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30 Fun Culinary Activities to Enjoy Autumn to it's Fullest

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A beautiful street with bright leaves changing for fall

The fall season is one of our favorites. The air is crisp, the produce is new and there's nothing like throwing on a cozy sweater as we venture out to take on a new season of activities.


Here are some fun ideas to inspire you and your family to enjoy the season to it's fullest.


Pumpkin pie decorated with pipits and pecans

1. Bake a Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin is some of the best of the season. Bake a classic pumpkin pie with a homemade crust.


2. Craft Your Own Apple Cider

If you've never made Apple Cider, add it to your fall bucket list. Make your own apple cider from freshly picked apples.


bowl of butternut squash soup topped with cream

3. Make Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

The chill in the air is a perfect time to whip up a new favorite soup. Prepare a comforting and creamy butternut squash soup and let the smells bring autumn inside.


4. Gather the Kids for Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are so fun to make with the kids. Make them from scratch, or pick up easy-to-wrap caramel sheets from your local market.


Pumpkin scones with butter

5. Bake Pumpkin Scones

Making scones is easy and using fall produce is a wonderful treat. Bake up a batch of spiced pumpkin scones and you'll thank us. The smell in the kitchen is amazing!


6. Craft Your Own Custom Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of the easiest dishes to make. Craft homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving or simply to enjoy with sandwiches for lunch. Play with flavors adding citrus rind or produce to make the recipe a family keeper.


a woman at an orchard adding ripe apples to a wooden box

7. Go Apple Picking

Apples are brimming at orchards and there's not much that embraces autumn like heading to a local farm to pick your own


8. Roast a Turkey

Whether you live in a place that celebrates Thanksgiving, take on the tradition and prepare a turkey with all the trimmings.


collection of mushrooms on a wood board

9. Go Mushroom Foraging

Mushroom picking is at it's peak this time of the year. Find a local expert and head out to the forests to find local varieties. You'll be amazed at what you can find. Bring home your bounty and make a savory mushroom risotto. Read more about mushrooms >


10. Create Your Own Special Hot Chocolate

Making your own homemade hot chocolate is very easy and an activity both adults and kids will enjoy. Blend up a concoction of your choice (throw in a few extra marshmallows - we won't judge!) and make it a family tradition.


11. Enjoy a Chai Latte

Chai is a wonderful flavor this time of year. Rather than venturing out, challenge yourself to brew your own chai latte at home.