Butternut Squash Galette with Goat Cheese and Sage

This butternut squash galette with goat cheese is an elegant, rustic tart. It’s perfect for both novice and more advanced cooks, and works well as a fall or winter party appetizer. You can prepare the dough and filling up to two days beforehand, then bake everything before guests arrive! Your kitchen will smell amazing. We had many requirements at culinary school, one of which was to assist three recreational cooking classes. I loved doing this and volunteered often. On one

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

These sweet potato buttermilk biscuits are tender and have just the right level of sweetness that they work as an accompaniment to a variety of dishes. Serve them alongside chili at dinner. For something completely different, try them with pumpkin or apple butter for breakfast! This is going to sound more intimidating than I mean for it to, but there’s a lot of technique that goes into proper biscuit baking. Have no fear, though; it’s all very straight forward. I

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Hot Crab Dip

This hot crab dip recipe comes together quickly, and it’s always a big hit with my friends and family! You can bake it in in a pie dish, or use a couple of sourdough bread bowls for a fun, edible presentation. I’ve been eating steamed blue crabs since I was a little kid. While I have almost no patience these days for digging through crabs to pick out those precious little jewels of meat, I’m always looking for new ways to

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Chorizo Queso Blanco Dip

This Chorizo Queso Blanco Dip uses all real cheese and is PERFECT for parties! It’s rich and creamy, with just the right amount of kick from the chorizo sausage. You can omit the chorizo for a plain queso dip (or use an alternative like soy chorizo). People always go nuts for this when I serve it! When I offered to make a queso dip for Wisconsin Cheese, I thought it would be a no-brainer recipe. It’s a cheese dip. Point.

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Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are crunchy, sweet, and totally addictive, with just a few simple ingredients! They’re perfect on salads, soups or served with your favorite cheese (especially melted brie). You can also add a bit of cayenne if you like some spice! In my opinion, candied nuts are one of those truly multipurpose kitchen staples, and everyone should have a solid, go-to recipe for them. They instantly add crunch, subtle sweetness, and extra flavor to many dishes. Also, they’re inexpensive

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The Cheesiest Potatoes Au Gratin

This post is a paid collaboration with Borden® Cheese, who I’ve teamed up with to bring you a Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin recipe that’s perfect for celebrating the holidays with family! There’s nothing more important to me than family. While I’d love to experience living in other parts of the world, I settle for traveling when I can. At the end of the day, I’d rather be close to my family so that I can see them regularly throughout the

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Apple Noodle Kugel

This sweet Apple Noodle Kugel recipe is perfect for celebrating Jewish holidays! Sour cream, cottage cheese, and a cinnamon-sugar topping help make this total comfort food. Ever since we got DNA tested, Jeff and I have been making jokes about “the food of our people.” He was surprised to discover that, even though his (our) last name is Farley, there is no direct Irish heritage. However, he’s apparently 15.8% Iberian, which means I have now christened him my Iberian Ham.

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Italian Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

This Italian Sausage Cornbread Stuffing Recipe is flavorful, easy to prepare and perfect for Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s almost time for Thanksgiving? This year is flying by at warp speed. Every year goes by a little bit faster, and the big 4-0 is now just around the corner. It’s been a tumultuous year in countless ways, but I have a lot to be thankful for right now. A happy, healthy husband and family (and cat… too many close calls!),

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Restaurant-Style Broccoli Cheese Soup

This decadent Broccoli Cheese Soup reminds me of the version from Panera Bread, but SO much better! The texture is silkier, and the cheddar flavor shines. I remember first trying broccoli cheese soup in a bread bowl years ago at the Renaissance Festival in Maryland. It was comfort food bliss. That may have been the moment when I first truly realized the magic of soup. You can dunk bread in soup whenever, but digging into the hot, soupy center of

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Cheesy Potato Soup

This easy cheesy potato soup recipe is the ultimate comfort food! For an extra treat, you can even go for a loaded potato soup version, using all of your favorite loaded potato toppings! In my mind, there’s only one thing that sounds better than potato soup in the fall and winter. And that’s cheesy potato soup. I’ll tell you right now, this recipe does not skimp on the cheese. You could almost call it potato-y cheese soup!

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