Tag: fall

Apple Cider Cookies

These Apple Cider Cookies are pillowy soft and are reminiscent of the Apple Cider donuts I buy from our local apple festival each year.¬† ¬†They are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.¬† They are coated with cinnamon and sugar and make the perfect fall cookie!¬† Your kitchen […]


20 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

These days, almost everyone has a friend or a family member who eats a gluten-free diet.¬† ¬†I do.¬† Although my immediate family isn’t gluten-free, I try to have a gluten-free option when I host a get-together at my house.¬† Eating a gluten-free meal is easier than you think!¬† ¬†Here is […]


Triple Apple Oatmeal Muffins

This post may contain affiliate links.¬† Usually, you don’t see many baking recipes on this site.¬† I don’t bake much in my typical day to day life.¬† ¬†However, these times are extraordinary times.¬† I have been baking‚ÄĒa lot. And I have been having fun experimenting with many baking recipes.¬† These […]


Butternut Squash Zuppa Toscana

This post may contain affiliate links Even as someone who has Italian heritage, and generally doesn’t think of the Olive Garden as being authentic Italian Food, I am still a sucker for their soup, salad, and breadsticks. This year I have shared with you a few of my favorite ” […]


Slow Cooker No Bake Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

This post contains affiliate links¬† A few weeks ago, I shared with you my recipe for slow cooker no-bake stuffed shells.¬† Then I got to thinking about a conversation I had with an old co-worker several years ago.¬† ¬†When I was living in the Quad Cities, there was an Italian […]


Salted Caramel Pumpkin Latte

Thank-you to¬†Stevia In The Raw¬ģ for sponsoring today’s post #intheraw.¬† I have been compensated for this post.¬† All opinions are entirely my own.¬† ¬† It has been raining here in Iowa for precisely ten straight days.¬† It. Can. Stop. Any. Time. Now.¬† ¬†There is something about the gloomy weather that […]


3 simple ways to make Halloween stress-free

This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.¬†#NeverFlySolo Halloween is my second favorite holiday after the 4th of July.¬† I think Halloween is so much fun!¬† I spent years dressing up my boys in coordinated homemade costumes and decorating the house […]


Butternut Apple Cider Soup

This post contains affiliate links.¬† A few years ago, I shared with you a recipe for Pumpkin-Apple Cider Bisque.¬† ¬†This pumpkin apple cider bisque was supposed to be a replica of soup that I have every Christmas when my mom, sister in law and I¬† go out for our Christmas […]


Pressure Cooker Bavarian Pork Roast

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealFlavorRealFast #SmithfieldRealFresh #CollectiveBias About once a year, my Italian mother will step away from her fabulous¬†risotto¬†making and make a traditional Bavarian dish at my dad’s request.¬† I remember as a child that I […]


How to ” Boo” Your Neighbors this Halloween!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BOOItForward #CollectiveBias Halloween is a special time of year in our house.¬† ¬†Our city has amazing trick-or-treating in the downtown area, and it is so much fun!¬† We also love handing […]


Minestrone Chili

Here in Iowa, this fall has been warm.¬† ¬†I have been in the mood to make some chili or a big pot of soup for weeks.¬† So, when it finally seemed cool enough to make some,¬† I couldn’t decide what to make.¬† ¬†And then Minestrone Chili was born. I have […]


Apple Cider and Cinnamon Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad is a dish that I can always get my kids to eat!¬† ¬†This Apple Cider- Cinnamon broccoli salad is made with all things autumn!¬† Candied pecans, salted pepitas, sharp cheddar cheese, sweet, crunchy apples, dried cranberries, and a sweet dressing made with apple cider and cinnamon!¬† This is […]