Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon & Herb Breadcrumbs recipe by @beardandbonnet on

10 Last Minute Thanksgiving Dishes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon & Herb Breadcrumbs:  Not a fan of Brussels sprouts? Think again! These Brussels are roasted until caramelized and tender then topped with crispy lemon and herb infused breadcrumbs.  Shaved Kale, Fennel and Asian Pear Salad by Kale & Caramel:  Looking for an epic salad to impress your friends and family? Kale…

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Homemade Energy Bars recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Homemade Energy Bars

If you are traveling for Thanksgiving weekend these homemade energy bars are for you!!! If you follow along on Instagram then you know last weekend we took a little impromptu pre-holiday vacation to the desert.  We were able to nail down a few nights at the amazing dome in the desert in Joshua Tree and just…

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Homemade Vegetarian Breakfast Sausage Patties recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Homemade Vegetarian Breakfast Sausage Patties

You know what I love? Breakfast sandwiches! Especially epic breakfast sandwiches piled high with gluten free homemade buttermilk biscuits, crispy hashbrowns, a sunny side up egg and these insanely delicious vegetarian breakfast sausage patties.  I guess the only thing that is really better than an epic breakfast sandwich would be an epic breakfast sandwich for dinner! Breakfast…

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30 Minute Pho recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Easy 30 Minute Pho

Pho is my thang. I used to only order it at restaurants and was convinced it was extremely hard to make because it is SO good! My cravings for pho last year became quite pricey because I was so obsessed with it that I craved it on a weekly basis.   So, during the first…

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Sweet Potato Casserole Tian recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Sweet Potato Casserole Tian

I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for Thanksgiving I can hardly stand it!  I loose all self control at the Thanksgiving dinner table and eat myself silly every single year. I can’t help it – this girl loves to eat. I  love traditional Thanksgiving dishes and the nostalgia they bring to…

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Sweet Potato Skins recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Sweet Potato Skins

I am admittedly not a big sports fan, but I am a HUMONGOUS fan of game day food – case in point these loaded sweet potato skins!  I mean, what’s not to love – crispy roasted sweet potato skins topped with rich walnut taco “meat”, black beans, red onions, avocado and cilantro. Topped off with…

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Loaded Pumpkin Cornbread recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Loaded Pumpkin Cornbread

The weather has finally shifted here in Long Beach! It actually rained yesterday and this morning it was cold enough to throw on my favorite sweater and boots. I thought I was going to loose my mind when it was over 80 ° and freaking hot on Halloween, so this is a welcome change for…

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Dark and Stormy in the Pumpkin Patch recipe by @beardandbonnet

Dark and Stormy in the Pumpkin Patch

It’s almost Halloween!!!! I can’t even wait.  I love everything about this time of year…the slight chill in the air after dark, all of my favorite foods are in season and we can decorate our entire house with gourds, pumpkins and ginormous odd shaped squash and no one even flinches. It’s ahhhhhhmaaaazing!!!  Every Halloween Todd…

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Herb-Orange Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Herb-Orange Whole Roasted Cauliflower

My husband is not a huge fan of the food holidays…bummer right? I guess when you are a vegetarian eating holiday meals with a meat-centric crew of loved ones it can be hard. I have spent the last nine years developing holiday dishes for him that really make his taste buds sing and light the fire…

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Slow Cooker Pear Cider recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Slow Cooker Pear Cider

Ehhh hehm…may I introduce you to my new favorite fall sip? This slow cooker pear cider has me wondering why I have only been giving apples the cider treatment for so long. I have actually been dreaming of pear cider for what feels like FOREVER! Literally, waiting and waiting until the weather was just right…

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Pumpkin Spice Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Pumpkin Spice Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches

I am SO excited because today the internet is turning into a virtual pumpkin palooza!!! Prepare yourself for a #virtualpumpkinparty with over 70 recipes to feast your eyes upon. Today I am dishing up my current fall dessert obsession: Pumpkin Spice Pizzelle Ice Cream Sandwiches! Oh yeah, just try to say that without drooling a…

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Spicy Cheeto Mac and Cheese recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Spicy Cheeto Mac and Cheese

Hey fellow cheeto-holics, I have 5 words for you: Spicy Cheeto Mac and Cheese!!!  I confess, we have a stash of Cheetos on hand at all times. The fruit bandit is a fan of traditional crunchy Cheetos while the rest of us are obsessed with spicy Cheetos. I know, they aren’t the healthiest of snacks, but I…

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Savory Cheddar Waffles with Sautéed Honey Apples recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Savory Cheddar Waffles with Sautéed Honey Apples

I’m not sure if it’s a southern thing or an east coast thing, but I am a sucker for a giant piece of apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese over the top. My grandmother used to say “An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze!” and really, who can argue with…

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Autumn Spiced Veggie Burgers recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Autumn Spiced Veggie Burgers

Burger night is one of our favorite night’s of the week around here!  I love swapping up the flavors in our veggie burgers based on what is in season and what just happens to be hanging out in my fridge. Honestly, besides the fact that they taste amazing, I am always thrilled with the shear…

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Maple Glazed Carrots recipe from Maple by Katie Webster on @beardandbonnet

Maple Glazed Carrots

Photograph by Katie Webster from Maple Maple syrup is one of those ingredients that is always in our kitchen – we all love it on pancakes and waffles, we occasionally use it to sweeten desserts or granola and it is our sweetener of choice for smoothies. Other than that our bottle of maple syrup tends to…

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

I am a total sucker for pumpkin butter, especially when it is my slow cooker pumpkin butter!  I used to always raid Trader Joe’s shelves when pumpkin butter made it’s first appearance of fall, but for the last few years I have been making my own big batches at home for way less money and it…

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