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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”

Roasted Grape Toast with Whipped Ricotta

Roasted Grape Toast with Honey Whipped Ricotta

Sharing a simple roasted grape toast with honey whipped ricotta that’s a great no-fuss appetizer for any fall dinner. Grapes roasted until sweet & bubbling, then spooned onto a piece of toast that’s been topped with creamy ricotta cheese. Flavors of honey, olive oil, and black pepper run throughout. And roasted hazelnuts add a rich crunch right on top. It’s a swoon-worthy toast that’s minimal in ingredients…one you can easily whip up for a dinner party. Continue reading “Roasted Grape Toast with Honey Whipped Ricotta”

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon & Pecans

A fall staple: creamy butternut squash soup with crispy bacon and butter toasted pecans. This simple soup is silky-smooth, full of vibrant & nourishing squash, sweetened with apples, flavored with thyme & sage, and finished with a splash of cream. It all gets blended until creamy then topped with the crunchy fixings. It’s a warming soup that you simply cannot go without this season. Continue reading “Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon & Pecans”

Braised Pork Ragu

Braised Pork Ragu with Homemade Pasta

Classic, comforting braised pork ragu served with homemade pasta and lots of parmesan cheese grated over top. This is the ultimate comfort food. A big chunk of pork shoulder is slowly cooked in a flavorful braising liquid with flavors of onion & garlic, sweet tomatoes, rich red wine, and aromatic herbs running throughout until it’s melt-in-your-mouth tender. The pork gets pulled apart as the liquid reduces down into a sauce, and then it all gets spooned over the pasta. It’s the most delicious recipe to save for a crisp fall night at home! Continue reading “Braised Pork Ragu with Homemade Pasta”

Apple Fritters with Salted Maple Glaze

Apple Fritters with Salted Maple Glaze

So excited to share these homemade apple fritters with a decadent salted maple glaze. This is exactly the kind of recipe to save for a relaxing fall weekend…you can whip them up for breakfast, a midday snack, or even dessert. The fritters are heavy on the cinnamon and full of sweet caramelized apples. Fried until golden, crisp on the outside, and pillowy on the inside. And then (double) dipped in the silky-smooth salted maple glaze. There’s just no better fall treat to splurge on! Continue reading “Apple Fritters with Salted Maple Glaze”

Spicy Maple Mustard Chicken

Spicy Maple Mustard Chicken with Creamy Polenta

A fall dinner full of flavor to welcome in October: spicy maple mustard chicken with creamy polenta. Chicken thighs are pan-seared in a skillet until crisp and juicy, then coated in a really flavorful sweet and spicy glaze, and served over creamy white cheddar polenta with caramelized butternut squash & wilted greens alongside. It’s a fun, healthy-ish meal that’s every bit as delicious as it is satisfying. Continue reading “Spicy Maple Mustard Chicken with Creamy Polenta”

Caramelized Cinnamon Apple Crumb Bars

Caramelized Cinnamon Apple Crumb Bars

Happy fall! Officially ringing in the new autumn season with these caramelized cinnamon apple crumb bars. They are simply the perfect, easy fall dessert to kick off the baking season – soft, cinnamon-filled shortbread crust, a gooey brown sugar & apple filling, and a buttery streusel topping. I love eating these warm out of the oven, and then snacking on them all week long. Your kitchen will smell amazing, and they’re bound to get you into the fall spirit!

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup

The 12 Most Popular Fall Recipes

Happy official first day of autumn! I’m sharing the 12 most popular fall recipes here on the blog to help us get in the mood for a very cozy, comforting season of cooking & baking ahead. Here are the fall recipes that readers keep coming back to over the years, along with a few new ones from last year that quickly shot up to the top of the list. Plus, a few bonus recipes at the end that are some of my personal fall favorites! Continue reading “The 12 Most Popular Fall Recipes”