top 10 fall recipes

by jenna on September 22, 2011


My very favorite season is upon us and I’ve gathered up my top ten favorite recipes ever to celebrate it! Think creamy squash soups, pumpkin-filled baked goods and homey meatballs and baked beans. All that combined with cute boots, brightly colored tights and darker “fall colored” hair? Good stuff.

Now get thee a pumpkin spice latte and tie your apron tight….you’ve got meals to cook!

Curried Butternut and Red Lentil Soup

Fall Harvest Salad

Baked Spice Doughnuts

Cinnamon Pear Dumplings with Ginger Tea Syrup

Chicken n’ Biscuits to Fix Your Life

Mom’s Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Baked Beans

Pecan Pumpkin Raisin Scones

Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Pancakes

Baked Stuffed Apples with Dried Cherries and Walnuts

Chicken Tortilla Soup (to heal the soul)

Turkey Meatballs with Quick Homemade Marinara Sauce

….I just got home from Colorado and can’t WAIT to share all the sweaty details with you. Stay tuned!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 22, 2011 at 4:48 am

I have so many new tabs opened to look at these recipes! They look/sound amazing :)


Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 22, 2011 at 4:51 am

Oh Jenna, you’ve done it again. Is it possible to make/eat ALL of these within one day?


Khushboo September 22, 2011 at 4:54 am

Ohhh even though it’s ridiculously hot outside, I am going to go ahead and make these delicious-sounding recipes and pretend I am experiencing Fall!


Molly @ RDexposed September 22, 2011 at 4:55 am

What about your vegetarian chili? Because I actually have the black beans on the stove as I type!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 22, 2011 at 5:13 am

Oooh my goodness, I’ve got my eye on those spiced donuts! Sounds delicious!!! I really dislike fall weather, but I LOVE fall food!! :)


Caitlin @ Cake with Love September 22, 2011 at 5:30 am

Is that a pumkin seed on yout hand :))) ? Delicious recipes, cant wait to hear details from ur trip!


Katrina September 22, 2011 at 5:30 am

Everything looks lovely!


Heather (Heather's Dish) September 22, 2011 at 5:31 am

all the warm flavors sound SO incredible!


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 22, 2011 at 5:42 am

Pecan pumpkin raisin scones sound amazing right about now.


amy walters, aDESIGNdock September 22, 2011 at 5:47 am

Oooh. I’ll take a one of each please ;D


Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl September 22, 2011 at 5:47 am

I have been totally craving baked apples! Yum! This post makes me SO happy for Autumn!

That salad also looks divine! :) Can you eat the outside of a squash?


Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove September 22, 2011 at 5:54 am

Okay, I am super excited about the baked spiced donuts. And the Chicken nā€™ Biscuits. It’s going to be pretty tough deciding which recipe to make first…


Holly @ The Runny Egg September 22, 2011 at 6:01 am

Everything looks delicious — I want that chicken and biscuits!


Emmy (wineandbutter) September 22, 2011 at 6:02 am

I think the cinnamon pear dumplings look like my favourite!!!


Heather @ Better With Veggies September 22, 2011 at 6:02 am

Yum – those Cinnamon Pear Dumplings with Ginger Tea Syrup look amazing. We’ll force the Fall weather to come to Atlanta AND stay with these yummy recipes. I can smell the cinnamon baking already. :)


Liz September 22, 2011 at 6:04 am

Can’t wait to hear about the trip to Colorado! These recipes all look delicious, especially the meatballs, and I’ve already had 3 PSLs :)


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat September 22, 2011 at 6:04 am

Baked apples are one thing I haven’t made in a long time – thanks for the reminder! :)


Hilliary@HappilyEverHealthy September 22, 2011 at 6:40 am

Baked apples sound amazing right about now! Great recipe round up!


Anne September 22, 2011 at 6:42 am

I can’t wait to try out that bean recipe…looks delicious!


RJ September 22, 2011 at 6:53 am

I will be trying of these!! Posting this as a to do list on the frig right now. I love fall food!!


Michelle Rogerson September 22, 2011 at 7:00 am

Excellent post! I can’t wait to try all these recipes, Well, the vegetarian ones. :) I love fall foods. These are recipes are awesome!


Estela @ Weekly Bite September 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

Love this collection of recipes! All perfect for fall :)


Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

oh my. butternut squash soup is my fave. I want to dive in headlong and not come up for air.


Des September 22, 2011 at 7:35 am

Oh, wow – you outdid yourself getting the Fall party started! Thank you for the continued inspiration.


Kristina September 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

Everything looks so delicious! It makes me miss New England this time of year.


Tessa @ Amazing Asset September 22, 2011 at 7:49 am

Oh yes I am already planning on cooking up some of these… the soup looks wonderful :) and then how about the baked apples for dessert!


