Maple-Glazed Overwintered Parsnips

Maple-glazed overwintered parsnips. These are so sweet that they seem more like a dessert than a vegetable! |

These maple-glazed parsnips are so sweet that they actually seem more like eating a dessert than eating a vegetable. And, believe me, I love dessert and I’ve always had a serious sweet tooth, so that’s not something I say lightly!

I know, it sounds pretty crazy to say that you can make a buttery, caramelized, dessert-like side dish out of a vegetable that you usually find in savory soups, but there are two main keys to creating a flavor that’s sweet rather than parsnip-y. 

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Molten Lava Chocolate Fudge Pie

Molten lava chocolate fudge pie - aka "chocolate heaven"! |


A few weeks ago, a group at my church had a pie baking social, and I was searching for something a little different to bake besides the standard autumn apple and pumpkin recipes. I’ve always been a huge chocoholic, so when I found a recipe for a chocolate fudge pie on pinterest, I knew I had to try it.

I’m calling this recipe a molten lava chocolate fudge pie because it reminds me of a combination between molten lava cake and a soft, melty version of chocolate fudge. It’s also a little bit like eating brownie batter, only it’s softer and creamier. The top forms a light, crisp crust and when you break into that the inside is smooth, rich chocolate. 

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Easy Homemade Sourdough Bread Recipe from 1869

This is the easiest homemade sourdough bread recipe I've tried - just mix the ingredients together, let them rise, and you're ready to bake! |


If you’re not used to baking homemade bread, making sourdough bread might sound a bit intimidating at first, but once you get used to it, this bread is really much easier than “regular” yeasted bread.

This easy homemade sourdough bread only needs to be kneaded once, and after that you can just put it in the same pan you’re going to bake it in and let it rise overnight. Then, the next morning when it has risen, all you have to do is put it in the oven and you’re done.

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Homemade Cornbread Stuffing with Chestnuts and Dried Cranberries


Homemade cornbread stuffing recipe with chestnuts and dried cranberries | Our Heritage of Health

I had originally planned on posting this recipe back during the holiday season, but as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a habitual procrastinator, so I’m just getting around to it now. Better late than never, right? 🙂

I’ve made this stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner for the past couple of years, but this year I finally wrote down all of the ingredients so I can have an actual recipe to follow for the next time I make it. This is my favorite holiday stuffing recipe, but it would also be equally delicious any time of the year with a roast chicken or as a side dish to any meal.

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Mashed Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon


Mashed butternut squash with maple syrup and cinnamon |

I never used to do much with butternut squash because it seemed almost a little bit intimidating of a vegetable. I wasn’t really quite sure what to do with it, and it always seemed like it would be so difficult to peel and slice, so I would always just pass by it in the store and buy other things instead.

The local organic farm where I’ve been getting vegetables over the summer had a huge crop of butternut squash this year, though, so seeing that huge array of squash piled in baskets was too much for me to resist.

Once I tried butternut squash for the first time, I realized how simple it was and how incredibly delicious it tasted. The roasted and mashed butternut squash with maple syrup and cinnamon added to it was almost like having a dessert with the sweet syrup and the spice. The only part of the process that was a little bit difficult was just slicing the squash in half, but if you have a good sharp knife it isn’t so bad, and the end result is completely worth the effort!

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25 Real Food Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

25 real food healthy pumpkin recipes | Our Heritage of Health

Pumpkin is one of those kinds of foods that automatically brings back memories of the holidays and harvest season. Any time I see a pumpkin, I remember crisp autumn days strolling through a pumpkin patch to find just the right one or the sight of a holiday table decorated with pumpkins and laden with pumpkin-flavored breads and pies.

During a time of year that gets increasingly cold and dark with every day that goes by, the sight of a pumpkin is a bright and colorful reminder of the bounty of the harvest and of the warmth and light of times we spend with family and friends during the holiday season.

Since no holiday table would be complete without at least one pumpkin-themed dish, I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite real food, healthy pumpkin recipes that would be perfect for the holidays or for any day when you want the nostalgic flavor of pumpkin.

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15 Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes for Autumn


15 sweet and savory apple recipes for autumn |
Now that the air is getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to turn just a bit, it’s officially apple season again.

It doesn’t really feel like fall to me unless I’ve gone apple picking at least once. There’s nothing quite like biting into a freshly-picked orchard apple on one of those perfect autumn days when the air is crisp but the sun still feels warm and the skies are blue and cloudless.

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