Category Fall forward

Easy Chicken Broth

Prep time: Less than 10 minutes Cook time: 2-3 hours Broth is a delicious, versatile item to have in your pantry or freezer. It’s used in so many things – not just soup (think casseroles, rice pilaf, pasta dishes, etc.). And it can be made with little to no effort, or cost. Whether you’ve roasted […]

Chicken Pot Pie

Prep time: 20-30 minutes (total) Cook time: 35 minutes Chicken pot pie is one of the most delicious things that winter can bring. It is warm, flavorful, and flaky. One of my favorite Barefoot Contessa episodes is when Ina Garten makes these adorable personal mini pot pies. My recipe is meant for a 8-12 inch […]

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 9-11 minutes Stop everything and make these cookies. They are simply amazing! A friend of mine inspired this recipe with cranberry white chocolate blondies. And I went crazy for them. So when I was thinking of a holiday recipe, I knew I had to turn the blondies into a […]

Apple Roasted Pork Loin

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 75 minutes Serves: 6 It’s getting colder and the holidays are coming up, so now is the perfect time to introduce a roast to my recipe repertoire. Why pork loin? It can be super moist, and pairs nicely with a lot of things, especially apples and potatoes. I also […]

Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s time to carve some good looking pumpkins! SAVE those pumpkin seeds, folks! This brittle is delicious. Cory and I carved our pumpkins a couple of weeks ago. Too early, I know. But my mistake is your good fortune, since you are […]

Creamy Pesto Pasta

Cook/prep time: 30 minutes Today I’m posting one of my favorite recipes, one that I’ve been eating a lot of lately – Creamy Pesto Pasta. It’s one that gets you by in a pinch because no meat is required. Should you find yourself in a state of baconless despair, simply skip that step! And that’s […]

Maple Brussels Sprouts Hash

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10-12 minutes About five years ago I ate my first brussels sprouts as an adult. My father didn’t like them (see next paragraph) so if I ever ate┬áthem, it would have been sparingly. So five years ago I’m in one of my favorite restaurants and the short-ribs just spoke […]

Apple Tarts

  Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 20-25 min Serves: 12 In celebration of fall, I’ve got a whole line-up of fall-themed treats. First off is this apple tart recipe. I like to think of fall in phases, and apple season is phase one – hence it being recipe number 1! My husband and I […]

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Prep time: 15-20 min Cook time; 1 hr 25 min Fall has come! I am so excited because it means I will be cooking comfort food in abundance.┬áToday’s recipe embodies the best of comfort food – it is warm, filling, and flavorful. But first, the back story on how I got my hands on such […]

Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 2 hours If you have never made soup, you are seriously missing out. Let me recite the benefits. It is so much better for you than the can of soup you buy at the store. Real, hearty vegetables. Lean meat. Way less than a heart attack’s worth of salt. […]