Pumpkin Nutella Bread

Pumpkin Nutella Bread recipe

The official start to fall is a few weeks away, yet we are seeing pumpkin everything all around. Since our relocation to Michigan, my blogging has slowed a bit as I continue my job search, unpack and organize and get settled.

I first created my Pumpkin Nutella bread over two years ago and wanted to remake and photograph it, in time for fall. The recipe was inspired by a pumpkin bread

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Cran-Orange Cupcakes

I love cranberries. They are tart and bright! They are a beautiful rich red and pop! when they cook. What a festive little fruit 😀


Cranberries are typically used to make juice and sauce. They are also used in baking and I decided to candy some up for a decorative topping to my cranberry orange cupcakes!

These delicious cupcakes are the perfect treat for

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Pumpkin Curry Soup with Cranberry Relish

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There is no denying I love a good spice blend. Layers of flavors, that dance around the star ingredient.

I came across a few variations of a pumpkin curry soup and knew immediately that I wanted to try making it my own.

I had previously purchased some pumpkins, roasted and peeled and then pureed them. So, I was excited to have fresh pumpkin puree for this recipe. You can read

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Rosemary Roasted Carrots

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During the 100th episode of MasterChef, I was the first round draft pick to join Nick Nappi’s team. We set out to create a menu to celebrate this huge milestone. The guests of honor included previous MasterChef contestants, restaurateurs, and food bloggers!

Our menu consisted of an appetizer of oysters and caviar (so fancy!) and our entree was duck breast with rice and roasted carrots!

We had little time to prep everything and I was worried about having to peel carrots for 50 people! But then, Mr. Stephen Lee, master gardener, ultimate veggie connoisseur had a brilliant suggestion! He handed me a 

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Beef and Bean Chili

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My family loves football.

And fall is for football and parties with delicious food.And there is nothing more delicious, comforting and filling on a cold fall day, than a warm bowl of chili!

My Aunt Hilda always made a delicious chili for game days. Because many in our family (including my Uncle Hassan and my mom) are vegetarian, she would make a vegetarian chili.

I prefer to have some meat, and so my beef and bean chili was born! 

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Easy Halloween Treats

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I receive several requests for recipes each day. One of the most consistent request is for “something easy”.

For those requesting easy recipes, you have been heard. And with Halloween right around the corner, I thought I would make something festive, fun and most importantly, easy!

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cupcake candle, and even a pumpkin spice life on snap chat! There is no denying the cultural obsession with all things pumpkins during the fall.

Growing up, pumpkins were for carving and for pie. Now they are in everything and I don’t mind that one bit!

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Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

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I love to cook with ingredients that are in season. This ensures the most flavorful, fresh and sustainable eating habits.

If you want to start cooking seasonally begin by shopping at your local farmer’s market! While you’re at the market, take a look around. The produce you see are what are in season!

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With the fall comes a large variety of squash. This year, I have gravitated towards acorn squash and used it in a few different preparations.

I’ve stuffed some Acron Squash, and now I sliced them and roasted them for this salad.

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Homemade Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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Fall was a time my family and I spent at the apple orchards.

We picked far too many apples, drank cider and ate donuts that were tossed in cinnamon sugar.

We then baked, and baked, and baked some more. And somehow, we never seemed to be able to make a dent in the large bushels of apples we brought home.

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