The Most Popular Taste of Home Recipes for October (2024)

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The Most Popular Taste of Home Recipes for October (1)Katie BandurskiUpdated: Jan. 31, 2022

    When you're craving warm, cozy meals and tons of pumpkin treats, reach for one of these fall favorites. We rounded up our most shared, liked and top-rated recipes in October.


    Pumpkin Bars

    Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are the ultimate fall treat. But my family likes them so much, they ask me to make them all year long! —Brenda Keller, Andalusia, Alabama

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    Here's a homey dish that people just can't wait to dive in to! Yes, you can have slow-cooker chicken and dumplings. The homemade classic takes a bit of work but is certainly worth it. —Daniel Anderson, Kenosha, Wisconsin

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    Pressure Cooker Carne Guisada

    While living away from Texas for a while, my boyfriend and I grew homesick for the spicy flavors of home. We've made this recipe a few times now, and it goes really well with homemade flour tortillas. We love this pressure cooker carne guisada over rice, too. —Kelly Evans, Denton, Texas

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    Basic Homemade Bread

    If you'd like to learn how to bake bread, here's a wonderful place to start. This easy white bread bakes up deliciously golden brown. There's nothing like the homemade aroma wafting through my kitchen as it bakes. —Sandra Anderson, New York, New York

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    Potato-Topped Ground Beef Skillet

    Compared to other ground beef skillet recipes, the depth of flavor in this recipe is amazing, and I never have leftovers when I take it to potlucks. I love recipes that I can cook and serve in the same skillet. If your butcher has chili grind beef, which is coarsely ground, go for that; it lends an extra meaty texture. —Fay Moreland, Wichita Falls, Texas

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    Cauliflower Soup

    This cheesy recipe is way tastier than any other cauliflower soup I've tried! We like it with hot pepper sauce for a little extra kick. —Debbie Ohlhausen, Chilliwack, British Columbia

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    Chunky Apple Cake

    After taste testing lots of apple cakes, I've found this apple cake recipe the best. Full of old-world comfort, the yummy brown sugar sauce really makes the cake special. For a festive occasion, top with a dollop of whipped cream. —Debi Benson, Bakersfield, California

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    Creamy White Chili

    Years ago, as a time-starved college student, I got this wonderful recipe from my sister-in-law. She had made a big batch and served it to a crowd one night. It was a hit—and easy and quick. In all my years of cooking, I’ve never had another dish get so many compliments. —Laura Brewer, Lafayette, Indiana

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    Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

    Whenever I visit friends in Lutsen, Minnesota, I make sure to buy maple syrup there because I think it's even better than in Quebec. These delicious cookies can be decorated with sprinkles but they're just fine as is.—Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

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    Slow-Cooker Chili

    This hearty slow-cooker chili can cook for up to 10 hours on low in the slow cooker. It's so good to come home to its wonderful aroma after a long day away. —Sue Call, Beech Grove, Indiana

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    Pressure-Cooker Risotto with Chicken and Mushrooms

    Portobello mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this creamy classic, while shredded rotisserie chicken makes it a snap to prepare. You'll savor every bite. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

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    Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

    These easy pumpkin cookies are pleasantly spiced. Everyone enjoys the soft, cake-like texture, too. —Lisa Chernetsky, Luzerne, Pennsylvania


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    Firehouse Chili

    As one of the cooks at the firehouse, I used to prepare meals for 10 men. This firehouse chili recipe was among their favorites. —Richard Clements, San Dimas, California

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    Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

    To add delicious flavor to your pumpkin pie recipe, try this pumpkin spice. This pumpkin pie spice blend can also be used to make spiced nuts. —Mary Dixon, Catlin, Illinois

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    Pressure Cooker Savory Mustard Pork Roast

    The unique pairing of honey and molasses with diced tomatoes, red wine and stone-ground mustard yields the most delightful mustard sauce with just a hint of sweetness in this pressure cooker pork roast. —Ezra Elkon, Charles Town, West Virginia

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    Pumpkin and Walnut Squares

    The buttery crust and crumb topping plus the creamy pumpkin filling make this a popular dessert at potlucks. Try it with whipped cream, ice cream or all by its yummy self. This is the pumpkin walnut recipe to end all recipes. —Ruth Beller, Sun City, California

