When I think of fall recipes, I think of apples and pumpkins and lots of soups and stews. I love cooking in the fall season, when it's okay to heat up the house with the oven and apples are covering every surface in the house.
Okay, not really, but they are plentiful during the fall, right? I love to eat produce in season because it just tastes so much better.
So anyway, it is hard to please the palate of my picky eater, but these 11 recipes work most of the time.
Here are some of our favorites for now and the next couple of months:
- Apple ring pancakes - This is one of my favorites. Imagine an apple ring filled up with pancake batter and then cooked. Yes, that. It's pretty much dessert for breakfast.
- Baked apple pecan pancakes - This is another dessert on a plate thing. It's a 9×13 pan-sized pancake full of diced apples and pecans. I like to serve it with eggs or sausage for a more filling meal.
- Wormy apple snack - This isn't a recipe so much as instructions for an awesome snack that your kids will love.
- BBQ Beef Muffin Cups - These are so easy to make, and both of my kids love them. They're essentially biscuits stuffed with a BBQ beef mixture. They're a little sweet and so so good.
- Corn Mini Pies - These are similar to the BBQ Beef Muffin Cups above. They are refrigerated biscuits stuffed with a cream cheese, chicken, and corn mixture. My kids will eat them for days, so we always make a double batch.
- Cheeseburger Soup - This soup originally appeared in Taste of Home magazine. It's like the thickest, richest, slightly spicy cheese soup paired with hamburger and potatoes. My kids ask for it about once a week.
- Cheesy Cauliflower Soup - Cheese is a theme for us because our kids love it, and they will eat a lot of things disguised with it. This soup has a base of cauliflower, but because it is purÃ©ed, they would never know. It's just full of cheesy goodness.
- Cheesy Vegetable Soup - I have to be honest and admit that my picky eater won't go near this soup, but my younger daughter loves it, so I thought I'd throw it in anyway. It's basically a cheesy base with assorted veggies thrown in. I like it a lot.
- Chili, which my younger daughter calls Black Bean Soup - My younger daughter goes crazy for black bean soup. This is a very simple and easy recipe without too much spice.
- Baked ziti - You absolutely can't go wrong with noodles, cheese, and tomato sauce. This is a very cheesy recipe. (I bet you wouldn't have guessed that from the above, would you??)
- Homemade Cracker Jacks - I threw this in just for good measure. Homemade Cracker Jacks are super fun to make and eat, and they are always a big hit.