fall meals

Tasty Fall Meals

Best Foods For This Fall

The air is brisk and the smells of apple cider and chestnut rise through the air. Kids are back in school, waiting with desperate anticipation for the upcoming Thanksgiving feasts and Halloween treats. But when the family comes home craving pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce, what will you do in the meantime? You want to provide a flavorful fall meal but you have nothing in mind. Well, our food professionals at Lulu’s have compiled some of the best recipes to get you through this autumn eating well and staying cozy.

1. Crumbly Pumpkin Bread

 

Skip the deep-fried harvest festival foods, and harvest something a little sweeter: delicious and light Crumbly Pumpkin Bread. It’s a cakey treat that goes great with coffee and a warm fireplace. Out of all the pumpkin-based recipes out there, this one is definitely at the top of our list. (From Damn Delicious)

 

2. Candy Corn Cookie Bark

Candy Corn has been around for over 100 years, it’s a Halloween favorite but it’s familiar appearance have led many to get bored of this classic. Take down that dusty bag from last year and get ready to take your candy corn to the next level with Candy Corn Cookie Bark. Mix your cookie dough with candy corn, spread it out on a cookie sheet, and stick it in the oven. With a few simple steps, you’ll look like a fall food expert. (From Two Sisters)

3. Coconut Pumpkin Spice Latte

Here in Southern California, our Summer has receded into the brisk 70’s and we’ve pulled out our winter coats. People have begun to wait in anticipation for their favorite specialty fall coffees, but there’s no need to settle for leftovers from last year. The warm smells of cinnamon, coconut, and pumpkin can fill your home when you brew your own batch of Coconut Spice Latte. This is an economical option for the delicious and healthy taste of fall that you can brew all year. (From Halfbaked Harvest)

4. Pumpkin Nachos

Warm and cheesy Nachos are a great addition to the game, but when the leaves start falling and you need a snack while you’re passing out candy, Pumpkin Nachos are the way to go. Green Apples drizzled with caramel and topped with your favorite assortment of nuts and chocolate chips. In under 10 minutes, you can have a perfect fall snack for a group of any size.(From Musely)

5. S’mores Cups

We all have those perfect fall memories of sitting around a warm fire toasting delicious marshmallows with friends and family, but over the years this tradition can become tiresome and the high esteem once held for s’mores can decline. Bring excitement back to the campfire with S’mores cups, a whole new way to enjoy s’more in a hybrid cookie/cupcake fashion. Brighten up your campfire and wow your guests with a reinvented fall classic.                       (From The First Year Blog)

6. Moroccan Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Soup

With Fall there is always a drop in temperatures, and while the leaves changing color is beautiful Cold Season is not. A go-to option when one is bedridden on a nippy fall evening is soup, and we’ve found a way to satisfy your craving without sacrificing the great flavors of Fall. It’s a simple blend of ingredients like butternut squash, spices, coconut milk, veggie broth, and goat cheese. Top with cashews or pomegranates and you’ll have a new favorite meal.
(From Halfbaked Harvest)

7. Halloween Candy Bark

Whether monsters are banging on your door for candy or you’re hosting a Halloween party, you want your treats to stand out. Skip the common candy bar and opt for Halloween Candy Bark. Start by melting chocolate on a baking sheet and topping with all your favorite bite-sized candies. Let it harden and you’ll have a spooky but sweet Halloween treat. (From Just a Taste)