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    Italian White Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs

    Italian White Bean Soup with Sausage Meatballs is the coziest dinner imaginable, it’s based on a traditional Italian bean soup with brilliant little sausage meatballs that take no  time to make. Family dinner, game day, holiday potluck, this hearty soup is a keeper.…

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    Cranberry Relish with Horseradish and Sour Cream

    Cranberry Relish with Horseradish and Sour Cream is an adaptation of a 1959 Craig Claiborne recipe made famous as Mama Stamberg’s cranberry relish on NPR’s All Things Considered.  It’s a fabulously…

  • pumpkin spice cheesecake topped with piped whipped cream and nutmeg

    Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

    My Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake topped with whipped cream is a surprisingly easy make ahead dessert recipe for the holidays.  Give everybody a break from pumpkin pie this year and serve cheesecake…

  • This Cheesy Creamed Brussels Sprout gratin will quickly become your new favorite fall side dish! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    My 5 Best Thanksgiving Sides

    What would you say if I told you I’ve got all your Thanksgiving side dish recipes covered?  Here are 5 of my best sides, all made from scratch, no cans of…

  • Maple Frangipane Pecan Pie

    My Maple Frangipane Pecan Pie recipe is a delicious tart filled with a rich pecan frangipane flavored with vanilla bean, bourbon, and maple. If you’re asked to bring a dessert this…

  • Wild Mushroom and Hazelnut Baked Brie

    Wild Mushroom and Hazelnut Baked Brie is a stunning appetizer showcasing gorgeous mushrooms, crunchy hazelnuts, and buttery brie cheese. This easy baked cheese (it looks a lot fancier than it is)…

  • Green Bean Casserole from scratch

    Favorite Green Bean Casserole from scratch!

    This is our favorite Green Bean Casserole recipe  ~ made completely from scratch. Everything in this classic holiday side dish is made quick and easy without cans. The flavor is out…

  • How to cook any type of winter squash

    How to Cook Any Type Of Winter Squash

    How to Cook Any Type of Winter Squash ~ because all members of the gorgeous gourd family are edible, healthy, and delicious, and you shouldn’t miss one fabulous bite!…

  • Instant Pot Herb Gravy

    Instant Pot Gravy Recipe (no drippings!)

    Instant Pot Gravy Recipe (no drippings!) ~ Here’s my definitive guide to make ahead gravy, no drippings or giblets or stove top space required.  This thick flavorful gravy can be made…

  • Pumpkin Crunch Cake with fork

    The Best Pumpkin Crunch Cake!

    The Best Pumpkin Crunch Cake ~ with or without a cake mix!  This pumpkin crunch cake, aka pumpkin dump cake or pumpkin pie cake, has always tempted me.  I’ve finally made…

  • roasted apple and radicchio salad in a bowl

    Roasted Apple and Radicchio Salad

    Roasted Apple and Radicchio Salad with Meyer Lemon Horseradish Dressing is the “it” salad of the season, and a show stopper for Thanksgiving.  It’s naturally gluten free, low carb, paleo, keto…

  • making ganache in a glass bowl

    The Deepest Darkest Chocolate Recipes

    Come over to the dark side…of fall baking that is, with my deepest darkest chocolate recipes.  Because pumpkin spice and gingerbread can only take you so far ~ and after a…

  • warm pumpkin pudding cakes on a baking sheet

    Warm Pumpkin Pudding Cakes

    Warm Pumpkin Pudding Cakes ~ this is an easy pumpkin recipe for those of you who love your dessert soft and squidgy ~ count me in!  If you’re looking to branch out from…

  • farro salad

    Lunch Prep: Loaded Farro Salad

    Lunch Prep: Loaded Farro Salad ~ this healthy grain salad is packed with protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and lots of flavor and crunch, aka everything you need to deliciously power through…

  • cranberry breakfast cake with fork

    Cranberry Breakfast Cake

    My Cranberry Breakfast Cake is an easy one bowl snack that can be made with fresh cranberries or frozen, but don’t let the simplicity fool you, the sweet/tart cranberries pack a…

  • a maple pumpkin cake topped with walnuts

    Maple Walnut Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

    This Maple Walnut Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is my way of welcoming in the best season of the year…it’s 3 layers of fluffy maple cake with an irresistible maple buttercream.  If…

  • double chocolate banana bread on a marble surface

    Double Chocolate Banana Bread

    Double Chocolate Banana Bread ~ maybe I should have called this chocolatey concoction a cake rather than a bread, but whatever you want to call it, I defy you to find anything…

