As you may have noticed, I’m slowly transitioning to fall here on Inspired by Charm. (Don’t worry though, I’m still enjoying summer and will be sad to see it go.) Last week I highlighted IBC fall home decor ideas and DIY projects to inspire you as you get ready for the change of seasons. Today I’m back, as promised, to share some of my favorite fall recipes.
Though I enjoy cooking and baking any time of the year, there’s something especially wonderful about fall baking. Fall welcomes pumpkins, apples, and cozy spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Given my love for these things, it’s no wonder I relish autumn. And while I have dozens of fall-inspired recipes, below are of few of my favorites. I’ve included your favorites as well, based on which recipes have garnered the most views here on IBC. I hope you enjoy this flavorful walk down memory lane and pick up a few ideas for your own cooking and baking.
You can click on any of the photos or links in the mint green color for more photos and information.
Sidenote: Selecting recipes was extremely difficult. I initially chose more than 25 and narrowed it down to these 13(ish). For more recipes, check out the IBC archives here.
Let’s start with Fall Cookie Week standouts. (Yes, Fall Cookie Week will be back the third week in September. Stay tuned!) These Frosted Pumpkin Cookies may be an all-time favorite. A soft cookie with a cream frosting. Perfection.
My Soft-Baked Butterscotch Cookies were also a huge hit. I didn’t expect to like them so much, but I couldn’t get enough. I’ve already had requests from my family to make these cookies again for the holidays.
Also, I have to give a little love to these Caramel Apple Butter Snickerdoodles. Who wouldn’t enjoy a cookie with a caramel interior?
You’ve probably noticed that I don’t do a ton of savory dishes, but when I do, I try to do them right. Case in point: these single servings of Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie. Talk about comfort food.
I will also be making this Fall Harvest Pasta Salad again this year. I was so pleased with how it turned out. The flavor combination is out of this world.
If you’re a mac and cheese fanatic and enjoy savory pumpkin dishes, then this Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with bacon is for you. It’s the perfect fall side.
When it comes to picture perfect (and delicious), these apple-inspired cheese balls will impress your guests every time.
Given my sweet tooth, I’ve shared a lot of desserts here on IBC. This Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread is easily one of the most popular. Not only is it simple to make, it’s crazy delicious.
If you want something a little fancier, try this Pumpkin Tiramisu. It’s a seasonal take on the classic dessert. I dished mine up in single servings, but you could make a larger pan if you’d like.
Need an autumn brunch or breakfast treat? These Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are a winner. Again, this is another super popular recipe on the blog.
Finally, this list wouldn’t be complete without a round or two of cocktails. Right? This Caramel Apple Martini, which I shared back in 2014, is still a favorite of mine and yours. To make it, you only need three ingredients…and some caramel sauce of course. (I also made a creamy version which you can find here.)
Need something warm to serve on cooler fall days? This Mulled Wine is guaranteed to please!
And I can’t forget my Salted Caramel White Russians. Anytime I share this on social media, the comments, likes, and shares abound. Lots of folks seem to adore this cocktail, and so do I!
Wow. That’s a lot of tasty fall goodness, don’t you think? Have you tried any of these recipes? Which one is your favorite? Are there any that you MUST add to your fall cooking/baking cocktail-making list?