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”

Creamy Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage & Spinach

Kicking off the last month of winter with the coziest creamy tortellini soup! Full of italian sausage, spices, carrots & fennel, a splash of wine, crushed tomatoes, cheesy tortellini, and fresh spinach. This soup comes together in just about 45 minutes and is the definition of rustic comfort food. Served with toasted bread alongside to soak up the flavorful broth. Continue reading “Creamy Tortellini Soup with Sausage & Spinach”

Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches

Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches on Herby Garlic Bread

Friday comfort food in the form of fried mozzarella sandwiches, also known as “mozzarella in carrozza” – two slices of bread slathered in an herby garlic butter, with lots of mozzarella cheese inside, closed and breaded in crunchy panko breadcrumbs, then pan-fried in butter until golden and gooey. Served with plenty of warm marinara sauce for dipping. This is the ultimate, simple indulgent food. Make these sandwiches for a snack, as an appetizer, or even for dinner with a big salad alongside. Continue reading “Fried Mozzarella Sandwiches on Herby Garlic Bread”