This Month’s Ultimate Recipes: October’s Harvest Delights

By Daksha Devnani, Epoch Times
October 1, 2014 Updated: October 8, 2018

As we approach the chill of autumn’s wind, it’s time to enjoy some delicious stews, cabbage rolls, and, most importantly, some pumpkin pies! Here is a list of 15 phenomenal recipes to try this October.

1. Mini Pumpkin Pies

 

(Courtesy Of Four Seasons)
(Courtesy Of Four Seasons)

 

You cannot start the month of October without some pumpkin pies. As delicious as they look, they taste equally as good, and are easy to make!

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2. Peanut Butter Fudge Pretzel Bars

 

(Courtesy of BitterSweet)
(Courtesy of BitterSweet)

 

It’s national Pretzel Month! Try this creamy and crunchy, sweet and salty, and chocolatey-all-over pretzel bars. The combination of these ingredients tastes like a cross between peanut butter cups and a party mix. 

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3. Spinach Sweet Potato Dip

 

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

 

This Spinach Sweet Potato Dip is an awesome healthy recipe with only five ingredients. It provides many vitamins and essential nutrients, every single ingredient in this dish has its own purpose. 

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4. Cranberry Orange Relish

 

(Courtesy of Four Seasons)
(Courtesy of Four Seasons)

 

Cranberries aren’t just delicious but they are also packed with a number of health benefits, such as prevention of urinary tract infections and reducing the production of bacteria in your mouth. They are also a good source of Vitamin C. What a delicious and healthy option to garnish your food with!

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5. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (Romanian Sarmale)

 

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

 

These cabbage rolls are usually made with pickled cabbage and stuffed with ground pork (sometimes combined with beef), rice, and various herbs and spices. It is served with polenta and a few generous tablespoons of sour cream. A very popular dish of the Romanian tradition and is usually served during major holidays.

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6. Pasta in a Jar

 

(Courtesy of Four Seasons)
(Courtesy of Four Seasons)

 

The best way to celebrate National Pasta month is by making a pasta in jar. As fun as it sounds, it is also one of the most interesting ways to eat pasta!

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7. Raspberry Carrot Cake

 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

 

Light and fluffy, less heavy than a standard buttercream and yet more substantial than airy whipped cream, it’s the Goldilocks of frostings – just right. Flecked with real vanilla bean, it’s delicately flavored – and a treat for the eyes as well! Even if you don’t care for carrot cake, or have fears of a demonic bunny looming in your mind that must be assuaged, you should still try the frosting. 

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8. Crunchy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

 

It’s national cookie month – the perfect time to bake some mouth-watering cookies and store them in your jars. After all, who would say no to a cookie? 

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9. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal With Lentils

 

(Courtesy of Carrie on Living)
(Courtesy of Carrie on Living)

 

The perfect way to start your morning is by getting all the necessary strength and energy you require to get to your busy schedule. This blueberry-baked oatmeal with lentils is the perfect way to start your day.

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10. Mushrooms Stuffed With Cheese and Tomatoes

 

(Courtesy of Roxy's Kitchen)
(Courtesy of Roxy’s Kitchen)

 

This is a simple recipe that requires only five ingredients. It is a fabulous appetizer for any party or gathering!

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11.  Leek-y Romesco Crostini

 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

 

Leeks are the best when prepared in a simple manner. This is a really quick appetizer that is easy to make too!  What elevates the dish to a memorable morsel is the bright-red romesco sauce, which provides a slightly spicy pop of creamy roasted pepper to perch those lovely alliums atop.

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12.  Sweet Green Curry Jam

 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

 

This pepper jam packs the firepower of a full pound of hot long peppers. Tempered by a good dose of sugar, it manages to balance the burn with grace, all while combining the nuanced notes of lemongrass, garlic, and ginger.

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13.  Sunshine Bread

 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

 

A soft, golden yellow crumb clings to scores of crunchy sunflower seeds, periodically interrupted by the savory taste of sun-dried tomatoes.

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14. Lemon-Pepper Starws

 

(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)
(Courtesy of Bitter Sweet)

 

Bold, zesty, buttery, and crisp, lemon-pepper cheese straws are crowd-pleasing snacks. It is made with only five ingredients and requires a minimal amount of labor –  you won’t imagine how addictive this appetizer can be!

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15. Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Stew

 

(Courtesy of Carrie On Living)
(Courtesy of Carrie On Living)

 

A nutritious meal that is perfect for the season. You can also store some for the winter!

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*Image of “autumn background” via Shutterstock. 

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