Fall is probably the most significant season on the cooking calendar. The change from the heat and fresh foods of summer is striking. We move from grilled steak and corn on the cob to comforting casseroles and warming foods. And the major holidays of the year begin in fall. Halloween and Thanksgiving demand special foods and menus.
The foods we buy in the supermarket change too. Berries are no longer in season, but peaches, squash, and dark leafy greens come into their own.
Cooking methods change as well. We bring our slow cookers out of storage, and start making more meals prepared on the stovetop and in the oven.
Welcome this new season with the best recipes and menus. Pull on a cozy sweater and enjoy your kitchen again.
Best Recipes and Menus for Fall
- Back to School
Of course, fall is when the new school year starts! Get the most useful tips, the easiest recipes, menus, and timely ideas to help your child have the best year ever.
- Breakfast Sandwiches
A sandwich for breakfast can be the perfect thing to grab as you run out the door. These recipes are so much better than fast food sandwiches, and so much better for you!
- Best Fall Chicken Recipes
Chicken is popular all year round, of course, but in the fall comforting casseroles using this tender meat are back on the rotation. Stronger flavors such as mustard and onion are featured.
- Top 10 Fall Pasta Recipes
Pasta is wonderful all year round, of course, but in the fall this inexpensive and delicious ingredient really shines. These wonderful recipes are super quick, easy, and so good.
- Best Fall Main Dish Salads
In the fall, of course, we still have warm days that call out for main dish salads. These make ahead recipes use the foods of fall to make delicious dinners.
- Meatloaf Recipes
Meatloaf is a classic recipe for colder weather. This much-maligned food can be delicious and trendy if made properly. Serve these easy and tasty recipes with pride.
- Apple Recipes
If you have never picked your own apples, this is the time to do it! Apple orchards are wonderful places to visit in the fall. Then use your bounty to make these classic recipes to enjoy.
- Chicken Casserole Recipes
Chicken casseroles are comforting, warming, easy to make, and can be made ahead of time. Yum.
- Skillet Meals
Bring out your saucepans and skillets to make these simple meals in minutes.
- Best Breakfast Recipes
In the summer, breakfast is usually something light and simple that you can eat quickly. In the fall, we need more substantial food in the morning to fuel us for the busy day ahead. These best recipes come to the rescue.
- Quick Breads
When school starts, all moms start thinking about the easiest ways to get breakfast going in a hurry. Quick breads are the answer. They can be eaten on the run, and everyone loves them.
- Halloween Recipes and Menus
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Make delicious and spooky recipes for family and friends and enjoy every bite.
- Best Casserole Recipes
Fall is the time to start using your oven again. These casserole recipes are easy to make, quick to make, and perfect for a cold and rainy fall evening.
- Crockpot Comfort Food Recipes
Your crockpot is one of the best ways to transition into fall. After a busy day at work or school, before the football game, you can dash home for a meal that is ready and waiting for you, all thanks to this wonderful appliance.
Have your best Thanksgiving dinner ever with these tips, tricks, recipes, and easy menus.