Monday, November 25, 2013

Pumpkin Pecan Maple Pie

A couple years ago I made this pie about eight times during the holidays and then gave it a rest last year. I posted a #tbt on my Instagram account (@withaliltwist if you didn't know :) ) showcasing this delicious holiday treat over a month ago and people have been asking for the recipe every since. So, low and behold I present to you Pumpkin Pecan Maple Pie (try saying that 5 times fast)! Enjoy and happy holidays :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tomato, Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Tomato, basil soup has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. Same goes with grilled cheese. In order to put my lil' twist on this classic dish, I thought the best way to do it was to transform a plain, old grilled cheese into a crispy, tasty crouton. Below is my rendition of a childhood staple, turned up a bit. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cranberry, Currant CousCous {with butternut squash + pistachios + green onions + a lemon vinaigrette, too!}

The first time I tried couscous was when I was 14 and in Morocco...and I did not care for it one bit. Now, you'd think couscous from a country famous for it would be hard to hate (I blame my adolescent taste buds), yet I did. Recently, I've been seeing couscous everywhere. I finally gave it a try (after mistaking it for quinoa) at work and quickly became obsessed (hooray, taste buds matured!). Seeing that fall is my favorite season and that this is the time when people start to gain their "winter coat," I thought I'd turn my new found love of couscous (which is low in calories) into a fall/winter staple without feeling any guilt after eating it. Below I present to you the most delicious, tasty couscous you will ever try. It is light, yet with seasonal staples everyone loves. I hope you all enjoy!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Perfect Chocolate Chip {Chunk} Cookies

Everyone needs a go-to chocolate chip/chunk cookie recipe. My personal favorite (and what I think makes a perfect cookie) is when it's thin, crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. And my recipe below delivers just that. Perfect for the holidays just around the corner or for a simple Tuesday night, share this delicious, perfect chocolate chip cookie with the ones you love (or a treat just for you!).

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Pot Breakfast Potatoes

You can never go wrong with potatoes for breakfast. You know what else you can never go wrong with? Bacon. Now, potatoes with bacon is a home run (the third hit being some flavorful caramelized onions). I'm keeping this intro short and sweet, because the food can do the talking.


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