Last night was the first night that it really started to feel like fall. The temperature dropped as we took an evening walk around the neighbourhood. Leaves are already starting to turn into vibrant reds and oranges, and there are even a few on the ground.
I love this time of year. The crisp smell of the air, the vibrant warm colours and especially the food. There is something about Fall food that just warms you right up, whether it’s a hot breakfast before you head out the door, or a comforting dinner on your return.
Here are some of my favourite fall recipes from the archives and I’ll have some great new ones for you in the coming weeks!
One of our favourite weekend breakfasts is a German Pancake. They’re not only fun to make, but they taste delicious too. Next time I make this, I wanted to add some baked sliced apples on top with a dash of cinnamon. Yum!
On a cold morning, nothing beats waking up to a freshly baked batch of Pumpkin Spice Raisin Muffins. I love to cut one open and smear a little pat of butter in there. Heaven 🙂
If you’re looking for something a little lighter, go with the Healthy Carrot Muffins.
Growing up, this was a tradition in our family. Just the smell of Homemade Applesauce brings back memories of my mom making it. I love to make a big batch and freeze it in portions for meals or additions to recipes.
My favourite part of Jack-O-Lanterns has nothing to do with their fun cut out faces – it’s all about the seeds for me. I love traditional Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, but ever since I discovered Caramelized Pumpkin & Squash Seeds I’ve been hooked!
Another great fall snack are these easy Sweet Spiced Roasted Chickpeas. They’re also our favouite snack to sneak into the movie theatre (don’t tell!)
Cajun spice is one of my favourite flavours and this Cajun Chicken Pasta is the best way to use it. It makes tons making it a great dish for a large crowd.
Simple and flavourful, this Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup is just the thing to hit the spot on a cold day.
Other Soups to Try:
For a twist on traditional pan-fried chicken, try this Healthier Chicken Marsala.
Crockpots are another great way to solve the weeknight dinner dilemma. Set them up in the morning and then dinner will be ready when you get home. Try Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore.
Cookies & Brownies
This is another family favourite from my childhood. Gingersnaps or has my littlest cousin calls them – crinkle cookies. Their best straight out of the oven – warm, soft and with a little spice.
Pumpkin Brownies are a great way to use up leftover pumpkin from another recipe.
Banana Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Icing are not only delicious, but also a handy use for those ripe bananas sitting on the counter.
My Nana’s Fantastic Oatmeal Cookies are one of the treats my mom used to have waiting for us when we got home from school. I still love when I come over for a visit and a fresh batch has just come out of the oven. (hint hint Mom!, haha)
Another great recipe from my Nana is her Apple Crisp. Delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
And I had to include Garrett’s favourite – Sugar Babies Molasses Cookies. I still owe him a batch!