Favorite Fall Recipes From Courtney, Sweet Tooth Sweet Life + Wild Harvest Giveaway

by Lauren on October 8, 2012

I am beyond excited to kick off this week of guests posts with no other than my favorite sweet tooth, Courtney.  Courtney and I have been blog friends for about a year but we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know each other over the past few months on a much deeper level.  Put her and I together with a cup of coffee (or wine) and we will talk ourselves well into the night. 

I absolutely adore this girl and I’m so happy to have her take over today, sharing some of her favorite fall-inspired recipes.  



Hi everyone! My name is Courtney and I’m the author behind the blog Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life. I’m 28, a former elementary school teacher (you can read about that here if you’d like) and currently running my own online personal training business, Courtney’s Total Body Wellness.

I live up in Upstate, NY with my husband and high school sweetheart, Jay, and have lived here all of my life. When I’m not working on creating personal training plans, you’ll most likely find me blogging, cooking or baking up a storm in the kitchen, or spending time with some of my favorite friends and family.

I’m so excited to be guest blogging here while Lauren is away enjoying her fabulous vacation…and a bit jealous of her fun in the sun.


So I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are, but around here in Upstate NY, things are cooling off quite nicely. As much as I love summer, fall has probably got to be my favorite season of the year. Not only does it mean sweaters, scarves, and boots, but it also means I get to fully embrace my pumpkin obsession, AND it winds up giving me brand new motivation to get cookin’ in the kitchen.

When the cooler temperatures start coming in, nothing beats a nice, warm meal from the crockpot or freshly baked loaf of bread. So today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite fall recipes with you all. Enjoy!

Light ‘n Easy Cincinnati Chili

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Mal’s Easy Chili

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken


Hearty Oat Loaf

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Cranberry Apple Bread

What are some of your favorite recipes to make once the weather starts cooling off?


A few months ago, I was sent a crazy awesome package from Wild Harvest as part of the Wild Harvest Breakfast Showdown contest.  Using some of the ingredients, I came up with a pretty fantastic Cinnamon Raisin Quinoa Granola Recipe that quickly became a breakfast favorite.

Well Wild Harvest is now sending one of YOU the same great package.

Simply leave a comment on this post with your favorite fall recipe and I’ll choose one winner to receive this care package from Wild Harvest. Contest open until Monday, October 8th. 

 Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Wild Harvest.  Wild Harvest will be sending one winner the above products at no cost.



Updated 10/15/12


Ashley @ Freckles & Spice October 8, 2012 at 11:52 am [edit]

Stuffed acorn squash! And all soups chicken noodle, butternut squash, chili, lentil , spicy eggplant soup, borcht – I’m an equal opportunity soup eater esp in fall :)

Please email me your mailing address asap to claim your prize!

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Erica { EricaDHouse.com } October 8, 2012 at 8:51 am

Just a heads up – the image for ‘Mals Easy Chili’ isn’t loading (at least for me).

My favorite Fall recipe this year is definitely pumpkin cupcakes!

Cassie October 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

anything pumpkin! pumpkin pie from scratch is a favorite

Christina October 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

I have so many favorites, but probably a recipe for Harvest Chili from BHG is my fave. Fresh sage, apple, butternut squash and chicken sausage. Sooo yummy!!!

Hope @ With A Side Of Hope October 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

I love a Rachael Ray recipe that I tried last night for dinner, Roasted Maple & Mustard Chicken. It was the perfect fall comfort food dish :)

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

What a great giveaway! And I love Courtney a little too much as well. Maybe she should fly in for the night when you’re coming to visit. ;) My favorite fall recipe has to be my pumpkin granola bars!

Taryn October 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

My favorite fall recipe is Turkey Chili Taco Soup from Skinnytaste.com. I can eat it endlessly (almost) and not feel guilty!

Molly October 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

i love any kind of stew recipe for fall. I would really love to win this!! soooo I hope i do!

Emily F October 8, 2012 at 9:35 am

favorite fall recipe: absolutely anything with pumpkin. I also love all the squashes that are in season right now but pumpkin definitely takes the cake. mmmm pumpkin cake….

Amber October 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

My favorite fall recipe would be chicken chili Yummy!!!! or anything with pumpkin like bread or muffins. I love this time or year!!!!

