Fabulous Fall Foods

We’ve been on a kick of hearty, fall food around our house lately and I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes with you all today.  Let’s start with the best part of any meal:  dessert.

Pumpkin roll.  One of my favorite fall desserts.  I use this recipe, but there are a ton of great ones out there.  This week I made a pumpkin roll for our small group.

Yes, our small group meets tonight and, yes, I’ve already had a slice.  I wouldn’t want to serve them a bad batch of dessert though so I had to taste test it.  I’m a giver, folks:)

Next up, apple pie.  Nothing says fall like a warm apple pie {with a delicious scoop of ice cream on the side, of course}.  I use my grandma’s recipe which is a family favorite.  I made my first one of the season over the weekend when Mike and I had our own little family fall festival and we’ve been munching on it all week.  It’s absolutely delicious.


apple pie

I have more pumpkin to work with over the weekend so I think we’re going to attempt some chocolate chip pumpkin muffins using a recipe Mike got from work, but here are some other drool-worthy pumpkin desserts:

Pumpkin bread with pumpkin buttercream icing

Pumpkin crunch cake

Pumpkin and cream cheese bread

And I know this may sound strange to some of you {and it doesn’t fall into the dessert category, but sticks with the pumpkin theme}, but I think it sounds delish.

Pumpkin Sausage Pasta

I stayed in New Zealand for about three months in college to student teach and they used pumpkin in lots of main dishes, side dishes, and soup very often.  Maybe similar to how we use potatoes, and I fell in love with it.  This recipe reminds me of my second family there:)

Ok, onto more main meals.

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells.  This is a yummy, filling meal.  The original recipe doesn’t call for any pasta sauce, but the first time I made this I thought it needed a little something more to give it a juiciness and keep it from getting dry so I tweaked it and drizzled the shells with some pasta sauce {which I highly recommend!}, then topped with the Parmesan and baked it for 20 minutes.  It is seriously yummy.

Chicken and Dumplings.  The recipe calls for a deep fryer chicken, but I just cooked and used chicken breasts and it was wonderful and it’s really easy!  It’s on the menu this week:)

I may have mentioned this chicken, bacon mac and cheese before, but it is seriously delish.  Comfort food at its finest {yet, surprisingly not too bad for you}.

Chili is obviously a fall staple and this one is great.  I made a massive pot over the weekend and we took down a good portion of it and froze the rest.  I didn’t realize when I first wrote down the recipe but there aren’t any beans in this chili.  For a non-bean lover like myself, this was the perfect chili.

Ok, your turn!  What are some of your favorite fall comfort foods?  We’re always looking to try something new!


  1. Kay Dougherty says:

    Could you post your grandma`s apple pie recipe? Who is this Grandma? haha my sister?? thank you so much! Kay

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