The most anticipated season of the year is fall. There are apple picking and potlucks. You can also rewatch classic spooky movies. We think that settling down with a good meal and a warm drink is the best way to start harvest season just right.
Brie and Cheddar Apple Beer soup with Cinnamon Pecan Oat Crumble
This Half Baked Harvest soup combines sweet, savory and creamy flavors. Combining the apple and sharp cheddar flavors with the pecan oat crunch is like falling open your mouth. Although you might be tempted to avoid the oat crumble step by trying to convince yourself otherwise, it’s one of the most disastrous decisions of your entire life. Allison Tsai, associate director
Homemade slow cooker apple butter
“I get too excited about apple picking, and I take home way more than I can eat. I also make an annual apple crumble and eat an apple every day. You might find it hard to believe that buying apples from the grocery store doesn’t count. However, Ambitious Kitchen’s Homemade Slow-Cooker Apple Butter could change your life. Put a bunch of apples and some warm fall spices in a slow cooker.
Soy Sauce Chicken
“I always buy premade soy sauce chicken whenever I go to Chinatown for grocery shopping. It is so delicious and juicy! It’s always so delicious and juicy! I usually have all the ingredients in my pantry, and this recipe is simple. Kenny Thapoung, associate Director of Audience Development
“Soup is a frequent topic of conversation at SELF – which soups we like and which ones we don’t – and whether or not we would eat it every day. The answer is yes. I’d eat soup every meal.
Carrot Cake Pancakes
“When I want fancy, I scroll through Smittenkitchen’s Instagram and choose a recipe that appeals to me. It was carrot pancakes last fall. I love carrot cakes (and highly recommend the carrot-cake smoothie) and was curious. I had already bought carrots from the farmer’s market and was happy to know that I didn’t need to purchase any additional ingredients. These pancakes are rich, warm, and spicy.
Orange and poppy seed sheet cake
“Like many others, I began baking during quarantine, and this sheet cake quickly became a favorite recipe. It’s not too heavy or overwhelming and tastes great after any meal. This makes it an excellent addition to potlucks like Friendsgiving, where you don’t know what everyone is bringing. It’s simple to prepare and most likely already has the ingredients.
Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup
“If there is one meal my husband and me make every night, especially when we don’t know what to cook for dinner, it’s the hearty soup from Gimme Some Oven. It never fails to please. This soup contains healthy ingredients such as savory mushrooms and seasonal sweet potatoes. It also tastes delicious. We prefer the cream sauce option, so I cannot speak for coconut milk. This is a great dish to be served with crusty bread and Greek yogurt for dipping.
Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread
“I love apple picking in fall. I often bring home more apples than I can eat. This bread is a great alternative to apple crisps. Although it is called bread, it is more like a dessert. It’s sweet and appley with a crumble topping that gives it an apple crisp taste. The vanilla cake beneath? It’s just another layer of dessert heaven.” Christa Sgobba is the fitness and food director