Happy official first day of autumn! I’m sharing the 12 most popular fall recipes here on the blog to help us get in the mood for a very cozy, comforting season of cooking & baking ahead. Here are the fall recipes that readers keep coming back to over the years, along with a few new ones from last year that quickly shot up to the top of the list. Plus, a few bonus recipes at the end that are some of my personal fall favorites! Continue reading “The 12 Most Popular Fall Recipes”
Nothing is more comforting or more delicious than this tomato basil risotto. Sweet cherry tomatoes are cooked down with olive oil, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper, then blended until smooth with lots of fresh basil. This rich, vibrant mixture is used to cook the rice. White wine, butter, and lots of parmesan cheese are added in as well. The result is a risotto with intoxicating tomato flavor and a creamy, silky-smooth texture. Continue reading “Tomato Basil Risotto”
Sharing a quick, easy appetizer to start your Thanksgiving meal on the tastiest note: caramelized butternut squash toast with ricotta & balsamic. Crusty Italian bread toasted until golden, topped with a creamy swoosh of whipped ricotta, butternut squash flavored with balsamic and maple syrup, and a few leaves of fried sage. The prettiest, most festive toast recipe that comes together effortlessly! Continue reading “Caramelized Butternut Squash Toast with Ricotta & Balsamic”
The perfect complete fall dinner: maple pecan crusted pork chops with cheddar mashed red potatoes & a simple apple slaw! Pork chops are pounded thin and then coated in a maple pecan crust. They’re cooked on the stovetop until golden and then baked until tender & juicy. Served with the tastiest potatoes and a really bright, refreshing seasonal slaw. This meal is hearty and substantial, and would work any night of the week!
An extra simple, extra flavorful chipotle chili with a side of honey cheddar cornbread. It’s full of warm spices, caramelized onions, lots of peppers, and kidney beans. Includes minimal ingredients, yet packs in a nice kick from the chipotle peppers & adobo sauce. Topped with all the usual suspects, this chili is the perfect thing to cozy up with!
The most delicious, seasonal pumpkin risotto – full of fresh thyme, white wine, a little butter, honey for some sweetness, lots of parmesan cheese, and topped with crispy bacon & black pepper. It is the perfect side dish for any meal this time of year!
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What could be better as a weekend breakfast than a fall-inspired polenta breakfast platter with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, melted apples, and wilted greens?! The polenta is full of cheddar cheese and each bite has flavors of sage and maple running throughout. It’s hearty and comforting, best served with a hot cup of coffee alongside on a very slow, relaxing crisp fall morning! Continue reading “Polenta Breakfast Platter with Melted Apples & Greens”
Introducing the very best maple pumpkin bread! It’s warming and cozy, with the perfectly moist & tender texture. Flavored simply with nutty brown butter, rich maple syrup, a hint of cinnamon, and vanilla. Sliced thick and topped with a swoosh of cinnamon butter for just a little extra flavor! You can serve this bread warm or eat it at room temp. And truly…it works any time of day – for a decadent breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up with a hot cup of coffee, or a festive dessert.
Excited to bring you this impressive, yet simple roasted hasselback butternut squash salad! Beautiful squash gets roasted, scored, and roasted again with a syrupy maple glaze. It’s put together with peppery arugula, a tangy caramelized shallot & dijon vinaigrette, maple pecans, and creamy goat cheese. It’s one of the very best combinations of flavors for fall and would make such a stunning side dish for any upcoming holiday dinner!
Every season needs a new grilled cheese sandwich, and I couldn’t think of a better combo for fall than this caramelized apple & bacon grilled cheese! Sweet apples sauteed with shallots, maple and herbs, crispy bacon, white cheddar & gruyere cheese…all mounded between two slices of sourdough bread. Cooked in hot butter until golden and melted. It’s the ultimate fall comfort food that everyone is going to LOVE.