Perfect fall food should be warm, cozy and inviting. You know, the type of food that soothes your soul, tantalizes your taste buds and keeps you lingering at the table a little longer than expected. Are you ready for a few of the tasty foods fall has to offer?
What could be better than waking up on a crisp fall morning to the comforting scent of fresh baking in the oven? How about the wonderful combination of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg to bring you out of your slumber? Then treat yourself to the often pinned Pinterest favourite, pull-apart cinnamon sugar pumpkin bread. Sweet and rich with fall flavour, this may be the ideal solution to a weekend breakfast. So are you longing to have a piece with a cup of java and the morning paper yet?
Autumn veggie pizza
Pizza is a favourite dish any time of the year, but for a unique twist, try it with the seasonal vegetables of fall. Roasted vegetables such as carrots and butternut squash highlight the popular recipe re-pin roasted fall vegetable and ricotta pizza. It’s a snap to make with a store-bought dough as the recipe suggests, but it’s authentically made from scratch when prepared with a traditional pizza dough. For something similar but different, substitute grilled vegetables for the roasted veggies, and add a few dollops of goat cheese around the top before baking. Either way, it’s a perfect fall meal to enjoy with a glass of wine while watching the autumn leaves float gently to the ground.
Mac & cheese
Perhaps it’s the creamy, cheesy goodness found in every bite, or perhaps it’s because we have fond memories of eating it as children, but whatever the reason, mac & cheese is, for many people, one of the ultimate comfort foods. As the days become shorter and the weather becomes cooler, we can at least look forward to the return of comfort foods, can’t we? Here are two great pins of recipes for soul-satisfying macaroni and cheese: grown-up bacon mac and cheese and macaroni and cheese. Love them both, but want to add your own personal touch? To make a recipe your way, consider jazzing up your favourite mac & cheese recipe with tasty add-ins.
Soups and stews
Flavourful, rich soups, stews and chilies are mainstays of fall. Not only are they delicious and warming to eat, but their savoury aroma while cooking gets our mouths watering long before it’s even time to sit down for a bowlful. A few popular pins are hearty potato soup; kale, squash & white bean stew; slow cooker Guinness beef stew; and chicken chili with black beans.
Finishing off your autumn meal with a treat is easy; just keep in mind the flavours of the season, and go from there. Great re-pin recipes using apples are the ultimate caramel apple pie, baked apples recipe and caramel apple pie cupcakes. For the taste of another fall favourite — pumpkin — popular pins are baked pumpkin donuts, pumkin pie dip recipe and snickerdoodle pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.