Kitchenability Blog

09.28.2015

6 of the Season’s Most Festive Fall Recipes

corn and pumpkin soup recipe

Fall is my all-time, favorite time of year! And with the change of the seasons upon us, it’s time to start thinking about all of the yummy, festive food fall brings with it — like cozy soups, casseroles and pies. Yum! 

I love the changing colors of the leaves, and I love the weather — there’s a slight chill in the air, but you are not yet freezing. And, of course I love the season’s food, too.

As the holiday season inches closer, it’s really when comfort foods start getting into full swing. Recently, I have been itching to make some of my annual fall staples. Is it too early to bust out my Pumpkin Corn Chowder recipe? Or whip up a delicious, hearty stew? I think not. It may only be the first or second week of fall, and the temps may still be in the 70s here in Virginia Beach, but my radar is all about comfort food now! Bring on the apple pie, soup, stew and stuffing! I am ready to bust out my crock pot for dinner!

I am also ready for some fabulous creamed onions. Did I say that? Yes, I did!!!! I love creamed onions this time of year. My husband, on the other hand, could care less about them.

When fall hits, I kick salads to the side and bring on the hearty, delicious, warm-your-soul foods. The last few days at work, I have slurped up tomato and basil soup from my favorite little lunch place here in Virginia Beach — Azars Mediterranean Foods. I end up licking my bowl when I’m done. It’s that good. And the warm, yummy soup makes me want to run home and bust out our food processor and our hand immersion blender to whip up some great fall soups!

easy pumpkin muffins recipe

I am ready for a homemade pumpkin spice latte, too. I want to sip on it while sitting on the couch, wrapped in a sweater and a blanket, catching up on Grey’s Anatomy!!! (Yes, I still watch Grey’s Anatomy, and haven’t missed an episode since season 1!!! I love Meredith Grey. Also, I have used the phrase “you’re my person” from Grey’s with my best friend.)

But, I digress…. Back to fall and food!

Here are some great fall recipes I rounded up for you all:

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Corn Chowder (This will always be a fall staple in my house.)

Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

apple butternut squash soup

Pumpkin Muffins (…because this time of year, everything is made with pumpkin, right?! Try pairing these with a pumpkin spice latte! YUM.)

Just-Like-Mom’s Easy Apple Pie (Thanksgiving is about two months away, so get ready for this to be made!!!)

Boozy Holiday Eggnog (It may not be Christmas quite yet, but we are close enough to warrant some eggnog sipping.)

What are your fall staples? Are you a soup/stew person or more of a classic pot roast person? Let me know. Chime in and let’s talk about all things fall.

Photos: Rob Ruscher (Pumpkin Corn Chowder); Patrick Onofre Photography (Pumpkin Muffins); Nisa Burns Cochran (Apple Butternut Squash Soup)

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