{Fat Free!} Golden Squash Biscuits

fat free butternut squash biscuits from healthy-delicious.com

fat free butternut squash biscuits from healthy-delicious.com

The first time I made these biscuits, this past fall, they were kind of a fluke. I was working on a freelance assignment about sneaking extra vegetables into food and I ended up with some pureed squash left over at the end of the day. I decided to use it in place of the butter in my favorite baking soda biscuit recipe, just to see if it would work, and was surprised to find that it was my favorite recipe of the day!

Bakery Style Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Muffins

healthy-delicious_bakery style raspberry chocolate muffins

healthy-delicious_bakery style muffins
I’ve had it with puny little homemade muffins that take 2 bites to eat. When I want a muffin, I want an oversized bakery-style treat that’s soft and fluffy with a big, golden brown top – and I want to eat it for breakfast without feeling guilty. These raspberry-chocolate chip muffins definitely fit the bill. They’re stuffed with all sorts of good stuff like fresh berries, dark chocolate, oats, and tangy Greek yogurt, and crowned with delicious streusel.

Easy Grissini Two Ways: Bacon Wrapped + Rosemary Parmesan

bacon wrapped grissini

Grissini – thin, crispy Italian breadsticks – make a great holiday appetizer. They’re cheap and easy to make and are always a crowd please – especially when they’re wrapped with candied bacon! They have a great crunch and are a nice contrast to other appetizers, which tend to be heavier and more filling. You can […]

Lemon, Fennel + Olive Pizza

lemon fennel & olive pizza

I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this pizza – it was an experiment gone very, very right! The creamy ricotta, sweet fennel, briny olives, and tart lemon are perfect together. The flavors are crisp and bright, yet the pizza is substantial enough to be a satisfying winter meal. One bight and […]

Maple Oat Pecan Scones

maple pecan scones vignette

If there’s one thing I’ve been more obsessed with than brussels sprouts lately, it’s maple. It all started with a drive to Vermont to take in the foliage. Along the way, we stopped at one of our favorite chocolate shops, and I picked up a small package of maple shortbread cookies and the most adorable little jug of syrup I’ve ever seen. Since then, it’s pretty much been all maple all the time.

When it came time to pick a recipe to make for this month’s secret recipe club, I crossed my fingers and hoped to find something maple-y. Success! These maple pecan scones from Baking & Creating with Avril fit the bill perfectly, and they’re delicious to boot!

Deep Dish Pizza with Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

Brussels Sprouts Pizza-5

I’ve been waiting for months to make this pizza.

There’s a restaurant around the corner from our house that serves a pizza topped with brussels sprouts, pancetta, and brie. I excitedly gave it a try over the summer but was pretty disappointed. It just wasn’t right – the flavors were too flowery, the crust was too delicate, and the brussels sprouts were too small. Plus, who eats brussels sprouts in August anyway?

I promised myself that as soon as the weather was a little more appropriate, I’d make my own version of the pizza at home. It was hard to wait, but I didn’t want to start eating all of my favorite all foods too early because I was afraid that I’d get burned out on them before the cool weather even started to set in. Finally, I decided that it was sufficiently Fall enough. This version is everything that I had hoped the restaurant’s would be: the dough is thick, chewy and charred; the meat is smokey; and the brussels sprouts are slightly caramelized and abundant.