Tagged: fall

Broccoli Spinach Soup

Broccoli Spinach Soup

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The selection is starting to dwindle in these last couple weeks of outdoor farmers market season in Chicago. My annual panic is setting in. As a born and bread Midwesterner, it’s not that I mind

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • One 8-ounce baking potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
Apple Walnut Salad

Apple Walnut Salad

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I’ve been oohing and aahing at all the fall fruits and vegetables at the farmers market. Every year I think I’m going to be sad saying goodbye to summer and the berries and everything else

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Ingredients
  • For vinaigrette
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Pumpkin Wild Rice Salad

Pumpkin Wild Rice Salad

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Last weekend I got very excited about seeing fall veggies at the farmers market. I love cinnamon, anything spiced and crisp days, so it’s nearly impossible for me to contain myself when gearing up for fall.

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Sweet Potato Poblano Soup

Sweet Potato Poblano Soup

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Sweet potatoes are my absolute favorite spud.  From their bright orange color to their wonderful flavor, I could figure out a way to consume at least one per meal. I love peeling sweet potatoes, dicing

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, deseeded and minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and diced
Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

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I made a total rookie parenting mistake the other night. I was on my own with my energetic toddler attempting to make dinner while keeping him entertained and out of trouble. He kept repeating the

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Cranberry Corn Muffins

Cranberry Corn Muffins

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If I had to pick a holiday that I look forward to most every year, it absolutely would have to be Thanksgiving. I have no hesitation designating my favorite as the fourth Thursday in November

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Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

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There isn’t a variety of squash that I don’t like. From butternut to kabocha to spaghetti, my wish to go back to long summer days filled with a glut of produce fades away with the takeover of

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Ingredients
  • 1 acorn squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Dutch Apple Pancake

Dutch Apple Pancake

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I know I wasn’t the only one who dashed out of the house yesterday morning without a jacket and was surprised by the first chilly day of the season. The night before I watched the weather

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Dry Rubbed Turkey

Dry Rubbed Turkey

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With nearly 3 weeks since Thanksgiving, I’ve had plenty of time to recover from the feast and settle into the unavoidable overeating for the remainder of the year. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday meal.

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Ingredients
  • For dry rub
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Maple Walnut Scones

Maple Walnut Scones

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Certain foods are easily adaptable no matter the season. This is especially true with baked goods. Once you know how to make the base recipe, it is the additions, spices and other mix-ins that give

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