Whether you want to try your hand at wreath making or you want to make a painted pumpkin, there is a craft for everyone!  Be sure to check out our Must Make Fall Crafts Pinterest Board for some crafting inspiration!

 

Whether you try one of these activities, or all of them, ArtFire wishes you a Happy Fall, y’all!

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