Caramelized Fig Grilled Cheese

My love of grilled cheeses has met my love of figs—voila! It’s a celebration of early autumn in a sandwich: caramelized figs and onions with a hint of thyme, layered with seasonal arugula, hearty gruyere, and creamy Brie, all enclosed between two slices of crispy toasted bread. Best hot off the skillet. This is the…

Salted Pumpkin Maple Fig Oats

The fresh figs are back! Oh, how I’m going to miss them when they’re gone…but for now, I’ll keep on enjoying them and putting them in everything I make. This recipe is perfect for fall: it’s warming with a hint of pumpkin, bursting with the caramel-like flavor of figs, crunchy from the pecans, delectably sweet…

September in a Sandwich

I think I should introduce you guys to another one of my favorite staples: grilled cheese sandwiches. They’re just like oats—the perfect testing ground for all sorts of crazy flavors (and what’s not to like about melted cheese and bread?) Carbs are the perfect base for so many delicious recipes! I have plenty of other…

Chai Maple Granola

This is the first day that feels like fall. Here in Appalachia, fall means an explosion of red and gold in the trees, leaf-lookers flocking from the south, and crunching through the forest in a pair of dirty boots. It also means fall food–pumpkin, sweet potato, maple syrup, apples, cinnamon, pecans–ah, so dreamy! Oh, how…