Fall always seems to be a favorite of seasons among the masses, and I always get really excited for slowing down, using the crock pot and making football food.

Since I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life, I have no idea what fall will feel like in Southern California. I’m sure I’ll miss the change of seasons but I also really like palm trees, so I might be ok. :)

Because I’ve had a few weeks without a kitchen, I can’t wait to cook some fall foods once we are settled in California. Here are some that have caught my eye! Add your favorites below!


Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (Budget Bytes)

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal 

Butter Toffee Oatmeal 

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts (Healthy. Delicious) 

Pumpkin Doughnuts (Annie’s Eats) 



Braised Red Cabbage

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta & Parmesan

Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter & Pepper

 Slow-Cooker Pork & Beans (Savvy Eats)



Sweet Potato, Spinach & Chorizo Soup

Acorn Squash Soup with Crab

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili (Weekly Bite) 

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder (The Healthy Everythingtarian) 

 Smoky Potato Soup with Kale (Fake Food Free)

 Crock Pot French Onion Soup (How Sweet It Is)



Apple Bread Pudding with Brandy Sauce 

Maple Vanilla Almond Clusters (Pinch of Yum)

Individual Pumpkin Pie Trifles (The Avid Appetite)

Autumn Almond Butter (The Wannabe Chef) 

Pumpkin Spice Lattes (Eating for England)



11 Comments (Reply )

  1. Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    I love fall! Its my favorite season and I love how you have captured it in all your recipes. I’ve been adding apples and cinnamon to my bowl of Kellogg’s FiberPlus(R) cereal as often as I can. Love it!


  2. holly
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    thanks for the linkback love!

    hope you are enjoying the drive out to CA! while you may miss the season, i have a feeling all that sunshine and good food will more than make up for it. sorry i missed you in Madison, but guess this means i will have to see you in Cali ;)

    much love,


    • Emily
      Oct 05, 2011 @ 10:25 am

      YES! :)


  3. Lindsay @ biking before bed
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    Thanks for putting a bunch of delicious recipes in one spot! I hope the move is going well.


  4. Michelle @ Oats n' Bows
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    Thanks for posting this!! I’m totally booking marking it… and tweeting it :) Good luck with your move!


  5. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    Thank you so much for including my pumpkin pie trifles! I hope your move is going well and that you are enjoying the trip!! I can’t wait to check out these other amazing recipes!!


  6. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    I’m looking forward to making Shepherd’s Pie again. :) I love that stuff! Hope the drive is going well!


  7. Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    I need that brown butter roasted cauliflower and that French onion soup in my life NOW! Great list :-D


  8. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    I opened my first can of pumpkin today. I think I heard angels singing. :)


  9. Rachel
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Welcome to fall in CA. I’ve lived here most of my life and experienced fall in the Rocky Mountains and East coast. I promise it’s not so bad here : )
    I consider molasses cookies or any kind of ginger/spice cookie to be a fall food and I’m really looking forward to making some!


    • Emily
      Oct 07, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

      I’m excited for fall in CA – just not sure what it will be like – except for different from the Midwest! I feel like people get into fall no matter where you live or what the temperature is!


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