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Savory Goat Cheese & Squash Quiche

If pumpkin pie had a savory cousin, this would be it. Wait, don’t go, I promise it’s a good thing! Normally I’m not one for savory versions of sweet things either (my attempt at a savory cheesecake was somewhat of a disappointment) but this one is an exception. I’m calling it a quiche because it...

Chocolate Sweet Potato Layer Cake with Molasses Buttercream

I’m always on the hunt for alternative desserts for the holiday table. As much as I love pumpkin and pecan pie, sometimes you just need something different. And this impressive three-layer cake fits the bill. Lusciously moist chocolate cake infused with sweet potato and fall spices, sandwiched with chocolate ganache and an ultra-buttery molasses meringue...

Chimichurri Roasted Chicken

This recipe would make our previously perfect roast chicken green with envy. It’s a perfect two-night meal. Night one, carve it up and eat it fresh, drizzled with a bit of leftover chimichurri. The chicken roasts up moist and tender, with the sauce adding a flavorful kick. Then, night two, shred up the leftovers and...

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Let’s be honest with ourselves: this is cake, through and through. Cake disguised as breakfast. It’s amazing how much importance we place on a name, a title, a declaration of just what it is and when you’re supposed to eat it. If I were to call this Double Chocolate Banana Cake, for example, there’s no...

Roasted Cauliflower Carbonara with Burrata

There are few things more satisfying than a perfectly creamy pasta carbonara for dinner. Unless, of course, it’s topped with hunks of cream-filled burrata cheese. That addition alone ups the delicious factor tenfold without a second thought. I’m a big proponent of the “burrata makes everything better” philosophy, whether it be salad or flatbread or...

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Cinnamon Cream Syrup

A ray of sweet potato in a sea of pumpkin. These pancakes were inspired by the one worthwhile menu item at Nashville’s famous Pancake Pantry: the sweet potato pancakes. (I know that may sound harsh but it’s my humble opinion that pancakes, even great ones, are never worth waiting hours in line for. Then again,...