September 2019

Creamy Butternut Squash Alla Vodka Pasta.
September 16, 2019
Creamy Butternut Squash Alla Vodka Pasta.

Welcoming Monday with this cozy, Creamy Butternut Squash Alla Vodka Pasta. Best for nights when you’re craving Italian, but also craving cozy fall flavors. Seasonal autumn butternut squash, roasted with fresh herbs, shallots, and garlic, all pureed into a creamy vodka sauce that’s vibrant and so delicious! Then finish off this pasta with salty prosciutto […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
September 15, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. Happy Sunday! I’m writing today’s Favorite’s post late Friday night, after a 16+ hour day in the kitchen working on wedding cakes. To say that I baked a lot of cakes would be an understatement. And yet I still have some to finish up in […]

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Fig Dark and Stormy.
September 14, 2019
Fig Dark and Stormy.

Fig Dark and Stormy. Sweet fig preserves, a generous shot of rum, a squeeze of lemon, and a splash of spicy ginger beer. This fig dark and stormy is the simplest cocktail to make, but so delicious. Think sweet, citrusy, and warming. The perfect cocktail to cozy up to and welcome the start of autumn […]

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Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake.
September 13, 2019
Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake.

If there was ever a recipe that screams fall, it’s this Spiced Pecan Apple Cider Doughnut Cake. Made with salted apple butter, spiced cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg and layered with a buttery, cinnamony apple pecan streusel. There’s really nothing not to love about this autumn spiced cake. The true secret? A ripple of sweet maple […]

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Baked Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots.
September 12, 2019
Baked Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots.

The most perfect Baked (extra crispy) Sweet Potato Parmesan Tater Tots. Made simply with sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, butter, fresh herbs, plenty of flaky sea salt and black pepper. Each homemade, oven-baked tater tot is delicious…and pretty healthy too. The secret? Rolling the mashed sweet potatoes in Panko bread crumbs for a crispy on the […]

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French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese.
September 11, 2019
French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese.

French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese…with crispy prosciutto and gouda cheese too. Giving the classic french onion grilled cheese an autumn twist and it is SO GOOD. Apple cider caramelized onions, layered between two slices of sourdough bread with crispy prosciutto, thinly sliced apples, creamy fontina, and sharp gouda cheese. This sandwich is pan-fried until […]

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Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks.
September 10, 2019
Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks.

Pretending to be a kid today with these oven-baked Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Sticks. Soft wheat bread cut into sticks, dipped in french toast batter, and baked in the oven until golden and toasted. Each french toast stick gets dressed up with browned butter before being coated in cinnamon sugar. These are just like the […]

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Sage Lemon Butter Chicken Piccata with Mashed Cauliflower.
September 9, 2019
Sage Lemon Butter Chicken Piccata with Mashed Cauliflower.

Keeping things colorful and cozy today with this Sage Lemon Butter Chicken Piccata with Mashed Cauliflower. Lightly breaded chicken seared until golden with fresh sage, lemon, and butter. The chicken is finished in a simple white wine pan sauce with burst cherry tomatoes. It’s simple but mouthwatering. Especially when served over creamy mashed cauliflower hinted […]

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Nine Favorite Things.
September 8, 2019
Nine Favorite Things.

Thanks for joining me for another Nine Favorite Things post. We have officially entered “wedding” week. By this time next week, my brother will be married. It’s just now hitting me that we are really growing up. I mean, Brendan is twenty-nine, so it’s not like we’re not “grown-up”. But he’s the first of my […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Blondies.
September 6, 2019
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Blondies.

Just because it’s Friday…Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Blondies. You don’t need to be a skilled baker to bake up these deliciously EASY blondies. These bars require just one bowl, pantry staple ingredients, and take almost no effort to make. They’re sweet, salty, peanutty, extra chocolatey, and every last bite is truly delicious. The perfect treat […]

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Pesto Polenta with Thyme Roasted Mushrooms and Chickpeas.
September 5, 2019
Pesto Polenta with Thyme Roasted Mushrooms and Chickpeas.

Creamy, buttery Pesto Polenta with Thyme Roasted Mushrooms and Chickpeas …a delicious bowl of late summer comfort food. This simple pesto polenta is made in under an hour, uses just one sheet pan and one pot, and is a great way to use up those garden herbs. The polenta is creamy, perfectly buttery, and swirled […]

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Baked Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch.
September 4, 2019
Baked Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch.

Kicking off football season with these Baked Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Wings with Spicy Ranch. Breaded in corn flakes, oven-baked, tossed in an addictively sweet and spicy honey BBQ sauce, and served with a creamy, tangy yogurt-based ranch dressing. These boneless wings are the game-day meal you’ll be making all season long. And yes, just […]

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