Spiced Tomato Bulgur Soup

Spiced Tomato Bulgur Soup with Crispy Chickpeas

This hearty spiced tomato bulgur soup is nourishing and delicious. It’s inspired by bold Mediterranean flavors – full of fragrant spices, classic vegetables, fennel, fire-roasted tomatoes, herbs, and bulgur for lots of substance. Topped with a dollop of creamy yogurt, crispy roasted chickpeas, and fresh dill…this is such a satisfying soup to warm these cold winter days. Continue reading “Spiced Tomato Bulgur Soup with Crispy Chickpeas”

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

A quintessential winter dish: spaghetti & meatballs. Juicy, roasted pork meatballs served over saucy spaghetti with lots of pecorino romano on top. The tomato sauce is slightly spicy and has a really bright lemony finish. It’s a classic comfort food dish that’s hearty and truly warms you from the inside out. And I’ve added a few easy special touches to make this recipe extra delicious. Continue reading “Spaghetti & Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Creamy Brandy Tomato Sauce

Rigatoni with Creamy Brandy Tomato Sauce

An indulgent bowl of rigatoni tossed in a creamy brandy tomato sauce. Simple pasta at its best. The sauce is flavored with caramelized shallots, garlic, tomato paste, brandy, oregano, black pepper, and lots of parmesan cheese. Eat it on it’s own or serve it as a side dish alongside your favorite main meal. It’s absolutely delicious, rich in flavor, and really satisfying. Continue reading “Rigatoni with Creamy Brandy Tomato Sauce”

Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

Nostalgic peanut butter and jelly brownies. This is the perfect treat for when you want something rich and comforting that is so incredibly simple to make. Classic brownie batter topped with dollops of peanut butter and your favorite jelly, baked until fudgy, and cut into squares. These are absolutely delicious and will bring you right back to your childhood. Continue reading “Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies”