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A sweet and savory way to my heart!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Clearly my husband knows me pretty well and totally has this husband of a blogger thing down seeing as we were trying to decide what to do Sunday afternoon and one of his questions was "well is there anything you're wanted to blog about". He knows the way to my heart, how to read what's on my mind, and is apparently going for the husband of the year award since he had already attended the HomeGoods grand opening earlier that day with me (talk about an over-achiever)! For a few weeks I'd been thinking about making a tasty fall appetizer, especially after getting some inspiration on Pinterest. (I mean, does anyone even look anywhere else nowadays?) So after getting some other things accomplished and making a quick trip to the store, I was ready to try creating a fun new recipe.

When Dan and I first started dating, it was no secret that I hated cooking. Growing up, both my parents were awesome cooks, so while I learned a bit from helping them in the kitchen, I never really had to get too good at preparing a meal because they were always so great at it. Truthfully, I probably could have offered to cook a bit more often, but live and learn I suppose. My fear of failure and constant need to always be good at things was one of the main reasons I've been afraid of cooking. It's only been in the past few years that I've really branched out and started to enjoy preparing meals and trying out new recipes. (so if you're like me, don't worry there's still hope!) But I'm a recipe gal. Meaning I will cook anything as long as I have a recipe to follow. You don't find me creating my own dishes or tampering with proven recipes too often, so I'm sure my husband was a bit surprised to see me creating my own recipe last night, but after a few bites, I think we were both glad I did! So moral of the story, this turned out to be an awesome fall appetizer, and you should never be afraid to try things in the kitchen.

Sweet & Savory Fall Galette

Unfortunately the pictures truly don't do this dish justice . . . I'm counting down the minutes till I'm in my new kitchen & can really showcase some awesome recipes! 

1/2 Sweet Potato
1 Small Pear
1/4 Sweet Onion
1 Pie Crust
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
1 tps Salt
1/2 Cup Gorgonzola Cheese

Preheat the oven to 350. Take the pie crust out of the fridge to warm up. (I used pre made pie crust because I'm lazy, but you can definitely use homemade as well). Thinly slice up the sweet potato, pear and onion. Lay out the pie crust on a cookie sheet or baking dish. Arrange the sweet potato, pear and onion evenly along the pie crust, leaving about an inch between the fillings and the edge of the crust. The fold and crimp the excess dough over the edges. Brush the galette with olive oil. Add the gorgonzola cheese and balsamic vinegar. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes, or until the edges are lightly brown.

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  1. Goodness gracious! This looks so good!!!!

  2. Yumm this looks great! All I would have to do is leave out the cheese or sub it for vegan cheese :)

  3. ok, this sound seriously DELICIOUS. if you could describe or compare gorgonzola cheese, what does it taste like?? i've never had it before.