As we accept and embrace the change from summer to autumn, you might start thinking about matching your recipes to the shift in season. You might be thinking about replacing your bright and juicy fruits with bold and hearty vegetables, including sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and squash. Pull out your fuzzy socks and get your North Brunswick apartment’s menu ready for fall!

  1. All-Pumpkin Everything

It’s not fall without pumpkin-inspired recipes, right? From pies and cakes to toasted seeds, pumpkin is the unofficial ingredient for fall. Stay in tradition with classic recipes or get creative with unique twists with seasoning substitutions or different methods. This is how you get creative!

  1. Apple of Your Eye

The other unofficial autumn staple? Apples! Skip the apple pie and try something totally different this year with an apple-molasses upside-down cake. Or try your hand at your own apple cider doughnuts or a unique vanilla-bourbon applesauce. The options are endless!

  1. Sweet Potato Overload!

Another autumn staple ingredient, the sweet potato is in full season, so take advantage! Make it the star of the show by simply enhancing it with hot honey or mix it with several other complementary flavors like carrots, chorizo, or eggplant! Or when it doubt, simply mash and serve!

  1. Stew Over It

Fall and soups go practically hand-in-hand, so what better time to try something new and in season? Try your hand at a delightful split pea soup, or finally give that ramen recipe that you’ve been eying a try.

  1. Gnocchi Away

Gnocchi is another must-have ingredient for the fall, and luckily, these delicious ingredients are highly versatile, allowing you to get creative! Mix them together with just butter, parmesan, and sage for a simple yet satisfying meal. Or if you’re feeling bold and creative, mix the gnocchi with all different kinds of broths and seasonings to really showcase this popular ingredient!

  1. Stick to the Classics

Listen, we love the basics for a reason, right? So why stray? Pull out Grandma’s ziti recipe for that satisfying, full-belly feeling or pick a particularly cool evening to give into your classic mac-and-cheese craving. When have casseroles ever disappointed anyway?

Fall is the perfect time to stay inside your North Brunswick apartment and cook up some deliciously comforting foods. Make sure to take advantage of the season’s bounty and highlight the harvest in your new menu.