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…

Warm Harvest Salad Bowl

For those who have had the pleasure of living near a Sweetgreen, you are most likely familiar with the Harvest Salad. A staple on the ever-changing seasonal menu, the Harvest Salad warm bowl is delicious comfort food. We had one below our Boston apartment, and let’s just say we were frequent visitors. Oh how I…

Roasted Delicata Squash & Sausage

Delicata squash is one of those special treats of autumn. Sweet in flavor (known as ‘sweet potato squash’), soft, edible skin (no peeling!) and it is good for you (a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamins). This colorful dish is easy to put together, looks like an autumn forest with all it’s fall hues,…

Purpled Goat Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a way to spruce up your traditional spuds recipe? Why not make them purple?! They’re unexpected and packed with a wonderful, creamy flavor with the goat cheese. Plus, they’re just fun! Ingredients  3 Pounds Peeled Purple Baking Potatoes 3/4 Cup Goat Cheese, crumbled 1 Cup Reduced Fat Milk 3 Sprigs Thyme 1 1/4…

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…

Harvest Pork Tenderloin

One of the greatest fall activities in Michigan is apple picking. You gather up a group of friends on a sunny yet crisp Sunday morning, and you head out to the local orchards. They load everyone onto tractors and take you around the various sections of the orchard to fill your giant bag with the…

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…