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Buttery Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa Stuffing

Buttery Roasted Acorn Squash with Quinoa Stuffing

There are a lot of wonderful nutty and earthy flavors coming out in this meal. Definitely high in the umami department. My mom is coming to town this year to celebrate Thanksgiving, and we are all heading to friend's house for a potluck. I'm definitely making this dish - and maybe for Christmas as well.

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels

These caramels!!! Now, I'm not going to take the claim to fame for inventing this caramel recipe, because it is a very slight adaptation from Ina Garten's fleur de sel caramel recipe, but I did come up with the idea to cover them in dark chocolate and top with some flaked sea salt, and that's got to mean something.

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Salted Caramel and Candied Pecans

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Salted Caramel and Candied Pecans

This cheesecake recipe is one that I have been making for a while. I love it so much that I really haven't thought of trying anything else. The consistency is more of a creamy pumpkin pie than your typical New York style cheesecake.