  • pear muffins with hazelnut streusel

    Pear Muffins with Hazelnut Streusel

    My Pear Muffins with Hazelnut Streusel are lightly spiced and topped with a buttery, crunchy hazelnut crumble for the perfect fall snack or breakfast-on-the-go.…

  • fish pie in a casserole dish with piped mashed potato crust

    Classic New England Fish Pie Recipe

    My Classic New England Fish Pie Recipe starts with flaky white fish, leeks, parsnips and peas in a creamy white sauce, topped with a cheddar-y horseradish and buttermilk mash ~  it’s…

  • piece of flourless pumpkin bread with fork

    Flourless Pumpkin Spice Cake

    This Flourless Pumpkin Spice Cake is the ultimate gluten free fall dessert ~ it’s like a cross between a pumpkin cake and a pumpkin pie ~ denser than cake, lighter than…

  • roast chicken with potatoes, apples, and brown cabbage in a cast iron pot

    Roast Chicken with Potatoes, Apples and Brown Cabbage

    Roast Chicken with Potatoes, Apples and Brown Cabbage ~ the combination of flavors in this cozy Scandinavian recipe is unexpected, and transforms simple roast chicken into the ultimate hygge meal!  …

  • Easy One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

    Easy One Bowl Pumpkin Bread ~ because that first craving for pumpkin is powerful. I clocked the prep for this delicious golden from-the-pantry quick bread at 15 minutes!  …

  • classic chicken soup in a bowl with spoon

    The Cozy Soup Recipes You Need Right Now!

    My Best Cozy Soup Recipes ~ a  pot of homemade soup bubbling away on the stove is the bear hug of comfort foods…creamy, hearty, and nourishing, these cold-weather soups will fill…

  • apple fig and cheddar focaccia bread on a board

    Apple, Cheddar, and Fig Focaccia

    My Apple, Cheddar, and Fig Focaccia is topped with iconic flavors of the season: figs, apples, cheddar and rosemary ~ it’s a perfect fall cheese plate meets crusty bread! Make this super easy focaccia the…

  • canned pumpkin

    Everything you need to know about canned pumpkin

    Everything you need to know about canned pumpkin ~ Have you stocked up?  Because you never know, the great pumpkin shortage of ’15 could rear its ugly head again at any time…be…

  • Maple and Mascarpone Fall Fruit Tart

    Maple and Mascarpone Fall Fruit Tart ~ a crazy quick 4 ingredient puff pastry galette that you can make with plums, apples, pears, figs, or any other fruit you love.  Impress…

  • Make Ahead Cider and Sage Gravy

    Make Ahead Cider and Sage Gravy ~ this upgraded no-drippings gravy is tailor made for cozy fall dinners, and it’ll be in our Thanksgiving gravy boat this year for sure!  …

  • Honeycrisp Apple Cake with fork

    Our Favorite Apple Cakes

    Our Favorite Apple Cakes ~ whether you’ve just come back from the pick-your-own farm, gathered a few apples from the tree in your backyard (lucky you!), or grabbed a bag at…

  • Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake

    Fresh Ginger and Pear Cake ~ this buttery breakfast cake is lightly spiced with fresh ginger and cardamom, and topped with fresh juicy pears.  As if you needed another reason to…

  • salted Maple Caramel Sauce in a jar with a spoon

    Salted Maple Caramel Sauce (easy recipe!)

    Salted Maple Caramel Sauce is the discovery of the season at our house.  With only 4 ingredients and no cane sugar or corn syrup this luxurious dessert sauce comes together in…

  • Instant Pot hummus with toasted pine nuts

    Instant Pot Hummus

    Instant Pot Hummus is easy, fast, and impossibly silky ~ let me show you how I cook my chickpeas (no soaking or peeling required) in my Instant Pot pressure cooker for…

  • cardamom plum crumble on a white plate with fork

    Cardamom Plum Crumble Bars

    Cardamom Plum Crumble Bars ~ plums are in their element right now so no time to dither about what to do with them: bake them up to their juiciest potential in this buttery cardamom…

  • pumpkin snickerdoodle bread

    Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bread

    My Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bread rings in the first day of fall with a gloriously golden color and a crisp crust of buttery cinnamon sugar ~ it’s a true celebration of the…

  • chili mac

    Chili Mac and Cheese

    Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate fall comfort food, perfect for feeding the family or a hungry game day crowd.  Comfort food lovers will appreciate the epic combo of meaty…

