Autumn is a time to get back into the kitchen. Grilling and salad season is over and it’s time for some recipes for fall. Our bodies begin to crave warm, comforting foods and the smells of baking spices. As the air turns crisp, our cooking turns toward foods that can provide the body with extra fuel. And we look for foods with the heat to keep the chilled air from creeping into our bones.
Although our site features many recipes suitable for a romantic dinner during this changing season, there are a few stand-outs that have remained reader favorites. Whether you’re planning a special night for two, or just trying to get something taste bud tickling onto the table, there’s a recipe in our Top 5 Aphrodisiac Recipes for Fall that is sure to catch your eye.
This is one of the most popular side dish recipes we’ve ever published. And we understand why! This tart and tangy salsa recipe is a great idea for a truly unique topping for almost anything from grilled meats to sandwiches, salads, burritos and even Thanksgiving turkey.
One of the easiest autumn recipes you could ever hope to try, this risotto recipe swaps out traditional arborio rice for nutty, wholesome barley. The result is a warming one-dish meal that’s good for your libido and overall health.
To be honest, this is one of our most popular recipes year-round. A roast chicken makes an easy and nutritious protein choice all year. So why are we featuring it for autumn? The effect of walking into a warm house and smelling garlic and herbs as this chicken roasts and the sight of that crispy, crackling skin as it emerges from the oven brings up emotions of comfort and warmth. It just says welcome to fall.
This pork recipe is reprinted from my award-winning cookbook, Romancing the Stove. It’s a reader favorite among our recipes for fall because it provides a complete autumn meal layered with aphrodisiac flavors. The pork loin is flavored with both a pomegranate marinade and pomegranate butter then roasted on a bed of autumn vegetables.
Who doesn’t love a good bread pudding? Especially one that includes aphrodisiacs like apples, cheese and Champagne. We suspect this recipe is a reader favorite because of the inclusion in the instructions to drink the remaining Sparkling Wine as the bread pudding cooks. We don’t know about you but for us, any recipe like that is one we want to make over and over.
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