Letter from the editor

Comfort food and all things pumpkin!

As August comes to an end and kids return to school, the recipe world turns from light summery salads and desserts to roasted vegetables, comfort foods and of course, all things pumpkin! Personally I love this time, maybe because I’m spoiled with our mild Southern California weather but the crisp chilly mornings and dark nights are what reminds me of back home. I also love the change in food and to see all of the comfort foods come back into play. Hopefully I’ll be able to create some of your favorites, let me know what you love making  for the cold weather dinners.

 Stay safe friends and thanks as always for being a part of my Foodness Gracious family! 

Editor’s Favorites

Gingerbread Cake with Orange Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Cake with Orange Buttercream Icing

A moist spiced gingerbread cake topped with orange buttercream! Perfect as a dessert or just snack with your coffee anytime of the day. I grew up in a house where there was always a loaf of gingerbread cake in the bread bin. Close beside it would be a lump of butter,...

Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate

A traditional creamy pumpkin pie with chocolate chips and baked in a flaky pie crust! Surprise everyone at Thanksgiving dinner, they won’t be disappointed! I’ve always been a huge fan of pumpkin pie. Maybe it’s the spices or maybe it’s the creamy texture that goes so...

Southern Style Buttermilk Chess Pie

Southern Style Buttermilk Chess Pie

This traditional southern dessert, buttermilk chess pie is rich and creamy with a flaky crust! Serve with freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. All about chess pie! I love holiday time, we see an abundance of pies all over social media! With so many...

Pumpkin Panna Cotta recipe with Cookie Crumbles

Pumpkin Panna Cotta recipe with Cookie Crumbles

A delicious and creamy dessert for fall! ThisPumpkin Panna Cotta recipe has all the flavors of pumpkin spice along with chunks of crushed chocolate chip cookies. If you just can't handle any more pumpkin pie for the holidays, you always have the option to switch...

Pumpkin Spice Glazed Apple Fritters

Pumpkin Spice Glazed Apple Fritters

These pumpkin spice apple fritters are tossed in a sweet vanilla glaze! Serve these with a hot cup of coffee on the weekend for maximum yumminess! There are so many reasons to love these apple fritters, like being easy to make, no yeast involved and the taste! I tend...

Green Goddess Dressing with Wilted Kale

Green Goddess Dressing with Wilted Kale

Green Goddess Dressing isn't just for cold salads! Tossed with wilted kale, it makes an impressive side dish for any meal or you can eat it on its own! It can be hard as a food blogger to constantly come up with recipes that are relevant to the blog and most...

Warm Bacon Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

Warm Bacon Potato Salad with Mustard Dressing

Kick up your side dish game with this warm bacon potato salad with whole grain mustard dressing! Serve this on St Patrick's Day along with your corned beef! There are so many versions of potato salad, and everyone will tell you that theirs is the best. Maybe you...

Artichoke Hearts in a White Wine Garlic Butter Sauce

Artichoke Hearts in a White Wine Garlic Butter Sauce

These artichoke hearts are crazy good cooked in a lemon and white wine butter sauce with tons of garlic! This recipe makes a fantastic party appetizer or elegant side dish Do you ever eat something at a restaurant and it's just so good, you wish you could make it at...

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