  • Honeycrisp Apple Cake with fork

    Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake

    Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake ~ this delicious apple cake starts with a moist cardamom base paved with layer upon layer of thinly sliced Honeycrisp apples and topped with a buttery crumble.…

  • a small jar of mulled cider jelly

    Mulled Cider Jelly

    My Mulled Cider Jelly is a beautifully golden spiced apple jelly that’s an incredible addition to a fall cheese plate, or a simple turkey sandwich.  It’s super quick to make, and…

  • gluten free walnut cake topped with figs

    Flourless Walnut Cake with Fresh Figs

    My Flourless Walnut Cake with Fresh Figs is a 3 ingredient gluten free cake topped with gorgeous figs and lightly sweetened whipped cream.  This classic Italian cake recipe is truly special!…

  • Breaking apart a pumpkin chocolate chip blondie

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

    My Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies are insanely tender and delicious ~ there is something utterly addictive about the combination of pumpkin and dark chocolate.  I guarantee these soft pillowy blondies will be your new…

  • wheat berry salad in a glass jar

    Lunch Prep: Instant Pot Wheat Berry Salad

    Lunch Prep: Instant Pot Wheat Berry Salad ~ as part of a new series I’ll be sharing  easy, healthy, make ahead lunch recipes that keep well and pack well. This whole…

  • apple fritter bread

    Easy Apple Fritter Bread

    Easy Apple Fritter Bread ~ tart apples are swirled with brown sugar and spices in this classic loaf cake, topped with a sweet crackly glaze. This apple quick bread takes a…

  • spiced peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches

    Old Fashioned Spiced Peaches is a retro recipe poised for a comeback.  These easy classic Southern pickled peaches were always on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up, and I…

  • a piece of caramel apple bundt cake

    Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

    What makes this Caramel Apple Bundt Cake work is a combination of fresh juicy apples in the batter and a rich sweet caramel glaze…together they create complete and utter bundt cake…

  • Greek meatballs in lemon sauce

    7 Easy Weeknight Dinners ~ the Meatball Edition!

    7 Easy Weeknight Dinners ~ the Meatball Edition! Meatballs are always welcome at the table, and here are some of my favorite creative meatball recipes to inspire you. So tie a…

  • herb marinated goat cheese on slices of toasted bread

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese

    Herb Marinated Goat Cheese makes a nice season spanning appetizer because it takes the abundance of late summer herbs in such a rich, comforting sort of direction. This tangy marinated cheese…

  • apple cider doughnut muffins in a basket

    Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins

    These Apple Cider Doughnut Muffins are here for you when you just can’t wait another second for Fall.  They’re soft and tender inside, with that classic cider doughnut cinnamon sugar crust…so…

  • almond cake with blackberry buttercream frosting

    Almond Layer Cake with Blackberry Buttercream

    This celebratory Almond Layer Cake with Blackberry Buttercream is an elegant combination of the perfect yellow cake with an unusual tangy berry frosting…don’t be surprised if this easy layer cake becomes…

  • blackberry slab pie bars, stacked

    Blackberry Slab Pie Bars

    Blackberry Slab Pie Bars ~ the flakey pastry, the jewel toned filling, and the sweet little glaze all work together in this super user friendly dessert.  They can go from your…

  • spiced lamb meatballs with hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus

    Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Hummus is just about the most perfect union I can think of.  The hummus is soft and rich and silky, (the meatballs and tahini sauce are too!)…

  • peanut butter chocolate chip scones on a baking sheet

    Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Scone Recipe

    This is the BEST peanut butter chocolate chip scone recipe… have you ever wanted to make the perfect melt in your mouth scone?  This is it!  These moist and flaky scones are energy…

  • quick pickled onions

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!

    How To Quick Pickle (almost) Anything!  Today I’m exploring the vibrant world of quick and easy refrigerator pickles ~ these crisp and colorful homemade quickles are more complex in flavor than…

  • Toasted pecan and dark chocolate chip blondies

    Toasted Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Blondies

    These moist and chewy Toasted Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Blondies are big, fat, classic blondies perfect for packed lunches, picnics, and care packages ~ stash one in your work tote…

  • Making a blueberry muffin bundt cake with yogurt drizzle

    Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake

    My Blueberry Muffin Bundt Cake with a sweet yogurt glaze is a delicious mash up and officially the best way to wow a brunch crowd, welcome overnight guests, or treat yourself…