Fall has arrived, and with the falling leaves and cooler temperatures comes a number of delicious seasonal dishes. From pumpkin, squash and other fall veggies to Thanksgiving staples, there are many wonderful recipes just waiting for an enthusiastic apartment chef like yourself. In this article, we want to show off our favorite fall recipes from around the web that don’t require expansive kitchens or large appliances. All you need is an oven, a stove, and some basic cookware to make each of the recipes below.
1) Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie
Our first recipe comes from Country Living. Cooler weather calls for warm, hearty meals and this stovetop chicken pot pie fits the bill perfectly. Plus, all you need to prepare it is a sharp knife, a larger saucepan, and a jar. It couldn't be any easier! Check out the full recipe here.
2) Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
What would a fall recipe list be without pumpkin cookies? This recipe comes from Taste of Home. With just a few mixing bowls, an oven, a baking sheet, and roughly 40 minutes of your time, you could whip up some delicious pumpkin cookies for your friends, family, or guests. For the list of ingredients and the recipe, visit Taste of Home.
3) Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
4) The World’s Easiest Cranberry Sauce
5) DARO’s Chocolate Cherry Granola
Last up, One of our team members here at Daro wanted to contribute a tasty, easy-to-make granola recipe that’s perfect for the fall season. This recipe is about as simple as it gets and is perfect for an apartment kitchen. It requires only a baking sheet or two and two mixing bowls.
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp of salt
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup natural maple syrup
1 1/4 cups chopped nuts (mix walnuts, almonds, and cashews to taste)
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
1 ¼ cups dried cherries
1) Preheat the oven to 275°
2) Mix oats, brown sugar, salt, and nuts in a large mixing bowl.
3) In a separate bowl, mix the vegetal oil and syrup and blend well.
4) Combine the syrup/oil mix with the dry mixture.
5) Lay the mixture out on one large or two medium-sized cookie sheets (lightly greased with cooking spray).
6) Bake for one hour or until the nuts are well toasted and the oats are cooked through.
7) Remove from oven and let cool for about 30 minutes.
8) Once cool, add chocolate chunks and dried cherries.
Note: You can substitute the cherries for raisins or any dried fruit of your choice.
Embrace Fall with These 5 Easy Recipes
Fall brings a host of delicious veggies and other seasonal ingredients, and apartment residents shouldn't miss out on these seasonal flavors. For residents of The Vintage and other DC area apartments, you can swing by the local farmer’s market to grab high-quality, locally-grown fall produce and tackle these recipes right now.