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!
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?!