Happy October and welcome to my updated version of What’s Cooking This Week, What’s Cooking This Month – Recipes for October 2018. I’ve been really focused on new recipe development and building great content for my site, so I have been finding it challenging to do weekly meal planning here on Maple and Thyme. My new goal is to post a monthly round-up of recipes that I am looking forward to making. These fall recipes come from some of my favorite blogs and I’ve included some great recipes from Maple and Thyme too. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback so please comment here on the site or on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Happy fall cooking and baking.
I’ve seen this babka more than once on Instagram and it just looks amazing. I love the swirls of chocolate in this loaf and can’t wait to try to replicate the beauty here. Nate is a HUGE babka fan so he will love this breakfast recipe. Butternut Bakery is a beautiful blog with delicious and creative recipes. I’m sure you’ll agree when you check it out.
Britt made cider donuts one year for my birthday and I will never forget it. He doesn’t cook very often so it was a super sweet gift, one that I’ll never forget. I think I’ll make these donuts and surprise him one weekend morning this month. ❤️ I also bought a super cute donut pan last winter and I can’t wait to use it again!
There truly is nothing better than a homemade biscuit, still warm from the oven, slathered with homemade peach butter. If you haven’t made this recipe yet, you really should. If you can’t find peaches, you can substitute apples and make homemade apple butter. Yum!!!
We made this corn chowder last week and it was delicious! We loved it so much that we added it into our fall soup rotation and can’t wait to make it again. The recipe is simple to follow, makes a lot of yummy soup, and feels hearty and filling with added bacon and a side of flaky biscuits. This recipe comes from The Lakehouse Kitchen, a blog run by my friend Natalie from New Brunswick, Canada. Check out her blog for more delicious, seasonal recipes.
We hardly ever eat pasta and this just looks so delicious…I have to try it! It’s mostly healthy aside from the big bowl of pasta and the pancetta. 🙂
This is more of an enchilada casserole as opposed to individual enchiladas. Layers of roasted sweet potato, black beans, cheese, and tortillas are flavored with a sauce made of sour cream and salsa verde. This is great with a side of Easy Homemade Guacamole and some sour cream. This recipe makes a ton of food which makes packing lunches for the week super easy.
Baking and Stocking the Freezer:
I’ve been dying to try this biscuit recipe and it’s going to be perfect with the Crispy Bacon Corn Chowder. Biscuits are always a big hit around here..and we are always looking for an excuse to slather Slow Cooker Maple Peach Butter on a biscuit.
I literally can’t get these into my belly soon enough… I’m thinking these soft pretzels with an ice-cold beer for every football game this month! I haven’t met a recipe from Pardon Your French that I haven’t loved.
Sweets and Treats:
This cookie recipe is from The Cookie Book recently published by Rebecca Firth who runs the blog Displaced Housewife. These cookies remind me of one of my all-time favorites – the Orange Milano. I can’t wait to make these and I know my kids are going to love helping to make these cookies and will really love eating them!
This is the newest cookie recipe on Maple and Thyme and it’s a good one. These soft, chewy snickerdoodles are full of cinnamon and make a great afternoon snack with a warm cup of tea or a pumpkin spice latte!
This is Nate’s recipe pick for the month. I’m not sure which layer he is most excited about… it might be the fudge brownie, but it’s more likely the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or the crispy chocolate layer on the top!
I hope you find some recipes in this post that you are excited to make. Don’t forget to tag your Instagram photos #mapleandthyme. We love to see what you are cooking!
For more ideas about what to cook this month, check out this What to Cook This October post from Cookie and Kate. Everything looks delicious and I love how it’s organized by ingredients highlighting the produce that’s in season. See you next month with some great recipe ideas for your Thanksgiving celebrations.
Kitchen Tools and Ingredients That I’m Loving This Month:
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