recipes

A Thanksgiving Tradition: Bourbon and Chocolate Pecan Pie

This bourbon and chocolate pecan pie recipe is the thing that Thanksgiving dessert dreams are made of! Deliciously decadent and full of flavor, this is the best dessert you’ll serve this holiday!  My mom, sisters, and I have an ongoing group text. At any given time, you’ll find us chatting about everything from politics and the local news to the latest décor item that my mom spotted at Home Goods and wants our opinion on. Last week we were lining up our December calendars— the events smaller this year and reimagined to take …

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Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Black Rice (Gluten Free)

Stuffed Acorn Squash This Stuffed Acorn Squash is filled with black rice, Italian ground sausage and a host of yummy veggies. Plus it’s gluten free! It’s a comforting and splendidly colorful dish loaded with earthy and delicious flavors. As a Floridian, I didn’t grow up eating fall and winter squashes, so I wasn’t even sure how to cook them, but my interest was peaked when I lived in Virginia and began seeing them at the farmer’s markets. After a lot of research and a few trial and error meals, I fell in love with their unique flavor and …

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Elderberry Syrup: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

It probably comes as no surprise that Elderberry Syrup has increased in popularity over the last three decades. While most of our parents likely never considered taking it themselves or giving it to their children, most parents nowadays are at least familiar with the term. We decided to do our own research and see what the fuss is all about! When I think of taking vitamins as a kid, my memories are of the Flinstones shaped chalky-chewables that were full of artificial dyes now linked to negative behaviors in children. Luckily, as parents …

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

These gluten free pumpkin pancakes are perfect for a fall breakfast or brunch. Easy and quick to make with a subtle flavor of pumpkin spice, these sweet pancakes are sure to be a hit! Serve with drizzled honey or maple syrup. This pancake recipe is dairy free and made with coconut flour. Fall is for sure my most favorite time of year.  Oh how I (Lauren) love pumpkin season! I can’t deny my love for all things pumpkin. The mere sight of pumpkins lining the front of the grocery store, makes me giddy. I’ll even admit to being one of …

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