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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is a recipe that I’ve never, ever written down before. For many reasons, but mainly because I didn’t learn it from a recipe. I learned it by smell. I know how silly it sounds, but it’s one of the most foundational cooking memories I […]

Quickie Butternut Squash Soup

Quickie Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup is one of my all-time fall favorites. It’s just so creamy, warm and satisfying. And, it’s super healthy! This version has all the the creaminess and none of the cream, with all the plant-power of the butternut squash—which is full of Vitamin […]

Pumpkin Sage Mac & Cheese with Grilled Bratwurst

Pumpkin Sage Mac & Cheese with Grilled Bratwurst

I’ve always end up with a minor pumpkin obsession this time of year. Call me basic—I mean, it’s pretty spot on. But this recipe HAD to be shared… get this: Pumpkin Sage Mac & Cheese with Beer Cheese, Grilled Bratwurst and Crispy Pretzel Crumb Topping. […]

Braised Greens with White Wine, Bacon and Apples

Braised Greens with White Wine, Bacon and Apples

Sometimes you just need a killer bowl of greens. Though these Braised Greens with White Wine, Bacon and Apples are a bit of a fake-out on a healthy dish because they’re laden with bacon and wine (duh)—but that’s what makes them so tasty! When you […]

Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

I’ll be perfectly honest: even as a smoothie bowl lover, it’s tough to make them as the weather cools down. I always wake up wanting a warming bowl of oatmeal or a nice crispy piece of toast with a big mug of coffee. Not a […]

Pumpkin Spice Latte Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Latte Pancakes

You NEED these in your life this weekend. Because seriously, does anything say lazy Fall Sunday better than Pumpkin Spice Latte Pancakes?! That’s right, we fully #PSL’ed these pancakes. Pumpkin pancakes are a home run every time, but would it really be fall if we […]