Amye October 8, 2012 at 9:50 am

My favorite fall recipe is Pumpkin Bread! Yum!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries October 8, 2012 at 9:54 am

My favorite fall recipe would have to be my pumpkin banana bread!

Denyne October 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

Pumpkin, pumpkin, and more pumpkin. Love all recipes with pumpkin in it.

laura October 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

My favorite Fall recipe this year is pumpkin cupcakes!

Alexis @ Hummusapien October 8, 2012 at 10:03 am

My favorite fall recipe would have to be pumpkin chili. So comforting!

SRoberts October 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

I am LOVING butternut squash with cottage cheese and almond butter— dont judge– it is SO good

Rachel October 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

Yay Courtney! Love your blog :D my favorite fall recipe are pumpkin muffins.. soo good

Avely October 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

Yummm all those recipes look delicious! My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin or banana bread!

Katie October 8, 2012 at 10:37 am

2 ingredient Pumpkin muffins

1 box yellow cake mix (Im celiac so I use gluten free Betty Crocker cake mix)
1 15oz can pumpkin

Mix the pumpkin and cake mix together then fill each muffin wrapper in a muffin pan about 1/2 full each. Place in preheated oven @ 350 degrees for 24 minutes. Enjoy!

Heather C October 8, 2012 at 10:42 am

Fave Fall recipe would be chili!!

stephanie**s October 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

My favorite fall recipe is Chili, 15 bean soup, and home made chicken noodle soup :)

Katie October 8, 2012 at 11:10 am

My favorite fall recipe is anything pumpkin!! I’m especially loving pumpkin muffins right now!

Amy October 8, 2012 at 11:16 am

mmm…mini pumpkin cheesecakes (made these for Thanksgiving last year!) or vegetarian chili!

Ariel Welch October 8, 2012 at 11:50 am

My mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup. Her loving care in a bowl.

Ashley @ Freckles & Spice October 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

Stuffed acorn squash! And all soups chicken noodle, butternut squash, chili, lentil , spicy eggplant soup, borcht – I’m an equal opportunity soup eater esp in fall :)

Alysha @Shesontherun October 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

My favorite fall recipe is my vegan Pumpkin Flax Quickbread. It smells heavenly when it bakes!

sarah October 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm

homemade apple pie. simple but so good.

Emily October 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Simple apple crisp. I always top it with 1.5x the called for oat mixture, because it’s my favorite part of the whole dish!

Leah @ DeLeahLicious October 8, 2012 at 12:22 pm

My favorite fall recipe is apple cinnamon bread. What a great giveaway!!

Missy October 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

As someone said above….Turkey Chili Taco Soup from Skinnytaste.com. Yum!

tiffany October 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

my favorite fall recipe is simple vegetable soup! lots of cabbage, carrots, onions, and beans.

Valerie October 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

My favorite Fall recipe is Chili. Keeps me warm on cold days:)
1 Package of Ground Turkey
1 Large can (28oz) Organic Crushed Tomatoes
1 can (15oz) Organic Chili Beans
1 can (15oz) Organic Kidney Beans
1 can (15oz) Tomato Sauce
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp Tader Joes 21 Seasoning
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle
Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Season ground turkey with cinnamon, 21 seasonings, chili powder, southwest chipotle, salt and pepper. Drain and place in a large pot. Add Remaining ingredients and cook on low for 20-25 minutes.

Kristin October 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Hi Court!
I absoloutely love your blog and am thrilled to see you here on Lauren’s! My favorite fall recipe right now is anything with pumpkin! And your hearty oat loaf has been a hit in my house. I made it again last night….

Jenna U. October 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

My favorite fall recipe is a turkey chili that I make in the crock pot. Super easy and makes the house smell wonderful!

Amanda October 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Paula Deen’s Taco Chili recipe is killer!! I make it 10 times or more in the fall, especially for football games!

tempesst October 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm

one of my favorite fall recipes is skyline chili!

Lindsay October 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Some favorite recipes in my house in the fall is Chili in homemade bread bowls, tator tot casserole, and Sheperd’s Pie! They are all my mom’s recipes so I feel happy whenever I make them! :)

Andrea October 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Pumpkin bars and butternut squash Mac and cheese

Erika October 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I love stuffed acorn squash and roasted butternut squash and spaghetti squash… I guess I could just say I like squash!

Ashley Pomes October 8, 2012 at 3:06 pm

My favorite fall recipe is Happy Herbivore’s maple kissed pumpkin muffins. They are just so good.

