Culinary Inspiration

September is arguably one of the most beautiful months of the year, especially as the sun-soaked days of summer give way to fall. From Labor Day weekend to back-to-school week to the beginning of football season, there are so many great reasons to gather with friends and families to share fall food and fun. Here are just a few recipes that’ll help make this September one to remember.

Pumpkin Spice Everything

September is pumpkin season, and it seems no one can get enough pumpkin spice this time of year! Try whipping up Pumpkin Spiced Candied Walnuts by blogger, Rachel Cooks. They’re full of fall flavor staples we all love, including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Put them on your table for hungry guests to snack on during a football game or holiday party. If you’re looking for a dish that’s on the heartier side, our Pumpkin Walnut Sage Risotto is the one to beat. Although risotto may have an intimidating reputation, Pia Christo, our Pint-Size Chef, shows you just how easy it is to make. So easy a kid can do it!

Walnut and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Although pumpkin is one of the most popular flavors for fall, don’t forget about all the others that make this chilly season so special! Try incorporating flavors, such as maple, pomegranate, cranberry, and butternut squash into your holiday cooking. Jenny Shea Rawn’s Walnut and Cranberry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes make a unique and great tasting side dish and if you’re looking for the perfect fall dessert, these Walnut Maple Cookies created by Pastry Chef, Emily Luchetti, are a must-try!

Walnut Butters

Walnut butters are a great way to add nutrition and flavor to hearty fall recipes from dips to soups, sauces, smoothies and more. Did you know you can make walnut butter in less than 15 minutes with just a few ingredients? It’s true! Check out our favorite Walnut Butter recipes and learn how you can make everything from plain walnut butter to more adventurous flavors like Mexican Chocolate Walnut Butter or Walnut Butter with Apple Pie Spices.

Sliced Apples with a Greek Yogurt Walnut Caramel Dip

A Lighter Take on Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are a fall classic. Sliced Apples with Greek Yogurt Walnut Caramel Dip from food blogger, Jenny Shea Rawn, puts a new spin on this traditional treat, and makes for the perfect afternoon snack or after-school pick-me-up. The best part? You can whip them up in just ten minutes! If you’re looking for more fall flavors and recipes, click here for more cooking inspiration!
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