Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

A bowl of creamy butternut squash soup is the epitome of comfort food during the cold weather season! The weather cools down and butternut squash soup is just what the doctor ordered. It’s also a staple at my Thanksgiving table! Make it a couple days ahead to serve as the perfect holiday appetizer or side dish. If you don’t finish the pot, save leftovers to have with a big hunk…
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Italian Roasted Green Beans

Turn green beans from boring to brilliant by roasting them until they start to caramelize, along with some lightly pickled shallots and a generous handful of melted parmesan cheese. They’re easy enough to make on a weeknight and fancy enough for special occasions too! I get the struggle…it’s hard to think about how to make veggies like green beans special, without spending hours preparing them. These roasted green beans take…
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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

These poppable stuffed mushrooms are loaded with Italian sausage, ricotta and parmesan cheese, and fresh herbs. Make them as an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next gathering! Stuffed mushrooms are often packed with fillers like breadcrumbs and can be a bit lackluster in the flavor department. These stuffed mushrooms are everything but that! Pass on the breadcrumbs and say “yes” to a meaty, mouthwatering stuffed mushroom recipe, with crumbled sweet…
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Pumpkin Cupcakes (With Cream Cheese Frosting)

Pumpkin season isn’t complete without pumpkin cupcakes iced with homemade cream cheese frosting. These cupcakes are easy to make, great to make ahead, and so fun to decorate! Moist pumpkin cupcakes studded with walnuts or raisins or chocolate chips (or whatever mix-in you like!), topped with a swirl of tangy cream cheese frosting is just what the doctor ordered. They’re so amazing that my husband can be found hunched over…
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Easy Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Making breakfast sausage is way easier than you’d think! Requiring no special equipment, homemade breakfast sausage is flavorful, juicy, and great to make ahead. Who would’ve thought that a big batch of homemade breakfast sausage takes less than 30 minutes to make? What’s great about making breakfast sausage is that no sausage casings are needed; you simply mix seasonings into ground pork, form into rustic patties, and cook them in…
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Irresistible is right! These no-bake peanut butter bars are like homemade peanut butter cups, with rich chocolate and thick peanut butter layers. This time of year, candy is everywhere, and my personal kryptonite is peanut butter cups. It’s hard to imagine anything tasting better than a Reese’s but these are BETTER. Yes, I mean it. A generous peanut butter layer that’s got that distinct, slightly coarse peanut butter cup texture.…
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Sweet Potato Gnocchi (With Sage Brown Butter)

Make restaurant-style sweet potato gnocchi that’s soft and pillowy right at home! Need a quick sauce that’s sure to please? Brown butter, sage, and a sprinkle of toasted hazelnuts will do the trick. Homemade gnocchi might sound intimidating, but my easy-to-follow steps will guide you from plain old sweet potato, to a gourmet bowl of gnocchi, without the stress. While a sage brown butter sauce is totally optional, there’s really…
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Best Easy Candied Pecans Recipe

Buttery, sweet and a touch salty, these candied pecans are addictively delicious and they take only 20 minutes to make! Complete a charcuterie board, toss into a salad, or sprinkle over ice cream, homemade candied pecans should be in your pantry year round! I almost wish these candied pecans weren’t so good because I find myself reaching for them whenever the sweet tooth strikes (which is always). These sweet morsels…
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Crisp Apple Salad

Arugula, sharp cheddar cheese, and finely chopped walnuts are an apple salad’s best friends. There’s no bad time for it either! Apple salad is a crowd-pleasing appetizer, side dish, lunch or dinner! You can’t ask for a better combo than cheddar cheese, walnuts and apples. The sweet juiciness of fresh apples, the buttery crunch of walnuts, and the sharp, creaminess of cheddar cheese can’t be beaten! You’ll want to make…
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New England Apple Fritters

A New England staple, apple fritters are crispy on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside, speckled with fresh chunks of apple, and coated with cinnamon sugar. How could you resist? Growing up and still living in the heart of beautiful New England, I grew up eating apple fritters every fall without exception. On Sunday mornings, my dad would run out to this particular, unassuming fritter shack to bring…
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