Friday, September 30, 2011

In the Kitchen: Fall Comfort Food

Happy Friday! I'm so ready for the weekend, how about you?! As the weather starts to cool down and the days begin to get shorter, it's been putting me in the in the mood to cook up some delicious homemade "comfort" food (diet? what diet?). I cook dinner just about every night for me and my husband to enjoy together. No matter how tired I am at the end of the day, I look forward to whipping up a delicious meal...sometimes I keep it simple (like grilled cheese & tomato soup), other nights I enjoy getting creative and trying out a new recipe. For me, cooking is another creative outlet and actually relaxes me after a busy work day. (I just hate the cleaning-up part, which my husband is pretty good about helping with ;). There are so many wonderful recipes for fall and I've rounded up a few I'd like to try out this season (my stomach is literally growling as I put this post together!). Enjoy and bon appetit! Have a great weekend. xoxo - Julie

"This fall salad balances earthy, tangy, sweet, and creamy flavors."

"Roasted sugar pumpkin is tossed with pasta and creamy cheese for a comforting main dish."

 [Fall Harvest Veggie Pizza]

"A Farmerie Fresh Dish for Fall."

[Roasted Fall Vegetables via Martha Stewart]
"With just salt, pepper, a bit of oil, and a hot oven, nearly every vegetable becomes sublime."

[Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup]

 [Cheddar-Cheese-and-Sage Biscuits via Martha Stewart]

[Hazelnut Creme Brulee Cupcakes]

[Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares]



  1. That all looks so good! I'm thinking I might make the pork chops with apples tonight.

  2. So yummy!! I love autumn recipes and i just happen to have pumkin in the fridge, i'm trying the rigatoni tomorrow!

  3. Looks delicious! I love fall food :) Thanks for the ideas!

  4. mmm... I pinned two of those to make next week.. the pumpkin is already in my kitchen so looks easy! have a great weekend!

  5. those porkchops and smashed potatoes look phenomenal! potatoes are my comfort food.

  6. Oh my lordy, that all looks divine. Can't wait to try one.

  7. ooh, i'm a vegetarian and i love that there are some amazing recipes that i would eat too, sans le boeuf! and can we talk about those desserts? ;) enjoy your weekend julie!

  8. I love all things pumpkin - you've inspired a baking day! :) Happy weekend!


  9. oh my gosh i made the mistake of reading this fabulous post as i was awaiting dinner. i love everything and i am trying that split pea this week for sure. yikes i am hungry! thanks for the post!

  10. Ok I'm drooling over here!

  11. yummy;love the presentation ,want to cook n eat immediately

  12. Yum!! Good finds Julie!



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