Bring Out the Nutmeg this Autumn Season

I am among the many who are so thankful that the fall season is finally upon us. It seems like this summer has been excruciatingly long! I am looking forward to cooler weather, breaks in humidity, fall activities, and fall flavors. One of my favorite fall flavors is nutmeg. I love how it instantly transports me to all of my favorite fall activities – fires, hearty meals, warmer clothes, football and gatherings of loved ones. This year I wanted to try some new dishes with one of my favorite spices – here is the list that I compiled. 

Savory – There are really a lot of great recipes that have more savory flavors to enjoy with nutmeg. Nutmeg adds a warming element to dishes; these are sure to be new family favorites in your home. 

This unique pizza combination is sure to have your guests raving over these flavors:

This is a great savory tart, perfect for breakfast!

This is a perfect hearty fall soup:

This is a super easy and delicious meal perfect to share in a large group setting:

This is a great delicious snack:

This recipe is quick and hearty – perfect for feeding the masses for fall events:

This is a great stew that is so comforting for those cold nights:

This is a fantastic side dish perfect to accompany any fall meal!


Looking for a quick and easy breakfast? Look no further:

This is a great little appetizer that is savory, sweet, and pretty healthy:

Sweet – Nutmeg is definitely more known for adding flavor into sweet items. I found some really great and interesting flavors to help me with my sweet tooth while using one of my favorite ingredients.

These apple snacks are beautiful and delicious!

This is a delicious fall-flavored cheesecake!

This would be a great accompaniment to your fall tea:

Looking for a twist on some classic cookies – check these out!

This is a traditional Kenyan breakfast item that is so addicting!

I LOVE muffins – and can’t wait to add this to my must-try list:

It’s not fall without some coffee cake – check out this recipe:

This is a super traditional Armenian cake:

This is another great twist on a traditional recipe:

This is a great list of homemade ice creams perfect for those last warm days of the year:

Cocktails – Now any good ingredient can be used for a variety of food items – including alcoholic beverages. Here are some of my favorites that I enjoy during the cooler temperatures of autumn. 

I love the idea of this cocktail made with mezcal:

This cocktail has so many layers of flavors, it’s sure to be a fall favorite!

This cocktail is very refreshing and perfect for those last hot days of summer:

This spiced gin drink is delicious:

This is a super tasty herbaceous cocktail, perfect for autumn:

I am so looking forward to all the fall activities. Even though this year will look different – I am still looking forward to these comforting and traditional flavors. Is there really anything better than a warm stew on a rainy cold night? Or a spiced breakfast to start your morning? Or a warming cocktail to keep your bones warm at night? Oh, I seriously can’t wait for this weather to cool off so I can enjoy all of these yummy recipes! 

Lauren Cop is a part-time SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor of the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she teaches at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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