Dinner, Healthy, Whole 30


I grew up eating renditions of this Picadillo recipe. Every couple of years, as I got older, the recipe’s identity evolved from crazy plain to what you see now. I guess you could say I went from super picky, pain in the ass eater to normal human and this recipe was along for the ride during that entire journey.

When I was a teeny kid, my mother would make picadillo and it’d simply be fried diced potato with ground beef over rice. (I hated raisins, boiled eggs and olives…and tomatoes.)

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Easy Apple Cobbler

Desserts, Fall, Thanksgiving

Easy Apple Cobbler

I’m going to scream this from the rooftops but this is an Easy Apple Cobbler …that’s also fluffy and perfectly spiced and WAY easier than any apple pie you might not have time to make.

This season is all about pie, I will admit that. And of course, I have my favorite apple pie recipe that I think is a sure-fire winner. But let’s be honest, there’s not alway time for pie crust-making, rolling out, crimping, etc. This is where this Easy Apple Cobbler comes into play.

I love a cobbler. But before we dive in. Let’s discuss semantics:

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10 Cozy Things to Make in November 2019


It’s November aka the month that seems like the cooking and baking olympics. That’s why this month it’s so important; let’s dive into this list of 10 Cozy Things to Make in November 2019.

1. How to Build a Fall/Winter Cheese Plate – We all love cheese plates, don’t we. There’s an art on assembling a cheese plate this posts talks all about making a big autumnal/winter cheese plate for big family/friend gatherings.

2. Instant Pot Cuban Black Bean Soup – The entire month of October was full of lots of plant-based meals. This Instant Pot Black Bean Soup was on repeat last month and it’s the best “leftovers” soup.

3. Acorn Squash Queso Fundidio – I love queso fundido of all kinds. I’m actually working on a new queso fundido recipe (coming soon!) but this one is a great mainstay. It has sautéed acorn squash and all the flavors. Bonus points for putting it in an acorn squash.

4. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup – This soup is super warming, spicy and light all at the same time. I love making it in the Instant Pot for pure ease but I included instructions for a regular pot too.

5. Veggie Baked Ziti with Burrata – When I think of fall and winter, I immediately think of melty cheese and pasta bakes. This is SO good because it’s made with a veggie bolognese, and then burrata is melted on top. YUM.

6. Chocolate Orange Morning Rolls – I have been pumping out cinnamon roll and morning roll recipes like a mad woman. These are a classic combo: chocolate and orange. And they’re perfect for any chilling Saturday morning.

7. Swedish Braided Cardamom Bread – I love this Swedish Braided Cardamom Bread. It’s perfectly spiced and the bread is so light and fluffy.

8. Pumpkin Tres Leches – I love Tres Leches cakes of all kinds. I have a few varieties on the blog and by far my favorite around this time of year is this Pumpkin Tres Leches. You would think that the pumpkin would add a lot of heaviness to this cake but it’s pretty light and sprightly.

9. Masala Chai Skillet Cake – This cake is super easy to throw together. Add some apples throughout and it’s so wonderfully spiced and delicious.

10. Shoyu Chicken – This recipe comes from Alana’s cookbook and it’s such an easy, delicious weeknight meal. It’s the thing I want to eat on a cold, crisp night.

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