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Fall, Sides

How to Make Savory Sage Winter Squash

Enjoy a rustic + seasonal side dish of slight sweet acorn winter squash tossed with olive oil, sage, and savory spice.

If you are in our 31-Day Grocery Budget Challenge, you may remember our little chat about shopping in the season you’re in. Savory Sage Winter Squash is an excellent recipe right now.

Toss slightly sweet acorn squash in a savory blend of sage + spice and olive oil and bake. Four ingredients. That’s all.

If you need an easy side dish and a little something different on the table, this is the winter squash recipe for you.

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Appetizers & Snacks, Fall

Sugar + Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

A hint of sugar and spice is the perfect accent for roasted pumpkin seeds.

Talk about the ultimate upcycle. Yeah, we are upcycling our pumpkin guts into something toasty + tasty. Sugar + Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are the perfect fall snack. And besides just a little bit of buttery goodness, they are good for you.

With a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice, these crunchy and wholesome roasted pumpkin seeds are so addictive. I dare you to eat just three handfuls.

Oh, and you’ll never guess what the “spice” is.

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Chili, Fall, Pork, Tennessee Food

Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Chili (Rock the Crockpot)

Tender chunks of pork slow-simmered in a BBQ spiced chili recipe. Pulled Pork Chili.

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Guys and gals, can we talk to you for a second about our Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork Chili recipe? It is like a yummy BBQ pulled pork sandwich hopped into a bowl of spicy chili. You get tender pulled pork + the sweet tang of your favorite BBQ sauce. Oh, and then it swims and simmers for hours in tomatoes and spicy chili fixin’s until it is perfection.

And your crockpot does all of the work. So dust that bad boy off and throw together this comforting and flavorful pot of wonderful.

You are gonna Rock the Crockpot tonight.

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Baked Goods, Desserts, Fall, Tennessee Food

Adorable Baked Apple Hand Pies + Cornmeal Crust

Baked Apple Hand Pies with Cornmeal Crust

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Fall is here, ya’ll. You know what that means, right? Fall baking. The cinnamon and apples, the smells and spices floating through my kitchen…these are the things that make me happy. The season inspired us to make these delicious Baked Apple Hand Pies.

You will love the taste of sweet seasonal fruit wrapped in a buttery, tender cornmeal pastry crust.

This easy dessert recipe pleases with the taste of apple pie. Perfect for breakfast on the go or a warm, personal dessert, this is a must-try recipe your family will go crazy for.

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Breakfast, Desserts, Fall

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

The hug-me smell of the spices alone is enough reason to make Spiced Pumpkin Muffins. If you want your house to smell like all things Fall, this is the muffin recipe for you.

These pumpkin muffins are tender and perfectly sweet. Our secret? We used pumpkin pie mix. Yep, we stirred it right in the batter. Plus a little of this and a little of that. (What? You think we are going to give it all away here?)

Hearty enough for a quick breakfast and sweet enough for dessert, these will be your new favorite muffin.

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Baked Goods, Desserts, Fall, My Favorite Recipes

Rustic Pear Galette

Rustic Pear Galette Recipe

Memorize how to make this.  Seriously, just make some basic notes and you will forever have a go-to dessert recipe. It is simple.  It is beautiful.  It is delicious. This Rustic Pear Galette recipe is my new fave.

The buttery and flaky homemade galette crust is to-die-for.  With a few basic pantry ingredients, you can create an amazing dessert your family will love.

Sweet pears, chopped pecans, and brown sugar top this rustic pastry.  No fussy lattice, no crimped edges…just authentic flavor.  A recipe you will be proud to serve to your family.

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Breakfast, Fall, One Pan, Pork

Sweet Potato + Sausage Breakfast Skillet

Sweet Potato Sausage Brunch

I need a t-shirt that says “I love sweet spuds”. Seriously, I LOVE sweet potatoes. Funny thing is, I prefer them in a savory dish, like this Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Skillet.

Sure, they are great with traditional brown sugar, butter,  marshmallows, pecans and served as a sweet-side dish or dessert. I will be the last girl on earth to turn a sweet tater down.

But paired with spicy seasonings and a savory ingredient…hold me back.

This quick and delicious brunch is a filling and flavorful recipe you will want to make again.

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Chicken, Essentials, Fall, Tennessee Food

Chicken Dumplings : Ultimate Southern Comfort

The very best (ever) Southern Style Chicken Dumplings are right here, ya'll.

When it starts to get cold, I always crave Southern Style Chicken Dumplings. Tender and moist chicken simmered in broth and then loaded with filling and savory dumplings … THIS is the ultimate comfort food.

This recipe is actually easier than it looks. We use simple ingredients you already have in your pantry for this classic meal.

My favorite part (besides the dumplings, of course) is the sage. (My mom’s touch!)

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