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Embrace Cozy Sweater Weather by Using Allspice in These 9 Recipes

There comes a point in the year (AKA *now*) when fragrant spices are appealing in almost every dish. As soon as sweater weather hits, we just want to whip up chai tea dessert recipes, pumpkin spice mixes, and other seasonal autumn desserts. But instead of fumbling around with different proportions of spices like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, let allspice take the front seat. Although it sounds like a manufactured blend, this spice is really just a dried berry from trees native to Southern Mexico. Besides being delicious and warming, it's a natural anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants, which is something you can absolutely use more of during the cold weather. And you don't have to limit allspice to only desserts — scroll on for great ways to introduce it into any meal.

Roasted Pumpkin Salad: Be grateful for seasonal ingredients by showcasing them in a salad with a melange of roasted pumpkin, kale, wild rice, maple glazed pecans, apples, and an allspice vinaigrette. Feel free to add goat cheese if you want a little extra creaminess. (via Feasting at Home)

Autumn Spiced Nuts: Snack time can be comforting *and* healthy. Who knew?! Mix nuts and pumpkin seeds with warm spices, honey, and rosemary before you roast them to smokey perfection. (via Culinary Ginger)

Cassoulet: This traditional French dish is a hearty bean and meat stew guaranteed to warm your heart — and stomach — during the cold winter months. The key to making this meal successfully is slow cooking. (via Analida's Ethnic Spoon)

Spiced Gingerbread Oatmeal: A heaping bowl of oats, spices, and frosting for breakfast will definitely to spice up your morning. (via She Well)

Gingerbread Walnut Butter: This spiced nut butter makes a great holiday gift for everyone on your list. (via Well and Full)

Gingerbread Loaf: Indulge in this gingerbread loaf with an afternoon cup of coffee or as a sweet treat after a warm meal. Bonus: It's baked with ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and molasses. which will make your house immediately smell like the holidays. (via She Wears Many Hats)

Jerk Seasoned Chicken Wings: Jerk seasoning is traditionally spiked with allspice. Since it's football season, chicken wings seem like an appropriate choice for this rub. (via Take Two Tapas)

Sopa de Fideo: Scented with cayenne, allspice, and cumin, and garnished with cilantro and avocado, this Mexican tomato-based noodle soup is a feast of flavors without being overbearing in its spiciness. (via Cooking the Globe)

Allspice, Orange, and Lemon Chicken: Aromatic spices and citrus combined with slow-cooked chicken is a recipe for happy eaters. All you need is a scoop of couscous for accompaniment. (via Recipes from a Pantry)


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Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*