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Pumpkin Meatball Recipe With Cranberries, Sage, & Pumpkin Gravy

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Love pumpkin? Then you will love these pumpkin meatballs with pumpkin gravy. Super festive fall recipe!

Every time Thanksgiving comes around I find myself thinking the same thing: “Why on earth do we only have this meal once a year?!” I’d much prefer if we ate that addictive turkey and sides combo multiple times throughout the year.

Since it’s going to take me some more time to win that battle, the next best thing is coming up with a recipe that can recreate the flavors of Thanksgiving well beyond the big day. This recipe has everything I love rolled up into one meatball. The turkey. The sweetness you get from root vegetables like sweet potatoes. The tartness from cranberries. The savoriness from sage.

And the best part? You don’t have to wait 4+ hours for this pumpkin meatball recipe to be done.

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Blueberry, Corn, & Israeli Couscous Salad Recipe

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Israeli couscous salad with fresh corn, blueberries, and tarragon.

Blueberry season is among us! Every year I like to go blueberry picking at Mercer Slough in Bellevue, Washington. My family goes complete ham and comes home with pounds and pounds of blueberries. A lot of them end up in my morning smoothies, but I like to reserve some for no or minimally-cooked dishes during the dog days of summer.

Enter this Israeli couscous salad recipe. When mixed with corn and high-quality extra virgin olive oil, the blueberries add a glorious burst of juice and sweetness to an otherwise savory dish.

Read on for an easy salad recipe that’s about to become your new summer staple.

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Italian Chicken Recipe With Proscuitto, Sage, & Provolone Cheese

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This easy Italian chicken recipe includes proscuitto, sage, and provolone cheese. It is quick and a true crowd pleaser!

How can a dish that photographs so terribly taste so good? It’s life questions like these that I ask myself when I think about this Italian chicken recipe I made. Seriously…this is one of those dishes that, when I ate it, I said, “Hot damn, this might be one of the best dishes I’ve ever made.”

Yet…it looks so…plain. But trust me, this Italian chicken recipe is anything but plain. It’s lemony, herbaceous, and super easy to make. So if you care more about food that tastes good than looks pretty, this recipe is for you.

(And whatever, I decided this is more “rustic” than plain. 🙂 )

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Easy Steak Recipe With a Rosemary Jam Crust

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This easy steak recipe features a rosemary, mustard, and jam sauce and a crunchy, zesty panko crust. It is so easy and perfect for holidays.

I’m always looking for an easy steak recipe. It’s not for meal planning purposes or inspiration. Rather, I’m reading up on cooking methods and looking for themes in how to cook the perfect steak. I do this because…confession…I haven’t always been the best at cooking steak indoors.

I used to avoid cooking steak because it always turned out more gray than caramelized brown. It’s taken a lot of practice, but I’m finally comfortable making steak on the stove. What was once an “eat-it-when-others-make-it” situation is now an “eat-whenever-the-mood-strikes” situation. And the mood struck hard a few weeks ago when I was thinking about recipes I could potentially make for Easter dinner.

Knowing I still have a rosemary plant going strong from last summer (I know, WTF, right?!), I developed this recipe. It’s super easy and flavorful, with herbaceous and sweet flavors filling up your home and palate. Read on for the recipe, tips on cooking steak, and wine pairing suggestions.

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One Pan Meal: Roast Chicken With Cocoa, Chipotle, & Orange

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This easy chicken recipe is SO easy and flavorful. It has orange, cocoa, chipotle and cilantro served with sweet potatoes and onions. Pair it with an earthy Malbec for a great easy meal!

I’ve been craving one pan meals recently. Between travel, fun foodie events, and trying to fit in some exercise, I’m completely exhausted at the end of the day and want something easy for dinner.

While I was recipe testing for Valentine’s Day, I ended up playing around with chocolate and chiles. This easy one pan chicken spawned from that. It features all good-for-you goodies like orange, sweet potato, cilantro, and of course, chocolate.

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