Kelsey LaPaglia October 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

My favorite fall recipe is a toss up between pumpkin walnut bread and cranberry apple muffins!

Pam October 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I love oven roasted acorn squash.

Amy October 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I’m about to make chili and cornbread–perfect fall food!

Erica @ For the Sake of Cake October 8, 2012 at 4:20 pm

My pumpkin baked oatmeal has been my go-to recipe this fall… so good!

Laurel C October 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I LOVE the apple pie that my grandma makes……there’s something about fresh pie from the granny that is like nothing else!

Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife October 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies yum!

Caitlin F. October 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Sweet potato & black bean chili. Yum!

Traci October 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

any kind of chili, or anything at all related to pumpkin!

Kristin October 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Fave fall recipe is pumpkin chocolate chip granola bars. Yum!!

Tayla @ She'll Be Free October 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm

pumpkin pie mug cake and a pumpkin smoothie!

kolya October 8, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Wowza…great giveaway! I read your own blog and love that too (:

Hmmm…fall recipe? I”m pretty simple…I can eat pumpkin or squash straight from the source and sprinkle cinnamon and stevia to make it taste like pumpkin pie. Seriously warm pumpkin puree with a few pumpkin spices can make me smile for hours (: Though your pumpkin banana bread is looking like a contender for my frozen banana stash.

Chloe October 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Roasted brussel sprouts (roasted with balsamic vinegar) are one of my favorite side dishes!

Emily P October 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Speaking of granola with quinoa.. definitely Gina (Skinnytaste’s) pumpkin granola!

Lauren S October 8, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I love http://www.dailygarnish.com vegan pumpkin chili! I have made it inside the pumpkin and it is amazing!

Michelle October 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I love a warm bowl of chili for dinner when it starts getting chilly outside!

Carly October 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Anything with pumpkin!

Kylee October 8, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I love any recipe with pumpkin!!!

Michele October 8, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I love pumpkin chili!

Meghan N October 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Crock pot chili is my fall go-to :)

Sadie October 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Turkey chili!

Irina @ Chocolatea Time October 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

My current favorite Fall recipe are pumpkin spice waffles. Homemade and perfect :)

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I absolutely love fall! My favorite fall recipes are definitely vegetable soups, chillis, and of course, ANYTHING PUMPKIN! :)

Iris Lee October 8, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Pumpkin cream cheese pie! I make it for Thanksgiving every year. :)

Tiffany October 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Anything and everything pumpkin right about now!!! Bread, scones, granola, muffins, etc.. Fall is the season to embrace PUMPKIN!!!

Meghan October 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

My favorite fall recipe is banana bread!

Jessica October 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I just made an amaaaazing pumpkin bread last week, so I’m going to have to go with that.

Angie October 9, 2012 at 7:18 am

My favorite fall recipe is curry squash soup!

Lauren October 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin bread! I make it at least once a week for myself and to share :)

Cellabella October 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I love roasted brussel sprouts with grapes and pancetta!

Julie October 9, 2012 at 4:54 pm

BBQ chicken rigatoni :)

Tonia October 9, 2012 at 10:20 pm

My favorite fall recipe is any baked good with pumpkin in it! YUMM

lynn @ the actor's diet October 10, 2012 at 12:05 am

great giveaway! my fave fall recipe is my vegan african stew!


Kelly October 10, 2012 at 9:35 am

I just made pumpkin pasta and it was a huge hit! I sautéed onion and garlic, added half a can of pumpkin, 1/2 c skim milk, and 2 wedges of laughing cow and warmed it through. Then I mixed the sauce with cooked pasta and sliced apple chicken sausages. So easy and so good!

Bethany @ Accidental Intentions October 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

I love a good bowl of chili with a side of cornbread when the weather turns cool :)

Ashley October 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

My favorite fall dish is my Mom’s secret recipe chicken vegetable soup and homemade rosemary bread. YUM!

Shannon October 13, 2012 at 4:30 am

I love a good bowl of chili! :)

Briana October 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I love a good pumpkin chocolate chip bread

anne October 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

turkey chili is my fall fav!

Kate October 14, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I love roasted butternut squash and apples, sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice!

Steph @ The Event Crashers October 15, 2012 at 2:48 am

My favorite fall recipe has to be potato corn chowder!

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