The kids are back in school, leaves are falling from the trees, the days are getting chillier – yes, autumn is back! And along with it, delicious fall recipes featuring pumpkins, apples, blackberries and spice. Here are 4 Awesome Autumnal Recipes to immerse your tastebuds in – along with the linky for #CookBlogShare Week 39…
Yay! Autumn is back!! I love this time of year…those crisp and chilly mornings, the vibrant colours on the trees, the harvest festival services, blackberrying with my kids (and making copious amounts of blackberry jam) and that wonderful anticipatory feeling of all the fun to come: birthdays (mine, my husband’s and my daughter’s), anniversaries (it will be our 15th wedding anniversary in November!), bonfire night and, of course, Christmas!
But best of all I love that comfort food is back on the table. I make no secret of the fact that comfort food is my ‘thing!’. This blog is chock full of comfort food galore – stews, roasts, curries, chillies, tagines, warming pasta dishes and more.
I also really rather like that ‘back to school’ feeling. I still remember well that excitement around new notebooks, pens, school uniform etc. And, though, I’m not at school any more – I still get that feeling. Partly because I have two children at primary school, and partly because after a relaxing summer with the kids working very much ‘part time’, I am properly ‘back to work’.
I’ve spent the last few weeks making plans for the next season on my two blogs and I am excited by all the plans and projects I have.
On Easy Peasy Foodie I’ve been planning my Christmas recipes, as well as which old Christmas recipes I want to re-shoot (I’ve got some truly awful photos on some truly great Christmas recipes which I NEED to redo, so they will hopefully get the page views they deserve!) and doing some back-end work to speed up my website so you can get my recipes even quicker (and also because that’s super important for SEO).
Meanwhile over on Productive Blogging I’ve been planning out my autumn/winter content as well as blogging about topics such as how to do keyword research, ways to overcome blogger’s block, and the best blogging tools to increase your productivity and traffic.
I’ve also shared my PB second guest post – this one written by the fabulous Mandy Mazliah (from Sneaky Veg and Cook Veggielicious) on the topic of how to get freelance blogging work – it’s well worth a read as Mandy has some fab tips!!
4 Awesome Autumnal Recipes
And so onto the recipes. This week it was the autumnal recipes that really caught my eye. Like I said above, I am a really autumnophile (is that a word? It should be!) and love all things autumn, but especially the food.
Last week’s linky, had a veritable abundance of autumnal deliciousness. From blackberries to apples, pumpkins to spice, I was spoilt for choice – so I went for the 4 recipes I most wanted to eat. This is what I chose…
Pumpkin and Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread
First up is this incredible looking (and sounding) Pumpkin and Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread from Jo at Jo’s kitchen larder. You really can’t get much more autumnal than pumpkins and cinnamon and I can just imagine how delicious this must taste…not to mention how amazing and autumn-y this must make your house smell whilst it’s baking!
Easy Baked Apples with Maple Pecans
Sticking with the autumn spice theme, next up we have these gorgeous Easy Baked Apples with Maple Pecans from Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes. Monika halves her apples, to make this recipe even easier, and tops them with a delicious mix of pecans, maple syrup, butter and cinnamon, before baking in the oven for a wonderfully decadent looking (but actually quite healthy) autumn dessert. Another one I just know would make the house smell amazing.
Blackberry and Coconut Traybake
Another fruit that is in season at this time of year are blackberries. I have a field behind my house that has enough blackberries on the hedges to keep a whole jam factory going, so I am always looking out for new ideas for blackberries. And this Blackberry and Coconut Traybake from Corina at Searching for Spice really caught my eye. I’m not sure I’ve ever tried to pair coconut and blackberry, but now I really want to try this delicious sounding combination! This recipe is inspired by a lovely book called ‘Foraging for Kids’ – and if you want to win a copy, Corina is currently hosting a giveaway of this fab sounding book – but hurry the giveaway finishes on 11/10/18.
Sweet Potato Curry
And finally, I couldn’t do an autumn roundup without including a proper comfort food recipe. And the one that really caught my eye was this delicious Sweet Potato Curry from Anna at Once Upon a Food Blog. This delicious curry is packed with warming spices as well as sweet potato, spinach and coconut milk – perfect warming hearty food for those chilly autumn (and winter!) evenings. And I love how Anna tops this curry with a sprinkle of roasted peanuts for added crunch – delicious!
#CookBlogShare Week 39
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions (maximum of 4, please).
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on one of the host’s posts and a minimum of 2 other posts linked up here, and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Jacqui @jacdotbee and Monika @MonikasRecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Need some help on Instagram? You and me both…so let’s help each other! Whenever you post to Instagram, use the #CookBlogShare hashtag, then quickly hop over to the #CookBlogShare feed, liking as many as you can and commenting on any that particularly catch your eye. Not a big job at all, but if we all do it, it would make a BIG difference!!
I will comment on a selection of my favourite posts this week and pin them to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
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Just to remind you, by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Next week #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy 🙂
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