Savory Butternut Squash Carrot Tart

Carrots and butternut squash roasted with Harissa and Hungarian paprika covered in caramelized onions, then baked to custardy perfection in a whole-wheat tart shell. All topped with sage browned butter.

In this savory Butternut Squash Carrot Tart, carrots and butternut squash are roasted with Harissa and Hungarian paprika then covered in caramelized onions, and baked to custardy perfection in a whole-wheat tart shell. All topped with sage browned butter. A savory tart? After all the sinfully sweet fruit and nut pies that have been appearing from my kitchen… 

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Roasted Honey Orange Brussels Sprouts Wild Rice Salad

Roasted Honey Orange Brussels Sprouts Wild Rice Salad - An easy, healthy and filling meal!

Crispy roasted honey Brussels sprouts and leaks are tossed with wild rice, kale, feta cheese and a honey orange dressing for the perfect side dish or meal! These roasted Brussels sprouts and leeks are my everything right now. I can eat an entire pan without blinking. The crispy pieces of honey leek and Brussels sprouts… 

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Roasted Chickpea Quinoa Greek Salad {Tzatziki Salad Dressing} – Guest Post!

Roasted Chickpea Quinoa Greek Salad with Tzatziki Dressing | An easy, flavorful with lots of fresh vegetables and crunchy roasted chickpeas!

This Roasted Chickpea Quinoa Greek Salad is a vegetarian delight! Crunchy fresh vegetables, filling quinoa and crunchy roasted chickpeas all drizzled with a homemade tzatziki dressing!  A quick update on moi: So I whipped my new apartment into shape only to get food poisoning. I missed orientation yesterday, but I am hoping that if I baby myself… 

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Brown Butter Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Brown Butter Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes will liven up any meal! Easy, stunning and delicious!

Smooth and creamy mashed sweet potatoes, nutty brown butter and savory fresh sage come together in a beautiful and delicious side dish! I had to squeeze in just one more side dish before Turkey Day. These Brown Butter Sage Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an easy side dish to add to your holiday meal or any… 

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Creamy Swiss Cheese Mixed Vegetable Casserole

Creamy Swiss Cheese Mixed Vegetable Casserole takes just 5 minutes to prepare and only 5 ingredients! So creamy, cheesy and delicious!

Creamy, cheesy, flavorful. 5 ingredients and 5 minute prep time: This casserole couldn’t be easier yet it has a surprisingly dynamic flavor! Last year when I hosted my in-laws for Thanksgiving, my mother-in-law whipped up her family’s favorite at the last minute. I enviously watched her throw it all together in a bowl and pop it in… 

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Apple Sage Sausage Stuffing

This easy Apple Sage Sausage Stuffing recipe will be a sure hit! The leeks, fresh herbs, apples, and spicy Italian sausage make it incredibly flavorful!

You won’t want to miss my Apple Sage Sausage Stuffing! It has a little sweetness from the apples and apple cider, a little spice from the hot Italian chicken sausage, savory flavors from the leeks, onions and a generous amount of fresh herbs, and a little sprinkle of toasted pecans for crunch! I’m just gunna… 

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Spiced Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce

Break out of the cranberry rut with this Spiced Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce| An easy recipe for any night or your holiday feast!

Break out of the cranberry sauce rut with this Spiced Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce! Cranberries are simmered with brown sugar, apple cider, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom and tangerine zest! Some days flavor combinations work themselves into every fiber of my being and, try as I might, I can’t shake them. Just me? But who wants to shake them… 

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Sweet Potato Casserole Lightened Up

An easy recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole Lightened Up! Still packed with brown sugar, buttery goodness but with half the calories!

My Sweet Potato Casserole lightened up still has all the buttery, brown sugar flavor of a traditional casserole with half the calories! Sweet Potato Casserole is my favorite Thanksgiving side dish. It wins by a mile. I will happily pile up my plate with gravy-free turkey, steamed green beans and a whole-wheat roll as long… 

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Ginger Lime Salmon with Coconut Rice

Ginger Lime Salmon with Coconut Rice

I whipped up this Ginger Lime Salmon with Coconut Rice one night using a failsafe method for cooking moist, flavorful fish that my mom taught me years ago! I never really did much cooking until after I graduated from college. (Baking is a totally different story!) It’s not that I didn’t like cooking; it’s more… 

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