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Harvest Chili Bowls ~ #WeekDaySupper

Thick, hearty chili loaded with tender beef and seasonal veggies. This is comfort food at its best!

Harvest Chili Bowls Recipe | www.themessybakerblog.com

The temperature is slowly beginning to drop. There’s a gentle breeze throughout the day that slowly transitions into colder evenings with that crisp fall scent I look forward to all year long.

Fall is my absolute favorite season. The air is crisp and fresh, and at night it’s tinged with the smoky scent of bonfires.

Easy Harvest Chili Bowls | www.themessybakerblog.com

With the cooler weather creeping in, soup making is fair game. I’ve also busted out my fall candles, throw blankets, and slippers. I also stocked up on canned pumpkin. Bring it, fall!

These harvest chili bowls are full of tender beef and seasonal veggies straight from my garden. If your garden is anything like my garden, then you have plenty of zucchini and squash to spare.

So. Much. Zucchini.

Ricotta Toasts with Tomatoes ~ #SundaySupper

Easy Ricotta Toasts with Tomatoes Recipe | www.themessybakerblog.com

Ricotta toasts with tomatoes are the perfect appetizer for your football and tailgating celebrations. Thick, creamy homemade ricotta cheese is layered thick on French bread slices and topped with fresh tomatoes and basil. Sunday night football is back… And the Squirrel goes wild! I don’t know what it’s like in your house during football...

Fruit & Veg Smoothie ~ #TasteSilkAlmond

Fruit & Veg Smoothie Recipe | www.themessybakerblog.com

A sweet and creamy blend of fruit, veggies, and Silk Almondmilk. Change is scary… I get it. But sometimes change can be a good thing. To say Squirrel doesn’t like change is putting it mildly. He cringes whenever I mention the mere thought of something new. Whether it be a new twist on an...

Gluten-Free Bacon Banana Pepper Pizza

Gluten-Free Bacon Banana Pepper Pizza | www.themessybakerblog.com

Gluten-free pizza crust topped with crispy bacon and tangy banana peppers. This gluten-free bacon banana pepper pizza is a crowd pleaser. Pizza… It’s an American favorite. I don’t think I know one person who doesn’t like a good slice of pizza dripping with melted cheese and crispy toppings. My mouth is watering just thinking...

Cranberry-Orange Spritzer

Cranberry Orange Spritzer Cocktail | www.themessybakerblog.com

A sparkling cocktail made with tangy cranberry juice, sweet orange, and creamy vanilla vodka. Move over, pumpkin, because there’s a new fall flavor combination in town. Pumpkin isn’t the only fall flavor, you know. Although, looking at Pinterest, you wouldn’t be able to tell that any other flavor combinations exist during the fall/winter months....

White Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter

White Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter | www.themessybakerblog.com

Thick, creamy almond butter made with everyone’s favorite fall ingredient: pumpkin. I know it’s a bit early, and technically still summer, but I couldn’t contain my excitement for fall and all things pumpkin any longer, so I made you a jar of white chocolate pumpkin almond butter. For all of you summer lovers, I...

Cranberry Orange Granola

Cranberry Orange Granola | www.themessybakerblog.com

Sweet, citrusy granola made with freshly squeezed orange juice, fragrant orange zest, almonds, and dried cranberries. This cranberry orange granola is about to become your favorite fall snack.  My obsession for sweet, crunchy granola knows no bounds. This recipe for cranberry orange granola is loosely based off of the flavors in my favorite cocktail,...