melted apple squash + cider vinaigrette

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Oh my goodness! This is definitely my new favorite way to make butternut squash! The apples and onions melt around the squash as it roasts, creating a delicious, sweet, sort of caramelized coating that really brings out the flavor of the squash. And then, to offset the sweetness, I add a sprinkling of crumbled goat…

english cottage pie {in a pumpkin}

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Want to make an impressive dinner that’s actually very easy? Well, here you go! It’s so yummy. My kind of comfort food, and sooooo adorable all tucked into a pumpkin. If you want to be able to eat the pumpkin too, follow these instructions for baking the pumpkin prior to filling. ~ preheat oven to…

amish tuna egg salad

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I got the idea for this salad out of a little flyer that this nice Amish lady was giving away at a local Farmer’s market. Oh my gosh! It’s SO good! I don’t know what it is about the addition of egg in this recipe, but it’s my new favorite way to make tuna salad.…

the ultimate oven-baked chicken parmesan sandwich

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There are sandwiches and then there are SANDWICHES! This is one of those sammys that is so big you have to use two hands to eat it. The chicken is pounded flat prior to baking which yields a tender, juicy chicken breast that cooks more evenly. It’s also what contributes to the chicken positively falling…

strawberry cream cheese banana bread

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Mmmmmm…. If you haven’t figured it out by now, my “secret ingredients” for amazing quick bread are cream cheese or vanilla pudding mix. Here’s another one to add to your list of favorites! ~ makes 2 loaves ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature 8 oz. cream cheese,…