Right at this moment, you could be curled up in blankets watching the sun come up on your back porch. You’re eating the raspberry scone you made last night with a homemade pumpkin spice latte (yes, you can.) Let’s embrace Autumn with its changing colours, thick sweaters, fresh air, and cozy recipes!
We’re at the time of year when you look at the forecast and do a double-take. Many of us are used to seeing that little sun symbol repeating, but we can’t count on our shorts getting us through the day anymore. It’s officially sweater weather.
The change from summer to fall can be tough. We look back on summer and reminisce on our sun-kissed days spent with family and friends. Hopefully, we’ve made the most of it. It’s useless looking back and wishing we had done more to take advantage of these laid-back days; it certainly makes the transition harder.
Taking advantage of seasonal activities is key! It helps us live in the present moment and minimize regrets. So take a moment and think about your favourite things to do in autumn — since you’re reading this, it’s likely that one of those things is cooking and baking.
5 Fall Recipes to Get You Excited!
So let’s get into it! Here are five recipes to try this autumn that will help you get that cozy, bundled-up feeling.
These scones are famous. It’s a recipe from Newfoundland that references a particularly memorable scone from Jasper, Alberta. The effort you put in here makes it taste that much better. Do yourself a favour and get baking, already!
Every fall recipe list needs soup and squash. The recipe uses simple ingredients to make the flavour of the butternut squash pop and it makes a creamy, irresistible bowl of goodness.
It’s a mouthful, in both senses. This recipe has a mesmerizing instructional video (see timestamp 0:50) that is so fun to replicate. It’s like the scones; the more effort you put in, the more conscious you are of what you’re eating (which makes it more rewarding).
This is the perfect time to call your friends over and make the best pumpkin spice latte around. It’s an event in itself! Call it a Pumpkin Spice Social and catch up on the news!
Spinach artichoke dip lovers: You can now make your favourite dip in the form of a casserole! That’s right, eat it by the spoonful as your main dish and send your taste buds to their higher place. It’s glorious.
Now that you have some ideas, let’s get started! Make your ingredient list and get carried away by the spices and smells. Which recipe will you try first?