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    Buffalo Chicken Dip

    This is the best buffalo chicken dip recipe! Whenever I bring buffalo dip to a tailgate or potluck, everyone asks for the recipe. —Peggy Foster, Florence, Kentucky

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    Carrot Cake Pancakes

    Here's a way for fans of carrot cake to have their favorite dessert for breakfast. These delicate, decadent pancakes are drizzled with sweet and spicy maple syrup that complements the sour cream and nut topping. —Leane Goering, Salem, Indiana

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    Big Soft Ginger Cookies

    These nicely spiced, big soft ginger cookies are perfect for folks who like the flavor of ginger but don't care for crunchy gingersnaps. —Barbara Gray, Boise, Idaho

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    Apple Pie

    I remember coming home sullen one day because we'd lost a softball game. Grandma, in her wisdom, suggested that maybe a slice of hot apple pie would make me feel better. She was right. —Maggie Greene, Granite Falls, Washington

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    Amish Chicken Corn Soup

    Creamed corn and butter make my chicken corn soup homey and rich. This recipe makes a big batch, but the soup freezes well for future meals—one reason why soups are my favorite thing to make. —Beverly Hoffman, Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania

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    Pumpkin Dump Cake

    Canned pumpkin and cake mix make these bars an effortless alternative to pumpkin pie. It's a tried-and-true dessert that always brings big smiles. —Linda Guyot, Fountain Valley, California

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    Chicken Parmesan Slider Bake

    Sliders are the perfect finger food for any get-together, and this flavorful chicken Parmesan version won’t disappoint. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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    Pumpkin Bread

    I keep my freezer stocked for our harvest crew with home-baked goodies like this deliciously spicy, easy pumpkin bread recipe. —Joyce Jackson, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

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    Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

    Because I work full time, this slow cooker pot roast is my go-to when I want a hearty, home cooked meal. It’s a comfort to walk in and smell this roast simmering. —Gina Jackson, Ogdensburg, New York


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    Favorite Chicken Potpie

    This is the best chicken potpie recipe! Chock-full of chicken, potatoes, peas and corn, this recipe makes two golden pies, so you can serve one at supper and save the other for a busy night. —Karen Johnson, Bakersfield, California

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    Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

    This German chocolate pecan pie combines the ingredients everyone loves in its classic cake cousin. It's so silky and smooth, you won't be able to put your fork down. —Anna Jones, Coppell, Texas

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    Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

    I started making these treats after tasting a batch my friend whipped up. I immediately requested the drop cookie recipe and have been baking them by the dozens ever since. The icing is an ideal complement to the tart berries in the cookies. —Shirley Kidd, New London, Minnesota

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    Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pot Roast

    Slow-simmered and seasoned with rosemary, mustard and thyme, this tender and tasty crock pot roast and potatoes recipe is so easy to make and always a hit. Substitute burgundy or brandy plus a half-cup of water for the broth…the aroma of this English roast recipe is wonderful! —Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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    Pumpkin Bundt Cake

    This pumpkin bundt cake recipe is perfect for fall. As it bakes, the aroma fills the house with a spicy scent. —Virginia Loew, Leesburg, Florida

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    Pressure-Cooker Chinese-Style Ribs

    It's nice to walk in after a hard day's work and have dinner ready in a short amount of time. I hope you agree these ribs are quick, easy and delicious. Enjoy! —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

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    German Chocolate Dump Cake

    We make this for Sunday lunches when the whole family gets together. The cream cheese topping is so good that it doesn't need frosting. —Donna Holdbrooks, Waco, Georgia

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    Slow-Cooker Chuck Roast

    My husband and I like chuck roast recipes, so this slow-cooker chuck roast recipe is terrific. You'll also love how flavorful and tender this comforting beef chuck roast turns out. —Bette McCumber, Schenectady, New York

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    Homemade chicken and dumplings from scratch harken back to my childhood and chilly days when we devoured those cute little balls of dough swimming in hot, rich broth. It's one of those types of soup you'll want to eat again and again. —Erika Monroe-Williams, Scottsdale, Arizona

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    Can't-Eat-Just-One Cinnamon Rolls

