Like I’ve said before, I love Autumn. The colours, smells, temperature. It’s a wonderful transition time from a hot and humid Summer into the cold chill of Winter. I try to savour every minute.

I also think that Autumn is a fantastic time to entertain. Everything about the palette of Fall is inviting and welcoming and gives us license to kick-back and be casual with friends.

And this Autumn palette works for all of our party preparations. The use of deep purples, oranges and greens combined with a little shimmery metallic or glitter can set the stage for a wonderful feast. Our decor can borrow inspiration from the very food we prepare. A beautiful symbiotic relationship.

Entertaining becomes hearty and warm as guests can dig into a beautiful soup or savoury casserole. It definitely is a come-one, come-all vibe that grounds us back to good food, good friends and good times.

While perusing recipes for myself to try, I found myself locked in an ever-evolving rotation of pictures and recipes that had my eyes popping and my mouth salivating. Here are just a few that I think would be awesome for a get together (or maybe even just for yourself to try).

Potato, Squash & Goat Cheese Gratin
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Ah, a gratin. Always a bit decadent (thank you cheese and cream) but somehow we don’t feel so bad about that in Autumn. Relatively easy to prepare and even easier to serve; perfect for a casual sit-down.

Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup
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Soups are my favourite things to eat in Autumn and they are great for dinner parties. Warm, inviting and aromatic Autumn vegetables lend themselves so well to soups.

Caramelized Figs, Bacon & Honey
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Figs are a wonderful food to work with. Perfect in Autumn and a little sticky when caramelized, this recipe looks too good.

Squash and Broccoli Rabe Lasagna
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Mmmm, lasagna. So hearty, soooo good.

Curried Sweet Potato Soup
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The vegetables of Autumn allow for a bit of play. A soup can be more like a stew with chunks of veggies and spices.


Yum. Now it’s time to create and enjoy. What’s your favourite recipe for Autumn?


photo & recipe source: the kitchn, love & lemons, the lovely bits, bon appetit








  1. Michele Murray

    Thank you so much for including us in this fabulous round up! I am drooling at the other recipes too. Oh my, what to try out of this batch. Maybe all of them 🙂

    1. trixandtrumpet

      You are most welcome. I am always inspired by those, like you, that can create such delicious recipes. Luckily I am excellent at following directions!

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