Tagged: fall

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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No peeling is required for maple glazed acorn squash. This easy side has savory, sweet and spicy flavors with cayenne, pomegranate seeds and walnuts. There isn’t a variety of squash that I don’t like from

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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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Whether you’re celebrating Thankgiving with a smaller group, or you just want more leftovers, roasting a Dry-Rubbed Turkey Breast is a simple way to have just the right amount of turkey for sandwiches or whatever

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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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Acorn Squash Salad

Acorn Squash Salad

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This fall/winter roasted acorn squash salad is a mix of greens, crumbled goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, walnuts and sherry vinaigrette. In my world, salads have no season. I eat them year round—even on a daily

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Ingredients
  • For squash
  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • For vinaigrette
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn

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The other week J. and I waited patiently to board a return flight to Chicago after a long weekend getaway to Los Angeles. We had seats close to the gate giving us a clear view

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Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Soup

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I am not sure what marks the official start of soup season. Yes, I know you can eat soup no matter the time of the year including gazpacho on a summer day or black bean

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and diced