Halloween is coming!!! This week I will be posting some of my favorite fall recipes that are perfect to feed a crowd or yourself in celebration of the fall season. I absolutely love this salad! The salad is my own fall concoction using ingredients that are in season. The dressing is a recipe from Southern Living magazine and is so fresh and flavorful. It’s the perfect compliment to fall apples. I added in a little bit of extra basil than called for in the recipe because I wanted to use it up from my herb garden before the REALLY cold weather comes! 
Fall Apple Salad
(Serves 6-8)
2 heads of Romaine Lettuce, chopped
3/4 -1 bag of spring mixed greens
1 cup of whole pecans
2-3 gala or other sweet apple, cored and sliced
2 granny smith apples, cored and sliced
1 container of crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Salt and pepper
Combine the above ingredients in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Brown Sugar-Cider Vinaigrette
From Southern Living Magazine
(1 Cup)

2/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Whisk together all ingredients until blended. Pour entire cup over salad when ready to serve.