Fall Recipe Bucket List

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest problems I have with feeding my family is that I tend to get stuck in a rut with the same recipes and I get burned out fast (as does the family).

One way I try and combat this is to make a goal of trying one new recipe every week or two. I have so many cookbooks and Pinterest boards full of recipes, I probably have enough new meals to try every week for the rest of my life. I like to keep a running list of recipes that I am most eager to try first, and then I can move these recipes into my regular rotation if we all like them.

Another way to avoid dinnertime burnout is to eat seasonally. This also helps reduce the cost per meal.

Fall is in full swing, and it brings with it some of my favorite ingredients. Squash of all sorts, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberries… I’m about to have Thanksgiving all season long, guys.

With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to combine the two aforementioned techinques, and bring you my list of recipes that I am most eager to try this fall. Let’s check them out!


Normally we do cereal or oatmeal or something quick during the week, but I like to try to make at least one nice breakfast a week, even if it’s just plain ol’ pancakes and bacon. It’s nice to be able to switch it up with something seasonal. I mean how good does that caramel pumpkin french toast casserole sound?

Appetizers & Light Lunches

Okay appetizers are my THING. Like, hubby and I have actually had nights where we’ve made a bunch of appetizers instead of a meal, haha. And surprisingly, we’ve never been out for tapas. WTF. Anyway, here are some of my favorite fall appetizers from Pinterest, and one really amazing-sounding salad.

Side Dishes

Sides are really easy to overlook when you’re cooking for an entire family. I generally focus on the main dish and throw some quick sauteed or steamed veggies and rice or mashed potatoes on the side, I’m not gonna lie. But this year, I’m going to try and incorporate at least a couple of these sides into my meal plan.

Main Dishes

The main dishes don’t need an introduction, but they can be a challenge nonetheless. Here’s a few ideas for your fall menu:


Now Apple/Pumpkin/Pecan Pie is all fine and dandy, but these desserts take it to the next level for your fall sweet tooth. I can’t wait to dig into these!


Last but not least, everyone needs a good cozy beverage (alcoholic or non-) to compliment an amazing meal. Here’s a few to help inspire your holiday imbibing.

That’s it for this week! Comment down below and let me know which recipe you’re looking forward to trying! And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more great recipes.

Much Love,