What’s Cooking in October

Cucurbita moschata 'Butternut'.

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It may be 85 degrees here today, but fall has arrived. With the humidity dissipating, the air has that wonderful fresh crispness I love about fall, and the sky is a clear, scrubbed blue. The garden is looking very sad, indeed, and needs to be dug under after we salvage the last few cantaloupes and basil leaves. I’m more in the mood to be outside and to cook, especially soups, stews and heartier fare.

Visitors to my blog seem to feel the same way. Here is what they have been looking for and what I plan to cook as the days get cooler:

I don’t think it’s too soon to think about the holidays and all those holiday treats. I’ve collected a few recipes from around the blogosphere that seem like just the thing for the sweets season:

I guess we’re all set for some cold weather baking. What are you making for fall?

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