Thanksgiving Side Dish Goodness: Pumpkin, Smoked Gruyere + Cheddar Mac n Cheese (Plus the best way to use the leftovers!)

smoked gruyere and pumpkin mac n cheese

Looking for the ultimate side dish for Thanksgiving?! Look no more! This smoked gruyere and  pumpkin mac n cheese is just what the doctor ordered. It’s smoky, savory, slightly sweet in just the right way, and utterly addicting. It is truly a next level mac n cheese dish that’s not only impressive AF but it also pairs perfectly with all the other Thanksgiving fixins!

You can find me bathing in this rich, luscious mac n cheese because hey, it is THAT GOOD! And if you’re not into pumpkin but you still want it to shine with autumnal glory, swap it out for some roasted butternut squash or candied sweet potato bits. I recommend using this recipe as your blank canvas so get creative with it! You want a bacon crust? DO IT! You want to add some honey baked ham to the recipe? DO IT! Oh, and if you do, please share it with me! I love watching you guys have fun and get creative with my recipes! THAT IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT! Continue reading

Halloween Candy Grilled Cheese with Brie, Mascarpone, Raspberry Jam + Crushed Chocolate Peanut Butter Candies

Happy almost Halloween friends! I still have no idea what I’m going to be tomorrow but I’m guessing it will be a mashup of all the random stuff in my closet. Maybe I’ll tie some old costumes together and be a half Sailor Moon half Pikachu anime hybrid? Or maybe I’ll take a creepier route and glue together my old Ronald Mcdonald and Guy Fieri costumes and zombie-fy them? Hmmmm… what shall I do? Decisions, decisions! Continue reading

7 Layer Dip Grilled Cheese With Pepper Jack Cheese, Avocado, Roasted Corn, Pickled Red Onion, Refried Black Beans, Cilantro & Fresh Tomatoes

7 layer dip grilled cheese

Not really sure why it’s taken me almost 7 years to come up with a 7 layer dip grilled cheese, but hey, there’s no better time than the present – right?! This is one of my all time favorite dips and it’s pretty much the one and only reason I’ll ever go to someone’s house to watch sports. That, and umm, the creamy cheesy buffalo chicken dip which I have also turned into a grilled cheese. Hehe. Continue reading