With Fall officially upon us in just a few days, I’m having a hard time letting go of summer. It seems like just yesterday I was poolside, attempting to fend off a sunburn and army of bees interested in my ice cold lemonade. But the leaves of our birch tree are slowly fading to red and the morning air is host to an unfamiliar touch of chilliness so I can’t deny reality any longer.
If you’re like me and need a little extra push to get you ready for the new season, try my go-to method of conversion–FOOD. As they say, the best way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through their stomach, so let’s embrace the changing seasons with these 5 autumn-inspired recipes. So here are 5 fall recipes for you to try this 2017!
Recipe and Image by Domestically Blissful
You can’t have a fall themed recipe list without apple cider! These apple cider floats are the perfect dish to ease you into fall with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg mixed in with the bubbly goodness of sparkling apple cider. Enjoy a glass or two on one of the few warm days we have left.
Recipe and Image by Bite Me More
This could be the perfect breakfast combination to ever grace a plate (eggs and bacon aside). Eating a light and fluffy waffle infused with the flavors of pumpkin pie and topped with a drizzle of maple syrup guarantees you wake up on the right side of the bed.
Recipe and Image by Creme de la Crumb
Does this even need an introduction? Apples + oatmeal + cinnamon + vanilla ice cream= heaven in your mouth. This recipe is also the perfect way to use up the mountain of apples you came home after your last trip to the orchard–a quintessential fall activity.
Recipe and Image from Cooking Classy
Eat healthily and have happy taste buds with this dish. Butternut squash, apples, cranberries, and Brussels sprouts melt in your mouth thanks to a dash of cinnamon and smattering of pecans. These veggies are so good even the kids will ask for more.
Recipe and Image by Taylor Bradford
This recipe goes beyond the basic fall ingredients by utilizing the red-headed stepchild of this season’s flavors–cranberry. Combined with nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and hints of orange, this spiced cranberry sangria will leave you wondering why you ever missed summer.