October has arrived and fall is fully underway: The days are getting shorter, pumpkin lattes are back on the menu, and -- most importantly -- we’re finally ready to light up the stove and fire up the oven. This month you craved spice (both sweet and savory) and looked for hearty food to help you prepare for hibernation. You also showed a lot of love to a variety of baked goods and vegetable dishes that highlighted seasonal flavors and produce. If a recipe involved kale, pumpkin, or apples, you were on board.
These recipes will get you ready for the influx of holiday fare (think pies, shortbreads, and roasted meat) and help you transition back to cool weather cooking.
Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds by Sarah Jampel
Spicy, Peanutty Udon with Kale by Laura
Bulk Bin Snack Bars by Kendra Vaculin
Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese by Merrill Stubbs
Heidi Swanson's Pan-Fried Giant White Beans with Kale by Genius Recipes
Cauliflower Patties by cucina di mammina
Russian Honey Cake by Vicky | Things I Made Today
Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Chickpeas by divasparkle
Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies by drbabs
Quinoa Salad with Hazelnuts, Apple, and Dried Cranberries by darksideofthespoon