Butternut Squash Gratin

Butternut Squash Gratin Butternut squash is one of my favorite fall vegetables.  This butternut squash gratin features one of my favorite flavor combinations:  butternut squash, browned butter, and sage.  This recipe is a little bit healthier than the average gratin as it contains milk instead of cream, which was thickened with white whole wheat flour.  I am sure regular all-purpose flour would work well too, but we are trying to limit our grains to whole grains.  Honestly, the cream sauce here based on the one I use for my macaroni and cheese, and I totally couldn’t tell that the flour was different.  So, whole white wheat is going to be making more frequent appearances in my recipes.

Butternut Squash Gratin

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Potato Bacon Bites for Man Food Mondays

Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites Happy Monday folks. I have a very tasty appetizer for you this morning, Potato Bacon Bites for Man Food Mondays.  I have wanted to do this for a few months now, I can tell you that this is one tasty dish for watching the weekends football games. I mean what could be better than little slices of baked potato wrapped in bacon and coated in a warm creamy cheese dip?

Bacon Wrapped Potato Bites

This  is a fairly quick and easy dish, it takes about an hour to do start to finish and there is very little mess involved. I used the smaller sized round/fingerling potatoes about 1 inch in diameter.  You can use larger baking potatoes just cut them into 1 1/2 inch chunks so they cook evenly.  The ones I used were a mix of white, red and purple potatoes, I wanted to be festive :).  Your going to need a cookie sheet covered with either parchment paper or aluminum foil and a few wooden tooth picks to hold the bacon on the potatoes.

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Asian Chicken Pasta

Asian Chicken Pasta

Since making my One Pot Penne a while back, I have really learned to love the idea of cooking pasta right in the pot.  It saves time, water, dirty dishes, and I think it actually tastes better.  I mean if your pasta is going to be absorbing water, flavored water is better.  So this is… 

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Oozy Spider Cookies

Oozy Spider Cookies

Yes, I am well aware that it is kind of early for Halloween Cookies, but I just loved this idea and had to go ahead and do it.  Filled cookies are not really a new thing, but Steve has this Halloween obsession, and he is not into cute stuff.  He likes scary and yucky stuff,… 

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Foodie Friends Friday Photo

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party September 12, 2014

Thank you all for a great week last week!   If you would like to guest host, please leave us a comment saying so.  We would love to have you join us.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos

These are just so easy and so good.  The day I made them, I have to confess that I was completely working on something else for the blog that you will get to see on Sunday, and these were just what was for dinner.  But, wow they were good.  And, best of all they are… 

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Chicken Chili

Fire Roasted Tomato & Chicken Chili for Man Food Mondays

Hi folks, this week we have a Fire Roasted Tomato and Chicken Chili for you. With autumn just around the corner I start thinking of cool weather comfort foods. Chili is one of the best foods I can think of, and it can be one of the simplest meals to make. Depending on what your… 

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Roasted Vegetable Rice Bowls

Roasted Vegetable Rice Bowls

You need to try this.  Well, I mean if you like vegetables at all.  This is just soooo good.  And, it is healthy.  Well, the sauce could be healthier.  It has mayonnaise it, but you could use organic or vegan. But really, so many vegetables and so tasty.

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Kale and Sausage Pasta

Kale and Sausage Pasta

This is going to be a quick post because I have just been incredibly busy with school.  That being said,this Kale and Sausage Pasta is perfect for incredibly busy.  It is a quick and delicious way to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Kale is one of my favorite vegetables anyway, and it… 

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Foodie Friends Friday September 5, 2014

Foodie Friends Friday September 5, 2014

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles for #fillthecookiejar

This month’s Fill the Cookie Jar theme is fall.  Nothing says fall like pumpkin and cinnamon, so I made pumpkin snickerdoodles.  Now, I have to say that I have had a lot of snickerdoodles that were hard and dry.  These are NOT those cookies.  These are soft and chewy and full of pumpkin and cinnamon… 

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Queso Fundido Stuffed Poblanos

Queso Fundido Stuffed Poblanos

These Queso Fundido Stuffed Poblanos are super yummy and really easy to make.  And, it is one of those things that could be an appetizer or an entree and would be perfect football game watching food.  We topped them with cilantro, tomatoes, and green onions and served them with chips, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream…. 

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