let’s be real, food is my jam. there is something so soothing about being in the kitchen and creating; this is a collection of the recipes I’ve neverbeenso hungry for and the places I’ve neverbeenso happy to eat at.

Stuffing Stuffed Acorn Squash

Let me start out by saying I am NOT a fan of leftovers. AT ALL. However, somehow we always end up with mounds of them in our refrigerator (thanks, Mom). In the past, we’ve been really bad with not making the most of our leftovers, so this year I decided…

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Healthy Deep Dish Cookie Pie

Will this rain ever stop?! It’s been two full days of nothing but RAIN. And what’s worse is by the time I get home it’s dark, so there really is no getting me to do anything productive after work. All I want to do is Netflix & NOM. This deep…

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Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie 

  Need I say more here? Probably not, but I will.. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! Every Thanksgiving I try a different rendition of a pecan pie. Last year it was whiskey pecan pie, but let’s just say whiskey-1, me-0. This year I was inspired by Chef Marcela’s Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie. This recipe…

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Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Turkey Chili with Avocado Crema

Up until about a year ago, I hated black beans, loathed them actually. I wouldn’t go near them. NOW, I’ve neverbeenso obsessed. I don’t know what changed with my taste buds, but I regret all those meals that I asked “no black beans please.” I’ve been trying to incorporate them…

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German Chocolate Cookies

My work throws an annual Oktoberfest party and being that I love themes, I decided to bring a dish that honors the German tradition. The party is outside and for roughly 30 people so I needed a dish that could fill a crowd, transport easily and go with the theme. I instantly…

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