Tag Archives: Fall

Kale Soup with Farro

Kale Soup with Farro

I love soups in the winter – they are so comforting, and can also be so nourishing when prepared at home!  Store-bought soups are often too salty and loaded with flavorings, questionable meats, and refined carbs that do not contribute anything to our health.  But at home, if you can chop a few veggies andRead More

The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes

The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ok, I know, that’s a really gutsy title for a recipe.  But, as a sweet potato lover for as long as I can remember, I feel qualified to say that this method of making sweet potatoes, if not actually the “best”, is amazingly delicious in addition to being so easy and so good for us!Read More

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

As my farmer’s market wraps up, a few staples that have been consistently available for the past few weeks are winter squash, potatoes, and leeks.  One of my goals for this winter is to get better at making soup, and so potatoes and leeks immediately made me think of potato leek soup.  Many recipes outRead More

Homemade Chicken Stock, Two Easy Ways

Homemade Chicken Stock, Two Easy Ways

Store bought chicken stock is one of those products which really irks me.  Even the seemingly good quality ones (organic, free range, low sodium, etc.) have long ingredient lists which include things like “natural chicken flavor” (shouldn’t the flavor come from the chicken itself??).  But somehow making homemade stock always seemed like so much effort!Read More

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Ahhh, the crisp cool weather of fall…I don’t know about you, but the end of the summer heat (and sunblock and chlorine and sand!) comes as quite a relief for me, and I welcome the leaves changing color and the cooler weather finally arriving.  I am also excited about fall produce.  Attempting to eat seasonallyRead MoreRead More

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

As much as I love the produce of summer (fruit and tomatoes in particular!), I have to say, I am awfully excited for fall.  Not only do I absolutely love the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler temperatures, but apple season makes me incredibly happy.  I am guilty of buying imported organic applesRead MoreRead More

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

A few weeks ago I ended up with some free time with the munchkin while the peanut was napping.  My freezer stock on muffins was getting low and we were having company that weekend, so I thought a baking project might be fun.  When I asked her what kind of muffins we should make, sheRead More

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

A few years ago, I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time for a very small group – just my parents, hubby’s parents, and the 2 of us.  At the time I was in a small apartment and just starting to practice my cooking skills, which led to a menu including an overcooked turkey breast, stuffingRead More

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— I have to apologize, I failed as a food blogger and didn’t manage to get my pumpkin cake recipe posted before Thanksgiving!  But even if you didn’t have the opportunity to make this for Thanksgiving, it is still a great all-purpose recipe.  I originally got thisRead More

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

—This post is part of my Canadian Thanksgiving series— Well friends, we have finally made it to dessert in my Canadian Thanksgiving feast!  Sorry for cutting this so close to our American Thanksgiving; it’s become harder and harder to carve out time to get through my blog backlog.  But even if this doesn’t make itRead More