As summer cools down and the leaves begin to fall you may think that the bounty from the garden is ending. Nothing could be further from the truth. Fall brings plenty of fresh eating opportunities for you to take advantage of and a variety of amazing flavors to use in the kitchen.
Hit your farmer’s market or local you-pick farm and stock up on in-season produce so you can enjoy the best prices, and best flavors, and the best materials for delicious meals for your family. This post is going to give you a recipe for Herb & Bacon Potato Salad and feature other recipes using some of fall’s favorite foods: apples, cabbage, carrots, kale, potato, pumpkin, and sweet potato. If you have a favorite fall recipe, add it to the linky below!
Here is a recipe for herb and potato salad to get things going.
Herb and Bacon Potato Salad
This hearty and flavorful potato salad makes a great main course for a “meatless Monday” meal (although technically a slice of bacon is meat. I tend to think of it as a separate food group.) or as a fabulous side-dish. Potatoes are available in bulk during the late summer and early fall and will store well for weeks and even months.
- 1lb potatoes, cubed (approx 4 cups)
- 1/2 C sliced radish (or kohlrabi), opt.
- 2 slices bacon, crisped and crumbled
- 3 Tbl mayonnaise
- 2 Tbl milk
- 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp fresh basil, chopped
- 1/2 tsp garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp celery salt (opt.)
Placed cleaned and cubed potatoes in medium saucepan and cover with hot water. Bring to a boil before covering and simmering over low heat for 10-15 minutes until tender. Drain the water and while potato cubes are cooling mix the dressing ingredients. Combine potatoes, bacon, radish or kohlrabi (if using), and dressing and serve hot or cold. Serves 6.
These other great recipes all use favorite fall produce. Add yours to the link list below!
Sour-Cream Apple Pie – The best apple pie ever!
Hot Apple-Cider Float – Want an amazing apple drink? Yes!
Apple Fritters – Cinnamon and other warming spices make this a perfect fall dessert.
Crunchy Japanese-Cabbage Salad – A sweet and sour dressing on an Asian-inspired salad.
Leek and Cabbage Soup – Fall is a great time for soups and stews.
Creamy Cayenne Carrots – A great carrot side-dish that is a mashed carrot with a mix of sweet and spice!
Spiced Carrot Cookies – A great fall dessert and alternative to carrot bread.
Kale Chips – Delicious chip alternative, and also a great way to store extra kale if you are able to get a good deal in late fall!
Potato Pancake – An unusual but fall-worthy breakfast recipe.
Rafferty Potato Soup - Hearty, warm and delicious potato soup, perfect for a chilly fall evening.
Cooking with Fresh Pumpkin – If you need tips for how to cook with fresh pumpkin, this post will tell you how.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies – A labor-intensive recipe worth every minute of the making. YUM!
Pumpkin Cupcakes – A great way to enjoy the bounties of fall pumpkin flavor on the go.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Combining two of my favorite foods – a sure winner!
Sweet Potato Casserole – With a topping of pecan and brown sugar there’s nothing to not adore about this post.
Baked Sweet Potato – Not just regular potatoes are delicious baked – sweet potatoes are divine baked in the oven.
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