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Fall Recipes Roundup & Home Styling Decor Share

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Hello October!

And to all of you, too. Gosh, how I’ve missed y’all. With this new season, though, I am fired up and ready to get back to blogging regularly. Of course I have lots of new recipes to share and a little fall decor.

First I have to show you the cutest photo. Can you believe how big my grand littles are? And, since I last posted our family has grown by one. In May, we welcomed our fourth grandchild, Molly Renae Ziff.

Cooking kids in the kitchen, sharing recipe secrets
My grand little chefs: Mason (4), Dillon (4), and Makenna (3)
Photo Credit: Helena Wink, Producer’s Dairy

Fall Cooking

I love fall cooking. The summers are hot here, so I tend to avoid anything that heats up the kitchen – like using the oven. When October arrives, I am ready for soups and casseroles. So you can expect to see a lot of them in the next few months.

This Zuppa Toscana soup recipe is here on the blog
Zuppa Toscana

What are your favorite soups? My favorites are Zuppa Toscana, Lasagna Soup, Clam Chowder, and Chicken Posole. They make regular appearances in my meal plans throughout the fall, winter, and early spring. You guys know I love my one-pot meals.

My Chicken Posole Soup recipe is the best and easiest to make
Chicken Posole

Speaking of one pots, my love affair with the Instant Pot still burns hot (pun intended). It’s just as convenient as the slow cooker, but for different reasons.

The slow cooker is better suited for a meal that’s planned and you want to set and forget.

The Instant Pot is a multi-pot that’s versatile. It provides quicker prep and is ideal for last-minute “what are we having?” meals. It creates perfectly cooked soft or hard-boiled eggs, makes yogurt, tender, and juicy shredded chicken, and soups.

The Instant Pot is the best way to cook hardboiled eggs. See the recipe on the blog.
5-5-5 Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

Not to be overshadowed by soups, I am really looking forward to making casseroles again, too. Some of my favorites are Macaroni & Cheese, Mashed Potato Casserole, and Skillet Lasagna.

Mashed Potato Casserole recipe is a popular recipe. It's a one pot meal.
Mashed Potato Casserole

Fall Recipes

Here are some perfect, fall recipes to get you cooking:

New Fall Recipes to Share

Apple Crisp

Sourdough Stuffing

And A Little Decor

Of course I had to pay homage to my favorite month (and season!) by styling my dining room sideboard. It’s so fun coming up with new decor each year. This year, I found great decor choices from Target’s Dollar Spot, Hobby Lobby, and Home Goods.

Fall Home Decor Styling on a dining room sideboard
I just love this fall and autumn look!

If your love this style, too, see my list of sources below.

Coming Up…

Before we know it, the holidays will be here. I can’t wait to share some fun, new holiday recipes with you. Look for those in the coming weeks.

Already holiday shopping? Here’s my gift guide for the home chef: Gift Ideas for the Home Chef

Read about why I love October!

Have a beautiful day and make something special!

Sources for sideboard decor:


Here’s more decor with this home decor post.

Make a decorative garland swag with this DIY Fabric Garland!

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