Cait's Plate September 22, 2011 at 7:54 am

Oh my gosh those doughnuts and those squash pancakes!!! HEAVEN!! I’m SO excited for Fall baking!!


Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) September 22, 2011 at 8:04 am

Those PANCAKES! Gahhh.. I want to make them right now!


Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 22, 2011 at 8:28 am

That post made me super excited for fall cooking and baking—and fall everything!


Kayla @ The Good Life September 22, 2011 at 8:49 am

And here I was thinking I’d have to make a list of recipes for next week…thanks for doin’ my job for me! You did well. My husband will be very happy with these meals!

Love your site! Can’t wait to see more fall recipes!


Moni'sMeals September 22, 2011 at 8:50 am

same here, Fall is hands down my favorite season and to cook/bake. I love all your ideas here, I have a version of many of the same too. :) Great minds think alike I have been told….( I do not have a Baked Spice Doughnut recipe though, I hope to make those asap!)

I LOVE your pic with the acorn squash too, !!


Kristina September 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

Agh, I really need to stop reading blogs for a couple of days. All these fall recipes are killing me! I’m doing the Yoga Journal 7-Day Fall Detox… 2 more days left of Kitchiri and tea, and then me and pumpkin are going to have a glorious reunion…


Liz @ Southern Charm September 22, 2011 at 8:57 am

While it’s not cool enough outside in New Orleans to really enjoy these recipes, you have be very excited!!!! Can’t wait for the fall weather and fall cooking and baking!


Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY September 22, 2011 at 9:11 am

That soup looks awesome. Squash soups are my favorite – you can make them creamy without making them unhealthy.


Erica @ In and Around Town September 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

This post is making my mouth water – each picture was better than the last! That soup looks amazing!


Shannon September 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

I’m uber-excited to start making some fall recipes for my blog as well! Pumpkin, apples, pears, oh my! Your post has made my stomach growling now, thanks! :)


Erin September 22, 2011 at 9:34 am

Ooh, that butternut squash soup is getting made TONIGHT! I planted squash in my garden this year and I currently have 3 or 4 of them waiting to be cooked. I think I might turn orange :)


Heather September 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

I want to make that chicken and biscuits so bad. I remember the original recipe and thought it looked daunting, but I may have to throw caution to the wind and go for it!


Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well September 22, 2011 at 10:12 am

Can’t wait to hear about your trip! And I believe I will be making those pancakes tomorrow!! I’m making a butternut squash and rice casserole tonight, so I might just have to set some aside :)


Lindsay @ biking before bed September 22, 2011 at 10:29 am

What a fantastic mis of sweet and savory. I think I am most exciting to try the squash pancakes and the chicken and biscuits.


GetSkinnyGoVegan September 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

Love pumpkin anything and loved that this VegNews month featured vegan food bloggers doin’ their thing with pumpkins! Cooking silly, no Peta Porn Veggie ads!!


Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner September 22, 2011 at 10:52 am

ohhhh, I am so making that chicken tortilla soup. Thanks for sharing!!


Emily@SavoryandSavage September 22, 2011 at 11:05 am

The chicken and dumplings look sooo good!


meredith September 22, 2011 at 11:38 am

these look so yummy! i will definitely be working them into my meal planning — especially the butternut soup and the baked apples!


Gina (Yogattude) September 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

The meatballs look fantastic! I can’t wait to hear about the conference!


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

The fall recipes all look great but I cannot WAIT for the sweaty, amazing! Colorado trip details. I would not be surprised to hear that you want to do a yoga teacher training next…

Just a guess, but wouldn’t be surprised! Yoga events like that are often so powerful and life changing! :)


nichole (eat & be pretty) September 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

pumpkins, squash, baked apples. this is what i look forward to the most in the Fall!


Margarita September 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I made the curried lentil squash soup last night and it turned out so bland, but I followed the directions perfectly, could some of your measurements be off?


Kaitlyn September 22, 2011 at 7:52 pm

this just may be the most drool worthy fall post ever! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL TOMORROW! A pumpkin coffee I will be getting indeeed! :)


Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Holy Moly that picture of your whole wheat butternut squash pancakes is insanely drool worthy. YUM! šŸ˜€


Sarah Lynn September 23, 2011 at 3:58 am

Here I am on a European adventure and you have me desperate to get back to my own kitchen to make all 10 of these wonderful looking recipes!


Brittanie September 23, 2011 at 8:07 am

Mmmm, I can’t wait to start making these! Thank you for such amazing recipes.


Luv What You Do September 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

The soup looks amazing! I wish I had some for dinner tonight. Looking forward to trying some of your fall recipes…like the butternut squash pancakes!


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