The leaves have already begin to change into beautiful shades of red, brown and gold. Make plans for your cool weather garden harvest with these festive recipes that bring out the best in root crops and leafy greens.

To Start and to Share

gi1103_roasted-acorn-squash_s4x3-jpg-rend-snigalleryslideRoasted Acorn Squash with Mushrooms, Peppers and Goat Cheese

Capitalize on both the flesh and the seeds of acorn squash in this recipe, roasting them separately and then reuniting them in the finished dish. Assemble a filling built on powerhouse flavors including onion, bell peppers and goat cheese.

Get the Recipe   Mini Quiche Florentineoriginal_sam-henderson-mini-quiche-birds-eye_4x3-jpg-rend-hgtvcom-966-725 These easy mini quiches are perfect for holiday entertaining. The classic combination of spinach and Swiss cheese paired with the robust flavors of fresh thyme and Parmesan make them an instant hit with even the pickiest of palettes. Get the Recipe   Warm Kale Antipasto Saladfnm_040113-warm-kale-antipasto-salad-recipe_s4x3-jpg-rend-snigalleryslide Kale teams up with romaine lettuce to serve as the base of this satisfying salad, which is topped by broiled vegetables and Italian antipasto staples soppressata and Pecorino cheese Get the Recipe  

Main Event

Beef and Butternut Squash Stewei1109_beef_squash_stew-jpg-rend-snigalleryslide A stew of browned beef and plenty of butternut squash gets an Italian touch with Marsala wine and sun-dried tomatoes. Get the Recipe     051139022-01-kale-sprout-pizza-recipe_xlg Garlic Kale Sprout Pizza This pizza highlights all the best in kale sprouts: Pine nuts and fontina splay off their nutty flavor, while goat cheese adds creamy tang and rosemary enhances their pepperiness. Get the Recipe     Chopped Apple Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheesefnm_100111-bobby-flay-bar-americain-018-0_s4x3-jpg-rend-snigalleryslide For an enticing mix of crunch and creaminess, combine tart apples and crisp endive with delicate baby spinach and a solid helping of crumbled blue cheese. Get the Recipe     051137054-01-herbed-pork-tenderloin-with-apples-recipe_xlgHerbed Pork Tenderloin with Mustard-Roasted Apples and Potatoes A mixture of fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme coats quick-cooking pork tenderloin, which pairs beautifully with tender apples and potatoes. The whole thing makes your kitchen smell like a dream, and the flavor? Even better. Get the Recipe  

On the Side

fnm_100110-weeknight-dinners-051_s4x3-jpg-rend-snigalleryslideSweet Potato Mash These sweet potatoes get popped in the microwave for a quick cook. Then they’re mashed and topped with brown butter and fried sage. Get the Recipe     cider-glazed-vegetables-ru286269Cider Glazed Vegetables Everything you love about fall is combined in this easy side dish – a riot of bright colors, hearty veggies, woodsy sage and a brown sugar-sweetened hard cider glaze. Get the Recipe       rx-kohls_mrb-quinoa-roasted-butternut-squash-h_s4x3-jpg-rend-snigalleryslideQuinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash A mix of butternut squash, pistachios and cranberiies stud this quinoa dish, which gets a hit of green from baby spinach. Get the Recipe    

Sweet Treats

1442336030-salted-caramet-apple-tartlets-9Salted Caramel Apple Tartlets

The secret to crafting the rose shape of these beautiful little tarts is wrapping thin slices of apple around each other until each crust is full. Get the Recipe     Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodlespumpkinsnickerdoodle2.jpg Fill snickerdoodle cookies with a thick cream cheese, coating the dough in cinnamon sugar before baking to perfection Get the Recipe       Spiced-Apple-Cider-Cranberry-Cupcakes-1411166141.jpg Spiced Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes Sure, these holiday-ready cupcakes look pretty, but bite into the spicy cake and you’ll discover a fun surprise inside: Each one is packed with delicious apple cider cranberry filling. Get the Recipe     Share your favorite fall recipes below or post a picture of your latest gourmet meal!

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