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Eyeball and Sausage Rigatoni Pie

Trick or Treat! It's candy time!! The key to success on Halloween night is the delicious balance between sweet and savory! If you're going to go wild with candy, you first have to prepare with a hearty dinner beforehand! I definitely have a sweet tooth and even though I may only be handing out candy,… Continue reading Eyeball and Sausage Rigatoni Pie

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Colorful Candy Corn Cupcakes

I think there are two types of people in this world: those who like candy corn and those who don't. I definitely do not like candy corn! I have tried, painstakingly, through the years to like candy corn and I just can't do it! It's funny because my sister and I can't stand the tricolored… Continue reading Colorful Candy Corn Cupcakes

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with a Browned Butter Sage Sauce

Spaghetti squash is a kind of foreign territory for me! I mean, it's a little intimidating, right? It's pretty big, hard to cut through, and smells exactly like pumpkin carving. While I adore this smell and brings back many fond memories, it's not exactly an appetizing smell! But, we can put all those fears behind… Continue reading Roasted Spaghetti Squash with a Browned Butter Sage Sauce

Sweets

Butter Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Bread

I can't think of a more iconic fall dish than pumpkin bread! The beautiful burnt orange color with a delicious soft inside... I mean, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Honestly, I enjoy any type of bread, pumpkin or banana, but pumpkin is definitely my favorite. I don't know if it's because I… Continue reading Butter Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Bread

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Bubbly, Spicy Hard Cider Float with Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream

For the record, I'm sipping on one of these delicious floats as I write this. When I think of a Rootbeer Float, I am instantly transported to some super cute, retro diner. I've never actually been to one, but in my head, I'm picturing sitting on a red leather barstool with checkerboard tiles and every… Continue reading Bubbly, Spicy Hard Cider Float with Homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream

Savory

Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

Apparently, football season has started up! Go sports! There are about three things I know for sure about football season... Anything else, I don't know! Favorite team? Don't know. Why are they throwing flags? Don't know. What direction do they even need to run? Don't know. But, here's what I do know: One, touchdowns are… Continue reading Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

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Fluffy, Filling, Fantastic Shepherd’s Pie

Is it just me or does it seem like fall is starting when it's supposed to this year?! Here in North Carolina, fall typically doesn't start until October/November. Which is really disappointing because I pull out my fall wardrobe on the first day of fall, regardless if it's 95 degrees out. But this year, Mother… Continue reading Fluffy, Filling, Fantastic Shepherd’s Pie

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Homemade Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Ahh, biscuits with sausage gravy. What a beautiful sentiment. Gravy is definitely a classic in my household, it is an essential ingredient on the Thanksgiving table. However, Thanksgiving gravy can't hold a candle to sausage gravy. Sausage gravy is definitely my go-to brunch meal for a plethora of reasons. One, it's super hearty and filling.… Continue reading Homemade Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

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Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

When fall hits, I am all about pumpkin! Pumpkin scones, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup! Just kidding about the last one... maybe. I love how hearty and warm pumpkin is, especially with all those wonderful spices like nutmeg, clove, and ginger that really just make pumpkin sing! But there's really only like two, maybe… Continue reading Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies