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Easy Fall Recipes

Miso Glazed Salmon

Miso Glazed Salmon

Miso glazed salmon is a really delicious and quick meal to make. The miso on the salmon really brings out that umami flavor in the salmon and the optional soy ginger sauce served on the side just perfects the whole dish. Because salmon cooks so 

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted acorn squash is a wonderfully delicate and delicious way to prepare this Autumn vegetable. Acorn squash is not overly sweet like some other squash varieties making it a wonderful side dish to go with many meals. There is not much you need to do 

Potato and Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Potato and Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Potato and brussels sprouts gratin is a wonderful way to bring together two delicious vegetables into one cheesy dish. Most people think only of potatoes when they think of gratin but adding other vegetables into the mix really changes things up and adds more flavor 

Beef Bourguignon – A Slow Cooker Recipe

Beef Bourguignon – A Slow Cooker Recipe

Beef bourguignon is a delicious French beef stew loaded with lots of red wine and amazing flavors. The key to a delicious bourguignon is making sure you are using the best quality ingredients (good quality stew meat, good wine, etc.). In addition to the ingredients, 

Carrot and Acorn Squash Soup with Carrot Top Pistou

Carrot and Acorn Squash Soup with Carrot Top Pistou

Carrot and Acorn squash soup is a delicious soup and this version used the carrot tops to make the most delicious pistou! It is almost Fall and close to Thanksgiving and for me that means soups and all types of squash are on the menu. 


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Cranberry Sauce with Sugared Cranberries

Cranberry Sauce with Sugared Cranberries

Cranberry sauce with sugared cranberries is my new favorite way to eat cranberry sauce and it will be yours too once you try it. In this recipe, the sugared cranberries add a pop of freshness to each bite of cranberry sauce, fixing the problem of 

Ricotta Cake- Italian Ciambella Cake

Ricotta Cake- Italian Ciambella Cake

My Ricotta cake- Italian ciambella cake is an Italian ricotta cake baked in a special ring mold. Ciambella means donut in Italian and this baking mold makes this beautiful shape that Italians love to use when baking their cakes. There are many different ciambella cakes 

Collard Greens with Pancetta, Ham and Beans

Collard Greens with Pancetta, Ham and Beans

Collard greens with pancetta, ham and beans is a real favorite in our house. I serve this with a side of white rice for a delicious meal anytime of year. While I am not from the deep south in the U.S., I am from the 

Ham and Ricotta Puff Pastry Calzones

Ham and Ricotta Puff Pastry Calzones

Ham and ricotta puff pastry calzones are my newest obsession and so absolutely delicious. These are fashioned after traditional Italian ham and ricotta calzones that are made with pizza dough. If you have ever eaten calzones then you know they can be really delicious but 

Rustic Italian Apple Cake

Rustic Italian Apple Cake

Italian apple cake is a very easy a delicious Fall dessert that anyone can make. This apple cake is a rustic cake and not fussy at all. A perfect cake to make for beginners or advanced bakers. Apple cakes that we are familiar with usually 

Apple Pie Streusel Scones

Apple Pie Streusel Scones

Apple pie streusel scones are my new favorite scone recipe. I love scones and make all different versions and I am not kidding when I say this is the best one yet! I wanted to make a new recipe for the apple season. I wanted 

Butter and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Butter and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Homemade butter and chive mashed potatoes is an easy and delicious recipe that everyone will enjoy. This recipe is perfect for everyday meals or for special occasions and holidays. Now everyone has their own way of making mashed potatoes or even multiple ways like I 

Miso Glazed Salmon

Miso Glazed Salmon

Miso glazed salmon is a really delicious and quick meal to make. The miso on the salmon really brings out that umami flavor in the salmon and the optional soy ginger sauce served on the side just perfects the whole dish. Because salmon cooks so 

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted acorn squash is a wonderfully delicate and delicious way to prepare this Autumn vegetable. Acorn squash is not overly sweet like some other squash varieties making it a wonderful side dish to go with many meals. There is not much you need to do 

Potato and Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Potato and Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Potato and brussels sprouts gratin is a wonderful way to bring together two delicious vegetables into one cheesy dish. Most people think only of potatoes when they think of gratin but adding other vegetables into the mix really changes things up and adds more flavor