A Day in the Kitchen with Marsh Kitchen & Bath

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With the fall season in full swing, the Marsh Kitchen & Bath team is feeling extra festive! October brings a number of reasons to celebrate our Marsh spaces—not only is it National Kitchen and Bath Month, but October 24 is also recognized as National Food Day.

To take full advantage of this month’s festivities, we’ve listed some of our favorite fall-themed recipes to help you make the most of your kitchen. If you’re tired of pumpkin spice everything, there are plenty of recipes for you below. But if you’re among the many who wait in the Starbucks line for the first batch of PSLs each year, we have a body scrub recipe you’re sure to love!

Apple-Nut Porridge for Breakfast

With temperatures starting to cool, many of us have reached that point of the year where getting out of bed each morning has changed from a matter of “five more minutes” to “10 more minutes, and I’ll just skip breakfast.”

Luckily, this apple porridge is tasty enough to make a morning person out of all of us! Not too hearty, not too light, but just right.

Ingredients

2 tbsp. chopped hazelnuts soaked overnight and drained

1 Granny Smith apple—peeled, cored, and chopped

2 dried, chopped white figs

1/4 tsp. chopped fresh ginger

1 tsp. dried goji berries

1/2 tsp. ground flax seeds

Directions

In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts.

Add the apple, figs, and ginger—then, pulse until chunky.

Transfer the porridge to a bowl.

Top with the goji berries and ground flax seeds.

For nutritional information, click here.

Cranberry Feta Walnut Salad

Few dishes are more refreshing in the summertime than a green salad, but fall doesn’t have to mark the end of this healthy meal. Throw a few cranberries and walnuts into your salad mix, and you have an autumnal favorite! Check out the recipe, complete with instructions for a homemade dressing, below.

Salad Ingredients

2 c. salad mix

1 c. dried sweetened cranberries

4 oz. crumbled feta cheese

1⁄2 c. toasted walnut pieces

Salad Directions

Toss salad mix, cranberries, cheese, and walnuts into large bowl.

Dressing Ingredients

2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp. honey

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1⁄4 tsp. ground pepper

Directions

Mix vinegar, honey, mustard, and pepper with wire whisk until well blended.

Gradually add oil, whisking constantly until well blended.

Pour over salad, and serve immediately.

For full details, click here.

Gorgonzola, Onion, Mushroom, Egg: Pizza!

Mushrooms are in their prime this season, and we’re thrilled about it! This delicious ingredient is perfect for pizzas, pastas, soups, and more! For a dish that’s as beautiful as it is delicious, be sure to try this simple pizza recipe.

Ingredients

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 thinly sliced red onion

½ lb. quartered crimini mushrooms

1 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1 lb. ready to bake pizza dough

¾ c. shredded asiago cheese

2 oz. prosciutto

¾ c. crumbled gorgonzola cheese

2 eggs

Directions

Preheat oven to 500F.

In a medium sized saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add red onion and cook until slightly translucent. Stir in mushrooms and cook about 5 minutes. Stir in balsamic vinegar and cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Stretch out pizza dough to a ¼-inch thick oval shape. Transfer dough to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Sprinkle dough with asiago cheese, then top with prosciutto slices. Top with onion and mushroom mixture, then add gorgonzola cheese.

Crack eggs into center of pizza. Bake for 10-12 minutes on the top oven rack.

Find recipe details here.

Caramel-Stuffed Apples for Dessert!

A quick Google search for fall-themed desserts returns millions of results, but here’s a simple recipe you can make in no time!

Ingredients

2 apples, halved and cored

2 tbsp. melted butter

3 tbsp. cinnamon sugar

1/4 c. water

12-16 caramel candies

1/2 c. melted semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F.

Place apples in a shallow baking dish, brush them with melted butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Pour water into baking dish and place in oven for 20 minutes.

Remove apples from oven and add 3-4 caramels to the well in each apple. Bake 15 more minutes.

Remove apples from oven. Drizzle with chocolate, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and serve.

Watch a video on how to make this recipe here.

Pumpkin Spice Body Scrub

After a full day of cooking in your Marsh kitchen, take some time to unwind with this pumpkin spice body scrub! Your Marsh bath should be a place that invites total relaxation, and this 4-ingredient body scrubs adds to that with its revitalizing qualities.

Ingredients

Cinnamon

Brown sugar

Raw honey

Pumpkin puree

Directions

Mix all ingredients, using as much or as little of each as you want!

This all-natural scrub is full of vitamins that leave your skin feeling rejuvenated. Use it before your shower for maximum benefits, and check out the full details of this recipe by clicking here.

If you’re ready to tackle a remodel project so you can enjoy your ideal autumn experience every year, visit us at one of our five North Carolina locations or contact us online. Be sure to also check out our inspiration gallery for ideas!