Fall Recipes

Like so many, there’s just something about fall that makes me want to bake so much more. The seasons are changing, the hype for all things pumpkin and apple is real, and the coziness and comfort of autumn is approaching. Every fall, I feel reinvigorated and reinspired to bake and cook, mostly with the flavors of the season, what’s abundant at the farmer’s market, and with cozier comfort foods in mind.
I spent some time over the weekend making a long list (broken down by categories, of course) of all of the recipes that are inspiring me and the meals and treats I want to get in the kitchen to cook and bake. My list is a long one, but it’s one that’s really inspiring me and making me excited for the upcoming months! Apples, butternut squash, pumpkin, sage, rosemary, thyme, Brussels sprouts, and warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are going to be in constant rotation this fall, and these comforting, warm flavors make me so happy. We went to the farmer’s market for a day date yesterday and left with so many seasonal items from local farmers, and you can definitely tell that autumn is here!
There’s no one I find more inspiring in the kitchen than recipes from Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest fame. She cooks and bakes seasonally like no one else, something that I have always, always adored. Her recipes are mouthwatering, and after cooking about one hundred of her recipes in the last year, I can firmly say how much we love them all. So it’s only fitting that almost every recipe on our fall “to cook” list is from Half Baked Harvest… I find her recipes so inspiring, so delicious, and just really fun to make – and eat! 
Creating and sharing this blog post of recipes and recipe links is more for me than anything else, and I’ve also had quite a few close friends ask for our list of fall recipes! I wanted to be sure to have an online record of many of our favorite recipes to quickly and easily refer back to. Many of the below recipes are ones we’ve made and loved, and several are ones that I know we’re going to love once we do make them. I hope you and your family enjoy them just as much as we do and are inspired to get into the kitchen to cook and bake this season! PS: so many of these desserts and even meals are perfect to share with loved ones, neighbors, friends, and anyone who may need a front porch drop-off!


cinnamon spiced apple fritters

pumpkin coffee cake muffins

rosemary white cheddar scones

fall spiced granola

pumpkin pecan scones with maple glaze

pumpkin banana bread

pumpkin chocolate chip bread

cinnamon pecan scones


butternut squash carbonara

coq au vin chicken meatballs

fall harvest honeycrisp apple and kale salad

brown butter Brussels sprouts and bacon ravioli

butternut squash alla vodka pasta

crockpot Sunday sauce (with homemade pasta)

gnocchi bolognese bake

crockpot cider braised short ribs with sage butter mashed potatoes

crockpot French wine and mustard chicken

broccoli cheddar cobbler

lemon rosemary dijon chicken with feta sauce

penne alla vodka

Thai peanut chicken with spicy lime mango

Thai noodle stir fry with sesame peanuts

ginger sesame chicken with cripsy Brussels sprouts


Brussels sprouts with warm honey glaze

shredded Brussels sprout bacon salad with warm cider vinaigrette


I hope this roundup of some of our favorite fall recipes – and ones we’re excited to cook soon! – become some of your favorites, too! We’ve been so inspired in the kitchen lately and have had a lot of fun together finding, cooking/baking, and enjoying so many recipes that are so creatively crafted by some incredible cooks and bakers.

I’d love to hear from you: are there any meals or recipes that particularly stand out that you’re adding to your meal planning list this week?!

10 thoughts on “Fall Recipes

  1. Yum! I suspect that you and I have similar tastes–we seem to like many of the same recipes!

    Also, have to share this with you for a laugh…I made the chicken gnocchi soup from the Half-Baked Harvest cookbook earlier this week and was really excited about it. Halfway through, though, I realized it called for a cup of white wine, which I didn’t have on hand. I was wrangling the kids while cooking so I did a super quick search for substitutes, saw something that said you can use apple cider vinegar at a 1:1 ratio, and threw that in. Well, that 1:1 ratio is false because it was SO vinegary and gross!! I was so annoyed! Need to re-attempt with the right ingredients 🙂

    1. Haha oh no!! I can only imagine a super vinegar-y soup and how that didn’t quite do the trick! We love that soup recipe, though — it’s so warm and comforting, though we make it sans mushrooms. It’s definitely a winner… though without apple cider vinegar! 🙂

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