Posts tagged ‘seasonal’

November 21st, 2013

Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce with Farro {+ Homemade Pumpkin Puree}

by Chrissy

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK6

If you have never made homemade pumpkin purée and maybe just figured it came out of a can, don’t worry, I used to think that too.

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK5

But now that I’ve crossed over to the other side, I can assure that you are missing out on the good stuff.

Pumpkin Parmesan and Fried Rosemary Sauce over Farro_LYK3

Try it this season. Try it now. With Pumpkin Pie’s biggest day coming up, you will be doing yourself, your family, friends, and the glorious pumpkin a great service, if you make … Read more...

December 4th, 2012

Creamy Goat Cheese Yams with Toasted Marshmallows

by Chrissy

Oh my goodness. These “yams” are literally heaven-sent. The perfect combo of sweet and savory…OK maybe a tad on the sweeter side with the mallow topping, but you catch my drift.

The slightly sweetened honey goat cheese adds a lovely flavor to the mashed sweet potatoes. It also pairs well with the dried cranberries and pecans, which both add a pleasant crunch to the dish (aka–you won’t think it is baby food).

It might interest you to know that in … Read more...

November 29th, 2012

Healthy Cranberry & Flaxseed Banana Bread

by Chrissy

Although it’s not even December, Christmas seems to be in full effect. Don’t even get me started on the Christmas music playing on the radio weeks before Thanksgiving. In my opinion, everyone just needs to calm down.

With the holiday season kicking in to high gear, and those eager shoppers securing their gift items for friends, families, neighbors and co-workers, this bread recipe is something that you can thank me for, later.

Give the gift of food. Not just …

November 20th, 2012

Spiced Sweet Potato, Apple and Kale Quinoa

by Chrissy

Quinoa never really had a place at the Thanksgiving table, but now I believe it does.

This dish includes a healthful repertoire of fan favorite ingredients, combined with spices to elicit a hearty Autumn scent.

If traditional stuffing isn’t your favorite (gasp!), then this dish can definitely be considered as an alternate. These flavors pair very well with poultry. And if you are wondering whether gravy can be poured over top, it has been done; which means that it has … Read more...

October 19th, 2012

Nutella Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

by Chrissy

You might be like Nutella and Pumpkin in a… whaaaa?!! In a cinnamon roll?

Of course. How rad is that!? They might sound like a mouthful, but they are just as easy as any other homemade cinnamon roll… only like 78 times better.


You make the dough.

You let it rise.

You make the filling. You roll out the dough and smear the buttery Nutella goodness and generously sprinkle the spiced brown sugar mixture over top, and a handful … Read more...