Soft Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Last Friday, I woke up feeling terrible. I tumbled out of bed at 4am and, ignoring my sleepy, sick feeling, worked on my laptop until the sun rose. I couldn’t shut my mind off. And it really came to bite me when it was time to approach the day with any semblance of energy. Once the little one was down for her morning nap, I snuggled back under the covers and snoozed off my sickness. When I woke up, I decided to embrace the cold fall day, stay in my pajamas and bake a cozy, warm loaf of cinnamon swirl bread.

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Cauliflower Leek Soup

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This creamy cauliflower soup is so quick and easy to make, you can whip up any night of the week! It’s the perfect light soup if you want to have this as a first course, and leftovers are perfect for lunch.

I love cooking with leeks, they have a sweet, delicate flavor which is perfect for this soup. Before using leeks, it is essential to wash them well, as dirt usually collects between the layers. When using leeks, you’ll want to use the white and light green parts, I cut them right where the color changes to darker green.

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Cinnamon-Sugar Spiced Pumpkin Pie Donuts

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When I was growing up, we had a Sunday donut tradition. The friends I had staying for a sleepover would come thundering downstairs with the anticipation of fresh, warm donuts. It was an unspoken rule who got the glazed, who got sprinkles, and so on. Our greedy fingers tore into the box, and my parents (oblivious to our crazed sugar highs) snapped open their Sunday paper and brewed rich coffee. I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker, but man, do I love that smell. It takes me back to our donut Sundays!

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Butternut Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberries and Pecans

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Turkey tenderloins stuffed with a sweet and savory filling of butternut squash, cranberries, sage and pecans – this tastes like Thanksgiving, all wrapped up in one dish!

Honestly, the photos don’t do this justice. I was having one of those days that I couldn’t take a decent photo, but the turkey – it’s amazing! And the leftovers were just as good the next day for lunch.

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Slow Cooker Lemon Feta Chicken Drumsticks

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EASY chicken dish – only 5 ingredients not counting s + p! Skinless chicken drumsticks are seasoned with lemon, oregano and spices then slow cooked in the crock pot. When done, they are topped with fresh grated feta – YUM! Read more…

Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart Bread with Vanilla Glaze

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As far as pumpkin pie goes, I live in a house divided. I’m more take-it-or-leave-it, whereas my husband is more the take-your-slice-too type. He loves it! However, one meal of the day we’re definitely not divided on is breakfast. I look forward to our lazy Saturday mornings whipping up eggs and sizzling bacon. Buttery toast and coffee on the side. Every once in a while, though (especially when we have company), I like to switch out our routine breakfast for something more special.

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Massaged Raw Kale Salad

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Kale is a hearty winter green that holds up well in soups and stews. But it’s also wonderful as a salad if you give it a three-minute massage. Read more…

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