Fall is the perfect time to hunker down at home and make something delicious, and clearly that’s what our readers have been doing this past month. From holiday favourites like sticky toffee pudding and classic stuffing to comfort food classics like chicken fricot and Japanese curry, it’s time to get cozy!
Sticky Toffee Apple Cake
By far our most popular of the month, this brand new recipe from Tessa Huff is the most perfect fall dessert. Classic apple cake gets the sticky toffee pudding treatment, need we say more?
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Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
An oldie but a goodie from Anna Olson, this classic chocolate chip cookie recipe never goes out of style. What sets this recipe apart is the secret ingredient: cornstarch! It holds in moisture and guarantees a soft-centred cookie. If it’s not already, this recipe is sure to become your go-to.
Simple Oven-Baked Stuffing
The best part about this stuffing recipe is that it can be made the day before serving, so you can save your precious time when hosting big family gatherings. A classic for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, it’s a Food Network Canada reader favourite for a reason.
Jillian Harris’s Pierogi Mashed Potatoes
Whether it’s home decor or scrumptious sides, Jillian Harris always knows best, and this tasty mashed potato recipe is proof. Mix up your classic mashed potatoes by adding a generous portion of sweet caramelized onions, nutritional yeast and fresh herbs to take this staple side dish to the next level.
Gooey Brown Butter Maple Pecan Squares
Butter tart lovers, this one’s for you! A buttery shortbread base is topped with a sweet and gooey brown butter maple filling loaded with roasted nutty pecans and a healthy sprinkling of chocolate chips.
Traditional Acadian Chicken Fricot
A classic Acadian recipe, this chicken fricot is one of our most popular recipes ever and it’s perfect for cold weather. Essentially an Acadian take on chicken stew and dumplings, these soft, fluffy dumplings are also often fondly referred to as dough boys in the Maritimes.
Easy, Creamy Mushroom, Spinach and Radicchio Risotto
If you’ve never made risotto before, this is your sign to. Featuring a hearty base of Italian Arborio rice that’s cooked to tender perfection in vegetable broth and whatever milk you have on hand, this recipe is elevated comfort food at its finest.
Japanese Chicken Curry
This cozy fall recipe makes use of in-season apples by incorporating them into the thick, mild curry sauce. Bonus: This recipe makes for mouth-watering leftovers, too (though you may need to thin it out a touch with water when reheating as the sauce thickens with time).
Persian Barley Soup (Soup Jo)
A classic Persian comfort food recipe, this simple, soothing soup feels like a hug in a bowl. Made with simple ingredients, it’s proof that the best recipes don’t need to be complicated.
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