By Kristin Sidorov
Fall’s bounty of seasonal foods and classic, earthy flavors help to make the sorrow of summer’s end a little bit easier to take. We love that it’s an excuse to put spices like cinnamon and curry in just about everything, that apples are always perfectly crisp, and pumpkin adds new meaning to the term “comfort food.” Many fall favorites are also as simple to prepare as they are tempting. Stay healthy with rustic dishes and warm flavors that are perfect for cooler nights.
Squashes are autumn’s preferred darlings—abundant and compatible with some of the season’s most beloved herbs and spices.
—Pappardelle with Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese (Just Married and Cooking)
—Sage and Butternut Squash Pizza (A Full Measure of Happiness)
—Roasted Squash Soup with Jewel Yams and Chard (Inspiring the Everyday)
A fall staple, pumpkin is another classic cool-weather favorite to take center stage in entrees, desserts, lattes, and more (try tossing your jack-o’-lantern’s leftover pumpkin seeds with salt and olive oil and roasting them for a great snacking treat):
—Pumpkin and Baby Spinach Risotto (Delicieux)
—Nutty Seedy Pumpkin Bread (A Cozy Kitchen)
—Pumpkin Banana Oatmeal (Peanut Butter Fingers)
This time of year, robust soups, stews, and main courses marry seasonal produce with bold spices, while autumn-inspired salads incorporate fresh fruits, cheeses, and classic flavors.
—Indian Summer Stew (Anja’s Food 4 Thought)
—Chicken and Green Curry Vegetables (Just Married and Cooking)
—Rosemary Citrus Chicken with Fall Vegetables (Back to her Roots)
—Apple and Pear Salad with Curry Vinaigrette (A Couple Cooks)
—Autumn Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Food Plus Words)
Tell Us: What are your favorite fall flavors?