While we’re waiting for those consistently warmer days ahead, the weather loves to play fickle! One day it’s sunny and 60 degrees, the next day we’re shoveling snow. The unpredictability of the weather can make it difficult to switch your seasonal wardrobe, so we’ve come up with some outfit ideas that can take you from winter to spring with ease. See our winter to spring style inspiration below.

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This ice blue shade is all the rage this season, so wear it from winter to spring and get the most out of this trendy piece. In winter, style it with faux leather pants, ankle boots, and a faux fur vest. In spring, pair it with jeans, white sneakers, and a pretty pearl headband.

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This feminine floral skirt is a great piece no matter what the weather is. When it’s cold, wear it with a cozy sweater, warm socks, and knee-high boots. When the weather gets nicer, style it with a button down, lacy bralette, and sweet sweater-style mules.

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Take your LBD (long black dress) through all the seasons! In winter, pair it with a velvet blazer, velvet mules with jewel accents, and a jeweled belt. In spring, have fun with florals by adding these girly sneakers, a pink jean jacket, and a silky headscarf.

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Tweed is super chic right now, and this style is perfect for transitioning from bleak chilly days to breezy mild ones. Wear it with a turtleneck bodysuit, bootcut jeans, and tweed slingback pumps in winter; and with a satin cami, midi slip skirt, and nude slingback pumps in spring.

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(Cinnamon) sugar, (pumpkin) spice, and everything nice!! Autumn means delicious and comforting recipes featuring our favorite fall ingredients like pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or a sweet snack, we’ve got a fall recipe to fill your belly and warm your heart. See our fall recipes below!

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Hearty, healthy, and unbelievably flavorful, this pumpkin oatmeal with protein will have you feeling fueled up and ready to take on your day!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon and pumpkin spice
  • 1 TBS vanilla protein
  • 2 egg whites
  • Toppings: melted almond butter, pecans, banana slices

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients except egg whites and protein in a small pot
  • Stir on medium heat until thickened and then simmer until desired thickness
  • Remove from heat and whisk/stir in egg whites until mixed in well
  • Stir in your protein and finish off with your favorite toppings
  • Enjoy!

Harvest Salad

This mouthwatering harvest salad can be enjoyed on its own or served as a side to the main course!

Ingredients:

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 bag of spinach
  • Cranberries
  • Low fat feta cheese
  • Pecans
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 3 pieces of turkey bacon (can omit this to make it vegetarian)

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 4 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS sugar free maple syrup
  • 3 TSP Dijon mustard

Directions:

  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl
  • Add dressing ingredients to shaker bottle. Shake & pour over salad
  • Enjoy!

Pumpkin Truffles

If you live with any sweet-toothed family members, you’re going to want to hide a few of these pumpkin truffles for yourself. Or maybe all of them…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 packets of stevia (we recommend Sweet Leaf)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (we like Enjoy Life)

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and stevia until well combined
  • Add in the oat flour
  • Roll into 1” round balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Melt chocolate (add 1/2 tsp coconut oil to help the chocolate not burn)
  • Roll pumpkin truffles in the melted chocolate and place back on the cookie sheet
  • Let sit in fridge until chocolate hardens and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donut Holes

These delicious donuts are a healthier, guilt-free version of the doughy dessert. Enjoy with a cup of coffee for a quick morning snack or after dinner for a little sweet treat to end the evening.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 TBS coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs pumpkin purée

FOR COATING

  • 3 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl
  • Add pumpkin purée and egg to the dry mixture
  • Make 1” balls and roll in coating mixture
  • Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

If a cookie contains fruit, you can eat as many as you want, right?! These apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are soft, sweet, and seriously difficult to have just one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 TBS melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 green apple – diced into small cubes

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in a medium bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and egg – stir in the honey
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients – fold in the apple and chill dough mixture for 30 minutes
  • Drop cookie dough into small balls and flatten a bit
  • Cook for 13-15 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!

Spiced Apple Cider

This spiced cider is great for a Sunday brunch treat, and it also makes the perfect party beverage! Spike it to make your cider extra special (for adults only, please!).

