The swimsuits have been stowed, all that sunshine-loving produce has left the farmer’s market stands, and our barbecues are already feeling neglected.
Summer has officially worn off, but with fall comes a whole slew of things we wait all year for: apple-picking, baking, hiking through red-and-gold-clad woods, raking up (and jumping into) enormous piles of crunchy leaves, sipping hot apple cider, cozying up with a magazine (or 100) on a chilly Sunday afternoon.
We’ve gathered so many great ideas for things to do this season, you won’t have time to miss summer. Just dive into the app and check out these stories to amp up your autumn.
New in the Slow Cooker The strategic act of throwing a bunch of stuff in a pot for several hours and producing warm, comforting, delicious miracle food.
Local Hikes Immerse yourself among the kaleidoscope of golden hued trees and inhale deeply that characteristic air that just smells like fall. With hikes in every region of the country.
2013 Fall TV Preview Autumn: A great excuse to watch a bunch of TV.
Use Up Your Leftover Canned Pumpkin For those awkward amounts of leftover pumpkin puree from your endless bouts of baking.
Thank God It’s Friday Night! Throw a lot of fabulously simple, perfectly planned dinner parties.
Go Ahead, Cut It Off! New season, new hair. We dare you.
Our 25 All Time Favorite Recipes You should consider adding these 25 mouthwatering, guilt-free, okay-to-indulge recipes to your meal plan in the next couple months.
What’s Country Now: Turning Over a New Leaf Pressed leaves, Mod Podge, and a gourd are all you need for this quick, inexpensive and elegant DIY fall decoration.
Gatherings: Hops Spot Nothing says October quite like a crisp craft brew. Pull together this spread and invite your friends over for a charming, no-fuss beer-tasting party.
50 Ways to Play Cooped up with the kids at home? Create your own jar o’ fun and reach in whenever ennui strikes.
Ingredient: Pecans Sweet or savory, doesn’t matter. Consider this versatile, rich, oh-so-buttery nut a must in your fall food.
Fiction: Four Knockouts for Fall Read these quick summaries on four fiction novels to help you decide which book you want to cozy up with for those lazy nights at home.
2014 Buyers Guide Get ready to ski. They’ve done all the homework, just find yourself the right gear, make your purchases and be prepared to hit the slopes harder and better than ever.
We’re Going on a Picnic Sitting on a flannel blanket, snacking on a turkey-brie-apple sandwich, pumpkin ale in hand (or warmed cider in a thermos), surrounded by trees haloed in a red-gold-orange glow. Who says picnics are just for summer?
Fall Gardening Guide Take advantage of that cool fall air and keep your garden looking fresh all season. These tips will make sure you stay in good health to do it. No strained backs and allergies here.
Hot Topic: The House With Cider Rules Make your own apple cider; it’s surprisingly easy. And delicious. Then make more easy, delicious things with it, like doughnut holes and apple-cheddar fondue.
Fall Getaways Quick escape or dreamy vacation, big budget or low cost, these six southern destinations will pamper you with gorgeous fall goodness.
Soup Party! Don’t even bother with the ho-hum crudités and cheese balls. Host a dinner party that’s all about yummy, slurp-able comfort.