dinner · italian · pasta · Squash September

Pumpkin-Basil Spaghetti & Meatballs

Let's talk spaghetti. Spaghetti has invaded American kitchens for years. It's cheap to make, feeds a whole family, and fills you up quick. There are a million different ways to make it, and a million different ways to eat it. When we make spaghetti, nine times out of ten we use pre-made, jarred sauce and… Continue reading Pumpkin-Basil Spaghetti & Meatballs

Chicken · dinner · soup

Harvest Chicken Lentil Chili

Remember those bizarre recipes I found in my most recent cookbook purchase? Well, they do not top this one: A peanut butter, raisin, pickle and mayonnaise sandwich?! What??? What kind of blasphemy is this? I----I just----I can't even imagine this. It sounds so incredibly disgusting. I had to drink a gallon of water just to get that… Continue reading Harvest Chicken Lentil Chili

cookies · Dessert · Squash September

Pumpkin Oat Chip Cookies

Oklahoma City has finally joined the civilized world...WE GOT A TRADER JOE'S, Y'ALL!! I'm so freaking excited. I decided not to venture to the new grocery store on the very first day of its opening, so I went the next day...and it was well worth it. Even though the small building was packed, the lines flowed quickly. I had… Continue reading Pumpkin Oat Chip Cookies

baking · Dessert · Squash September

Caramel Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake

The Oklahoma State Fair is just around the corner, and with it comes my favorite fair food: caramel apples!  I always have a tough time deciding between caramel with sprinkles or caramel with nuts, but either way---caramel apples are exquisite. That's why when I ran across this recipe, I couldn't resist making it. It's insanely good! It is everything… Continue reading Caramel Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake

entree · pork · Squash September

Pecan-Crusted Pork Chops with Pumpkin Butter

I've been struggling to pick out the perfect pork chop lately. In the past, I've always eaten thick-cut, boneless pork chops---but those tend to dry out quickly. It's nice to know you only need to cook pork to an internal temperature of around 145 degrees now, effectively making dry pork chops non-existent...but still. Those thick-cut… Continue reading Pecan-Crusted Pork Chops with Pumpkin Butter