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Best 5 Recipes to Cook Up This Fall Season

The weather’s getting colder so that means the time for hearty fall recipes are in! Here are our top 5 recipes to spice up your fall season!

1. Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

A great alternative to pumpkin pie, especially for those cheesecake fans out there. Serve topped with whipped cream.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8


  • 2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping thawed


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
  • Blend in eggs one at a time.
  • Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
  • Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended.
  • Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set.
  • Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Cover with whipped topping before serving.


Keyword cheesecake, Christmas party, desserts, Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pie, pumpkin, Recipe
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This delectable cheesecake is perfect for your next fall gathering! Featuring notes of nutmeg and pumpkin spice, this recipe is sure to have your guests going back for seconds!

2. Southern Baked Mac & Cheese

Southern Baked Mac & Cheese

This ooey gooey, gluten free mac & cheese with a light crunch on top is a classic comfort dish for both adults and children to indulge in. These cheesy noodles + your favorite show on Circle Network = the perfect night in.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course, Snack
Servings 8


  • 10 oz gluten-free elbow pasta gluten-free penne pasta can also be used
  • 1/4 cup butter optional
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups shredded cheese, divided any variety of cheese can be used


  • 2 gluten-free bread slices, toasted and broken into crumbs optional
  • 1 tsp butter, softened optional
  • 1/2 tsp paprika optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through, but firm to the bite. About 8 minutes. Drain.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir salt and mustard powder into melted butter and remove saucepan from heat.
  • Whisk milk and cornstarch together in a bowl until smooth. Stir into butter mixture until well blended. Return saucepan to stove and cook milk mixture, stirring constantly, over medium heat until sauce is thickened. About 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat.
  • Stir 3 cups of desired cheese into sauce until heat from sauce melts cheese. Add pasta to cheese sauce and stir well. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Combine remaining 1 cup of cheese, gluten-free bread crumbs, 1 tsp butter, and paprika in a bowl. Sprinkle over pasta mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is crunchy, about 30 minutes.


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Mac & cheese is a staple for the fall season! Warm, oooey, gooey cheese and toasted breadcrumbs is the perfect combination to fill you up. Especially with Thanksgiving coming up, this recipe makes the best side dish! This mac & cheese is a MUST try!

3. Longmire Chili

"Longmire" Chili

Bring a little bit of the suspense and thrill into your home with this "Longmire" chili, filled with beef, cheese and most importantly, beer. Enjoy this delicious recipe while watching the hit TV series, "Longmire" on Circle TV every day at 7/6c pm and Tuesday's at 11/10c pm.
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Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 8


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 Green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper ribs and seeds removed, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes & green chilies undrained
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1/2 (2 oz) cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Optional Toppings

  • Sour cream
  • Sliced green onions
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add oil.
  • Lower heat to medium, add onion, bell pepper and jalapeƱo pepper. Stir occasionally until tender, approximately 4-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef. Cook for 8-10 minutes, breaking beef into small crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings, as necessary.
  • Add chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, black pepper and salt. Cook 1 minute.
  • Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes & green chilies, and beer. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 30 minutes.
  • Add shredded cheese.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.


Keyword chili, circle kitchen, dinner, lunch, main course, Recipe, texas-style chili
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This recipe is a no-brainer! The minute the temperature drops below 60, chili season has started! This hearty chili filled with beans, beef and cheese… what more could you want! Try this fall recipe out for any night of the week!

4. Skillet S’mores Dip

Skillet S'mores Dip

No campfire? No problem! This delicious dessert includes all the makings of a s'more except instead of being roasted over a fire, it's melted in the oven to create a quick and easy treat.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips or 6 full-sized bars, broken into small pieces
  • 8 oz marshmallows about 1/2 a bag
  • Assorted dippers of choice graham crackers, fruit, pretzels, etc.


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the chocolate in the bottom of a skillet in an even layer.
  • Arrange the marshmallows in an even layer on top of the chocolate.
  • Bake until the marshmallows are puffy and golden brown, and the chocolate is melted (about 5 to 7 minutes).
  • Serve warm from the oven, with graham crackers and/or an assortment of dippers.


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Bring the campfire right to your own home with this modern take on a classic dessert. This Skillet S’mores dip will have you reaching for more! Rich chocolate topped with seared marshmallows served with a side of graham crackers is the definition of heaven!

5. Pet Friendly Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pet-Friendly Pumpkin Pie Bites

Circle's got the best treat for you and your furry companions! These Pet-friendly Pumpkin Pie Bites perfectly capture the feeling of fall just in time for Halloween! Don't forget to enter your best dressed pets to Circle's Petober contest for a chance to win a $250 Chewy gift card! Enter on our website here:
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Dessert


  • 1.75 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • low-fat plain yogurt for topping


  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour and applesauce until a nice dough ball forms.
  • Divide dough into 24 equal pieces
  • Place balls in a mini muffin tin and press down to flatten
  • Bake crust at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until just starting to color
  • Mash banana in a bowl and mix in pumpkin puree for the filling
  • Divide the filling onto each pie crust piece
  • Add low-fat plain yogurt to each pie bite as a topping


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We can’t forget our four-legged friends! These Pet Friendly Pumpkin Pie Bites are the perfect treat for pets! Made will all natural ingredients, this treat is not only safe for pets, but the tastiest treat your pup will get this fall season!