November 7th, 2014

Pumpkin Chess Pie with Praline Pecan Sauce


It’s definitely that time of year to start thinking PIE.  So what’s your favorite for the big day?  At my house everyone has a different opinion – so that means lots of pies!  And who doesn’t like a little taste of each??

This Pumpkin Chess Pie is a simple variation on the classic favorite, but the show-stopper here is once you pair it with the Praline Pecan Sauce, you’ll have a true favorite favorite that is simple irresistible.


Praline Pecan Sauce


Be sure to make plenty of the praline pecan sauce – be sure to try it on the apple

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November 4th, 2014

Brown Butter & Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Brown Butter and Parmesan Spaghetti Squash


I’ve always been intrigued with Spaghetti Squash since I was a kid,  Really -a squash that cooks into strands similar to spaghetti – how fun is that!   Spaghetti Squash is a wonderful side dish and I think I’ve found my new favorite way to serve it.  This Brown Butter and Parmesan Spaghetti Squash combines a simple drizzle of brown butter to add a rich, nutty flavor and  is topped with flavorful Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese – Delish!

I love the awesome flavor of brown butter for fall.  Try it  in these Mashed Potatoes and this Orzo Pasta for more rich wonderful

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October 31st, 2014

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

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Happy Halloween – we hope your day is full of fun!  If you want to add one more sweet treat today look no further than these Baked Pumpkin Donuts – don’t be fooled by the fact that these donuts are baked, or by the fact that they are really easy to make.  Let me assure you – these donuts are crazy good – I’m talking amazing!  You’ll want to make them again and again throughout the holidays.


Baked Pumpkin Donuts


We’ve got two favorites here – donuts and that pumpkin flavor we all are craving this time of year right!  

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October 27th, 2014

Zuppa Toscana (Olive Garden Copycat)

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Are you ready for a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter night?  This rich and hearty Olive Garden Copycat Zuppa Toscana is amazing, and just as good as it is at the restaurant.  It’s loaded with sausage, bacon, and potatoes in a creamy soup blend.  Need I say more?


Zuppa Toscana


Grab a bowl, fill it up and savor the moment!


Zuppa Toscana


6 slices bacon
1 pound ground Spicy Italian Sausage
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
48 ounces chicken broth
5 medium russet potatoes, washed and sliced 1/4 inches thick*
salt and

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October 23rd, 2014

Halloween Fun Favorites

Yikes – The Bewitching Hour is right around the corner.  If you’re still looking for last minute inspiration, we’ve updated our Halloween Favorites so we can help you brew up something special – whether it’s a treat to take to the little goblins at school, or grub for your ghoulish guests, you’re sure to find some spooktacular ideas from our fendish files to make this Halloween a real treat!


First, free printables for gifting:  school parties, hostess gifts, party favors, and tempting treats.

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