It’s autumn, and that means it is time for some fall foods! While it may not quite feel “autumnal” in Florida, we can certainly dine like it is. There are so many delicious recipes that are easy, delicious, and kid-approved. (Don’t worry – I’ll also include some recipes for a date night in!)

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf


Let’s start with the littles. This recipe round-up includes easy recipes that your kids can help you with!

Apple Pie in a Cup

This fun and simple recipe is easy to whip up and requires minimal preparation. Talk about a win-win! Tart and tasty, all you will need is graham crackers, Dole diced apple cups and whipped cream. Crush up the graham crackers, place them in a cup, and top with some diced apples and whipped cream, and voila! A delicious and easy take on an apple pie.

Harvest Hash

Grab your favorite sweet and savory snacks and simply, mix! This recipe is especially simple for littles. Some of our favorite “mix-ins” include rice Chex cereal, candy pumpkins, pretzels, M&Ms, and chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips.

Caramel Apple Bar

This recipe is PERFECT for a fun get together, play date, or a cozy night in with your family. Slice your favorite apples, and pop them on a stick. Next, fill a muffin tin with your desired toppings! We love chocolate chips, melted caramel, mini marshmallows, melted white chocolate, and crushed up graham crackers.


Caramel Apple Cheese Spread

This recipe combines sweet and savory elements to get your dinner started off, perfectly! This is a low preparation recipe that only requires 4 ingredients: Cream cheese, toffee bits, caramel sauce, and either pears or apples. This recipe is so tasty, your friends are sure to love it!

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Bread

Oh, my, my, my. This recipe is TO DIE FOR. If you love all things buffalo chicken, like me, then buckle up. This recipe combines a french loaf, buffalo chicken dip, and bacon. Talk about a trifecta! This recipe takes more preparation, but it is so worth it.

Goat Cheese Topped Sweet Potato Rounds

An appetizer combining sweet potatoes, goat cheese, cranberries, and walnuts, is a sure winner. This recipe is scrumptious and on the “lighter” side. The sweet potato rounds only need 10 minutes in the oven so they will not take up much of your kitchen time.

Main Course

When it’s time for dinner, fall calls for something warm and filling. Utilize these recipes to cook up the perfect autumnal dish. Whether sharing a romantic dinner with your love or hosting a fall dinner party, you will knock everyone’s socks off. Don’t worry, we have vegetarian options covered too!

One-Pot Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

Any recipe that has the words “One Pot” in it, is a recipe for me! As a busy mama, this simple recipe is a family hit! Following the steps, simply combine the ingredients and you will have a delicious soup.

Apple and Gouda Grilled Cheese

This is such a great recipe because while you are cooking “grown-up” grilled cheeses for you and your date, you can make a classic grilled cheese for your kiddos. This is another simple-to-create recipe that you can mix up however you like! While I love using the suggested gouda and granny smith apples, you could try pepper jack and bacon, cheddar and buffalo chicken, or mozzarella and pesto.

Classic Pot Roast

Who doesn’t love a crockpot recipe?! This recipe is wonderful because you can prepare the recipe, place it in the crockpot, and come home to a prepared dinner.


Because we are a peanut-free home, I thought I would include a few of our favorite allergen-free recipes.

Cajun Roasted Carrots

These delicious roasted carrots pack a spicy, little punch! There are only four ingredients in this simply delicious recipe. Whether you have food allergies or not, this recipe is sure to please.

Skillet Chicken with Quinoa and Peppers

Skillet recipes are warm and inviting, which is perfect for fall. Quinoa is easy to prepare, making this recipe quick to whip together. This recipe is perfect for sharing “family style” around the dinner table.

Pumpkin Bars

These pumpkin bars are a perfect dessert! Like a regular cake recipe, this recipe has a few steps, but they are SO worth it. This recipe for pumpkin bars is safe to take to any classroom parties at your kid’s school, a church potluck, or a work event.

So, put on some fun music, rock your favorite fall fashion, and tuck into a delicious dish!