Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts

 Roasted Brussels Sprouts tossed with fresh pear, blue cheese crumbles, and walnuts are the perfect healthy Thanksgiving side dish!

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts.  YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie RookieIt’s about time I tried Brussels Sprouts (also…who knew it was Brussels and not Brussel???  I didn’t…but that’s not totally surprising) I fought trying them for so long…I was never even forced to eat them as a child! But as I delve more and more into the food blogging world…these healthy little beauties are hard to ignore.  People just rave about them…I had to give them a try.

Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie Rookie Pear and Blue Cheese Roasted Brussels Sprouts with walnuts. YUM! Perfect #healthy side dish for #Thanksgiving! - The Cookie RookieOf course, if I’m going to try something…I’m going to add cheese.  That’s a given.  Trying brussels sprouts for me meant mixing in blue cheese crumbles, pear, and walnuts.  I couldn’t just try them with salt and pepper.  I needed to dress them up.  I wasn’t disappointed.  These will be making a Thanksgiving Day appearance for sure!… 

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HEALTHY Coconut Lime Chicken Burritos with Spicy Sriracha Peanut Sauce! YUM!

Coconut Lime Chicken Burritos with Spicy Sriracha Peanut Sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that help support The Cookie Rookie. These healthy Coconut Lime Chicken Burritos with Spicy Sriracha Peanut Sauce will be your new favorite easy weeknight … [Read More...]

25 Unique and Delicious Pumpkin Recipes! The best pumpkin recipes on the internet! - The Cookie Rookie

25 Unique and DELICIOUS Pumpkin Recipes

25 Unique and Delicious Pumpkin Recipes from some of the best food blogs on the internet! I love pumpkin! The close up Pumpkin Week, I rounded up some of the best and most creative pumpkin recipes on the internet! Be sure to click on the pictures and titles of each recipe to see the original post. … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal! Healthy and delicious PERFECT breakfast for fall! - The Cookie Rookie

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

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Sweet Pumpkin Hummus, like a healthy version of pumpkin pie! Pumpkin Spice season is the best time on earth!!! This is my favorite appetizer for autumn :)

Sweet Pumpkin Hummus with Pumpkin Pie Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

This Sweet Pumpkin Hummus is like a healthy pumpkin pie in dip form! Make this instant crowd pleaser in under 10 minutes! This has been such a fun week of pumpkin recipes! Let's be honest...I pretty much bought all of the pumpkin spice in Saint Louis.  Can never...have...enough... This is one of … [Read More...]

Hot Pumpkin Pie Cocktail. BEST DRINK EVER! #pumpkinspice #pumpkin #cocktail

Hot Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

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Pumpkin Pie Dip!!!! This is the absolute best dip ever! I could eat this entire bowl!

Pumpkin Pie Dip

You'll want to eat this Pumpkin Pie Dip year round! The perfect easy appetizer for fall! Last year around Thanksgiving my Mother-In-Law made THE MOST amazing dip.  Pumpkin Pie Dip.  She had heard about it at school (she's a teacher) and swore it was the easiest thing ever.  I was just getting into … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots! BEST THING EVER! These are so cute and delicious! - The Cookie Rookie

Pumpkin Pie Jello Shots

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Skinny Pumpkin Pie Skillet Brownie. This is the best dessert ever! - The Cookie Rookie

Pumpkin Pie Skillet Brownie

This Pumpkin Pie Skillet Brownie, made healthier by using Sugar In The Raw Organic White and whole wheat flour, is a family favorite for fall! All of my favorite flavors in one easy skillet dessert! It’s always a bit sad when summer comes to an end, bringing on so much change.  Kids and teachers go … [Read More...]