My Favorite Fall Recipes

Oh!  Apple Crisp! 

Autumn is settling in.  Autumn has settled in, and here I am ready to accept it.  I’m also ready to accept the fact that my days in the kitchen are about to dramatically increase (if you can believe that) as my cravings for apple crisp (lovelovelovelovelovelovelove), pumpkin cookies and cranberry treats become harder to ignore.  I’m less ready to embrace the way my jeans are tightening around my thighs… or maybe it’s my thighs growing inside my jeans.  Either way, the tightness and the sucking in of the tummy seems to be just a part of the season.

What are you up to in the kitchen these days?  Here’s some food for thought  Yes… I totally just said that. 

Mocha Hazelnut Marble Cake 

Mocha Hazelnut Marble Cake.  This cake was gorgeous, classy and utterly fine… until I tried to transport it in a fancy cake stand and got this glistening chocolate glaze exactly everywhere.  Everywhere.  Lesson learned. 

Ginger Chewies 

Sweet and soft Ginger Chewies.  Full of molasses attitude.  

Pear Spice Cake 

Spiced Pear Walnut Cake with a praline walnut glaze.  How about I just go ahead and make the glaze and then spoon it into my mouth… forget the cake.  This beauty is all about the glaze.

Cinnamon Spice Rolls 

Cinnamon Spice Buns.  The dough is spiced.  The filling is sugar and spice.  There’s butter and glaze.  Make this a part of your life please.

Rice Pudding 

Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding.  I ate the whole pot.  The whole pot.  By myself.  

Pizza for you face 

Pizza.  Homemade pizza.  Easy.  Not hard. Worth it’s weight in gold and precious stones.  

74 thoughts on “My Favorite Fall Recipes

  1. These look so incredibly delicious. I’m putting them all on my “to-make” list. I discovered your blog over the weekend and I’m so wildly glad I did. You’re absolutely inspiring — especially for an amateur baker like myself.

  2. Mmmm that spiced pear walnut cake looks amazing!

    Today I made pumpkin/oatmeal/blueberry muffins, pear crisp, and brussel sprout soup (OK that last one is way less exciting and delicious, but I had to use the sprouts up before they went bad!) – I actually forgot to put the butter into the muffins but they still turned out pretty good!

  3. These look delicious! I love autumn foods…they’re so rich and delicious! I’m a huge fan of apple and pumpkin and I’m definitely going to have to try the vanilla bean pudding. It looks remarkable! And my husband loves cinnamon rolls so those will be on our table soon too!

    And Joy….don’t worry about the jeans. :) Plenty of time to focus on that when it’s spring!

    1. ooh i wish i could forget about the jeans until spring… must attack jean problem before it gets out of hand! that’s the only thing that will get me up for spin class tomorrow morning!

      1. Okay, that’s fair. :) I prefer yoga over spinning, so more power to you! I just get frustrated with putting in that effort knowing the bike will go nowhere!

        I’m not sure where you’re located, but winter sports are also coming up! Personally, I love ice skating.

  4. Wow – what a drool fest! All the baked goods look absolutely scrumptious. Although with it almost 100 degrees here I think I am more in the mood for a nice big fruit salad or smoothie!

  5. I can’t wait to see when you make pumpkin cookies! Will you be sharing the recipe when you do? I’m obsessed with all things pumpkin and would love to make pumpkin cookies!

  6. Well these all look amazing. I am the same way with Fall baking- I’m trying to offset the sweets with taking long walks but who am I kidding? Congrats on your Foodbuzz win- you totally deserve it!!

  7. I absolutely adore the pictures and everything sounds so delicious. My fall favourite at the moment is homemade raisin bread and scones… i’ve been through cheddar-jalapeno, vanilla bean, triple chocolate and cranberry corn. scones and bread. a great way to start the cool season ;0) thanks for being so inspiring Joy. this blog rocks!

  8. Ooh, LOVING that vanilla bean rice pudding. LOVING.

    I too started sensing the shrinking jeans phenomenon and hence have decided to begin training for my first half marathon. Some might call it exercise bulimia, but I find it to be a healthy balance. Chocolate dipped coconut macaroons, here I come…

    1. up and off your butt! that’s a good way to go. thanks for the inspiration. i’m making myself get up for spin class tomorrow morning… no excuses. Tonight? I’m making brown rice rice pudding… that’s better, right!?

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