Harvest-Inspired Autumn Recipes

September is such a bitter-sweet month. There are warm and glorious blue sky days, yet the end of Summer is undeniably here with hints of golden hue mixed into faded summer greens. Garden flowers burst with their last glory, then Autumn arrives on cue at the equinox and the seasons shift once again.

So grab a sweater and a cup of tea. I've rustled up a collection of my autumn recipes, featuring seasonal fruits, vegetables and traditional dishes for the fall holidays. Mmm, can't you just smell the apples, cinnamon, cranberry and nutmeg?

Appetizers & Small Bites
Apple Kiwi Banana Fruit Leather
Concord Grape Chutney
Holiday Fruit Salsa
Pumpkin Seed Cheese

Autumn Apple Grawnola

Beetific Elixir
Hachiya Autumn Smoothie
Pawpaw Smoothie
Pumpkin Nog
Pumpkin Smoothie

Fuyu-Pomegranate Salad
Waldorf Salad

Cauliflower L'Orange
Cranberry Cashew Rice Pilaf
Garlic Green Beans
Sweet Potato Casserole

Savory Pumpkin Harvest Soup
Tickled Pink Soup

Cinnamon Apple Walnut Cookies
Not Your Grandma's Pumpkin Pie
Pawpaw Tarts
Purdy Pecan Pie