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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Perfectly fluffy, creamy and buttery: that’s what defines the perfect mashed potato in my mind, and these potatoes fit that description to a T. But you’d be surprised to know that these perfect mashed potatoes are not made with butter at all, rather, they’re swirled and infused with extra virgin olive oil. I feel like...

Bittersweet Chocolate Pumpkin Tart

I love Thanksgiving. But can we talk about the obvious lack of chocolate in the typical lineup of Thanksgiving desserts? I mean, pumpkin, pecan, apple, and cranberry are great and all, but fruits, nuts, and gourds do not a satisfying dessert make. Seriously, when did Thanksgiving desserts get so… vanilla? I cry foul. Give me...

Kitchen Basics: Making and Freezing Homemade Squash Puree

Pumpkin puree doesn’t have to come from a can. And neither does squash or sweet potato puree, for that matter. In fact, making it from scratch is surprisingly easy and it makes for one stellar pie. Or quiche. Or pancakes. Or… whatever delectable autumn dish you can imagine. So when you happen to find yourself...

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...