5 Quick Steps to Easy Fall Entertaining

Pumpkin patches. Parties. Repeat.

It may not feel like it in most parts of the country, but fall is officially here! And personally, I’m not going to let the weather keep me from enjoying the delicious scents and parties that fall has to offer. And I hope you won’t either! So sit back, relax and watch these super simple videos to find out just how simple it is to be the season’s best host or hostess.

Apple Pie Scent

Let’s start with scents. Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh apples and sweet spices? Mix up this simple concoction a few minutes before having guests over for a home that smells truly intoxicating.

3 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

Next, it’s all about the food. And that means it’s time to talk pumpkin everything. Spiced truffles? Pumpkin pie twists? Or even a pumpkin pie smoothie? There are so many more options than the basic PSL.

DIY Candy Apple Bar

Fall means festivals, and festivals mean candy apples. If you, like me, eagerly await candy apple season each year, this incredibly easy alternative is your year-round solution that also happens to be a major party pleaser.

10 Tailgating Hacks

And since football season is already in full swing, we certainly can’t forget tailgating party options. Lucky for you, we’ve perfected the art of the humble tailgate. Your guests will never want for condiments…or paper towels…or wet wipes. Basically, we’ve got you (and your guests) completely covered.

Cookie Butter Football Dip

I can’t very well send you off to entertain without the ultimate tailgating dessert. This cookie butter football dip can be made into any shape your heart desires, and your guests will think you spent way more time on it than you did. Color me impressed.

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Mini German Potato Pancakes Recipe

Oktoberfest wouldn’t be the same without golden kartoffelpuffer, otherwise known as German potato pancakes. We’ve miniaturized them for bite-sized finger food that's perfect for an Oktoberfest celebration. Serve the crispy mouthfuls with applesauce and sour cream for dipping.

Spiced Chai Tea Recipe

Warm your guests as the nights get cooler with a kettle of homemade chai tea. Spicy, sweet and creamy, this yummy drink can be enjoyed with or without an extra kick of bourbon.

Mini Apple Strudel Recipe

Nothing’s better than homemade apple strudel — unless it’s having one all to yourself. These individual strudels have a crunchy phyllo wrapper with a sweet interior of shredded apples, golden raisins and walnuts. Serve this classic German confection, aka apfelstrudel, as a sweet ending to your Oktoberfest celebration.

Mini Black Forest Cake Recipe

This rich chocolate cake hails from the Black Forest region of Germany. It’s a layered confection soaked with Kirsch (cherry liqueur), and filled with whipped cream and Morello cherry preserves. Make several of this mini version to feed an Oktoberfest party crowd. Petite but with a tasty punch of rich chocolate and tart cherries, these mini mouthfuls are the perfect way to end an Oktoberfest feast.

Homemade German Seeded Bread Recipe

Germany is known for dense, whole grain, multi-seeded bread called dreikernebrot. It’s a nutrition-packed dietary staple that can be found at every corner bakery and is a favorite of locals and tourists, alike. Now you can bring the hearty flavor home and make an authentic loaf in your kitchen using this recipe. Dreikernebrot is a tasty seeded loaf that will fortify you through the festive days of Oktoberfest and beyond.

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Recipe

Make a delectable adult milkshake mixing fall's top flavors with a few shots of bourbon.

Authentic German Mulled Wine Recipe

Traditional glühwein, which translates to 'glow wine' will make cheeks rosy and keep Oktoberfest and fall fun in full swing. Be sure to keep the recipe handy for winter months, too. This soul-warming sip will put a fire in your belly (and a glow in your cheeks) when temperatures plummet.

Fall Garden Vegetable Soup Recipe

Full of fall flavors, this farm-to-table vegetable soup is as healthy as it is delicious.

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