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Mac and Cheese with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Breadcrumbs

A cold-weather dinner when you need a cozy, indulgent pasta: mac and cheese with brussels sprouts, kale, and caramelized onions. It’s tossed in a creamy cheddar sauce and topped with bacon breadcrumbs. And it’s kind of the most irresistible mac and cheese that I could ever dream up!

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Orecchiette with Sausage

Orecchiette with Sausage & Butternut Squash

I’m naming this my essential hearty pasta dish for fall and winter: orecchiette with sausage & butternut squash. It’s a rustic-style pasta that comes together in one pan and has lots of satisfying flavor in every bite.

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Honey Roasted Winter Vegetables

Honey Roasted Winter Vegetables with Black Pepper Yogurt

My go-to winter side dish to tack on to just about any meal: honey roasted winter vegetables with black pepper yogurt. Sweet + savory, caramelized + creamy. Simple ingredients are majorly elevated with just a few special touches in this very dreamy dish.

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Winter Squash & Prosciutto Pizza

Winter Squash & Prosciutto Pizza

The only pizza you’ll need this season: winter squash & prosciutto pizza with garlicky kale, creamy burrata, and sharp fontina cheese. It’s such a comforting seasonal recipe that is so incredibly delicious. Plus, we’re kicking off a very festive week of giveaways here on the blog!

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Lamb Bolognese

Lamb Bolognese with Herbs & Parmesan

I’ve partnered with the American Lamb Board to bring you a very comforting December dinner to cozy up with over the weekend: lamb bolognese flavored with lots of herbs and parmesan. It’s a simple, rustic sauce that gets simmered on the stovetop until rich in flavor. I’m tossing it with paccheri pasta and calling it a day. It makes for the best dinner to head into the festive holiday month!

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Caramelized Brussels Sprout Toast

Caramelized Brussels Sprout Toast with Burrata & Bacon

Sharing a wintery toast recipe today that will be the perfect appetizer for this holiday season: caramelized brussels sprout toast with burrata and bacon! It’s a slightly “elevated” toast with some special ingredients, but yet it’s very simple to prepare. The flavors are sweet + savory, with just a touch of creaminess from the burrata cheese and a crunch from the roasted hazelnuts.

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Tomato Braised Chicken

Tomato-Braised Chicken with Parsnips & Fennel

Celebrating the cozy fall season with this Tomato-Braised Chicken with Parsnips & Fennel, in partnership with FarmToFork™ Pasta Sauces! The dish is full of seasonal ingredients and rich, hearty flavors. Plus, it’s healthy, delicious, and perfect for crisp autumn nights.

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Pumpkin Chorizo Chili

Pumpkin Chorizo Chili with Yogurt & Herbs

It wouldn’t be fall without a really good new chili recipe, and this year I’ve got a super simple, completely delicious one for you. It’s pumpkin chorizo chili, packed with spices and topped with tangy yogurt and fresh ingredients to contrast the cozy chili. It is the perfect bowl of comfort to settle in with on Halloween night!

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