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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

Sour Power: Goats Milk Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Sour Cherry Jam, Crispy Fried Sage + Bacon on Sourdough Bread

goats milk cheddar grilled cheese with sour cherry jam, crispy fried sage, bacon + black pepper butter on sourdough

Baking and I do not get along. The idea of measuring a bunch of white stuff that all looks the same stresses me the eff out. I can never remember if I added a certain ingredient which then causes me to second guess myself and of course, ruin it. I’ve never been good at it and to tell you the truth, the idea of having to be all scientist-like gives me an automatic tension headache.

Last week when my friends from Brooklyn, Adina and Adam (my fav humans in the world/geniuses behind the skincare wonder-line S.W. Basics), brought me a sourdough starter, I internally panicked. I really wanted a sourdough starter, not because I knew what to do with it, but because it sounded awesome and I like to be optimistic about one day becoming a baking queen. Deep down, I knew that I would never use it, it would die, and I would have to apologetically tell them that I killed their 2 year old yeast baby. Continue reading

The Tasty 24/7: Brussels Sprouts, Candied Bacon, 7 minute Egg + Muenster Grilled Cheese

brussels sprouts, candied bacon + egg grilled cheese by grilled cheese social!

Omg can you believe that National Grilled Cheese Month is almost over! It’s been such a busy month for me and I’m so sad to see it come to an end! I had such a spankin’ good time working with Sara Lee Bread and Wisconsin Cheese and I am so thankful that we got to do such cool stuff! This morning when I woke up, I was actually bummed that NGCM is almost over until I realized that there’s no reason to ever really “end” grilled cheese month — especially since American’s eat 2.2 BILLION GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES EVERY YEAR! Crazy, right?? Continue reading