As the cool bite of late fall settles in, we’re snuggling into moments of rest and giving thanks for friends, family, food, and community. If you’re like us, you savor all the moments of the season, from bustling winter activities to quiet moments at home, giving us time to reflect on the happenings of the past year. We are grateful for homes that keep us cozy and warm, and we look for nourishing meals that do the same for our body and soul. Here, we’ve included some of our favorite ways to wrap ourselves in the flavors of the season.
WARMING FOODS FOR CHILLY DAYS
The key to a day of cold-weather festivities starts with a hearty, healthy breakfast! In our recipe for Pantry Porridge, we cook up nutrient-dense grains like buckwheat or groats, cinnamon, maple syrup, and our Oatmilk Non-Dairy Yogurt for a creamy, plant-based breakfast best served with your favorite dried fruit toppings.
For lunch or dinner, there’s no better way to warm up from the inside out than a satisfying soup. Our recipe for Pumpkin Apple Soup captures the best, local ingredients of the season. Garnished with Nancy’s Organic Plain Kefir, this soup is subtly sweet and savory.
Ready for a treat? Spiced breads and desserts bring brightness to chilly days! Warming spices found in apple pie spice like cinnamon, cardamom and ginger make our recipe for Spiced Apple Pecan Muffins a family favorite. Made with Nancy’s Organic Vanilla 100% Grass-Fed Yogurt, this recipe is moist and flavorful.
SAVOR EVERY BITE WITH NANCY’S ORGANIC CREAM CHEESE
During the holidays our table easily becomes an ode to Nancy’s Organic Cream Cheese. Sweet or savory, we love its creamy texture and mild flavor suitable for a wide variety of dishes. From baked goods to seasonal spreads, the versatility of cream cheese is endless! Looking for some inspiration? Below, you’ll find a few of our favorites.
When it comes to seasonal bites, hearty winter veggies come to mind. With caramelized onions, fennel, and leeks over a savory cream cheese filling, these tempting little tarts are an easy holiday win – enjoy as an appetizer or a side to the main event!
Don’t forget the biscuits! Golden and fluffy, this timeless biscuit recipe is a go-to this holiday season. In place of buttermilk, it brings together Nancy’s Organic Cream Cheese and Kefir to make a biscuit with an unbeatable taste and texture.
For dessert, cream cheese plays a key role in balancing sweet treats. Try our Maple Glazed Pumpkin Pies for a new take on the classic. These hand pies are layered with Nancy’s Organic Cream Cheese and a sweetly spiced filling offering plenty of fall flavor baked into every pocket.
GRATITUDE FROM OUR CREAMERY CREW
And lastly, there is an amazing team here at Nancy’s that makes the culture happen every day. As the season comes around, some of these folks have shared what they find themselves grateful for, and we could not agree more with being thankful for our families, friends, pets and health as well as pie!
Here’s to the season of connection– we’re thankful to have you at our table!
With love, ❤️ – The Kesey Family & all the folks at Springfield Creamery