3 must-have cookbooks with delicious fall recipes
When the temps begin to dip and Sunday afternoons become synonymous with watching football, there’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal. Autumn is our favorite season for cooking—the soups and chili, the football food, hauls from the farmer’s market and pumpkin-spiced everything!
Here are three cookbooks that we’re craving this autumn, plus ways that you can save on ingredients—in other words, food to fall for!
- The Skinnytaste Cookbook: The philosophy of this just-released cookbook is “Light on Flavors, Big on Taste.” Author Gina Holmoka—who creates recipes with whole, unprocessed and in-season foods—skinny-fies some of our fave foods. (Case-in-point: “Loaded Nacho Skins” and “Guiltless Stuffed Mushrooms”). If you’re on the Weight Watchers plan, her recipes include the points plus values. A few recipes that sound delish for fall and featured in the cookbook? Butternut squash lasagna rolls! Pumpkin-obsessed cinnamon glazed scones. How about Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Bolognese? The book is divided into sections like “Sunny Mornings,” “Skinny-licious soups and chilis,” “lean meat dishes,” “Skinny bites,” Skinny Sweet Tooth” and more. (Find the book on sale for $19.99 at Target).
- Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People who Totally Love Food: This cookbook caught our eye when we spotted the recipe for Cinnamon Toast Croutons. And then there was Amaretto–Butternut Squash Soup. Nom! The book is created by Jessica Merchant, the blogger behind How Sweet It Is. The photography is amazing and you’ll fall in love with Merchant’s personality which comes through in the cookbook. (Take for instance the chapter, “Celebrations (for times when Calories Don’t Count)” or “Salads, Soups and Vegetable Things (Ugh, if we must)” Merchant dishes her kitchen secrets, too, like how to toast coconut perfectly or reduce balsamic like a true pro. (Find the book at Target for $20.95).
- The Homesick Texan: Texas cuisine at its best! You’ll find Mexican-influenced dishes, Tex Mex, southern barbecue, friend catfish and pecan deserts. Author Lisa Fain is living in Manhattan by way of Texas. When she moved to New York, she found herself missing Texas cuisine. You’ll find more than 125 recipes in her Lone Star State-inspired cookbook. A couple of our faves for fall: Dr. Pepper ribs, pumpkin empanadas and seven-chili Texas chili. (Find the book at Target for $25.50).