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pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Penne with Rosemary and Parmesan

If you are looking for a cozy fall pasta dish or a meatless Monday dinner that will satisfy the carnivores in your life, look no further. If I could, I would eat Creamy Butternut Squash Penne with Rosemary and Parmesan every single day. The creamy dreamy sauce is made without the addition of butter, cream, or a roux. It is Vitamix magic at its best my friends. The addition of a cheesy panko crust on top adds the perfect amount of crunch. Serve with a fresh green salad for a hearty vegetarian dinner.

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Main Menu sides

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

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Okay, so I love to make most things from scratch… sauces, stocks, pretty much everything I make. Therefore, I must come clean. These jalapeno cheddar cornbread start out with a boxed cornbread mix. I know! I know! But you can’t even tell. I spruce them up so much with spicy jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and green onions. They are the best accompaniment to chili I have found yet.

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Main Menu soup & salad

Sunshine Salad

Autumn Sweet Potato Salad

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This salad was inspired by my boyfriend, Kelby because he loves feta cheese and craisins in his salad. Plus, he is my sunshine 😉

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desserts Main Menu

Baked Apples with Candied Pecans

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I was in search for inspiration for a fall apple dish and thought of my Mom. Growing up, my Mom would make baked apples for dessert quite often. She would slice the apples up and toss them with maple syrup, vanilla, and tons of cinnamon. They are simple, delicious, and a much healthier option than most desserts out there.

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Main Menu sides

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

My Aunt Pat loves Brussels Sprouts, so last year for Thanksgiving, we made some just for her. Surprisingly, they ended up being the most talked about side dish at Thanksgiving. No one thought they really like Brussels Sprouts. I think this is because most people have tried them boiled. This does absolutely nothing for the Brussels Sprouts and  has given them a really bad reputation. Poor Brussels Sprouts.

However, when you put them in the oven, they come out golden brown and delicious. I love when some of the outside leaves fall off and get crispy crunchy.

So if you think that you do not like Brussels Sprouts, give these a try!