Life, Pin-spiration, Recipes

5 Recipes That You Must Try ASAP

Bariatric Eating's No Sugar Pumpkin Spice Bread

No Sugar Pumpkin Spice Bread (via Bariatric Eating)

Foodie Crush's Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies (via Foodie Crush)

Natasha's Kitchen Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Mushroom Rice Pilaf (via Natasha’s Kitchen)

The Novice Chef Gingerdoodle Recipe

Gingerdoodle Cookies (via The Novice Chef)

Well Plated's Slow Cooker Turkey Sweet Potato Quinoa Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili (via Well Plated)

Cooking and baking have always been hobbies of mine, and I love finding new recipes and trying them out. Trying out a new recipe is sort of like a science experiment to me, which is always so much fun with never knowing what the outcome will be (but hoping that it’s a good one! ha).

Also, I must say that I have tried just about all of the recipes listed above and know that you’ll love how they turn out as much as I did!

-C

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Five Butternut Squash Recipes to Try

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Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

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Skillet Butternut Squash and Sausage Penne Pasta 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries

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Stuffed Butternut Squash 

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Fall Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Apples

Now that we are in the full first week of November, it is starting to look and feel like Fall here in Texas. I’m talking days where it doesn’t even reach 80+ degrees and where I can actually wear my booties. I know, it’s crazy talk but it’s happening guys.

So, in celebration of Fall finally showing its face, I have a butternut squash sitting in my kitchen ready to be either roasted, baked, or put in a skillet along with some other yummy things. Personally, I’m thinking of going the skillet butternut squash and sausage penne pasta route but who knows what I’ll do with it later this week.

What are you looking forward to cooking now that the temps are starting to dip again?

-C

 

(Original recipes and their sources are available by clicking on the photo titles. More fall recipes can be found here

Life, Pin-spiration, Recipes

Fall Chicken Apple Sausage Skillet

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I recently found another version of this recipe on Pinterest here and just had to make it more of my own! With that being said, I’m glad I did because I love the flavors that go into this simple dish. They are also perfect for fall and cozy evenings in!

-C

 

Ingredients:

1 package of Aidell’s Chicken Apple Sausage

1 yellow onion (chopped)

1 sweet potato (chopped with the skin left on)

1 apple (specifics are up to personal preference–I used a fuji apple)

2 tbsp Caripelli Olive Oil

Cinnamon to taste

 

Directions:

Chop up all in ingredients and put them in a simmering skillet that is set on medium.

Make sure to fully cook the chicken sausage to where it starts to brown.

Once the sausage is browned enough for your taste, you can remove the skillet from the stove to cool for a minute or two before serving.