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Skillet supper: Chicken thighs with butternut squash-mushroom sauté

Skillet suppers have everything I want in a weeknight meal – flavor, warmth, simplicity, and quality ingredients. This flavorful combination takes advantage of fall vegetables that have some of the prep already done, to speed things up even more! Come take a look…

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Skillet recipes: Simple ways with squash, greens, and grits

Dig out your cast iron skillet and let it impress you with its versatility! It adds a beautiful texture to these new, simple vegetable recipes. Plus, I have a new vintage find to share with you!

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Cooking basics: Cinnamon-butter acorn squash

I am a big fan of most types of squash, as long as it’s cooked the right way. My dad used to cook yellow squash in a sauce pan with a lot of onion and some water for moisture, and if I’m not mistaken, some bacon. The squash would basically turn into mush, and I… Continue reading Cooking basics: Cinnamon-butter acorn squash


Autumn harvest mac & cheese

Dear fans of pasta, I have something new for you; it’s my Autumn Harvest Mac &  Cheese. It’s creamy, a bit salty and a touch sweet, and completely satisfying. And it contains bacon…need I say more?  😉 I have been looking forward to making some new things with butternut squash this fall. Now, butternut squash… Continue reading Autumn harvest mac & cheese


Pumpkin-lover’s smoothie for warm fall days

We foodies are a tight-knit community; we learn from each other, encourage each other, and score tons of great recipes from each other, too! This is why I get excited about fun events like Smoothie Week 2014 on the Williams-Sonoma website! I want more smoothies in my breakfast arsenal, and I can hardly wait to… Continue reading Pumpkin-lover’s smoothie for warm fall days


Mama Steph’s farmers market grilled cheese sandwich

You guys know how much I’m loving the farm stands and farmers markets this summer, as I keep bringing it up to you here and on KLTV. I hope you’re encouraged by all my ravings to get there to buy some wonderful local food for yourself! It’s so perfect right now: the plump and juicy… Continue reading Mama Steph’s farmers market grilled cheese sandwich


Ease into autumn with acorn squash

With fall’s arrival comes a change at local farm stands and in grocery store produce sections: replacing summery berries and other hot weather fruit, or at least taking its place beside those things, are fall vegetables.  The sight of these vegetables make me feel a sense of comfort and coziness; like a warm afghan crocheted… Continue reading Ease into autumn with acorn squash