Bourbon Pumpkin Pie

Here’s another favorite from my holiday menu. I love the idea of taking traditional holiday foods like pumpkin pie, and kicking them up a notch. You still get all those satisfying flavors with a little something extra. Especially with dessert. Dessert is one meal you can have some fun with and not have the family…

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Butternut Squash, Kale and Brown Rice Casserole

Here comes another great fall-inspired casserole to solve all your ‘what to cook for dinner’ problems. That’s the great thing about casseroles- they’re easy to prepare, and everything bakes up together so nicely to create a well rounded, hearty meal. This time we’re loading up with fresh butternut squash, kale, brown rice, Italian chicken sausage,…

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Butternut Squash Soup with Apple and Bacon

Happy Halloween! Amongst all the sweets and treats that are so tempting this time of year, I like to try and at least make Halloween dinner healthy. Last year I enjoyed a big bowl of Butternut Squash Risotto. This Halloween I’m keeping the savory flavors of butternut squash, and adding in some Granny Smith apples…

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Pumpkin Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

Fall has arrived in your cookie jar! This time it’s taken the form of deliciously soft pumpkin cookies with buttercream frosting. Pumpkin is incredible. Not only is it a nutrition powerhouse (yes, even when baked in cookies), but it’s ridiculously versatile. Is there anything this vegetable can’t do? I’ve put it in crepes, muffins, scones,…

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Butternut Squash Tacos

Butternut Squash Tacos are a delicious, highly requested meal that you’ll make over and over again. Quick and easy to whip up, and a great vegetarian option packed with flavor.

Roasted Butternut Squash Fettuccine

Pasta sauce like this should not be kept a secret. Butternut squash fettuccine is like the healthy version of an Alfredo sauce, with tons of added earthiness, fall flavor, and natural sweetness that comes from roasting the squash. I love the idea of making a butternut squash puree while cooking up some pasta, then marrying…

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Butternut Squash and Apple Bruschetta

Holiday appetizer time! We’re going with roasted butternut squash and apple bruschetta. Bruschetta is one of those appetizers that can be served again and again because it has so many customizable possibilities. I made a summer bruschetta topped with macerated strawberries, basil, and goat cheese last summer. This butternut squash and apple version is exactly what my…

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Butternut Squash Risotto

So. I’m pretty sure this butternut squash risotto is what fall tastes like. Risotto is one of my favorite dishes on its own- tender, creamy, and slow cooked until the rice has the perfect texture. But add in cooked butternut squash, nutmeg, sage, and Parmesan? Creamy, cheesy, perfection. This recipe makes a whole bunch (that arborio…

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Apple Fritter Bread

This bread tastes EXACTLY like an apple fritter. You’ll probably have all the ingredients already stocked in your pantry, so enjoy! If you’re making this bread during fall, use a fresh Honeycrisp apple. It makes all the difference!

Baked Acorn Squash

This is Paula Deen’s easy and delicious baked acorn squash recipe. I am definitely serving this for a first course at Thanksgiving! Acorn squash baked with maple syrup and brown sugar; easy and delicious.

Pumpkin Energy Bites

Gluten free, pumpkin and spice filled energy bites make a perfect autumn on the go snack or morning pick-me-up. Amazing! Adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

Apple Cider Milkshake

  Welcome to fall! Score some brownie points serving these as after school snacks or just to celebrate the changing seasons. Crisp, smooth, and creamy, these will be a hit! Adapted from Busy at Home.