Alright, summer is great and everything, but the heat is getting to me. I think I’m ready for scarves, jeans and all of the delicious food that comes with the changing seasons. Aren’t you?

1. Tailgating

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Grilling is great, but grilling + sports + beer + getting way too competitive is even better.

2. Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa

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Nothing takes you back like a hot cup of cocoa, even (or especially?) if it’s spiked.

3. Candy Corn

Candy Corn

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 Here are two ways to feed your addiction for these tiny nuggets of joy.

4. Apple Picking


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 If you don’t pick your own apples, then you’re doing fall all wrong. This fall, make these personal apple pie cups.

5. Holiday Leftovers


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 Mashed potatoes for days. Cranberry sauce on errrything.

6. Hot Soup


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Yeah, there’s always gazpacho, but soup in the summer just isn’t the same. Not to mention cheddar broccoli bread bowls that’ll warm you up anytime.

7. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

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Might as well pop that top button on your pants now. It’s almost pie time.

8. Cider Cocktails


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 Whether you go for cider sangria or fireball cider (in a mason jar, obv), autumn is peak season for cozy booze.

9. Halloween Candy

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The only time it’s acceptable to have candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

10. Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread

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There’s no time for monkey business when it comes to pull-apart bread; get there first or it’ll be gone.

11. Pumpkin Spice Lattés

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The first time of the year you lay eyes on that red Starbucks cup or catch a whiff of that pumpkin aroma — that’s magic.

12. Peppermint Everything

Peppermint Everything

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The reigning queen of ubiquitous seasonal flavors. Get your DIY peppermint fix with these candy cane s’mores.

13. Thanksgiving Dinner


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 The champion of all food holidays and TV marathons.

14. Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

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The perfect beverage for every holiday party and cuddly family gathering. Get the recipe.

15. Gingerbread Men


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 The spicy cookie everyone loves (right up until they bite his little head off).

16. Christmas Cookies


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 Even if you don’t believe in Santa, there’s nothing like stealing a few cookies off his plate on Christmas Eve.

17. No more hot dogs


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 Bye, bye, summer, we’ll be wanting you and your weenies again next year. But for now: No. more. hot. dogs.