TRL’s Lily Bouldin says that the double-whammy toast will “keep you full for hours on end.” (Lily Bouldin)
TRL’s Lily Bouldin says that the double-whammy toast will “keep you full for hours on end.”

Lily Bouldin

Fall flavors

October 15, 2020

With the month of October flying by, and leaves starting to turn yellow, TRL’s Lily Bouldin and Katie Dolberry drafted together recipes that will allow you to enjoy the pleasures of fall through crock pots, brown sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pancakes

TRL’s Lily Bouldin says the pumpkin pancakes recipe will make 15 pancakes, and is “filling, delicious and satisfying.” (Lily Bouldin)

Start to finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 15 pancakes 

Pancake ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 
  • ¼ cup of sugar 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Topping ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Microwaved berries 


  • Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl and all wet ingredients in a medium bowl 
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mixed until combined  
  • Heat on griddle over medium-high heat 
  • Ladle on ¼ cup of batter per pancake and cook until bubbles form on top of the batter, around three minutes.
  • Flip and cook for another two minutes 
  • Decorate with peanut butter and berries 

Recipe courtesy of SavoryNothings 


★★★ These pumpkin pancakes are great for cool Saturday mornings. They are filling, delicious and satisfying. The peanut butter on top adds extra protein and the pumpkin spice makes them addicting. You absolutely can not go wrong with these pumpkin pancakes. 

Chicken Tortilla Soup 

TRL’s Lily Bouldin says the chicken tortilla soup takes 2 hours to make, and “is the perfect fall soup.” (Lily Bouldin)

Start to finish: 2 hours 

Servings: Four- five people


  • 1 rotisserie chicken shredded and deboned 
  • 1 can chicken broth 
  • ½ sauteed onion 
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce 
  • Top with avocado, cilantro and shredded cheese 
  • Add tortilla chips and lime juice 


  • Cook rotisserie in oven at 450 degrees for an hour
  • The shred and debone 
  • Put in stock pot 
  • Add ingredients 
  • Simmer on low for an hour 


★★★★★ This chicken tortilla soup is the perfect fall soup. The soup has a tangy, spicy taste that leaves you wanting more. You can never just have one serving of this soup. Not to mention, the soup isn’t complete without the slices of avocado on top that melt in your mouth. 

Double-whammy Toast 

Start to finish: 10 minutes 

Servings : 1 serving 


  • 2 slices Dave’s killer bread
  • ½ avocado 
  • ½ cup peanut butter 
  • ½ banana 
  • Red pepper flakes 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  • Toast Dave’s killer bread 
  • Cut and smash avocado and spread on 1 piece of toast 
  • Sprinkle with red pepper flakes 
  • Spread peanut butter on the other slice 
  • Place cut banana on that slice 
  • Recommended: Pair with blueberries and pomegranates great fall fruits


★★★★★ This toast is the quickest and simplest recipe I can provide. The combination of the avocado and peanut butter give you a great way to start your day and keep you full for hours on end. This is a healthy way to switch up your toast habit, especially if you only spread on butter. 

Pumpkin Bread

TRL’s Katie Dolberry says that the pumpkin bread takes 1 hour to bake, and is “not ideal for the impatient baker.”

Start to finish: 1 hour

Servings: 10 slices  


  • 3 cups sugar (I used organic coconut sugar)
  • 3 ½ cups flour (I used almond flour)
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • ½ tablespoon cloves
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda



  • Combine sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin, mix well
  • Sift together dry ingredients and add to the pumpkin mixture
  • Add in water, mix thoroughly until smooth
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Bake loosely covered with tinfoil for 20 minutes


★★★☆☆ The pumpkin bread was not bad overall but it took quite a bit of time to cook so it is not ideal for the impatient baker. Especially considering how amazing the bread smelled in the oven. Overall it had a good amount of pumpkin flavor but an interesting aftertaste of spices. It was really yummy served with cream cheese icing. 

Crockpot Apple Cobbler

TRL’s Katie Dolberry says this recipe “isn’t tricky,” and is a “very low stress dessert.” (Katie Dolberry)

Start to finish: 2 hours and 10 minutes

Servings: Eight people


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 2 cans apple pie filling
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon


  • Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray or use crockpot bag
  • Pour apple pie filling into crockpot and spread out evenly
  • Sprinkle cinnamon over the apple pie filling
  • In seperate bowl, combine cake mix and melted butter, stir until crumbly 
  • Pour crumble mixture over apples in crockpot, spread out evenly, and cover crockpot with lid
  • Cook on high for two hours
  • Serve with ice cream or by itself


★★★★★ The crockpot apple cobbler is the perfect recipe to throw together. It is essentially a dump cake so preparing the cobbler isn’t tricky and doesn’t take long. It is a very low stress dessert. This cobbler is amazing and has just the right amount of crunch on top to go with the sweet gooey apples. The ice cream and cinnamon on top makes this dish next level.

Recipe courtesy of Frugal Girls 

White Bean Chili

TRL’s Katie Dolberry says the white bean chili takes 1.5 hours to make, and is a “crowd favorite.” (Katie Dolberry)

Start to finish: 1.5 hours 

Servings: Six to eight people


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 (4oz) cans chopped green chilis
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 4 cans of great northern beans (white)
  • 1½ pounds boneless chicken breasts (cooked and cubed)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups grated monterey jack cheese
  • 2 cans cream of celery soup




  • In large stock pan on medium heat, add first seven ingredients and mix
  • Add beans (do not drain) and bring to a boil
  • Add celery soup and broth 
  • Gradually add cheese – stir
  • Add chicken
  • Reduce heat and simmer for one hour
  • Serve with salsa, cheese, sour cream, chips and avocados 


★★★★☆ The white bean chili is always a crowd favorite and the recipe is always doubled in my house. The chili is a good, hearty meal and perfect to add warmth to a chilly fall day. Another great thing about this meal is how customizable it is with your choice of toppings.

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