Fall recipes are all about satisfying comfort foods and bountiful sweet treats. We’ve collected a cornucopia of our writers’ favorite seasonal recipes that will keep you and your family warm and well-fed all fall long. 




“This creamy chicken noodle soup recipe is great when you want to make chicken noodle soup, but don't have all day to make it. My mom would make this in huge batches and take it to neighbors.” – Jessica



3 quarts chicken stock (water + bouillon)

2 cups celery (diced)

2 cups carrots (diced)

2/3 cup onion (diced)

2 cups uncooked egg noodles

2 small cans cream of chicken soup

1 12 oz. can evaporated milk



Boil vegetables in chicken stock for about 10 minutes. Add noodles and cook until tender. Add remaining ingredients and warm through.







“Mom’s chili is the only thing I crave on a rainy fall evening. It’s warm, delicious, and savory with a hint of spice.” - Erica


1 pound hamburger 
1/2 an onion, chopped  
2 cloves garlic 
1 can diced green chilies 
28 ounce can tomatoes, undrained 
2 cans kidney beans, drained 
3 cans pinto beans, drained 
3 8-ounce cans tomato sauce 
1 teaspoon chili powder 
1 tablespoon sugar 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Brown hamburger with onion. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for at least 20 minutes.  







“Fall dinners should be warm and comfy, and this does just that! As a plus, it takes just a few minutes to throw together, and kids love it!” – Megan


1 1/2 cups chicken broth
 1 cup heavy cream
 2 cloves garlic
 salt and pepper to taste
 8 ounces dry ziti pasta
 1 cup spaghetti sauce
 1 cup shredded parmesan
 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
Instant Pot Instructions:
 Add broth, cream, garlic, salt, pepper, and pasta in that order. Do not stir, but make sure noodles are covered. Set Instant Pot to Manual for six minutes. Natural Release for six minutes, then quick release. Add the spaghetti sauce and stir in. Slowly add the cheeses while stirring, thickening the sauce.  


Stovetop Instructions:
 Combine broth, cream, garlic, salt, pepper, and dry pasta in large pot. Cover and cook on medium high heat until it starts to simmer. Remove lid and let simmer another 10 minutes. Turn the heat to medium low and add in spaghetti sauce. Slowly add the cheeses while stirring, thickening the sauce. Let rest for five minutes.  







“I love soft sugar cookies, and this sugar cookie recipe is soft, yet the cookies still retain their shape pretty well. I also love the dash of nutmeg in the recipe because it gives it a little bit of a fall feel. The frosting recipe is also fluffy and easy to make.” - Sarah



6-7 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 cup shortening

1 cup sour cream

4 eggs

4 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon lemon extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder



Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs first, then vanilla, lemon extract, and sour cream. Add dry ingredients and mix will, but don’t overmix. Roll out on floured surface to about ¼ to 1/3 inch thick. Cut out desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes. 



5 ½ cups powdered sugar

½ cup shortening

¼ cup butter

1 egg white

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon Vanilla

5-6 tablespoons milk



Beat for five minutes.







“Mom’s cinnamon rolls are the definition of fall comfort food. Coming home to the smell of warm cinnamon is so nostalgic for me.” -Erica


2 cups warm water 
3 eggs, beaten 
2/3 cup shortening 
2/3 cup sugar 
2 teaspoons salt 
3 tablespoons yeast 
6-7 cups flour 


1/2 cup melted butter 
2/3 cup brown sugar 
1 tablespoon cinnamon 


Mix together until dough pulls away from edge of bowl and reaches proper consistency. Flour countertop and roll dough into rectangle. Brush melted butter on top and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll lengthwise and cut into one-inch slices, placing each piece on a greased jellyroll pan. Let rise for 10 minutes. Bake at 400° for 25-27 minutes. Remove rolls to rack and let cool slightly, then glaze. 






Danish Apple Bars

“Danish Apple Bars (or apple pie bars as my husband's family likes to call them) are a great alternative to apple pie. If you need to make pie for a crowd, this is the way to do it.” - Jessica





3 ¾ cups flour

1 ½ teaspoons salt

1 ½ cups shortening

2 eggs, separated


1 cup cornflakes

Apples, pared and sliced


Combine flour, salt, and shortening. Beat egg yolks in a measuring cup; add enough milk to make 1 cup. Mix with flour mixture. Roll out half of the dough and put onto a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Cover with apple slices. *



1 ½ cups sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Lemon juice


2 egg whites, beaten frothy

*To make this recipe super easy, you can use three quarts of canned apple pie filling instead of making the filling.



Mix the spices together; sprinkle over the apples. Dot with butter and sprinkle with a little lemon juice. Roll rest of dough and put on top. Cut a few slits in top. Brush egg whites on top. Bake at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.





1 cup powdered sugar

¼ - ½ cup milk



Combine ingredients and drizzle over pastry while still hot.




Ready for your own autumnal flavor explosion? We sure hope so! If you try any of our recipes, make sure to take some tasty pictures and tag us on Instagram @downeasthome.


June 08, 2022 — Kiora Salisbury