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Easy Baked Cinnamon Spice Acorn Squash Recipe

A bowl of spice acorn squash

Baked cinnamon spice acorn squash is one of the easiest dishes you can make to get your family in the holiday mood. When you pop these squash into the oven your home will smell of sweet spicy goodness.  What is a Cinnamon Spice Acorn Squash? Acorn squash is a winter squash, also sometimes known as … Read more

Simple Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

A portion of baked au gratin on a plate

You might know them as scalloped potatoes, or you might know them as potatoes au gratin.  Whatever you call them, this classic potato dish is a wonderful side for hearty meats and cold nights.  What are Cheesy Potatoes Au Gratin? Potatoes Au Gratin are a preparation of potatoes made with cream, milk, and cheese baked … Read more

Easy and Healthy Caprese Salad Recipe

Close up view caprese salad

With food there is often a beauty in simplicity. One of my personal favorites is Italian Classic Caprese Salad. This simple salad is as much a celebration of pure and simple ingredients as it is of Italy itself.  What is Caprese Salad? Caprese Salad is a salad made of tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and olive oil. … Read more

Easy Fried Patatas Bravas Tapas Recipe

A piece of fried patatas bravas on a fork

If there is one food I am a real sucker for it is fried potatoes. It does not matter what kind – whether it’s tater tots, fries, chips, crisps, or hashbrowns, there is just something magical to me about crispy potatoes cooked in oil. I could seriously eat fried potatoes with every meal! Even as … Read more

Simple Beer Battered Deep Fried Cheese Curds Recipe

Deep-fried cheese curds drained on paper towel-lined plate

When we think of comfort food here in America, cheese and fried foods are at the top of that list.  Today we’re going to be looking at one of my favorite midwestern comfort foods that combines those two elements – beer battered cheese curds.  This is the perfect cold weather comfort food (if you have … Read more

Homemade Sugar Free Coleslaw Recipe with No Mayo

Close up of sugar free coleslaw with no mayo

As you may have read in our article about making coleslaw with blue cheese, I used to hate coleslaw as a kid. It wasn’t really until college when I was introduced to San Diego’s fish taco scene that it hit me. It wasn’t that I didn’t like cabbage – it was that I didn’t like … Read more

Easy Blue Cheese Coleslaw Recipe

Blue cheese coleslaw served in a bowl

When I was younger, I used to hate coleslaw. It was a dish that I’d put a tiny scoop of onto my plate just to please my parents or not offend friends or co-workers. It wasn’t until I got older and started cooking more when I really started to understand why I disliked it so … Read more

Classic Tomato Bruschetta Appetizers Recipe

Close up of tomato bruschetta

What do you get when you take french bread and fresh flavorful Italian ingredients? Bruschetta, while far from the traditional version, this quick and easy bruschetta recipe can be made with easy-to-obtain ingredients and will keep your family coming back for more.  What is a Bruschetta? Bruschetta (pronounced like broo-sketta) is a toasted or roasted … Read more