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Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Pecans and Cream Cheese Icing

We have had a beautiful snowstorm over the last couple of days. Picturesque, powdery snow and icicles have blanketed my little town. This is the perfect time of year for a winter wonderland to settle in. The Christmas lights are twinkling in the trees on the square and our (real) Christmas tree is up and […]

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Zucchini, pumpkin & roasted chicken salad {and some Christmas cheer!}

The holiday season makes everyone feel like a kid again. Christmas growing up meant a real Christmas tree, usually from our land, loads of homemade decorations accumulated over the years, and of course delicious food. This is my first Christmas as a homeowner and also my first married Christmas. So the pressure has really been on […]

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Chicken and Chorizo Skillet with Roasted Cauliflower and Zucchini

I was going to post a leftover turkey dish today, but I just can’t type the word “turkey” anymore. I’m sick of the stuff. Instead, today I have a delicious, turkey-free recipe for a chicken and chorizo skillet with roasted cauliflower and zucchini. The flavor – and the heat – comes largely from a Peri-Peri spice […]

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Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Granola

Starting the day after Thanksgiving with a big bowl of homemade granola is really the only cure-all for an indulgent day of eating. This recipe isn’t totally healthy, it’s more of a gentle slope from straight sugar back to whole grain reality.  If you’re emerging from your food coma with a raging food-induced hangover like […]

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Classic Chicken Salad {with a hint of Chevre}

Warning: the narrative below is only tangentially related to the chicken salad recipe. If you’re just here for the food, you will definitely might want to scroll down.  Aside: only a lawyer would feel compelled to provide a contents-may-be-boring disclaimer on a food blog. And an aside. In italics.  Begin tangent:  Before I met my […]

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Soft Sorghum Molasses Cookies

Warm cookies are always a treat, but this cookie recipe is something pretty special, if I do say so myself. I tried a few iterations of this cookie before I finally made all of the tweaks necessary to share this recipe. Sometimes this blogging hobby of mine is pretty wonderful.  These cookies taste like autumn, […]

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Red Curry Lentils with Pumpkin

Lentils just don’t get the respect they deserve. Relegated to the same shelf as dried beans (cue Sweet Brown, if you please) in the grocery store (which is usually a bottom shelf), lentils blend in with boring colors (brown. orange-brown. yellow-brown) and unthrilling packaging.  Speaking of unthrilling, get a load of this dog of mine […]

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Pumpkin & Sorghum Molasses Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

During our honeymoon, we fell madly in love with each other an amazing sticky sorghum cake and cinnamon ice cream dessert from FIG in Charleston. The cake is served warm, topped with a thick molasses sauce and a scoop of creamy ice cream. The photo that I took of the dessert isn’t very good, but […]

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Pesto-Balsamic Couscous with Butternut Squash and Feta

Fall really feels like it is in full swing now that November is here! The arrival of November marks my one year “blogaversary” and as of today I’ve officially been married for one month (can you believe Husband didn’t wake me up with a poem and flowers?!).  It’s also my first fall in my new […]

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Chicken Fajita Queso

Football season is in full swing, which is relevant to me because it means Saturdays spent sharing food with friends! This recipe was an experiment for a good tailgate cheese dip that we could take to next weekend’s game.  Husband is thrilled that his new truck has an outlet, so we can bring appliances with […]

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