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups of apple cider (or apple juice) 
  • 2 TBS of Torani Salted Caramel Syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 
  • 1 navel orange 
  • 3 cinnamon Sticks 
  • 2 whole Nutmegs 
  • A few whole cloves 
  • Whipped cream (optional) 
  • Caramel sauce (optional)

Directions:

  • In a slow cooker, mix together the cider, syrup, and vanilla
  • Squeeze the juice from the orange and add it to the mixture
  • Take a cheesecloth (sterile gauze can be used as a substitute!!) and put the rind from the orange, the cinnamon sticks, nutmegs, and cloves and tie it tightly with twine. Add your cloth to the slow cooker and let it warm up on low
  • Let cook for three hours
  • Serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce and enjoy!! *add alcohol to make an adult-friendly version

(Cinnamon) sugar, (pumpkin) spice, and everything nice!! Autumn means delicious and comforting recipes featuring our favorite fall ingredients like pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or a sweet snack, we’ve got a fall recipe to fill your belly and warm your heart. See our fall recipes below!

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Hearty, healthy, and unbelievably flavorful, this pumpkin oatmeal with protein will have you feeling fueled up and ready to take on your day!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon and pumpkin spice
  • 1 TBS vanilla protein
  • 2 egg whites
  • Toppings: melted almond butter, pecans, banana slices

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients except egg whites and protein in a small pot
  • Stir on medium heat until thickened and then simmer until desired thickness
  • Remove from heat and whisk/stir in egg whites until mixed in well
  • Stir in your protein and finish off with your favorite toppings
  • Enjoy!

Harvest Salad

This mouthwatering harvest salad can be enjoyed on its own or served as a side to the main course!

Ingredients:

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 bag of spinach
  • Cranberries
  • Low fat feta cheese
  • Pecans
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 3 pieces of turkey bacon (can omit this to make it vegetarian)

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 4 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS sugar free maple syrup
  • 3 TSP Dijon mustard

Directions:

  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl
  • Add dressing ingredients to shaker bottle. Shake & pour over salad
  • Enjoy!

Pumpkin Truffles

If you live with any sweet-toothed family members, you’re going to want to hide a few of these pumpkin truffles for yourself. Or maybe all of them…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 packets of stevia (we recommend Sweet Leaf)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (we like Enjoy Life)

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and stevia until well combined
  • Add in the oat flour
  • Roll into 1” round balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Melt chocolate (add 1/2 tsp coconut oil to help the chocolate not burn)
  • Roll pumpkin truffles in the melted chocolate and place back on the cookie sheet
  • Let sit in fridge until chocolate hardens and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donut Holes

These delicious donuts are a healthier, guilt-free version of the doughy dessert. Enjoy with a cup of coffee for a quick morning snack or after dinner for a little sweet treat to end the evening.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 TBS coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs pumpkin purée

FOR COATING

  • 3 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl
  • Add pumpkin purée and egg to the dry mixture
  • Make 1” balls and roll in coating mixture
  • Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

If a cookie contains fruit, you can eat as many as you want, right?! These apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are soft, sweet, and seriously difficult to have just one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 TBS melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 green apple – diced into small cubes

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in a medium bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and egg – stir in the honey
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients – fold in the apple and chill dough mixture for 30 minutes
  • Drop cookie dough into small balls and flatten a bit
  • Cook for 13-15 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!

Spiced Apple Cider

This spiced cider is great for a Sunday brunch treat, and it also makes the perfect party beverage! Spike it to make your cider extra special (for adults only, please!).

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups of apple cider (or apple juice) 
  • 2 TBS of Torani Salted Caramel Syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 
  • 1 navel orange 
  • 3 cinnamon Sticks 
  • 2 whole Nutmegs 
  • A few whole cloves 
  • Whipped cream (optional) 
  • Caramel sauce (optional)

Directions:

  • In a slow cooker, mix together the cider, syrup, and vanilla
  • Squeeze the juice from the orange and add it to the mixture
  • Take a cheesecloth (sterile gauze can be used as a substitute!!) and put the rind from the orange, the cinnamon sticks, nutmegs, and cloves and tie it tightly with twine. Add your cloth to the slow cooker and let it warm up on low
  • Let cook for three hours
  • Serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce and enjoy!! *add alcohol to make an adult-friendly version
baking ingredients

(Cinnamon) sugar, (pumpkin) spice, and everything nice!! Autumn means delicious and comforting recipes featuring our favorite fall ingredients like pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or a sweet snack, we’ve got a fall recipe to fill your belly and warm your heart. See our fall recipes below!

