October 27, 2022

Fall Favorites: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

The fall season is in full swing. As temperatures gradually grow cooler and days become shorter, the craving for cozy recipes grows stronger. Get in the autumn spirit with these recipes that just embody “pumpkin spice and everything nice”.

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As sad as it can be to see fresh summer fruits leave grocery store shelves, it is also exciting to be surrounded by warm and cozy autumn colors. Squash, pumpkins, pomegranates, cranberries, nuts, and more – fall offers a great variety of seasonal foods. When in season, it is a must to cook up something nice with these tasty, flavorful foods. Below you’ll find some of our fall favorites that don’t just taste amazing, but also give off that little, special something for this season. 

Cranberry Fall Harvest Salad

This salad is bursting with all the bountiful produce that fall has to offer. It’s made with fresh greens as well as savory, tender pumpkin chunks. The colorful dish is then topped with tart, dried U.S. cranberries and a sprinkle of crunchy pecans.

Tossed in a simple tarragon vinaigrette, this flavorful combination makes a perfect side dish or even a main course for autumn. Don’t shy away from adding your own favorite toppings of the seasons and enjoy!

Homemade Spiced Apple Cider

This simple, homemade apple cider, made with fresh Washington apples, is packed with just enough warming spices to have your home smelling delicious and your taste buds on cloud nine. 

The hot drink is all about sweet and tart apples, succulent oranges, and aromatic cinnamon sticks. The joy doesn’t have to end there. With this recipe you will get both delicious apple cider and sweet applesauce!

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

This hearty and healthy soup recipe is made with U.S. grown wild rice and can be made perfectly in your Instant Pot! Packed with plenty of fresh veggies and a little sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan, this creamy and comforting soup is the perfect meal for those cozy fall evenings, all while being super easy to recreate.

Pumpkin, Gorgonzola and California Prunes Baked Risotto

Looking for a creamy, autumnal risotto recipe and love California Prunes? While the Prunes are strong enough to hold up to the cheese and pumpkin in this Risotto, they also highlight the flavors of the other ingredients. This healthy dish will warm you up while also making for great leftovers!

Classic Texas Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a long-standing tradition in the United States, originating in the southern states of the country. Although it is traditionally served on holidays like Thanksgiving, it makes an excellent dessert throughout fall, especially since pecans are in season that time of year. This crunchy, sweet pie recipe from the Texas Department of Agriculture boasts a crust of crumbly dough filled with tasty pecan halves suspended in a silky, sweet blend of eggs, butter, and sweet corn syrup. Serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and enjoy!

The Ultimate Spicy Beef Pie

This beef pie is both original and quite different from others due to its spicy touch. Made with U.S. beef and black beans, it even contains two healthy sources of protein, making it a highly nutritious dish. This mouthwatering savory pie is perfect for a lunch with family or friends as it is super easy to make ahead of time. If you’re not used to spicy food, no worries. Just take it easy on the spices.