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Fall and Winter Recipes

Fall and winter bring a chance for endless snuggling, as a blanket wraps around you and that bowl of spicy noodle soup. The winter months leave you time to embrace the kitchen. To stir chili all day long. To let your house warm, with the oven roar rivaling the fireplace. To pile on the sweaters and enjoy the holiday pie. And to sip on something both hot and boozy, in the comfort of your couch.

Enjoy the cold.

APPETIZERS AND SOUPS

Bacon Potato Soup
Pork + Spuds = Crazy Delicious.

Cucumber Apple Gazpacho
You’ll like your soup green.

Curried Sunshine Soup
Roast, then blend, for a silky base.

Curry Cauliflower and Coconut Milk Soup
Black beans with coconut milk? Yup.

Curry Pumpkin Soup
Add nutmeg, but leave out the sugar for this savory soup.

Garlic Sage Broth for Sick Folks
It’s not apples, but garlic sage that keeps the, oh you know.

Chipotle Chili
Nothing authentic, just tons of beans and heat.

Kuri Squash Soup
That orangey-red thing that look something like a mini-pumpkin with gross, rough edges, is actually delicious.

Ricotta, Parsnip and Sweet Potato Pita Pizzas
Just a hint of cheese is all you’ll need with pureed parsnips.

Skyline Chili Dip
Thank you, Cincinnati Bengals fans.

Squash and Rutabaga Soup
Fuck it. Sometimes you just add cream cheese.

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Tofu Tom Yom Noodle Soup
Mind the lemongrass.

 

APPLES

Apples and Chickpeas with Apple Cider
Just how you (may?) like it: sweet and vegan.

Apple and Rice Stuffed Pumpkin with Yogurt Sauce
This should keep you full for a few days.

Cucumber Apple Gazpacho
You’ll like your soup green.

Gado Gado
Click to find out.

Kimchi and Apple Brats
Apples can  survive a slow cooker. Really.

Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwich
Not just for the kiddies.

 

BROCCOLI, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CABBAGE AND CAULIFLOWER

Acorn Squash and Leek Muffins
Eggs, matzoh meal and cream cheese firm up these treats. (And there’s some cabbage in there!)

Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower with Orzo and Arugula, Cream Cheese, Lemon Sauce
Surprise: Brussels can be awesome when boiled.

Coleslaw for Skinny People
And when we say skinny we mean full of bacon.

Curry Cauliflower and Coconut Milk Soup
Black beans with coconut milk? Yup.

Curried Parsley Sauce with Brussel Sprouts and Potato
Food porn is a browned sprout.

Indian-Spiced Potato and Cabbage Hash
Hash: not just for the Irish.

Parsnip, Sweet Potato and Cabbage Couscous Salad
In all seriousness, this is a party pleaser.

Purple Cauliflower with Tahini and Feta
Wanna scare the kids? Show them purple cauliflower.

Red Cabbage and Roasted Cashew Salad
Take the time to pan roast your own cashews.

Roasted Broccoli with Chickpea and Wheat Berry Salad
Hearty grains make all the difference.

Roasted Cauliflower with Grains and White Wine Cream Sauce
Our case for a “healthy” cream sauce.

Tiger Eye Beans with Chipotle Cabbage
Garnish this with <gasp> raw cabbage.

 

POTATOES

Aloo Jeera (Potato Masala)
So simple you’ll be embarrassed. And delighted.

Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skin Gnocchi
A bar food classic, converted into fancy food

Bacon Potato Soup
Pork + Spuds = Crazy Delicious.

Curried Parsley Sauce with Brussels Sprouts and Potato
Food porn is a browned sprout.

Mashed Potato Latkes
You’ll never make grated latkes again.

Mashers, Kale and Yolk
Don’t feel too guilty, there’s some greens in there.

Poutine Potato Skins
Canada’s amazing guilty pleasure becomes a super snack.

