Photo: Jennifer Causey

Toss your pumpkin spice latte and enjoy the flavors of fall with these recipes. 

August 22, 2017

It's time to put your heirloom tomatoes and sweet summer corn away, because fall is coming. Seasonal changes are a breath of fresh air for cooks. Don't get us wrong, summer produce at the local farmers' market is to die for, but by late August we're ready for a change. The chilly months bring sweet squash and pumpkins, earthy parsnips and carrots, and of course fall afternoons of apple picking. We can't wait to slip a delicious pie into the oven or throw together tons of root veggies on a sheet pan and roast away. 

We'll definitely miss weekends by the pool, but we're ready for you, fall. Here are the fall flavors we just can't wait to try this season: 

Photo: Greg Dupree

Butternut Squash

Buy them pre cubed at the supermarket for a quick dinner or slice it up from scratch. We love tossing this veg into everything and anything in the fall. 

View Recipe: Steak Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Sweet Potatoes

We'll take sweet potatoes any way. Mash them, grate them, fry them, or bake them and we're showing up for dinner. 

View Recipe: Ham and Sweet Potato Hash

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Parsnips

We just recently fell in love with this lesser used fall vegetable, reminiscent of a sweeter, yet starchier carrot 

View Recipe: Pan Roasted Parsnips and Pears

Photo: Romulo Yanes

Pumpkin

Canned or fresh, this classic fall favorite ends up in your lattes, pies, soups, and side dishes. 

View Recipe: Pumpkin Soup with Almonds and Sage

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Acorn Squash

This less popular fall squash is the perfect vessel for stuffing your favorite fall flavors. It makes for a wonderful meatless dish and is hearty enough for everyone at the table. 

 View Recipe: Black-Eyed-Pea-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Brussels Sprouts

These all time favorite veggies are back to be roasted, stir fried, baked, and everything in between. 

View Recipe: Broiled Flat Iron Steak with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

Photo: Victor Protasio

Citrus

Everything seems a tad brighter with a lemon juice or an orange wedge squeezed over a salad. 

View Recipe: Seared Scallops with Bacon and Oranges

Apples

Whether you pick your own or just head to the grocery store, apples in the fall cannot be beat. Try them baked and topped with vanilla ice cream or include them in a savory dish for a little added sweetness. 

View Recipe: Skillet Apple Chicken Thighs

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Kale

It's finally the time of year for our favorite leafy green. Cook it down, bake it into chips, or serve it with your favorite dressing for a hearty dish you'll adore. 

View Recipe: Kale and Mushroom Quinoa with Romesco

Photo: Iain Bagwell

Pears

Say goodbye to the days of peaches and plums, and get excited about the hearty pear. We love slicing this crunchy fruit into salads or baking it away in a delectable tart. 

View Recipe: Pan-Seared Salmon with Pear and Walnut Spinach Salad

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Broccoli 

Make the most of broccoli's peak season by roasting it until it's charred or tossing it into a pasta dish for a little late night comfort. 

View Recipe: Broccoli and Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Cranberries

We plan to take this fruit way beyond Thanksgiving this season. 

View Recipe: White Balsamic and Rosemary Cranberry Sauce

Photo: Iain Bagwell

Beets

We love tossing beets in a salad with goat cheese or with a meatier lentil for sweetness and crazy color. 

View Recipe: Spinach, Beet, and Lentil Salad

Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Carrots

Perfect for a sweeter dish, roast or bake these babies for a fall treat you'll love. 

View Recipe: Nutty Carrot Flatbread