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Hearty, healthy, and unbelievably flavorful, this pumpkin oatmeal with protein will have you feeling fueled up and ready to take on your day!

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon and pumpkin spice
  • 1 TBS vanilla protein
  • 2 egg whites
  • Toppings: melted almond butter, pecans, banana slices

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients except egg whites and protein in a small pot
  • Stir on medium heat until thickened and then simmer until desired thickness
  • Remove from heat and whisk/stir in egg whites until mixed in well
  • Stir in your protein and finish off with your favorite toppings
  • Enjoy!

Harvest Salad

This mouthwatering harvest salad can be enjoyed on its own or served as a side to the main course!

Ingredients:

FOR THE SALAD

  • 1 bag of spinach
  • Cranberries
  • Low fat feta cheese
  • Pecans
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 3 pieces of turkey bacon (can omit this to make it vegetarian)

FOR THE DRESSING

  • 4 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS sugar free maple syrup
  • 3 TSP Dijon mustard

Directions:

  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl
  • Add dressing ingredients to shaker bottle. Shake & pour over salad
  • Enjoy!

Pumpkin Truffles

If you live with any sweet-toothed family members, you’re going to want to hide a few of these pumpkin truffles for yourself. Or maybe all of them…

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 packets of stevia (we recommend Sweet Leaf)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (we like Enjoy Life)

Directions:

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and stevia until well combined
  • Add in the oat flour
  • Roll into 1” round balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Melt chocolate (add 1/2 tsp coconut oil to help the chocolate not burn)
  • Roll pumpkin truffles in the melted chocolate and place back on the cookie sheet
  • Let sit in fridge until chocolate hardens and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donut Holes

These delicious donuts are a healthier, guilt-free version of the doughy dessert. Enjoy with a cup of coffee for a quick morning snack or after dinner for a little sweet treat to end the evening.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 TBS coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs pumpkin purée

FOR COATING

  • 3 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl
  • Add pumpkin purée and egg to the dry mixture
  • Make 1” balls and roll in coating mixture
  • Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

If a cookie contains fruit, you can eat as many as you want, right?! These apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are soft, sweet, and seriously difficult to have just one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 TBS melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 green apple – diced into small cubes

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in a medium bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and egg – stir in the honey
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients – fold in the apple and chill dough mixture for 30 minutes
  • Drop cookie dough into small balls and flatten a bit
  • Cook for 13-15 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!

Spiced Apple Cider

This spiced cider is great for a Sunday brunch treat, and it also makes the perfect party beverage! Spike it to make your cider extra special (for adults only, please!).

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups of apple cider (or apple juice) 
  • 2 TBS of Torani Salted Caramel Syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 
  • 1 navel orange 
  • 3 cinnamon Sticks 
  • 2 whole Nutmegs 
  • A few whole cloves 
  • Whipped cream (optional) 
  • Caramel sauce (optional)

Directions:

  • In a slow cooker, mix together the cider, syrup, and vanilla
  • Squeeze the juice from the orange and add it to the mixture
  • Take a cheesecloth (sterile gauze can be used as a substitute!!) and put the rind from the orange, the cinnamon sticks, nutmegs, and cloves and tie it tightly with twine. Add your cloth to the slow cooker and let it warm up on low
  • Let cook for three hours
  • Serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce and enjoy!! *add alcohol to make an adult-friendly version

Thanksgiving is only one week away!! Can you believe it?! If time is flying by for you as quickly as it is for us, we know it can be easy to lose track of your to-do list. And if you’re hosting this Thanksgiving but have forgotten to grab some of your hosting essentials, do not worry, friends!! Amazon is here to save the day. Check out our Thanksgiving essentials from Amazon below and order any of those last-minute items you may need.


Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Roast Rack | Fall Garland | Dish Towel Set | Meat Thermometer | 3-Tier Serving Tray | Serving Platters | Thanksgiving Banner | Oven Mitt Set | Disposable Foil Pans | Charcuterie Board | Table Runner | Baster and Basting Brush | 7-Piece Buffet Caddy | Glass Storage Container Set | 3-Tier Oven Rack | Silicone Baking Mat | Warming Tray

Roast Rack: This roasting rack’s 2-in-1 design makes it a cooking essential that you will use again and again. Cook a full turkey on one side, or flip it over to cook ribs, tenderloin, and more. It’s also helpful when cooking large amounts of food at one time!

Fall Garland: Decorate your doorway, mantle, or tabletop with this faux-foliage autumn garland and instantly warm up any room.

Dish Towel Set: You can never have too many dish towels! This adorable set is perfect for Thanksgiving day.

Meat Thermometer: Know exactly when your turkey has been cooked to perfection with this digital meat thermometer.

3-Tier Serving Tray: Display your desserts or bite-sized appetizers on this 3-tier serving tray and then fold it up and tuck it away until next time.

Serving Platters: Great for serving finger foods and snacks, these plastic serving platters are lightweight and can be passed around easily.

Thanksgiving Banner: A sweet little reminder to give thanks for your blessings and enjoy your time with loved ones.

Oven Mitt Set: This oven mitt set comes with two mitts and two potholders, and will come in handy if you have more than one chef in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day!

Disposable Foil Pans: This 10-pack of disposable aluminum foil pans is ideal for baking and serving entrees, or storing leftovers to give to your guests to bring home.

Charcuterie Board: Make your display of meats, cheeses, and crackers look gorgeous and sophisticated with this wooden charcuterie board, complete with stainless steel knives and servers.

Table Runner: Add a festive flair to your table with this beautiful fall harvest table runner with tassels.

Baster and Basting Brush: Baste and brush your turkey with ease with this tool set! Get evenly distributed flavor and succulent, juicy meat every time.

7-Piece Buffet Caddy: If you’re having a buffet-style dinner, this 7-piece caddy is great for organizing plates, napkins, and utensils. The stackable, detachable design makes it completely customizable, too.

Glass Storage Container Set: You know there’s going to be lots of leftovers…keep them fresh in these glass storage containers of various shapes and sizes.

3-Tier Oven Rack: This 3-tier oven rack was one of the most popular items last year! Cook multiple items at once and save space when storing food.

Silicone Baking Mat: Watch those baked goods slip and slide right out of the pan with these silicone baking mats. The nonstick surface releases food without the need for grease, cooking sprays, or parchment paper.

Warming Tray: If you don’t have a lot of extra oven space, you can keep your dishes warm with this warming tray. Place the food directly into the included trays, or put your baking dishes right on the standalone surface.

Shop Thanksgiving Essentials

Warming Tray
Warming Tray
Silicone Baking Mat
Silicone Baking Mat
3-Tier Oven Rack
3-Tier Oven Rack
Glass Storage Container Set
Glass Storage Container Set
7-Piece Buffet Caddy
7-Piece Buffet Caddy
Baster and Basting Brush
Baster and Basting Brush
Table Runner
Table Runner
Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Board
Disposable Foil Pans
Disposable Foil Pans
Oven Mitt Set
Oven Mitt Set
Thanksgiving Banner
Thanksgiving Banner
Serving Platters
Serving Platters
3-Tier Serving Tray
3-Tier Serving Tray
Meat Thermometer
Meat Thermometer
Dish Towel Set
Dish Towel Set
Fall Garland
Fall Garland
Roast Rack
Roast Rack
cooked turkey on table

Thanksgiving is only one week away!! Can you believe it?! If time is flying by for you as quickly as it is for us, we know it can be easy to lose track of your to-do list. And if you’re hosting this Thanksgiving but have forgotten to grab some of your hosting essentials, do not worry, friends!! Amazon is here to save the day. Check out our Thanksgiving essentials from Amazon below and order any of those last-minute items you may need.


Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Roast Rack | Fall Garland | Dish Towel Set | Meat Thermometer | 3-Tier Serving Tray | Serving Platters | Thanksgiving Banner | Oven Mitt Set | Disposable Foil Pans | Charcuterie Board | Table Runner | Baster and Basting Brush | 7-Piece Buffet Caddy | Glass Storage Container Set | 3-Tier Oven Rack | Silicone Baking Mat | Warming Tray

Roast Rack: This roasting rack’s 2-in-1 design makes it a cooking essential that you will use again and again. Cook a full turkey on one side, or flip it over to cook ribs, tenderloin, and more. It’s also helpful when cooking large amounts of food at one time!

Fall Garland: Decorate your doorway, mantle, or tabletop with this faux-foliage autumn garland and instantly warm up any room.

Dish Towel Set: You can never have too many dish towels! This adorable set is perfect for Thanksgiving day.

Meat Thermometer: Know exactly when your turkey has been cooked to perfection with this digital meat thermometer.

3-Tier Serving Tray: Display your desserts or bite-sized appetizers on this 3-tier serving tray and then fold it up and tuck it away until next time.

Serving Platters: Great for serving finger foods and snacks, these plastic serving platters are lightweight and can be passed around easily.

Thanksgiving Banner: A sweet little reminder to give thanks for your blessings and enjoy your time with loved ones.

Oven Mitt Set: This oven mitt set comes with two mitts and two potholders, and will come in handy if you have more than one chef in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day!

Disposable Foil Pans: This 10-pack of disposable aluminum foil pans is ideal for baking and serving entrees, or storing leftovers to give to your guests to bring home.

Charcuterie Board: Make your display of meats, cheeses, and crackers look gorgeous and sophisticated with this wooden charcuterie board, complete with stainless steel knives and servers.

Table Runner: Add a festive flair to your table with this beautiful fall harvest table runner with tassels.

Baster and Basting Brush: Baste and brush your turkey with ease with this tool set! Get evenly distributed flavor and succulent, juicy meat every time.

7-Piece Buffet Caddy: If you’re having a buffet-style dinner, this 7-piece caddy is great for organizing plates, napkins, and utensils. The stackable, detachable design makes it completely customizable, too.

Glass Storage Container Set: You know there’s going to be lots of leftovers…keep them fresh in these glass storage containers of various shapes and sizes.

3-Tier Oven Rack: This 3-tier oven rack was one of the most popular items last year! Cook multiple items at once and save space when storing food.

Silicone Baking Mat: Watch those baked goods slip and slide right out of the pan with these silicone baking mats. The nonstick surface releases food without the need for grease, cooking sprays, or parchment paper.

Warming Tray: If you don’t have a lot of extra oven space, you can keep your dishes warm with this warming tray. Place the food directly into the included trays, or put your baking dishes right on the standalone surface.

Shop Thanksgiving Essentials

Warming Tray
Warming Tray
Silicone Baking Mat
Silicone Baking Mat
3-Tier Oven Rack
3-Tier Oven Rack
Glass Storage Container Set
Glass Storage Container Set
7-Piece Buffet Caddy
7-Piece Buffet Caddy
Baster and Basting Brush
Baster and Basting Brush
Table Runner
Table Runner
Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie Board
Disposable Foil Pans
Disposable Foil Pans
Oven Mitt Set
Oven Mitt Set
Thanksgiving Banner
Thanksgiving Banner
Serving Platters
Serving Platters
3-Tier Serving Tray
3-Tier Serving Tray
Meat Thermometer
Meat Thermometer
Dish Towel Set
Dish Towel Set
Fall Garland
Fall Garland
Roast Rack
Roast Rack

Pies, cakes, doughnuts, cookies…mmmmm. Baked with sweet spices, whipped sugars, fall fruits, and lots of love, autumn treats are simply the best desserts you can make. They warm the home and the heart and bring comfort to everyone. Fall baking season is upon us and we’re sharing some fun fall recipes you can make with a few simple kitchen tools…like the KitchenAid Pro Stand Mixer. Find out more below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

The KitchenAid Pro stand mixer is a dream come true for bakers both new and experienced. Knead, whip, mix, and more – Kristy’s mixer pictured above is the 6-qt bowl mixer, which can handle up to 14 cups of all-purpose flour and triple batches of cookie dough. The bowl is wide-mouthed to make adding ingredients easy, and it comes equipped with a pouring shield to minimize spills and messes.

