Around the Web

The Holiday Season is upon us, and I'm feeling busier than ever. I'm trying to take a few moments each day to breathe it all in, because it will be gone before I know it. Where in the heck did this year go?! I'm tackling some fun, festive recipes in the next couple of weeks (buche de noel and homemade dog treats to name a few) that I can't wait to share with you. I'll also be posting some gift ideas -- both for the foodie and beyond -- so keep a lookout.

In the meantime, here's some of my tasty fall recipes from around the web.

At Cooking Channel

These Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies were my contribution to the Cooking Channel Holiday Cookie Exchange. I had to taste test thousands of these to get the flavors "just right." You can thank me later.

Here's the Beef and Andouille Chili recipe I promised last week. I slow-braised bites of beef sirloin until tender, and then married it with spicy sausage for a bit of kick. So good!

At The Kitchn

Regarding this Pork Ragu with Semolina Gnocchi, I'm just going to leave you with this comment from @Heatherbelle, a Kitchn reader:

"So I basically left work early to get to the butcher shop to buy pork shoulder. Last night when I took it out of the oven and tasted it I wanted to die. Today when I took it out of the fridge to warm up and ate it cold I actually died. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when my guests arrive to eat it tonight. Because I'll be dead. From mouth happiness death."

Throw those canned biscuits into the trash, because there's a new Monkey Bread in town. The Bourbon Creme Anglaise dipping sauce really takes it over the top.

I always seem to have an abundance of sweet potatoes lying around. This Sweet Potato & Goat Cheese Bruschetta is a new and exciting way to use them up!