Re-energize Your Cooking with Some Fresh Fall Flavors

The onset of fall is worthy of celebration for many reasons. The weather is finally cooling, accessorizing with scarves can be justified again, and you’re probably already beginning to plan for Halloween festivities.

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Herald the new season by embracing quintessential fall flavors and taking advantage of special ingredients that are only around this time of year. The five fall recipes below will help your go-to recipe stash easily transition into October.

1. Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots, Parsnips, and Chickpeas

Parsnips are a root vegetable that come in season during the fall. This under-appreciated ingredient matches carrots in shape, creating a visually appealing dish with lots of yummy, roasted flavor.

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Recipe courtesy of The Kitchn

2. Roasted Butternut Squash, Rosemary, and Garlic Lasagna

This autumnal twist on an Italian staple should definitely be in your recipe collection. The rosemary here adds extra fall flavor, conjuring cravings for Thanksgiving stuffing a couple of months early.

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Recipe courtesy of Epicurious

3. Brussel Sprouts Breakfast Hash

Bring some innovation to your breakfast routine, (we know that avocado toast is getting tired), with this yummy, nutrient-rich hash. Ease your morning routine a bit by whipping up the hash on Sunday evening and keeping it in the fridge for the week. All you need to do is fry or poach an egg in the morning and you’ve got a super-filling breakfast.
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Recipe courtesy of How Sweet It Is

4. Pan-Seared Sausage with Lady Apples and Watercress

This deceivingly simple recipe includes fresh watercress to counteract the richness of Italian sausage and the sweetness of cooked apples. Who doesn’t love a one-pan dish that’ll re-energize dinner.

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Recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit

5. Cranberry Apple Upside-Down Cake

Such a fun and delicious way to mix-up a dessert classic. Pineapple upside-down cake is universally loved, despite its simplicity, and this remake will impress with its fun flavor combo. Consider bringing this to the next fall party you attend or even a family Thanksgiving celebration. It’ll surely be a welcome reprieve from the onslaught of pumpkin we face this time of year.

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Recipe courtesy of Sally’s Baking Addiction