    My cinnamon rolls have been known to vanish quickly. Once I dropped off a dozen rolls for my brothers, and they emptied the pan in 10 minutes. —Regina Farmwald, West Farmington, Ohio

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    The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

    My first Wisconsin winter was so cold, all I wanted to eat was homemade chicken noodle soup. Of all the chicken noodle soup recipes out there, this type of soup is my favorite and is in heavy rotation from November to April. It has many incredibly devoted fans.—Gina Nistico, Denver, Colorado

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    Chicken Noodle Casserole

    Everyone who tries this comforting cheesy chicken casserole asks for the recipe. It's so simple to make that sometimes I feel as if I'm cheating! —Kay Pederson, Yellville, Arkansas

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    Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert

    Here's a fun layered dessert that will appeal to all ages. If you want it even nuttier, you can use chunky peanut butter, and if you're not a fan of cashews, substitute your favorite nut. This peanut butter lasagna is one of my favorite pudding desserts. —Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio

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    Cheeseburger Soup

    A local restaurant serves a similar cheeseburger soup but wouldn't share its recipe with me. I developed my own, modifying a recipe I already had for potato soup. I was really pleased with the way this all-American dish turned out. —Joanie Shawhan, Madison, Wisconsin

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    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I'm one of the cooking project leaders for my daughter's 4-H club, where these soft, delicious cookies were a huge hit with the kids. —Marietta Slater, Augusta, Kansas

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    Pressure-Cooker Maple French Toast

    My family and friends all love it when I make this delicious French toast in the morning. It's so delicious and easy! —Cindy Steffen, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

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    Flavorful Chicken Fajitas

    This chicken fajitas recipe is definitely on my weeknight dinner rotation. The marinated chicken in these popular wraps is mouthwatering. The fajitas go together in a snap and always get raves! —Julie Sterchi, Campbellsville, Kentucky

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    Apple Pie Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

    These apple pie cupcakes are always a hit! They are so easy to make and the flavor just screams fall. Of course, they're equally delicious any other time of year. —Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa

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    Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

    One of our favorite comfort-food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lighter, healthier version that features so many veggies. It has the same beloved flavors with more nutritious ingredients! —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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    Simple Taco Soup

    We first sampled this chili-like taco soup recipe at a church dinner. What a warming dish for a cold day. And because it uses packaged seasonings with several cans of vegetables, it's a snap to prepare. —Glenda Taylor, Sand Springs, Oklahoma

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    Best Lasagna

    Want to know how to make lasagna for a casual holiday meal? You can't go wrong with this deliciously rich meat lasagna recipe. My grown sons and daughter-in-law request it for their birthdays, too. —Pam Thompson, Girard, Illinois

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    Cheesy Ham Chowder

    My five children all agree that this soothing recipe is wonderful. The soup is full of potatoes, carrots and ham. The best part is that I can get it on the table in only a half hour of hands-on time. —Jennifer Trenhaile, Emerson, Nebraska

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    Apple Caramel Cheesecake Bars

    The streusel topping that comes with this recipe for apple cream cheese bars is absolutely irresistible. If you can’t resist a “taste test” before a party, just arrange each apple bar on a serving platter and no one will know a piece is missing from the pan! —Katherine White, Henderson, Nevada

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    White Chicken Chili

    Folks will enjoy a change from traditional chili when they dip their spoons into this flavorful blend of tender chicken, white beans and just enough zip. This is our favorite white chicken chili recipe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Originally Published: September 20, 2019

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    What was the most popular food in 1973? ›

    1973: Fondue

    As Lovegren wrote in Fashionable Food, "Foreign, sophisticated, easy, and fun, fondue was served in a gleaming pot, which in its streamlined beauty bristling with long-handled dipping forks resembled nothing so much as the space-age satellites circling Earth's atmosphere."

    How to make food in 5 minutes? ›

    5-minute meals recipes
    1. Storecupboard pasta salad. A star rating of 4.4 out of 5. ...
    2. Pan-fried camembert sandwich. A star rating of 4.6 out of 5. ...
    3. Prawn & coconut soup. ...
    4. Classic French omelette. ...
    5. Chicken wrap with sticky sweet potato, salad leaves & tomatoes. ...
    6. Creamy tomato courgetti. ...
    7. Speedy tuna pasta salad. ...
    8. Easy pea & mint soup.

