The 10 Recipes You Loved Most in October

Dive in to these soups, stews, and cozy bakes like they're a pile of freshly raked leaves.

<p>Simply Recipes / Sarah Crowder</p>

Simply Recipes / Sarah Crowder

All things cozy caught your eyes on Simply Recipes in October. Recipes for soups, stews, braises, and easy desserts with fall vibes hit big with our readers. You're in the mood for cozy food, and who can blame you? It's a rough world out there. But in your home kitchen, you call the shots. Serving up comfort food provides comfort indeed.

Looking at the 10 recipes below, I can vouch that you have great taste. These are fun, straightforward recipes that deliver big on flavor. We're proud to share them with you, from our homes to yours. And you in turn can share them with the people you love.

<p>Simply Recipes / Michelle Becker</p>

Simply Recipes / Michelle Becker

1. Homemade Coffee Creamer

You can make rich and sweet coffee creamer with only three ingredients! Whole milk, brown sugar, and vanilla make up this easy DIY version that will save you money and keep additives from your daily dose of java.

Get Recipe: Homemade Coffee Creamer

<p>Simply Recipes / Laurel Randolph</p>

Simply Recipes / Laurel Randolph

2. Batatas a Murro

So simple, yet so appealing. Don't you want to grab one of those little beauties and scarf it down right down? This Portuguese preparation is similar to smashed potatoes, but they're only gently pressed down (not smashed) before their second roasting. Plenty of chopped garlic plus salt and olive oil make sure they're flavor-forward.

Get Recipe: The Portuguese Trick for Out-of-This-World Roasted Potatoes

<p>Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe</p>

Simply Recipes / Ciara Kehoe

3. Lazy Daisy Cake

This is a midcentury snack cake recipe I came across in a community cookbook. Maybe you've seen versions in community cookbooks of your own. Miraculously, it only requires one bowl! Make a quick hot milk sponge cake and then, right after baking, top it with a brown sugar and coconut topping. Broil to caramelized perfection.

Get Recipe: Lazy Daisy Cake Is a Retro Dessert Ready for a Comeback

<p>Simply Recipes / Sarah Crowder</p>

Simply Recipes / Sarah Crowder

4. Apple Cider Donut Muffins

If you've ever gone apple picking, you've likely enjoyed these at the orchard farmhouse with hot cider after brining in your haul. To duplicate the experience at her home, our recipe editor Laurel Randolph skips the frying oil and bakes these easy muffins instead. They're incredibly close to the original, right down to the final roll in cinnamon sugar.

Get Recipe: These Easy Muffins Taste Like Apple Cider Donuts

<p>Simply Recipes / Sara Haas, RDN</p>

Simply Recipes / Sara Haas, RDN

5. Million Dollar Chicken

Here's an easy way to dress up the same old chicken breasts. Top them with Million Dollar Dip, a rich affair of cream cheese, mayo, bacon, cheddar, and scallions created by chef Helen Corbit, who was a chef at Neiman Marcus' Dallas restaurant Zodiac in the 1950s. Author Sara Haas serves it on pounded boneless, skinless chicken breast for a weeknight main that's begging to enter your rotation.

Get Recipe: This Million Dollar Chicken Is My Go-To Weeknight Dinner

<p>Simply Recipes / Mark Beahm</p>

Simply Recipes / Mark Beahm

6. Pumpkin Quickies

This recipe is not kidding around. Mix a box of spice cake mix with a can of pumpkin, scoop onto baking sheets, and stick them in the oven. That's it! Two ingredients, one big win.

Get Recipe: I Tried This Viral 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies—They’re 100% Delicious

<p>Simply Recipes / Photo by Fred Hardy / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Julia Bayliss</p>

Simply Recipes / Photo by Fred Hardy / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop Styling by Julia Bayliss

7. Hummus Soup

Hummus soup? Yes, we're serious. The same ingredients that go into hummus—chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, and and lemon juice—comprise this creamy, easy soup. One can of chickpeas goes into the soup; the other you roast for the crispy chickpea topping. You've got to try this one to believe how good it is.

Get Recipe: I Make This Creamy Soup on Repeat With a Handful of Pantry Staples

<p>Simply Recipes / Shilpa Iyer</p>

Simply Recipes / Shilpa Iyer

8. Nilagang Baka (Filipino Beef Stew)

The familiar stew ingredients of beef, carrots, potatoes, and onions get a welcome addition of cabbage, green beans, scallions, and a kiss of pungent fish sauce in this classic Filipino beef stew. It's an easy dinner that (like so many beloved Filipino dishes) is best served over steamed white rice.

Get Recipe: This Classic Filipino Beef Stew Will Warm You Top to Bottom

<p>Simply Recipes / Karishma Pradhan</p>

Simply Recipes / Karishma Pradhan

9. Walking Taco Casserole

This innovative casserole lets you enjoy the walking taco (AKA Frito pie) experience at home as a dinner main—no messing around with single-serving Fritos bags necessary!

Get Recipe: This Easy Walking Taco Casserole Is a Dinner Worth Sitting Down For

<p>Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Hannah Greenwood</p>

Simply Recipes / Photo by Jen Causey / Food Styling by Ruth Blackburn / Prop Styling by Hannah Greenwood

10. Copycat Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup

If your Panera habit is steadily siphoning funds from your budget, here's an affordable way to recreate this popular menu staple at home. The secret to its incredibly smooth texture? A little Velveeta added in with the cheddar.

Get Recipe: The Copycat Broccoli Cheddar Soup I’m Making on Repeat This Fall

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