Nutty & Sweet Thanksgiving Vegetables

If there was ever a side dish that captured the essence of autumn, this easy, make-ahead roasted vegetable dish is it. I came across this recipe from Julia’s Album years ago on Pinterest, and it has become a favorite of mine to make in the fall. At last year’s Friendsgiving, I served this autumn vegetable…

Caramel Carrot Cake Trifle

Keeping in the #TruHolidaySpirit with TruWhip, I whipped up an absolutely delicious carrot cake trifle. Inspired by an AllRecipes I came across, this recipe is a fun play on a traditional carrot cake. Instead of having to save the best bite with all the cream cheese frosting, every bite in this trifle has a creamy…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Rolls

Yup, I sure did. I managed to make dessert breakfast. And wow is it tasty. While autumn has not quite set-in down here sunny Florida (82 degrees is cool, right?), my tastebuds and clothing attire are begging to differ. I woke up with a craving for pumpkin pie. After going through my kitchen, I had…

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients 1 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded (2 cups) 2 Pillsbury Classic Refrigerated Pizza Dough 4 ounce block of Cheddar Cheese, cubed 1 Egg White 8 ounces Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup Buffalo Chicken Sauce 1/2 Cup Ranch Dressing 2/3 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Unroll the pizza dough, and cut out three…

Chicken Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

This dinner is fall squished into a squash. Need I say more? YUM. I made this as an experiment, and then made it again two nights later. I can’t get enough of it! And in addition to it tasting absolutely delicious, it’s a pretty presentation. The portions below are for four servings. Portions can be adjusted…

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

I love sweet potatoes. I’ll eat them baked, mashed, fried, sautéed…. they’re delicious. While my usual go-to is to bake them, on special occasions I create this mashed dish inspired by Ina Garten. Having always questioned the Thanksgiving favorite of marshmallows melted on yams (but have since decided is delicious – I even sometimes add…

Michigan Apple Crisp

The first time one the DIVAs made this apple crisp, we all were hooked. It is the perfect combination of apples, cinnamon, and the most perfect crisp topping. And you can even get away without measuring each item…. perfect for someone who does not have the patience for baking a pies (like me!). Ingredients Filling:…

A Michigan Fall Chicken Dinner

After living in Michigan all my life, I moved to Florida in mid-September. Despite the 85+ degree weather outside, I was desperate for a fall meal. With fresh apples on my counter, I started cooking. Below is what I ended up creating, and it was delicious! Ingredients  4 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts 4 Apples, skin…