The perfect complete fall dinner: maple pecan crusted pork chops with cheddar mashed red potatoes & a simple apple slaw! Pork chops are pounded thin and then coated in a maple pecan crust. They’re cooked on the stovetop until golden and then baked until tender & juicy. Served with the tastiest potatoes and a really bright, refreshing seasonal slaw. This meal is hearty and substantial, and would work any night of the week!
An extra simple, extra flavorful chipotle chili with a side of honey cheddar cornbread. It’s full of warm spices, caramelized onions, lots of peppers, and kidney beans. Includes minimal ingredients, yet packs in a nice kick from the chipotle peppers & adobo sauce. Topped with all the usual suspects, this chili is the perfect thing to cozy up with!
The most delicious, seasonal pumpkin risotto – full of fresh thyme, white wine, a little butter, honey for some sweetness, lots of parmesan cheese, and topped with crispy bacon & black pepper. It is the perfect side dish for any meal this time of year!
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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”
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.
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!
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.
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!
This healthy, spicy black bean coconut stew is exactly what we need during these upcoming autumn weeks! It’s full of roasted cauliflower, butternut squash, caramelized red peppers, warming spices, coconut milk, hearty black beans, and lots of lime juice. Serve it over rice for a complete, satisfying meal that will warm you up from the inside out.
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.