The mixer includes a KP26M1X Professional 600 Series stand mixer, a 6-qt stainless steel wide-mouth bowl with contoured handle, a pouring shield, a spiral dough hook, a flat beater, and a wire whip.

Recipe Inspiration

These KitchenAid recipes from Yummly.com are the perfect fall treats to make with your KitchenAid mixer and accessories!! Grab your ingredients and supplies and get to baking!

Honey Cardamom Pear Upside Down Cake

**Makes 12 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter (for caramel pear base)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1/4 cup honey (for caramel pear base)
  • 3 medium pears (peeled, cored, quartered and sliced in 1/4″ slices)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fine grind cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Special Equipment: KitchenAid® paddle attachment; 9” round cake pan; saucepan.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C. Place a large tin foil sheet on the rack below your baking rack to catch any bubbling juices while the cake is baking.
  • Make the caramel base. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan on medium high heat. Once melted, add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup honey and gently whisk until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to come to a heavy bubble, then reduce heat to medium and cook for another minute. Remove from heat, whisk and then spread evenly in the cake pan. Layer 2-3 pears in whatever pattern desired. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs and 1/4 cup honey. Set aside.
  • Attach the paddle attachment to your KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer, and cream the 3/4 cup butter on speed 6 for one minute. Reduce speed to 4, and slowly stream in the granulated sugar. Once sugar is fully added, increase speed back to speed 6 and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla.
  • Reduce mixer speed to 2 and add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture in three additions; beat just until blended after each addition. Spread batter evenly over pears.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 50 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. (At 50 minutes, if the cake has browned on top but is not cooked through, you can lightly cover with foil for remaining bake time.) Remove cake from the oven and cool it on a wire rack for five minutes before inverting the cake onto a rimmed plate and releasing the cake. (NOTE: A rimmed plate is necessary to catch the juices that will release when the cake is turned over.)
  • Can be served warm, or cooled completely.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

** Makes 9 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 red apple (unpeeled, cored, chopped (202g))
  • 1 cup apple cider (divided (250ml))
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (425ml)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (10ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (2ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (2ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (0.5ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda (0.5ml)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (75ml)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening (54ml)
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (50ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (2ml)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (750ml)

Directions:

  • Combine apples and ¾ cup apple cider in medium saucepan; cover. Cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until softened. Uncover and continue cooking 5 minutes or until apples are tender and cider is almost completely reduced. Purée mixture with an immersion blender or in food processor until smooth. Measure the sauce; you should have ½ cup. If you have more, return to saucepan and continue cooking until reduced to ½ cup. Let cool slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.Combine flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside.
  • Add granulated sugar and shortening to bowl of KitchenAid® Artisan Mini Stand Mixer. Attach bowl and Flat Beaterto mixer. Turn to Speed 4 and beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Turn to Speed 1 and gradually add egg and apple mixture.Continuing on Speed 1, add half the flour mixture, buttermilk and vanilla. After the liquid is fully incorporated, add remaining flour mixture. Mix 1 minute. The mixture will be sticky.
  • Spray two 6-cavity full-sized doughnut baking pans generously with vegetable pan spray. Spoon ¼ cup batter into each cavity. Recipe will yield 9 doughnuts.Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in doughnuts comes out clean. Reserve in pan.
  • Add remaining ¼ cup apple cider to small saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Transfer to medium bowl and whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.Dip each warm donut in the glaze, turning it with a fork. Transfer to cooling rack set on top of a baking sheet and let stand until glaze has set.

Pies, cakes, doughnuts, cookies…mmmmm. Baked with sweet spices, whipped sugars, fall fruits, and lots of love, autumn treats are simply the best desserts you can make. They warm the home and the heart and bring comfort to everyone. Fall baking season is upon us and we’re sharing some fun fall recipes you can make with a few simple kitchen tools…like the KitchenAid Pro Stand Mixer. Find out more below.

