Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Leading up to Thanksgiving, my coworker was talking about how her grandma makes the best dish at their thanksgiving meal, which was a sausage and cornbread stuffing. It sounded so good that I decided to give it a try as my side contribution to our Thanksgiving dinner! Here is the recipe I used:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/sausage-cornbread-stuffing-recipe2-1949137.amp

I loved it!! It will be tempting to make again before next year’s Thanksgiving dinner rolls around again! 

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Butterbeer Fudge

I had breakfast with a friend this morning who has been having a rough time lately with a knee injury, so I decided to bake her a small gift to raise her spirits a bit! She is a huge Harry Potter fan, so I decided to make her this Butterbeer fudge recipe: 

https://www.aroundmyfamilytable.com/butterbeer-fudge/

The only different thing I did was I used a little less butter on the top layer, as the bottom one was incredibly oily when I put it in the fridge to set! It turned out great! 

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Fresh Apples, Cranberries and Walnuts

I absolutely love cranberries, so want to use cranberries as much as possible before they’re out of season! Because of that, I decided to make a recipe similar to this one: 

https://foodal.com/recipes/vegetarian-vegan/stuffed-acorn-squash-with-apples-nuts-cranberries/

First, I cooked the acorn squash brushed with butter and brown sugar at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. 

Then, while that was cooking, I combined all the ingredients together in a bowl with some fresh cranberries instead of dried ones. 

After the first 20 minutes of cooking, I pulled out the acorn squash and stuffed them with the mixture and then put them back in the oven for 25 minutes. I also cooked the fruit leftovers on a separate sheet pan, but those ones burnt after being in too long. The ones inside the squash were perfect though! It was a nice light meal that I’d love to have again. 

Chicken & Apple Cider Chili

I recently entered in another chili cook off at work that I wasn’t feeling as competitive about, so I decided to find a random different and new recipe to try for it.  I found this recipe and thought it sounded interesting, so I wanted to give it a shot:

https://foxeslovelemons.com/slow-cooker-autumn-chicken-apple-cider-chili/

I enjoyed the recipe and loved how it was different, but it wasn’t a crowd pleaser… Personally, I thought it was a good variation on chili though and will be making it again in the future!

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Southwest Chicken Detox Soup

After eating a whole lot of sweets this weekend and with Halloween this week, I decided to make a healthy dinner to eat throughout the week with this soup recipe:

https://www.aspicyperspective.com/southwest-chicken-detox-soup/2/

It was a bit bland so I added a lot more spices to it and then that did the trick. It was easy to make too because I just threw it all in a crockpot while at work so it was nice to eat when I got home!

Smoked Chili

I was asked to make a batch of chili for my friend’s baby shower this weekend, so I decided to try smoking some chili using this recipe:

http://www.slapyodaddybbq.com/2013/01/texas-style-smoked-chili-adapted-from-johnny-triggs-recipe/

It was a really great recipe and definitely a good find! I only used half of the spice mix on the bottom, though, because I don’t really like spicy foods and felt like it was enough spices when tasting the chili. I also had to add some water throughout the smoking process, as it thickened up quite a bit. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great!

Pumpkin Spice Bites

I follow this account on Instagram because everything looks delicious and amazing, but most of the time I do not have the ingredients he uses in his recipes. This time, however, I only had to buy cashew butter with this recipe so I decided to finally give one of this recipes a try! Here’s the pumpkin spice bites recipe:

https://thebigmansworld.com/2015/09/15/no-bake-pumpkin-spice-latte-bites/

I made them for a friend’s baby shower and everyone loved them! They are a nice, light dessert that was incredibly easy to make.

Ricotta Pancakes

Woke up this Friday morning with a day off work, so in celebration I decided to make some great looking Ricotta Pancakes with a huge tub of leftover ricotta cheese I have in my fridge! Here’s the recipe I used:

http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-fluffy-ricotta-pancakes-48085

I’m convinced that once you have ricotta pancakes, you’ll never want to go back! They were so ridiculously good with a subtle sweetness to them! Definitely a recipe worth saving and making again. I used buttermilk in the recipe as well, which I think was an awesome addition too. For my toppings, I used white chocolate chips and dried cranberries, which was a great combination. Then I crumbled up some graham crackers and threw them on top of the pancake stack as a nice crunch! Delicious!