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Spiced Apple and Tangerine Spritz {with mocktail option}

This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast!

This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast!
 
Hi! Ok guys. I’m just going to preface this post by saying that holy-cow I’m not sure I’ve ever made a cocktail at home that I have loved SO dang much.

It is seriously that good, you guys.

So good that we’ve been (ahem) “testing” it just about every night as an after-dinner-let’s-play-cards drink. Needless to say, between myself, my husband, our roommate, and friends stopping by our place we’ve THOROUGHLY tested this recipe. Probably somewhere in the range of 20 or so times in the last week 😳

And the funny thing is, we’re not usually the type to even whip up a fancy make at home cocktail. We generally reach for a glass of wine, hard cider, or beer (for the boys), with the occasional espresso martini thrown in there before nights out on the town.

BUT THIS DRINK. Oh man. I’m borderline super-obsessed and just so so excited to share the recipe with you guys.

Because it’s so easy to make! And so lovely to drink.

And absolutely PERFECT for the fall! All dressed up with fall ingredients like apple cider, juicy and sweet tangerine juice, cinnamon, and spiced rum – or vodka if that’s more your style. But even if you usually aren’t into dark / spiced rums, I would urge you to give it a chance in this spritz cocktail because I’m generally not super into them and somehow it just works.

This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast! This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast! This spiced apple and tangerine spritz is the perfect fancy make-at-home drink for fall! Made with spiced rum (or vodka!), fresh apple cider, bright tangerine juice, and finished with sparkling hard apple cider for a festive and delicious beverage worthy of a toast!

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Twice Baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Casserole {gluten free + paleo option}

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 
 
Ohhh the classic sweet potato casserole. Many Thanksgiving tables would not feel complete without it.

But we’re gonna do it a little different this time and take the savory route. As everyone who has ever sat down to a traditional Thanksgiving table knows, typically the sweet potato side dish leans toward the sweeter side of the flavor spectrum. Ingredients like maple syrup, pecans, marshmallows (no offense but I just can’t with that last one), are the usual suspects.

This recipe swaps those sweet ingredients out for more savory, punchy ones like parmesan cheese and roasted garlic. And because you still have the natural sweetness of the sweet potato you end up with a dish that hits every single note on your palate. <– YES!

If you want you can call me a rule breaker, but I’m gonna be a rule breaker taking giant bites of this delicious twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole, so I ain’t made about it 😉

This twice baked garlic parmesan sweet potato casserole is a savory twist on a classic autumn side dish. Made with smooth and luscious sweet potatoes, parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Nourishing, delicious, and full of flavor! 

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Dairy Free Everything Bagel Spiced Ranch Dressing {paleo + whole30}

This dairy free everything bagel spiced ranch dressing is made with a few simple + clean ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry! Ready in 5 minutes and so delicious for dipping veggies or as a dressing for your favorite salad. A healthy and tasty alternative to store bought ranch. 

This dairy free everything bagel spiced ranch dressing is made with a few simple + clean ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry! Ready in 5 minutes and so delicious for dipping veggies or as a dressing for your favorite salad. A healthy and tasty alternative to store bought ranch. 
 
The theme of todays post should probably be titled:

You can take the girl out of the midwest, but you can’t take the midwest out of the girl 😉

AKA I love ranch dressing with my whole heart and I don’t care who knows it.

And I’m guessing that if you’re reading this you also love ranch, and you’re probably also looking for a healthier option than the store bought stuff. And guess what – I’m ALSO down with a healthier homemade ranch because eating the foods you love doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your standards.

Basically what I’m trying to say is that I’ve 100% got you covered.

This dairy free everything bagel spiced ranch dressing is made with a few simple + clean ingredients that you probably already have in your refrigerator and pantry! Ready in 5 minutes and so delicious for dipping veggies or as a dressing for your favorite salad. A healthy and tasty alternative to store bought ranch. 

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