It’s hard to say goodbye to summer. It’s a little depressing to have to leave behind the lazy beach days, the tank tops and shorts, and all the fresh seasonal fruit. But to be honest, I’m always a little more excited for fall. Don’t get me wrong, summer is absolutely wonderful. But fall has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember—and I swear it’s not just because my birthday is in October! I love the cooler weather, getting to wear the adorable boots I’ve had in storage all season, sitting around a bonfire toasting marshmallows with good friends, the colorful leaves…oh, and all the amazing pumpkin-flavored things that pop up everywhere. Be prepared for a barrage of pumpkin recipes in the coming weeks. You’ve been warned.

Since eating seasonally is such a big part of our philosophy here at HWTC, it only seemed right to do a post about all the wonderful fruits and veggies that autumn has to offer. Here are a few of my favorite fall produce items and some great recipes to try with them.



They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. They never said how you had to eat that apple. Good thing, because the only thing better than biting into a crisp, juicy apple is turning it into a mouthwatering drink or baked good.

Apple Pie Dip (via What Megan’s Making)
Apple Pudding Cake with Cinnamon Butter (via The Girl Who Ate Everything)
Zucchini Apple Spice Muffins (via PaleOMG)
Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie (via Averie Cooks)

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Feature image via Gina Pina on Flickr (CC BY 3.0)