Roasted Acorn Squash + Bacon Bruschetta

Roasted Acorn Squash and Bacon Bruschetta | This easy recipe is the perfect make-ahead fall appetizer! Roast squash, bacon, and red onion on a sheet pan. Roasted acorn squash gets whipped with cream cheese and roasted onion, then spread on grilled baguette and topped with crumbled bacon.

I don’t know what happened this year. Usually I am a strictly no-fall-until-October type of person, but this year mid-August rolled around and I was READY. It took all of my self control to make it to September. And now we’re in full fall mode. The current 80-degree weather can’t stop us. I have my […]

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Guinness Beef Stew

I’d like to introduce you to my newest obsession: Guinness Beef Stew. It’s like beef bourguignon, but instead of using red wine we’re using Guinness! Which means, YES, this is beef cooked in bacon fat and then braised in dark beer and it will probably ruin all other beef for you. This is a stew […]

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French Apple Tart

Simple Apple Tart Recipe

I had always assumed fruit tarts were hard to make because they look so fancy, until I tried making one and learned that, actually, they’re about as simple as a homemade dessert can get.  The ratio of effort to fanciness here is definitely favorable.  Apple tarts are easier to make than apple pies and – […]

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(Super Chocolatey) Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe

My unflinchingly strong opinions about food never surface more than when thinking about hot chocolate. Perhaps because hot chocolate can be a sad waste of sugar eating (packets made with water), or a totally decadent sip-and-smile experience and I am OBVIOUSLY in favor of the latter. It is my firmly held belief that hot chocolate […]

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12 Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?? Are you in charge of sides? Desserts? Do you spearhead the turkey? Do you just show up and eat?? I know that Thanksgiving is as early as it can possibly be this year, but WOAH. It feels like it is really sneaking up and coming fast. (Though I might just […]

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Easy Beef Stew

Easy Beef Stew

We just got back from a week-long trip to Florida where we learned that vacationing with an infant is not quite the relaxing experience of vacationing without an infant: No leisurely reading by the pool, no sleeping in, and definitely no going outside without worrying about is the baby slathered in enough sunscreen? So, while […]

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Curried Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Current favorite soup alert! It’s got a spicy curry kick, while still being a comforting, rice-filled, chicken broth-based soup. And I love it. I can’t stop making it. This soup calls for Rice-a-Roni. This is not a product that I had ever purchased prior to making this soup.  I went to the grocery store without […]

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Easy Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasting winter vegetables is by far my favorite way to enjoy them. There is something so rustic and homey about a sheet of winter veggies all getting crispy and tender together in a toasty oven.  These are a go-to for me for big, get together meals (looking at you, Thanksgiving). The end result feels slightly […]

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All-Purpose Pie Crust

Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Happy November! November 1st means one thing and one thing only to me: Pie season is in full swing. In observation of the beginning of the best food season of the year, here is my all-purpose pie crust recipe. Whether I’m making quiche, chicken pot pie, pumpkin pie, blueberry pie, apple pie, etc., I’m making […]

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Au Gratin Potatoes

Easy Au Gratin Potato Recipe

I feel it is my duty to tell you that things are about to get extremely cheesy and creamy and carb-y. Consider yourself warned. Nothing feels as endearingly homemade or comfort food-esque to me as a casserole. The thought of living in a home where casseroles abound makes me giddy. For this reason, I am […]

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