Walnuts cling to their bare branches... the leaves have all but flown away. It's definitely fall around here. Although the thermometer appears to be confused by the ups and downs of these transitional day, the trees know it's October.
So does my home: mums and pumpkins outside... baking and souping inside. I've finally embraced the autumn... bring it on!
Yesterday was a sweet and mellow kind of Sunday, so I pulled out my slow-cooker for the first stew of the season. I tried out this recipe and know it will be on repeat as the days grow cooler. Pumpkin bread was baked (recipe), and as soon as it disappears I'll whip up my grandma's apple cake.
Oh, that cake! I love that it has become such a favorite for many of you, too! Is your kitchen calling to you also? Here are the things you know I'll be making soon:
-my grandma's one bowl apple cake
-mini fall galettes: apple and pear
-pumpkin chipotle flan
-spicy sister stew
-caramelized fall topping
I'm in the mood for some fresh ideas. If you have a tried and true harvest fave, please share it with all of us in the comments. I'm especially seeking your savory ones...