It's no secret that I love fall! This is my favorite season as the leaves start to turn, the weather starts to get chilly, and I can break out my collection of scarves and gloves that have been neglected for too long. Looking at some of the season's new cookbooks is equally enjoyable for me – the lovely roasts and stews on the covers, treat ideas to share on special occasions, and plenty of ideas to create new memories with the people you love. Here are a few recently purchased cookbooks to get your autumn groove on:
PURELY PUMPKIN: MORE THAN 100 WHOLESOME RECIPES TO SHARE, SAVOR, AND WARM YOUR KITCHEN
by Allison Day
This book definitely ushers in an excitement for all-things pumpkin! In Purely Pumpkin, blogger Allison Day celebrates the most famous vegetable of the season with savory and sweet recipes that take advantage of pumpkin’s many incarnations: pumpkin flesh, puree, seeds, spice, even pumpkin seed oil. Simply flipping through this book will warm your chilly fingers and have you wondering if the scent of cinnamon is in the air.
THE HUNGRY FAN'S GAME DAY COOKBOOK: 165 RECIPES FOR EATING, DRINKING, & WATCHING SPORTS
by Daina Falk
I don’t think we can talk about fall cookbooks without mentioning game-day treats and tailgating with friends. This book celebrates the art of feeding hungry sports fans from Wisconsin-style Fried Cheese Curds (go Packers!) to Chipotle Chicken Potato Skins. Daughter of legendary sports agent David Falk, Daina Falk presents more than 100 recipes as well as tips on planning menus, packing, along with fun facts and team trivia.
CARAMEL, CARAMEL & MORE CARAMEL!: SWEET AND SAVORY RECIPES FOR CREATIVE CARAMEL CUISINE
by Michal Moses and Ivana Nitzan
You may have been expecting the caramel-covered apples on the cover, but did you see the Salmon with Soy Caramel Sauce coming? This book covers it all, with fifty recipes covering caramel candies, bars, cakes, desserts, and even savory dishes. If you’ve ever been intimidated by creating your own caramel this book will walk you through the basics, and for more experienced caramel-makers, there are some truly inventive recipes that will make your mouth water.
BEST COBBLERS AND CRISPS EVER: NO-FAIL RECIPES FOR RUSTIC FRUIT DESSERTS
by Monica Sweeney
Take full advantage of all of those end-of-summer fruits and orchard offerings with this delicious book on cobblers and crisps. It even boasts a few pumpkin creations and sauce recipes that will have you glazing and whipping with the best of them. If the changing leaves outside have you craving a pie in the oven to fill your home with the smell of nutmeg and ginger, you can spend a fraction of the time instead and have a lovely crispy-topped cobbler to show for it!
MODERN POTLUCK: BEAUTIFUL FOOD TO SHARE
by Kristin Donnelly
Let’s face it – this is the season of potlucks. From holiday parties to office celebrations to elaborate weekend family dinners, we’re cooking for crowds these days. One thing that I love about this book is that it will help you to accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets that inevitably come up amongst large groups. This is also a gorgeous, pleasing book to flip through, and will reward you with extras like tips on event planning and packing food for travel. These extras are a real bonus, as it’s no fun to spend hours to prepare for guests only to mildly hate them when they finally arrive! Here you’ll find help to not only cook for the season, but to enjoy those moments with your loved ones more.