ROOT VEGETABLES

Carrot Fries
Serve with blueberry ketchup.

Cilantro Carrot Salad
A light and fresh side…for something fried.

Parsnip, Sweet Potato and Cabbage Couscous Salad
In all seriousness, this is a party pleaser.

Ricotta, Parsnip and Sweet Potato Pita Pizzas
Just a hint of cheese is all you’ll need with pureed parsnips.

Squash and Rutabaga Soup
Fuck it. Sometimes you just add cream cheese.

 

SQUASHES

Apple and Rice Stuffed Pumpkin with Yogurt Sauce
This should keep you full for a few days.

Curry Pumpkin Soup
Add nutmeg, but leave out the sugar for this savory soup.

Acorn Squash and Leek Muffins
Eggs, matzoh meal and cream cheese firm up these treats.

Acorn Squash Frittata
Summer squash doesn’t get all the eggy fun.

Butter and Squash Puree with Noodles
Squash helps create an ultra-thick sauce.

Butternut Cranberry Cilantro Spring Rolls
There’s more to egg rolls than Asian flavors.

Curried Sunshine Soup
Roast, then blend, for a silky base.

Kuri Squash Soup
That orangey-red thing that look something like a mini-pumpkin with gross, rough edges, is actually delicious.

Squash and Rutabaga Soup
Fuck it. Sometimes you just add cream cheese.

Ginger-Gorgonzola Acorn Squash
Cheese and ginger? Sure, it’s cold out. What else do you have on the agenda?

Smoky Chipotle-Vegetable Tacos
Yes, you can put pumpkin in your tacos.

Spaghetti Squash Tacos
Add crunch through strands of pretend pasta.

Tom Yom Spaghetti Squash
Show that take-out Thai food who’s boss.

 

SWEET POTATOES

Parsnip, Sweet Potato and Cabbage Couscous Salad
In all seriousness, this is a party pleaser.

Sweet Potato Biscuits
Gloss with honey or top with a fried egg. Or both.

Sweet Potato, Arugula and Bulgur Wheat Salad
Caraway rye bread makes a guest appearance.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Add parm so you know it’s not dessert. 

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Tofu Tom Yom Noodle Soup
Mind the lemongrass.

 

DESSERTS

Apple Chutney Tarts
“As good as McDonald’s apple pies,” says husband.

Apple Sauce
Water, sugar, lemon, cinnamon, done.

Beer Float Poptail
A popsicle fit for football season.

Boozy Peppermint Bark
A festive twist on this holiday classic. By festive, we mean drunk.

Pumpkin Caramel Mousse Cake
Now we’re not saying you should ditch the pumpkin pie, but…

Pumpkin Pie in a Pumpkin
Turn your Halloween leftovers into Thanksgiving gold.

Samoas Holiday Bark
Everyone’s favorite girl scout cookie becomes a holiday treat

Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark
As amazing as its name is long.

DRINKS

Bourbon Butterscotch Latte
With that name, you should need no teaser.

Cafe Pacifico
Who says coffee and tequila don’t mix?

A Heated Affair
Imagine mulled wine, minus wine, plus tequila.

Homemade Hot Chocolate
Three words: worth the effort.

Hot Toddy
Fresh ginger and lemon add some tang to this warm drink.

Snow Cocktail
Who knew snow was so useful?

Spiced Caramel Apple
Apple cider, meet martini.

Spiced Cosmo
A girly cocktail n one should be embarrassed to order.

Sweet Potato Cashew Milkshake
It’s cold out. But you always want a seasonal milkshake.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. September 23, 2011

    i made lemon balm simple syrup from the garden and am looking forward to homemade winter hot toddies! thanks for posting this line-up, i’ve also got four acorn squash to tide me over the next few months and i’ve never really done anything but eat it with butter and syrup/brown sugar.

  2. September 23, 2011

    @erica – you must throw some curry/indian flavors on squash this winter. promise?

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