Roasted Creamy Cauliflower Soup – Dairy & Dairy-Free Recipe

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This soup is so hearty, comforting and easy to make. In fact, I made this last night at the last minute because I was craving some warm soup since is has been raining like cats and dogs here in Phoenix. I’m actually wearing sweats and the temp is in the low 50’s. Chilly for us living in the valley of the Sun.

I like this soup because it is so versatile and can be healthy or even add some yummy fixins like cheese and bacon to change it up a bit.

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Here is the recipe for the healthy vegan/vegetarian version.

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Halloween Trail Mix

Halloween Trail Mix // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

With Halloween just around the corner, I’m thrilled about the overabundance of candy in my grocery store.

And with this overabundance of said goodies, I find myself making all kinds of semi-healthy snacks to keep myself from inhaling the entire trick-or-treat candy stash days before costumed children come knocking on our door.

It’s self-preservation, of sorts.

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Chicken Pot Pie Pockets


There’s a chill in the air, and the colder it gets, the more we crave hot food! These chicken pot pie pockets are the perfect mix of a home-style food with convenience. 

To make these, I used The Pioneer Woman’s recipe (with a few tweaks) for the first half of the recipe.  Since I made a few changes, here is my version of her recipe, altered for pie pockets.
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Apple Pie Dip with Cinnamon Pie Crust Chips


Apple Pie Dip with Fried Pie Crust Cinnamon Chips

The weather is finally starting to cool in California (and by cool, I mean high 60s, low 70s), but that is good enough for me! I have a theory, starting September 1st is beanie season. I grew up in Vermont, so September is really when it starts to cool down. However, in California, we are still pushing 80-degree weather here, and people kind of look at you like a crazy person when you are wearing a beanie with shorts and a t-shirts. Now that we are in the middle of October, it should be completely acceptable to wear beanies, chunky sweaters and boots.  I am totally ready for a change in wardrobe!

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