Polenta Breakfast Platter

Polenta Breakfast Platter with Melted Apples & Greens

What could be better as a weekend breakfast than a fall-inspired polenta breakfast platter with scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, melted apples, and wilted greens?! The polenta is full of cheddar cheese and each bite has flavors of sage and maple running throughout. It’s hearty and comforting, best served with a hot cup of coffee alongside on a very slow, relaxing crisp fall morning! Continue reading “Polenta Breakfast Platter with Melted Apples & Greens”

Maple Pumpkin Bread

Maple Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Butter

Introducing the very best maple pumpkin bread! It’s warming and cozy, with the perfectly moist & tender texture. Flavored simply with nutty brown butter, rich maple syrup, a hint of cinnamon, and vanilla. Sliced thick and topped with a swoosh of cinnamon butter for just a little extra flavor! You can serve this bread warm or eat it at room temp. And truly…it works any time of day – for a decadent breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up with a hot cup of coffee, or a festive dessert.

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Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash Salad

Excited to bring you this impressive, yet simple roasted hasselback butternut squash salad! Beautiful squash gets roasted, scored, and roasted again with a syrupy maple glaze. It’s put together with peppery arugula, a tangy caramelized shallot & dijon vinaigrette, maple pecans, and creamy goat cheese. It’s one of the very best combinations of flavors for fall and would make such a stunning side dish for any upcoming holiday dinner!

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Caramelized Apple & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Caramelized Apple & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Every season needs a new grilled cheese sandwich, and I couldn’t think of a better combo for fall than this caramelized apple & bacon grilled cheese! Sweet apples sauteed with shallots, maple and herbs, crispy bacon, white cheddar & gruyere cheese…all mounded between two slices of sourdough bread. Cooked in hot butter until golden and melted. It’s the ultimate fall comfort food that everyone is going to LOVE.

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Hazelnut Sage Pesto

Welcoming in October with the first pumpkin recipe of the season: roasted pumpkin soup with a hazelnut sage pesto. It’s a simple, savory soup that let’s the homemade roasted pumpkin shine through. The pesto on top is hinted with honey, pecorino, hazelnuts, balsamic, and has a really deep herb flavor from the cozy sage. It’s such a gorgeous, festive fall soup to make in celebration of these first cold autumn nights!

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate & Walnuts

Sharing the coziest autumn cookie today in the form of brown butter oatmeal cookies! They’re full of hearty oats, melted chocolate chunks, and deeply roasted walnuts. A mix of brown sugar and honey adds lots of rich flavor and creates a slightly caramelized exterior on the cookies. They’re the perfect cookies for fall! Of course you can eat them for dessert, but I’d say my favorite way is pairing them with a hot cup of coffee for an afternoon snack.

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Grapes & Olives

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Grapes & Olives

A simple fall weeknight dinner: pan-roasted chicken with grapes & olives. This one-skillet recipe is perfect for any night of the week, yet is exciting enough to serve for a special occasion. The chicken is cooked until the skin is crispy and golden, then topped with a simmered mixture of shallots, grapes, olives, vinegar, and honey. And then finished off with some toasted pistachios and tangy feta cheese crumbled over top. It’s a sweet & savory dish full of lots of bold flavor.

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Grilled Pizza with Eggplant & Prosciutto

Grilled Pizzas with Eggplant & Prosciutto

Sharing grilled pizzas today with Prosciutto di Parma! Simple homemade pizza dough, lots of fontina & mozzarella cheese, grilled eggplant, blistered cherry tomatoes, peppery arugula, fresh basil, and beautifully thin slices of Prosciutto di Parma. The pizzas are cooked right on the grill for an extra smoky flavor. Such a fun weekend project, and there’s truly nothing better than a hot pizza on a crisp night!

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