    How much was a McDonald's hamburger in 1973? ›

    To answer your question, hamburgers at McDonald's cost 15 cents, which is $1.43 in today's (2020) money.

    Who makes the most delicious food? ›

    Top 20 Most Delicious Foods in the World
    1. Sushi (Japan) Sushi, a Japanese delicacy, tops our list with its perfect balance of flavors and textures. ...
    2. Pizza (Italy) ...
    3. Tacos (Mexico) ...
    4. Massaman Curry (Thailand) ...
    5. Croissant (France) ...
    6. Hamburger (United States) ...
    7. Dim Sum (China) ...
    8. Paella (Spain)
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    Who has the best cooking? ›

    Top 10 chefs in the world: A detailed look
    1. Alain Ducasse. Alain Ducasse is a French chef with 21 Michelin stars. ...
    2. Gordon Ramsay. Gordon Ramsay is a British celebrity chef, best known for his high-adrenaline cooking shows. ...
    3. Heston Blumenthal. ...
    4. Jamie Oliver. ...
    5. Thomas Keller. ...
    6. Yannick Alléno. ...
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    8. Quique Dacosta.
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    What food should every house have? ›

    Canned, Jarred, & Pouched Foods
    • Fruits and vegetables (choose options without added sugar or salt)
    • Meat, poultry, & seafood (fish, chicken, or other meats)
    • Beans (pinto, black, garbanzo)
    • Soups (look for lower sodium varieties)
    • Nut butter (peanut, almond)
    • Dried fruit.
    • Sauces (tomato, spaghetti, pizza)
    • Salsa.

    What homemade food sells best? ›

    Here are some ideas that are likely to sell quickly:
    • Candy and other confectionery.
    • Cookies, pastries, and other baked goods.
    • Dry herbs, seasonings, and herb mixes.
    • Homemade fresh bread.
    • Hummus and other dips.
    • Jams, jellies, and other preserves.
    • Nuts, coated, and uncoated.
    • Pickles and other pickled vegetables.

    What food is most commonly eaten at home? ›

    Chicken has recently superseded beef as the most pounds per person eaten. Potatoes and tomatoes are the most popular vegetables while oranges and apples are the most popular fruits, but those are mostly consumed as juice.

    What to make when you're hungry and have no food? ›

    15 Delicious Things to Throw Together When You're Pressed for Food Options
    • Buttery, gooey grilled cheese.
    • PB&J because duh.
    • Tuna melt tostadas.
    • Pancakes! Pancakes!
    • Scrambled eggs.
    • Waffles.
    • A Hagrid-size bowl of cereal.
    • Spaghetti carbonara.
    Apr 28, 2020

    What is the healthiest lunch food? ›

    What you eat for lunch is almost as important as what you eat for breakfast.
    1. Avocado and egg sandwich. ...
    2. Summer rolls with peanut sauce. ...
    3. Quinoa pear salad with spinach, cranberries and pecans. ...
    4. Protein Salad. ...
    5. Loaded Vegetable Sandwich. ...
    6. Lentil vegetable soup. ...
    7. Chicken burrito bowl with rice and beans.
    Aug 30, 2023

    What fast food came out in 1973? ›

    1973. The infamous Quarter Pounder and Quarter Pounder with Cheese are added to McDonald's menus across the nation in the early 1970s.

    What was popular back in 1973? ›

    Bell Bottom pants, hip huggers, earth shoes, clogs, tie dye t-shirts and gypsy dresses were popular. Denim, knits were primary fabrics and crochet was present. Long hair, big hair, afros were in style. Women usually had a part in the middle with long straight hair or with loose curls.

    What was the price of a loaf of bread in 1973? ›

    The price of a loaf of bread went up from 17.1 cents a loaf in 1947 to 35.3 cents in April, 1973. Soon thereafter grain deals with the Soviet Union under the Administration of President Richard M. Nixon sent the price soaring, and by August, 1973, the price in New York was 49 cents a loaf.

    What important dates happened in 1973? ›

    • October 25 – The Yom Kippur War ends.
    • October 26 – The United Nations recognizes the independence of Guinea-Bissau.
    • October 30 – The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus Strait for the first time in history.


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