The Bakery

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

If there's one baked item that screams "easy entertaining', it's coffee cake. It looks beautiful on a tall cake platter and appears to have taken way more time and effort then you actually need. It makes a great breakfast and brunch centerpiece, a nice addition to afternoon coffee, or a festive holiday dessert. If there… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

Salads and Side Dishes

Mexican Squash and Avocado Salad

Squash is without a doubt one of my favorite foods in the fall. One walk through the grocery store and you'll see such a fun mix of colors, textures, and sizes of squash. I use nearly every chance I can to put them into dishes, whether they are the star like my Delicata Squash with… Continue reading Mexican Squash and Avocado Salad

Soups Stews and Chilis

Southwest Pumpkin Chili

Yesterday was our first snow since being home in Colorado! Whether you are around the TV watching the World Series, trick or treating for Halloween, or just staying in to keep warm from the cold, there is nothing like a hearty chili to fill you up. Chili is the perfect dish for entertaining over a… Continue reading Southwest Pumpkin Chili


Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Halloween is just around the corner, can you believe it?! One walk through a grocery store and you will find costumes and candy in abundance. Halloween marks the start of the year when everyone tends to let their diet slide on account of celebrating. "But I love candy corn! I only get it once a… Continue reading Pumpkin Protein Smoothie