Savory Baked Pumpkin Ravioli with Caramelized Onion Dip

I’m currently writing from my parents’ home in North Carolina where I’m spending the week visiting with family before Chase and I head to a wedding. It’s been nice to be reminded of how fall is actually supposed to feel like: brisk during the day with a chill at night with falling leaves covering our yard and driveway.  Los Angeles apparently hasn’t gotten the memo, since it insists on maintaining temperatures of 100 degrees or more, which ultimately led to a clothing strike in which I stated that I would only be wearing yoga pants and loose tank tops until the weather decided to change her tune. I have never in the past been a girl who looked forward to cool weather, which is one of the main reasons I moved to LA in the first place, but for the first time I find myself gazing longingly at my jeans and scarves each morning and wishing I could wear either without melting away in pool of sweat and iced coffee.

To try a different approach with the weather, as a food blogger I feel the need to offer up a recipe to the pumpkin spice gods that come around each year and pepper the internet with everything imaginable you can do with pumpkin. Admittedly this looks awfully similar to what I made last year, but I really wanted to try and find something savory to add to my recipe list; something to serve before a meal instead of after it. I realized that this was a winner after I ate so many raviolis that I had a stomach ache for an entire afternoon. Next time I’ll be sure to have friends and family around to help me clean the plate.

Alright, there’s something with pumpkin on my blog. Can you hear me, weather? It’s time to ditch those 100 degree heat waves for some chilly nights that require jackets. I hope we’ve come to an agreement on this one.

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Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Crostini

I’m gonna admit that it was taking me every ounce of my willpower not to write about Kim Kardashian today. (I obviously failed miserably) And you know what makes me maddest? That I EVEN KNOW WHO SHE IS. The fact that I heard they were getting a divorce and thought “wait, didn’t she just get married?” infuriates me. Why do I know this?? I don’t even read Perez Hilton! Okay…my nose might have grown just a bit there, but I definitely do not read it enough that I should be aware of wedding dates from people whose claim to fame is that they’re famous. Uggh. Ugh.

You know what I do NOT know? The names of the senators for California. These are sad, sad facts people.

Another sad fact is that I’m apparently in the midst of a food rut, since I seem to be stuck on either A) Making crostini with anything I find in my kitchen or B) Putting caramelized onions on everything I can. It was only a matter of time before this creation had to happen.

Since I am making a resolution to free up more of my brain for important things, this recipe is perfect since it’s so easy there’s no need to memorize the steps and I can eat it as a snack while I sit on the couch watching Real Housewives C-Span. Thank you for not judging me.

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