'autumn' on Serious Eats

16 Easy Fall Soups

Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy a nice, warm bowl of soup, given the wide availability of seasonal vegetables and the end-of-summer heat. Unfortunately, making a really good soup often requires a lot of time and effort, while pre-made soups tend to lack flavor, and defeat the point of using freshly harvested ingredients. But have no fear, here are some easy fall soup recipes that should leave you more than satisfied in 45 minutes or less! More

5 Ways to Celebrate Fall with Chocolate

Feel that change in the weather? This is the time when all candymakers rejoice, because our days of toiling away in the confection-ruining heat and humidity are over for the year. To celebrate the official start of fall this week, here are five season-appropriate ways to enjoy chocolate. More

What Fall Foods Are You Excited For?

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] Sure, it's sad to pack up the grill tongs and charcoal but it's pretty exciting to know that fat pumpkins are just around the corner. Autumn is a season of hearty stews, butternut squash, cider jugs, roasted meats, apple pie, and pumpkin everything. What foods are you most excited for? Here's a smattering to get you started. Perfectly Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad Chestnut, Pumpkin, and Farro Soup Habanero Turkey Chili Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet Italian Sausage Curried Squash and Apple Soup Pumpkin Orzo with Sage Spaghetti Squash with Ricotta, Sage, and Pine Nuts Acorn Squash with Asiago and Sage Honey-Glazed Turnips Wedges... More

Inspired By Autumn's Falling Leaves, It's Time to Fill Some Pies

Not only are autumn leaves falling all over the sidewalks and our lawns this time of year, they're also popping up on pies, cookies, and chocolates. Autumn leaf cookie cutters are a savior when you don't have the patience to trace a leaf shape for 20 cookies or 50 tiny leaves on an apple pie. Take a peek at these savory and sweet Autumn leaf pies by Megan Reardon from Not Martha, perfectly shaped with a cookie cutter to reflect the outdoors and filled with market ingredients. Though Megan based her creations on recipes, I'm convinced the sky's the limit for this variation on a hand pie. For a sweet pie, I'd stuff mine with sautéed pears, honey, and... More

Photo of the Day: Cranberry Bog Season in Massachusetts

Photograph from AndWat on Flickr I hope this little girl always remembers how beautiful cranberries swirling in a bog can be. Last weekend, she and others celebrated the National Cranberry Festival at Edaville USA, home to a 1300-acre cranberry plantation in Carver, Massachusetts. Activities included: train rides through bogs and staring wistfully at berries.... More

Time for a Drink: The Supreme

The Supreme is a cocktail that shows off the spirit's abilities: crisp with citrus and with the ethereal nuttiness of orgeat, a French almond syrup usually laced with orange flower water. The Supreme promotes the rich and fruity flavor of apple brandy to a well-deserved starring role. More

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