5 Easy Dinner Recipes to try this Fall


It’s that time of year again! From holidays to football games to festivals, North Texas is a lovely place to be in the Fall.

Today’s recipes are provided by Chris of the Burnt Macaroni local food blog. She is located right here in North Texas, and we love trying her excellent recipes. She started Burnt Macaroni because she wanted to teach herself how to cook.

“Growing up an Irish girl from the Bronx, our cooking style was simple…meat and potatoes! My Ukranian grandmother added a little spice to our life but I must say, I grew to love Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread! As I ventured into the world, my palette grew and my love for food and the experience of a great meal became my hobby. I love that food is the great equalizer. And nothing is better than good food, good conversation, and good friends!” – Chris.

Here are 5 easy dinner recipes that you should consider trying this Fall!

1. Pumpkin Risotto with Chardonnay

When we think about what pairs perfectly with a Chardonnay, we think pork chicken or seafood. But this time of year it’s really fun to experiment with ingredients that are enjoyed in the fall like pumpkin. This Pumpkin Risotto with Chardonnay is a wonderful option for this white wine favorite. And this Scout & Cellar Dove Hunt Dog Chardonnay is perfect with this rice dish. Click here for the recipe.


2. Vegetarian Slow Cooker Chili

When it comes to chili, meat is definitely optional. Since embracing the plant-based lifestyle, I have been experimenting with taking the meat out of my favorite recipes. This Vegetarian Slow Cooker Chili is filled with five different types of beans and is delicious even without the meat. I’m convinced that a bean chili recipe is the way to go. Click here for the recipe.


3. Homemade Potato Soup

It’s soup season! And what could be better on a beautiful fall day than a bowl of Homemade Potato Soup? Soup makes everyone feel good! It’s like having an old friend come for a visit — it is very comforting and makes you homesick! Growing up our soup of choice was a bowl of chicken noodle soup. But as I got older, my interest in soup expanded to other soups including french onion soup, Homemade Tomato Soup, and this potato soup! Click here for the recipe.


4. Beef Stew!

When the weather takes a dip, there is only one recipe I reach for. It’s this Beef Stew recipe. This dish is the ultimate cold-weather meal. Do you remember when you were young and spent all day outside? It didn’t matter if it was 100 degrees or 10, somehow you don’t feel the cold when you are a kid. I can remember spending all day outside and coming in for a meal like this one! Click here for the recipe.


5. Homemade Tomato Soup

There is nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day! Actually, soup is the perfect meal all year! It’s like having a warm hug or wrapping yourself in a warm blanket. It never fails when I’m sick, all I want is chicken noodle soup. But this Homemade Tomato Soup recipe may become my new favorite. There are so many great ways to use this superfood. Click here for the recipe.


Chris Huston:

“My love for blogging has turned from a hobby to my new passion and work path. I love sharing my favorite family recipes along with new ones I find along the way. I also love to share ideas, DIY videos and products I use. All of the products I share are products and services I use and completely believe in. I will never share anything with you that I don’t love and use. I also use affiliate links to help support my blog.”