October 2017

Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Cider Syrup.
October 31, 2017
Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Cider Syrup.

Happy Halloween! I can’t think of a better way to start off Halloween then with this Pumpkin Spice French Toast with Cider Syrup.

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Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Ragu.
October 30, 2017
Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash and Tomato Ragu.

When it comes to Monday dinner, you know I am all about a good bowl of pasta and this Pappardelle with Butter Roasted Butternut and Tomato Ragu is high oh my list of favorite dinners of the moment.

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nine favorite things.
October 29, 2017
nine favorite things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.

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Haunted Orchard Cocktail.
October 28, 2017
Haunted Orchard Cocktail.

Happy Saturday! Excited to be sharing this this Haunted Orchard Cocktail with you guys today.

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Pumpkin Butter Rugelach Cookies.
October 27, 2017
Pumpkin Butter Rugelach Cookies.

It’s Friday, and we’re celebrating with these Pumpkin Butter Rugelach Cookies.

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dates and Halloumi.
October 26, 2017
Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dates and Halloumi.

Kicking off the start of the Thanksgiving side dishes with these Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dates, and Hallaoumi.

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Roasted Cranberry Brown Sugar Pork Chops.
October 25, 2017
Roasted Cranberry Brown Sugar Pork Chops.

Colorful recipes like these roasted cranberry brown sugar pork chops get me every time.

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Caramelized Garlic Butter Toast with Pan Fried Mushrooms.
October 24, 2017
Caramelized Garlic Butter Toast with Pan Fried Mushrooms.

There is toast…and then there is this caramelized garlic butter toast with pan fried mushrooms.

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Slow Cooker Potato and Cauliflower Curry.
October 23, 2017
Slow Cooker Potato and Cauliflower Curry.

Sometimes there is no better way to start the week than with a crockpot recipe and this healthy slow cooker potato and cauliflower curry is my current favorite.

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nine favorite things.
October 22, 2017
nine favorite things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post.

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Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread.
October 20, 2017
Maple Glazed Apple Pull-Apart Bread.

No better way welcome the weekend then with this sweet maple glazed apple pull-apart bread.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Rosemary Parmesan Cream Sauce.
October 19, 2017
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Rosemary Parmesan Cream Sauce.

Homemade sweet potato gnocchi with rosemary cream sauce. YUM.

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Currently Happening on Instagram.

  • Creamy Butternut Squash Alla Vodka Pasta. Because Monday night is always better with a cozy pasta. I mean, right? This is just like classic alla vodka, but minus the tomato and plus roasted butternut squash. It's creamy, warming, and finished off with salty, crispy prosciutto bread crumbs. So. Good. And since it's Monday, that's all my brain has has to say...sharing the recipe on HBH today (linked in profile) AND making this over on my stories tonight too. Get at it. #eatingfortheinsta #f52grams #instayum #butternutsquash #pasta
  • It’s officially apple season and I’m so excited to be apart of @krogerco zero hunger | zero waste campaign. The Kroger family brands are making efforts across their stores to reduce waste and even something as simple as baking with “flawed” produce can help work towards a more sustainable future. Personally? I look for the flawed produce when creating new recipes. I love the character each “flaw” adds. You’d never know I used a few bruised apples to bake this apple cider pandowdy (an apple pie, but with a lot more of a “caramel” like sauce and a crust that is beyond perfect). It’s just as sweet and delicious as it looks. Find the recipe on HBH and make sure to shop @krogerco for seasonal produce. #sponsored #zerohungerzerowaste #apples
  • Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Zucchini Soup. It’s cozy, but healthier than the average broccoli cheddar soup, easy, and so delicious. Hands down this one of my favorites and it's so incredibly easy to make with an instant pot OR slow cooker. Trust me, this will become a new fall go-to. Recipe below. Get at it. Perfect Sunday night...but really any chilly night works. PS. it's better than Panera's. It's true. Slow cooker and stove top directions are on HBH (linked in profile). ..
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
2 medium zucchini, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or more to taste
kosher salt and pepper
3 cups low sodium veggie or chicken broth
4 cups broccoli florets
2 bay leaves
1 cup whole milk or coconut milk
2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheeseSet Instant pot to sauté. Sautè together the butter, olive oil, and onion, carrots, zucchini, thyme, nutmeg, cayenne and a large pinch each of salt and pepper for 5 minutes. Pour in the broth. Add the broccoli and bay leaves. Cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.Use the quick release and release the steam. Remove the bay leaves. Blend the soup until chunky smooth (not totally puréed). Set the Instant pot to sauté. Stir in the milk and cheese, and cook 5 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with fresh thyme...and more cheddar. Eat and enjoy.
#eatingfortheinsta #feedfeed #instayum #instantpot #recipevideo
  • Baked (extra crispy) Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots. Because it's Sunday and Sunday requires all the snacks. These are some of the best --> sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, butter, fresh herbs, plenty of flaky sea salt and black pepper. The secret? Rolling the mashed sweet potatoes in bread crumbs for a crispy on the outside, soft on the inside tater tot. Finish with a drizzle of herb butter. SO GOOD. Perfect fall appetizer, side dish, game-day snack, it all works. Shared the recipe on HBH this week - linked in profile. #eeeeeats #f52grams #sweetpotatoes #fallfood