Craving something seasonal? As the weather changes, so do our cravings. However, when craving for one, it may not be cost-effective to go out every single time for carrot cake or flavored pastries and supermarkets do not necessarily sell products for only one serving.
Here are some cooking ideas to avoid overspending and satisfy your sugar and spice and everything nice hankerings:
1. Halloween Bark
If plain candy isn’t enough, this recipe will meet your needs. Melt, pour, sprinkle and let it sit. Boom! Easier and quicker than deciding what costume to wear.
Via This Gal Cooks
2. Sheet Pan Meals
As the weather drops, turning on the oven seems more tempting. Be it for lunch or dinner, sheet pan meals are an easy fix for one or a dinner party! You pick, mix and match – whatever you’re craving! Plus, it’s a healthy way to get a fall flavor vegetable serving.
One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage & Veggies
Via Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken
Via The Recipe Critic
3. Apple Bites
Buying a full pie for a temporary craving, may result out of budget and it might go bad if it’s left over the counter until the next craving. These apple pie bites are easy to do and satisfy those seasonal fruity-cinnamon flavors.
Apple Pie Bites
via The Blond Cook
4. Hearty Soups
After battling the cold, crisp air, what’s better than a hot cup of heartwarming soup? Mushrooms, noodles, roasted vegetables leftover from sheet pan meals, classic chicken soup for the cold-bearing soul... there’s nothing like a good cup of soup in the fall.
Mushroom and Barley Soup
Roasted Fall Vegetable Soup
5. Brioche French Toast with Brown Sugar-Cranberry Sauce
Who said cranberry sauce was limited to Thanksgiving Dinner? Zoe Nathan’s take on French toast is mouthwatering. Breakfast for one or a dozen, this recipe’s easy to personalize.
Brioche French Toast with Brown Sugar-Cranberry Sauce by Zoe Nathan