It’s been feeling like fall this week in San Francisco, which makes me wish to cozy up with a cup of tea and a warm-from-the-oven pumpkin donut. Lucky for you, it’s on the menu this week, together with a slew of different favorites. Enjoy!

Combining beef and mushrooms in your marinara means loads of umami taste, with much less saturated fats and extra greens in each chunk. I usually serve it over roasted cauliflower, but it surely’s wonderful over rigatoni or fusilli as properly. Make a giant crunchy salad to serve on the facet and crusty bread for mopping up the sauce.  

baked chicken parmesanbaked chicken parmesan

Everyone loves when this exhibits up on the desk. With simply six elements, it’s fairly straightforward to make. I normally serve it with roasted broccoli, a facet of entire grain pasta, and store-bought marinara sauce (or use any leftovers out of your Meaty Mushroom Marinara, above). 

Corn tortillas, Cheddar cheese, avocado, crunchy lettuce, salsa. That’s it, but these tacos don’t disappoint. It’s all about getting some crisp in your tortillas in a scorching skillet. If you’ve obtained youngsters who aren’t so eager on the inexperienced stuff, depart it out or add a spoonful of black or pinto beans as an alternative (which alway make a superb facet dish along with this colourful slaw).

Last Sunday I made a double batch of this critically scrumptious soup…one for a pal in want and one for the household ….and it obtained a thumbs up from all. I’d argue it’s even higher the subsequent day as a lunchtime leftover. I prefer to serve it with heat whole-grain pita or lavash bread for absorbing the attractive broth.

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Brown ButterPasta with Butternut Squash and Brown Butter

This ravioli pairs up with a creamy sauce fabricated from roasted butternut squash and topped with a dribble of brown butter. It feels a little bit fancy, however is straightforward sufficient for a weeknight household dinner. Serve it as a foremost course with a beneficiant salad with my favourite French dressing.  

healthier homemade ranchhealthier homemade ranch

This is one in all my secret weapons for getting veggie-phobic youngsters (and adults) to embrace the produce division. Everything goes right into a meals processor and is completed with the press of a button. Use it as a dip, or skinny it with a little bit of milk or olive oil and it’s a salad dressing.

Baked Pumpkin DonutsBaked Pumpkin Donuts

These ought to go in your baking to do listing a minimum of as soon as this fall. They’re tender, candy, and topped with a lick-the-bowl-clean brown butter glaze. They require a donut pan, which is a worthy funding. I prefer to bake them in a mini donut pan as properly. 

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