Arden Hills, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
“Autumn is all about change—falling leaves, different schedules —and change happens in the kitchen, too,” says Becky Wahlund, director, Land O’Lakes Test Kitchen. “It’s been too hot to have the oven on much over the past few months, but with cooler temperatures, bakers and home cooks alike are looking forward to creating some great-tasting meals using the season’s bounty.”
This fall, Land O’Lakes is sharing tried-and-true favorite recipes for roasted vegetables, chili and cornbread, and delicious deep-dish homemade apple pie. “All of these recipes are easy and families love them,” Wahlund says.
Changing schedules in the fall present mealtime opportunities—and challenges—for busy families, especially on weekends. “With all the events that happen throughout the weekend, like sports, religious occasions, birthday parties and other celebrations, it can be tough to come up with quick and easy weekend family meal ideas,” says Wahlund.
“If you have time to prepare dishes the night before, or put your slow cooker to work, you’ll be ready to entertain between events.” She says apples, so good and plentiful in the fall, can serve as the inspiration for dozens of different apple desserts. The Land O’Lakes team has listed some of their all-time favorite apple desserts and other fall dessert recipes here.
Weekends are also usually packed with chores and activities—raking leaves, football and soccer games—and it’s great to get everyone together around the table at the end of the day. Take your pick from dozens of chili and cornbread recipes—they’re perfect for entertaining, too.
“Fall baking and cooking recipes tend to get us thinking a little farther down the road, too,” says Wahlund. “You may already be planning a Halloween party or even your Thanksgiving Day feast. It’s never too early to start working on your menu when you’re having guests. It’s all part of the fall fun!”
For more great recipes, cooking tips and menu ideas, visit http://www.landolakes.com.