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Roasted Garlic Parsnip Soup

Roasted Garlic Parsnip Soup with Brown Butter Walnuts & Dates

Roasted garlic parsnip soup with brown butter walnuts & dates – a creamy, extremely flavorful soup to make all winter long. The soup is full of sweet roasted garlic, earthy parsnip, caramelized onion, bay leaf, and fresh thyme flavor. It’s really simple to make, has such a rich aroma, and made even better with a toasty brown butter drizzle, crunchy walnuts, and sticky dates. Continue reading “Roasted Garlic Parsnip Soup with Brown Butter Walnuts & Dates”

Gingerbread Pancakes

Gingerbread Pancakes with Spiced Syrup

Entering the holiday season with the coziest, most festive breakfast recipe: gingerbread pancakes with spiced syrup! The pancakes are soft and fluffy, speckled with warm winter spices, full of gingerbread flavor, and incredibly delicious. The spiced syrup drizzled over top adds even more sweet warmth. Top it all off with whipped cream, crushed gingerbread cookies, and powdered sugar…because every breakfast in December needs that “over the top” special touch. Continue reading “Gingerbread Pancakes with Spiced Syrup”

Herby Sausage & Fennel Stuffing

Herby Sausage & Fennel Stuffing

Sharing a last-minute herby sausage & fennel stuffing if you’re looking to try a new stuffing this year! This is my go-to stuffing, with classic flavor and lots of texture. It’s full of Italian sausage, caramelized onions & fennel, plenty of herbs, and a buttery pistachio & dried apricot topping…baked until golden and slightly crisp on top. Serve it with lots of gravy as the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table. Continue reading “Herby Sausage & Fennel Stuffing”

Mushroom Frittata with Asiago & Kale

Mushroom Frittata with Asiago & Kale

A really simple mushroom frittata with asiago & kale. It’s a hearty breakfast that’s full of flavor and extremely comforting…perfect for Thanksgiving morning or any weekend throughout the fall and winter. Full of caramelized mushrooms, shallots, garlic, lots of kale, buttery asiago cheese, and fresh parsley. Simple, satisfying, and a great option for serving a crowd! Continue reading “Mushroom Frittata with Asiago & Kale”

Apple Butter and Melted Brie Tart

Apple Butter and Melted Brie Tart

A Thanksgiving appetizer that’s as impressive as it is simple to make: apple butter and melted brie tart. You can use your favorite store-bought apple butter or if you’ve got the time, make my homemade (and extremely delicious) recipe. It’s slathered over puff pastry and then topped with slices of brie, fresh apple, bacon, and thyme. The tart gets baked until golden, cut into pieces, and served! Continue reading “Apple Butter and Melted Brie Tart”

Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Rosemary Cider Vinaigrette

A roasted brussels sprout salad that combines the very best of fall flavor – earthy brussels sprouts roasted until caramelized and crisp, sweet and slightly spicy honeyed pecans & pumpkin seeds, a fragrant rosemary cider vinaigrette, crisp apples, and sharp white cheddar cheese. It’s a salad that’s special enough to serve for the holidays, but it’s so satisfying that you’ll hopefully want to make it all season long! Continue reading “Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Rosemary Cider Vinaigrette”

Spiced Lamb Chili

Spiced Lamb Chili with Butternut Squash & Kale

Sharing a spiced lamb chili with butternut squash & kale using local American lamb today! This chili is hearty and comforting, with lots of warming spices and satisfying ingredients. The ground lamb gives it a rich flavor, while the caramelized butternut squash adds a little sweetness. It comes together really easily and simmers for just about an hour on the stove. Perfect game day recipe to warm up with on the couch or bring out to a tailgate! Continue reading “Spiced Lamb Chili with Butternut Squash & Kale”

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Rosemary Almond Breadcrumbs

The most delicious creamy pumpkin pasta there ever was. Bucatini pasta tossed in a luxurious pumpkin sauce that’s flavored with rich pumpkin, sweet cinnamon, cayenne for a little heat, mascarpone cheese, honey, and lots of freshly grated parmesan cheese. And made even better with crunchy rosemary almond breadcrumbs. All of the flavors, all of the textures…it is divine. Continue reading “Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Rosemary Almond Breadcrumbs”

Baked Sage Chicken Meatballs with Parmesan Orzo

Baked Sage Chicken Meatballs with Parmesan Orzo

These baked sage chicken meatballs are absolutely mouthwatering. Ground chicken thigh is flavored with shallots, lots of garlic, a little crushed red pepper, warming sage, fresh parsley, and sharp parmesan cheese. The mixture is formed into balls and baked with a drizzle of olive oil until golden and juicy. They’re made even better served over creamy parmesan orzo. It’s a flavorful dinner that is easy enough to make on a weeknight, yet special enough to save for the weekend! Continue reading “Baked Sage Chicken Meatballs with Parmesan Orzo”

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Walnuts

This pumpkin ricotta gnocchi makes the best autumn weekend dinner. Soft, pillowy gnocchi flavored with earthy pumpkin, creamy ricotta cheese, warming nutmeg, and nutty parmesan. The dough comes together quickly and gets rolled out, cut, then boiled until soft and cooked through. Tossed with a sweet & savory brown butter and walnut sauce. Serve it with lots of parmesan cheese over top and dig in! Continue reading “Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Walnuts”