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Bohemian open concept kitchen design with stainless steel sink and chrome faucet, earthy olive green cabinets, moroccan tile backsplash, and fall festive decor.
Recipes: Cozy Autumn Foods for Chilly Nights
October 9, 2020

Autumn is the time of year when we plate up the dishes that remind us of home. From trips to the pumpkin patch and the apple orchard to cocoa at the big game, many of our cherished autumn memories merge family, food, and togetherness.

Those warm feelings and delicious flavors are exactly what we hoped to bring out in the recipes below. These simple autumn-inspired dishes feature harvest-fresh ingredients and bushels of flavor.

Autumn Menu

  • Roast Pumpkin and Feta Salad
  • Cornucopia Roast Chicken
  • Blooming Baked Apples

Let’s get started!

Stainless Steel workstation apron front farmhouse sink with wooden cutting board and stainless steel rolling grid, paired with an antique bronze industrial style faucet, inside of a modern kitchen with granite countertops.
Stainless Steel workstation apron front farmhouse sink with wooden cutting board and stainless steel rolling grid, paired with an antique bronze industrial style faucet, inside of a modern kitchen with granite countertops.
Delicious roasted pumpkin and fresh feta salad tossed in a light balsamic dressing, with toasted pine nuts for added crunch.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.recipetineats.com

Delicious roasted pumpkin and fresh feta salad tossed in a light balsamic dressing, with toasted pine nuts for added crunch.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.recipetineats.com

Roast Pumpkin and Feta Salad

Roast Pumpkin and Feta Salad

Cozy comfort food is the best! This simple salad is great for lunch or a dinner side dish, made with a delicious blend of fall veggies. Workstations sinks give extra space to cook and prep for all of your favorite dishes! Make lunch or dinner easier by prepping this autumn-inspired dish a day in advance!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb pumpkin (the inside part of the pumpkin)
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts
  • 6 oz baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cut the pumpkin into bite-sized cubes and toss them in oil, salt, and pepper. Bake them at 220C/430F for about 20 minutes. Flip them, and bake for another 10 minutes or until browned.

While the pumpkin is cooling, roast the pine nuts in a dry pan until slightly browned.

Plate the spinach and top with pumpkin cubes. Garnish with pine nuts and crumbled feta.

Serve with your favorite Balsamic-based salad dressing!

Simple pan roasted autumn veggies and chicken dinner with rosemary, thyme and garlic.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.juliasalbum.com

Simple pan roasted autumn veggies and chicken dinner with rosemary, thyme and garlic.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.juliasalbum.com

Cornucopia Roast Chicken

Cornucopia Roast Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts cut in half
  • 2 sliced apples
  • 4 chicken thighs (skin on)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 2 tbsp thyme

Directions:

Drizzle a baking sheet with 1 tbsp olive oil and cover it with the sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and apples. Put the chicken thighs on top and sprinkle the remaining oil, salt, pepper, garlic, and fresh herbs on top of everything. Remember to season both sides of the chicken.

Bake for 30 min. At 200C/400F and then immediately broil for another 5-10 minutes until the chicken skin is crispy.

Fresh Apples seasoned and baked with brown sugar, caramel and cinnamon, topped with luxurious caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.delish.com

Fresh Apples seasoned and baked with brown sugar, caramel and cinnamon, topped with luxurious caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.delish.com

Blooming Baked Apples

Blooming Baked Apples

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 apples
  • 8 caramel chews (cubes)
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Caramel sauce (can make with additional caramel chews)

Directions:

Cut off the top of each apple and remove the core with a knife or melon baller nearly to the base of the fruit. Use a pairing knife to cut two rings into the apple, creating onion-like layers. Next, turn the apple upside-down and make vertical cuts around it. The apple should be cut into petals, but each piece should remain connected to the base of the core.

Whisk the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and white sugar into a bowl to create a glaze.

Add two caramel chews to the core of each apple and carefully brush the petals with the glaze.

Bake at 190C/375F for about 30 minutes or until the apples are tender.

Serve hot topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.

Whether you’re building new memories or hoping to relive the nostalgia of home, these recipes will bring warmth and coziness to your table. And, they are absolutely perfect for getting into the feeling of fall without rushing into the decadence of the holiday season. Enjoy!

Sources:

https://www.recipetineats.com/roast-pumpkin-spinach-and-feta-salad/

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/219636/bbq-pork-stuffed-corn-muffins/

https://tasty.co/recipe/one-pan-autumn-chicken-roast

https://www.delish.com/uk/cooking/a32807624/bloomin-apples-recipe/