one Spiced Apple Pecan Blondie on a plate

Spiced Apple Pecan Blondies

These soft, extremely flavorful spiced apple pecan blondies are such a treat. The apples are roasted with brown sugar and spices to intensify their flavor, then mixed into a brown butter pecan batter, and baked into bars. They’re topped with an apple syrup glaze and a little flaky sea salt for a sweet & salty touch. You can serve them as a holiday dessert or even as a special Thanksgiving breakfast. Continue reading “Spiced Apple Pecan Blondies”

roasted apple salad on a plate

Roasted Apple Bulgur Salad with Halloumi & Date Vinaigrette

This roasted apple bulgur salad is such a delicious, seasonal salad that works great as a main meal. It’s full of hearty flavors and ingredients that will leave you feeling satisfied – arugula, bulgur, sesame and maple roasted apples, caramelized fennel, olives, spiced pumpkin seeds, pan-fried halloumi cheese, and a date vinaigrette. Continue reading “Roasted Apple Bulgur Salad with Halloumi & Date Vinaigrette”

bowls of spiced butternut squash soup with granola on top

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Cheddar & Granola

This spiced butternut squash soup hits all the right notes with warming spices, woodsy herbs, a splash of white wine, and sharp cheddar cheese. It’s blended up until smooth and creamy, and made extra special with a topping of crunchy granola. Continue reading “Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Cheddar & Granola”

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”

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”