Thankful

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My daughter’s pink shoes on the rug by our back door. Usually I urge that we keep our sand outdoors. I hate to sweep. And mop. Sand makes both those tasks that much more laborious. Looking at the shoes and the sand, I thanked God for the ability to play outdoors. To build sandcastles. To dig. To run.

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White Chili with Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, and (Leftover) Roast Turkey

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There is nothing better than a bowl of hot soup or chili to make you feel cozy on a cold day. And cold days are rare here in Phoenix.

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Mini Sweet Potato Pies

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Before we get started, I have a confession to make.

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Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes with Pecans

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I have a conundrum. Perhaps you can be of help.

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Pumpkin Ricotta Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Click HERE for the recipe!

I don’t know about you, but after the tomato bruschetta, sausage calzones, and pumpkin pasta… I’m ready for something SWEET.

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Pumpkin-Ricotta Pasta

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As I was concocting one last savory dinner dish for ricotta, I realized I had not done the most obvious meal possible for this ingredient: PASTA! How could I leave this one out? Being that Thanksgiving is upon us, I decided I must include a key Turkey-day ingredient to get my family’s hearts (and stomachs) prepared for what is soon to come. You could even make this as an “After Thanksgiving” meal and add some chopped up turkey leftovers to it. That would be amazing!

I’m doing it!

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Ricotta & Sausage Calzones

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This is the second time I’ve posted a calzone recipe here on A to Z.

My family voted unanimously that they were better this time around. You’re gonna love ’em!

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Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Homemade Ricotta

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This is a “My tomatoes are going bad and I need to use them ASAP or they’re going in the trash” recipe.

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Ready or Not… RICOTTA!

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Happiness.

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