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The KitchenAid Pro stand mixer is a dream come true for bakers both new and experienced. Knead, whip, mix, and more – Kristy’s mixer pictured above is the 6-qt bowl mixer, which can handle up to 14 cups of all-purpose flour and triple batches of cookie dough. The bowl is wide-mouthed to make adding ingredients easy, and it comes equipped with a pouring shield to minimize spills and messes.

The mixer includes a KP26M1X Professional 600 Series stand mixer, a 6-qt stainless steel wide-mouth bowl with contoured handle, a pouring shield, a spiral dough hook, a flat beater, and a wire whip.

Recipe Inspiration

These KitchenAid recipes from Yummly.com are the perfect fall treats to make with your KitchenAid mixer and accessories!! Grab your ingredients and supplies and get to baking!

Honey Cardamom Pear Upside Down Cake

**Makes 12 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter (for caramel pear base)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1/4 cup honey (for caramel pear base)
  • 3 medium pears (peeled, cored, quartered and sliced in 1/4″ slices)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fine grind cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup butter (room temp)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Special Equipment: KitchenAid® paddle attachment; 9” round cake pan; saucepan.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/177°C. Place a large tin foil sheet on the rack below your baking rack to catch any bubbling juices while the cake is baking.
  • Make the caramel base. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a saucepan on medium high heat. Once melted, add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup honey and gently whisk until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to come to a heavy bubble, then reduce heat to medium and cook for another minute. Remove from heat, whisk and then spread evenly in the cake pan. Layer 2-3 pears in whatever pattern desired. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs and 1/4 cup honey. Set aside.
  • Attach the paddle attachment to your KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer, and cream the 3/4 cup butter on speed 6 for one minute. Reduce speed to 4, and slowly stream in the granulated sugar. Once sugar is fully added, increase speed back to speed 6 and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla.
  • Reduce mixer speed to 2 and add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture in three additions; beat just until blended after each addition. Spread batter evenly over pears.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 50 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. (At 50 minutes, if the cake has browned on top but is not cooked through, you can lightly cover with foil for remaining bake time.) Remove cake from the oven and cool it on a wire rack for five minutes before inverting the cake onto a rimmed plate and releasing the cake. (NOTE: A rimmed plate is necessary to catch the juices that will release when the cake is turned over.)
  • Can be served warm, or cooled completely.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

** Makes 9 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 red apple (unpeeled, cored, chopped (202g))
  • 1 cup apple cider (divided (250ml))
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour (425ml)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (10ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (2ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (2ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (0.5ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda (0.5ml)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (75ml)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening (54ml)
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk (50ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (2ml)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar (750ml)

Directions:

  • Combine apples and ¾ cup apple cider in medium saucepan; cover. Cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until softened. Uncover and continue cooking 5 minutes or until apples are tender and cider is almost completely reduced. Purée mixture with an immersion blender or in food processor until smooth. Measure the sauce; you should have ½ cup. If you have more, return to saucepan and continue cooking until reduced to ½ cup. Let cool slightly.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.Combine flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside.
  • Add granulated sugar and shortening to bowl of KitchenAid® Artisan Mini Stand Mixer. Attach bowl and Flat Beaterto mixer. Turn to Speed 4 and beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Turn to Speed 1 and gradually add egg and apple mixture.Continuing on Speed 1, add half the flour mixture, buttermilk and vanilla. After the liquid is fully incorporated, add remaining flour mixture. Mix 1 minute. The mixture will be sticky.
  • Spray two 6-cavity full-sized doughnut baking pans generously with vegetable pan spray. Spoon ¼ cup batter into each cavity. Recipe will yield 9 doughnuts.Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in doughnuts comes out clean. Reserve in pan.
  • Add remaining ¼ cup apple cider to small saucepan and bring to a simmer on medium heat. Transfer to medium bowl and whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.Dip each warm donut in the glaze, turning it with a fork. Transfer to cooling rack set on top of a baking sheet and let stand until glaze has set.