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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Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears

These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans are wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce.

These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans then wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce. I know you have all been waiting with baited breath for what I made with that all that… 

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Ice Cream Cookie Stacks {And a Giveaway!}

These Ice Cream Cookie Stacks are easier to make than you think and sure to wow your guests! Layers of cookies and ice cream!

Layers of ice cream stacked on top of chewy cookies make the perfect Summer dessert!  Ice cream. Summer. Parties. (Preferably with a grill or a rooftop…maybe both, but beggars can’t be choosers.) Ice cream. It’s become my mission. Now that culinary school is over (tear), there is a huge void in my life where all… 

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Baked Meaty Cheese Stuffed Shells

Lightened up Meaty Cheese Stuffed Shells! They are easier and healthier than you think!

I’ve lightened up a familiar favorite with these Meaty Cheese Stuffed Shells! Giant pasta shells are stuffed with a ground beef and cheese mixture, topped with an easy, fresh pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese and then baked to melty, cheesy perfection! If you’ve been following me on Instagram for, oh about 4 months (thank you!),… 

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Baked Mushroom Pork Chops

Baked Mushroom Pork Chops

These Baked Mushroom Pork Chops are seasoned, breaded, and seared before being baked to perfection under a succulent wine and mushroom thyme sauce.  There are those dishes that are beautiful and tasteless {I don’t make those.} and then, quite on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are those dishes that are truly unattractive yet… 

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Crème Brûlée – Perfect Portion For Two!

Creme Brulee

Ahh Crème Brûlée. Crunchy, caramelized sugar top with a creamy vanilla center. Where have you been all my life? I’ll tell you where. Relegated to second-class desserts by my chocoholic tendencies. Crème Brûlée never stood a chance in a restaurant. But now… But now I can’t get enough! And I was genuinely shocked by how… 

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