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Ravioli for Autumn

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Sweet potatoes are a favored flavor from harvest time through the holidays. Who doesn’t love trying them in new dishes? This ravioli is delicious as is and as simple as homemade pasta gets. If you’ve got too many cans of pumpkin or squash, try swapping them in for sweet potato to save yourself time in the kitchen.

Ravioli for Autumn

Spooky Cider

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Fresh cider has already begun to appear in the stores and at the farmer’s market, and who doesn’t love bringing some home from a family trip to the apple orchard? Enjoy your find in high seasonal style at your Halloween festivities with some spooky props for a nutritiously reasonable treat.

Farm-Fresh Fall Crostini

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Squash-lovers, rejoice with me here: October is a month-long fiesta of enjoying interesting and delicious squash varieties fresh from the farm (or garden). These crostini are one of the simplest, most delicious dishes you can make with your favorite squash (I recommend trying hubbard: it’s creamy goodness is a seasonal treat).

Farm-Fresh Fall Crostini

Harvest Risotto

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Barley is a wonderful alternative to arborio rice when it comes to making a risotto-style dish that build flavor into the grain as it cooks. Chewy and nutty, it has some wonderful characteristics that pair excellently with the mushrooms and squash that round out this scrumptious dish that can be sourced mostly from your local farmers’ market.

Harvest Risotto

Dinner Made Simple

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Cooking at home is better for our health and our waistlines, but let’s face it: if a meal isn’t easy, it’s just not going to get made as planned in the midst of a hectic week. We’ve pulled together a cozy selection of hearty fall meals that work well for life-simplifying approaches like make-ahead meals and slow cooking.

Dinner Made Simple

Slow Cooked Pasta Sauce

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Pasta is a beloved favorite with kids, and homemade bolognese sauce is easy to make ahead when you pull your slow cooker into the mix. Packed with veggies and bursting with flavor, this is a dish you and the kids will agree on. If your family isn’t partial to chunky sauce, just pop an immersion blender into the crock before serving it up.

Slow Cooked Pasta Sauce

Quick and Spicy

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One pan meals that come largely from a can are a life-saver on a busy weekday evening, especially meals that are as delicious as this simple skillet. The best thing about this mildly spicy dish is that the leftovers are just as yummy served cold, so making extra will give your family a great option for lunch the next day.

Quick and Spicy