We are exactly 10 days away from Thanksgiving, and I’m already getting into celebratory mode! And this maple apple ricotta cake is the perfect way to get in the fall, festive mood. It’s a dense, buttery cake with hints of brown butter, maple glazed apples, creamy ricotta cheese, and vanilla. So delicious with a hot cup of coffee to start or end the day on a sweet note!
It is officially fall, and I’m celebrating with this harvest apple salad – full of sharp cheddar cheese, charred chicken, crisp apples, pomegranate seeds, and candied pumpkin seeds + hazelnuts. It’s vibrant, beautiful, and so satisfying. Perfect for a simple weekday lunch or dinner!
A simple, seared pork chop is hard to beat, and also easy to mess up. Accomplish that perfect sear and all you need to complete the dish is a rich sauce or, in this case, a spiced apple chutney.
I love roasting vegetables. There’s something about the slight caramelization combined with the perfect amount of seasoning that is irresistible. Another plus: it’s really easy. When I’m cooking for myself on a busy weekday, there’s nothing easier than prepping whatever vegetables are in my fridge and throwing them in the oven. Set a timer and in 20-30 minutes dinner is served (well, part of it at least). I roast a lot of vegetables for the holidays as well. “No muss-no fuss” is the way to go when you’re cooking for a large group of people.