Love & Lemons Cooking Club – November!

We LOVED seeing your October Cooking Club submissions! Below, you'll find our complete recap, as well as details on November's recipe.

Apple crumble recipe ingredients

Happy November! First, a HUGE thank you to everyone who sent in a photo for our October Cooking Club. Your kind messages, fun stories, and cute pictures really made my month. I heard from readers who shared our Butternut Squash Soup with their families or made it with their kids. Some of you even grew your own squash! (If you have any gardening tips, please send them my way…) In sum, it was a joy to see how all of you were celebrating fall. Our winner this month was Ashley Galante, but as promised, you’ll find all your photos in the post below. I hope you’ll join us for next month too!

November’s Recipe

With the holiday season right around the corner and fall fruit at its peak, we’re taking things in a sweet direction this month. Don’t worry, we’re not making pie! This month’s recipe is super simple to make, and it’s my absolute favorite fall dessert. Hint: it tastes even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. What do you think?

Apple crumble

If you guessed Apple Crumble, you’re exactly right! This recipe is totally vegan. If you’re gluten-free, feel free to make my Apple Crisp instead. Send a photo of your crisp or crumble to by 11:59 PM on November 29th to enter the club. After you’ve entered, leave a comment on the Apple Crumble recipe post for a bonus entry. I can’t wait to see your creations, and happy cooking!

The Love & Lemons Cooking Club

If you missed last month’s challenge, here’s how the Cooking Club works and how YOU can get involved:

  • Each month, I choose one seasonal Love & Lemons recipe.
  • If you make that recipe during the month, snap a picture of it, and email it to by 11:59 PM on the second to last day of the month. This month, the deadline will be 11:59 PM on November 29th. 
  • By sending your picture to, you’ll be entered to win a prize. In November, it’s a $200 Visa gift card! For a bonus entry, leave a comment on the chosen recipe after you submit your photo.
  • At the end of the month, I’ll announce a randomly selected winner and share all your photos on the blog!

October Cooking Club Submissions

Speaking of sharing your photos on the blog, here are all your AMAZING October submissions:

This month’s winner, Ashley, served her soup with roasted Brussels sprouts:

Is anyone else craving Butternut Squash Soup?

More Favorite Fall Recipes

Join the November Love & Lemons Cooking Club by sending your photo of my Apple Crumble to by 11:59 PM on November 29th. After you send in your photo, leave a comment on the recipe for a bonus entry! (One photo entry and one bonus entry per person).

Then, try one of these delicious fall recipes next:

For more fall recipe ideas, check out this post! And if you’re starting to plan Thanksgiving, find 50 of my favorite side dishes here.


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  1. paula


    I live in South Africa.

    Can I still enter for the prize???

    Thanks, Paula

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      yep! I’ll be emailing the gift card to the winner.

  2. Erin

    I’m allergic to tree nuts and coconut, which are unfortunately in both recipes. Do you have a suggestion for how to substitute out the coconut oil?

  3. Kim Burrall

    Made and served to company for dinner before I got a “foodie” photo, but the leftovers qualify, I hope!
    Loved the way you cook the chunky pieces of apple first so that they are done to perfection in the crisp.

  4. Renee Fisher

    Had everything on hand to make the Apple Crumble, so why wait another day! Served with vanilla bean ice cream and a cup of coffee – delicious!

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We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.