autumn

Baked Pumpkin & Cherry Oatmeal

Happy Halloween Week from The Sparkle Kitchen!  From this week through the week after Thanksgiving (ish), it’s my happy obligation to find as many uses for pumpkin as possible. This truly is the most wonderful time of the year for me. I’ve got some creative musings on pumpkin to incorporate into breakfasts (like today’s recipe), […]

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Roasted Grape, Butternut & Artichoke on Herbed Walnut Quinoa

After four days of feeling utterly sorry for myself with my woeful sinus infection, I decided to buck up yesterday and make a proper dinner. The combination of getting tired of eating the leftovers, albeit delicious ones, of my soup, seeing autumn decorations and recipes everywhere on Pinterest on my sick day, and trying to […]

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{Crock Pot} Creamy Chicken & Spinach Soup with Pumpkin Biscuits

Feeling sick is the worst. “The worst,” however, can be mitigated. I’ve come down with something in the last couple of days, nothing big, but enough that I can’t breathe with my mouth closed and am definitely not the pretty little bride I was just the weekend before last!  Helping the situation:  1) My sweet […]

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Brown Sugar & Caramel Cookie Cups

*UPDATE*: this sweet little cookie was featured on Rachael Ray’s website! Check it out and follow The Sparkle Kitchen on Instagram! We take tailgating very seriously around here. From the menu to the decorations, we make sure that we do everything in our power to support the Razorbacks. The only thing that we can’t ensure […]

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Cozy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup (plus a Pumpkin Pie Martini)

Thanksgiving leftovers are a much-anticipated but fleeting part of the holiday season. At this point, three days after Thanksgiving, you can probably button your pants and you’ve probably gotten some of your Christmas decorations out. In addition, you have probably grown pretty bored of turkey sandwiches.  Honestly, I don’t like turkey that much when it […]

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Autumn Apple and Butternut Salad with Cherries, Pistachios, and Chevre – Two Ways!

The holidays are all about happily rushing around between events with those we care about. That’s the nice way to say there is just not enough time from mid-November until January. I was lucky to get to have two of these events within 24 hours of each other last weekend. We celebrated Thanksgiving with BF’s […]

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