Now that autumn is “officially” here, it was high time to make some of my family’s favorite fall recipes. Since we were hosting friends on Sunday, I opted to prepare a meal that was easy to make ahead of time. All of the meal prep was complete on Saturday, so all I had to do was pop everything in the oven on Sunday. Our menu consisted of meatballs, party potatoes, caramel apple salad, green beans and zucchini bread.

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Caramel Apple Salad


  • 6 small apples, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1- 8oz. can unsweetened crushed pineapple (do NOT drain)
  • 1- 8oz. box sugar-free butterscotch pudding (unprepared)
  • 1 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip®
  • 1/4c. chopped peanuts (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients together and stir well. Gently fold in the Cool Whip, and then transfer to another bowl. Chill and serve. (NOTE: Nuts will get mushy, so I usually wait to add the nuts until right before serving.)

Claudia's Meatballs



  • 3 lb ground ham
  • 3 lb hamburger
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1-1/2c. milk


1/4c. ketchup
1/4c. brown sugar
2tsp. mustard



  1. In a large bowl, combine beaten eggs, graham crackers and milk.
  2. Add ground beef and ground ham. Mix well.
  3. Shape into balls, about 1/4c. each.
  4. Cook in hot oil in a large skillet until browned, shaking skillet gently to turn meatballs.
  5. Drain meatballs on paper towels and top.