As the weather turns cooler, my thoughts always turn to…food. Chilis, soups, stews, braised meats, roasted root vegetables, fall salads, apple desserts, caramel desserts, pear desserts, tarts, pies, chocolate desserts, ANY DESSERTS.
Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite fall recipes featured on In a Southern Kitchen. I’d be delighted if you would share with your friends on Pinterest or Facebook.
Have a beautiful day!
This is one of my all-time favorites. I can’t wait to make this soup every year. I love the smell as it’s cooking and I love the smooth, velvety texture. And it’s pretty.
I forgot to take a finished photo of this dish, which has a nice crust baked on it before you flip it over and show the caramelized apples and pears, but trust me, it’s rustic and beautiful and absolutely divine. \
And very easy, although you do have to plan ahead. Not much prep time involved, but it does take a couple of hours to bake and then an hour to rest. Make it this weekend and your family will love you for it!
Chicken, bacon, mushrooms, onions and wine. What’s not to love in this scrumptious dish? It’s one of the first things I make when fall dances in.
I cannot even tell you how good these short ribs are—you need to try them and find out for yourself. Fall off the bone tender after braising in wine and beef stock for hours, they are the perfect comfort food. Love, love, love this dish. Serve the ribs over mashed potatoes and you have a simple meal for a dinner party or a family dinner.
This is the soup you take to someone who’s been under the weather and needs a satisfying but not overwhelming meal. It’s a simple, plain chicken soup with broth, thickened with a small amount of cream, and then tiny pieces of chicken. Nothing spicy or upsetting to the tummy, easy to eat and all the comfort of Mom’s warm kitchen in the middle of a long, cold winter.
I love chili: regular old bean and meat chili, white chicken chili, vegetarian chili, you name it and I probably like it. But for some reason, the men in my family prefer this chili—beef, onions, tomatoes and no beans. Add a little grated cheese on top and they are super happy. It’s spicy, meaty and really, really good and perfect for those college football Saturdays.
Oh Lord…succulent, tender, spicy pork served over roasted poblano cheese grits…this may be my favorite fall meal. There are so many complex flavors in this dish: pork, onions, cilantro, chipotle. It’s amazing!
Gooey spicy cake filled with apples and topped with creamy caramel sauce. Throw away the scale and bring out the elastic waistband pants. You know you want to. It’s worth it.
I’m not sure why, but I usually only make this pumpkin roll at Thanksgiving. Which explains why there’s no finished photo, because on that day I tend to be a little overwhelmed and in a hurry. But I think it deserves a shout out because it’s fabulous and would be the perfect dessert for any occasion.
There is a luscious layer of flavored cream cheese inside the perfectly spiced pumpkin roll. There is never any left when this dish is served.
We can’t talk about pumpkin without including this pumpkin bread. Most pumpkin bread recipes taste too sweet and light on flavor to me, so I played around until I came up with this version.
Spiked with molasses and filled with all the flavors of fall baking, including allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, dark brown sugar, cloves—this moist pumpkin bread has it all! Try it with a bit of spiced butter and you will fall in love.
I was going to stop at 10, but these Brussels sprouts were calling me. We probably eat these once or twice a week during fall and winter. The brown sugar cuts the natural bitterness of the Brussels sprouts, and cumin adds a lively flavor.
And roasting vegetables brings out so much more intensity than either steaming or sautéing.
One of the easiest yet favorite recipes on Southern Food and Fun, these onions are a great accompaniment to almost any meat dish, or can round out a vegetarian meal. I use frozen pearl onions because I am not a chef and therefore do not have to be fancy about it. And then a quick sauce—no chopping—just sherry, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. That’s it.
Hope you enjoy some of these family favorites with your family over the next few weeks. If you do, please let me know.
What are some of your family’s favorite fall recipes? Share with us in the comments.