12 Favorite Fall Recipes

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Fall is my absolute favorite season. Some like summer, some like spring – heck, I know peeps who adore the winter. Me – I’m a fall gal. The boots, the cozy sweaters, the leaves changing, tailgating and comfort food favorites, pumpkin and apple recipes everywhere – it’s something I look forward to every year. Granted my birthday is in the fall as well – that might play a role in my adoration of the season but I tend to look at it as a new beginning. Things change, spring/summer wardrobes get stored away while the fall/winter favorites come out of their hiding spots in the attic and closets. Pantries are updated for the upcoming winter and the holiday preparations begin – whether it’s for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas – it’s a period of change.

Now – before I wax on and on about my favorite things *cue the Sound of Music soundtrack* I’m really here to talk about some of my Favorite Fall Recipes. I love the flavors of fall – both in entertaining and in the day to day and if I can incorporate them in some of my favorite dishes – whether it’s for game day soirees, whipping up a comforting classic for the fam or doing a little holiday prep, here are 12 of my Favorite Fall Recipes to give you a little Fall Foodie Inspiration.

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Waffle Cravings Call For Roasted Pear And Apple Syrup and Aunt Jemima Waffles #4MoreWaffles #Shop #CBias

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Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles are drizzled with the flavors of fall – Roasted Pear and Apple Syrup.  This easy to whip up breakfast is good for those busy mornings – added bonus – the fruit compote syrup can be made the night before!

Roasted Pear and Apple Syrup | Cooking In Stilettos

There is nothing like a waffle, hot, toasty and drizzled with syrup to start the day.  However, what about those days that you don’t want to rifle through the back of the cupboards to drag out the waffle iron and making a batter that has to rest for a half hour or more.  My freezer has a tried and true solution to help me on those mornings when those waffle cravings hit hard – Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffles.

When stocking up my pantry, I searched my local grocery stores and noticed that my local Shoprite had a deal on the Aunt Jemima Frozen Waffle 14 packs – their original 10 pack now has four more waffles – yes #4MoreWaffles.  Added bonus – the pack is resealable which means no freezer burn and they stay fresh longer – win win!  My local ShopRite has their freezer/dairy products in one entire section of the store and you can’t miss it (or feel it – there’s a chill in the air in that section). After getting all of the other shopping essentials, I headed to the frozen section, picked up the waffles right before checkout and everything was still chilly when I got home.

Heading to ShopRite for Aunt Jemima Waffles … 

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Shopping In Stilettos – Steals and Deals Edition

There are some amazing sales going on at some of my favorite stores, including the much anticipated Friends and Family Sale at both Kate Spade AND Saks so I think some shopping might be on the agenda this weekend. Added bonus, Sur La Table is having an Anniversary Sale so I’ll have to spend some quality time at the King of Prussia location to see what I can find for holiday entertaining. Plus – who knows, they might have a good cooking class or two that I might need to sign up for. Yes, my wallet will be weeping a bit come Monday but, in my opinion, a little retail therapy (even virtual) is good for the soul.

Here are some of my fave finds!

Shopping In Stilettos - Steals and Deals Edition


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French Onion Burgers with Gruyere Cheese Sauce – Perfect for Tailgating #CookdRightTailgating

This is a sponsored post.  My opinions are my own.

French Onion Burgers with Gruyere Cheese Sauce | Cooking In Stilettos

 I’m of the opinion that sometimes you just need an epic burger to watch the game with and these French Onion Burgers with Gruyere Cheese Sauce are the ultimate “must make” tailgate recipe for the next game.

Here’s the problem I have when making burgers for a crowd – personally, I tend to like my burger medium rare as do some of my friends.  Others like it medium to well done and a couple like it “charred like a hockey puck” and, when you are using an indoor grill pan, I’ve found that sometimes you need a little help when to tell the burger is “just right.”  I tend to over think cooking sometimes and I’m always worried if it is cooked to the right temp.  Don’t even get me started on my confusion on how to tell if meat is okay – I get a bit paranoid about that.

Recently, I received some  Cook’d Right™ Sensors that helped me with my Goldilocks-eque burger temp situation.  Check out these lovelies:

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Spiced Cherry Cranberry Chutney – Not Just For The Holidays

  Spiced Cherry Cranberry Chutney | Cooking In Stilettos

One of my favorite parts of the holiday meals are the leftovers.  To me, there is nothing like a fab turkey or ham sandwich with a bit of cranberry relish to accent it.  I have a fave store-bought Cranberry Orange Apple relish that I keep stocked in the pantry for those sandwich “emergencies” but, in my opinion, there is nothing like making your own.  I love the savory note that chutney has and this Spiced Cherry Cranberry Chutney is a first pick contender for the holiday table.

This Spiced Cherry Cranberry Chutney melds sweet cherries and tart cranberries with a touch of apple, some brown sugar, and warm spices.   The best thing is this chutney can be made with pantry ingredients you might already have on hand. I  know in the fall/winter, I always tend to stockpile cranberries and dark sweet cherries in the freezer.  Add a bit of  fresh apple and onion and you are golden.  Once everything has cooked down, one bite of this  will have you forgetting about the store bought version of the typical cranberry sauce ever again.

Make this Spiced Cherry Cranberry Chutney for your next soiree but take my advice – hide a small jar of this lovely chutney in the fridge for those late night sandwich emergencies.


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Shopping In Stilettos – Hello October Edition

Last night I decided that after a crazed week, some retail therapy was in order and quality time at the King of Prussia mall was a must. I wandered aisles, found some new lovely obsessions, adored some shoes and bags, picked up some pantry staples and while my wallet is none too pleased with me at the moment, I think I found some good finds, some new stiletto and bag obsessions and my kitchen is ready for some baking and cooking fun this month!

Let’s do a little Virtual Shopping shall we?

Shopping In Stilettos - Hello October Edition

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Baking For A Cause – Maple Almond Spritz Cookies For #OXOGoodCookie

Maple Almond Spritz Cookies | Cooking In Stilettos

OXO is doing some seriously great things in their fight against childhood cancer.  Last year I was thrilled to get my baking stilettos rockin’ for a good cause and went out of my comfort zone with an Apples and Spice Cupcake – perfect for fall.  When OXO put out a call for this years #OXOGoodCookie campaign, I decided to again go out of my comfort zone and decided to finally attempt spritz cookies.  If you see this lovely sticker on a product, like on some of these fab finds, OXO is donating a portion of the proceeds from that product to the fight to Cookies for Kids Cancer.  In addition, OXO is donating $100 to Cookies for Kids Cancer for each blog post.  Baking for a good cause – I can totally support that!

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