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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Oct 08, 18 2 bowls of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with spoons and a tray of toasted croutons

30 minutes of roasting and a whirl around your blender you’ll be on your way to enjoying this rich and creamy (despite behind cream less) Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. It’s vegetarian and dairy free. If you omit the optional garnishes it can also be vegan and gluten free!

2 bowls of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with spoons with a tray of croutons behind

It’s soup season! Are you as excited as I am? There’s just something about a giant bowl or cup of soup to me that makes me sigh. Simple and satisfying. As soon as the temperature drops below 70 degrees here I consider it cold. I know, what can I say, I’m a true Southerner. Always have been, always will be.

This Roasted Butternut Squash is absolutely dreamy. One bite and you would assume there’s cream in there because it’s so incredibly creamy but you’d be wrong. There is no cream or dairy for that matter. It’s also vegetarian. Ticking off all the boxes with this recipe.

Some people are afraid of butternut squash because of their appearance. Here’s where I would tell them not to judge appearances, to put that unconventional beauty in your buggy/basket and take it home. If you’re not as familiar with butternut squash, they’re easier to prepare than you might imagine.

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Glazed Salsa Verde Chicken Wings

Oct 04, 18 Glazed Salsa Verde Chicken Wings in silver bowl with limes on baking sheet with dipping sauce behind

Are you ready to wing it but don’t want the same old buffalo chicken wings? We’ve got you covered with these Glazed Salsa Verde Chicken Wings. They take just 2 ingredients to make. How’s that for easy? That’s right just TWO ingredients. They’ll fly off your plate and right into the accompanying creamy salsa verde dipping sauce.

Glazed Salsa Verde Chicken Wings in a silver bowl sitting on a baking trayThis post is sponsored by Mirum. Opinions are my own.

Is anyone else having a hard time believing it’s already October? We’re in the final stretch of 2018 and the holidays are knocking at our door. Don’t believe me, just go into any retail store and you’ll see the decorations.

It’s definitely the season of celebration. For me, no matter the celebration, it ALWAYS includes a variety of good eats. Some are all made from scratch, others I’m content to make them semi-homemade. After all it’s about spending time with the ones we love not stressing so much over the preparations.

These Glazed Salsa Verde Chicken Wings will be gracing many a football celebration gathering. Winging it and winning all at once.

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Bolognese Stuffed Shells

Oct 03, 18 Bolognese Stuffed Shells in skillet, serving fork lifting one shell out. Carafe of water behind skillet.

Bolognese Stuffed Shells. A classic and comforting hot dish that you’ll making all fall/winter long. Great for weeknights or even entertaining as you can make everything ahead of time and just pop it into the oven when you’re ready to enjoy. These stuffed shells are made using leftover Bolognese sauce for a great take 2 meal. Leftovers don’t have to be boring!

Skillet of Bolognese Stuffed Shells with kitchen towel
Are you ready to fire up those ovens now that the temperatures are cooling off? I definitely am. I love a good hot dish or casserole. Call me OLD FASHIONED. Or better yet, just mix me one up. You’ll have plenty of time for that while your sauce is simmering.

One of my favorite meat sauces to make during the fall/winter months is BOLOGNESE. It’s only downfall is it’s VERY time consuming. That makes it a great weekend sauce when my scheduled isn’t as crazy as it is during the week. You can’t rush Bolognese. I mean, you can but it’s just not the same. Trust. Another silver lining is that the recipe makes a good bit.

I usually make a lasagna or toss the Bolognese sauce with those beautiful thick ribbons of pappardelle pasta. You can’t go wrong with either, however, this time we’ve decided to turn the sauce into Bolognese Stuffed Shells.

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4 Ingredient Bucatini with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Sep 29, 18 Bucatini with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce on brown plate surrounded by bread and a jar with uncooked bucatini

If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal give this four ingredient Bucatini with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce a try. 4 ingredients and 20 minutes later, you’ll be twirling those bodacious bucatini around your fork, into your mouth and be lost in the creamy decadent sun dried tomato sauce. Who doesn’t like to get lost in a good sauce?

4 ingredient Bucatini with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce on brown plate with fork and burrata

If you follow me on Instagram (and if not why not wink wink) you may have recently seen this terrific twirler on my feed and in my stories. Judging by the amount of comments, messages and even texts I received I knew I needed to share the recipe with y’all. Persistence pays off.

There are JUST four ingredients you’ll need to make this dish happen. FOUR. They’re nothing fancy either, which means you won’t have to schlep all over town (or across your keyboard) to get them into your kitchen. 20 minutes is the amount of time you’ll need to have this on your plate. 20 minutes. Completely doable. Once their on your plate, you’ll be twirling those terrific bucatini around your fork and wondering why you ever thought about giving them up in the first place. Wait, is that just me?

No worries, you’ll be too lost in the sauce to even give it a second thought.

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Bacon Brie Brioche Burger

Sep 11, 18 Bacon Brie Brioche Burgers on a cutting board

Bacon Brie Brioche Burger. A thick juicy hamburger patty topped with melted brie cheese and a generous slathering of fig preserves. All topped off with a buttery brioche bun. It’s destined to become your new favorite burger.

Bacon Brie Brioche Burger on cutting board with whiskehy glass and sweet potato fries

Try to say that five times fast. It’s a mouthful and so is this burger. Just don’t try to say it while eating this burger. That wouldn’t be pretty. No wants to see that. Amiright?

Inspiration for recipes comes in various forms. The inspiration for this burger came from a burger joint. I was eating at Red Robin a few weeks ago. They had a bacon brie burger on the menu. I’m a sucker for brie so I ordered it. Not going to lie, the burger went to flavor town and took up residence. In case you’re wondering, this is NOT a sponsored post. Red Robin has no clue who I am (other than a satisfied customer). I paid for the burger and enjoyed it SO much that I knew I had to create my version of it.

I’m super happy I did and I think you will be too.

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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs

Sep 07, 18 Keto Chocolate Chip Fat Bombs

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs. These no bake cookie dough snacks will satisfy your sweet tooth any time of the day or night.

Keto Chocolate Chip Fat Bombs

Me and cookie dough go way back. I’ve been crushing hard since childhood on that sweet dough. I can never yield exactly how many cookies a recipe calls for because I’m forever snacking on the dough. It’s a price I’m willing to pay. If you love chocolate chip cookie dough like I do, I think you’ll love these Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs.

These fat bombs are even egg free, for those that are concerned about eating raw cookie dough. Did I mention they’re NO BAKE? As if they couldn’t get any better they just did. Just a little mixing and scooping and you’ll have snacks that are perfect for grabbing when you’re wanting something sweet to satisfy cravings.

I think I may actually like these a little too much as I’ve made this recipe so many times I can do it from memory now. Good thing they’re high in healthy fat and low in carbs so I don’t have to feel too guilty about it.

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