Honey Apple Ham Croissant Melts

SweeTango apples in this post were provided by Stemilt Growers.

A croissant sandwich filled with crisp apples, honey ham, melted mozzarella, and a drizzle of honey. These honey apple ham croissant melts are delicious as a fall breakfast.

Honey Apple Ham Croissant Melts | Cooking with a Wallflower

Is it odd that the moment it became officially fall it suddenly really feels like fall?

I know we’re still in September, but I’m already soo excited and ready for Halloween, for the leaves to change colors, for pumpkin desserts, for maple flavored everything, for apple cider, for Thanksgiving, and seriously, for some really good comfort food.

Honey Apple Ham Croissant Melts | Cooking with a Wallflower

I wanted to start simple today. Something super easy to make yet so delicious.

I recently came across croissant buns while shopping for groceries and I became so obsessed with them. They’d be so perfect for breakfast, don’t you think? Especially for eggs benedict.

But today, I wanted to make croissant melts. These croissant sandwiches are filled with melted mozzarella, honey ham, thin slices of crisp, sweet, and tangy apples, and topped with a drizzle of honey. So simple yet filled with flavor and texture. It’s my kind of go to breakfast. Hopefully it’ll be yours too.

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Happy first day of Fall!

It’s officially fall now! Can you believe it?

I can’t wait for all the things that fall brings. What are you most excited about fall? =)

Napa Valley

Have you ever been grape stomping?

My friend and I went to Napa Valley last weekend. One of the things we did was grape stomping at Grgich Hills Estate in Rutherford. Each person didn’t have that long to stomp grapes, maybe a couple minutes or so for the experience, but it was definitely fun. Plus, you get a T-shirt with your grape stained footprints to take home with you as a souvenir.

Napa Valley

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Honey Fig Burrata Toast

Warm toast topped with creamy burrata, fresh figs, roasted almonds, and a drizzle of honey. This honey fig burrata toast is simple yet delicious.

Honey Fig Burrata Toast | Cooking with a Wallflower

Just a couple more days, and it’ll officially be fall. I’m so excited. There are so many events coming up these next few weeks, and I can’t wait! Just last weekend, I was actually up in wine country for the day with a friend. Sipping sparkling wines while gazing out at the vineyard, enjoying delicious food at my favorite restaurant, stomping grapes, and indulging in rosé wine macarons. I’ll share all those adventures in a different post. =)

Honey Fig Burrata Toast | Cooking with a Wallflower

In the meantime, let’s talk about this honey fig burrata toast.

I’ve been obsessed with toast for like ever. There are so many different versions out there. And now, I’m trying to make my own. Breakfast, snack, appetizer. I want them all. And I want to share all of them with you.

Honey Fig Burrata Toast | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have you ever had burrata?

If you haven’t, you need to try it.

It’s soo soo good. Burrata is definitely pricier compared to mozzarella, but it’s so creamy and perfect for spreading onto toast. Topped with fresh ingredients, like baby lettuce and figs, it’s the perfect snack or light meal.

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Roasted Honey Sesame Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts tossed in honey, sesame oil, and soy sauce then roasted. These roasted honey sesame Brussels sprouts are so delicious and great as a side.

Roasted Honey Sesame Brussels Sprouts | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a great weekend! It was the last weekend of summer. Can you believe it?

As much as I’ve going to miss all of the amazing summer produce, especially the berries and stone fruits, I am super excited about all the warm and cozy meals we’re about to share together in the fall.

Roasted Honey Sesame Brussels Sprouts | Cooking with a Wallflower

There’s something about fall meals that’s just so comforting. And it’s also my favorite time of year to cook and become inspired. There never seems to be enough time during the fall to share all the food I want to share! Trust me, I’m already thinking about Thanksgiving dinner. And um, Hallmark Christmas movies. Because for me, they go hand in hand.

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Less than a week left until fall!

Are you excited as I am? There’s something about fall that I just absolutely love. Maybe it’s all the cozy meals or maybe it’s all the festivities that come with fall. Whatever it is, I’m excited. And so ready for fall foods.

In the meantime, I’ve been stocking up on all of these tomatoes at the farmer’s market. My favorite are the gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and the super sweet dry farmed early girl tomatoes.

Heirloom Tomatoes

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Late Summer Panzanella Style Salad

Toasted bread, tomatoes, burrata, cucumbers, red onions, figs, avocado, and strawberries tossed with red wine vinegar and olive oil. This late summer panzanella style salad is soo delicious.

Late Summer Panzanella Style Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I thought I was ready to start on fall dishes, but then with all the tomatoes, figs, and strawberries available, I knew there were still a few late summer recipes that I wanted to share.

Late Summer Panzanella Style Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Spicy Thai Chili Tuna Poke Bowl

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This post is sponsored by Bumble Bee® Seasoned Tuna Pouch with Spoon.

Spicy Thai chili tuna served with rice, cucumber, avocado, edamame, and corn. This spicy Thai chili tuna poke bowl is delicious and perfect for a weeknight meal.

Spicy Thai Chili Tuna Poke Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

With summer coming to an end, and fall just around the corner, I feel like life has been so hectic lately. I’ve been going to bachelorette parties, bridal showers, birthday parties, weddings, and baby showers practically every weekend.

It’s so much harder to find time to cook your meals when your schedule is super tight. So I like dishes that are simple to make with very little to prep. A big bonus if they’re healthy, too. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with poke bowls. Partly because they’re easy to make, partly because they’re customizable, and partly because it’s the perfect healthy meal for those days when you have no time to cook.

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Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Cookies + a Giveaway

* The products in this post and giveaway are provided by Marich Chocolates.

Soft and chewy cookies filled with chocolate covered espresso beans. These chocolate covered espresso bean cookies are delicious and soo addictive.

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Cookies | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

I’ve been waiting impatiently to share these chocolate covered espresso bean cookies with you. These cookies are so addictive. It’s sweet with just a hint of bitter from the espresso beans. So if you’re a fan of coffee, these cookies would be perfect for you.

Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean Cookies | Cooking with a Wallflower

These cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy in the center. It’s exactly how I like my cookies. The chocolate covered espresso beans give these cookies a unique depth in flavor.

You can make a batch of these cookies today, and save them for tomorrow to get you through your Monday. I know I’ll want to. =)

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It’s been such an eventful few days. My friend whom I’ve known since we were in elementary school got married over Labor Day weekend. The venue was soo gorgeous, but unfortunately, we had a heat wave that same weekend that was completely unexpected. Kohl Mansion is so pretty, but it wasn’t equipped with air conditioning. So we had to use fans to try to keep cool. Other than the heat, and a couple of hiccups in our schedule that couldn’t have been prevented, the wedding was so much fun. And I love that it’s a two day event. The second day wedding was basically a repeat of the reception, except less formal and less stressful.

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Wedding

You get a little peek at me at glam-ed up and in my bridesmaid’s dress.

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Tuscan Tomato Basil and Bread Soup

Ripe tomatoes cooked with basil and day old bread in a deliciously rustic late summer soup. This Tuscan Tomato Basil and Bread Soup is easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Tuscan Tomato Basil and Bread Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend and that you were able to enjoy an extra day off.

Tuscan Tomato Basil and Bread Soup | Cooking with a Wallflower

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