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Recent Bites

Champagne Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus

Champagne Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus

When you’re looking for a fabulous side that tastes and sounds fancy, but is really simple to whip up, this Champagne Parmesan Risotto with Asparagus is your go-to gal! And it goes with just about everything! Chicken, fish, steak, or just eaten all by itself. […]

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Bisque with Crispy Kale

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Bisque with Crispy Kale

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Bisque is your perfect weeknight soup. Even better if you whip it up for a #meatlessmonday. Because there is seriously nothing better on a chilly Monday night than a cozy butternut squash soup packed with black beans and spices. It […]

Thanksgiving Meatballs

Thanksgiving Meatballs

Oh. em. gee. These Thanksgiving Meatballs are a holiday in a bite. The week before Thanksgiving always kills me. We’re surrounded by all these totally mouthwatering photos and recipes of turkeys and pies and sides and cocktails. We’re getting all hyped up for a meal […]

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. […]